"I believe in the love of God, it is an orphan's wildest dream, it is a Narrow Little Road, it is an ever widening desert stream" ~ Red Mountain hymn

"This narrow little road may be filled with both abundant joy and humiliating sorrow; surely, even its promised Divine acceptance cannot assure it's travelers absense of profound rejection. Indeed, this narrow road may be filled with a great many things, but the one thing it truly lacks is regret!" ~Debbie Sue



Monday, February 28, 2011

You restore our souls (song)

song written in March/April 2010

YOU RESTORE OUR SOULS

Though we've crawled through some seasons of darkness
and the raindrops still pour from our eyes
We've put our hope in Your unending mercy
for You've promised the Son/Sun will arise

Oh You came down and You made our lives blessed
You brought so much joy our hearts found rest

And so we sing to You Jesus
For Your love has been our fortress
You restore(d) our souls
And now we bow before You Father
knowing there's none other
in our hearts, You alone are God

As we kneel through some seasons of waiting
for the day we'll rejoice in our land
We put our hope in the truth that You've called us
every season is led by your hand

Oh oh you bent down
wiped every tear from our eyes
You brought so much joy
now we will boldly draw nigh

And we will sing to you Jesus
For your love has been our fortress
You restore(d) our souls
And now we bow before You Father
knowing there's none other
in our hearts, You alone are God

Oh in our hearts, You alone are God


This song is about struggle, and it's about the pain that we endure through different seasons of life; seasons of loss, disappointment, and waiting. It's true, this song is about those things. However, more importantly, it's about the hope that doesn't disappoint us despite many seasons of heartaching disillusionment. It's about the peace and the joy that settles in our hearts during gut-wrenching moments of pain and struggle, and the restoration that invades and transforms our souls in Christ. It'a about a God who feels our pain; a God who came from Heaven and became a man to know our grief. A man who bent down, and ultimately humbled Himself unto death to truly and deeply know the hearts of His children.

We were never created to be faced with such glory, such unbelievable love, and not respond; henceforth the response in the chorus...

"And now we sing...and now we bow...(and we declare)You alone are God!"

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