Thursday, July 19, 2012

Look who found Lyrics...

I admit it.  I'm one who likes music for the melody.  The catchy tune.  The hook. The sing songy nature of it all.  I'm also the one who can be caught singing the WRONG WORDS to any song at any time.  I'm not usually detail oriented enough to listen to the lyrics. 

Which is why it's truly a surprise that I'm recommending that y'all read the lyrics word for word to Casting Crowns' new release, Jesus, Friend of Sinners.  It has captivated and convicted me.  I can't point to one line that means more to me than another as they all hold such meaning.

My prayer is God would speak to each of us, through these lyrics, by His spirit. 

Jesus Friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name but the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus friend of sinners the truth's become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You but they're tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up I'm so double minded
A plank eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh Jesus friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus friend of sinners break our hearts for what breaks yours

Jesus friend of sinners the one who's writing in the sand
Make the righteous turn away and the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember we are all the least of these
Let the memory of Your mercy bring your people to their knees

Nobody knows what we're for only against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did

Oh Jesus friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus friend of sinners break our hearts for what breaks yours

You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they're the reason that You came

Lord I was that lost cause and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me a grateful leper at Your feet

'Cause You are good, You are good And Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever

Oh Jesus friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy Help us reach with open hearts and open doors

Oh Jesus friend of sinners break our hearts for what breaks Yours
And I was the lost cause and I was the outcast
You died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

2 comments:

Tara said...

This song literally gives me chills. I heard it for the first time at Bible study a few weeks ago and it hit home. Ugg.

I have a few favorite lines:
--We cut down people in your name but the sword was never ours to swing
--Nobody knows what we're for only against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did

But I agree..the whole song....

Love you, friend!

Nancy said...

Thanks for posting this!!! What a great song. Really says it all.