Lyric For The Day 19.11.11 from Shine by Daniel Lanois
THE ART OF PREACHING; A WEEK IN A ROOM FULL OF SPLINTERED STEEL

LYRIC OF THE DAY/LITURGICAL CONFESSION 20.11.11 from Humble Me by Norah Jones

Fitz

“You humble me Lord
You humble me Lord
I'm on my knees empty
You humble me Lord
You humble me Lord
So please, please, please forgive me”

-      From Humble Me by Norah Jones

Two of our congregation, Scott Jamison and Claire Andrews, sang this Norah Jones cover (actually written by Kevin Breit), in an astounding set, when they supported Steven Curtis Chapman last night at Fitzroy. As they sang it I saw it as a wonderful song to build to confessional prayer around and we did it this morning with a short liturgy I wrote, bookended with a paraphrase of the song and some of God’s main judgements against the people in the prophecy of Hosea, which we are following in our preaching series just now. Download or spotify the song and use it in your own confessional devotions.  

Lord humble us

We are on our knees

Please please forgive us

For being distracted by other idols of the heart

For simply going through the motions of religion

For the times we don’t acknowledge you as God

For not showing mercy where mercy is needed

Lord humble us

We are on our knees

Please, please forgive us.

AMEN

Comments

John T

that rendering is begging for an upload to this page

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