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10. Empty My Hands

The Light Meets The Dark
by Tenth Avenue North



 

I’ve got voices in my head
And they are so strong
And I’m getting sick of this
Oh Lord, how long will I be haunted by the fear that I believe?
My hands like locks on cages of these dreams I can’t set free
But if I let these dreams die
If I lay down all my wounded pride
If I let these dreams die
Will I find, that letting go lets me come alive?

So empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
Oh, empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
With You
With You, Lord

‘Cause these voices speak instead
What’s right is wrong
And I’m giving into them
Oh please Lord, how long will I be held captive by the lies that I believe?
My heart’s in constant chaos
And it keeps me so deceived
But if I let these dreams die
If I could lay down my dark desire
‘Cause if I let these dreams die
Will I find, You brought me back to life?

So empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
Oh Lord, empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
With You

‘Cause my mind is like a building burning down
I need Your grace to keep me
Well keep me from the ground
My heart is just a prisoner of war
A slave to what it wants and to what I’m fighting for
So won’t You...

So empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
Oh, empty my hands
Fill up my heart
Capture my mind with You
With You

With You
I need You now
I need You now Lord
With You
With You
I need You now Lord



Behind the Song:
“‘Empty My Hands’ is kind of the same concept as “Pretty Things”, but it’s the whole idea that we don’t have anything that Christ hasn’t already given us. We hold so tight and we kind of grasp onto so many things in this world. ‘Empty My Hands’ is a prayer to God to let go of these things, take these things from us so that we can be completely satisfied in Him. It’s a prayer for us to not be clinging to things in this world, to things that aren’t going to satisfy. I think it’s a daily struggle in the Christian walk--how to become completely satisfied in Christ. There are so many things to distract us.” (Jason Jamison)

“‘Empty My Hands’ is just a confessional prayer of mine. I have thoughts in my head that scare me. I think we all do. It’s my own selfishness and my own entitlement issues. The things you are most likely to idolize aren’t necessarily bad things, they are usually blessings that you cannot let go of and what we all need help realizing is the true freedom.” (Mike Donehey) -- Tenth Avenue North

 

 

 

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