Tremble – Mosaic MSC

Tremble by Mosaic MSC is a song that calls to God for help in different situations. Throughout the verses peace, stillness, and the breath of God are requested with the chorus and bridge proclaiming the power of the name of Jesus.  It is a song of prayer, a song of praise, and a proclamation of the power we have in the name of Jesus.

Lyrics

Peace, bringing it all to peace
The storm surrounding me
Let it break at Your name

Still, call the sea to still
The rage in me to still
Every wave at Your name

Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus

Breathe, then call these bones to live
Call these lungs to sing
Once again, I will praise

Your name is a light that the shadows can’t deny
Your name cannot be overcome
Your name is alive forever lifted high
Your name cannot be overcome

Songwriters: Hank Bentley, Mia Fieldes, Andres Figueroa, Mariah McManus

© 2016 All Essential Music, Be Essential Songs, Bentley Street Songs, Mosaic LA Music, Mosaic MSC Music, Upside Down Under

CCLI: 7065049

Exploration

Peace, bringing it all to peace,
the storm surrounding me,
let it break at Your name

References:

  • We pursue the things which make for peace, and the building up of one another (Rom 14:19)
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and be thankful (Col 3:15)
  • Be anxious for nothing, thankfully pray to God and His peace will guard you (Phl 4:6-7)
  • Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! (2 Th 3:16)
  • He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed (Psa 107:29)
  • God is a refuge from the storm (Isa 25:4)
  • What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him? – Jesus calms the storm (Mat 8:23-27)
  • If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it (Jhn 14:14)

The first verse asks that external challenges (surrounding storms) be brought to peace in the name of Jesus.  These storms can appear impossible to survive, they can relate to most anything: health, finances, family, friends, relationships, work, school, or any other influential aspect of our lives.  Nevertheless, Jesus is able to bring each and every area to peace.

Still, call the sea to still,
the rage in me to still,
every wave at Your name

References:

  • We are not to be moved by waves of changing doctrine, trickery, and deceit (Eph 4:14)
  • God stills roaring waves (Psalm 89:9)
  • Rest in the Lord and wait for Him, do fret because of the wicked, cease from anger, those who wait on the Lord will inherit (Ps 37:7-9)
  • Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger instead be kind and forgiving to one another (Eph 4:31-32)
  • Be slow to anger as the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God (Jas 1:19-20)
  • What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him? – Jesus calms the storm (Mat 8:23-27)
  • If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it (Jhn 14:14)

The second verse moves from the external (verse 1) to the internal (the rage in me, likened to waves).  It connects the impact the external can have on the internal and asks that the turmoil within would become still at the name of Jesus.  This can speak of the natural response we can have when the storms of life seem overwhelming.  We can get angry at our situation, we can get angry at others, at ourselves, and even God, but the way forward is to trust God to draw even closer to Him believing He can bring peace not only to our current situation, but also to own emotions and even give peace and closure regarding past hurts and mistakes.

Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus

References:

  • I am the light of the world; he follows Me will not walk in darkness (Jhn 8:12)
  • God saw that the light was good, and God separate the light from the darkness (Gen 1:4)
  • He who says he is in the light and hates his brother in still in darkness (1 Jo 2:9)
  • God looks at the earth and it trembles (Ps 104:32)
  • Demons tremble knowing that there is but one God (Jas 2:19)
  • Trembling seizes the godless (Isa 33:14)
  • We are children of light and of the day. We are not children of darkness or the night (1 Th 5:5)
  • You have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear, but a spirit of adoption as sons (Rom 8:15)
  • Perfect love casts out all fear (1 Jo 4:18)

The chorus resounds with the name of Jesus and declares His power over darkness and fear.  It is a chorus of trust in the name of Jesus for deliverance.  Where the verses act as prayers in the name of Jesus concerning challenges, the chorus sits as a bold, offensive declaration of the power that exists in the name of Jesus.

Breathe, then call these bones to live
Call these lungs to sing
Once again, I will praise

References:

  • God breathes life into man (Gen 2:7)
  • God can breathe life even into the dead (Ezk 37:5; Ezk 37:1-14)
  • Man’s response to God’s deliverance is to praise Him (Ps 30:8-12; Ps 18:1-3, 48-49)
  • I called on the Lord who is worthy of praise, and He delivered me (Ps 18:3)
  • The people God forms for Himself will praise Him (Isa 43:21)
  • Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord (Ps 150:1-6)

The third verse begins with the implication of a state of death (call these bones to live).  The verse is an appeal to God for life, for deliverance from death in order to be able to praise Him.  Whether this death is the result of being overcome by a storm of life, one’s own sin, or a seemingly unjust outcome the appeal is the same; God is able to give life, and from this gift the just response is to praise Him.

Your name is a light that the shadows can’t deny
Your name cannot be overcome
Your name is alive forever lifted high
Your name cannot be overcome

References:

  • Jesus is the light of the world, he who follows Him will not walk in darkness (Jhn 8:12)
  • Though I sit in darkness, the Lord is a light for me (Mic 7:8)
  • Who overcomes the world but those who believe Jesus is the Son of God (1 Jo 5:5)
  • They overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (Rev 12:11)
  • Through Your name we will trample down those who rise against us (Psa 44:5)
  • The name of Jesus is above all, at His name every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord(Phl 2:9-11)
  • I will bless Your name forever and ever (Psa 145:1)
  • This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us (1 Jo 3:23)
  • His name is called The Word of God (Rev 19:13)
  • Jesus is the living One; He was dead but now is alive forevermore (Rev 1:18)

Summary

Tremble is a song of honesty, it is an appeal to God for help in the midst of trial and a faithful declaration of the power that is found only in the name of Jesus.  The verses present petitions to God relating to the storms of life, internal turmoil, and even a seemingly lifeless state all of which ask for His help; for His peace, His stillness, and His breath.  The chorus lifts up the name of Jesus and declares His power over darkness and fear.  The bridge is the compliment to the chorus by again exalting His name, His light, His life, and that He cannot be overcome.  Ultimately, Tremble is a personal and relatable song for everyone who has faced any type of challenge and it asserts the hope found only in the name of Jesus.

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