Zack Owens - Thursday, December 29, 2011
"I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel,
For he is the living God,
his kingdom shall never be destroyed,
and his dominion shall be to the end.
He delivers and rescues;
he works signs and wonders
in heaven and on earth,
he who has saved Daniel
from the power of the lions.” (Daniel 6:26-27)
Our theme for Twin Lakes in Peru 2012 is the story of Israel's exile and God's faithfulness to Daniel, Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael. In summer 2010, I wrote a song called "We Are" for our summer camp here in the states. It is based on Daniel 6:26-27, in which Darius confesses Yahweh as Lord after witnessing the power of the One, True God through the miracle of the lion's den. Another TL musician named Jason Bruce recorded the song for me, and Allen Smith translated and recorded the song in spanish.
Allen, a Peru Mission pastor who leads Leadership Training and Discipleship, Missional Community Formation, and Music Development in Trujillo, was the Camp Pastor at Twin Lakes many years ago. During his time at TL, Allen wrote songs for our corporate worship times, and has continued to be a prolific, talented songwriter.
I am excited to hear our campers sing this song in praise to our ever faithful God. It will be a thrill to hear it sung in another language as well.
Below I have posted lyrics and links from which you can download both versions of the song.
My hope is that this song is an encouragement to you.
In Christ Alone,
For He is the Living God
And He endures forever
His Kingdom shall never be destroyed
And His Rule shall never end
He rescues again and again
He works wonders on heaven and earth
We are called to be faithful
We all belong to the Lord
We are in but not of this world
Because Jesus rescued us
It is He who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.
It is He who has called us to tear down our idols and worship Christ alone, Christ alone
Él es Dios vivo, permanece para siempre
Su reino jamás será destruido
Su dominio no tendrá fin, Él recata y salva
Hace maravillas en toda la tierra
//Somos llamados ser fieles
Somos del Señor
No somos del mundo pero estamos aquí
Porque Cristo nos salvó//
Él es quien salvó a Daniel de los leones
Él es quien nos llamó a derribar a los ídolos
Y adorar a Dios, ¡solo a Dios!