Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday's Music Review - Every Man

Song Title: Every Man (#2 on album)
Album Title: The Altar and the Door
Artist(s): Casting Crowns

(Hear the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQn1DEv4z3U):

I’m the man with all I’ve ever wanted
All the toys and playing games
I am the one who pours your coffee, corner booth each Saturday
I am your daughter’s favorite teacher
I am the leader of the band
I sit behind you in the bleachers
I am every man

I’m the coach of every winning team and still a loser in my mind
I am the soldier in the airport facing giants one more time
I am the woman shamed and haunted by the cry of unborn life
I’m every broken man, nervous child, lonely wife

Is there hope for every man
A solid place where we can stand
In this dry and weary land
Is there hope for every man
Is there love that never dies
Is there peace in troubled times
Someone help me understand
Is there hope for every man

Seems there’s just so many roads to travel, it’s hard to tell where they will lead
My life is scarred and my dreams unraveled
Now I’m scared to take the leap
If I could find someone to follow who knows my pain and feels the weight
The uncertainty of my tomorrow, the guilt and pain of yesterday

There is hope for every man
A solid place where we can stand
In this dry and weary land
There is hope for every man
There is Love that never dies
There is peace in troubled times
Will we help them understand?
Jesus is hope for every man

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What artists say about this song:

This is the anthem of the world. The world is full of normal everyday people who
are on a search for hope and happiness. For many, darkness has pulled the wool
over their eyes, and they are trying to make it happen on their own. They’re
searching and they’re listening. Question is, are we saying anything?

~2 Corinthians 5:16-21 / 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Written by Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, and Nichole Nordeman


My thoughts:

I really don't feel the need to add much to this song. It's a pleasant song to listen to and a great reminder our broken world. I really appreciate the lyrics: "If I could find someone to follow who knows my pain and feels the weight; The uncertainty of my tomorrow, the guilt and pain of yesterday." There IS someone to follow that knows our pain and feels the weight. Jesus Christ understands. And because of the forgiveness He offers, we can deal with the guilt and pain of yesterday. If you're interested in reading about that, check out an older post of mine about another song by Casting Crowns entitled East to West.

In Christ,
Terra

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