Musical InterludePosted: September 12, 2013
There is a song we have been singing fairly regularly at church lately.
We sang it a month or so ago when I was in the middle of a very raw and uncertain place, and I could hardly sing, I was so overcome by the truth in the words.
But I could not remember the name of the song to save my life. I thought it might be a Sovereign Grace Music song, but I couldn’t find it among the songs there.
I remembered that Tim regularly jots down song lyrics that strike him a certain way while we are singing. (I love it when we are standing in church and he pulls that worn little notebook out of his pocket…) Sure enough, tucked in between sermon notes were four lines from the song… just enough for me to locate the name.
Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
The one verse in particular that struck me that day was this:
Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay
I was being tempted that particular day; tempted to worry. Tempted to ponder the what-ifs. Tempted to keep all of my anxiety and heartache tucked deep inside instead of laying it at the feet of the only One who can carry it.
The song was both freeing and convicting. The words gently reminded me that I need him, that he is the only one who can give me hope, who can ease my anxiety, who holds the answers to all the “what-ifs,” because he is the answer.
And the freedom, oh, the freedom!
Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me
And where You are, Lord, I am FREE.
Soak it in, friends.