Thursday, October 4, 2007

East to West

Lately, it seems like every time I turn on the radio, this song is on. It is so helpful to be reminded of how merciful and kind the Lord is. Just when we think we can't get back up, he is right there to pick us up. We didn't deserve anything, but the Lord gave us everything! How great is our God!!!!

Here I am, Lord, and I'm drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You've cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
'cause I can't bear to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You've washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I'm not holding on to You, but You're holding on to me
You're holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don't have to see the man I've been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
'cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other

"East to West" - Casting Crowns


Annsley

3 comments:

Lana said...

I love the truth behind this song and how it mimics Psalm 103 and how kind and merciful our God is to His children! Thanks for sharing this Annsley!

Jenn Romanski said...

Oh how His faithfulness is so much greater than my own! Thanks for the reminder Annsley.

PS It's nice to see a post from you as well :-)

Kevin said...

Is this Annsley Edwards first blog?!! Well, soon you'll be caught up to me. Definitely one of my favorite songs, lyric speaking. Wish more bands had lyrics like this. Thanks for posting this.