Remind me Lord, the reason why I live and breathe;
Remind me Lord, that I’m a vessel for Your purpose.
Remind me Lord, that I can’t make it on my own.
Live through me, I pray.
Forgive me Lord, for seeking things apart from You.
Forgive me Lord, if I have left my first love for You.
Forgive me Lord, my taste for those things still remains!
Deal with this, I pray.
Sustain me Lord, to run this race, pursuing You.
Sustain me Lord, to cross the waters and possess You.
Sustain me Lord, to never cease from eating You!
Feed me every day!
I love You Lord, but teach me what it really means.
I love You Lord, e’en though it’s hard that I can’t see You.
I love You Lord, but I still want to love You more!
Lord, I just love You.
Chords: C G Am F (repeat)
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(Thank you to the sisters who recorded this second track 🙂 May the Lord continually remind you why you are here on this earth!)
I began writing this song as a highschooler several years ago, when I was inspired by a message. The sentence that really hit home was something like, “the reason that we live and breathe is for God’s purpose, His economy”. The first half of this song conveys my musings upon that fact, according to where I was at in my experience at that time. The sentence from the message really made me desperate that I wouldn’t be distracted from the purpose; the whole reason why I even live and breathe. May we never forget what we were created for (Gen. 1:26).
A few months ago, something stirred this old song up in my being, which I had never completed. I wrote it out according to my memory of it, and then added verse 3 to add to the progression of experience contained in the song. I realised that the only way to continue running the Christian race after reconsecrating and confessing (verses 1 and 2), is to be sustained by enjoying Christ as enjoyable, nourishing, refreshing food (Heb. 12:1; Exo. 12:8; S.S. 2:5).
Finally, after writing the first 3 verses, I felt the need for a fourth. I knew that it would start with, “I love You, Lord”, but it wasn’t until a week later that I wrote it; this one took some consideration to convert sentiment into song. The entire Christian life is a romance between us and the Lord. Sometimes it can be difficult for us, because we are so much in the physical realm. 1 Peter 1:8 says, “Whom having not seen, you love; into whom though not seeing Him at present, yet believing, you exult with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory”. Verse 4 contains my genuine sentiment of both frustration and unspeakable joy. Surely we are a mysterious people.