A Sunday Song – The Silence of God

It’s enough to drive a man crazy; it’ll break a man’s faith
It’s enough to make him wonder if he’s ever been sane
When he’s bleating for comfort from Thy staff and Thy rod
And the heaven’s only answer is the silence of God

It’ll shake a man’s timbers when he loses his heart
When he has to remember what broke him apart
This yoke may be easy, but this burden is not
When the crying fields are frozen by the silence of God

And if a man has got to listen to the voices of the mob
Who are reeling in the throes of all the happiness they’ve got
When they tell you all their troubles have been nailed up to that cross
Then what about the times when even followers get lost?
‘Cause we all get lost sometimes…

There’s a statue of Jesus on a monastery knoll
In the hills of Kentucky, all quiet and cold
And He’s kneeling in the garden, as silent as a stone
All His friends are sleeping and He’s weeping all alone

And the man of all sorrows, He never forgot
What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought
So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God

~Andrew Peterson

What about the times when even followers get lost? Cause we all get lost sometimes.

For most of my life, I’ve heard the voice of God.

Sometimes I’ve heard it but ignored it.

But there’s also been silence. We all get lost sometimes.

And the man of all sorrows, He never forgot
What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought
So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God

Author: Debbie

A former counselor and public speaker, I'm grateful for many, many things - God's grace most of all!

14 thoughts on “A Sunday Song – The Silence of God”

  1. What a nice meditation … listening to the song, the lyrics. Sometimes the silence of God is deafening. I’ll give my troubles over to God today, and be thoughtful toward others … a good day to pray for friends and all those who suffer. Course, i’ll be doing it from the comfort of a good home: Filled with love and doggies! Thank you for the morning cup of faith!!! melis 😉

    1. mel – one day at a time, my friend!:)
      I hope today was all you’d hoped for and that the the blessings and grace will carry over into your week ahead.
      ~Debbie

  2. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing this song. Phew. It really does go to the heart. Crying, but it’s a good cry. 🙂
    God bless you, in the silence and in the whispers and in the shouts of God.
    p.s. Ironically, I just read a quote on another blog that said this, “We’re not lost. We just aren’t where we planned to be.”

    1. Deb – what a tender heart you have. I love the quote! I’ll add it to Tolkien’s “All who wander aren’t lost.” and see if that combination adds up to a post someday. 😀
      God bless, you, too!
      Debbie

  3. This is amazing. Wish I could play the video, but we are in the guest bedroom of dear old friends, it is midnight, and one of us is asleep. Not me, by the way. 🙂
    Had to tell you how much I loved these lyrics, though. Will listen later. Thanks so much.

    1. katharine – you made me laugh out loud in the silence! I love Andrew Peterson’s lyrics just about always. His heart goes straight to my heart. Thank you for writing tonight. You’re timing was good for MY heart.
      ~ Debbie

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