I need to be by Your side

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
Every day I realize my need
Not out of shortcomings
But how You lead

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
If I’m not at Your feet
I really can’t stand
I fall and I weep

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
If I’m not seeking You
How am I finding Your presence
Seeking my own to do

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
Life death and the world are in Your hands
So are the present and the future
Yet as Your child You promise the same lands

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
As a child of promise
Give me the strength to clean out
This old leaven and make new bread
Unleavened with sincerity and truth

I need to be by Your side
I know its something I can’t hide
What a beautiful God
That I would find mercy in Your hands
When I run away to foreign lands

So you are by my side
You never leave, even when
I think You really should
You say there is more love to see
My eyes to look around and see
If only I would

You are here, residing within me
Trying to make a home,
Build a temple
I lose sight of what’s simple
Taking advantage of Your presence so near
Yet in the coming of years I forget You’re there

When I remember I’m ashamed to enter
Such a glorious presence
My doubts burn holes in my heart
You’re there to take my fears
You’re here from the start
You already know my shame
Bearing it years ago on the cross
For what I just did yesterday

Help me to know Your love every day
Live in Your grace
Realize Your truth
Take out the leaven of lies
Make unleavened meals
Of Your holiness
Invite in Your radiance,
So that it can overpower
My darkness
Show your glory in resplendence
In a world where darkness lies

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