Monday, November 9, 2009

Heartache Healer

These are lyrics from Nicole Nordeman's song "I Am." I hope she doesn't mind me sharing them with you. These words hurt and yet heal me now. My heart aches. But this is the time that I cry just His name, because sometimes, that's all we can do . . . and that's okay.

Oh Jesus, "'Heart-ache Healer, Secret-keeper, / be my Best Friend' and You said 'I am.'"

(You can find her song in youtube, just to let you know . . . )

"I Am"

Pencil marks on a wall.
I wasn't always this tall,
You scattered some monsters from beneath my bed,
You watched my team win,
You watched my team lose,
You watched when my bicycle went down again,

CHORUS:
And When I was weak unable to speak,
still I could call You by name,
and I said “Elbow healer, Superhero,
come if You can,” and You said “I am”

Only 16, life is so mean, what kind of curfew is at ten PM
You saw my mistakes, You watched my heart break
Heard when I swore I’d never love again

CHORUS:
When I was weak, unable to speak,
still I could call You by name,
and I said “Heart-ache Healer, Secret-keeper,
be my Best Friend” and You said “I am”

You saw me wear white, by pale candlelight,
I said forever to what lies ahead
two kids and a dream, with kids that can scream
too much it might seem when it’s two AM

CHORUS:
when I am weak, unable to speak,
still I will call You by name.
“Oh Shepherd, Savior, Pasture-maker,
hold on to my hand,” and You say “I am.”

The winds of change,
And circumstance blow in and all around
us so we find a foothold that’s familiar,
And bless the moments that we feel You nearer
Life had begun, I was woven and spun,
You let the angels dance around the throne, who can say when,
But they’ll dance again, when I am free and finally headed home

CHORUS:
I will be weak, unable to speak,
still I will call You by name
“Creator, Maker, Life-sustainer,
Comforter, Healer, My Redeemer,
Lord and King, Beginning and
the End, I am, yes, I am.”

3 comments:

cmb said...

Wow. Those are some pretty beautiful lyrics. I'm sure the music is just a wonderful. I especially like the second verse, i think. "You saw my mistakes, You watched my heart break, Heard when I swore I’d never love again." Wow. That sounds familiar. Love you, Danae.

danae said...

I love you, Christina . . . I know. I really like this song. I like that verse a lot too. <3

cmb said...

Oooh, I have to tell you... I read Psalm 18 the other day. It's sooo intense. Read it sometime soon. It's freaky as crap, but awesome. And amazing and powerful. :)