Saturday, September 05, 2009

Then Sings My Soul: To God Alone, Aaron Shust

This is my first foray into this meme. I wish I'd found it sooner, as this is one that has meaning for me (not something you can say about a lot of memes out there).

This week's song is To God Alone, by Aaron Shust. The first thing that hooked me was the music, but the more I sing and listen, I come face-to-face with my self. I see the tendency I have to want credit for the things I do, to want recognition, appreciation, or praise. I remember all the way back to my school days, when I was often the "curve-buster" on test days. Never once did it occur to me to give God the credit for my ability to remember things (maybe that's why that ability seems to be disappearing these days!). Even more so in these days, when I am in the process of trying to lose my pride, fear, and a million other character defects that prevent me from following Christ more fully... there is the tendency to look at what *I* am doing, forgetting that I am only doing it because of Him. This song reminds me that He is the one really doing it all, not me.


To God Alone
Aaron Shust

Can you take me by the hand

Can you use me as I am

Break me into who you want me to be

When the time is finally right

You will open up my eyes

Show me everything you want me to see

This life is not my own


To God alone be the glory

To God alone be the praise

Everything I say and do

Let it be all for you

The glory is yours alone

Yours alone Take the offering

I bring You want more than what I sing

Can I give you every part of me

Turn these pennies into gold

Take this life I call my own

Until I'm running after your heart

I'm needing to let go

We will rise and we will fall

But you remain after all

You're glorious and beautiful You're beautiful


Lisa notes... said...

I'm glad you're joining this meme! As you already know, I love this song, too. "Break me into who you want me to be" - that's a toughie, but oh, I need it. You're right that it is so easy to want the recognition for ME, but it's really all about HIM. Thanks for posting this one.

shopannies said...

This is a great song as humans we often want to claim the praise for what we do but in fact all the glory belongs to him

Cathy said...

Welcome to TSMSS. I discovered Aaron Shust on Twitter. I really like that song.

LivingforGod said...

I'm glad you're joining us. I love this meme :). Thanks for sharing this wonderful song. Soli Deo Gloria! (To God alone be the glory)

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