You knew the course of your life here on earth
before you ever set foot
every single day
You knew your fate was to suffer greatly
and be rejected
with hearts still shut against you
as you gave your last
and still you chose
you chose this life
that brought betrayal and rejection
I don’t know my fate
whether my last day will still show
and lonely days
hearts unknown and closed off
If today were the last
I would be the same as you
but I wouldn’t have it any other way
I would choose it all again
out of love for You
always by another way
your grace never leaves me unchanged
with every look in your face
my eyes are opened wider
and my heart redirected
to know your will for my life,
to journey farther and find again
the love that moves my soul
No other name takes with it the meaning–
Oh praise the name–
of wisdom – O Sapienta – oh thought of God, forming the universe and making room for every soul needed to bring this world to completion
of lord – O Adonai – leading your people through their journey, like a shepherd, along the way that only you know, that leads to life
of beginning – O Radix Jesse – when everything is ending, you bring new life to birth in us where we thought death had covered our hearts
of freedom – O Clavis David – opening the cages that keep us bound inside ourselves, unlocking our desire to follow you to God’s presence
of light – O Oriens – shining in our darkness, bringing hope in the night until we can see the glory of the day
of king – O Rex Gentium – serving with humility, uniting every race and culture in love and brotherhood, lifting us up to reign with you
of man – O Emmanuel – bringing your divinity into our humanity, coming down from heaven so that God could always be with us
This is Jesus.
my heart cries out,
shouts to be heard.
listen my people:
prepare the way –
let love come.
hasten to open your doors
with humility and praise
that your heart, so dilated,
can receive Him.
do not be afraid
to wait for love.
for his word
and to the believing heart,
and he does not delay.
Oh my love,
let us start anew.
I have cast behind my back
all that has kept you from me
I would rather rend the heavens
and come down to save our love,
then see you walk away.
For I have heard
the unspoken cries of your heart,
you who long to see my face.
Come, let us turn toward each other
and be firm to the end.
as we wait.
The great hearts have a stubbornness about them,
a determination to keep loving
when it seems to make no difference,
a disbelief in every lie
that speaks against hope,
and a willingness to waste their lives
for the sake of others.
Thank God for their inability to give up
and leave empty-handed,
for that thing inside them
that doesn’t want to believe in failure
every time they hit the ground.
When it’s between me and the stars
to whisper back and forth
dreams and promises —
on this clear night, hands behind my head,
their soft light tells me more of tomorrow
than a thousand brilliant suns