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Susan Boyle – You Have To Be There lyrics

[Susan Boyle]
What is it Lord that you want
That I am not seeing?
What in my ignorant prayers
Am I failing to say?
Never before have I questioned the truth of your being
Never once have I dared
Never until today

All of a tremble
I stand on the edge of confusion
Who is to save me
If into the darkness I fall?
Now that I need more than ever my God to be near me
Do you hear when I call?
Are you there after all?

You have to be there, you have to
My life I have placed in thy keep
And without you I am drifting on a dark and stormy sea
You have to be there, you have to
Without you I'd drown in the deep
Too far, too far from land
The waters drag me down

I reach for your hand

And when I die will throw open his arms to receive me?
Who will forgive me and take me and show me his face?
When I go to my rest, who will watch me and wake me?
When my time comes at last, will you grant me your grace?
I am so small of this Earth, I am nothing without you
Daring to doubt you at all turns a knife in my heart
Little by little I'm losing my way in the shadows
I am losing my hope and the world falls apart

You do have to be there, you have to
My life I have placed in thy keep
And without you I am drifting on a dark and stormy sea
You have to be there, you have to
Without you I'd drown in the deep
Too far, too far from land
The waters drag me down
I reach for your hand

You have to be there, you have to
Too far, too far from land
The waters drag me down
I reach for your hand



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    Susan Boyle is a woman of faith who has been thrust from her familiar surroundings and now struggles with how her simple faith fits into the new and strange life she has been thrust into.
    In her new life, she is confronted by new experiences and life views that challenge the neat boxes many with faith tend to put God into; boxes that get blown apart when the world around them changes. We find the boxes a comfortable way to fit God into our experiences - and He doesn't necessarily fit in them!
    This song is her heart cry to God, asking him to show Himself true and faithful despite all the challenges to her faith that are being thrown at her.
    Doubt is scary, and she fears offending God through doubt, but in fact in my opinion, her faith will grow through this - doubt gives God ways to speak to us in ways we can't hear when He is kept in boxes.
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