Like a Leaf Upon the Water

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leaf upon the water

This song recently became one of my favorite songs. The way the delicate words roll off of this voice and into the melody is, quite simply, beautiful. Not only do the words have such profound meaning, while also being brilliantly poetic and melodic, but it all meshes together perfectly as one. It is song at its best. And this one has truly touched me. Love it.

The song is called “Show Me,” by Audrey Assad. You can listen to it below and you can buy the album (which is more than worth it and has many other great songs) on itunes. Enjoy:

Here are the lyrics:
You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry

You could raise me like a banner in a battle
Put victory like a fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die

Set me like a star before the morning
Like a song that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I’ll illuminate the path You’ve laid before me
But for now just let me be

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die
No, not before You show me how to die

So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me

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Andy January 22, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wow………..such a beautiful song, and perfectly delivered by Audrey Assad. We must hear more of her !
Thanks Matt !

Curious February 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I also like this song, but I am not sure I quite understand the meaning…

Lacie April 13, 2011 at 2:20 am

Curious, its about redemptive suffering.

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