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The long awaited rains
Have fallen hard upon the thirsty ground
And carved their way to where
The wild and rushing river can be found
And like the rains
I have been carried here to where the river flows yeah
My heart is racing and my knees are weak
As I walk to the edge
I know there is no turning back
Once my feet have left the ledge
And in the rush I hear a voice
That's telling me it's time to take the leap of faith
So here I go

I'm diving in I'm going deep in over my head I want to be
Caught in the rush lost in the flow in over my head I want to go
The river's deep the river's wide the river's water is alive
So sink or swim I'm diving in

There is a supernatural power
In this mighty river's flow
It can bring the dead to life
And it can fill an empty soul
And give a heart the only thing
Worth living and worth dying for yeah
But we will never know the awesome power
Of the grace of god
Until we let ourselves get swept away
Into this holy flood
So if you'll take my hand
We'll close our eyes and count to three
And take the leap of faith
Come on let's go



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    UnregisteredAug 17, 2012 at 12:00 am
    Theologically unsound. Unfortunately like many of today's popular "christian" music, it cannot minister the gospel of jesus christ to the lost because the message of the song does not tell the truth.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 2:39 am
    Yeah... I agree. I would add that it seems to convey an excitement (albeit perhaps naive) about just "div'in in". It's deciding to go all the way with jesus... There is not turning back once your feet leaves the edge - just keep swimming or let him carry you through the shallow and deep waters of life.
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    To me i think the meaning is you have to take the leap of faith and dive into the water, known as gods grace. You can't worry about whether you will sink or swim, just have faith god knows what he is doing, but i am not possitive thats what it means, i might be way off

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