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The Awakening

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Joshua Rhodes, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Joshua Rhodes

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    Jun 9, 2003
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    In my search through songs for the "100 Days of Good CCM Lyrics" thread, I came across this song, by songwriter/singer Sara Groves. It has long spoken to me and is a reminder to that Jesus is often bigger than the box we try to place Him in. Being that some are surely not followng the Lyrics thread, I thought I'd share it out here, so more could read and comment. God bless. In His Grip, joshua

    The Awakening
    Sara Groves (C) 1998 Sara Groves

    Dress down your pretty faith; give me something real.
    Leave out the "Thee and Thou" and speak to me now.
    Speak to my pain and confusion, speak through my fears and my pride,
    Speak to the part of me that knows I'm something deep down inside.

    I know that I'm not perfect, but, compare me to most.
    In a world of hurt, in a world of anger I think I'm holding my own.
    And I know that you've said there is more to life, no, I am not satisified,
    But there are mornings I wake up and I'm just thankful to be alive.

    I've known now for quite awhile that I am not whole.
    I remembered the body and the mind, but dissected my soul.
    Now something inside is awakening, like a dream I once had but forgot,
    And it's something I'm scared of, and something I don't want to stop.

    I woke up this morning and realized that Jesus is not a portrait,
    Or stained-glass windows, or hymns, or all the tradition that surrounds us.
    And I thought it would be hard to believe in, but it's not hard at all,
    To believe I've sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

    He's not asking me to change in my joy for martyrdom,
    He's asking to take my place.
    To stand in the gap that I have formed with His real and His sweet,
    And His real amazing grace.

    And it's not just a sign or a sacrament,
    It's not just a metaphor for love.
    The blood is real, and it's not just a symbol of...

    It's not a sign or a sacrament,
    It's not just a metaphor for love.
    The blood is REAL, and it's not just a symbol of your faith.

    So leave out the "Thee and Thou" and speak now...

    Found on Sara Groves' project Past the Wishing
    (C) 2001 INO Records