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Careless, I am reckless
I'm a wrong-way-travelin'-slowly-unraveling shell of a man
Burnt out, I'm so numb now
That the fire's just an ember way down in the corner of my cold, cold heart

Lord, this time I'll make it right, here at the altar I lay my life
Your kingdom come but my will was done, my heart is broken as I...

Cry, like so many times before
But my eyes are dry before I leave the floor, oh Lord
I try but this time, Jesus, how can I be sure I will not lose my follow through
Between the altar and the door

Here at the altar, oh my world so black and white
How could I ever falter
What You've shown me to be right

I'm trying so hard to stop trying so hard
Just let You be who You are
Lord, who You are in me
Jesus, I'm trying so hard to stop trying so hard
Just let You be who You are
Lord, who You are in me

Oh Lord, I



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  • U
    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 12:24 am
    This song means to me that, we can't do nothing out of jesus, we really need jesus. =d stay hold on and trust in him.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    This song makes me understand myself as a believer, many times i try so hard 2 b perfect nd in so doin i miss way. Lord pls b who u re in me nd dis time let it b right so dt i wud nt loose my follow thru btw d altar and the door
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 1:24 am
    I feel like this song is explained the best in the line " jesus, i'm trying so hard to stop tying so hard, just let you be who you are lord, who you are in me "

    We get so caught up in "trying to be good " that we basicly negate the true meaning behind our salvation . Our good works even after we are saved are like "filthy rags! "
  • U
    UnregisteredNov 17, 2011 at 7:17 am
    This song reminds me of the fact that god's love for me is higher,deeper and wider than i can ever imagine. It reminds me of his faithfulness that never ends(even in my unfaithfulness), his mercy for me that is renewed every morning. It reminds me that god is love and that he is the perfect example of a father to me.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    this song moved me ! U must just let God be who He wants to be in your life .He knws best*

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