Why?


Why do we choose what can last but an hour
Before we must leave it behind
Why do possessions exert such a power
To render us harsh and unkind
Why do mere things have the lure of a flower
Whose scent makes us selfish and blind
The well has run dry and sour is our breath
We dwell in the valley of death

Why is unfaithfulness easy for us
Who often are hurt and betrayed
Why give up godly devotion for lust
Integrity cast far away
Why do our dreams then our deeds beggar trust
Our guilt far too heavy to pay
The well has run dry and sour is our breath
We dwell in the valley of death

Why do we foolishly act out a role
In order to be number one
Why sell our birthright to feel in control
Convincing ourselves that we've won
Why sear our conscience and sell out our soul
Despairing of what we've become
The well has run dry and sour is our breath
We dwell in the valley of death

Why do You promise to quench all our thirst
When we have despised all Your ways
Why do You rescue the damned and the cursed
By dying our death in our place
Why do You transform our hearts 'till they burst
With vibrant expressions of praise
The well flows with life our hearts satisfied
For mercy has flowed from Your side
Yes mercy has flowed from Your side

 

Don Carson, Karen Green © 2005
CCLI #4641395

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