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

(Chorus)
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

(Chorus)

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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