Monday, April 28, 2008

You Give and Take Away

The Lord gave me this song while I was sitting at the piano a few minutes ago, and it is hard. It is hard to learn what it is to go through this, and it is humbling. 

(played on the piano)
It's so easy to say that you give and take away when I am feeling happy
Its so easy to say that you love me when I can feel I'm in Your grace
When the sun sets on my sorrow
I only hope to make it to tomorrow
Can I say with praise 'You give and take away'?

O Lord help me want to praise Your Name
When You give and take away
O Lord when you give and take away

And its so easy to praise When I'm on the giving side of the phrase
And its so easy to walk away
But help me want to want to say
'You give and take away'

O Lord help me want to praise Your Name
Through the good times and the bad
I Lord when You take away

And its so wonderful to praise Your name when you take away
When each word comes out with tears and pain yet Your holding me again
So take away
My Lord
Take away
What You need!
To get to the end of me

O Lord I love to praise You name
Jesus, when you give and take away

Thats it, a simple prayer. But it is written with tears no one will see, because I don't like it when people see me cry. So I run away and hide whenever I do cry. But that is how this song came, from a heart that gave up. When I give up, I think that is when He can give. Thank you Jesus.

Here is the verse that didn't make it into the final song:

Jesus Your my peace
Yet my heart has been so ill at ease
As I wait, O God, as I wait it seems so long
Yet will I praise?


Tammy said...

I really like this one. I can SO relate.

- Sarah :-) said...

Wow - this is awesome. Do you ever record yourself with this stuff?