God of Peace (Jehovah Shalom)

September 29, 2021 — Krystal Craven
Song title overlaying a lake landscape with still waters with a woman standing on the left looking peacefully at the lake. The square album cover art is in the bottom right corner, which shows Krystal Craven looking to the left while smiling in the midst of a busy city scene.

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The Story Behind the Song

This song was the first song written on the Names of God album. It started 5 years ago when I was facing the inability to talk and walk, not knowing what was wrong with my brain and body. As I sat not knowing if I was facing something terminal, permanent, or temporary, I cried out to God in my heart and He gave me His perfect peace. He comforted me with the chorus of this song that, while I couldn’t talk or sing, I sang over and over in my heart and mind. I felt as though the weight of the entire health crisis was melting away in His presence as I closed my eyes and just sat at His feet in His peace.

As I began to regain function, I used guitar and piano playing and singing as therapy to retrain my neural pathways by trying to use my weak hands and half paralyzed vocal cords. I eventually wrote the rest of this song, regained function, and moved on to write the rest of the album through the ups, downs, and in betweens of the ongoing health battles. My dear brother/sister, it doesn’t matter what hardships you are going through, I guarantee that if you keep your mind stayed on God, trusting in Him, that our Prince of Peace will keep you in His perfect peace!

Bible Verses & Biblical Themes in the Song

  • “God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.” (Psalm 47:8)
  • “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2)
  • “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
  • “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
  • “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon[a] his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
  • “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
  • “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
  • “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
  • “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

Chords & Lyrics

God of Peace (Jehovah Shalom)

Krystal Craven

Key: D
Capo: none
Time Sig: 4/4
Tempo: 63bpm
Sequence: Intro,V1,C1,V2,C1,B,C2,C1,Outro


Intro:
G D C

Verse 1:
D      C              G         D
In the world there is chaos and confusion
D     C      G        D
And I need a place to rest
Am       C        G           D
There is only one place I can run to
      C    G  D
It's You, my God

Chorus 1:
 G    D     C
Jehovah Shalom
    G        D      C
You are the God of Peace
        G     D       C
You're seated on Your throne
       G          D       C  G C G
and I'll come sit at Your feet

Verse 2:
D       C              G       D
When my health takes a turn so quickly
D     C          G       D
and things don't go as I planned
Am     C                   G    D
You remind me that You'll never leave me
     C    G  D
my Prince of Peace

Bridge:
              Am       C         G
Your peace is not like the world gives
       Am        C      G  D
it surpasses all understanding
      Am            D       G D C
I'll keep my mind stayed on Y--ou
           C           G      D
and You'll keep me in perfect peace

Chorus 2:
 G   D C    G C
Jehova--h Shalom
     G        D      C
You are the God of Peace
        G  D  C  G    C
You're seated on Your throne
       G       D         C
and I'm sitting at Your feet
    G       D         C
I'm sitting at Your feet

Outro:
               C        G  C    G  C  G C G
You're sitting on Your throne, Jesus
         C      D       G
And I'm sitting at Your feet