This song was recorded by Downhere… included on their album, Ending is Beginning.
Downhere (stylized as downhere) is a Christian rock band from Canada. They have released 6 studio albums to date and have won several Juno and Covenant Awards.
The band was formed by Marc Martel and Jason Germain, who were roommates at Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1999, Martel and Germain added fellow Canadians Jeremy Thiessen and Tyson Manning, along with American Corey Doak, and released an album independently on Slyngshot Records. Tyson and Doak left the band, and, later on, Downhere signed with Word Records. In 2001, they moved to Nashville, TN. The band soon added bassist Glenn Lavender, whom they had met two years earlier. Downhere’s independent album was reissued with the inclusion of bassist Lavender, and released in 2001 as their international debut, downhere.
I don’t remember the first time I heard downhere, but, since then, I’ve appreciated the depth of their lyrics and their sound. In fact, I’ve led a Bible Study I put together, based on the lyrics of several of their songs.
This song is a song of surrender… harkening back to Isaiah’s surrender to God’s will in Isaiah 6.
Bible Reference… Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 10:39; Galatians 2:20
Sometimes Your calling comes in dream, sometimes it comes in the Spirit’s breeze.
You reach for the deepest hope in me and call out for the things of eternity.
But, I’m a man of dust and stains. You’re moving me, so I can say…
Here I am. Lord, send me; all of my life, I make an offering.
Here I am. Lord send me. Somehow, my story is a part of Your plan.
Here I am.
Setbacks and failures and upset plans test my faith and leave me with empty hands.
Are You not the closest, when it’s hardest to stand?
I know that You will finish what You began.
And these broken parts, You redeemed. Become the song that I can sing. (CHORUS)
Overwhelmed by the thought of my weakness,
and the fear that I’ll fail You in the end.
Oh, in this mess, I’m just one of the pieces; I can’t put this together, but You can.