Sunday, August 20, 2006

Broken and Beautiful

Michele has been telling me about this song and how I need to download it. It's not available yet, as it's a new album, so I have yet to even hear the song. But, I did access the lyrics and they seemed profound enough to share. It's been a bit of a rough week with emotional stuff so this song serves as a very fitting reminder to me that we are all BROKEN and we are all BEAUTIFUL. Sometimes, I truly believe it is necessary for us to allow ourselves to crumble into pieces before the Lord, and when we do, the beauty He will create from those broken pieces will far surpass anything we could ever create on our own.


Mark Schultz - Broken & Beautiful
From the album Broken & Beautiful

There’s a businessman, there’s a widowed wife
A smiling face with a shattered life
A teenage girl with a choice to make
It’s crowded here in church today

And the preacher says as the sermon ends
“Please close your eyes, bow your heads
Is there anyone in need of prayer,
Oh Jesus wants to meet you here”
Cause we all fall short, and we all have sinned
But when you let, God’s grace break in

(Chorus)
It’s Beautiful, Beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart
Broken and beautiful

Well he’d never been to church before
But he came today as a last resort
His world was crashing in
And he was suffocating in his sin

But tears rolled down as hope rushed in
He closed his eyes, raised his hands
Worshipping the God who can
Bring him back to life again

(Chorus)
And it’s beautiful, beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart
Broken and beautiful, beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart
Broken and beautiful

Cause there’s nothing more beautiful at all
Than when His sons and daughters call, broken

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Come as you are
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Come as you are

(Chorus)
Broken and beautiful, beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart
Broken and beautiful, beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart
Broken and beautiful
Come as you are
Broken and beautiful, beautiful
Come as you are
Surrender your heart

Broken and beautiful
Broken and beautiful
Broken and beautiful
Beautiful

1 comment:

chele said...

Thanks Stephers for posting the lyrics. When you hear the song, you can recognize the majority of the message, but it is always so much more powerful to see the words in writing and acknowledge their profound truth.
Very timely.
How cool for our guys to hear Mark Schultz in concert at Round Up.... I'm jealous....
Love ya-