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The Silence of God

Today’s song by Andrew Peterson is mournful and appropriate for this Good Friday: “The Silence of God”

April 10, 2020—

Today’s song by Andrew Peterson is mournful and appropriate for this Good Friday: “The Silence of God”

It’s enough to drive a man crazy

It’ll break a man’s faith

It’s enough to make him wonder

If he’s ever been sane

When he’s bleating for comfort

From Thy staff and Thy rod

And the heaven’s only answer

Is the silence of God

Today, as we reflect on Jesus’s suffering and death, let us take comfort in the depths of His love for us and know He will always watch over and accompany us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

It's enough to drive a man crazy
It'll break a man's faith
It's enough to make him wonder
If he's ever been sane
When he's bleating for comfort
From Thy staff and Thy rod
And the heaven's only answer
Is the silence of God

And it'll shake a man's timbers
When he loses his heart
When he has to remember
What broke him apart
And this yoke may be easy
But this burden is not
When the crying fields are frozen
By the silence of God

And if a man has got to listen
To the voices of the mob
Who are reeling in the throes
Of all the happiness they've got
When they tell you all their troubles
Have been nailed up to that cross
Well then what about the times
When even followers get lost?
'Cause we all get lost sometimes

Well there's a statue of Jesus
On a monastery knoll
In the hills of Kentucky
All quiet and cold
And He's kneeling in the garden
As silent as a stone
And all His friends are sleeping
And He's weeping all alone
And the man of all sorrows
He never forgot
What sorrow is carried
By the hearts that He bought
So when the questions dissolve
Into the silence of God
The aching may remain
But the breaking does not
The aching may remain
But the breaking does not
In the holy lonesome echo
Of the silence of God