This song was written and recorded by Rich Mullins… included on his album, Songs.
Rich Mullins (October 21, 1955 – September 19, 1997) was an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Some of his albums were considered among Christian music’s best. Mullins was devoted to the Christian faith and heavily influenced by St. Francis of Assisi.
In 1993, Mullins assembled a group of Nashville musicians (including Jimmy Abegg, Beaker, Billy Crockett, Phil Madeira, Rick Elias, and Aaron Smith) to form A Ragamuffin Band, whose name was inspired by the Christian book The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.
In September 1997, Mullins and a friend were traveling through Illinois to a benefit concert at Wichita St. University in Kansas, when they lost control of their Jeep. They were not wearing seat belts and were both ejected from the vehicle. When a passing semi-trailer truck swerved to miss the overturned Jeep, Mullins, who was too injured to move out of the path of the oncoming truck, was hit by the truck and instantly died at the scene.
This song is another prayer written by Rich Mullins… asking Jesus to hold him – and us. It is true that God is the Almighty God… but He is also a personal God who knows our situations and is present in them.
Bible Reference… Isaiah 9:6; 41:13; John 14:27; 16:33
Well, sometimes my life just don’t make sense at all;
when the mountains look so big, and my faith just seems so small.
So, hold me, Jesus, ‘cause I’m shaking like a leaf.
You have been King of my glory; won’t You be my Prince of Peace?
And I wake up in the night and feel the dark;
it’s so hot inside my soul, I swear there must be blisters on my heart. (CHORUS)
Surrender don’t come natural to me; I’d rather fight You for something
I don’t really want than to take what You give that I need.
And I’ve beat my head against so many walls;
now I’m falling down, I’m falling on my knees.
And the Salvation Army band is playing this hymn…
and Your grace rings out so deep it makes my resistance seem so thin. (CHORUS)