Monday, November 1, 2010

A Song

I have to confess, when I am alone in the car I usually listen to country.

But sometimes, lately, I listen to the Christian radio station. And I have been hearing this song, "Lead Me" by Sanctus Real. I would only hear parts of it at first. And I have to admit it rankled a little.

The line about the wife who needs him to lead her is the one I would always hear, and as an Independent woman who came of age in the 90s, I did think, "oh seriously."

But last night I listened to the song in whole. And I read the lyrics.

"Lead me with strong hands, stand up when I can't"

"I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine. They're independent..."

"Chasing things that I could give up"

Talk about convicting.

Talk about relating.

I think this may be my new favorite song.

If you haven't heard it, here are the lyrics and the youtube link is on the bottom:

Sanctus Real - “Lead Me”

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying...

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They're just children from the outside
I'm working hard, I tell myself they'll be fine
They're independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying...

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I'm called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won't You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can't
Don't want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I'll show them I'm willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone"


Here it is on You tube: Lead Me

3 comments:

Karla said...

It is a good song- the importance of trusting God when you can't do it...and from the outside...look like everything is fine.

gma pam said...

Thanks for posting the words, etc. I heard parts of it too...what a great reminder!!

Foster said...

Scott and I love this song. It made Scott think about how much time he spends at work and how little time he spends at home. He saved it as his ring tone on his phone. Great song and very convicting for us.