Days Of Elijah

Album: Days Of Elijah (1996)
  • This is the signature song of Northern Irish Christian singer, songwriter and worship leader Robin Mark. It was inspired by watching a television "Review of the Year" at the end of 1994. He recalled the story of the song in Lindsay Terry's book I Could Sing of Your Love Forever: Stories Behind 100 of the World's Most Popular Worship Songs:

    "This was the years of the Rwandan civil war tragedies, which claimed the lives of 1 million people. It was the year of the first ceasefire in Ireland. As I watched the review, I found myself despairing about the state of the world and began asking God if he were really in control, and what sort of days are we living in?
    I felt in my spirit that God replied to my prayer by saying that, indeed, he was very much in control and that the days we were living in were special times - 'Elijah' days.

    We need to be holy and just people, and, hence, the reference in the song to the 'days of your servant Moses' - meaning that righteousness and right living are important in all our attitudes and works. David, the psalmist in the Bible, was used by God to introduce worship, praise and thanksgiving into the temple.

    Those thoughts were on my mind when I came to church early one Sunday in 1995. We have two morning services, and the pastor spoke during the first service on the 'valley of dry bones' from the book of Ezekiel. I took a prompt from this, and in the 30 minutes between the services, I wrote the song 'Days of Elijah' in the kitchen of our church educational building. As we were about to close the second service, I presented the song to the church, and we sang it together as our worship."

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