This wooden soul of mine
It cannot ever climb
From places it has fallen
In between where light can shine
It never falls in line
It barely has a spine
Like branches severed from the vine
Like it was faulty by design
And now your mercy lights up my dark eyes
Your brilliant hope now lifts my falling skies
And I'm the object of your affection
You loved me still in my imperfection

The sun will shine on winter snow
And shadows fade
In Excelsis Deo

This wooden soul is old
Its lies are growing cold
Its knotted trunk is straightening
Its roots are loosening their hold
So cluttered with debris
This inefficient melody
I'll keep waiting patiently
If this world will ever release me
You love me even though I am untrue
If I was perfect, I wouldn't need you
I'm the object of your affection
You loved me still in my imperfection

Gloria, in Excelsis Deo
Not so far, not so far to go


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    General Commenta beautiful song about love and hope of Jesus Christ... of how he loves you and provides for you.
    natethegreaton April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about someone struggling to break free from their own, sinful self and trying to become the person they want to be - someone pleasing to God.

    The first verse talks about his struggles with his flesh - his "wooden soul" being fundamentally opposed to God's working, and not being able to get out of the "places it has fallen" - sinful, selfish habits and lifestyle. But he realises that even through this, God still loves him - "And now your mercy lights up my dark eyes".

    The second verse talks about his progress - he is getting over his old self, and his "knotted trunk is straightening" - he's getting on top of his struggles with the flesh. But he realises he is not quite there yet - still waiting for "If this world will ever release me", and knows he has to be patient for it. He knows he is still not perfect, even after all this time - but no matter what, he is still the "the object of [God's] affection".

    I love the chorus most of all. So simple - "the sun will shine on winter snow". No matter how cold hearted, how dark and lost we are, God's light will forever shine on us. He will be continually melting us away, refining us, until he eventually makes us like him.

    natethegreat got it right. Its about God's love - unconditional on what we do, forever constant, never failing. Always working on our hearts, refining us as long as we let him, but loving us no matter where we are at.

    Beautiful song.
    OnDistantShoreson October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"So cluttered with debris This inefficient melody"

    This part hit me hard. I love this song, kinda remindes me of Gloria by B.S.S.
    clutteron June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll the (you)s and (your)s should be Capitalized because it's talking about Jesus.
    clutteron June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentomg clutter...i guess we get the same stuff you seem cool and ttly right...all i know is that more ppl need to do the capitalization it make me doubt who we're talking about....
    doin_researchon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just got back from camp and the speaker was talking about Gods AMAZING UNCONDITIONAL PERFECT love. the first corinthians kind. neways that what this song is all about.
    doin_researchon June 24, 2006   Link

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