Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"



Tuesday, October 16, 2007

If I stand..

One of my favorite all time musical artists remains Rich Mullins, even many years after his death. This song was recorded by him, and I recently have been thinking about the lyrics to it. This song, which is now recorded by Jars of Clay, reminds me of God's faithfulness, even when I most definitely am not..





If I Stand lyrics

There's more that rises in the morning than the sun
And more that shines in the night than just the moon
There'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
Stuff of Earth competes for the allegiance
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
So 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 there's more that dances on the prairies than the wind
And more that pulses in the ocean than the tide
There's a love that's 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

So if I stand let me stand on the promise 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


5 comments:

grammy reese said...

REMEMBER HOW SAD WE ALL WERE WHEN GOD TOOK RICH AND HIS BELOVED DOG HOME. HE'S PROBABLY LEADING THE SINGING IN HEAVEN. GLAD YOU POSTED THAT, GOOD SONG, GOOD LYRICS. LOVE YOU, MOTHER

Charity said...

You know how much I love Rich...

One of his many great songs!

I'm praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Sandy,
The words to this song are so true. God is so good. He WILL pull you through. Your job is to be faith-FULL and do what's right and He'll lead you amd PULL YOU THROUGH. He promises that.

Rich is one of my all time fav artists. This song was one of his best.

Love ya!,
B

megan said...

I was listening to the radio this week and heard a preacher talking about storms. He was sitting in an airport and his flight was delayed. He went to see what the problem was. The lady showed him on the computer screen how chicago was all red on the computer weather screen (meaning they were right in the middle of the thunderstorm) and no flights were coming or going out of chicago. Frustrated that his flight was delayed he set down next to the window with his computer and notes to start working while the storm passed. As he sat there, he thought "Here I am in the eye of the storm, and I'm not even being touched". He compared it to being in God's will. There may be lots of "storms" swirling around us, but if we are in God's will, we will be protected by God.

Hope this is an encouragement. Hope you are feeling better too.

brittany said...

A couple of verses from my devotions this morning...

Job 22:21, "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you." (NIV)



Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." (NIV)