YAHWEH (I cannot speak your name, O Lord) (website only)

I cannot speak your name, O Lord (repeat)
I cannot sing your name, O Lord (repeat)

For I am not worthy
To tie the laces that you wear
I hide my face from your glory
And look to the cross, my sins you bear.

For I am not deserving
For you to take me as your son
To hold, and care, and love me
From you there’s nowhere I can run.*

So why do you forgive me
When I will walk my own way
And though I often fail you
Still your grace and mercy stay

Let all know I am healed
Let all hear that I am free
Let all know I am redeemed
Call on his name with me

I will speak your name, O Lord
I will sing your name, O Lord
YAHWEH YAHWEH

Words and music: Rob Newton ©2012 dpmrob music

Download guitar chords
Watch a video of Rob singing his song

*Note about language: an inclusive alternative to v2 has been suggested by the StF Reference Group:

For I am not deserving
For you to take me as your child
To hold, and care, and love me
From you there’s nowhere I can hide.

More information

Rob writes: “This is a confessional, evangelical hymn about thinking we’re not good enough, or too deep in, sin for redemption and finding we’re not. Of course. The imagery is based on Isaiah 6 , Matthew 3:11 and Acts 9:18.”

Rob is a Methodist local preacher, accredited worship leader, a worship band leader and singer-songwriter. He is also a Director of ArtServe.

Rob has been a performing musician for over 38 years. In 1991 he founded a worship band in Loughborough and has led worship and entertained with Christian music in churches and chapels all around the UK. Rob has a passion for contemporary worship music and has written articles and led workshops on its use in acts of worship.

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Newton, Rob (auth), Newton, Rob (comp), Repentance and Forgiveness.

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