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Kari Jobe's "Steady My Heart": A sweet song of faith with a catchy hook

J-P Mauro - published on 10/21/20

A pop-infused Christian anthem for when the times are hard.

I’m not gonna worry
I know that You’ve got me
Right inside the palm of your hand

Kari Jobe released this beautiful Christian pop tune on her 2012 album Where I Find You, the album that earned Jobe her only DOVE Award nomination. The song is an upbeat prayer of thanks to the Lord for His enduring support and love, presented through simple lyrics and a catchy melody.

The song opens up with a small chamber orchestra, which breaks only to introduce the staccato guitar rhythm that drives the tune. The chorus breaks out in grand fashion with the full band joining in at just the right moment to support Jobe’s soaring vocals. The song itself could hold up against any of the pop hits of the last decade, and we wouldn’t be surprised to hear it on the radio, even on a more secular station.

In an explanation video, Jobe reveals that the lyrics were drawn from Psalm 55:22, along with some personal experiences. She said:

“Writing ‘Steady My Heart’ was one of those moments of life where I had a lot of questions and was just asking God why some things have to be hard in our lives. I had found out some news that was pretty shaking for me … It shook the foundation of what I thought my life was built on and I found myself praying a lot ‘God hold my heart, because this is so hard and I don’t know how to make it through this.’ … Whatever this season looks like for you, I pray that you know that He’s near you and sustaining you …”
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