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Nov
6

Stand In the Gap

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The Lyrics

Wickedness is everywhere,
No one even seems to care,
But God still seeks today
For a man who will not compromise
Who’ll boldly stand against the lies,
Oh, can you hear Him say,

 “Who will stand in the gap?
Who will shine forth the light?
Who will make up the hedge?
Who will pray in the night?
Who will speak forth the truth?
Who will warn of God’s wrath?
Will you be the one
Who will stand in the gap?” 

Mercy’s door is soon to close,
Billions still who do not know
The hope found in God’s Son,
In my hands I hold His Holy Word,
And in my heart His Spirit’s stirred,
I long to be the one

Who will stand in the gap,
Who will shine forth the light,
Who will make up the hedge,
Who will pray in the night,
Who will speak forth the truth,
Who will warn of God’s wrath,
Will I be the one
Who will stand in the gap? 

Lord, give me boldness to proclaim
The truth unto the lost,
To stand for You in all I do
No matter what the cost.

Who will stand in the gap?
Who will shine forth the light?
Who will make up the hedge?
Who will pray in the night?
Who will speak forth the truth?
Who will warn of God’s wrath?
Will you be the one
Who will stand in the gap?

Will you be the one,
Will I be the one,
Oh, will there be one
Who will stand in the gap?

©Niki Lott, 3/10/15

The Lesson

This song came as a direct result of my dad’s prayers. A missionary friend contacted me through my dad, and asked if I knew of a song that went with the theme of “standing in the gap”. I began to do a search and was unable to find anything that seemed suitable.

Later that evening, as I was doing some housework, I was thinking about that phrase and what it means. I looked up the verse in Ezekiel 22:30 which says,

“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”

What a sad statement! God was looking for someone who would stand for Him, who would make a difference, but He found no one.

Our world is in a sad state. Our nation has turned her back on God. Even among those who claim to be Christians, there is far more conformity to the world and the culture than there is to Christ.

As I thought on this, the words to the song began to come to mind. I jotted down several lines, and called my dad to read the words to him. He told me that he had been praying earlier in the week that the Lord would give me a new song! It was so encouraging to me to know that this song was an answer to my dad’s prayers.

It is very fitting that this particular song would be the answer to his prayers. I am thankful for a dad who is a man of God, who has been willing to stand for the Lord.

What does it mean to “stand in the gap”?

Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines it as, “…to expose one’s self for the protection of something; to make defense against any assailing danger.”

What does it require to spiritually “stand in the gap”?

  • It requires courage.
  • It requires conviction.
  • It requires character.
  • It requires confrontation.
  • It requires commitment.
  • It requires closing up the broken places.
  • Most of all, it requires the power and spirit of Christ.

This song convicts me every time I sing it. I believe God is still looking for someone to stand in the gap for Him. Will He find someone? Will it be you?

Special Note: As we face elections this week, I believe we need people who will “stand in the gap”. What is more, no matter who gets in office, God is looking for people who are willing to speak the truth and stand for right no matter what the cost. I have been encouraged to see so many Christians committing to pray and even fast over the elections. We must be careful not to let our fervor die after the election is over. Let’s be just as committed to pray, to plead with others, and to speak up after the election is history.

This week, you can download a package which includes the MP3 version of this song, as well as the PDF sheet music free of charge. All that is required to get your free download is your e-mail address. I hope that this song will stir and encourage your heart, and that you will be able to use it to do the same for someone else.

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