Destiny

This song, called “Destiny”, was written by me in 2003.  It describes three women found in the gospels –  the woman who poured her perfume on Jesus (Luke 7:37-48), the woman with the issue of blood (Matt. 9:20-22), and the Samaritan woman He met at a well (John 4:7-29).  But really this song is about every woman who has ever known the pain of shame and worthlessness.  And – it’s about Jesus, who died in shame  and rose in triumph to restore us to wholeness and freedom.  May it’s words minister healing and renewed hope to you today.


Christ and The Woman of Samaria, Pierre Mignard {{PD-1923}}

Christ and The Woman of Samaria, by Pierre Mignard (public domain)

DESTINY

I am a woman, they call me worthless

The road I’ve travelled is paved with grief

I’ve seen some things no-one should see 

Now all I have is this perfume I pour upon His feet

Why should He be different?

Why not turn me away?

And who will lift this shame off me, from this life I’ve known

Who will save me from myself, who will call me home?

 

I am a woman, they call me unclean

My road’s been lonely and full of care

I’ve searched for peace but found despair

Now all I have are these two hands

Reaching out to touch His robe

Why should He be different?

Why not turn me away?

And who will lift the shame off me, from this life I’ve known

Who will save me from myself, who will call me home?

 

I am a woman, they call me sinner

My search for love led to abuse

There’s nothing more now for me to lose

Now all I have is this water I lift to quench His thirst

Why should He be different,

Why not turn me away?

Who will lift the shame off me, from this life I’ve known

Who will save me from myself, who will call me home?

 

Woman, lift your eyes to Me, they call me Jesus

I’ve seen your shame and I love you still

I’ll take your pain up to Calvary’s Hill

All I have are these outstretched arms

Nail-pierced and battle scarred

All I have is this burning love

Will you turn me away?

 

I chose a road leading to a cross

And I walked that road alone

Just to save you from yourself

Just to lead you home

So woman, lift your eyes to Me

I am the One you seek

Woman, behold your destiny

Woman, walk free

 Words and music copyright Cheryl McGrath, 2003.  All rights reserved.

 

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