Tuesday, November 4, 2008

....Just don't turn away...

There is a new song these days that is piercing my heart. It's by a group who call themselves Tenth Avenue North. One of the things I love about it is that the song is sung from God's perspective. He is singing to me.

In it He asks some very good questions: "Why are you trying to earn grace?" "Why are you searching as if I'm not enough?", and He begs me not to turn away - not to run - not to fight His hands. He begs me to surrender and accept the gift that is already here.

It's a wonderful, haunting song with a great message... He's by my side - where ever I fall, whenever I call, in the darkest of night... His hands are holding me...."Just don't turn away"...

May I feel Your hands in action and Your presence in my life
May I not fight
May I not turn away.

Lord, Lift up my face...

By Your Side - Tenth Avenue North

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for leaving this up! I have this page set on my favorites toolbar for quick reference, and sometimes, seemingly when I need it most, I click on it by accident, and I am renewed in my hope that God loves and cares for me more than I know. I have a "need-love" for Him, as C.S. Lewis describes in his book, The Four Loves, and I'm so happy for that!
Thanks again!
Please keep inspiring others by sharing this song and leaving this page up!! :)