by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro copyright 2020
It was the night before. Where I didn’t know what was coming yet. The next day would bring an accident with our daughter hit by an SUV while standing on the sidewalk at a street corner waiting for the light to change so she could cross the street. This would be an incident she would sense coming. Not knowing what it would be, but with a deep foreboding it would be something evil. And where the whole afternoon of the day it happened, but before it occurred, the Holy Spirit kept whispering to me interiorly not to be afraid. Repeatedly emphasizing this to my heart even though I had no inkling why.
It was the beautiful rare evening before that which He foreknew would be, where the Lord enabled me to spend treasured time with my friend, Grace. At the piano, Grace released a new progression of chords. A hallmark of our friendship was worshipping God together. Here we were waiting to see if the Spirit birthed a new song to the King of the universe.
A melody came into my mind with lyrics which would go with the flow of the chords. Incomplete but there. “You Are Always Singing” began to take form. She played. I sang. We prayed our united worship would rise up to the spiritual heavens, joining the worship ongoing in heaven. That it would be as honoring, pleasing incense to the One who knew all things and had all power and loved us infinitely before we even know Him.
A year later in February 2018, as prayed about which songs to take to the studio to begin creating the Eternity worship album, the Holy Spirit highlighted this one. As he often did with new song ideas I bought, producer, Michael Everett, had a different idea of how the song should be. It felt right. In the months following the initial tracking, the Lord gave me the final lyrics. I recorded my final vocals and harmonies. With more of life lived in the time inbetween, I also understood more His reason for the song. The place it had gained in my life and may have in yours.
Have you ever been in a place of sadness, disappointment, general malaise or depression where you just needed God to be there, and you remembered that He promised He was? You needed to remind yourself He was providing and all things were in His hands, even when there was nothing you could see. And so you stretched up and out your hands to Him in faith toward that invisible which is greater than the visible. And you knew by that same faith and without doubt exists.
That’s what this song is about. That’s what it is for me. It’s an offering of consecration to God in trust that He is who He is and that He never leaves and never forsakes no matter what is going on. Especailly when I cannot see. So when I am singing this song, I am literally offering to dance for Him because He is. In that trust as I sing the song, and as I remember how He sees me and how He is there for all–in that moment–time stops and troubles fade. And I cry because His way is all so beautiful. Then through this worshipful declaration of what actually is, I am refreshed and strengthened with resolve so that I can continue to persevere in whatever is going on.
I hope this song will do the same for you! If you are in such a place and need a way to offer your love to Him in faith and abandon while letting Him remind you of where He is in this (and all things), listen to this song. Then listen again. Let it wash over you. Let the lyrics go deep. Listen and offer it to Him with me until He has etched these lyrics into your mind and onto your heart. Until you own the words as part of what you know with certainty down deep and you can offer them yet again. For in this place, which may well be a place of pain, hardship or perplexity, He will meet you. His Spirit will minister to you (which means serve you). He will refresh and replenish your heart. Its like putting your feet deep into the cool runnings of a stream. Its an encounter with the Holy Spirit who is known as the Living Water and water of life. You keep using the song (often repeatedly) to gaze at God in truth and at one moment the Holy Spirit is there touching you deep within and giving you just what you need.
Listen. Use it to become your own expression of worship.Come to rest in the song. Look for His encounter there beyond what you could hope or imagine. No matter the difficulties. No matter the day. May we worship His majesty together now and forever.
In the morning, I will dance for You. Twirling, spinning, declaring my love back to You. You’re always singing over me. Your love pours forth infinitely. In the evening I will dance for You. Praising, praying, declaring my love back to You. You’re always singing over me. Your love pours forth infinitely. Your song goes forth. Heaven resounds. All creation vibrates with His sound. There’s no place I’ve rather be than immersed in Your melody!