“Do it Again” has been in the works for years. A couple of years ago our pastor was preaching at a Hillsong conference, and his message was about how God’s promises still stand. The title of the message was “Don’t Stop on 6,” and it was about how when Joshua was walking around the walls of Jericho, they needed to continue walking around seven times as God promised for the walls to come down. That is such a big message for our church. He was preaching the message, and he kept coming back to the phrase “God’s promise still stands.” Matt Redman texted Pastor Steven and said, “there’s a song in that concept.” So one of the greatest worship songwriters of all time says there’s a song there, and he prompted it.
We worked on ideas with Pastor Steven. Some songs come quickly, and some songs come in phases over a long time. We went into a songwriting retreat, and we came up with the chorus “Your promise still stands, great is Your faithfulness,” which is something we talk about a lot at our church, the faithfulness of God. We lived in that for a long, long time. While we were sitting there writing, Pastor Steven came up with the first line of the song: “walking around these walls, I thought by now they’d fall.” Immediately when he spoke that, it totally turned the song into a personal and intimate song. That’s something we all can sing about in our personal lives.
Which Bible verses connect to the message of the song?
Lamentations 3:22-23 (VOICE): “How enduring is God’s loyal love; the Eternal has inexhaustible compassion. Here they are, every morning, new! Your faithfulness, God, is as broad as the day.”
Deuteronomy 4:39 (NIV): “Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.”
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT): “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV): “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
Romans 4:3 (NLT): For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”
Matthew 17:20 (NIV): He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Ephesians 2:13-16 (NKJV): “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.”