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The following song by "Casting Crowns" illustrates the importance of praising God:


Praise You in This Storm

words by Mark Hall/music by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms


I was sure by now, God You would have reached down

and wiped our tears away,

stepped in and saved the day.

But once again, I say amen

and it’s still raining

as the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain,

"I’m with you"

and as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise

the God who gives and takes away.


And I’ll praise you in this storm

and I will lift my hands

for You are who You are

no matter where I am

and every tear I’ve cried

You hold in your hand

You never left my side

and though my heart is torn

I will praise You in this storm


I remember when I stumbled in the wind

You heard my cry to You

and raised me up again

my strength is almost gone, how can I carry on

if I can’t find You

and as the thunder rolls

I barely hear You whisper through the rain

"I’m with you"

and as Your mercy falls

I raise my hands and praise

the God who gives and takes away


I lift my eyes unto the hills

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

I lift my eyes unto the hills

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.