Thursday, July 26, 2007

Born

This song is one of my favorite Christian songs and is on the album Not By Sight, by the group, Not By Sight. It was written by lead singer Naomi Thompson Carroll, as were most of the songs on the album. Naomi performed at my church one Sunday morning a year or so ago, as a solo act. I loved her vocals and music and bought the group’s one and only CD that I’m aware of after the service. I believe that the group has disbanded but I did locate a website for Naomi here http://www.naomicarroll.com/ and here http://myspace.com/naomicarroll where you can listen to some of her music and discover a little more about her.

I love the lyrics to this song. Our humanness is brought into focus. This morning, I was reminded once again of just how human I really am. Read that to mean, another post is forthcoming.

Born

Not By Sight

Born of dust, I get so dirty,
But you pick me up, brush me off, send me on my way.
Born of flesh, I get so caught up in my story,
It's so human to concern myself with
Everything that I seem to be going through
But Lord, where would I be
Without this flesh to remind me

I was born to breathe,
Born to be broken,
Born to realize that it's not I,
But the You in me.
Born to live, and born to love You.
I was born to die.
Knowing that my life is not mine.

So Lord, thank you for the thorn, I've had to bear
From the day that I was born

Born of love, Love so perfect
You are Heaven's thought, gift of God
Come to save the world
Born of flesh and born of Spirit,
My sweet Savior it's so like You
To concern Yourself with,
Everything that I seem to be going through
Oh Lord, where would I be,
Without Your love to remind me

I was born to breathe,
Born to be broken,
Born to realize that it's not I,
But the You in me.
Born to live, and born to love You.
I was born to die.
Knowing that my life is not mine.

So Lord, thank you for the thorn, I've had to bear.
From the day that I was born

You were born to breathe, born to be broken.....

You were born to breathe,
Born to be broken,
Born so that I would realize,
You are all I need.
Born to live,
Born to love (save) me.
You were born to die so that I,
Could be completely free. (Repeat)

So Lord, thank you for the thorns, for the thorns, you chose to bear,
So that I could be... I could be born.
I could be born.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Trish said...

I have been SEARCHING for the lyrics to this song on the internet with no success this morning. It's so not-coincidental that you just posted them yesterday! :-)

Thanks for that!

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:12:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Trish said...

Oops - I now see you did that a while ago...the date on there is today - :-)

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:13:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Marsha said...

I can't find a way to reply to you and doubt you'll be back this way to read my follow-up but I wanted to thank you for stopping by.

Born is one of my favorite songs and I love listening to Naomi! She's fantastic. She's also on Facebook now and has a new album coming out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:46:00 PM CDT  

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