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You Lifted Me, August 3, 2009
Music by Leah Van Maaren;words adapted from Charles H. Gabriel's “He Lifted Me”

This is a hymn re-make. I was struck by the imagery of this hymn text "From shades of night to planes of light, I praise Your name, You lifted me."

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In loving kindness, Jesus came
My soul, in mercy, to reclaim
And from the depths of sin and shame,
You lifted me
You called me long before I heard,
before my sinful heart was stirred,
But when I took You at Your Word,
You lifted me

From sinking sand, You lifted me,
with tender hand, You lifted me
From shades of night to plains of light,
I praise Your name, You lifted me
So I will take You at Your word,
and let this Truth within me stir
Without a doubt this voice cries out,
"You lifted me."

Your brow was pierced with many thorns,
Your hands by cruel nails were torn
When for my guilt and grief, forlorn,
You lifted me
Now on a higher plane I dwell
and in my spirit, all is well
Yet, how or why, I cannot tell,
You lifted me

Now I'm standing firm upon the rock of Your salvation
A shifting world no longer shakes my steps in the light of Your love

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