Saturday, June 23, 2012

Draw Me Nearer, Lord

So, here I am.  After a very long blogging sabbatical. ; )  I've been here many times over the past few months  as I've tried desperately to find balance in this crazy, frenetic, stressful, busy, overwhelming.....and abundantly blessed life I've been given.  As much as I've tried to walk away & leave my bloggy world, I find that I keep missing this outlet of mine.....this outlet of expression through the art of written words that is very much a part of who I am.   I've got four posts sitting in draft and as I peruse my lists of blogs that I follow and stalk ; ) on this ease-into-the-day Saturday morning while I listen to my favorite songs on YouTube, I keep hitting "replay" on one in particular.

And it just so happens to be.....







It just seems fitting to make my return to one of my outlets with a song.  As I've searched and attempted to find balance in so many ways, the Lord never fails to speak to me loudest through music.  As the multitude of obligations & stresses that find my way into my life shout and tug and pull at me daily, He is constantly pursuing me, encouraging me, calling me to Him, reminding me of His promises and never-failing love through  His Word put to music.  Who am I to deserve a love like that.......faithful, true, steadfast and unwavering even when I am not always so?  I am constantly humbled.....and ever thankful to the point of being speechless.

And so, this morning, and during this summer in which I've determined to take time to breathe deeply, rest fully, laugh & play as often as possible, and to find my footing on this ever-shifting sand, I offer this song back to Him........because I am thankful, and because I know that the closer I am, the more I draw nearer to Him ~ there is where I will find the gift of peace for my soul that is just waiting for me to take the time to experience it.


And, as a side note, I hope when I get to Heaven, I can sing like Meredith Andrews.....until then, I'll just belt it out with her & pretend that I do! ; )




♪♫For your nearness, Lord, I hunger
For your nearness, Lord, I wait
Hold me ever closer, Father
Such a love I cant escape

For your nearness, I am hoping
For your nearness, Lord, I long
Have no need of any other
I have found where I belong
Yes, I have found where I belong

So draw me nearer, Lord
Never let me go
Closer to your heart
Draw me nearer, Lord
Draw me nearer, Lord

In your nearness, there is healing
What was broken,, now made whole
Restoration in its fullness
Lasting hope for all who come

In your nearness, I take shelter
Where you are is where I'm home
I have need of only one thing
To be here before your throne
To be here before you throne

So draw me nearer, Lord
Never let me go
Closer to your heart
Draw me nearer, Lord

So draw me nearer, Lord
Never let me go
Closer to your heart
Draw me nearer, Lord
Draw me nearer, Lord

And keep me here, keep me here
There's nowhere else I rather be
So keep me here, keep me here
There's nowhere else I rather be
There's nowhere else I rather be

So draw me nearer, Lord
Never let me go
Closer to your heart
Draw me nearer, Lord
Draw me nearer, Lord
Draw me nearer, my Lord ♫♪

4 comments:

Sara G said...

Thanks for sharing with us. A new song to me but with a message that is in our hearts. Draw me nearer, Lord! Have a great weekend!

Tänia said...

That is a beautiful song. Yes... it is one that you want to listen to over and over and over. I might need to download this one!! I feel that way about the one I have on my blog as well.

I understand about the posts in draft. For different reasons... I have been negligent and then just took my blog down all together. I think that what we were walking through was just too much to write about. And I could not think of too much else I wanted to share.

Thank you for sharing your heart today.

Tänia of Simply God's Girl

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

Hey - so nice to see you!! Wonderful song you shared - such lovely words :)

Tänia said...

Hello again! Just an FYI... I lost the post that I had on TSMSS and the comment also disappeared. Did not want you to think I deleted you! :)


Tänia of Simply God's Girl