Oh, Great God, be small enough to hear me now.
There were times when I was crying from the dark of Daniel’s den;
And I have asked You once or twice if You would part the sea again.
But tonight I do not need a fiery pillar in the sky.
Just want to know You’re gonna hold me if I start to cry.
Oh great God, be small enough to hear me now.
Oh great God, be close enough to feel You now.
(Oh great God be close to me)
There have been moments when I could not face Goliath on my own.
And how could I forget we’ve march around our share of Jerichos.
But I will not be setting out a fleece for You tonight.
Just want to know that everything will be alright.
Oh, great God, be close enough to feel You now.
All praise and all the honor be;
To the God of ancient mysteries.
Whose every sign and wonder turn the pages of our history.
But tonight my heart is heavy,
And I cannot keep from whispering this prayer.
Are You there?
And I know You could leave writing on the wall that’s just for me.
Or send wisdom while I’m sleeping, like in Solomon’s sweet dreams.
But I don’t need the strength of Samson or a chariot in the end…
Just Want to know that You still know how many hairs are on my head.
(Are you small enough?)
Oh, great God, be small enough to hear me now.
I have loved this song since the first time I heard it. I grew up with a little bit of background in church, so I learned most of these Bible stories at a young age and hearing them compiled in a song like this just makes it all the more significant to my heart. Here are references to the stories so that you can find them if you aren’t familiar with them.
- “Daniel’s den” –Daniel 6
- “part the seas & fiery pillar” — Exodus 14:13-31
- “Goliath” –1 Samuel 17
- “Jerichos” –Joshua 6:1-20
- “fleece” –Judges 6:14-17, 36-40
- “writing on the wall” –Daniel 5
- “Solomon’s sweet dreams” –1 Kings 3:3-15
- “Samson” –Judges 14:6, 15:15, 16:28-30
- “chariot in the end” –2 Kings 8-12
- “hairs are on my head” –Matthew 10:26-33
I hope that you find the comfort in these true stories that I have. When you can’t find the words to pray because your heart is too heavy, it’s always a good idea to find people in the Bible who have gone through serious troubles (trust me there are plenty) that you can identify with, and just start reminding God of His faithfulness in those situations. The greatest part about it is that when you remind God of His faithfulness, you remember it as well and your faith grows.
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” –Proverbs 18:21