Monday, January 10, 2011

be still and recognize...




Addison Road - What Do I Know Of Holy


I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

(CHORUS 2)
What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life "its" name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

(CHORUS)
What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?

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This song has been the soundtrack playing in my mind for several days now.  
Such beautiful, powerful, honest, reflective words...
The melody points me again and again in the direction of the Holy.







I've also been reading this book:  An Altar in the World, by Barbara Brown Taylor.  I have only finished the first two chapters and have already been blessed tremendously by the message Taylor is sharing with me.  I highly recommend this book if you are looking for ways to dive more deeply into the divine... 

5 comments:

Matthew said...

This song moves me every time I hear it, and continuing to ponder on the absolute Holiness of God, this line always gets me:

"Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be, the slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees"

Thanks for sharing, just passing through and this caught my eye ...

YBIC,
~Matt

Lauralee said...

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Lisa said...

what a beautiful entry!

samuel :) said...

Hi,

just wondering...

u a christian..?

SAMUEL : )

www.samuelbarris.blogspot.com

jenna said...

Hey Samuel!
Yes sir, I am a Christian. :)

Thanks for all the comments! I hope this song (and the book) blesses you as it has me!