(He Will Give You) ALL YOU NEED
(Nori Kelley)

As time goes by I realize this life is but a mist
That rises to its height and then it's gone
I must answer to my call, for it is one I can't resist
The time is short - the work must be done

I must out into the world and carry out His plan
Although I know the way will not always be clear
But by living day by day and holding to His hand
I'll patiently await Him without fear

And when each time arrives for me to see His perfect will
I know He'll give me strength to stand the test
Whether to go where He sends me or to sit down and be still
If I make the first step, He will do the rest

He may lead you away from home
To places you've never been
But don't say no, He'll show you where to go
To people you can win
And He will give you all you need
To live a peaceful life
And joy will overflow your days
And love will be your guide

1980 Nori Kelley
Published by Count The Cost Publishing / BMI.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

As a young believer of 17, I was looking out at the life that lay before me, having no clue what was ahead. This song came out of that contemplation, and the new realization that Jesus said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." After not hearing or thinking about this song for many years, I now see that it was almost prophetic in nature, describing the lives we've been called to live, even to this day.

On the songwriting / musical side, this was heavily influenced by Al Stewart and the Strawbs.

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