In the past I have claimed that I am not a lyrics person, but I should clarify. I have very little aptitude for remembering the words to songs. In fact, I am certain those around me find this remarkable ineptitude irritating. But, for the record, I do make an effort when I find the music particularly edifying. I love each of the following songs in their entirety. I find them full of truth and wisdom, and truth and wisdom set to music is worth pondering, worth listening to and reflecting upon over and over again. I've picked out my favorite line from each song. Some are heartbreaking, some uplifting, all profound.
- The Power of the Cross by Getty Music. "Oh to see my name. Written in the wounds, For through Your suffering I am free."
- Held by Natalie Grant. "If hope is born of suffering. If this is only the beginning. Can we not wait, for one hour? Watching for our Savior?"
- How Deep the Father's Love for Us by Sarah Sadler. "Ashamed I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers."
- Something Beautiful by Newsboys. "I want a new beginning. One without an end."
- Revelation Song by Gateway Worship. "I'm filled with wonder, awestruck wonder. At the mention of Your name."
- Husbands and Wives by Brooks and Dunn. "Pride is the chief cause in the decline in the number of husbands and wives."
- Be Thou My Vision By Ginny Owens. "Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise. Thou mine inheritance, now and always."
- Finally Home by MercyMe "I'm gonna wrap my arms around my daddy's neck. And tell him that I've missed him...When I finally make it home."
- In Christ Alone by Getty Music. "No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man, can every pluck me from His hand."
- Forever On and On by Point of Grace. "I'd just as soon try and count the stars up in the sky...than to measure the love there is between His outstretched hands."
May we ponder and apply these lyrical truths this week! And I would love to know some of your favorites as well.