Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mercy Said No

I've been meaning to post this for awhile...

Our friends at A Place Called Simplicity are (as I type) working their way home from Uganda with their two new children.

They've been blogging about their journey and the word mercy came up. Immediately I thought of this song. It's by Greg Long - written from a phrase that stuck with him at church one day.

I've heard it probably hundreds of times by now... danced it at dozens of events and for the singer himself. And I have to say, it is still the song that chokes me up and makes it difficult to concentrate on ballet steps or sign language.
The message is powerful... life-changing if you let it be.

Have you ever wished that someone loved you like this?

(turn up your speakers and start the first song on the playlist to the right)
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MERCY SAID NO
I was just a child when I felt the Savoir leading me
I was drawn to what I could not understand
And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing
That what He'd have me be is who I am
As I've come see the weaker side of me
I've realized his grace is what I need
When sin demanded justice for my soul
Mercy said no
I'm not gonna let you go
I'm not gonna let you slip away
You don't have to be afraid
Mercy said no
Sin will never take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away
Thank you Jesus
Mercy said no
For God so loved the world that He sent His Son to save us
From the cross He built a bridge to set us free
Oh but deep within our hearts there is still a war that rages
And makes His sacrifice so hard to see
As midnight fell on crucifixion day
The light of hope seemed oh so far away
As evil tried to stop redemptions' flow
Mercy said no
I'm not gonna let you go
I'm not gonna let you slip away
You don't have to be afraid
Mercy said no
Sin will never take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away
Thank you Jesus
Mercy said no
Now when heaven looks at me
It's through the blood of Jesus
Reminding me of one day long ago
Mercy said no
I'm not gonna let you go
I'm not gonna let you slip away
You don't have to be afraid
Mercy said no
Sin will never take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away
Thank you Jesus
Mercy said no
No...

3 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

I love that song, and I love your new header. Just precious. Good job working the new camera.

Jaime said...

I love that song, too. And now it's stuck in my head (but that's not so bad really) :-)

I LOVE your new header! That ought to be your Christmas card this year!!

Killlashandra said...

There's a lot to think about in the word mercy. Good song. :)