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10. Empty My Hands

The Light Meets The Dark
by Tenth Avenue North



 

Iíve got voices in my head
And they are so strong
And Iím 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 canít 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

ĎCause these voices speak instead
Whatís right is wrong
And Iím giving into them
Oh please Lord, how long will I be held captive by the lies that I believe?
My heartís in constant chaos
And it keeps me so deceived
But if I let these dreams die
If I could lay down my dark desire
ĎCause 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

ĎCause 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 Iím fighting for
So wonít 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:
ďĎEmpty My Handsí is kind of the same concept as ďPretty ThingsĒ, but itís the whole idea that we donít have anything that Christ hasnít already given us. We hold so tight and we kind of grasp onto so many things in this world. ĎEmpty My Handsí 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. Itís a prayer for us to not be clinging to things in this world, to things that arenít going to satisfy. I think itís a daily struggle in the Christian walk--how to become completely satisfied in Christ. There are so many things to distract us.Ē (Jason Jamison)

ďĎEmpty My Handsí is just a confessional prayer of mine. I have thoughts in my head that scare me. I think we all do. Itís my own selfishness and my own entitlement issues. The things you are most likely to idolize arenít necessarily bad things, they are usually blessings that you cannot let go of and what we all need help realizing is the true freedom.Ē (Mike Donehey) -- Tenth Avenue North

 

 

 

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