In Your Arms

My friend Marlena, is one of the most talented musicians I have ever met. She is just one of those people that when you meet them, you know they have greatest within them. Incredible, untamed, driven, anointed talent. Yup, she is definitely one of those. I had the pleasure to spend two of the hardest months of my life with this girl in Italy working with sports and athletes. Two months that kicked our butts and challenged us in ways we never would have on our own. During that time, everyone on our team was challenged internally. We each had to look inwardly and examine those areas of ourselves that we know need work or help. Our pasts. Our presents. Mistakes and failings. But also our accomplishments, dreams, desires. All of our hearts on the surgical table. Marly, just two years since Italy, has matured far beyond her years, in ways that astound me. She is a worship leader in California, and I believe one of those worship leaders that could care less about the stage, the microphone, or the even audience. She cares about God. She cares about writing songs that honor him and not herself. Below are the lyrics to her latest song. I hope she does not mind that I am posting these. But I was so touched by these lyrics, which are not just simple words, but instead the echoes- the cries of so many people’s hearts. Read these lyrics, and just worship. You don’t need to hear the song to have the worship. Let her words, lead you to His heart. Whatever your place might be in life, whatever discouragements, challenges, frustrations, hopes, or dreams may be, seek God. His love, mercy, and grace. I hope and pray that as you read these lyrics, you are touched.

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“In Your Arms”
Marlena Copado

I see, my face, cupped in the hands of grace
My eyes are shut, I need you
And I know that You have me, I know that You have me …

I am, face down  humbled in silence, I’m found
Though I am scared, I’m not alone, You’re with me

I know that You have me, I know that You have me
In Your arms, in Your arms
You break through the sadness, You break through the dark,
I can hear You calling through the pain in my heart
And I know that You have me, I know that You have me, in Your arms 

I have, no other cost, my pride, I lay here now
I stand, in Your victory, come take me

I know that You have me, I know that you have me
In Your arms, in Your arms
You break through the sadness, You break through the dark,
I can hear You calling through the pain in my heart
And I know that You have me, I know that You have me, in Your arms 

I know that I’ll have those days, I will fall and I will stray away, but I need You
I know that I’ll have those times, I’m okay and I think I’m fine, but I always need You  

I know that You have me, I know that you have me

In Your arms, in Your arms
You break through the sadness, You break through the dark,
I can hear You calling through the pain in my heart
And I Know that you have me, I know that You have me, in Your arms
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