Seeking beauty and meaning in the ordinary
"Worlds Apart", Jars of Clay.
A favorite of mine is "O Sacred Head"
Thanks Kathy. O Sacred Head Now WoundedO sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, now scornfully surrounded with thorns, thine only crown: how pale thou art with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn! How does that visage languish which once was bright as morn! What thou, my Lord, has suffered was all for sinners' gain; mine, mine was the transgression, but thine the deadly pain. Lo, here I fall, my Savior! 'Tis I deserve thy place; look on me with thy favor, vouchsafe to me thy grace. What language shall I borrow to thank thee, dearest friend, for this thy dying sorrow, thy pity without end? O make me thine forever; and should I fainting be, Lord, let me never, never outlive my love for thee.
Thanks Gregg."Worlds Apart"I am the only one to blame for thisSomehow it all ends up the sameSoaring on the wings of selfish prideI flew too high and like Icarus I collideWith a world I try so hard to leave behindTo rid myself of all but loveto give and dieTo turn away and not becomeAnother nail to pierce the skin of one who lovesmore deeply than the oceans,more abundant than the tearsOf a world embracing every heartacheCan I be the one to sacrificeOr grip the spear and watch the blood and water flowTo love you - take my world apartTo need you - I am on my kneesTo love you - take my world apartTo need you - broken on my kneesAll said and done I stand aloneAmongst remains of a life I should not ownIt takes all I am to believeIn the mercy that covers meDid you really have to die for me?All I am for all you areBecause what I need and what I believe are worlds apart[Additional lyrics:]I look beyond the empty crossforgetting what my life has costand wipe away the crimson stainsand dull the nails that still remainMore and more I need you now,I owe you more each passing hourthe battle between grace and prideI gave up not so long agoSo steal my heart and take the painand wash the feet and cleanse my pridetake the selfish, take the weak,and all the things I cannot hidetake the beauty, take my tearsthe sin-soaked heart and make it yourstake my world all aparttake it now, take it nowand serve the ones that I despisespeak the words I can't denywatch the world I used to lovefall to dust and thrown awayI look beyond the empty crossforgetting what my life has costso wipe away the crimson stainsand dull the nails that still remainso steal my heart and take the paintake the selfish, take the weakand all the things I cannot hidetake the beauty, take my tearstake my world apart, take my world apartI pray, I pray, I praytake my world apart
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