Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Am

Pencil marks on a wall
I wasn't always this tall,
You scattered some monsters from beneath my bed,
You watched my team win,
You watched my team lose,
You watched when my bicycle went down again,

And When I was weak unable to speak,
still I could call You by name,
and I said “Elbow healer, Superhero,
come if You can,” and You said “I Am”

Only 16, life is so mean, what kind of curfew is at ten p.m.
You saw my mistakes, You watched my heart break
Heard when I swore I’d never love again

When I was weak, unable to speak,
still I could call You by name,
and I said “Heart-ache Healer, Secret-keeper,
be my Best Friend” and You said “I Am”

You saw me wear white, by pale candlelight,
I said forever to what lies ahead
two kids and a dream, with kids that can scream
too much it might seem when it’s two a.m.

When I am weak, unable to speak,
still I will call You by name.
“Oh Shepherd, Savior, Pasture-maker,
hold on to my hand,” and You say “I Am.”

The winds of change,
And circumstance blow in and all around
us so we find a foothold that’s familiar,
And bless the moments that we feel You nearer
When Life had begun, I was woven and spun,
You let the angels dance around the throne, who can say when,
But they’ll dance again, when I am free and finally headed home

I will be weak, unable to speak,
still I will call You by name
“Creator, Maker, Life-sustainer,
Comforter, Healer, My Redeemer,
Lord and King, Beginning and
the End, I Am, yes, I Am.”

by Nichole Nordeman


  1. LOVE that song - and Nichole Nordemann

  2. OH, I love that song...thanks for reminding me of it.

  3. Ok, you need to get the code for these songs you post so we can hear it!!
    I'll work on that and get back to you. Good to see Jeff (pluto) again in the pics.

  4. So awesome. I love NN and I love this song. Thank you for posting this today.

  5. This song is me. Everytime I hear it, I have a hard time keeping back the tears. It's real life in poetry, set to music. Do you think our lives are somehow such, too?

  6. Do you know that I have never heard this song? I will have to download it. Thank you for sharing it with me.

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  8. I haven't heard this song either. I will definitely listen to it now, though. Thanks for sharing the touching lyrics to us. I love it when others put into words the things that are on my heart!