Worship leader and singer-songwriter Debra Black has released a special edition lyric video for her worship song, “You Go Before,” featuring in-studio footage. The song is quickly becoming a fan favorite from her debut album, God In Every Season, which was released in August.
Watch the video here:
“When my producer and co-writer Josh Williams and I sat down to write for this album, one of the anthems the Lord was singing over me was ‘trust me, I am good,’” says Black. “I started to think a lot about how I as a believer somehow have equated the Lord and His faithfulness, goodness and being able to trust Him down to mere man’s level. Thinking that for some reason He will fail me like so many. The lyrics in this song came alive through the literal walk I was walking.”
As I walk, through the valley, I will fear no more
I will REST upon your promise, forever and always
You go before, so I’ll trust you Lord
Says Black, “I remembered that verse in Isaiah 52:12 that says, ‘But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.’”
“Not only has He gone before us,” says Black, “but He is the lamp unto our feet, that when He asks us to take that next step, just the next one, we can take that step with Him being our light, we can approach the unknown with confidence because He is already there, we can step firmly on that next step because He is our Rock, the firm foundation. He will not let us slip or sink like shifting sands. He is Our God who will walk hand in hand as we walk through the fire, as we walk through the desert, or valley. He is Ever Present, God with us, Emmanuel.”
For more of the story behind the song, visit: http://www.debrablackmusic.com/uncategorized/you-go-before-tis-so-sweet-the-story-behind-the-song/
Since the release of God In Every Season, Black has kept busy with a broad outreach to churches and an impressive string of media appearances, including Cornerstone Television Network’s Real Life!, JUCE TV’s TOP3, Niteline, Friends and Neighbors, Atlanta Live, Good Morning Arkansas, WREG-TV Memphis’ Live at 9, The Marybeth Conley Show, Life Lessons Radio, Kingdom News, Christian Connections and more.
Based in Atlanta, Black had already been singing and leading worship for more than a decade when she started working on her own music. She founded and pioneered Worship on the Square, a non-profit organization bringing the church body together in city centers to worship God and bring awareness to social causes. Unique, relatable, and possessed of unshakeable faith, Black inspires listeners to take refuge and find trust in God.