Friday, January 02, 2009

Don't Give Up on Me in 2009

God is working constantly to shape me
He'll remake me

In light of the new year, I cannot think of a better first post than this favorite old Amy Grant lyric. It is from her most under-appreciated album, Never Alone (1980), which is, in my opinion, perhaps her second greatest.

The song is "Don't Give Up on Me," written by Brown Bannister, Amy Grant and Gary Chapman.

Don't give up on me
Though I know at times it's hard to see
All my many weaknesses might blind you
I must remind you

Don't give up on me
Even when I act so selfishly
All my views are all I see
Yes I know there's still so much of me
But God is working constantly to shape me
He'll remake me

[Chorus:]
Don't give up on me, I'm gonna make it
I know it's hard for you to see
Don't give up on me, I couldn't take it
If a part of me should keep you from seeing
The part of me that should start you believing
I'm changing so please don't give up on me

Don't give up on me
Even when I fail so miserably
Time and again I know I stumble
It makes me humble

Don't give up on me
But never let your love begin to be
Hanging on the things you see
Counting all the times I fail to be
Everything you want from me
I'm trying
Hear me crying

[Chorus]

I know much more than you
How very weak I am
But He believes in me
And so I know you can
When all my views are all I see
Then I know there's still so much of me
But God is working constantly to shape me
He'll remake me

[Chorus 2x]

So, that is my prayer in 2009 -- that He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it; and that those I love will not give up on me. Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Joelle said...

I can't agree more.

I hope you, hubby, and the Sadie-bug have a really good 2009.

((hugs))