Coming soon to a couch near you! We’ve been booking some intimate home shows in the Portland area this summer and are looking for some more homes to invade. So if you would like to host an Acoustic Living Room Concert please let us know!
Here are some quick links to various retailers where you can purchase either a downloadable MP3 copy of this album or in some cases a physical CD with lyric booklet.
Fans of Brandon Heath and Tenth Avenue North will enjoy this rocking reminder that God is our Jehovah Jireh, our provider. We don’t need to worry, because he knows and takes care of our needs before we even know what to ask for.
This is another new single from the upcoming full-length release, “White”. Once again, Dawson, has teamed up with the amazing Nick Garrett-Powell who recorded and produced the track as well as playing electric guitar, bass and singing additional harmonies. Nick even managed to get Dawson to sing some of his own harmonies on this song and they were joined by the fantastic Jim Sitter on drums.
This song is a reminder that God is our Jehovah Jireh, our provider. As Paul says in Philippians “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” The song also pulls from Matthew 6 where it admonishes us to pay heed to how God cares even for the birds of the air and provides for their needs. How much more will He, and has He already done for us?!
Lord, help me to rely on You
Lean not on my own understanding
Deny myself and choose
To pick up my cross and follow
For I have learned the secret
Of being content in all things
Is in You
Lord, You are, oh my provider
And I’ll not want for anything
More than anything all I want is You
You said to ask and seek and knock
And the door would be opened
To seek first the kingdom of God
And all shall be added
For the birds of the air neither sow nor they reap
Yet you always take care of them
So much more have you done for me, Lord
Just like Abraham needed a lamb
The woman at the well more than water to drink
So you always know every single need
Before I even speak
Philippians 4:11-13, 19; Matthew 6:8,25-34; Genesis 22:1-19; John 4:1-42; Romans 8:26-27
Copyright © 2006 Dawson Cowals.
I wrote this song on September 30, 2006.
The name of God as our provider, Jehovah-jireh, is found in Genesis when God tests Abraham’s faith by asking him to offer his only son, Isaac, upon the altar. Since we don’t really know the exact spelling of YHWH in the Hebrew phrase יְהוָה יִרְאֶה, some also use Yahweh-yireh (see Tetragrammaton YHWH).
The translation of this name for God is literally, The Lord Who Sees, or The Lord Who Will See To It. Newer translations such as the NIV use The Lord Will Provide. He sees to it that our needs are met, even before we know to ask for them! And he knows what those needs are because he is “The Lord Who Sees”.
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