- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 18 June 2012 18 June 2012
In the post “Singing Through the Heat,” we mentioned how contextually powerful the words for "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble" were. In Haiti, phrases like “Let the streets resound with singing: songs that bring Your hope; songs that bring your joy; dancers who dance upon injustice.” and “Do you feel the darkness tremble when all the saints join in one song and all the streams flow as one river to wash away our brokenness?” take on special significance.
Here are the words and a performance of the piece by Hillsong.
Did you feel the mountains tremble, did you hear the oceans roar
When the people rose to sing of Jesus Christ, the Risen One?
Did you feel the people tremble, did you hear the singers roar
When the lost began to sing of Jesus Christ, the Saving One?
And we can see that, God, you're moving—
A mighty river through the nations,
And young and old will turn to Jesus.
Fling wide, you heavenly gates! Prepare the way of the risen Lord!
Open up the doors and let the music play!
Let the streets resound with singing:
Songs that bring your hope;
Songs that bring your joy;
Dancers who dance upon injustice.
Do you feel the darkness tremble when all the saints join in one song
And all the streams flow as one river to wash away our brokenness?
And here we see that, God, you're moving.
A time of jubilee is coming,
When young and old return to Jesus.
Fling wide, you heavenly gates! Prepare the way of the risen Lord! Martin Smith
“Hesed” is a Hebrew word that means “kindness”, “mercy”, “loyalty”, “loving-kindness” or “steadfastness.” It’s the way God intends us to live together—a “love your neighbor as yourself”, active, selfless, sacrificial, caring-for-one-another brand of living contradictory to our fallen natures. The “Heseders” are continually looking to work together to share some small measure of God’s extraordinary love. Won’t you join us?