This song was written by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, Michael Farren, and Jesse Reeves of CityAlight. It’s a beautiful reminder of God’s everlasting existence, His incredible power, and His dominion over all.

The title “Ancient of Days” is another name for God first found in Daniel 7:9 during his vision of the four beasts. “As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool”. That image is beyond beautiful and magnificent. In the splendor of God we know he is love and overflowing with mercy and grace. But, he is also the Almighty, ruler of the universe.

The Psalmist asks in Psalm 90:1, “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?”

Though the nations rage
Kingdoms rise and fall
There is still one King
Reigning over all
So I will not fear for this truth remains:
That my God is the Ancient of Days

John writes in Revelation 17:14, “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

Zechariah’s prophecy as documented in Luke 1 talks about the “horn of salvation… in the house of his servant David” (vs 69). In verses 78-79 Luke records, “because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Though the dread of night
Overwhelms my soul
He is here with me
I am not alone
O His love is sure and He knows my name
For my God is the Ancient of Days

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4)

In James 4:14 we read, “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

Though I may not see
What the future brings
I will watch and wait
For the Saviour King
Then my joy complete standing face to face
In the presence of the Ancient of Days

The psalmist writes, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14) There is a theme throughout the Bible. Waiting. Everybody is waiting. But in the waiting, God is still sovereign over all. God is still worthy of praise, even in the waiting. And so we sing;

None above Him, none before Him
All of time in His hands
For His throne it shall remain and ever stand
All the power, all the glory
I will trust in His name
For my God is the Ancient of Days

God makes himself known throughout the scriptures, but in the book of Revelation, He is clear and concise, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

History tells us there will be more trouble ahead.   But God.

David, in Psalm 24:1-2 writes, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.”


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