I love the rain, falling down, falling down
Your presence and peace, all around, all around us
The blessings You give, like a waterfall, waterfall
My hope is restored, my joy is complete, my mind at peace
Here is my love
Peace be with you my soul, find rest in His hope, rest in His hope
For the life that He bled, the pain He endured, set your spirit free
You are the one, You are my God
The righteous one, here is my love
Here is my love
Here is my love, my love, my love
Written by: Samuel Lane
© 2012 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)
In Presence and Peace I just wanted to capture the sense of God’s presence that I was experiencing, His beauty, and the response that comes from being in that place. The line ‘Here is my love’ can be meant in two ways; as an acknowledgement of God’s presence, and also as a response to His presence. I spent a lot of time agonizing over the lyrics in the first verse, trying to capture that feeling, and I still feel like I didn’t quite get it right… it's not easy to express the experience and fulness of God.
I was really excited about recording this one. Musically it’s probably the most ambitious of the songs on the album, we put a load of layered falsetto on it which worked really well (we ended up doing the same on a couple of the other songs too) and some acoustic parts I’d worked on at home. Aaron did his “I’ve got an idea” thing and totally nailed the feel. Both Aaron and Jon were amazing throughout the whole week. It was a real pleasure and an honour to be making music with them. When they first came in on that second verse, the sense of relief and pure pleasure to be hearing what I had imagined and hoped for was very moving. Presence and Peace has got a lovely light and relaxed momentum and ultimately I hope it leads you into the same place that inspired it.