The Book [Song]

On the Boyce & Stanley album In the Company of Angels. This is one of our highlighted songs for 2020, Year of the Word: The God Who Speaks.


A billion, billion atoms
to make someone like me
A billion billion planets
in a space too vast to see
The prayers of countless ages
in tumult for a sign
Collide in well worn pages
of this NIV of mine

Ancient truths that speak to every age
The words I can’t ignore,
each day they’re leading me
Revelation leaping off the page
Each day I’m reaching for
the book that’s reading me

A thousand situations,
with wise words from a friend
Instructions from my maker,
which I cannot comprehend.
The answers to the questions
I thought I’d never find
And every secret longing
brought gently in to my mind.

Words and Music by Mike Stanley & Tony Cummings
Copyright © 1999 CJM Music
CCLI & OneLicense No. 5066182

There is also a beautiful instrumental version of this song on the album Every Secret Longing.



What’s your story? Has this song has been part of your soundtrack of faith, or have you encountered it in a liturgy or at an event recently? Please leave a comment below…

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