I’m a byproduct of years in this life
Burdened and weary from tears and strife
My heart is shattered and dull-ish
My thoughts scattered and foolish
But I awoke one morning to mercy anew
For I was introduced newly to you
Your love and your grace
Lifted the shame from my face
By your word, light was established.
In your love, the world was formed.
But breath of God, I marvel most
At the creation of my being:
The carefully knit soul within my temple
And the hope pounding through my veins.
Oh breath of God,
Come once again
Breathe your life into me
For I am weary from this journey
And aching in my bones,
But I am unwilling to quit.
My old perspective:
I opened my eyes, filled with grief,
And raised my voice to join the chorus.
For the angels, by the throne of God,
Were mourning the birth of another useless life
And wailed in sorrow upon my deliverance.
For a sinful being was I, destined to grieve the Father
And fail, disappoint, all mankind.
My new perspective:
I opened my eyes in glee
Upon receiving my deliverance,
For I have been redeemed
By the precious blood of Jesus.
No longer will I mourn,
But rather join the angels’ chorus
Of everlasting praise.
Though the darkness closes in, and the night appears eternal, though the shadows taunt me, and the valley is darkened with doom, I will not fear. For your hand is mighty to save, and your heart pure with justice and hope. Your very being is the light by which my soul sees, and the stars will guide my way.
With rage, the sea pounds the shore, stirring sand into the air in little swirls and washing thick foam toward my feet.
Without ceasing, the mighty waves thunder, and the air roars with droplets of salt water.
The rapids and currents sweep my feet from beneath.
Your love rages with a passion, stirring my soul to follow and washing over me heavily.
Your love is as unceasing as the thundering waves and constant as the droplets of water;
It sweeps my feet from under me.
I will grasp your hand
And guide your feet
Along solid paths of righteousness
And through fields of everlasting peace
I will hug you close
And hold you near to my heart
With your name engraved in my mind
And your soul firm in my hand
My love for you is everlasting
To the extent of my son’s death
In which you are worth his worth
And have been adopted to sonship
The mountains declare your majesty
The skies display your splendor
The birds sing your praises
The oceans roar your greatness
The grasses sway with worship
The whales groan in awe
The wind whistles in delight
The sun shines like your brilliance
The moon glows with your purity
The stars twinkle at your command
Jesus demonstrates your love
I represent your righteousness