You give and take away

We were in church for Thanksgiving Eve service and one of the worship songs we sang was “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman. I had to stop at one point and hold back the tears. I had the lump in my throat and all. The lyrics that always get me on this song are:

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

It brings back thoughts of what life was once like for me and then the thoughts of lying in a hospital bed with my life, the most important thing He has given me, slowly being taken away. But just as the song says, my heart chose to stay. I know I don’t do everything the Lord would like me to do, but I try. However I could try harder, that I know. We are going through some rough times at the moment and it just makes things even harder than they already are. Songs like this one really hit hard and while I think this one would still have an impact on my life I think it is multiplied many times over because of the GBS.

There are a couple other parts of this song that really make me think but the one above is the ones that really gets to me.

Just wanted to share this one with y’all, and maybe see if any of my GBS survivor friends out there agree or have had the same types of feelings when they hear similar songs.

The entire lyrics can be found below. They are courtesy of lyricsbox.com.

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

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