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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lyrics- May All Who Come Behind Us Find Us Faithful

Every Sunday the lyrics from some great piece of Christian music will be featured. Today it's not an old hymn, but a newer song with some great words.

Find Us Faithful
by Jon Mohr, 1987

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful,
encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift though all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find


This is a fairly recent Christian song, made popular by Steve Green. It's one of my favorites-- probably wrapped up in my love of hiking, and for the Longfellow poem, "A Psalm of Life," which ends, "and departing, leave behind us footprints, in the sands of time." I looked at a lot of videos of this song, and chose this one to share. The quality of the images isn't as crisp as I'd like, but the selection spoke to me the most. Hope you enjoy!

Find Us Faithful (Find Us Faithful Album Version)


vanilla said...

A bit puzzled at first, for the lyrics say "old hymn" and I thought I knew them all. Then you explain that it is new. Good one, too.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Vanilla- I think I have the confusing words removed from the header. That's what cut and paste will do for you!