Songs and Lyrics for Leaving “Home”

Why are you crying…let me lift up your face… just don’t turn away. To where will you go, child, tell me where will you run.  Cause I’ll be by your side wherever you falling, dead of night whenever you calling, please don’t fight these hands that are holding you, my hands are holding you.

You may find me in the midnight, falling down upon my knees, riding out another storm praying for some peace even when I feel alone Jesus this I know You will never leave me, you will always be the one who is holding onto me…i will not give into fear cause lord i know you’re here.  though my heart is breakingI’m standing strong because I believe you have promised me You’ll never leave.

love is here, love is now

If there’s no other way, I’m done asking why.  Cause I’m on my knees begging You to turn to me. I’m on my knees Father will you run to me.  One tear in the driving rain. One voice in a sea of pain. Could the maker of the stars hear the sound of my breaking heart? One life that’s all I have. Right now I can barely stand. If you’re everything You say you are would you come close and hold my heart. So many questions without answers Your promises remain. I can’t see, but I’ll take my chances to hear you call my name.

ht: Sidewalk Prophets “These Simple Truths” album and Tenth Avenue North “Over and Underneath” ablum

9000 miles

I’ve read before that home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection for, no matter where you are.  I’m feeling this so much right now.  I may be in the town I grew up and the place that much of my family lives.  But, home seems so far away.  9000 miles feels so far, but hearing Lindo’s voice this morning makes everything seem a little closer.  I never knew I could love/hurt so much by being away from ‘home.’  When I look at the picture of Lindo and I above, I see home.  I love what it portrays: love, happiness, joy, fullness, fun, patience, gentleness, and most of all feeling at home.  I say it over and over, but here I’ll say it again and again: God is BIG.  He answers my prayers. He listens to me. He holds my heart when it’s breaking. He wipes my tears for the millionth time.  He gives me passion. He fills me up with His love.  He gives me perfect gifts.  He gives me more than I could ever ask for or imagine. Above all, He loves me.

I will rejoice in the day that the Lord has made.  I rejoice that even when I’m feeling far away from home, He gave me a piece of home by letting me hear the voice a little boy who is 9000 miles away.