Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Jesus, please come, please come today
Heal me, hear me, be near me I pray
I have fallen so far, flat on my face
I’m in need of Your grace today
I stumble and fall, but in spite of it all
Your love always stays the same
Hallelujah
 
Jesus, please come, please come today
Break me, mold me, use me I pray
But don’t give up on me now, I’m so close to you now
I’m in need of your grace today
Wipe the dirt off my face, hold me in Your embrace
Your love always saves the day
Hallelujah
 
On my knees, here I fall, in spite of it all
Hallelujah
 
And though it seems hard, I still trust in your love
Hallelujah
 
I have fallen so far, flat on my face
I’m in need of your grace today
Hallelujah
 
Sing hallelujah, amen

TID-bits

  •  When kids see the title of this song for the first time they usually pronounce it wrong...they usually say “Hallelu-JA, with a hard “J.”
  • I find it amazing that we learn how to give God praise often by doing something wrong, and this song points that out.   She’s fallen so far, flat on her face. She’s in need of His grace.
  • When you have done wrong, and have suffered the consequences of your actions, don’t you find yourself in the same position - Needing grace and wanting to do right?
  • Maybe there’s a reason God made the word “Hallelujah” with a “J” in it.   It’s a reminder that He’s pointed out a right way, when we naturally, like children, feel like we should speak into life the wrong way.

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  • Have you ever tripped and scraped your hands when you hit the ground?
  • In this song, that’s what she’s done.   She has stumbled, and in her fall she’s landed hard upon God’s grace.
  • Normally when we hit, we shout out something like “ouch!”   Sometimes, unfortunately, we may shout out something worse.
  • But after our fall, we have this great word “Hallelujah.”   The dictionary defines it as “God be praised.”
  • It’s because you start to experience how God will pick you back up, and heal your scrapes.   It’s a word to say to express your gratitude to Him.

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  • I’ve known people who use “hallelujah” almost like a period.   They seem to say ether it, or amen, at the end of every sentence.
  • “I’m heading to the store, hallelujah.   We need a gallon of milk, amen!”
  • I’m not suggesting you do that, by the way, unless God is calling you to, but you might think about this:
  •   Hallelujah means “God be praised.”   Wouldn’t it be world changing if we all lived with that attitude of praise permeating every second of our lives, or with every thought that came out of our mind?

    Scripture References

    Psalm 119:171

    May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.

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    Psalm 71:8

    My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.

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    Psalm 34:1-3

    I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.   My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.   Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about how for most of us the experience we have with the word “Hallelujah” comes from the chorus we sing at Christmas.   Talk about how   it means “God be praised,” and how you are trying to “praise God” through what happens everyday.

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    Talk about a time when you needed to be encouraged, and it happened because you decided to give God praise even though you didn’t feel like it. Let the listeners know that this is a song that will get them on a path to encouragement even when they don’t feel like it.

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    When was a time that you heard a sermon, and it changed your outlook?   Remind the listeners that the word “Hallelujah” is a one word sermon.   Just by saying that word - which means “God be praised” - can one’s outlook be changed.

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