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“Who But You?”

Posted on November 9th, 2011

I recently bought (Music Inspired By) The Story CD and have loved listening to songs written from the perspective of many central Bible characters. I highly recommend it. One of my favorite songs is the “Who But You” written from the perspective of Abraham and Sarah. This particular story is quite special to me as I have deeply resonated with Romans 4:18-22:

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.  Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”

My favorite part is that Abraham was “fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised”; He didn’t know how God would act but he rested confidently in the fact that God certainly could do a miracle if He chose. Oh, for that kind of faith to believe Him!

Who But You?
sung by Mark Hall and Meghan Garrett from Casting Crowns
written by Nichole Nordeman

Too little too late
His time has come and gone
Is that what they say when I walk by?
I’ve got a little more grey
My steps are slow and long
And the promise You’ve made fades in the moonlight
I see a star
You see the Milky Way
I see one man counting sand
But You see generations

Who, but You, would ever choose
To dream Your dream in me?
Tell me who, but You, would dare me to
Believe what I can’t see
Who, but You?

You’d think by now
It wouldn’t bother me
The hush from the crowd when I walk by
And you’d think somehow
I ‘d let my heart believe
It’s time to let go of lullabies
I see a star
You see a galaxy
There’s just one hope
Just one way
These arms will not stay empty


So call me crazy
Call me a fool
You alone can do the things You promised to
You are Yahweh
I’m just a man
I’m counting tiny grains of sand
Placing every promise in Your hand
Great and Mighty God, I believe. I believe You.
Keeper of the stars, I believe. I believe You.

One Comment on ““Who But You?””

  • Niki Blake says:

    Me again….what can I say? :) I’m stalking you! (Actually I follow by email…same thing!) We JUST studied this yesterday in Romans at my bible study. I LOVE how Abraham’s faith never wavered! As we know from Ishmael, he was not necessarily a patient man :) (though some might say it was Sarai who was the impatient one!), but he was a faithful man. :) God still “counted him as righteous! Thank goodness! He never gave up on God’s promise. Hoping today was a GREAT day for you!

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