Thank You Lord - Lyrics (Story of the Shunamite Woman)
Thank You Lord (Story of The Shunamite)
As performed by John Redmon
from the CD: Thank You Lord [CD Single Version]
Listen to Thank You Lord: MP3
Genre: Inspirational
[Purchase CD Online]



John Redmon - Thank You Lord Video



Thank You Lord (Story of the Shunamite Woman)
(Andrae Crouch, Arr. by John Redmon)

Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
I just want to thank you Lord

You've been so good
You've been so good
You've been so good
I just want to thank you Lord

You've saved my soul
Saved my soul
Saved my soul
I just want to thank you Lord

(Narrative)
In 2 Kings 4, there is the story of the Shunammite woman who went to great length to be kind to the prophet Elisha. She knew he was a man of God. The bible says she urged her husband to make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him so he could stay there whenever he came into town. Elisha was so grateful to her for her giving spirit, he asked what he could give unto her. While she seemed as though she was in need of nothing, Elisha's servant told him that she didn't have a son and her husband was old. So Elisha told his servant to call her. When she came he prophesied over her and said to her "About this time next year, you will hold a son in your arms." Well the prophecy came to pass and the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had said.

Well the child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the harvest hands. And the child said to his father "My head! My head!". The father quickly told a servant to carry him to his mother. After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon...and then he died. The bible says that she went up and laid him on that same bed where Elisha once laid then shut the door and went out. Finally, she called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return." Now when he saw her in the distance, Elisha said to his servant Gehazi, "Look! There's the Shunammite! Run to meet her and ask her, "Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?" With tears in her eyes and a lifeless son in her possession she opened up her mouth and said these three words...

All is well
All is well
All is well
I just want to thank you Lord!

So right now look at those things in your life that you're holding on to...those things that seem like they're not working out the way you've planned. Those things that cause you hurt and pain at their very thought...those very things that seem to be cold, lifeless, pointless, dead and which now seem hopeless. It could be your marriage, your job, your grades, your relationship, your health, your dreams...and I dare you to open up your mouth...and with all your faith in heart and power in your hand, raise that thing toward heaven and say...say like the Shunammite woman...Say these three words...Say this!

All is well
All is well
All is well
I just want to thank you Lord!

© Joste Music (ASCAP), Arr. by John P. Redmon Music (ASCAP)

Reaching Records