Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Perrys - If You Knew Him

I'm sure you will discover as time goes on how emotional I can get about songs.  Not "crying my eyes out" emotional, but a well written, anointed Gospel song can touch me as deep in four minutes as a full sermon can.  A couple weeks ago, it was Greater Vision's You're Not Forsaken.  Yesterday my best friend let me borrow her new Perrys album, Almost Morning.  I was so excited to get to listen to it.  I love their arrangement of This Old Sinner Testifies, and Tracy Stuffle really shows how much of a powerhouse bass singer he is on that track. However, the song that touches my heart very deeply at the moment is If You Knew Him, penned by Rodney Griffin and the Perrys' own Joseph Habedank.

I walked by the tomb of Buddha
Looked inside, and saw his bones.
Traveled on to see Mohammed,
Still wrapped up in his grave clothes.
Then I journeyed to a garden
Where old Joseph left Him lay.
The precious Lamb, God's own begotten,
Was no longer in that grave.

If you knew Him like I know Him
You would know that He's alive.
If you felt Him like I feel Him
Resurrection, deep inside!
You'd know He's living,
And death has died.

If you're wandering in the darkness
Come and step into the light.
Nail scarred hands reach out to help you,
To pull you safe from death to life.
Friend, I, too, have stood where you stand.
Couldn't trust in things unseen,
Just one step in His direction,
Then in Love, He ran to me!


If you knew Him like I know Him
You would know that He's alive.
If you felt Him like I feel Him
Resurrection, deep inside!
You'd know He's living,
And death has died.

You ask me how I know He lives,
He lives within my heart!

If you felt Him like I feel Him
Resurrection, deep inside!
You'd know He's living,
And death has died.
Death has died!








Enjoy the message in this powerful song.

Until next time,

Timothy

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