Ibex

United States

Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

So I wrote another song!

August 18, 2020

FREE WRITING

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I was recently on vacation and focused on editing my most recent novel, but I didn't totally stray from the land of poetry, flash fiction, and... song writing. I'm not very good at song writing, but I've recently been finding a lack of Christian songs that really speak to my heart; most of the songs I listen to are good at explaining God's love, grace, and mercy, but not very good at explaining my own depravity. In my opinion, these two must always come together, to show us why we need God's love. As someone who struggles with pride, I need songs that expose how bad I am as a person, who, apart from the grace of God, can do nothing but sin. Hence, I have recently turned to writing my own songs that express this depravity, at least in ways that I understand. Why the following song doesn't directly expose any of my own struggles, writing it helped me to see how much of a miracle my salvation really is. Thus, I named the song "Miracle", to honor my Savior's sacrifice.

I know my past
I know I couldn’t work my way to you
I know I can’t wipe away the same sins I’m still drawn to
what can a dead man do?
but the work’s already been done
the work’s already been done
no one else could pave my way to you
no one else could make me white as snow
no one else
no one else

this is a miracle
this is a sunrise after a dark night
love unmerited greater than the mountains
grace unearned wider than the galaxies
I could never repay you
for your love and sacrifice
your blood runs red from the tree
your blood poured out for me
you wash me in crimson streams
this is a miracle

I know my sins
I know my past is ashes and dry bones
I know I could never cover up all my mistakes
what can a dead man do?
but’s the work’s already been done
the work’s already been done
no one else could breathe on these dry bones
no one else could break my heart of stone
no one else
no one else

this is a miracle
this is a sunrise after a dark night
love unmerited greater than the mountains
grace unearned wider than the galaxies
I could never repay you
for your love and sacrifice
your blood runs red from the tree
your blood poured out for me
you wash me in crimson streams
this is a miracle

I know who I am
I know I always try to hide myself
but I know I can’t ever hide from your all-seeing eyes
what can a dead man do?
but’s the work’s already been done
the work’s already been done
no one else could make me new again
no one else could clothe my soul in white
no one else
no one else

the lepper is made clean
blinded eyes now see
hardened hearts soften at your touch
and all the things I’ve ever done
far as the east from the west
you took them on your shoulders
my past is buried in your grave
with you I rise
I live again

this is a miracle
this is a sunrise after a dark night
love unmerited greater than the mountains
grace unearned wider than the galaxies
what could I ever do to repay you
for your love and sacrifice
your blood runs red from the tree
your blood poured out for me
you wash me in crimson streams
this is a miracle
 

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4 Comments
  • doodleninja

    I absolutely love this and the message behind it! Great song writing!!! <3


    7 months ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    I love love love this! I don't know what's it's music but it's sooo good to sing (yeah I was singing along!) Amazing job


    7 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Wow, this is amazing!!


    7 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    This is a wonderful song and a touching piece altogether <3 do you play an instrument? Did you write music to this as well? Great job!! :)


    7 months ago