Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Nichole Nordeman

Currently Playing: Nichole Nordeman, Woven and Spun

This is one of my all-time favorite CDs, as in, would-make-the-list-of-CDs-I-would-take-with-me-if-I-had-to-live-on-a-deserted-island-and-could-only-bring-ten-CDs :)

A certain Southern roommate of mine overplayed it a bit this summer at work ;) ...so I haven't listened to it in a while, but I broke it out tonight and was reminded of why I love it so much. So, I'm feeling compelled to share some lyrics tonight...

"Even Then"
So I put aside the masquerade / And admit that I am not okay / Which may not be the thing to say / But I'm not ashamed to need You more each day / So, thank You, Jesus / Even when You see us just as we are / Fragile and frail and so far / From who we want to be / So, thank You, Jesus / Even when the pieces are broken and small / Dreams shatter and scatter like the wind / Thank You, even then...

"Take Me As I Am"
Oh, for a heart that does not ache / For a backbone that won't break / For some steady feet or sturdy ground / A road that isn't gonna let me turn around and run / For a thousand tongues to sing...But the gap grows wider / Between who I am and all I aspire to be / I never could be good enough / To measure up / But You want to take me as I come / You're the only one that can / Take me as I am...

"Mercies New"
Is it fair to say I was lured away? / By endless distractions and lovelier attractions then / Or fairer still, my own free will / Is the better one to blame for this familiar mess I've made again / So I would understand, if You were out of patience / And I would understand, if I was out of chances / Your mercies are new every morning / So let me wake with the dawn / When the music is through or so it seems to be / Let me sing a new song, old things gone / Every day it's true, You make all Your mercies new...

"Gratitude"
Send some rain, would You send some rain? / Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again / And the sun is high and we are sinking in teh shade / Would you send a cloud, thunder long and loud? / Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down / Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid / But maybe not, not today / Maybe You'll provide in other ways / And if that's the case / We'll give thanks to You with gratitude / For lessons learned in how to thirst for You / How to bless the very sun that warms our face / If You never send us rain...

Good CD. Thanks Nichole.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Girl, let's not forget that you're the one who introduced me to that CD in the first place!:) Did I tell you I saw her in concert two weekends ago? Amazing and so good to hear the explanations of those incredible, God-spoken songs.