A New Day -2 Peter 1:19

I wrote A New Day as a means to help me meditate on heaven. The bible tells me to be heavenly minded, but I have often struggled with what that looks like. The few glimpses of Heaven I’ve found in scripture can be difficult to understand – maybe because life there is beyond what I’ve ever encountered with my five senses. Perhaps there’s just no way to adequately describe it in words. The bible seems to have much more to say about what type of person God is, and who He wants me to be. For this song, instead focusing on what heaven looks like, sounds like, feels like, etc., I wanted to write about what heaven will be like in the experience of the soul. 1 Corinthians 13:12 says: “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” All of the walls that I put up that hide the deepest parts of me will be gone and done away with. I will be seen and known completely by God, by others, and by myself. This is a terrifying thought here, but there, it will be complete freedom – because there will be no more shame over my sin. I think of the weight I carry every day trying to impress others, or trying to validate myself and feel like I am “maybe not perfect, but at least better than the next guy.” No more boasting. No more competing. No more disguises. No more insecurity. Just freedom to be loved for who I am and who I was made to be. These are things that I can genuinely get excited about!

LYRICS

For the child of grace
Comes a brand new day
For anyone who lost themself and called upon His name
There’s a new day dawning in the Lord

When the veil will be
Lifted from our eyes completely -2 Corinthians 3:14-16
No more reflections, nothing blocking what we see -1 Corinthians 13:12
A new day dawning in the Lord

Gonna take off our crowns
And lay them on the floor -Revelation 4:4, 9-11
There’s gonna be no boasting there, no -Ephesians 2:8-9
We’ll leave it at the door
There’s gonna be no flaunting -2 Corinthians 10:17-18
As the wanting will have all they need and more
A new day dawning in the Lord

No more weary days
No more aches and pains -1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 53
And no more tears as Jesus wipes them all away -Revelation 21:4
A new day dawning in the Lord

Gonna take off our crowns
And lay them on the floor -Revelation 4:4, 9-11
There’s gonna be no boasting there, no -Ephesians 2:8-9
We’ll leave it at the door
There’s gonna be no flaunting -2 Corinthians 10:17-18
As the wanting will have all they need and more
A new day dawning in the Lord

There’ll be no more regret
From the east to the west
He’s taken all our sins far away from us -Psalm 103:12
And ground their memory into dust -Isaiah 43:25
As a new day dawns on us

So as we wait till then
Let us fix our eyes upon Him
On the One whose promises are yes and they are amen
There’s a new day dawning in the Lord

Gonna take off our crowns
And lay them on the floor -Revelation 4:4, 9-11
There’s gonna be no boasting there, no -Ephesians 2:8-9
We’ll leave it at the door
There’s gonna be no flaunting -2 Corinthians 10:17-18
As the wanting will have all they need and more
A new day dawning in the Lord

Gonna take off our crowns
And lay them on the floor -Revelation 4:4, 9-11
There’s gonna be no boasting there, no -Ephesians 2:8-9
We’ll leave it at the door
Because there’s a new sun rising on a great eternal shore -2 Peter 1:19
A new day dawning in the Lord
There is a new day dawning in the Lord
There is a new day dawning in the Lord
There is a new day dawning, new day dawning
Dawning in the Lord
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