Saturday, 5 October 2013

Want to Worship You

(Composed on November 11, 2012)

In the past I have written a few poems and songs.  Yet during a conversation with my cousin, I came to the realization that I had yet to write a worship song.  (May my whole life be a worship song to the Lord).  I decided that it was about time that I did.  I don't have music to this song, but I wrote it so that adding music wouldn't be too hard.  Perhaps there is portions of this song that are very similar, if not identical, to existing songs.  If this is so, this is not intentional, I didn't have any songs in my mind when I wrote this.   You may find that this song differs slightly from your average worship song.  In writing it I tried to be honest:

Here I am, my God
Wanting to worship you
For there is no greater thing to do

I want to worship you with the things that I say
I want to worship you with the places I go
I want to worship you with the things that I do

(Refrain)
But the things of this world
Yea, my own body
Keeps holding me back
So the things I want are no longer of you

(Chorus)
But I still want to want to
Sing your Praise
I want to want to
Declare Your Name
I want to want to
Worship You

So many times Lord
My passion's strong for you
My spirit's cry is to put you first

But as the feeling fades I get so distracted
Even though the treasure that I see is nothing
I took my eyes off you God and then I faltered
Since the things of this world
Yea, my own body
Keeps holding me back
So the things I want are no longer of you

(Chorus X2)


My repetition of "want to" in the chorus isn't just there for artistic reasons.  Someone once told me "I don't want to obey God, but I want to want to."  If we are honest with ourselves, this is our attitude more than we probably would care to admit.  God Himself instilled in us a latent desire for him.  May we let it energize us to worship him.

This is one song that I'll likely add music to, but it may be a few years before I do so.  In the meantime, you are more than welcome to take this song and put it to your own music.  If you claim it as your own, I won't try to stop you.  Even if I knew how the whole copyrighting process worked, I wouldn't copyright this:  worship songs are meant to be shared.

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