"I Fear the Lord" was written to help lead our congregation through The Crossing's new sermon series on the book of Proverbs. The title comes from Proverbs 1:7, Solomon's statement of the source of wisdom in life. We hope this song captures the imagery and truth found in Proverbs and, more importantly, points us to the embodiment of true wisdom, Jesus Christ.
I heard the sound of Wisdom's voice,
call me from my darkened path:
"Turn your heart at my reproof,
to the light of my word's truth."
Save me from my foolish will
that listens to Temptation’s call.
I leave behind my mocking heart,
and Folly's voice, I disregard.
You are my God!
Help me walk in your wisdom's way.
You are my God!
Father, teach my heart to obey.
Help me seek your truth like gold,
Make my scoffer's heart rust old,
I cry to you, “Save my life!
Your wisdom is my true might!”
I fear the Lord!
The beginning of strength, in the fold of His might!
When I'm desperate and tried, You're the source of my life!
released September 9, 2011
Music by David A. Cover & Christine Cover
Lyrics by David A. Cover & Patrick Miller
Engineered & Produced by David A. Cover
Recorded at David & Molly Cover's house in Columbia, MO
Mixed by Steven Aguilar in Seattle, WA (bearheadstudio.com)
Mastered by Rick Fisher in Seattle, WA (rfimastering.com)
Andrew Camp played ambient electric guitar & sang on the bridge
Kristen Camp sang harmonies
Christine Cover sang BGVs & led the last part of the bridge
David A. Cover played electric guitars
Nick Havens played bass
Alyssa Kelly sang lead vocals
Andrew Luley played drums & tambourine
Rhett Johnson played acoustic guitars
Scott Johnson played various keyboards
Special thanks to Timriggins Cover for not barking during any of the good takes.