SONG OF THE WEEK: Lead me by Sanctus Real

I remember a family dinner when my son looked at his dad and said “I can’t wait until I’m the Dad and I get to be the boss.”  My husband and I looked at each other surprised and I said “Well, that comes with picking the right wife.”  I knew this because for the first decade of our marriage I was not the wife that let her husband lead.

Matt Hammitt wrote this amazing song that looks right into the heart of a man that hungers for the desire to be the leader of his family.  Being the godly leader of a family is not an easy thing.  It takes two people to find the balance in a marriage (as the apostle Paul said in Colossians 3) where a wife submits and a husband cherishes his wife.  Many couples can not even see that such a marriage is possible.  This song paints an honest portrait of how to begin that walk.

In addition to the music video, I have included a video where Matt and his wife talk about the place in their marriage when he wrote this song.  It’s worth the time to hear both.  Blessings on you marriage!

MUSIC VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBdFn4YgxPY&feature=related

INTERVIEW:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZg-HrclQPY&feature=related

Sanctus Real – “Lead Me”

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling
But on the inside, I can hear her saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They’re just children from the outside
I’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fine
They’re in independent
But on the inside, I can hear them saying…

“Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can’t
Don’t leave me hungry for love
Chasing dreams, but what about us?

Show me you’re willing to fight
That I’m still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone”

So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way
To lead them
Won’t You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
Chasing things that I could give up

I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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