| Thought for Nov 12, 1997 : Find Me In The River |
Reflecting real emotion and having truth ring in the lyrical content of modern worship music is something long desired. Many times emotion is sacrificed for truth in the development of a song written for worship. Occasionally more complete truthful word crafting is not fully developed in favor of emotional provocation placed in a song.
In this song, we find Martin Smith crafting a powerfully truthful lyric with a haunting musical and stylistic expression. "Find Me In The River" is a beautiful portrait of the tension a well written song can create. Like our real life emotions, it carries yearning and loneliness in a bittersweet package. Yet, the truth about Christ's sovereignty and provision does not waver.
Find me in the river.
Find me on my knees.
I've walked against the water
Now I'm waiting if you please.
We didn't count on suffering
We didn't count on pain.
But if the blessings in valley
Then in the river I will wait.
The above lyrics are from - Find Me In The River Words and Music by Martin Smith Appears on "Cutting Edge" (Furious? Music, available in North America from Sparrow Records) ©Copyright 1994 Curious? Music. All rights administered in North America by EMI Christian Music Publishing, Attn: Joseph Handley P.O. Box 5085, Brentwood, TN 37024-5085 email: email@example.com All rights reserved. Used by permission.
The commentary portion of this edition of the Daily Worship Thought is written and ©Copyright 1997 by Kim Anthony Gentes.