I love this song. It it my most-played song in my Itunes worship folder for a reason. I hope it blesses you too. Brooke Ligertwood (Fraser) of Hillsong composed the verses and adapted Rich Mullins’ classic for the chorus.
Anointed is the phrase that comes to mind when I think of Ligertwood’s ministry, as I see any human being doing what the Creator created them to do. May God reach into your heart in a new way through this music!
Psalm 119 seems to be a central passage in this song, but of course, there are many other references. Please share more if you think of them!
May my prayer like incense rise before You (Revelation 8:4)
The lifting of my hands a sacrifice (Psalm 141:2)
Oh Lord Jesus turn Your eyes upon me (Psalm 27:9, Mark 10:47)
For I know there is mercy in Your sight (Psalm 51:1, John 6:37)
Your statutes are my heritage forever (Psalm 119:111)
My heart is set on keeping Your decrees (Psalm 119:112)
Please still my anxious urge toward rebellion (Galatians 5:16-17, Philippians 4:6, Hebrews 3:15)
Let Love keep my will upon its knees (Matthew 6:10, Matthew 26:42)
To all creation I can see a limit
But Your commands are boundless and have none (Psalm 119:96, Matthew 24:35)
So Your Word is my joy and meditation (Psalm 119:47-48)
From the rising to the setting of the sun (Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:148)
All Your ways are loving and are faithful (Psalm 25:10, Psalm 145:17)
The road is narrow but Your burden light (Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 11:30)
Because You gladly lean to lead the humble (Psalm 25:9, Psalm 149:4, Isaiah 66:2)
I shall gladly kneel to leave my pride (Psalm 95:6, Daniel 4:37)
I will seek You in the morning (Psalm 5:3, Psalm 90:14, Mark 1:35)*
I will learn to walk in Your ways (Deuteronomy 26:17, Micah 6:8, 2 John 1:6)
And step by step You’ll lead me (Psalm 23:2, Psalm 25:5, Psalm 37:23, Psalm 119:35, Galatians 5:25)
And I will follow You all of my days (Mark 1:17, John 12:26)