Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Before I bring my need

I will bring my heart

Before I lift my cares

I will lift my arms

I wanna know You

I wanna find You

In every season

In every moment

Before I bring my need

I will bring my heart

And seek You

 

(chorus)

First

I want to seek You

I want to seek You

First

I want to keep You

I want to keep You

First

More than anything I want, I want You

First

 

Before I speak a word

Let me hear Your voice

And in the midst of pain

Let me feel Your joy

I wanna know You

I wanna find You

In every season

In every moment

Before I speak a word

I will bring my heart

And seek You

 

(chorus)

First

I want to seek You

I want to seek You

First

I want to keep You

I want to keep You

First

More than anything I want, I want You

First

 

(bridge)

You are my treasure and my reward

Let nothing ever come before

You are my treasure and my reward

Let nothing ever come before

I seek You

 

(chorus)

First

First

I want to seek You

I want to seek You

First

I want to keep You

I want to keep You

First

More than anything I want, I want You

First

First

 

Publishing: © 2014 CentricSongs (SESAC) / Sony ATV Timber Publishing (SESAC) / Sony ATV Timber Publishing & Open Hands Music (SESAC) / Sony/ATV Tree Publishing & Upside Down Under (BMI) / Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing & Bentley Street Songs (ASCAP)

Writer(s): Words and Music by Lauren Daigle, Paul Mabury, Jason Ingram, Mia Fieldes and Hank Bentley

TID-bits

TAKING IT DEEPER

I bet you didn’t know that this song could be a Christmas song, did you?  Just look at it’s lyrics in the light of the verse found in the Christmas story in Matthew chapter 2. It’s where the wise men went into the house and found the Christ child, and they worshiped Him.  Then they opened their treasures and offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  (Matthew 2:11)

Here’s the song’s beginning verse you need to look at:   “Before I bring my need, I will bring my heart.  Before I lift my cares, I will lift my arms. I wanna know you.  I wanna find you.”  That verse is so Christmassy.  Here’s why:

There was one chief purpose of the wise men, and that was to seek the Christ child.  They brought their hearts.  They lifted their arms in worship, and then they brought gifts.  They did all that without asking for any needs to be fulfilled. I have yet to find them asking that Melchior would not fall off his camel, or anything like that.

All they wanted was what is sung in this song:  “I wanna know you.  I wanna find you.”  Perhaps that can be your prayer, today?

It is a wise man's prayer indeed!

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Matthew 2:11 (ESV)

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

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Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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Matthew 13:44 (ESV)

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

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Luke 12:34 (ESV)

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

One Response so far.

  1. Lorenda Edwards says:

    What would happen if we gave ALL of ourselves to God BEFORE we ask anything from him? What if we simply say to God, “take all of me and do with my life what YOU desire” – That would really free us up to watch him work!!

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