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I Am

* This is a CCM (Christian) song that I wrote for Lifeblood Ministries about 20 years ago, and it WILL be on my upcoming album under my music moniker "Bahku". Please visit my web site for updates @ bahku.com. Thanks! *

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Isaiah 64:8 "Yet, oh Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of your hand."


Intro -

(Verse 1)

I've lost touch with all the things that make You real
Could be the reason why I'm just not sure
Of how I feel inside without You

All the stirrings and the hunger in my soul
Is only now replaced by carelessness
And guilt of who I am and used to be
And becoming the reflection that I see
I am.

(Verse 2)

It's taken all my life to insulate my heart
I've surrounded it with walls of words
And fortresses of self-deception

All the battles that I waged within my world
Were only vain attempts to help myself
Believe that I was changing deep inside
But all I did was find new ways to hide

(Chorus)

I am this man of clay
Lord I need you now to mold me
Please take me in your sculptor's hands
And re-create the one
I am.

(Verse 3)

Is there method to the madness in my life?
All the mortar that I've built upon
Has crumbled to my feet before me

Knowing countless are the times I've turned away
Finding temporary refuge in
The things that I could spend my senses on
Hoping when I turned I'd find the one
I am.

(Verse 4)

I have loved and lost so much as someone new
Hoping others would be taken with
The person that they wanted me to be
Living for the things they couldn't see
And not the Truth my Lord had shown to me

(Chorus)

I am this man of clay
Lord I need you now to mold me
Please take me in Your sculptor's hands
And re-create the one
I am.

Solo Break -

(Chorus)

I am this man of clay
Lord I need you now to mold me
Please take me in your sculptor's hands
And re-create the one
I am ...

This man of clay
Lord I need you now to mold me
Please take me in your sculptor's hands
And re-create the one
Re-create the one
Re-create the one
I am.

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Copyright 2002 Tsahaylu Music - ASCAP

Copyright © Gregory Richard Barden | Year Posted 2017

Copyright © Gregory Richard Barden | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 9/14/2021 3:57:00 PM

Bard, I am moved by this lyric. I love the biblical metaphor of being molded like clay in the hands of the potter. The phrases 'the things that I could spend my senses on', and 'insulate my heart / I've surrounded it with walls of words / And fortresses of self-deception' both really speak to me. Beautifully and thoughtfully penned - thank you for posting this... looking forward to hearing the music you have written for it.
Date: 9/14/2021 12:08:00 PM

You my friend do lyrics so brilliantly! As this is truly awe inspiring and such a wondrously uplifting creation. "Born of clay and new life-born breath. We do live our lives day by day. Until the ending brough by death. In this dark world of strife. Searching for a much better way. To find love , peace and joyful life." A gem and a fav...
Date: 9/7/2021 7:49:00 AM

Nicely done, Greg! Beautiful lyrics!

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