Hide & Seek

[Luke 15, John 9]

I love to hear your voice, O Lord
And I want to know you more
The closer I stand, the greater you become
And I’m proud to be called your son

But so often I drift away
Caught up in every day
I get lost among the circumstance
Walk out the door and don’t share my plans
With you

And though I hear you calling me
I don’t want you to hear or see
The farther I go, the smaller you are
The closer I am to becoming a star

While I play out in the weeds
I don’t want you to know my deeds
I can hear you calling out my name
And I’m not sure if I can bear the shame
Of me

So I hide myself from all the pain
Of knowing I’ve let you down again
I hate that I’m so weak and frail
I deserve again to be thrown in jail
For all I’ve done
There shouldn’t be another chance

Yet you seek me with all your heart
And look to give me a brand new start
For it’s through your loving sacrifice
Dear Jesus, you’ve already paid the price
For all I’ve done
And I just don’t understand

And while I’m standing at your feet
I keep looking towards the street
Someone’s calling me out to play
I shouldn’t go but he convinces me anyway

And here I am once again
Overcome by all my sin
This must be the last time for sure
It surely seems there is no cure
For me

Yet you seek me with all your heart
And look to give me a brand new start
For it’s through your loving sacrifice
Dear Jesus, you’ve already paid the price
For all I’ve done
I just don’t understand

But again I am renewed by you
You pick me up and pull me through
You set my feet on solid ground
I once was lost but now am found
And all I’d been
Is forgotten once again

Olly, Olly, Oxen Free!
Christ has come to set us free
We need not hide in shame or fear

Olly, Olly, Oxen Free!
I once was blind but now I see
Let us sing until the whole world hears!