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In the absence of anyone knocking at my door asking for new blue-grass gospel tunes, I offer this to you. (Know Colin Raye, anyone??) In case you didn’t realize it, song lyrics count as poetry (ok, not all do…), so this fits my Monday poetry theme. It’s also the very real prayer of my heart, though sometimes my heart prays in more of a Gregorian Chant way, and has even been known to pray in what could only be expressed as an Ethel Merman, show-tune fashion.
The major struggle of my early Christian years was getting back to Christ’s mercy after an ugly fall into sin, back into His arms after wandering, lost and alone, spiritually, when pride kept me from admitting how lame I was. This struggle isn’t over yet, but the turn-around time is much faster these days.
You can also see a YouTube of Angel Road performing Bring Me Low, though, sadly, they disbanded before putting it on their next CD.
Let me know if anyone knocks at your door asking for blue-grass gospel with a Catholic vibe.
Bring Me Low
Lord, I am praying for your help in this hour
I’m so weak, Lord, I need your power.
Against you only have I sinned.
I’m begging you now, to forgive me, my Friend.
Bring me low Sweet Jesus, bring me low
Speed me home when my steps are slow
Humble me, Jesus, I beg you please,
Bring me low Jesus, bring me to my knees.
Lord I have hurt you with my rock-hard heart.
In your Passion I have played my guilty part.
Cleanse from me the ugly stain of pride.
May I never leave the shelter of your wounded side.
Bring me low, Sweet Jesus, bring me low
So much needs fixing, I have so far to go
Shame me not, Lord, but get me turned around.
Bring me low, Jesus, yes bring me down.
Lord, I am lame, just sitting by the pool
Should be swimming in grace, but I am such a fool.
I know you would heal me, free me from sin-
Trouble the waters, Lord, and I’ll jump in!
Bring me low, Sweet Jesus, bring me low.
How can you love me when I’ve hurt you so,
Riches you keep pouring out on one so poor.
Bring me low, Jesus. Bring me back for more!