If my prayer be not humble, make it so
In these last hours, if the Spirit waits in check, help me let it go
And should my suffering double, let me never love You less
Let every knee be bent, and every tongue confess

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

I read the magazines somebody brought
Hold them to my failing eyes until my hands get hot
And when the nurse comes in to change my sheets and clothes
The pain begins to travel, dancing as it goes

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

If my prayer goes unanswered that's alright
If my path fills with darkness and there is no sign of light
Let me praise You for the good times, let me hold Your banner high
Until the hills are flattened and the rivers all run dry

And I won't get better but someday I'll be free
'Cause I am not this body that imprisons me

Lyrics submitted by mdon06, edited by iagoed

Isaiah 45:23 song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentthis is pretty much the only song on the new album that doesn't make me want to shoot myself
    foggyon September 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a song about the sacrifices you have to make to have complete faith, the things you have to let slide to maintain your belief, but throughout the album he also makes it clear that these things have their upside, like the support and reassurance you receive in return (1 John 4:16).
    thegreengeckoon August 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin my opinion this song is about a terminal illness, still holding onto his faith that there will be more for him after death. A more personal interpretation is a man accepting the fact he is going to die, there is nothing left for him to do but remember the good journey he had, celebrate the good times and celebrate the fact soon he will be free of his pain.
    MNixon December 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA raw acoustic version of this would be my new favorite song.
    ABookOnAShelfon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I have sworn by Myself,
    The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
    And will not turn back,
    That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance."
    reagankon October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentInteresting, reagank - different bible version has left out the word allegiance. Changes the whole meaning of the verse. The entire bible is a crock of left out words. Hence the reason it is such crap. Boo the bible.

    King James Version - By myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from my mouth (in) righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
    Obomanon February 08, 2010   Link

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