Faith My Eyes

As I survey the ground for ants
Looking for a place to sit and read
I’m reminded of the streets of my hometown
How they’re much like this concrete that’s warm beneath my feet

And how I’m all wrapped up in my mother’s face
With a touch of my father just up around the eyes
And the sound of my brother’s laugh
But more wrapped up in what binds our ever distant lives

But if I must go
Things I trust will be better off without me
But I don’t want to know
Life is better off a mystery

So keep ’em coming these lines on the road
And keep me responsible be it a light or heavy load
And keep me guessing with these blessings in disguise
And I’ll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes

Hometown weather is on TV
I imagine the lives of the people living there
And I’m curious if they imagine me
Cause they just wanna leave; I wish that I could stay

But I get turned around
I mistake my happiness for blessing
But I’m blessed as the poor
Still I judge success by how I’m dressing

So keep ’em coming these lines on the road
And keep me responsible be it a light or heavy load
And keep me guessing with these blessings in disguise
And I’ll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes

So I’ll sing a song of my hometown
I’ll breathe the air and walk the streets
Maybe find a place to sit and read
And the ants are welcome company

So keep ’em coming these lines on the road
And keep me responsible be it a light or heavy load
And keep me guessing with these blessings in disguise
And I’ll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes

And I’ll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes
And I’ll walk with grace my feet and faith my eyes

~”Faith My Eyes“, Caedmon’s Call, 40 Acres

 

Caedmon’s Call’s newest album was released this past Tuesday. I can’t wait to download it. They are (and have been for about 12 years) one of my top 5 favorites bands. Their lyrics and their music are undeniably amazing! When they first stepped onto the scene, I wasn’t so much of a fan. But I started coming around in the late ’90s when 40 Acres came out. This album was (and still is!) incredible!! It remained in my car’s CD player, and I had a copy to keep in my house, too! I was hooked! So much so that I went back and listened to their self-titled previous release, which hooked me as well.

The song above is one of my all-time favorites from them. While many of their songs are also favorites of mine (especially from this album and the 3 immediately following: Long Line of Leavers, Back Home, and Share the Well), this is one that I often come back to and find myself praying. I want to be found faithful/responsible–whether my load is heavy or light–all the while relying on grace to guide my feet as I step out in faith.

Their newest release is called Raising Up the Dead, and all 12 of the songs were written by the band members. This is a departure from earlier releases where there is collaboration from many other people. I’m excited to hear such a personal album!

Side note:

Top 5 Favorite Bands

  1. U2
  2. Caedmon’s Call
  3. John Mayer
  4. Coldplay
  5. The Beatles

There are MANY, many others I love and who I listen to over and over, or whose music I know by heart. But these are the ones that–if I had to listen to their music, and ONLY their music (past, present, and future music) for the rest of my life–I choose.

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