Mid-week Music Break: Stavesacre – Acquiesce

Author’s Note: It seems like every Wednesday after I have gotten through my morning to-do list and eaten lunch, I start to run out of steam.  I usually build a little momentum for the rest of the week by putting in my earbuds and listening to some music.  I thought it would be cool to share some of the music that re-energizes me and gets me through.  If this is a popular idea, I might make it a weekly feature.

The song for this week has been echoing in my head for weeks now. In fact, as I sat distracted in mass on Sunday and struggled to put coherent words together into prayer, the last line of this song was stuck on repeat in my brain and actually served as my prayerful meditation.

Show me Your glory may my life reflect your presence, and never again find myself in anything less.

Song: Acquiesce
Artist: Stavesacre
Album: Absolutes
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1997
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Lyrics:

Even now your eyes are courting sleep
I’ll stay by your side as I have always been
Sleep tonight, may your dreams reveal my love for you
Beyond what I must do, do you know my plans for you?

To separate myself from where my treasure lies
Then naked in this cold and lonely unforgiving life.
Be stripped away of all delusions of the man
I’d like to be at the moment

I am broken parts sure of only weaknesses
With nothing left to show, no illusions left to hide behind
Burning clean has been both agony and absolute release
Can I hope to pass this test, is my destiny the wilderness?

The hardest part of letting go, is trusting you with everything
In laying bare my soul is truly seeing who I really am
Father what is man that You are mindful of him
Can I pass this test? Is my destiny this wilderness?

To stand alone against a life of wretchedness
Impossible to hope and so I plead Your graciousness
Show me Your glory may my life reflect your presence
And never again find myself in anything less