Written by Joy Chastagner and Elton Smith
Joy sent me a poem that contained many of the phrases in this song. I printed it off, but was unable to relate to it easily. Desperately? I hardly ever use that word. But there it was, and it slowly sank in. I tried to reflect the sense of desperation in the music. I also added many of my own words to hers. Thank you Joy for inspiring this second song. - Elton, May 11, 1999
I am failed and imperfect
But when I am touched
By your grace I'm refreshed and revived.
And Your strength and Your comfort
Soon help me to see
That in You I am truly alive.
I am desperately trying to see
All the things that you want me to be.
I am awed by Your presence,
Please hold my hand.
Give me wisdom so I'll understand.
Though my heart longs to please You
My pride is so strong,
And I constantly battle with sin.
Oh please help me be humble
And follow along.
May the truth of Your Way slowly win.
I am desperately hoping to find
That Your love is transforming my mind
And the pride that I harbor will fade away.
Oh please dwell in my heart Lord, I pray.
In the ocean of blessings You freely provide
I can feel that You're there by my side.
I'm amazed that You love me
Though sometimes I fall.
My Redeemer, I give You my all.
I am desperately seeking Your face,
And I ponder the depths of Your grace,
As the pain and the heartache I have inside
Are washed away with the tide,
Are washed away with the tide.
Copyright © 1999 Joy Chastagner and Elton Smith