Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Dweller by a Dark Stream:


Have a look at Bruce Cockburn's beautiful lyrics...(that's a silent "ck" folks)

he sings:


" It could have been me put the thorns in your crown
Rooted as I am in a violent ground
How many times have I turned your promise down
Still you pour out your love…Pour out your love

I was a dweller by a dark stream
A crying heart hooked on a dark dream
In my convict soul I saw your love gleam
And you showed me what you’ve done…Jesus, thank-you joyous Son

You entered a life like ours to give us back our own
You wanted us like you, as choosers not clones
You offered up your flesh and death was overthrown
Now salvation is ours…Salvation is ours

I was a dweller by a dark stream
A crying heart hooked on a dark dream
In my convict soul I saw your love gleam
And you showed me what you’ve done…Jesus, thank-you joyous Son

So I’m walking this prison camp world
I long for a glimpse of the new world unfurled
The chrysalis cracking and moistened wings uncurl
Like in the vision John saw…The vision John saw

I was a dweller by a dark stream
A crying heart hooked on a dark dream
In my convict soul I saw your love gleam
And you showed me what you’ve done…Jesus, thank-you joyous Son"



(photo by Josh)


In The Shack, Papa is "particularly fond" of Bruce...I can see why!

2 comments:

Karyn/Mom said...

these lyrics are beautiful.
I like the ones quoted in "The Shack"....

Lord of Starfields, Ancient of Days
Universe Maker, Here's a song in your praise
Voice of the Nova, Smile of the Dew
All of our yearning only comes home to You
Oh Love that fires the sun, keep me burning.

Isn't that beautiful?

arlene said...

Incredibly beautiful. I've never been a fan of Cockburn, but now I want to check out all his stuff.

Did you know he was a believer? I never paid any attention to his lyrics. The reference in The Shack was a surprise.