Friday, July 3, 2009

The One For the Fourth


This isn’t exactly for Independence Day. But I was thinking about soldiers... and why we care about independence in the first place. This is one of my latest. I hope you like it.

Right Here Where I Stand

Once the Lord of all the earth
Descended lower than us all.
His power spent to purchase grace
No one left to heed his call.
At the last, he stood there, left alone
With only love that has no end.
But as long as I can draw a breath,
He’ll never stand alone again.

I will stand
And I will wait for him.
I will never be ashamed.
I will stand and wait for him
And bear his holy name.
My heart is not troubled
I am not afraid.
I know he will find me
Right here where I stand.

You know it is not easy
This war we fight each day.
We are strangers in this foreign land
Soldiers caught up in the fray.
And some days I grow weary
Until I think I cannot fight
But then I see him suffering there for me
And struggle on with all my might.

In the fiery wind of battle
I can hear the desperate cries
Of wounded men who wander, blind
From smoke that clouds their eyes.
If they can only hold on
And hear the Savior’s call
I will find my brothers and carry them.
I may bleed, but I will never fall.

I will stand
And I will wait for him.
I will never be ashamed.
I will stand and wait for him
And bear his holy name.
My heart is not troubled
I am not afraid.
I know he will find me,
He’ll come again in all his glory
And when he comes that day, he’ll find me
Right here where I stand.
Murray Felkner

6 comments:

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend :)

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

Perfect picture of all three soldiers! i do so love this song!

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Beautiful lyrics - inspiring!

Kristin

Carolyn said...

I can't wait to hear the music. The lyrics are poignant. Hope you have a sweet 4th.

Jan said...

That is really quite fitting. Beautiful words and song.

Have a great weekend this 4th.

Cherie said...

Wow that is beautiful!

Our lesson today was on "Fighting the War for Souls". How we must put on our armor and fight Satan and stand with Christ.

This song goes right along with our lesson. The words are amazing!

Thank you for sharing. Is this one of your songs??