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5/24/07

If I Stand...

Dang, this is a good song/prayer:

"If I Stand," by Rich Mullins

There's more that rises in the morning
Than the sun
And more that shines in the night
Than just the moon
It's more than just this fire here
That keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger
Than this room

And there's a loyalty that's deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegiance
I owe only to the giver
Of all good things

CHORUS:
So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

There's more that dances on the prairies
Than the wind
More that pulses in the ocean
Than the tide
There's a love that is fiercer
Than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother's
When her baby's at her side

And there's a loyalty that's deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegence
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can't, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

3 comments:

Craig said...

The only thing possibly better than reciting this song as a prayer is playing it as one - great piano part.

What do you say, Nick? You sing it and I'll play it, and perhaps there will be much rejoicing (or gnashing of teeth, depending on the sobriety of the audience).

nickg said...

Craig, have you taken the Christian Worship class at Covenant yet? There's got to be something in the Regulative Principle that disallows me from singing a solo in public.

W Sofield said...

I think I've heard this one, but I'm not sure. Thanks for bumping this one.

G.K. Chesterton...

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."