Sunday, January 31, 2010

Don't Give Up


"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other. ~ John 15: 12-17



In this proud land we grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

No fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I've changed my face, I've changed my name
But no one wants you when you lose

Don't give up
'cos you have friends
Don't give up
You're not beaten yet
Don't give up
I know you can make it good

Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground

Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up
We don't need much of anything
Don't give up
'cause somewhere there's a place
Where we belong

Rest your head
You worry too much
It's going to be alright
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Don't give up
Please don't give up

'got to walk out of here
I can't take anymore
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river's flowing
That river's flowing

Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no-one needs

Don't give up
'cause you have friends
Don't give up
You're not the only one
Don't give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don't give up
You still have us
Don't give up now
We're proud of who you are
Don't give up
You know it's never been easy
Don't give up
'cause I believe there's the a place
There's a place where we belong

***

P.S. - A VERY Happy Birthday to my friend Sarah Salter! Enjoy your day, and don't do anything I wouldn't! (Which pretty much leaves things wide open...)

7 comments:

Sarah Salter said...

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Katdish! Love ya, chica! :o)

L.T. Elliot said...

Beautiful. And very needed. Thank you.

(p.s. Happy Birthday to Sarah.)

Bridget Chumbley said...

Great verses! Thanks.

kirsten said...

That Peter Gabriel song pretty much got me through high school. I love how you tied it to the New Testament. If we're not lifting each other up, then what ARE we doing?

Bina said...

Ok...

These words:
Rest your head
You worry too much
It's going to be alright

They were like a sand-blaster to my avoidence...

But much needed. :)

Thanks

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Katdish, thank you for defending me about Saved by the Bell. That show was so lame. I knew you must have good taste :)

Tracy said...

This post is a wonderful encouragement.