… I am Yours

If there’s one question asked by this generation, it’s “Who am I?”  My generation asks it too, but not to the extent that today’s young people are.  We were the generation that summarily made the (absolute) call that there are no absolutes in life … no real truth to fall back on.  Now, the next generation is growing up with a greater sense of lostness than even we had.  Of course, the good news is that, as a result, they are actually searching — where most of my generation has found it adequate to coast, not really search, just consider ourselves too smart to need any of that tradition crap.  Just gimme my American Idol.  None of the old cultural and societal stabilizers make any sense to us, but they will to our kids … as long as the the world of virtual gaming and constant electronic stimulus doesn’t get in the way. 

Either way, this song is a masterpiece at answering the question, “Who am I?”  Perhaps it will help you with the answer too — if you’re asking.

Who am I? (listen)
Lyrics: Mark Hall / Music: Casting Crowns
Psalm 139, Psalm 52, Ephesians 2

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the bright and morning star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever-wandering heart?

Not because of who I am, but because of what you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who you are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I’m calling.
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling.
And you’ve told me who I am…
I am yours.

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love,
And watch me rise again?
Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me?

Not because of who I am, but because of what you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who you are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow,
A wave tossed in the ocean,
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I’m calling.
Lord, you catch me when I’m falling.
And you’ve told me who I am…
I am yours.
I am yours.

Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I fear?
‘Cause I am yours.
I am yours.

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About Jeff Block

Lover and follower of Christ. Husband and father. Writer and seminary student. On a long journey, learning to swim with the current of God's love and walk with Him in the garden in the cool of the day.
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9 Responses to … I am Yours

  1. J Ramseur says:

    When I first heard this song it made me cry, because I knew it was so needed for this time. It is so true so many of us did get misguided in the passing generation. And it is so true that the children of this generation are searching and unfortuantely, we made their search for the truth a little harder. Thank you for this song. I believe that a heart that is seacrhing for the truth of who we are, will be tremendously blessed and inspired by this song. Again thank you for receiving from the Holy Spirit to bring it to the masses of searchers and worshippers.

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  2. Louise says:

    Dit lied heeft mij ook enorm aangesproken! Het is zo ongelooflijk om je voor te stellen dat die machtige God naar ons omkijkt, als nietige mensen. Het bepaalt ons bij de kracht en het wonder van het evangelie!

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  3. Jeff Block says:

    Well that’s new… A response in Dutch.

    According to Babblefish, here’s what Louise said…

    “This song has appealed me also vastly! It is so unbelievably you to introduce that that powerful Deo our looks for, as puny people. It diagnoses ourselves in the strength and the miraculous of the gospel!”

    So, Louise (and J Ramseur), I’m really glad you like it. Please understand, though, that I didn’t write the song. (Seemed implied in both comments). It was written by Mark Hall, of Casting Crowns. I was just moved to share it, because it appealed to me “so vastly” as well.

    God bless you both!

    Oh, btw, my response in Russian would have been…

    Сила бога unleashed в песне как это говорит настолько ясно к человеческие потребности понять что наше значение лежит в боге самостоятельно.

    (Or… God’s power is unleashed in a song like this that speaks so clearly to the human need to understand that our significance lies in God alone.)

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  4. Anastacia Garcia says:

    i also love this song it tells you so much in just a few words it lifts your spirits by letting you know that no matter what you endure no matter what happens in life you will always know who you are and you are Gods so that he may light your way and never leave your side and dont ever forget to keep your light shining

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  5. layla says:

    this is 1 of my most favorite songs i just love it and i like to listen to it all the time i just got back from a camp and 3 little girls did sign language to i ti twas so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. GEONARD says:

    one day when i turning in my FM radio i heard this song i just love it and i like to listen… i am always requesting this song to play almost everyday because when i heard this song it will gives me happy and removes my problems……….

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  7. hey i love the song this is the most wonderful song and you know it taught me a lesson god loves everyone because he knows everyone is not purfect and that touched my heart thanks

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  8. victor sacyaten says:

    very nice song. i like it so much

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  9. newlife4jesus says:

    AMAZING!!! God bless you so much. It really speaks to me.

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