Tuesday, September 22, 2009

what do i know of holy?

(I am accompanying my sister-in-law in this song on Sunday morning in church. Have a listen to it -- lyrics are posted below. It is my new favorite and it sounds like it was written exactly for me.)



VERSE 1:

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?

VERSE 2:
I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were might 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 it's 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?

5 comments:

Sheila said...

That song gave me instant goosebumps! Love it!

christy said...

i love that song!! the lyrics are so beautiful + moving ...

Margo said...

Beautiful!! Who sings that? I have a gift certificate for our Christian book store, and might just have to use it for this CD.

colleen said...

very powerful. . thanks for sharing.

jackie said...

what a beautiful song! glad to hear it's been inspiring you! thanks for sharing, andrea.