Great Defender – The Story Behind The Song



The Story Behind The Song

By Leann Albrecht

As I was writing for my latest CD, You Are The One, I wanted a song that gave people hope, peace and comfort through the perilling times in which we live. It seems we are barraged with continual bad news, calamities and impending disasters every where we turn. In fact, if I didn’t know the Lord was my defense and protector, I would faint from fear.

I wanted this song to instill strength and fearlessness into the listener as it recites the truth of Psalm 91…which was the anchor scripture as we wrote that day. These promises are powerful!

Psalm 91 (GW)

1 Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say to the Lord,“You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

3 He is the one who will rescue you from hunters’ traps
and from deadly plagues.

4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth is your shield and armor.

5 You do not need to fear terrors of the night, arrows that fly during the day,

6 plagues that roam the dark, epidemics that strike at noon.

7 They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.

8 You only have to look with your eyes to see the punishment of wicked people.

9 You, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made the Most High your home.

10 No harm will come to you .No sickness will come near your house.

11 He will put his angels in charge of you to protect you in all your ways.

12 They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot against a rock.

13 You will step on lions and cobras. You will trample young lions and snakes.

14 Because you love me, I will rescue you. I will protect you because you know my name.

15 When you call to me, I will answer you. I will be with you when you are in trouble. I will save you and honor you.

16 I will satisfy you with a long life. I will show you how I will save you.

Carl, Jeff Slaughter and I crafted the Great Defender in one afternoon. It came so quickly, it seemed even the Lord wanted these promises to resound on the lips of those who run to Him.

This video was shot for the indie-film, “Sins Of Our Fathers”.

You can find Great Defender on You Are The One Cd at




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