Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A New Favorite Old Song

I've been a huge Nichole Nordeman fan for a while, though not from the beginning. It wasn't until she opened for Steven Curtis Chapman in October 2002 (right before she released CD #3, Woven and Spun) that I really fell in love with her music. To the point that: I have pretty much every song she's written memorized; I've sung at least two or three of them as special music in church; and I had my friend Janet sing "I Am" during the prelude for our wedding!

The funny thing is, until a month or so ago, I had never heard her very first album, Wide Eyed. I had heard one or two of the songs from it, but had sort of forgotten it existed. So I finally bought it, and I have had it on repeat ever since. This is my new favorite old song...I wish you could hear the music, it makes the lyrics even more moving!

Rolling river God
Little stones are smooth
Only once the water passes through
So I am a stone
Rough and grainy still
Trying to reconcile this river's chill
But when I close my eyes
And feel You rushing by
I know that time brings change
And change takes time
And when the sunset comes
My prayer would be this one
That You might pick me up and notice that I am
Just a little smoother in Your hand
Somtimes raging wild
Sometimes swollen high
Never have I known this river dry
The deepest part of You
Is where I want to stay
And feel the sharpest edges wash away
But when I close my eyes
And feel You rushing by
I know that time brings change
And change takes time
And when the sunset comes
My prayer would be this one
That You might pick me up and notice that I am
Just a little smoother in Your hand

--Nichole Nordeman, "River God"
Love it!
And tonight I get to go see her in concert in Louisville!! Whoohoo!!

2 comments:

Jules said...

How was the concert???

I saw her with Cademons Call when her "This Mystery" album was just coming out (in 2000 I think). It was just her and a piano, but boy was I captivated (and I'm not usually a fan of girl singers).

Hope you had a great time!

K said...

I was wondering too how the concert was? Also, I keep meaning to ask you. Have you found a home church yet?