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Race relations, politics, Covid19, etc., etc., etc.  The hatred and division as displayed on social media and the news, even among Christians, is deeply disturbing to me. If I’m not careful, I could find myself hating as well – not just hating the bad things going on but the people doing and thinking those things. How should we respond to this insanity? How in the world can we turn things around?  As I wrestled with these questions, “What Are We Gonna Do” began to form. 

The classic rock feel of electric guitar, drums and acoustic guitars attempts to capture both extremes of emotion – the absolute reality of the crisis as well as the absolute reality of the solution. The progression in the chorus is intentional - turn our thoughts, then our eyes and, finally, our hearts to the One who ultimately is in control. 

If there is a way through this crisis, towards healing, unity and peace, that way is through help that only comes from God. Our part, however, is to repent, to humble ourselves and to pray. May this song challenge and inspire us to do our part and experience revival as never before. 

“God turn our hearts, God make a move, God reveal what’s true! We put our hope in You!!!”

 

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LYRICS

What Are We Gonna Do 

By Mark Alewine 

 

What are we gonna do 

When the world seems to fall apart 

Life seems so strange 

You can’t recognize who’s in charge 

What are we gonna do 

When pain runs so deep 

Our lives are full of fear 

And the world doesn’t sleep 

Well I say...Let’s pray 

 

Let’s turn our THOUGHTS to Heaven 

To the One who’s in control 

To the One who truly loves 

Who speaks life to our soul 

Let’s turn our THOUGHTS to heaven 

And ask God to make a way 

Well I say…Let’s pray 

 

What are we gonna do 

When our mind gets so full 

Our hearts seem so empty 

And evil has such a pull 

What are we gonna do 

With the rage going on 

Traffic’s stopped, buildings are burning 

And all hope is gone 

Well I say…Let’s pray 

 

Let’s turn our EYES to Heaven 

To the One who’s in control 

To the One who truly loves 

Who speaks life to our soul 

Let’s turn our EYES to heaven 

And ask God to make a way 

Well I say…Let’s pray. 

 

God turn our hearts, God make a move 

God reveal what’s true, we put our hope in You 

Let’s Turn our HEARTS to Heaven 

To the One who’s in control 

To the One who truly loves 

Who speaks life to our soul 

Let’s turn our HEARTS to heaven 

And God will make a way 

Well I say…Let’s pray.