Well, Matt. Your challenge has been met. Although some may not have even read your challenge, it did not go unheard. For the others, I will explain. Matt, who is so far the only person to have commented on my St. Augustine devotional post, made the remark:
Now you just need to make a praise and worship song out of it!
[Matt 1 March 2008 @ 12:20 am]
Well, here is your song, Matt. I have entitled the song “Confession #5” to give Augustine the full credit, since he really wrote it. I have copied the text below so that you can follow along. I apologize in advance for my singing. Give me a break: I wrote the lyrics yesterday, and the music today. It’s also not easy to play the piano and sing at the same time, at least not for me.
I’ll also have you know that recording this thing was a real pain (hence “take 11.” It must have taken me at least as many tries to get this thing right.) Also, when I uploaded the video to my computer, it looked like the audio and video weren’t synced up right, but after I saved the video as a smaller file, it all worked out ok.
James, the younger brother
My desire is to rest in you,
Dm Bb C
for your Spirit to captivate my soul.
And I long to forget my pain,
Dm Bb C
for your goodness to make me whole.
F Bb/F F
Oh Lord, what are you to me?
Bb F/A Gm F
Please allow me to comprehend it,
Gm F C F
To proclaim the depth of your love.
F Bb/F F Bb F
Say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
Bb F/A Gm
And as I run to your voice,
F C F
Embrace me from above.
In this world, Lord, who am I,
that your heart yearns for my affection?
Woe to me! if I am silent
and respond to you with rejection.
Dm C Bb Dm/Bb C/A Gm
Lord, the eyes of my heart are set upon you.
F C F/C C
Open them so I may see you today.
Dm C Bb Dm/Bb C Gm
Please don’t hide your face from me, lest I die.
F C F
Reveal yourself to me, Lord, I pray.
Though my heart is small and broken,
You’re the only one who can fix me.
And my house is full of sin and idols,
You’re the only one who can cleanse me.