Lyrical Friday: “Shifting Sand” by Caedmon’s Call

My roommate from freshman year at Multnomah introduced me to Caedmon’s Call and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I love this song because it so perfectly describes how our faith tends to not stay at the same level all the time but, thankfully, grace does not change.

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Sometimes I believe all the lies
So I can do the things I should despise
And every day I am swayed
By whatever is on my mind

I hear it all depends on my faith
So I’m feeling precarious
The only problem I have with these mysteries
Is they’re so mysterious

And like a consumer I’ve been thinking
If I could just get a bit more
More than my 15 minutes of faith
Then I’d be secure

My faith is like shifting sand 
Changed by every wave 
My faith is like shifting sand 
So I stand on grace 

I’ve begged you for some proof
For my Thomas Eyes to see
A slithering staff, a leprous hand
And lions resting lazily

A glimpse of your back-side glory
And this soaked altar going ablaze
But you know I’ve seen so much
I explained it away


Waters rose as my doubts reigned
My sand-castle faith, it slipped away
Found myself standing on your grace
It’d been there all the time

(Chorus 2x)

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