Behind the Songs: Grieve

Song stories & lyrics from the album Fire in the Night: Grieve


This song addresses the contradictions of my heart: a heart that’s ‘prone to wander,’ and at the same time, a heart that has a deep love for the Lord Jesus. My real desire is to love the Lord with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. But I fall. And I forget. And then I run back to him again. This song finds me running back to him again, reminiscent of the parable of the prodigal son running back to his father.

Grieve

I confess to You, my God
The wanderings of my heart
I know it grieves You
To watch me turn my own way

I confess to You, my God
The wanderings of my heart
I know it grieves You ...
So hear me when I say

I don’t want to grieve You
But bless You forever
I don’t want to grieve You
By going my own way

I don’t want to grieve You
But bless You forever
I don’t want to grieve You Jesus

I don’t want to crucify You
Over and over again
I don’t want to grieve You, Jesus

I tear down half-heartedness
Unbelief and compromise
The need to see things with my own eyes
Instead I give You abandonment
Wholeheartedness, my doves eyes
Yielding my life to Your work in me

I tear down half-heartedness
Unbelief and compromise
The need to see things with my own eyes
Instead I give You abandonment
Wholeheartedness, my doves eyes
An unwavering faith causing me to rise

So bring me back
Bring me back
Call me home once again
And I’ll come running


Grieve official music video


© 2012 Julie Bernstein

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