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WORSHIP WEDNESDAY (NewSong)

November 18, 2015

I recently saw NewSong perform at WinterJam in Boise, Idaho and bought their new album Faithful.  I have worshiped to their rendition of the Matt Redman song, This Beating Heart during the last  couple commutes.   The lyrics of the song are:

“Something inside of me
Knows there is surely more then this
Echoes of eternity all around us

Something inside of me
Knows there is surely more then this
Echoes of eternity all around us

There’s music within my soul
I’m more than these flesh and bones I know
Whispers of a destiny deep inside us

[Chorus:]
This beating heart
Like a drum it will beat for You
This heart like a drum it will beat
My soul, my soul sings for You

This beating heart
I was made I was made for You
My God evermore evermore
My soul, my soul sings for You

We’re marked by Your fingerprints
There’s evidence running through these veins
That we are a masterpiece with a Maker
Formed in the secret place
A mystery born of a love and grace
You had a name for me and a purpose.”

As I sing along, I know it is not true.
I sing statements that aren’t reality.
My heart doesn’t always beat like a drum for God.

Too often, my heart beats to nourish flesh and bone.
It beats to earn a wage rather than whisper of destiny.
It thumps to demands forgetting to pulse in praise.

My heart may not always beat like a drum for God but I want it to.
As I sing along with this song, it is not a declaration of where I’m at.
It is a prayer of what I want my heart to be.

“Because God has made us for Himself,
our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”
~Augustine

 

One comment

  1. Well said.



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