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Praise

Praise
Comes alive
Deep inside of me
Pulling me
Deeper
Into a realization 
Of who You are
The Artist of creation
The melody of life
My rhythm & rhyme
Is empty
Without You
My greatest dreams
Are all loss
Without You
My deepest longings
Are found
In You
No words
Can explain
Who You are to me
No way to show my love
Without 
Complete 
Surrender
Walking beside You
Living by Your Word
Led by Your Spirit
But I’m so frail
And human
Desperately
Needing You
More

Every hour
Every day
Come be my light
And saving grace
I want
To bring You
Praise

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What…

What do I pray 
To the One who calls
The stars by name
Trillions
Beyond what I can see
Sparkling
For the King of Kings

What do I know
Of His plans for me
He says 
Let go
Trust is complete
It takes
Every part of me

My broken heart
And shattered dreams
The scars that have healed
And yet they bleed
The thoughts that I keep
Buried deep
My heart wants a fight
But can it battle Elohim?
The One who gives life
To everything

It’s all in the open
Open sky
Clear before You
Like the stars each night

This is surrender

I give up the fight
What can I pray
To the One Host High
Except
Thy will be done
Tonight
I am nothing
Without Your light

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Yesterday

Yesterday
My heart was heavy
It pulled me to the ground
Stained knees
In the dirt
Muttered words
Broken thoughts
How could I pray?
When a prayer seemed so small
Compared to the vastness of the unknown
Compared to the infinite sky between
You and me

I am dust
And dust can’t speak
So I opened Your book
And Your book spoke for me

Your words spoke light
Let there be
And light pierced the darkness
And composed a symphony

Stars and planets
Land and sea
They are all still singing
Holy, Holy
Yahweh,
Almighty
Who was and is
And is to come

I am dust
And dust can’t speak

I am fragile
And I am weak

Come and breathe life into me
And I will be
Forever Yours
Forever free

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