Michael W. Smith, “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”

Contemporary Christian legend Michael W. Smith has released his new album, “Surrounded,” which is bannered by the title track and lead single, which is a cover of the original by Upper Room. Written by Elyssa Smith, Surrounded (Fight My Battles) began as a moment of free worship that has since become a truly phenomenal, powerful song on its own right.

With this cover, Smith adds a complexity and wisdom to the song, and in doing so, makes his version of “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” one of my favorite ones to date.


SURROUNDED (FIGHT MY BATTLES) Lyrics
Michael W. Smith

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

[Spoken]
Oh, nothing it’s too difficult
Nothing too hard for You, Jesus
This is how we fight
This is how we fight our battles

[Chorus 1]
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles…

[Verse]
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

[Chorus 1]
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

[Bridge]
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
‘Cause this is how You fight my battles
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
The victory is Yours!
‘Cause this is how You fight my battles

[Chorus 1]
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles
This is how I fight my battles

[Verse]
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You
It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

[Outro]
Oh, come on, lift up and shout a praise
We believe in You
You’re the God of Miracles
We believe in You
We believe, we believe…