Monday, August 30, 2004

Be Near

"You are all
big and small
and wonderful
to trust in grace through faith
but I'm asking to taste.

Your fullness is mine,
revelation divine.
But oh, to taste,
to know much more than a page,
to feel Your embrace.

For dark is light to You.
Depths are height to You.
Far is near, but Lord I need to hear from You.
Be near, O God.
Be near, O God of us.
Your nearness is to us our good."

-Lyrics by Shane Barnard (c. 2003 Waiting Room Music)