I’ve made you promises a thousand times
I’ve tried to hear from heaven
But I talk the whole time
I think I made you too small
I’ve never feared you at all, no
If you touched my face would I know you
Looked into my eyes could I behold you

What do I know of you
Who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood
But the shore along your ocean
Are you fire, are you fury
Are you sacred, are you beautiful
So what do I know
What do I know of holy

I guess I thought that I had you figured out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How you were mighty to save
But those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who you might be
The slightest hint of you brought me down to my knees

What do I know of you
Who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood
But the shore along your ocean
Are you fire, are you fury
Are you sacred, are you beautiful
So what do I know
What do I know of holy

What do I know of Holy
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame
And a God who gave life its name
What do I know of Holy
Of the One who the angels praise
All creation knows your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love

What do I know of you
Who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood
But the shore along your ocean
Are you fire, are you fury
Are you sacred, are you beautiful
So what do I know
What do I know of holy


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    General CommentI can hardly even describe how much this song means in my life. As a lover of music, this song amazes me, so passionate and powerful, moving on so many levels. As a Christian, this song just... I can't even put it into words. Music is one of my favorite ways to show my love for Him who gave His life for me and this song goes above and beyond anything I could ever think of.

    As to the meaning of it, I think Jenny is really trying to just say how God is so much bigger than we even think. His love is all encompassing and sometimes we forget that. It's easy to become complacent and forget the role God plays in our life, but then something happens and we remember. We remember how much we need Him.

    What do I know of Holy
    What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame
    And a God who gave life its name
    What do I know of Holy
    Of the One who the angels praise
    All creation knows your name
    On earth and heaven above
    What do I know of this love

    No words could describe my feelings toward my Lord and Savior the way this does
    canuck13on October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAs for the meaning, I think the greatest songs take on their own interpretation for each individual listener.

    I was reading 1 Samuel about 2 weeks ago and really struggling with faith. I spoke with a friend and came to the conclusion that my view of God was so limited and really hindering my relationship with Him. I decided that night to begin in Genesis and keep a journal referencing every place that describes who God is.

    This song couldn't fit more perfectly into my journey. I have literally asked myself time after time while reading "What do I know?" I think sometimes our own arrogance causes us to assume God fits in our box. He doesn't.

    Francis Chan points in "Crazy Love" that we question God in our arrogance asking things like "Why would you let people in the world starve? Why don't you feed them?" God has more of a right to ask us why they're starving. He's God. He is all-powerful, always-in-control, merciful and loving, but also to be feared. He has no doubts of who he is. I think this song really confronts how wrong we get it sometimes.

    But that's just me.
    wml2hon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING SONG AND LYRICS...AND BAND.

    Looked good, just 2 words switched up..
    **I guess I thought that I had you figured out
    should be:
    *****I guess I thought that I had figured you out.


    My friend and I were talking about this song yesterday, when she wrote this song, it was obvious she was being open and truthful. I'm a christian and I try my hardest to live my life for Christ, the way He would want it to be lived. and I feel the same way. When I sing this song I sing it from my heart.

    BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL.

    jenkins550on June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time today.

    I think it might already be changing my life.

    wml2hon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. sometimes i think has songs that are so fake but this is real
    godzchildon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI LOVE this song. It's all I've been playing for the past week or so. It's so real and you can feel the passion for God. It's saying that as much as we love and fear God..he is so much more...that we can't even begin to comprehend how big our God is.
    oxlikewoahhx2on February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song says exactly what I feel. I completely LOVE this song and Addison Road!!
    huggies2015on December 22, 2011   Link

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