Stories Behind My Songs: All Things Testify

Have you ever spent quiet time alone in nature and felt the beauty all around you and knew God created it all? Have you ever gazed into a newborn baby’s eyes and just felt that heaven was close and were full of wonder at the miracle in your arms? Have you every gazed into the night sky and witnessed the majesty of it all? I love contemplating the creations of Jesus Christ and the truth that dwells within every tree, every mountain, every ocean, every animal, and every person on the earth.

 

When I was nearing the completion of the album, “Thy Healing Hands”, my producer, Greg Hansen, called to ask if I had the final song ready. I told him that I wasn’t sure, and I was making a change in my original song list, so I would call him back. I had been working on another song that just wasn’t coming together the way I had hoped, and I really wanted there to be 12 numbers on the CD. So I decided to pray to know whether to leave it at 11 songs, or if there was another one that I should include.

I went into my bedroom and knelt beside my bed and prayed to know what should be done. In the middle of my prayer, I had this thought: “Go look in your kitchen cupboard.” I thought to myself, “Huh? That’s strange.” I closed my prayer, quickly headed to my kitchen and opened my spice cupboard to find a little yellow sticky note that said “All Things Testify”. I had completely forgotten it was there. Months previous, I had been cooking dinner and that phrase had popped into my mind, and thought to myself “well, that makes a nice song title”, so I wrote it down and slapped it on the inside of the cupboard door so I wouldn’t forget. I knew that was the last song and the answer to my prayer. I was grateful the Lord reminded me! Within a couple of hours I had the song written. I tweaked it over the weekend and was able to send him the completed sheet music Monday morning.

Have you ever spent quiet time alone in nature and felt the beauty all around you and knew God created it all? Have you ever gazed into a newborn baby’s eyes and just felt that heaven was close and were full of wonder at the miracle in your arms? Have you every gazed into the night sky and witnessed the majesty of it all? I love contemplating the creations of Jesus Christ and the truth that dwells within every tree, every mountain, every ocean, every animal, and every person on the earth. But the greatest miracle and testament of all is His ability to heal, change and cleanse us and the creation of a beautiful, perfect Atonement made for us. Because all things testify of Him, we can know that He IS. Just knowing that He is part of every aspect of this plan, and that His power is woven into every detail on this earth, is what helps me to trust that He can also be woven into the personal details of my life as well.

All Things Testify – vocals by Rebecca Lopez

 

All Things Testify

Each miracle of life,
A signature of Him;
The tender mercies of the Lord
Leave his gentle mark therein.
The scriptures testify
And bear his sacred name.
The Holy One born long ago
Is the Savior still the same.

All things testify

Of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every star that lights the sky

Bears the name of the Lord.
All creation by His hand,
Every ocean, every land
Proclaims divinity
Of Jehovah, Heavenly King.

The spirit whispers truth
Of His great sacrifice.
Because I feel His pow’r change me
I believe in Jesus Christ.
He heals me with His love.
He fills me with His light.
My witness I will add to all
That I testify of Christ.

All things testify
Of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every star that lights the sky
Bears the name of Lord
Let creation by His hand,
Every nation, every land
Proclaim divinity
Of Jehovah, Heavenly King.

Copyright © 2007 by Sara Lyn Baril. All rights reserved.

From the album “Thy Healing Hands – Songs of Comfort and Peace” 

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