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06. See the Glory

Declaration
by Steven Curtis Chapman



 

I never did like the word mediocre
I never wanted it to be said of me, oh, no
Just point me to the job and Iíd go over, over
Looking for the very best that could be
So what is this thing I see
Going on inside of me?
When it comes to the grace of God
Sometimes itís like Ö

Iím playing Gameboy standing in the middle of the Grand Canyon
Iím eating candy sittiní at a gourmet feast
Iím wading in a puddle when I could be swimming in the ocean
Tell me whatís the deal with me
(I know the time has come for me to)
Wake up and see the glory

Ever star in the sky tells His story, oh
And every breeze is singing His song
All of creation is imploring
Hey, come see this grand phenomenon
The wonder of His grace
Should take my breath away
I miss so many things when Iím consumed with Ö

How could I trivialize it
This awesome gift of Godís grace?
Once I have come to realize it
I should be speechless and amazed

Wake up and see the glory
Open your eyes and take it in
Wake up and be amazed
Over and over again

Godís love is coming to you and to me
Wake up, wake up
Open your eyes, yeah
Over and over again
Wake up
Come on take it in

Written by Steven Curtis Chapman and Caleb Chapman ©2001 Sparrow Song / Peach Hill Songs / BMI / Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing

Behind the Song:
"Part of the inspiration for this song came from a story my pastor and friend Scotty Smith told. He was talking about a train ride he had taken while on a fishing trip in Alaska. He said it was some of the most incredible scenery he had seen in his life. He was looking out the window of the train just trying to take it all in, the glaciers and the mountains and the sunset and the caribou. Scotty looked beside him and saw a kid playing Game Boy with the tiny one-inch screen held up to his eyes and that is what he was engrossed in in the midst of that incredible display of Godís glory. Scotty said part of him wanted to knock the Game Boy out of the kidís hand and say look around you, see whatís going on! But he was immediately struck with, thatís what I do with the glory of God and the grace of God so often in my life and experience. I thought sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon or standing in the middle of the Grand Canyon and playing Game Boy would be the most ridiculous thing I could imagine. This song also marks my 11-year-old son Calebís debut as a co-writer." - Steven Curtis Chapman

(Eph. 1: 18; 2 Cor. 4: 6, 6: 1)

 

 

 

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