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Shadowfeet, by Brook Fraser


Great song. Be encouraged!

Lyrics
Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet
toward home, a land that I’ve never seen
I am changing: less and less asleep
made of different stuff than when i began
and i have sensed it all along
fast approaching is the day
when the world has fallen out from under me
I’ll be found in you, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in you
Theres distraction buzzing in my head
saying in the shadows it’s easier to stay
but I’ve heard rumors of true reality
whispers of a well-lit way
when the world has fallen out from under me
I’ll be found in you, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in you
You make all things new
When the world has fallen out from under me
I’ll be found in you, still standing
Every fear and accusation under my feet
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in you
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Brooke Fraser
Shadowfeet lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

I came across this video on You Tube of Andrea Bocelli singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, with his daughter Virginia. There are few performances that compare to this one-which is the reason I am posting it here. It did not make national or international news when it was released…but maybe it should have. I think we could all use this much beauty in our lives right now.

The song Hallelujah is one I never really cared for. Yes the tune is amazing, but at first listen, it struck me as odd that the writer combines the brokenness of man and the human experience with God’s holiness within the lyrics. I wasn’t sure if this song honored God or if it dishonored God. But only a few weeks ago, I listed to the song and the line “It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah” hit me hard. It finally occurred to me that regardless of God’s holiness or His attributes, anything that man, we, offer to God as far as praise is just that, cold and broken. Isaiah 64:6 provides more on that. However, the entirety of the human experience, along with our nature, means that for us there is a lot of brokenness (Genesis 3). We come to God with all of that, and although He gets us through it all, teaching us and growing us up, each one individually, the brokenness of this life means when we do come to Him for help and guidance we often come with a tired or exhausted Hallelujah. This is what we bring.

No matter how much you have had to carry this past year, or in your life, God is there, still, waiting for you to come to Him with all of that (John 6:35,37,39; Matthew 11:28-30, etc.). It is all broken, but He is happy for you to bring it to Him. With God there is hope, for each day. He provides that to us, because He just loves us that much.

For more about that hope, please see https://wordpicturesbydlink.wordpress.com/jesus/

Hallelujah can be found on Andrea Bocelli’s cd Believe released in 2020.

All the people say amen!

Amen indeed!  Have a blessed Easter celebration!

Count to three and say a prayer
Down for love and up for air
Underwater, overjoyed
Water for a thirsty soul
Water for a thirsty soul
Baptize me into Your love
Oh my spirit’s overcome
Body, mind, and skin, bone
Love Him, wanna make it known
Love Him, wanna make it known
I’m comin’ alive with You
I’m comin’ alive with You
I was livin’ a lie ’til you
I’m comin’ alive with You
All the people say
Amen! Amen!
All the people say
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Yeah!
Resurrection day is here
Bells are ringin’ loud and clear
Caterpillar to a butterfly
Risen to another life
Risen to another life
Yeah, I’m comin’ alive with You
I’m comin’ alive with You
I was livin’ a lie ’til you
I’m comin’ alive with You
All the people say
Amen! Amen!
All the people say
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Yeah!
Amen!
From death to life (Amen!)
From dark to light (Amen!)
I’m singin’ out tonight (Amen! Amen!)
You’re in my blood, my veins
In every word I pray
You gave it all for me
I’ll give it all for You
Oh, I’m in love with You
Overwhelmed by You
And if the world is listenin’
This is my confession
You are my obsession
All the people say
Amen! Amen!
All the people say
Amen! Amen! Amen!
Yeah!
Amen!
From death to life (Amen!)
From dark to light (Amen!)
I’m singin’ out tonight (Amen! Amen!)
Yeah!
Songwriters: – Busbee / Joel David Smallbone / Luke Smallbone / Seth Mosley / Tedd Tjornhom
Amen lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

 

Reblog

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When troubles come, we’re not alone in wondering if God has forsaken us.

In Things Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God’s Promises, author Jon Bloom retells 35 Bible stories—from Abraham to John the Baptist—that reassure us that God is always present and His most profound work is accomplished through trials.

If you, or a loved one, are struggling to see past the storm, Things Not Seen offers a wealth of hope and encouragement to persevere.

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