Saturday, October 11, 2008

brokenness

This one popped up today on my i-Pod. Had forgotten what a terrific song it is.

Restore My Soul
by Steve Hindalong
as performed by The Choir

I call to you with one lung exploded
From breathing the dust of the earth
With my tongue eroded
From licking the crust of the earth
A tear away from reconciled
A prayer away from whole
Restore my soul

I cry to you with two eardrums blistered
From laughing with preachers of night
With my vertebrae twisted
From dancing with creatures of night
A day away from sanctified
A breath away from whole
Restore my soul

I crawl to you with ten fingers smoking
From turning the pages of sin
With my spirit choking
From earning the wages of sin
A bridge away from justified
A step away from whole
Restore my soul

4 comments:

Cami said...

Wow, Prof, I had never heard or read this one before! How great it is to cry out to God in humility! This song reminds me of the message in "East to West."

I.I. said...

it's an intense song.

Maxine said...

You are right. This one is intense. The first line of each stanza are heavy duty. Such it is when we need to be reconciled. We must call, cry, crawl with our battered souls to the Restorer.

I.I. said...

I love the phrase "earning the wages of sin" -- I don't know that I've ever heard it put this way before.

But if death is what we have deserve by our sin, then we have definitely earned those wages.