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LYRICS:

I’m simply waiting on you
I’ll listen when you speak
My full attention is on your face
You’re the one that I seek

So Spirit come and move in this place
Like a rushing wind, like a mighty wave
Let your glory fall like rain
Here I am, simply waiting on you
Have your way

In your presence everything changes
My heart awakens when you’re here
I’m ready let your kingdom break in
As you draw near

Nothing in this world could ever satisfy like you do, like you do
Nothing in this world sets my heart alight, like you do, like you do
Nothing in this world could ever satisfy like you do, like you do
Nothing in this world sets my heart alight, like you do, like you do

 

SONG STORY:

We went on a retreat day to a monastery as a worship team and spent much of the day in prayer and worship. I was reading psalm 27 and was struck by a few things. The first inspiration for me was the way it ended – “wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” David clearly felt the need to say “wait for the Lord” twice and I felt God was speaking to me personally about it. In the busyness of life, simply stopping, being free from distraction, and waiting on God isn’t easy, but it’s what he asks us to do. With this in mind I wrote the first line of the song “I’m simply waiting on You.” I felt like the song needed to be a place for us to stop, reflect and listen to what The Lord wants to say. As a result, the lyrics are uncomplicated and invite the presence of God to fall. In the psalm David also talks about seeking The Lord, and specifically seeking his face…”my heart says of you “seek his face!”, your face, Lord, I will seek.” I took inspiration from this for the line “my full attention is on your face, you’re the one that I seek.”

After writing the first verse and an initial idea for the chorus, I took the song to Dave and Bernie. It was amazing to work with them on the rest of the song. We moved lyrics around, completed the second verse and wrote the bridge together. I find co-writing massively helpful because having the opportunity to bounce ideas off others is so beneficial. I feel like my initial ideas are hugely strengthened as a result!

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