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playPlace of Surrender

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"Place of Surrender"

He said I've been to church most of my life
But to be honest, I've never felt too much inside
To me the church is kind of like a glorified Kiwanis club
He said I know that sounds flip, but for me that's where it's at
But I can tell you believe there's more than that
And actually I'd like to listen, if you would try to explain
So we talked about the God who became a peasant child
Who lived a love so hot that blood was shed
He said I wonder why you feel your faith almost like a lover's touch
While for me its like some lukewarm proposition in my head
And I said, if you really want to know, I think...

(Chorus)
It all comes down to the place of surrender
Where you gladly say, God, I lay down my will
I'm giving up control, 'cause you died for me
Its the place where your hunger, and your deepest thirst
Is to know the Creator of the universe
And where you think of the price God paid for your sin
And everything is worthless by comparison
Somehow it all begins, at the place of surrender

I could tell that my words hit him like a brick
He said you mean your willing to bow down and submit your whole life to God?
Man that sounds odd ...not to mention dehumanizing and potentially dangerous
I said, I guess I'll take my chances, in calling someone Lord
Who owned this world, yet for my sake became poor
I'm not afraid to serve a deity who died for me
He said so you're telling me the passion comes from looking at the cross
And then placing all that's yours in God's hands
I said yeah, I guess that's it, but why some do it and some don't
Is a crazy mystery I guess I'll never understand
But I'm more and more convinced, that...

(Chorus)
It all comes down to the place of surrender
Where you gladly say, God, I lay down my will
I'm giving up control, 'cause you died for me
Its the place of no bargains, and no half way
Where his prayer in the garden is the prayer we pray
Lord, not my will, but yours be done
Nothing's really mine -- 'cause you bought it with your blood
That's when the freedom comes at the place of surrender

Credits:

Music & Lyrics By Bryan Sirchio

Crosswind Music, 1995.

updated: 7 years ago

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