Song of the Week 2019 – #22 – “Wait On The Lord” (feat. Hector Gabriel)
Psalm 62:5 NLT “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”
This week, I’m happy to introduce to you my friend, Hector Gabriel. Hector is a husband, father, worship leader, singer, and songwriter. If you want to hear more from Hector, check him out at hectorgabrielworship.com or follow him @hectorgabrielworship.
Hector came to me with this melody and lyrical line originating from Psalm 62. A short time later we finished the song together drawing from several other psalms as well.
If there is one thing that we humans are not very good at, it’s waiting. We want to have instant everything! The problem is, when we arrange to satisfy our own needs and desires rather than waiting patiently on God, we miss out on the deepening of relationship and personal transformation God desires for us as we wait with Him. We miss the opportunity to grow in our faith as we watch Him work. Most importantly, we miss out on the intimate times with God Himself when He is all we have and all we want. I’ve heard it said that, “Waiting time isn’t wasting time” ... this is so true. God often does some of His deepest, most skillful work when we are compelled by difficulty (suffering, sorrow, pain, confusion, hardship...) to seek Him, believe Him, trust Him and just be patient. We can wait in hope because it’s an all-loving, all-knowing Father we’re waiting on.
Finally, something I really like about this song is that the music actually assists us in celebrating all of the good things mentioned above. It is truly a celebration of the wait, because our God is so good.
Special thanks to Hector Gabriel for bringing this song idea and allowing me to collaborate with him. And thanks, Hector, for singing it with such genuine passion and praise, straight from the heart!
Psalm 33:20, 21 NIV “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.”
Psalm 33:3, 4 NLT “Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
Romans 15:13 NLT “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Psalm 27:14 ESV “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
Psalm 46:1-3 CSB “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its water roars and foams and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah”
Psalm 121:1,2 NIV “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 23:4 AMPC “Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.”
Psalm 61:3 CSB “…for you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.”
Romans 8:37 NIV “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Bass: Isaias Elpes
Drums/Percussion: Bryan Taylor
Organ: Dave Siebels
Lead Vocal: Hector Gabriel
Lead Vocal/Guitars: Tommy Walker
Background Vocals: Linda McCrary-Fisher, Eileen Walker, Bryan Taylor, Natalie Taylor, Carlos Gallardo-Candia
Audio Production/Mixing/Mastering: Carlos Gallardo-Candia
Camera Operators: Lukas Odhner, Amy Vreeman
Video Editors: Joshua Kim, Carlos Gallardo-Candia
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The "Song of the Week 2019" campaign is a new song, released every week for the majority of 2019. The motto for this project is, “Share a Song, Share your Faith.” It's our prayer that these songs will be a resource for the Church and a way for individuals to share their hope in Jesus. You can help us with this ongoing mission by becoming a partner.