Friday, April 3, 2009

Lord Give Us Strength

By John Kubicek

Music and Lyrics by Anthony Damrow Music

Losing a loved one is never going to be easy. It is difficult even when we are "prepared" for it, as in the case of a long illness or old age. But there are times when we would least expect it to happen. A tragic accident or a sudden illness, somebody going "before their time". In either case, it is going to be difficult for us that are left behind. But, there is hope in knowing we'll see our loved once again.

It is ALWAYS going to be "before their time" from our point of view. But from God's perspective, we have to understand that life He creates will be for His Special Purpose!

I am not sure how he did it, but Anthony wrote that song and produced it to the audio - in a very short amount of time - that I put to the above video. I don't know, but I am not sure that Anthony was aware of the ultimate meaning of the lyrics when he wrote them. Thinking about the fact that this coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, it seemed to be fitting for this song to now be sent out into the blogosphere. I have the incredible feeling that the words in this song could very well be what Jesus would have been talking to His disciples about.

Hopefully, this song will be a touchstone for you, regardless of your situation. It is my prayer that you will appreciate what you have just a little more. And for those of us that have lost somebody, we'll know that we will see them again. That is the hope that Jesus gives us, and now is a time that we need to be reminded.

Anthony wrote the words to his song that may happen to deeply touch your heart at this time. While the words were written for the remembrance for his dad, he also made a statement about what Jesus meant to the people He taught, and what He means to us.

I can't think of a better way to think about what the Lord means to us at this time. It really all comes down to, "Lord Give Us Strength".


kimshursen said...


What a wonderful tribute to Dick and Anthony.
thank you for the time and effort you put into this.
I will continue to pray for MJ.

Kimberly 'Damrow' Shursen

Anonymous said...

I am bless everytime I read this post and listen to this beautiful music...May the "Lord Give Us Strength" always.