Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In Other Words: Yours

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I walk the streets of London
And notice in the faces passing by
Something that makes me stop and listen
My heart grows heavy with the cry

Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar
As I'm reminded
That every street in London is Yours
Oh, yes it is

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
I see the scars that war has left behind
Hope like the sun is fading
They're waiting for a cure no one can find

And I hear children's voices singing
Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
And I'm reminded
That every child in Africa is Yours

And it's all Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And it's all Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You're the Maker and Keeper
Father and Ruler of everything

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville
Like Singapore, Manila, and Shanghai
I brush by the beggar's hand and the wealthy man
And everywhere I look I realize

That just like the streets of London
For every man and woman, boy and girl
All of creation
This is our Father's world

And it's all Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And it's all Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You're the Maker and Keeper
Father and Ruler of everything
It's all Yours

I've walked the valley of death's shadow
So deep and dark that I could barely breath
I've had to let go of more than I could bear
And questioned everything that I believe

But still even here
In this great darkness
A comfort and hope come breaking through
As I can say in life or death
God we belong to You

And we are Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And it's all Yours, God
Yours, God
Everything is Yours
All the greatness and power 
And glory and splendor and majesty
Everything is Yours
It's all Yours


                                           -Yours 
                                                                           by Steven Curtis Chapman

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