I have been scarred so deep by life and cold despair, and brittle
Bones were broken far beyond repair. i have leveled lies so deep,
The truth may never find. and inside my faithless heart, i stole
Things never mine.
If mercy falls upon the broken and the poor, dear father, i will
See you, there on distant shores.
I have toiled for countless years and ever felt the cost, and
I've been burned by this world's cold, like leaves beneath the
Frost. on my knees i've crawled to you, bleeding myself dry. but
The price of life is more, than i could ever buy.
And off of the blocks, i was headstrong and proud, at the front
Of the line for the card-carrying, highbrowed. with both eyes
Fastened tight, yet unscarred from the fight. running at full
Tilt, my sword pulled from its hilt. it's funny how these things
Can slip away, our frail deeds, the last will wave good-bye. it's
Funny how the hope will bleed away, the citadels we build and
Night came and i broke my stride, i swallowed hard, but never
Cried. when grace was easy to forget, i'd denounce the
Hypocrites, casting first stones, killing my own. you would
Unscale my blind eyes, and i stood battered, but more wise,
Fighting to accelerate, shaking free from crippling weight. with
Resilience unsurpassed, i clawed my way to you at last. and on my
Knees, i wept at your feet, i finally believed, that you still
Healing hands of god have mercy on our unclean souls once again.
Jesus christ, light of the world, burning bright within our
Hearts forever. freedom means love without condition, without
Beginning or an end. here's my heart, let it be forever yours,
Only you can make every new day seem so new.