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Perfect Desires

aaron niequist

 

You invented life

breathed into our souls

hid Yourself inside

somehow we still know

somehow we still know

 

You infuse all life

wrap Your arms around

so much has been lost

say it can be found

say we can be found

 

perfect are

the good desires

You have given me

be their end

as You have been

their beginning

 

when You inhabit life

we become ourselves

help us love Your light

throwing off all else

throwing off all else

 

repeat chorus

 

who have You made me to be?

who have You made me to be?

who have You made me to be?

i will

 

repeat chorus

 

who have You made me to be?

who have You made me to be?

who have You made me to be?

i will

 

 

©2008 AARONieq Music

Perfect Desires

this may be the most personal song on the album. the chorus is from an old celtic prayer, and the verses are my attempt to flesh it out. but for me, the question “who have You made me to be?” comes out of the deepest place I know how to dig to. it truly is the question that so much of my life is searching and raging to answer. and like this song, it begins with a tender, introspective whisper, but builds to thunderous cry.

Despite my own deep connection to it, as a Sunday morning worship song, it didn’t work the couple times we tried it. (to be fair, a few people called it their favorite song yet, but most just sat there in confused silence.)

musically, I’ve always hoped that it’d feel like something from Radiohead’s OKComputer.

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