There You Are, Here I Am
A Psalm of Surrender
There You are, LORD, holy and righteous,
All-knowing, all-seeing, invincible, and strong.
Here I am, LORD, battered and worn,
Sinful and scarred, scared and uncertain.
But there You are, LORD, arms open and heeding,
Eyes kind and unyielding, form bent down and pleading.
Yet here I stand, LORD, wanting to run to You, eager to approach You,
Desperate to be held by You…but unable to move toward You.
You’ve removed all the walls, You’ve scaled all the towers;
You’ve moved heaven and earth to reach out to me.
So why I am still here?
Why don’t I surrender to Your call?
Your holiness overwhelms me, I cannot comprehend it.
Your love overpowers me, I cannot stand up in it.
How do I draw close to One as great as You?
How do I cast off these sinful rags and stand before the One I love?
How do I overcome the deceitfulness of my heart and fall into Your arms?
There You are LORD; holy and righteous.
Here I am, LORD; sinful and needy.
There You are, Savior; broken and bleeding.
Now I run, LORD, into Your arms of grace.