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From Nathan: Simple, good message
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More about Shaillé Claypool:
I am a mom with four young children. In my "spare time" I enjoy writing songs. I love the gift of music and believe it can have so much influence for good. All my sheet music is available for free download on my website: claypoolmusic.org
Song background:

This song is based on the "But if not" story found in Daniel 3, as well as my "but if not" experience of having several miscarriages over the past few years. I hope it brings some comfort to you in your own "but if nots".  Please also refer to the "But If Not" talks by Elder Wickman and Elder Simmons.  Elder Simmons says:  "Our God will deliver us from [trials], but if not, … we will have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that if we do all we can do, we will, in His time and in His way, be delivered and receive all that He has."

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Lyrics: When the way ahead is sure, <br/>It's not hard to trust God's plan <br/>Then life takes a diff'rent turn, <br/>That I do not understand. <br/> <br/>Chorus <br/>My Father's ways are higher than my ways <br/>My Father can see a broader view <br/>So though I may not see if He'll deliver me, <br/>I'll choose to trust in Him, my faith renew. <br/> <br/>He could take my trial away, <br/>But if not I will endure. <br/>I will wait upon the Lord <br/>For His promises are sure. <br/> <br/>Chorus <br/> <br/>In my darkest nights, I plead for answers from on high. <br/>But sometimes life's greatest test is to face the why and let it go. <br/> <br/>Chorus 2 <br/>My Father's ways are higher than my ways <br/>My Father can see a broader view <br/>So though I may not see the path ahead of me, <br/>My Savior walks by my side and gives me peace. <br/> <br/>I'll trust in the Lord, His promises are sure. <br/>
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