Even If (Bart Marshall Millard, Benjamin Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Arthur Garcia, Tim Timmons)

The main passage and thought of this song is from Daniel chapter 3, when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to bow dow to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden idol and he threatens to (and does) cast them into the fiery furnace. I recommend reading the entire chapter, but these are the main verses, taken from their courageous declaration of their trust in the Lord in the face of execution:

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

~Daniel 3:16-18, NIV

 

Even If
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Written by Bart Marshall Millard, Benjamin Glover, Crystal Lewis, David Arthur Garcia, Tim Timmons

They say sometimes you win some (Ecclesiastes 3:4; Ecclesiastes 3:12)
Sometimes you lose some (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
And right now, right now I’m losing bad
I’ve stood on this stage night after night
Reminding the broken it’ll be alright (Romans 8:18, Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:7-11; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 1 Peter 1:5-6; 1 Peter 5:10)
But right now, oh right now I just can’t (Romans 8:26-27)

It’s easy to sing
When there’s nothing to bring me down (Job 1:20-22, Job 2:10, Lamentations 3:38; Matthew 13:20-21)
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame (Job 23:10, Isaiah 48:10, Daniel 3:19-23, Zechariah 13:9, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, James 1:12, James 5:11, 1 Peter 1:6-7, 1 Peter 4:12-14)
Like I am right now

[Chorus:]
I know You’re able and I know You can (Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2; Jeremiah 32:17; Jeremiah 32:27; Matthew 19:26; Mark 14:36; Luke 1:37)
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand (Deuteronomy 3:24; Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 5:15; Joshua 4:24; Psalm 89:13; Daniel 3:17)
But even if You don’t (Daniel 3:18)
My hope is You alone (Psalm 62:5, Psalm 130:5, Hebrews 6:19)

They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain (Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:23)
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now (Mark 9:23-24)
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable (Acts 16:6-7)
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing (Luke 22:32, Romans 16:25, Ephesians 3:20, 1 Peter 5:10, Jude 24)
It is well with my soul (Psalm 27:14; Psalm 62:1; Psalm 62:5-6; Psalm 130:5; Psalm 131:1-2)

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

I know the sorrow, I know the hurt
Would all go away if You’d just say the word (Psalm 107:20; Matthew 8:8; Matthew 8:16; Luke 7:7)
But even if You don’t (Daniel 3:18)
My hope is You alone (Psalm 62:5, Psalm 130:5, Hebrews 6:19)

It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul (Psalm 27:14; Psalm 62:1; Psalm 62:5-6; Psalm 130:5; Psalm 131:1-2)


On another note, for those of you who follow this site, I apologize for the long stretch between this and the last song! I plan to publish another one within the month, so don’t worry, this blog is not dead or abandoned!
~Lauren
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