Monday, May 30, 2011

WHERE I WAS

I stumbled across this artist today for the first time. Asa is from Nigeria, Africa, so that's what first got my attention. What caught my attention next was her incredible voice. And what held my attention was her song PREACHER MAN. This song speaks to me because just a few years ago, I was relatively unmoved by the plight of the poor and the down trodden. Oh I cared, but mostly in theory only. I didn't know the poor. And I certainly didn't want to know them if it meant my life getting messy.

Praise God that He had mercy on me, opened my eyes to the poverty of my own state, and set my feet on a new path. After revelation came repentance. And after repentance, came a better life.

Messier? Yes.

Requiring sacrifice? Yes.

Heartbreaking at times? Yes.

But oh so worth it.




PREACHER MAN
(Bukola Elemide)
© 2010 na├»ve / Bukola Elemide

PREACHER MAN PLEASE HAVE SOME FAITH
I’VE COME TO YOU COS’ I LOST MY WAY
HERE I AM WITH MY BAG OF SHAME
OH PLEASE DON’T SEND ME AWAY
YESTERDAY LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY
I HAD IT ALL BUT NOW IT’S ALL GONE
WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE CAN I FIND YOU?
OH LORD PLEASE SHOW ME YOUR FACE

I NEED YOU NOW
I NEED YOU HERE
I NEED YOU EVERYDAY
I NEED YOU NOW
I NEED YOU HERE
I NEED YOU EVERYWHERE

OH LORD, I’VE BEEN VERY GREEDY
I WORSHIPED MONEY, AND WOULDN’T HELP THE NEEDY
THEIR PAINS JUST DIDN’T MOVE ME
WHAT AM I AND WHO HAVE I BECOME?
I’M REACHING OUT, I NEED YOU NOW
COME EASE THIS PAIN, I NEED YOU NOW
I’M DOWN ON MY KNEES,
I’M READY TO CHANGE
SAVE ME LORD, I’M FEELING LOW

I NEED YOU NOW
I NEED YOU HERE
I NEED YOU EVERYDAY
I NEED YOU NOW
I NEED YOU HERE
I NEED YOU EVERYWHERE

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