Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LESS LIKE SCARS




To all of you who are hurting...may this song minister to you and bring hope.

I'm especially thinking of and praying for my dear friends tonight...Paige, Cindy, and Kelly. You know why...and so does He.


LESS LIKE SCARS by Sara Groves

It's been a hard year
But I'm climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it's

Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember

And I feel you here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like
Character

Less like a prison, more like my room
It's less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

And I feel you here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

Just a little while ago
I couldn't feel the power or the hope
I couldn't cope, I couldn't feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you

And I know you're here
And you're picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But you are able

And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

And more like
Character

5 comments:

Coffee Bean said...

What a beautiful song! Who sings it? It sounds like Twila Paris but I don't know what she looks like. Thanks Elysa!

Love, Kelly

Elysa said...

Oops! I forgot to say, didn't I? Its Sara Groves. I just discovered her a few months ago. So many of her songs really touch my heart. I'll be posting another one soon entitled PAINTING PICTURES OF EGYPT. The words are very powerful...especially the last couple of lines. And I used I SAW WHAT I SAW when I shared about my Swaziland trip at church. That video, which I've posted here and can be seen at YouTube, makes me BAWL!

Going now to credit Sara Groves in my blog post. Thanks for letting me know, Kelly!

Love you SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elysa

Coffee Bean said...

How funny! I came back to listen to it again and saw that it said Sara Groves... and thought I must have missed it and came here to post that I saw where you put who sang it... LOL!

I LOVE you SO MUCH too!!!

and, thank you for your comment on my post today. It meant a lot.

Elysa said...

Funny about the name, Kelly!

And I said what I said in the comment at your blog because its TRUE! And I'm sure I'm not the only one you've continued to bless despite the "benching". I can tell that from the people who read and comment at your blog.

Emily said...

one of my fave SG songs.... but then again almost every one of her songs is my fave SG song!