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DO WE THANK GOD AND LIVE

Revised by John Capek, August 2021

Dauphin, MB, 1978-79

These words and tune came together, as most of my songs do, while contemplating how I had lost all things in this world. In our losses we bore as we forsook all to follow the Lord, we were discovering that “a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of that which he possesses.” We were also learning about the sovereignty of God, how He is over all and engineers all things according to His will. 

 

Music & Lyrics by Victor N. Hafichuk

We weep at the loss of our holdings,

Our hopes and our savings destroyed,

For to see beyond the horizons,

It’s God’s plan we cannot avoid.

CHORUS

Do we thank God and live or curse Him and die,

As Job’s wife cried out to him?

Do we climb up that mountain receiving the light

Or lie down in our valley of sin?

VERSE 2

Job lost all his possessions.

Even children and health were not spared.

So, he opened his heart to the Word of the Lord,

And there his soul was bared.

CHORUS

Do we thank God and live or curse Him and die,

As Job’s wife cried out to him?

Do we climb up that mountain receiving the light

Or lie down in our valley of sin?

VERSE 3

The circumstances besetting us all

Are not what make or break,

But how we respond to the Lord our God,

This is what is at stake.

CHORUS 

Do we thank God and live or curse Him and die

As Job’s wife cried out to him?

Do we climb up that mountain receiving the light

Or lie down in our valley of sin?   

Job was a good man and Job was a bad man

He did it all right and all wrong.

When he came to his end and started again,

He was a new man and doubly strong.

CHORUS 

Do we thank God and live

Or curse Him and die

As Job’s wife cried out to him?

Do we climb up that mountain receiving the light

Or lie down in our valley of sin?

Do we lie down in our valley of sin

Lie down in our valley…

The valley of sin?