Yours to Take – Jimmy Needham

This song was playing on Sydney’s Christian radio channel, Hope 103.2, in a friend’s car coming home from Kick-off 2010 (see previous post). I really liked both the lyrics and the music, so I promptly googled the lyrics at home to get the song title. Listen to the song below, and lyrics are posted after the video (click the “Continue Reading” link).

Yours to Take is the lead single from Jimmy Needham’s new album “Nightlights”, which is planned to be released mid-May.

This is my second chance
This is no song and dance
You came in and renewed a right spirit
This is grace at its best
This is taking a restless, messed up heart and having you clear it

I can feel the weight is lifting
I’m barely staying on the ground
And I can feel the wait is over
Finally the lost is found

[Chorus]
So, this is what it feels like to live life
So, this is breathing air for the very first time
The Son of man, He came here to give life
And in return He asking for mine
I’ve Been captured by grace
I’m not going away
I’m Yours to take

I was down for the count
I was all but knocked out
When I heard “pardon for the interruption”
Then like out of blue
Out came glorious You

You picked me up with barely any introduction
You won my heart by a landslide
You tend to do that every time
So everything I have is Yours now
Even my very life

So, this is what it feels like to live life
So, this is breathing air for the very first time
The Son of man, He came here to give life
And in return He asking for mine
Well, I’ve Been captured by grace
I’m not going away
I’m Yours to take

Your kindness leads me to repentance
Leads me to the cross, which leads me to forgiveness
So, I’m counting it all as a loss

So, this is what it feels like to live life
So, this is breathing air for the very first time
The Son of man, He came here to give life
And in return He asking for mine

So, this is what it feels like to live life
So, this is breathing air for the very first time
The Son of man, He came here to give life
And in return He asking for mine
I’ve been captured by grace
I’m not going away
I’m Yours to take

So, this is what it feels like to live life (I’m Yours to take)    x4

Pretty good huh. The section I’ve highlighted above (which is kinda the bridge in this song) reminds me of the bridge in another song, namely, Sunlight by Reilly.

Also, I think a chord arrangement is a very reasonable proposition. The song sounds easy enough to chord, so I’ll get working on it. Meanwhile, enjoy listening!

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