East to West

East to West

It’s Melodic Monday! Today’s song is Casting CrownsEast to West written by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms. This is a wonderful song about our sinfulness and God’s amazing power to cleanse us and hold on to us when we are weak and needy. I hope this song can encourage you on your Christia walk and uplift your spirits! God is far more than we ever need! Have a blessed week!             

Here I am, Lord, and I’m drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
’cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You’ve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I’m not holding on to You, but You’re holding on to me
You’re holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don’t have to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other 

Gracious God,
We surrender to you.
Forgive us and enable us to forgive others and ourselves.
Show us what it truly means to live in your grace.
Let us rest assured in your love and grace!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

You can find other Melodic Monday posts here.
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Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim. God is more than we can ever fathom. Praise the Lord!

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