Wednesday, November 01, 2006

A Great Kendrick Song

This has been on my desktop as a stickie (electric version of a post-it note) for ages, and I'm surprised it isn't better loved and used much more... Great words, good and appropriate tune - what more do we want?

Here it is:
How can I be free from sin?
Lead me to the cross of Jesus
From the guilt, the power, the pain?
Lead me to the cross of Jesus
There's no other way
No price that I could pay
Simply to the cross I cling
This is all I need
This is all I plead
That his blood was shed for me

How can I know peace within?
Lead me to the cross of Jesus
Sing a song of joy again!
Lead me to the cross of Jesus
Flowing from above
All-forgiving love
From the Father's heart to me!
What a gift of grace
His own righteousness
Clothing me in purity!

How can I live day by day?
Lead me to the cross of Jesus
Following his narrow way?
Lead me to the cross of Jesus.
(c) Graham Kendrick (1991)

2 Comments:

Blogger Ros said...

I kind of agree. It's one of my 'favourite' Kendrick songs - with great words, though I think the tune does feel slightly dated. I wonder if one reason we don't sing it much is the tricky not-quite-knowing-when-to-come-in-in-the-chorus. I don't think I've ever sung it when someone hasn't got it wrong.

11:01 pm, November 01, 2006  
Blogger Beckie said...

I LOVE this song - we sing it at camp, but i've never heard it anywhere else... a great reminder of where we need to turn every single day (something that can so easily be forgotten) and of the amazing gift that the cross is.

10:55 pm, November 03, 2006  

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