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10. Declaration of Dependence

Declaration
by Steven Curtis Chapman



 

Now just the other day I overheard a flower talking to the sky
He said you know that I would be nothing without You, oh, oh
He said you give me rain, you give the sun a place to shine
Youíre everything that my whole existence comes down to, oh, oh
And then the flower started singing a song
Before I knew it I was singing along
And we sangÖ

This is my declaration of dependence
This is my declaration of my need
This is my declaration of dependence
On the one who gave His life to me

Now, let me say that Iím the kind of guy who wants to do it all myself
Donít want to ask for help, donít like to stop for directions, oh, oh
But in reality Iím nothing on my own
Itís by Godís grace alone that I can make this confession
All that I am and all Iím hoping to be
Is all and only what Heís given to me
So I sayÖ

And I know this is how my life was meant to be
I was made for this dependency
On the one who has created me
So Iíll sing my declaration song
For the one I am depending on
And I hope youíll sing along

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

Behind the Song:
"I got the idea when I was running on the treadmill one day. I was watching music videos and I saw Bon Jovi sing ĎIts My Life.í I was listening to that and thought thatís the anthem of our culture. What I believe is the total opposite. Itís not my life. Iíve been bought with a price; Iím not my own. This thing that I call my life is Godís life and Iím totally the opposite, Ďcause thatís a song of real independence. I wanted to make the opposite statement. Instead of a declaration of independence Iím making a declaration of dependence. After I finished running I got my guitar and put a chorus down on tape." - Steven Curtis Chapman

(Luke 12: 22-31)

 

 

 

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