Between the Sword and Salvation

We are lead out to the desert’s soul
And in strife we seek to find repose
For our weary, and rest for our heavy layden –
Backs broken on our hope
Could it be we’d end up like the walls of Jericho,
Crashed down by trumpets call?
Yet I do not think it so
Cause He’s saved my body from the flames of devastation
There’s still time for our nation
If we could only hope
Find strength in Him who takes our pain and makes us mighty
Him who makes us thirsty
..for His Love.

Oh God, you weep for us,
In your love we trust
And wait upon the King of Kings
Who in time will bring
everlasting…

Oh it’s not just sticks stones,
Not even swords could break these bonds
Of constant adoration, to the king of all nations
Just hail Immanuel,
For in a little while he’ll fell
The greatest of opponents, our selfish machinations
… and our pride

But Oh God, you weep for us, In your love we trust
And wait upon the King of Kings
Who in time will bring
everlasting…

Here I am, I wait and I will not despair or doubt for he is with me now
Through sand and time, I’ll stay and magnify the Lord of Hosts who leads me to life

But Oh God, you weep for us, In your love we trust
And wait upon the King of Kings
Who in time will bring
everlasting…

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This past weekend I attended an really wonderful retreat that allowed me to think and process. It also gave me hope that my own personal desert isn’t endless, at that at some point, I will be renewed, rebuilt, redeemed. This song is the result of my inspiration from the weekend, which draws on themes from Israel’s exile and their history as articulated by the Tanakh. Always, God kept a place for the remnant, and in time rebuilt His people. I leave the end of the chorus, “everlasting,” trailing, because in my mind, the promise is more than just everlasting life. It is everlasting love, hope, joy, peace, contentment and more.

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