Well I came home like a stone
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of dust, which we've known
Will blow away with this new sun

And I'll kneel down; wait for now
And I'll kneel down; know my ground

And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

So break my step, and relent
Well you forgave, and I won't forget
Know what we've seen and him with less
Now in some way shake the excess

But I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

Now I'll be bold as well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh and fix my eyes
A tethered mind freed from the lies

But I'll kneel down; wait for now
I'll kneel down; know my ground

Raise my hands; paint my spirit gold
Bow my head; keep my heart slow

'Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you



Lyrics submitted by Siri_, edited by Mellow_Harsher, mrswinnie, lh80127, kcostell


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    My Opinion:I'll get to the point, I promise.

    The Tower of Babel was built by a people who wanted to reach God. It was a meager attempt, and quite insulting to God, who ended up confusing their language. See, there used to be one language in the whole world, but God created many at this moment so that the tower could not be built. It also caused this nation to divide—just a consequence of their prideful yet meaningless pursuit of building a tower so high that it would reach the heavens. You can find this story in Genesis 11:1-9

    Now here is why I think this album is called "Babel."

    Religion is man’s pursuit to reach God through our trivial human actions and rituals. It's a waste of time because we're human—imperfect and small—and God is simply God. I think lead singer Marcus Mumford completely understands this, and has seen the hypocrisy of religion and the way it has torn the world apart, much like the Tower of Babel tore the early world apart ("'...and this is only the beginning of what they will do'" Genesis 11:6.)

    Many of Mumford's lyrics allude to this theme of the hypocrisy and frivolity of religion, and the way it hurts people. I believe you can even hear this in the first verse of "I Will Wait.” Stones are hard, but they are also broken and smoothed over. Religion does the same thing to us. It hardens our hearts toward God, breaks us down, and corrodes our spirit and our character because we give into this lie that God is harsh and demanding, and only willing to know us if we offer religious sacrifices. God’s arms are actually open. He just wants our heart.

    Seems to me that Marcus either was or is tired of the whole religion thing. It left him worn and bitter. The truth about salvation is that we cannot get it for ourselves. Here is the major point: we don’t reach God, God reaches us. We’re not powerful enough, which is why we needed a savior.

    We wait on God to capture us in the right moment of our lives. We’ll die of exhaustion if we try to reach God with our actions.

    “You forgave and I won’t forget”
    Jesus forgave us which is why we have freedom and why we only need to believe.

    “Shake the excess”
    Shake the guilt. Jesus forgave everything, so we never need to be guilty.

    “So take my flesh and fix my eyes”
    Galatians 5:16
    2 Corinthians 4:18

    “That tethered mind free from the lies”
    Lies that we’re not good enough.

    “Keep my heart slow”
    Not be hasty in giving into what the world has to offer.

    I will wait for God to come through.
    JuliaWiersumon September 25, 2012   Link

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