A few weeks back I woke up with Psalm 139:1-17 and Romans 8.38-39 - thinking how they both talk about distance - that for God's people in Christ, nothing in all creation can separate us from him. The verses and pre chorus are mostly reflections on the Psalm whereas the chorus's are Romans, so its kind of contrasting and linking the two passages.

One point is the chorus line "For neither depths of hell nor stars above can Keep us from your love". Originally the line was "depths of hell nor heavens above can keep us from you love" - because that's what the texts allude to esp verse 8 of the Psalm in regard to trying to escape from God's presence where they say "heavens" they mean more "the sky" than the "heavenly afterlife". But logically it sounds weird:for most for Christians in a worship song "heavens" conjures thoughts of "afterlife" not "sky" so "heavens above" doesn't work.
So "stars above" was my way of avoiding that: and in my thinking from my love of astronomy - stars are some of the mightiest, most massive and violent objects in all of the universe! And even our closest star - the Sun - is 152,000,000km away! My faith statement is that even they can't separate us from God's love.
I really debated this a lot and got feedback from some other Pastor's who could see the point of the lyric - which as Roman's says that that even the powers of hell can separate those of us who are "in Christ" from his love (not that Hell isn't a reality for those who are not "in Christ"). I nearly changed the line to "Powers of Hell" - but didn't because then you lose the poetry of distance in contrast with the next line "nor stars above".

Does it work or doesn't it?
If it doesn't do you have any other suggestions!!!???

Here's the whole song and the chorus in context
Stars Above (Nothing Can Separate Us)
Psalm 139 1-17
Romans 8:38-39

Verse 1
Wider than the rivers
Deeper than the seas
Higher than the mountains
Is your love for me

Wonderfully created
In my motherís womb
You knit me together
It was all your plan

Pre Chorus 1
Ev'n before my life began
All my days were written by your hand

Chorus 1
And there is nothing in this world
that can distance us from you
For neither depths of hell nor stars above can
Keep us from your love

Verse 2
Lord youíve searched and know me
When I rise or fall
You see deep within me
Lord youíve seen it all

Could the darkness hide me?
My days turn into night
Youíd be there beside me
Turning dark(ness) into light

Pre Chorus 2
Lord I feel your hand on me
As you keep me safe from whats unseen

Chorus 1 x2
And there is nothing in this world
that can distance us from you
For neither depths of hell nor stars above can
Keep us from your love

Bridge intro

Bridge
Nothing can separate us
From Godís love for us in Jesus Christ

Chorus 2
And not the spirits of the air
Our deepest fears or doubts or cares
And not the present nor what is to come can
Keep us from your love

Chorus 1
And there is nothing in this world
that can distance us from you
For neither depths of hell nor stars above can
Keep us from your love

Instrumental

Chorus 2
And not the spirits of the air
Our deepest fears or doubts or cares
And not the present nor what is to come can
Keep us from your love

Tag x3
Nothin can separate us
From Godís love for us in Jesus Christ
Last time
Nothing can separate us
From Godís love revealed in Jesus