June 16, 2012

"It's My Turn to Give My Life Away" ~ A Musical Inspiration

Music may soothe the savage beast, as they say, but it inspires me. There are some songs that just seem to touch me deeply and inspire me.  Several years ago Sarah found a CD at Goodwill that had various Christian songs on it and it was some sort of demo from when CDs were first introduced, I can't remember the details but it was an interesting "historical" piece.  Many of the songs we didn't like, but when "It's My Turn Now" by Steven Curtis Chapman played for the first time I was hooked.

I could not find the music on an You Tube video to share with you except for this little snippet of the chorus, and it is the combination of the words and music that really touch me so you won't get the full affect.  It is such an upbeat, cheery song, not one you can dance to, but one you definitely want to move to (I seem to do a little march, step dance type thing--nothing you'd want to see-lol).  Anyways, the simple lyrics are below, and they explain why I live to give my life away thru service to others.


Skip to 1:28 where a VERY young Steven Curtis Chapman 
is getting the audience involved singing the chorus.

I close the book and I shake my head;
Sometimes I can't believe the things I've read.
I don't deserve what He did for me;
He gave His love and His life away,
And now He's asking me to do the same,
So I'm gonna give Him all I am,
And all I ever hope to be.

Well, it's my turn now,
Yes, it's my turn now;
My turn to give my life away.

I open up the book and look again;
I read the stories of the faithful men
Who gave up all they had to follow Him.
He used the strong and He used the weak;
He even gave the timid words to speak.
He called whoever listened then,
And now His call goes out again.

Well, it's my turn now,
Yes, it's my turn now;
My turn to give my life away.

My turn to say "I love Him",
My turn to let Him know;
My life is His, so where He leads me that's where I will go.

Well, it's my turn now,
Yes, it's my turn now;
My turn to give my life away.


Are there songs that inspire you?  Have you ever heard this one?

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