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Our God Will Go Before Us

Songwriters: Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

Live performance at Sing! The Great Commission, September 23, at the Monday night concert of Matt Boswell & Matt Papa. View full album
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Our God Will Go Before Us

Live performance at Sing! The Great Commission, September 23, at the Monday night concert of Matt Boswell & Matt Papa.

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Live performance at Sing! The Great Commission, September 23, at the Monday night concert of Matt Boswell & Matt Papa.

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Sheet Music

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Full choir parts with written piano arrangement C / Bb / A Major

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Chord Chart

Lyrics with chords in C / Bb / A Major

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Lead Sheet

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Piano Vocal

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Rhythm Charts

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Our God Will Go Before Us
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Song Lyrics

Our God will go before us
And guide us by His presence
What confidence this promise is
We will never walk alone
Through unknown paths, through shadows
Our hearts fear not tomorrow
For every step His faithfulness
Is the truth that lights our way
Our God will go before us
The Lord of Hosts is with us
O praise the One who leads us on
For His grace will bring us home
Though evil forms against us
All heaven will defend us
The gates of hell shall not prevail
For the battle is the Lord’s
Our God will go before us
The Lord of Hosts is with us
O praise the One who leads us on
For His grace will bring us home
Now send us with Your presence
And lead us on to heaven
Where songs of sorrow strain no more
And our every breath is praise
O let our every breath be praise
Our God will go before us
The Lord of Hosts is with us
O praise the One who leads us on
For His grace will bring us home
Our God will go before us
The Lord of Hosts is with us
O praise the One who leads us on
For His grace will bring us home
For His grace will bring us home

Song Story

Many years ago I was having coffee with a church planter. As we ended the meeting I asked how I might pray for him and the work to which God had called him. He simply said, “Pray that God would go with us.” That brief answer, with all of its trust and dependence on the Lord, sank into my heart.

My friend’s prayer request echoed Exodus 33:15. At a pivotal moment in the Exodus narrative, Moses asks of the Lord, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here.” Moses was saying that if he had the blessings of the promised land and all its comforts, yet the presence of the Lord was not with him, it would be meaningless. God’s nearness is what mattered most.

Ever since we began to plant The Trails Church in Celina, Texas in 2018, I had hoped to write a song on this theme. We have prayed continually that God would go before us. That we might sense the leading of the Lord in all of our planning and praying. That we might value his nearness and communion with Christ above anything else. We’ve prayed that the Lord would go with us and empower the mission to which he called the church in making disciples for his glory.

All of those prayers have found a place in the hymn “Our God Will Go Before Us.” We have found it a wonderful song to close the Sunday service, as a reminder that when we go out from the church gathering, it is the Lord who leads our way. And as we look ahead to the place “where songs of sorrow strain no more and our every breath is praise,” it is the Lord who will bring us safely to that forever home.

As the Lord Jesus himself promises in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

-Matt Boswell

Song Information
Artists: Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
Songwriter: Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
Themes: Confidence, Faithfulness, Guidance, Presence, Trust
Original Key: C
Year of release: 2023
Publication Date: March 22, 2024
Language: English
Copyright: © 2023 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Messenger Hymns (BMI) / Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP) / Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP) / Admin. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com
CCLI: 7218329
SKUs: H3183-ASIDL , H3183-AATDL , H3183-MCRDL , H3183-MCCDL , H3183-MHYDL , H3183-MLSDL , H3183-MORDL , H3183-MPNDL , H3183-MRHDL

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