Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Arts: Sanctus Real, Get's Real


Today's featured artists are the band Sanctus Real. I was introduced to them through Mocha Club.  I do some volunteering for Mocha Club every now and then and it just so happens Sanctus Real has been one of the sponsoring artists at both events.

This fall at their show, out of all the songs they performed from their new album,




my heart did a double take when the lead singer, Matt Hammitt, introduced the song "Lead Me."  His vulnerability and courage were refreshing as he shared about his own struggles and sin as a husband and father.  He modeled true strength as he openly confessed his weakness and told a story so many relate with.  

Music not only transports us and articulates the human soul in a way few things can but it has the ability to call something greater forth in us....Sanctus Real did this with "Lead Me."  

What I love about the song is the picture it paints of a wife's tender strength in calling her husband out of hiding believing he has what it takes to lead her and the family.

Lovely and powerful!

Listen in and enjoy.  Have a great Friday! (I'll paste the lyrics below).  


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

2 comments:

Eliz said...

wow Suz, thanks for sharing that song. love the words! love you!

Tattoos and High Heels said...

Nice! I'd like to check out more of their stuff… love the artwork on that second album… thanks for sharing!