I’ve been listening to Caedmon’s call since 6th grade — roughly 12 years now. They don’t have a record that I don’t love, probably in part because their music and my life happenings have strong ties in my memories. Certain songs evoke vivid pictures in my mind, and I can remember where I was, what I was doing, what season it was, what I was thinking, when that song spoke to me in some particular way.
My favorite album of theirs is Share the Well (with Back Home and In the Company of Angels as close second and third) — perhaps because it was released just after the LORD had opened my eyes and heart to missions, and the record is primarily about such efforts, with musical influences from other countries and cultures. (I STRONGLY urge the purchasing of this disc — it will make you want to move to India!!)
As I’ve been praying and mulling over areas of my life that I know need tackling and for which I can only muster up half-a-heart, this section from “There’s Only One (Holy One)” on Share the Well has encouraged me to jump head first into obedience.. for where else can I go?
Lord, You are my Prince of Peace
But this war brings me to my knees.
See, there’s a table You’ve prepared
And all my enemies are there.
But where my Shepherd leads
Where else can I go?
Who else fills my cup
Till it overflows?
There’s only One who never fails
To beckon the morning light.
There’s only One who sets loose the gales
And ties the trees down tight?
When all around my soul gives way,
He is all my hope and stay.
There’s only One, only One
WOW. If God is leading us to fight pride, laziness, overeating, anger, lukewarm-ness, unforgiveness, discipline, lust, lack of unity, judgment, self-loathing, [insert sin you want freedom from HERE], then where else can we go? What else can we give our heart to? Who else has ransomed our lives with his very blood? DIVE IN!
(And if you don’t buy the album, at least buy this song!) 🙂