From the album Love Was Here First.

Written by Carolyn Arends.

Rain comes, and so often it falls
On the good and the evil, it’s not personal
The sun shines, ‘cause that’s what suns do
Probably don’t mean it’s been thinkin’ ’bout you
And even though God’s in control of it all
Sometimes the sparrow is going to fall 

I’m not sure that God moves everything
Likes pawns in a chess game, or puppets on string
And I can’t determine just whether or not
He causes our troubles or He makes them stop
But I am convinced we get one guarantee
There’s no situation that He can’t redeem
When He moves in our hearts, that’s when we understand
It’s going according to plan
 

We try to pull back the veil
We tug at the curtain, all to no avail
And we say, “There are no accidents”
But we can’t account for all life’s randomness
So maybe some things are not orchestrated
Oh but with God nothing has to be wasted 

Chorus

Yes I am convinced we get one guarantee
There’s no situation that He can’t redeem
When what we meant for harm, He turns into some good
Where our hearts start changing, then it’s understood
He’s doing the miracles, only He can
It’s going according to plan
Yes it’s going according to plan 

© 2009 Running Arends Music/ASCAP

Phil Robertson:  drums
Jon Anderson:  drums
Adrian Walther:  bass
Roy Salmond:  baritone guitar, organ, keys, backing vocals
Spencer Capier: electric guitar
Carolyn Arends:  acoustic guitar, backing vocals

© 2004 New Spring Publishing/Songs of Pier/Mr. Marley’s Music/ASCAP

Love Was Here First

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