“Abba, Here I Am”, Song 15 for Fifty-Ninety, 2014

ABBA, HERE I AM

Abba, here I am

Lying in the dark

Lost in dead despair,

Fearing you’re not there.

Abba, here I am

Kneeling by my bed,

Crying in the blanket,

Feeling so abandoned.

Abba, here I am

Silent in my room,

Listening for your voice

Floating past the noise.

Abba, here I am

Empty hands wide open,

Ready to receive

The grace you send to me.

Abba, here I am

Standing in your love,

Shining like a star

Reflecting who you are.

Abba, here I am

In you as you in me.

Lord, I’m ready to

Do what you’d have me do.

© 2014 Pamella Bowen (BMI)

pam@bowen2.com

Song #13 for the 2014 Fifty-Ninety

CRACKED VESSEL

Verse 1:

A cracked vessel is the mind

What goes in leaks out in time:

People’s names and people’s faces,

What took place in certain places,

All the science, all the math,

Memories of the distant past.

CHORUS:

YOU CAN’T ADD MORE TO A FILLED-UP CUP,

YOU NEED TO LET SOME OUT.

THAT CRACK IS A BLESSING

YOU CAN BE GLAD ABOUT.

Verse 2:

A cracked vessel is the heart:

Passions, fashions all depart,

Tastes change, love grows cold,

Old obsessions lose their hold.

Why cling to the overrated?

What you treasured gets donated.

CHORUS, REPEAT

Verse 3:

But when God’s love rains, it pours.

If some seeps out, there’s always more.

Mind and heart and soul fill up;

A holy torrent floods your cup.

Overflowing, leaking too,

That’s how much your God loves you.

CHORUS:

YOU CAN’T FIT GOD IN A FILLED-UP HEART;

YOU NEED TO LET SIN OUT.

THAT CRACK IS A BLESSING

YOU CAN BE GLAD ABOUT.

© 2014 Pamella Bowen (BMI)

pam@bowen2.com