I Will Not Be Silent

I Will Not Be Silent  2009

Written by Bekah Lemonds and Merry Ellen Kirk

This song was so fun to work on! It’s got a more jazzy feel than all the others. This song is about spiritual warfare. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  The thief in this verse is the devil and Jesus is the one who brings life to the full. I find that in my own life, when things are going well for me, I sing a lot of worship songs to God and thank Him often for my blessings, but when things are tough I have a hard time being thankful and tend to stop praising God all together. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” As a follower of Jesus Christ, I have authority over Satan and his darkness. He is the father of lies and his goal is to get me to believe lies about myself and others to keep me from experiencing life to the full in Jesus. This song is a sort of “battle cry.” I am saying that when things are tough, and Satan is lying to us, we have to push past what we see and trust in God. I find that when times are really hard, trying to thank God for everything He has done in the past helps me trust Him to take care of whatever I am facing at that moment. Don’t be silent when things are hard, praise God all the more because He doesn’t leave us alone in our suffering.

Lyrics and Music:

I Will Not Be Silent no capo

Em            Am            D            B

Some say the lost cannot be found, oh no now what about me

Em            Am                        D                        B

Peace will not truly relieve the bound, they’ll never be completely free

Em            Am            D            B

But I will now reveal the truth amidst a world filled with lies

Em            Am            D                B

Nothing can overpower the blood of Jesus Christ

Em            C                                          G        B

I will not be silent, I will not be silent no. Ohhhhhh I will praise His name.

Em            C                                G                   B

I will not be silent, I will not be silent no. I will praise the Lord my God.

Em            Am                        D            B

What stands between me and the hope that I’m not fighting on my own

Em            Am                        D                        B

He has promised me that I will never ever walk alone

Em            Am                        D            B

So no matter what tempts me to just bite my tongue and push my way through life

Em            Am            D            B

In the love of Him who saves I will abide

Repeat chorus

Instrumental break

Repeat chorus




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