you, in the mirror....


You in the mirror starin' back at me
Oh, conscience let me be
To the pure, all things are pure
To those who're defiled, unbelieving, nothing is pure
Their minds, their conscience defiled
They profess to know God
But deceive Him by deeds all the while

Where do I stand?
On the rock or in the sand?
Oh, Holy Spirit won't You help me understand?

Holy Spirit, won't You say a prayer for me?
With your groanings
My mind, my conscience defiled
Send the blood of the lamb don't leave me in exile

What was that promise on the cross at Calvary?
Confess the Lord and the truth shall set you free (yeah)
Create in me a clean heart, O God
Renew a steadfast spirit whithin me
To my prayers you've always given heed

Blessed be thy God
Who never turned away from me
Hid his face from all my sin, forgot
Forgot my iniquity

(Go on and)
Raise your hands sing praises to the Lord
He is the King and He'll reign forevermore
He died on the cross at Calvary
He died to save a wretch like me

(Jennifer Knapp)


Rebecca said...

As soon as I started reading this post, I knew it sounded familiar! I'm a huge Jennifer Knapp fan. I wish she was still recording, but the songs I do have I can listen to over and over again. Beautiful stuff.

Julie D. said...

I love Jennifer Knapp but don't have this cd ... really beautiful words.

~m2~ said...

the words are actually scriptural - from the psalms and the book of jude, i think. i'll have to look it up in the morning - when i am clearer in my head.

struggled very mightily with one of my strongholds today and just want to say God is really good. i fight the urge to a degree every day, but some days, it is simply overwhelming. i don't know how people who do not have God in their lives can function without Him.


Anonymous said...

People without God in their lives are not functioning.
God functions in all of us, sending rain on the just and the unjust.

It's just that not all of us turn to Him and say,
"Thank You."


Essy said...

Beautiful! Songs speak to me in a powerful way too... had never heard this one before though.

C. Fish said...

very beautiful. very powerful.

veronica said...

recoginized this song's one of my favorites. jennifer knapp just rocks.

Anonymous said...

i stand corrected - the lyrics are taken from the psalms and the book of titus.

i love her music, too. however, i think if you are using even scripture, you should cite (even loosely) if your lyrics are coming from another source.

or is that me being legalistic?