Christianity 201

October 18, 2010

I Waited Patiently For the Lord

One of the most popular posts at Thinking Out Loud — a blog which doesn’t actually embed video — is a reference to a worship song from the Psalms Alive project, titled He Will Not Let Me Fall.   To see that video, scroll the comments section of this post.    It’s also here at C201, but you’d miss the various comments ; it’s amazing the number of people who have been strengthened and encouraged by that song.

So I thought we’d include another Psalms Alive song here, one that offers a similar message of hope and faith; this one adapted from Psalm 40:


1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.

I pray that you and I have a sense of the Lord hearing our cry and moving us from fear into security.

I waited for the Lord on high
I waited and He heard my cry

He pulled me out of my despair
He showed me where to walk
From fear into security
From quicksand to a rock

There’s a new song in my heart to sing
A new song praises to my King

I’ll sing to let the people know
That I have been restored
And they will kneel and understand
To return and trust in the Lord

by Bill Batstone © 1982 Maranatha Praise, Inc. (Admin. by Maranatha! Music)


  1. Sorry, I reposted the video, It’s a little clearer now.
    You cann access the new link by going to my page.

    Comment by The video poster — October 27, 2010 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  2. Who was the singer on this song for Maranatha, Psamls Alive

    Comment by Dave — November 24, 2010 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

    • I checked the original vinyl LP, and there’s no credits at all anywhere in sight. This was back in the day when there was a focus on the songs, not the worship leaders.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — November 24, 2010 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

    • I’m wondering if it was Richie Furay. The pop singer was part of the Calvary Chapel community around this time, and did at least one Christian album.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — November 24, 2010 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  3. It was Richie Furay.

    Comment by Randy Streetman — June 14, 2013 @ 1:35 am | Reply

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