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If I speak in words like angels
Or climb the highest peak
Fight for fame, build my name
So the world remembers me
It’ll fade like stars at morning
A whisper in a crowd
It will all dissolve to nothing
If that’s what my life’s about

So I pray, I pray

Lord make me a man who loves his kids and loves his wife
Lord make me a man who always stands for what is right
Who’s strong enough to fight a war
By falling to his knees
‘Cause that’s the kind of man
That’s the kind of man I want to be

Slow to speak and quick to listen
Doesn’t fear and doesn’t boast
Full of faith, full of joy
Always holding on to hope
Faithful through the darkness
Even when the night is long
Knowing in my weakness
Is where you show you’re strong

Lord make me a man who loves his kids and loves his wife
Lord make me a man who always stands for what is right
Who’s strong enough to fight a war
By falling to his knees
‘Cause that’s the kind of man
That’s the kind of man I want to be
That’s the kind of man I want to be

When my life is over
And I cross the crystal sea
Let the ones I leave behind say
They saw you in me

Lord make me a man who loves his kids and loves his wife
Lord make me a man who always stands for what is right
Who’s strong enough to fight a war
By falling to his knees
‘Cause that’s the kind of man
That’s the kind of man I want to be
That’s the kind of man I want to be

 

The Color Music / Meaux Jeaux Music (SESAC)
Songwriters: Jeff Pardo / James Shiels / Jordan Janzen

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

This song does such a nice job of giving us a glimpse of what a godly man truly looks like and also gently reminds us that without love it just doesn't matter how many great things we do. (1 Corinthians 13:1) "If I speak in words like angels, or climb the highest peak, fight for fame, build my name so the world remembers me it’ll fade like stars at morning. A whisper in a crowd, it will all dissolve to nothing. If that’s what my life’s about."

Our culture has made it so confusing as to what a "good person's life" actually looks like and further more what kind of people God wants us to be. It's good that we have a standard foundation God gave us through His Word. This song reflects those principles and gives us a good look into the kind of person God wants us be: "Slow to speak and quick to listen, doesn’t fear and doesn’t boast. Full of faith, full of joy, always holding on to hope. Faithful through the darkness, even when the night is long. Knowing in my weakness is where you show you’re strong."

This song will resonate with listeners and even challenge them to rise to be the kind of person He's calling us to be.


Related Verses in the Bible

1 Corinthians 13:1 | Ephesians 5:25 | Proverbs 11:3 | Proverbs 28:6 | Philippians 4:8 | Hebrews 13:18 | 2 Corinthians 8:21 | 1 Peter 3:7 | 1 Peter 3:16 | Proverbs 21:3 | Proverbs 4:25-27 | Luke 6:31 | Psalm 41:11-12 | Isaiah 26:7 | 2 Timothy 2:21 | Acts 9:15 | Colossians 3:21 | Ephesians 6:4 | Isaiah 26:3 | Isaiah 41:10 | John 14:26-27 | Psalm 34:17-18 | 1 Peter 4:7-8 | Deuteronomy 31:6 | Hebrews 12:1-3 | Isaiah 40:28-31