In What Strange Land

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: NEWSONG

Lyrics as Poetry

In what strange land shall I sing Your song,
O God, my God?
to what new code must my heart belong,
O God, my God?
the boundaries shift as the lines delete,
and the way back home is a tired beat:
there are new directions to take my feet
to follow You.With what new eyes will I see Your hand,
O God, my God?
by what new chart shall I understand,
O God, my God?
the old worlds wither away and die:
Your new creation is like the sky
with new-found galaxies spinning by
which dazzle me.You test my faith in a different sphere,
O God, my God,
You guide the cursor that brings me here,
O God, my God,
for childhood things keep me in the past,
remembered hymns that still hold me fast,
familiar words that were meant to last,
and sing along.You put a new song into my mouth,
O God, my God,
You lift my spirit to touch Your truth,
O God, my God,
You give me bread when I fear a stone,
You do not leave me to walk alone,
my heart will trust in Your heart’s unknown,
O god, my God!


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 2005 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

IN WHAT STRANGE LAND
All Verses
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture Reference

  • Psalm 137:4

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Boundaries, Borders
  • Creation∶ new
  • Faith
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • World

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