Saturday, October 27, 2012

You Are My Hiding Place


SONG WRITER: Michael Ledner     
     
HYMN HISTORY: The author, Michael Ledner, composed "You Are My Hiding Place" at the age of 27 when he was going through a painful period in his life, a period of separation from his wife. He shared the song with several friends, made a recording of it, and set it aside. Nine months later he shared the song with a group while they were serving at a kibbutz (communal settlement) in Israel. These friends took the song back with them to California, and after it was sung there, Michael was contacted by Maranantha! Music who wished to record "You Are My Hiding Place."

BIBLE VERSES:  

"You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." -- Psalm 32:7 (NIV)

"When I am afraid, I will trust in you." -- Psalm 56:3 (NIV) 

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, I am strong." -- 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

HYMN LYRICS:

You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You

I will trust in You
Let the weak say
I am strong
In the strength of the Lord

You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You

I will trust in You
Let the weak say I am strong
In the strength of the Lord
I will trust in You

13 comments:

  1. What year did Ledner, at age 27, write this song?

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    1. Michael Ledner was born in 1952. and he wrote the song in 1980., at the age of 27.
      Phantom of the opera was written and published and performed around 5-6 years later.
      In 2012. Train made a song with the same notes, 50 ways to say goodbye.

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  2. came here to find out if this song came before or after Phantom of the Opera :D

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  3. Three of the lines (You are my hiding place, you always fill my heart, with songs of deliverance) are almost identical in tune and cadence to some of David Lanz's "Nocturne." Wonder which came first.

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  4. "You Are My Hiding Place," 1980-ish
    "Phantom of the Opera," 1986
    "Nocturne," 1991

    Could all be coincidence.

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  5. I always thought this song had a relation with Corrie Ten Boom. I guess not, but it's still inspirational.

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  6. It did have relationship to Corrie Ten Boom's story portrayed in the movie by the same name, produced through Billy Graham ministry, I believe.

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    1. It was true and connected to Corrie Ten Boom's story.

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    2. The Hiding Place Book was published in 1971 by Corrie Ten Boom. Todl story about the life under the Nazi years.

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  7. Did Michael ever get back with his wife?

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    1. "his marriage finally and permanently dissolved" ... "It was his renewal moment, and his life progressed positively after that. Many years later, he’d become a pastor and was married again, feeling as though he’d learned a valuable lesson from the day he sat in a small room with his guitar, bible, and feelings he didn’t want at the time." http://songscoops.blogspot.com/2013/11/you-are-my-hiding-place-michael-ledner.html

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