Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite songs. In the above video it’s performed by my piano teacher and fellow author, Amanda Tero and her sister, Elizabeth. “Bow the Knee” has been one of my favourite songs since I first heard the Tero sisters’ video on Youtube! I even purchased the sheet music so I can perform it one day with my younger sister. 😀
By the way, if you play the piano, you should head over to Amanda’s website. She’s a great pianist and hymn arranger. I highly recommend her arrangements!!
The melody of “Bow the Knee” is lovely, and the lyrics have been a huge source of encouragement for me. I often sing it on my morning walks 😉
Bow the knee; trust the heart of your Father
when the answer goes beyond what you can see.
Bow the knee; lift your eyes toward heaven
and believe the One who holds eternity.
And when you don’t understand
the purpose of His plan,
In the presence of the King, bow the knee. — Chris Machen
It’s super encouraging to know that even when I’m going through a trial, sorrow, or things feel uncertain that I have a Father that sees what I can’t see. God makes no mistakes and has a purpose beyond what we might understand at the current time. But we can trust Him because He is good, and He loves us. What an amazing (and undeserved) blessing!
The other reason this song is special to me (and the reason I’m posting it today) is because it directly relates to the theme of Jayne’s Endeavour. When I realised that, I just knew I had to share it! Not that I needed much of an excuse. 😀 I strongly encourage you to take a moment and listen to it! And may God give you the grace and strength to trust your heavenly Father’s heart.
Jayne leaned forward, her own pudding forgotten. She strained to glimpse the chapter number. It was Psalms 68. Fixing her gaze on the wall, she tried to concentrate on the rest of the passage. But over and over her mind replayed the words. A father to the fatherless. Just what did it mean? And what were its implications for her? —Chapter 4, Jayne’s Endeavour
“A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5
Hope you find the song as encouraging as I did! Share your favourite song in the comments 😀