Let These 5 Don Moen Worship Songs Usher in the Presence of God

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Don Moen worship songs have accompanied me through many days and nights ushering me into the presence of God.

I didn’t really know who he is, or where he is from. I only knew his songs helped me worship and pray.

Now, years later, I came across his 2018 memoir, “God Will Make A Way“.

In it, Don Moen shared stories and snapshots from his life, career, and some of the songs he wrote.

Hope

The message of his book is inspired by Isaiah 43:18-19,

18 “Don’t remember the former things,
and don’t consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing.
It springs out now.
Don’t you know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:18-19

In the midst of anxiety, worries, depression, pain, grief, or loss, God is here. He promise to do something NEW. He will make a way in the wilderness. He will make rivers in the desert.

It is okay to have doubts, to waver, to question, to complain along the way. But remember not to lose trust in the Lord.

When we trust in the Lord, there is hope.

Worship

Jack Hayford wrote,

“As deserving as God is of our worship and as much as He delights in our praises, He did not design this practice for His benefit. Worship is for our sake because worship is the atmosphere that welcomes His presence and gives place to His mighty works.”

God design worship for us. When we worship God in songs, His presence is welcomed and we are blessed.

In his book, Don Moen wrote that his purpose, “the worship of the Great I AM to usher in His power, praise, healing and deliverance“, is inspired by Psalm 40:3,

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

Psalm 40:3

The power of a song to allow people to see, fear and trust the Lord.

Don Moen admitted that he does not have a great singing voice. He has never thought of leading worship in front of crowds. All he wanted was to create music and work in the background.

Yet, God called him to lead thousands into His presence to receive His power, healing and deliverance through song and praise.

Imagine what may happen if we also open our hearts and hands to the Lord. Where will He bring us?

Here is a selection of Don Moen worship songs specifically mentioned in his book and their significance in his life and ministry. Music videos and lyrics included.

1. God Will Make a Way

Don Moen wrote God Will Make a Way in 1987 for 2 people. His sister-in-law and her husband, who lost their eight-old son in a car accident. Over the years, it had impacted so many more people. Including me.

In his book, Don Moen wrote, “I knew they were all trapped in a rising flood of grief, pain, and the horrible what-ifs overwhelming them, as well as walking through a fire that seemed to be all-consuming.

Having lost close family members myself, his words resonate with me. When grief hits, it does feel like a rising flood, threatening to engulf your whole person. The hope that God brings, comforts. It is by His grace that I can walk out of the grief knowing that He is near and He will work something new in my life.

The song was meant to be a song of declaration, a reminder of God’s faithfulness.

Lyrics for God Will Make a Way

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me

He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness, He'll lead me
Rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade but His Word will still remain
And He will do something new today

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me

He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

2. Here in Your Presence

Don Moen wrote Here in Your Presence when he finally heeded God’s calling on his life to be a songwriter.

When the music starts, it is so easy to let go of whatever I am carrying and float in His presence. Close my eyes and just quietly wait upon Him. His mercy washes over me. Everything else fades and fall away.

Lyrics of Here in Your Presence

Here in your presence
Beholding Your glory
Bowing in reverence
We worship You only

Standing before You,
We love and adore You, O Lord
There is none like You

Name above all names
Exalted forever
Jesus Our Saviour
Our lives we surrender

Standing before You
We love and adore You, oh Lord
There is none like You

Standing before You
We love and adore You, oh Lord
There is none like You

Worthy of Glory
Worthy of Honour
We Give you Blessing
Glory and Power

Standing before You,
We love and adore You, O Lord
There is none like You.

3. Somebody’s Praying For Me

Don Moen wrote Somebody’s Praying for Me as a testimony to the power of prayer. He is both a recipient of prayer as well as praying for others.

He waited 8 years for children.

He wrote in his book, “Our faith was wavering, but we still prayed. I think I should repeat that simple but profound statement again for this spiritual truth to sink deep into your spirit: though our faith wavered, we still prayer.

This reminds me of Abraham’s wait for Isaac.

Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God,

21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform.

Romans 4: 19-21

The Bible recorded Abraham’s faith. It said he wasn’t weakened, he didn’t waver. But we know that Abraham doubted too. But even though he doubted, He never left God. Because he knew that the Lord is able.

In the same way, even though our faith goes up and down, let’s persist in praying. For ourselves and for others.

Lyrics for Somebody’s Praying for Me

I was lost in a desert land
So dry and thirsty
But God was there where he'd always been
Giving grace and mercy
So hard to sing and hard to pray
Yet I knew his word was true
And then one day my faith returned
And suddenly I knew

Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's knocking on heaven's door
Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's lifting me up to the Lord 
I knew it had to be
Somebody down on their knees
Somebody praying for me

I've been spared by so many prayers
How many times I could not say
What a difference a prayer can make 
When it's offered up in faith
God has always made a way
When I didn't know what to do
Just when I needed a miracle
That's when your prayers broke through

Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's knocking on heaven's door
Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's lifting me up to the Lord well 
I knew it had to be
Somebody down on their knees
Somebody praying for me

Now I know that friend was you
You were the gift God gave me
'Cause when you prayed
His love broke through
It was your prayer that saved me

Thank you for praying for me
Thank you for knocking on heaven's door
Thank you for praying for me
Thank you for lifting me up to the Lord 
Now I can clearly see
That you were the one on your knees
So thank you for praying for me

Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's knocking on heaven's door
Somebody's praying for me
Somebody's lifting me up to the Lord well I knew it had to be
Somebody down on their knees
Somebody praying for me

4. I Believe There is More

I Believe There is More was written during Don Moen’s transition from Integrity Music into his own ministry. He was doing well at Integrity and to leave, I think, is not easy. In his book, he described how God opened the way for him.

And because he walked through the open door, he said that “he got a front-row seat to watch our great God move and make a way as only He can.

As I go through the various life stages and having to make decisions about what to do next, this song encourages me that God has more in store. Where this is a pulse, there is a purpose.

5. I Will Sing

Don Moen wrote this song in his car on the way back from a 5-day composing retreat. He didn’t produce a single song during those few days. Feeling upset, he complained to the Lord and this song was the result.

The complaint was his true self, his true feelings. Isn’t God wonderful? He did not take offence and instead bless Don Moen with a song. It is like Ephesians 3:12 in action.

 In him we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him. 

Ephesians 3:12

In the same way, I have noticed that when I come to God with my honest feelings, I am blessed. And because of His blessings, I can sing and I will sing.

Lyrics for I Will Sing

Lord, You seem so far away
A million miles or more,
It feels today

And though I haven't lost my faith
I must confess right now
That it's hard for me to pray

But I don't know what to say
And I don't know where to start
But as You give the grace
With all that's in my heart

I will sing, I will praise,
Even in my darkest hour
Through the sorrow and the pain

I will sing, I will praise,
Lift my hands to honor You
Because Your word is true,
I will sing 

Lord it's hard for me to see
All the thoughts and plans
You have for me

But I will put my trust in You
Knowing that you died
To set me free

But I don't know what to say
And I don't know where to start
But as you give the grace 
With all that's in my heart 

I will sing, I will praise,
Even in my darkest hour
Through the sorrow and the pain

I will sing, I will praise,
Lift my hands to honor You
Because Your word is true

I will sing, I will praise,
Even in my darkest hour
Through the sorrow and the pain

I will sing, I will praise,
Lift my hands to honor You
Because Your word is true,

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

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