Oh don’t worry about anything
But in all your prayers ask God for what you need with a thankful heart (x2)
And the peace of God beyond all understanding
Will keep your heart and mind safe in Christ Jesus (x2 )
© 1998 Rising Generation Music
Story behind the song
The second of two cover versions of songs from previous FW/RGM albums – this one from “Teach Us To Pray”, recorded in 1998. The original version always had something of a lullaby feel to it, and when I was choosing songs for this album it came to mind and I’d played it on the piano a few times during the initial stressful days of lockdown. It’s based on the verses from Philippians 4:6-7 and in a year that has given many plenty of cause for worry, it’s a reminder that peace is still possible in any and every situation.
I really like the bright and positive arrangement and vocals from Cathy and David – I hope you enjoy it.
Update 20 December
This is one of my favourite instrumentals on the album. As I’ve mentioned before, I really like the choice of acoustic guitar for the lead, and there are one or two moments that sound positively Mark Knopfler-esque.