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Topic: Failure (03/01/04)
TITLE: Your Name
By Dave Wagner
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My eyes look up beyond the rolling surf
My muffled voice suppressed, I'm left for dead
As hands of blackness push me toward the earth
And as a stone, I sink from life itself
My final thought, Your name, I need Your help...
I knew You well, so long ago it seems
A time when I would feel so close to You
A time that now lives only in my dreams
O for those days when light was all I knew
I pulled myself away, I know not why
My only thought, Your name, O hear my cry...
I fear I might not be there in the end
Too easily distracted, I succumb
To amateur temptations, once again
I lay there as one blinded, deaf and dumb
O Father, give me strength to rise and stand
My only strength, Your name, I need your hand...
O will I ever be convinced that sin
Is not a friend, it offers only death
Why is it that I only see this when
In weakness and in darkness I regress
Discouraged and disgusted, I deflate
My only hope, Your name, myself I hate...
To stand before Your throne of holiness
In robe of white, iniquities confessed
My muddied feet are clean, no more a mess
My inner transformation a success
No longer bound in sins' constricting hold
And on my head, Your name, 'till time untold.