Thy Will – Song Review

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“Thy Will” by Hillary Scott

Our family regularly listens to AiR1, a modern Christian radio station known for its “Positive Hits.” One of those recent hits, “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott (known more widely as the co-lead singer of country group Lady Antebellum), was a song that I had memorized in the car but hadn’t really listened to the lyrics. It is a single off Hillary’s first solo album by Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, which consists of Hillary, her mother, father, and younger sister. You can read more about the album and read a letter Hillary wrote about the song here.

One day in the last few months while struggling with some major traumatic events that had occurred in our household, I was driving by myself and actually listened to the lyrics. This song so closely hits home for me—and I believe for a lot of foster and adoptive parents—as we began this journey after feeling a strong pull towards helping children in this way…feeling it was our purpose. Then somewhere along the way, horrible things happen, and we end up heartbroken and confused. Did we really hear from God? Or was it really just a stream of coincidences we misunderstood? Or just eating bad pizza before bed?

“Thy Will” was released two days before our family was turned upside down in April, and over the last three months, I have found great comfort in the lyrics (copied below for you to read).

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Lyrics

“I’m so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through
Somehow I ended up here
I don’t wanna think
I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I’ve got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you’re good
But this don’t feel good right now
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about
It’s hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you’re God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Good news you have in store

So, thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord”

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