Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clear the Stage



This song was brought to me from a lady at my church. I hadn't had a chance to listen to it until on the way home from this evening's church.  This is a powerful song.  I love the line "worship is more than a song."  I think in this day in age we think of worship being the music being sung before the message, but worship is living our life for the glory of Christ.  In all that we do.  This song touched my heart and helped me to check my own life.  


Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that's the measure you must take to crush the idols
Jerk the pews and all the decorations too
Until the congregations few, then have revival
Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you're broken for your sins, you can't be social
Then seek the Lord and wait for what He has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful

Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to 
And still get it wrong
Worship is more than a song

Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper
Beg Him please to open up His mouth and speak
And pray for real upon your knees until they blister
Shine the light on every corner of your life
Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open
Then read the Word and put to test the things you've heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken

Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song
We must not worship something that's not even worth it
Clear the stage, make some space for the One who deserves it

Anything I put before God is an idol
Anything I want, with all my heart is an idol
Anything I can't stop thinking of is an idol
Anything that I give all my love is an idol

Cause I can sing all I want to
Yes, I can sing all I want to
And we can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
And still get it wrong
Worship is more than a song

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that's the measure you must take to crush the idols
 I am thankful to God for allowing His servants to write powerful lyrics. I know we have the Bible still, but sometimes hearing a song in the right moment points something out in my life - especially if I've heard sermons that have the same thought or message.  

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