Meaningful Music Monday- I Am

I AM- David Crowder

Every once in a while I come across a worship song that strikes me. Usually it is due to the lyrics and passion behind the song. Sometimes it is due to the key and my likeliness to belt it out in the car when no one is watching, or at least I think no one is watching…Whatever the reason, I AM, a new song out on Crowder’s new Neon Steeple, is one of those songs.

The lyrics are perplexing, as you first start to listen, it’s as if you, the singer, are talking to God and saying “I am holding on to you God, through the storm and through the rain…” But then it hits you, maybe it’s not you singing to God, but God singing to you. I enjoy the lyrics and the idea that maybe it is both us and God speaking. The idea of the transcendence of God within the whole song is comforting and meaningful. So regardless of who is doing the singing, God is there, our attempt to hold on to God is supported by I AM, both our words and God are active.

The kids and I have had a great time singing this on the way to school drop off. It has been the #1 requested song from our son Caden, and we all join in on singing the chorus. This brings me such great joy as my kids will hopefully remember God is with them, holding them through the ups and downs in life. But it is also us seeking where God is active in our own lives which will help our faith grow through the interaction of the Spirit.

Some thoughts for this great Monday morning! Enjoy…

There’s no space that His love can’t reach
There’s no place where we can’t’ find peace
There’s no end to amazing grace

Take me in with Your arms spread wide
Take me in like an orphan child
Never let go
Never leave my side

I am
Holding on to You
I am
Holding on to You
In the middle of the storm
I am holding on
I am

Love like this
Oh my God to find
I am overwhelmed
With a joy divine
Love like this sets our hearts on fire

This is my resurrection song
This is my halleluiah come
This is why it’s to You I run

There’s no space that His love can’t reach
There’s no place where we can’t find peace
There’s no end to amazing grace

If you are interested in hearing more of Crowder’s thought process on making the new album, take a listen to the Relevant Podcast this week, Crowder is the interviewed guest and has some great things to say about how the process of folktronica was done and why it was done…super great! http://www.relevantmagazine.com/podcast/crowder

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