Take Me Back

When Darkness closes in around me,
And I feel the separation like a sword
My lonely heart cries out to God,
And I find strength and comfort in his word.

I find peace in the midst of turmoil,
Joy in my times of fear,
Strength when I’m weak and tired,
I am still and God is here.

His life shines warm and simple,
Reflected in the pages that I turn.
My Lord has never left me.
All this time it’s me who has been gone.

Take me back, O Lord.
Take me back to where,
I feel your peace and comfort,
I feel your hand on me.

Take me back, O Lord.
Forgive me for the ugly things I’ve done.
Melt this heart of stone I’ve cultivated.
Hold me in your loving arms once more.

Nel Babitzke

What You’ve Been Lookin’ For

You won’t find Him on your TV,
Or in the self-help books you know.
That’s not Him on the big screen,
Over at the picture show.

Don’t bother looking at the racetrack,
Or standing at the sports bar.
And you won’t need to take a backpack,
No need to go that far.

If you’re lookin’ for God,
Like He’s lookin’ for you,
There’s only one place to go.
Down on your knees,
Give me Jesus, please,
He’s what you’ve been lookin’ for.

You might see Him in a stranger’s smile,
When you’re feeling all alone.
You might hear Him in a sad song
That takes your heart back home.

Might even feel Him in a church pew,
He might possibly be there,
But if you really want to find God,
Bow your head in prayer.

Jesus is there,
He’s easy to find,
He’s been waiting all this time.
Say a prayer,
Ask Him in,
And your heart will come to life.

You’ll find something in your heart
When you find the Lord,
Something that wasn’t there before.
There’s peace and joy
Behond the door.
Just what you’ve been lookin’ for.