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What's Taking You So Long Lord?
What’s taking You so long Lord for the answer to that prayer?
How long do I have to wait Lord it’s already been a year
It seems Your always out Lord or putting me on hold
Don’t You know I’m just as busy if You really must be told
From early in the morning till late at night I toil
So come on Lord, give me a break, you know I’m truly loyal
This answer that I’m seeking Lord is simple, is it not?
It’s not as if I’m asking for the world and all it’s lot!
You see Lord, I’m impatient and I know that’s not too good
And I’m really growing weary from doing what I should
So I’d like an answer sent to me as quickly as You can
Or at least a little sign that You’re working on the plan
Lord, it’s not as if I bug You day and night or every week
It’s just that I would like to know instead of having to seek
You see Lord I’m aware that You are a very busy God
And there’s much to oversee, no time to even plod
But Lord I’m kind of getting tired and beginning to despair
The answers taken this long please, can’t wait another year!
So Lord I’m here and ready to listen to what You say
My ears are clean, my mind relaxed and willing to obey
Hmhmmmhmmmm, it seems I can’t quite hear You, are You wanting to get through?
Oh hold on, there’s something urgent that I need to go and do
So wait on Lord one moment while I see to this one thing
I’ll get back to You I promise after I answer this phone ring
Ok Lord, here I am, did I miss out on Your Word
Although I can’t imagine me doing anything that absurd
So what’s it going to be Lord? Do you think today’s the day
When You give me all the answers then be on my merry way?
But wait ,what was that Lord? Your not that very clear
Is it that Your really worried that I’m not willing to hear?
No, no of course not God, I’m behind You a hundred percent
You don’t need to worry cause I’m in no need to repent
What’s that You say repentance is exactly what I need
And if I don’t surrender, I will fall if I don’t heed
Oh that’s a tit bit drastic God, I’m sure I’m not that proud!
Maybe You’ve mixed me up with someone else out in the crowd.
Ok Lord there’s a moment spare so tell me what I need
You say I better learn this fast, I’m not quite up to speed
That You sent Your Son to die for me and I haven’t heard it right
That it was to take away my sin and give to me His Light
That He shed His Blood to cleanse me and to let me have a chance
To see Him in His glory and to help His Kingdom advance
That it wasn’t for my selfishness or pride to keep on living
But to die with Him to all this world and start to live in giving
That I’ve had a form of Godliness but deep within no power
That I’ve given out from my own flesh and it has all turned sour.
Oh Lord I don’t know what to say, it seems I’ve been so wrong
I’ve been so hindered by myself for far too very long;
This is all new to me Lord, why haven’t You told me before
You have You say but I’ve replied ‘It’s just a tedious chore’
Well this is a shock to my system; I thought I was doing ok
And now I find I’m way off mark and not even in the Way
Your asking me what’s taking so long to bow my knee
Well there’s really only one answer that I’m in the way of me.
Your telling me Salvation is awaiting at the door
And that all I have to do is let go of the law
To let go of my life and to give it back to You
For You’re the One that made me, the One that I belong to
Your saying that the time has come to truly listen well
To hear Your Word within my heart and allow it there to dwell
That there’s nothing that I say or do that can give me what You can
That I can no longer rely on the works and actions of man
So I guess I better answer cause I feel the time has come
Where I’ve truly counted the cost and looked into the whole sum
And it is in this answer that I give that You’ll give back an answer to me
Perhaps it will be the answer that I’ve waited so long to see
And if that truly is the case than I’ll know the key at last
And that key will be able to wipe away the selfishness of my past
So Lord I gladly say to You from this day and forever
I surrender all I am including the thoughts that I’m clever
And I gladly come before Your Throne and stand as one of Yours.
For it’s true that the answer is Jesus and Him alone is my way and course
And now I can look to tomorrow cause Your there and will always be
I’m so glad I took the time to pray to find out what You had for me
So here we are again Lord
Just You and me alone
What was that You said Lord
I’m not going to answer the phone.