Chris Tomlin - I Lift My Hands

Chris Tomlin - I Lift My Hands

Enjoy listening to the worship song ‘I Lift My Hands’ by Chris Tomlin today.

“Be still, there is a healer, His love is deeper than the sea, His mercy, it is unfailing
His arms are a fortress for the weak, let faith arise, let faith arise, I lift my hands to believe again
You are my refuge, You are my strength, as I pour out my heart, these things I remember You are faithful, God, forever, be still, there is a river that flows from Calvary's tree”

The song ‘I Lift My Hands’ is from Chris Tomlin’s 2010 album titled And If Our God Is For Us, and it was released in April 2011 as the third single. It was written by Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher and Louie Giglio. The song became Chris Tomlin’s fourth “Hot Christian Songs” number 1 hit, and it stayed there for one week. And ‘I Lift My Hands’ lasted 33 weeks on the overall chart.

Chris Tomlin shares a bit about the song and the meaning behind it: “When we say ‘I Lift My Hands,’ it is a beautiful expression. It’s a human expression, not just Christians. We see people lift their hands about all kinds of things that excite them, like football games. It signals victory and it is natural to lift our hands. Or it’s a time of surrender. This song is about lifting up our hands in surrender to God and reaching out to God for help.”

He continues: “That’s why the song includes the lyrics ‘let faith arise.’ The lyrics ‘let faith arise in me’ are okay to admit. It was okay for David to admit it. Louie was struggling with anxiety and I think it’s beautiful. People can relate to that message. You may see someone on stage and think I wish I could walk with God like that. Nobody has a red phone to God. We’re all in the same place. We all struggle while we walk on this earth. It’s just this picture of someone reaching out to God and saying, Lord, I’m just remembering Your faithfulness and I just need You now in my life. I’ve seen Your faithfulness through the years of my life, and I’m calling out again, I lift my hands to believe again.”

What a beautiful song with a powerful message. We hope you enjoyed listening to it here today!

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