This song was written by Sam as a reflection on the themes of Lent, and is something of a theme song for our Worship in the Wilderness material. It focuses on meeting God in the hard places, allowing him to grow us through difficult times and trusting in him for a 'resurrection dawn'. 

We're now providing a live video and a lyric video for the first time. You can buy these to download from this page and you are free to use them in online streamed services. Please record any streaming on your CCLI streaming licence. If you buy the Worship in the Wilderness Church Service Pack these videos are included for free in the downloads.

Sheet music and other bits is available from If you sing it in a service please record you usage in your CCLI returns. 

We've often stripped back our worship bands during the period of Lent, to reflect the season and give the music team a break. So this song is intentionally simple and folky. Hope it is a blessing.

You lead us through the wilderness
and give us grace for trials and tests.
Your Holy Spirit shows the way
and in our weakness teaches us to pray.

We'll worship in the wilderness,
a dry and thirsty land.
We won't survive by bread alone
but by your Word, and guided by your hand.

As Jesus fasted forty days,
so help us turn from selfish ways,
to trust in you, and learn to give
for when we die to self we'll truly live.

You join us in our brokenness,
and comfort us in our distress,
For you're the hope of all who mourn
you lead us to your resurrection dawn.

Final chorus:
We'll worship in the wilderness,
and trust the path you've planned.
You're faithful in the wilderness,
and by your grace we'll reach the promised land.

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