Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Silence of God

Today I want to share the words to a song I really like and have been listening to again lately. The version I have is performed by Michael Card on his album The Hidden Face of God.

It'll drive a man crazy, it'll break a man's faith,
It's enough to make him wonder if he's ever been sane.
When he's bleating for comfort from Thy staff and Thy rod
And the heavens' only answer is the silence of God.

It'll shake a man's timbers when he loses his heart,
When he has to remember what broke him apart;
This yoke may be easy, but this burden is not
When the crying fields are frozen by the silence of God.

But when you have to listen to the voices of the mob
Who are reeling in the throes of all the happiness they've got,
When they tell you all their troubles have been nailed up to that cross,
Then what about the times when even followers get lost?
'Cause we all get lost sometimes...

There's a statue of Jesus on a monastery knoll
In the hills of Kentucky, all quiet and cold;
He's kneeling in the garden, as silent as a stone
All His friends are sleeping, and He's weeping all alone.

And the Man of all sorrows, He never forgot
What sorrow is carried by the hearts that He bought;
So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God,
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not.
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not,
In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God.

Words by Andrew Petersen (c) NewSpring Publishing

Have you ever experienced the silence of God? How did you feel and how did you respond?

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