Jesus, You Are Here

In Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “shelter in place” order took effect at midnight, March 24, 2020, in the hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. When I woke this morning, I considered how quickly the world changes. People all over Michigan–all over the world–are finding themselves confined to their homes. Maybe they’re dreading the silence. Maybe they can’t imagine getting through a whole day with all their children at home. Maybe they’ll lie awake at night worrying about their loved ones getting sick.

This simple song, dubbed “a hymn for sheltering in place” reminds us that Jesus walks with us during these times.

The YouTube video was recorded with my sons the day I wrote the song. In the MP3 above I get the melody right! If you want to download a leadsheet or piano arrangement, go here: https://gregscheer.com/product/jesus-you-are-here/

On my longest day,
in my darkest night,
Jesus, please be near.
On my longest day,
in my darkest night,
Jesus, you are here.

You are with me,
you are with me
every hour of every day.
You are with me,
you are with me,
Jesus, you are here.
Jesus, you are here.

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