Call Upon His Name

Why should life discourage you so?
Why despair when you’re feeling low?
Let the Lord be the strength of your heart.
Call upon His name, call on His name.

Let God be your shelter and your strength,
An ever-present help when life’s at its worst.
There’s no need to fear, though the world fall about you.
Calm down and know that He is still the Lord.

Troubles in this world never cease,
But the Lord wants to give you His peace.
Take heart; He has conquered the world.
Call upon His name, call on His name.

Do not worry about anything.
Pray instead about everything.
Tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him
For His each and every answer.

Why should life discourage you so?
Why despair when you’re feeling low?
Let the Lord be the strength of your heart.
Call upon His name.

Troubles in this world never cease,
But the Lord wants to give you His peace.
Take heart; He has conquered the world.
Call upon His name, call on His name.

About this song:
I wrote this song many years ago–part of it, anyhow. The original first stanza is based on Psalm 46:1-2. . .”God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up, and the mountains crumble into the sea.” (Living Bible).

The original second stanza is adapted from Philippians 4:6. . .”Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers.” (Living Bible)

In the original version of this song, then titled “Do Not Worry,” the two stanzas were reversed.

It always seemed too short, though. So, a few years ago, I started searching through the Bible for some related ideas. Finding enough appropriate Scriptures wasn’t a problem, but finding too many.

John 16:33 was perfect: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

So was Psalm 73:26. . .”My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

So I took these Scriptures–perhaps several others–and mixed them up in my usual prayerful way and came up with the current version of this song.

It was interesting coming up with a tune for the refrain after having sung the old version of the song for so many years.

I might add that I was recently in a very down mood when I got in the car to go walking at the mall, but I started singing this song to myself while driving. By the time I got there, my mood had done a one-eighty. I felt great! I pray this song may do the same thing for you.

Please leave a comment.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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