Lament

Lament

noun: lament; plural noun: laments

1. a passionate expression of grief or sorrow – wail, wailing, lamentation, moan, moaning, weeping, crying, sob, sobbing, keening; jeremiad; complaint 
2. a song, piece of music, or poem expressing sorrow – dirge, requiem, elegy, threnody, monody; keen
3. an expression of regret or disappointment; a complaint

I heard this beautiful song, “Weep with Me”, by Rend Collective today and just could not get the concept of this song out of my mind. The video you (hopefully) can watch below tells of where the song’s inspiration came from. After watching it, I was so touched by being reminded of the Psalms; of remembering that God wants us to cry out to Him, to fall at His feet when sorrow filled or full of regret.

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God knows and so He desires to commune with us in our grief, in our pain. He wants to pull us in close and hold us tight.

He will weep with us.

He desires to commune with us in our grief, in our pain.

The lyrics in the song that touch me the most are these,

What was true in the light
Is still true in the dark
You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart

Cry out to your God. He is waiting and ready to open His arms to you.

“Weep With Me”

Weep with me
Lord will You weep with me?
I don’t need answers, all I need
Is to know that You care for me
Hear my plea
Are You even listening?
Lord I will wrestle with Your heart
But I won’t let You go

You know I believe
Help my unbelief

Yet I will praise You
Yet I will sing of Your name
Here in the shadows
I’ll light up an offering of praise
What was true in the light
Is still true in the dark
You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart
Lord I believe
That You weep with me

Part the seas
Lord make a way for me
Here in the midst of my lament
I have faith, yes I still believe
That You love me
Your plans are to prosper me
And You’re working everything for good
Even when I can’t see it

You know I believe
Help my unbelief

Yet I will praise You
Yet I will sing of Your name
Here in the shadows
I’ll lift up an offering of praise
What was true in the light
Is still true in the dark
You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart
Lord I believe
That You weep with me

Oh I believe that You care
Oh I love You Lord
You hear the cries of the oppressed and the broken hearted
Yeah Lord

Turn my lament into a love song
Transform me
And Turn my lament into an anthem
Oh I need You now, I need You now
Turn my lament into a love song
Oh raise it up, raise it up
Turn my lament into an anthem
Oh yeah

And yet I will praise You
Yet I will sing of Your name
And right here in the shadows
I’ll light up an offering of praise
What was true in the light
Is still true in the dark
That You’re good and You’re kind
And You care for this heart
Oh Lord I believe
That You weep with me

 

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