Mercy

Here are the lyrics to a great song by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors entitled ‘Mercy.’ I was not aware of any religious affiliation with this favorite band of mine. Nevertheless, this song moved me when I noticed the lyrics for the first time.

I was hollow and closed, in the morning I could not see
Your beloved goodness rained itself out on me
I raged against You like a river on a stone
But against that tidal wave, I am overthrown
Mercy, mercy, mercy
Well I was tossed in the wealthy
And leaning on myself
I played that religion card; I put Jesus on a shelf
Born into darkness I kept putting off the grave
Oh yeah, thinking my own goodness could get me through heaven’s gates
I beg You to come and take away all my ancient fears
This bloodied history we all cling onto so dear
All around me was a blinded fantasy. the truth in the mirror of a foul vanity
You walk upon heaven, You walked upon the earth
You brought me my salvation; for me, a second birth
You took my broken cross up to cavalry
You sang my redemption song, well hang it on my tree

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2 thoughts on “Mercy

    • There is a video… If you mean a video of the recording, there is not one. Youtube only has live performances of the song. If the video is not working on my post, let me know–it was my first time to post a video.

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