Tim and Aileen Challies (and their family) experienced the loss of their son Nick nearly two years ago.
Tim has produced a book called Seasons of Sorrow reflecting on their experience of God’s comfort through this time.
CityAlight Music had sought an opportunity to work with Tim and he commended the book to them. In The Valley (Bless The Lord) is the product of that interaction.
Sandra McCracken provides vocals.

The lyrics:
1
When the path that I feared
Is the way He has set
And I long to give in and retreat
Still to Jesus I hold
As I face every step
For the Lord He will give me His peace
Chorus
Bless the Lord! He will give me His peace
Bless the Lord! He will give me His peace
And if I should remain in the valley today
Bless the Lord, He will give me His peace
2
When the road that I tread
Fills my heart with despair
And it seems that my grief has no end
Still to Jesus I hold
Who will walk with me there
And the Lord He will give me His strength
Chorus
Bless the Lord! He will give me his strength
Bless the Lord! He will give me his strength
And if I should remain in the valley today
Bless the Lord, He will give me His strength
3
On the road that You walked
With the weight of the cross
All my pain and my sorrow You held
So to you I shall hold
You redeem every loss
For my Lord, you have given yourself
Chorus
Bless the Lord! For he gives me Himself
Bless the Lord! For he gives me Himself
And if I should remain in the valley today
Bless the Lord! For He gives me Himself

Words and Music: © 2022 Tim Challies, Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson

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