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I’ve had good days, I’ve had bad days, tasted victory in defeat
I’ve had problems, biggest planets turn to pebbles when You speak
I’ve had nothing to my name, never lacked for anything
Because You were there with me

You’ve been my Savior, Sustainer, when I’m at my end
My Healer, Redeemer, again and again
My Mother and my Father, Brother, Sister, and Friend
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been

When I stand before You guilty, oh, Your mercy bears my blame
When in pride I think I’m worthy, You point out the price You paid
When I wander far away, You keep calling my name
You don’t give up on me

You’ve been my Savior, Sustainer, when I’m at my end
My Healer, Redeemer, again and again
My Mother and my Father, Brother, Sister, and Friend
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been

You are my strength, my rock, Jesus
You are my hope, my song, Jesus
Before my heart knows what to pray
You’ve already made a way, Je-eee-sus

You’ve been my Savior, Sustainer, when I’m at my end
My Healer, Redeemer, again and again
My Mother and my Father, Brother, Sister, and Friend
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been

You’ve been my Savior, Sustainer, when I’m at my end
My Healer, Redeemer, again and again
My Mother and my Father, Brother, Sister, and Friend
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been
Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been

Everything I’ve needed Lord, You’ve always been
Oh, Yes, You have
Thank You, Jesus, yes
You’ve always been

Songwriter: Chad Mattson, UMG (on behalf of Centricity Music (CEY)); Capitol CMG Publishing, ASCAP, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutor, and 7 Music Rights Societies

About This Song

“You’ve Always Been” was born when Unspoken lead singer Chad Mattson woke up at 2:00 am one night and began watching an old, 50's-era gospel music group performing in black and white on TV.

“The singer of the group was blind and was vamping on how God had been his eyes,” says Mattson. “I was moved in that moment, thinking how that is so true for my own life. Everything I’ve needed, everything I’ve really needed, God has been for me.”

Stirred by God’s provisions, even amidst painful battles against anxiety and insecurity, as well as depression among his family members, Mattson wrote the lyrics for “You’ve Always Been,” a soulful declaration of God’s constant, dependable presence."