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07. Killing Me with Mercy

Little Bird
by Misty Edwards


Verse 1
What are You doing Lord, kneeling in front of me?
I feel indignant Lord, that Youíd ever wash my feet
Iíll never let You see the dark and dirty
Itís just too much for me
I know who You are, and I know where I have been
It offends me Lord, that Your knees are bent
Iíd rather You be strong and make me pay
But this is too much for me
Youíre killing me with mercy, I canít breath
Youíre wrecking me with Your kindness, I canít receive
What am I supposed to do with a God so humble?
Itís breaking me
Itís crushing me
Verse 2
Iíd draw a sword for You, I said Iíd fight unto the death
Iíd lose it all for You, I swore Iím not like the rest
But then the cock crows and Iíve let You down
I canít face You nowÖ I canít face You now
Iím a fragile stone,
Iím a vow thatís broken,
Iím a rock thatís crumbled at Your feet
But You still want me
You say my love is real, though my love is weak
You still believe, the vows I make, I break, I make, I break
You still want me
Chorus 2
Youíre killing me with mercy, I canít breath
Youíre wrecking me with Your kindness, I canít receive
What am I supposed to do with a God so humble?
Itís breaking me
Iíll just believe
And let You love me

Words and music by Misty Edwards © 2014 Misty Edwards Music [ASCAP] & Forerunner Worship [ASCAP], a division of Friends of the Bridegroom, Inc. (admin. by Music Services). All rights reserved.

Behind the Song:
"ďKilling Me with MercyĒ- I wrote this from the perspective of Peter, who Iíve also grown to love because we can all relate to him. Often times when we approach God, we want to bring something to the table and think we need to earn it and work for it, especially if we hit a wall of failure, whether that be sin or a dark night in our soul. But itís what you do in that hour that defines you as a person and as a believer- the humility and courage it takes to receive mercy from the God you betrayed. In Peterís case, Christ comes back from the dead, and Peter has the courage to look the God he denied in the eye to accept the fact that he knows heís loved and known by Him better than he knows himself. I canít fully describe the emotion that story brings out in me. Youíd rather Him scream and shout at you and put you on probation, but His kindness just crushes you! Weíre not like that with each other- we make each other pay for our wrongs- but Godís not like that at all." - Misty




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