From the album Waves of Mercy

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Written during one of those times that we Christians (I) have when we recognize that we have drifted off of the narrow way.
Like a ‘man overboard’ we pray for a lifeline from our Savior…

Lyrics

Throw Out Your Lifeline

Sometimes Lord, worldly currents pull me away
I find myself drowning in a sea of private desire
At those times Lord, I feel I’m lost in a haze
Growing colder, drifting farther from your fire
In times of quiet desperation, I know the pain of separation
And I wonder will you still hear me when I cry

out Your lifeline and pull me back
Help me remember You take up my slack
Help me hold my shield of faith high
When I find myself under attack
Throw out Your lifeline and pull me back

Sometimes Lord, I’m awash in a sea of sinfulness
All the things that I don’t want to do, I do
At those times Lord, I bear shackles of pridefulness
The course I travel takes me farther from You
Caught in a snare of temptation, I remember Your salvation
And I pray that once again You’ll see me through

Throw out Your lifeline and pull me back
Help me remember You take up my slack
Help me hold my shield of faith high
When I find myself under attack
Throw out Your lifeline and pull me back

I know Lord a part of You is somehow part of me
You give me the ears to hear, by Your grace my eyes can see
Still I’m just a foolish man I try to make it on my own
‘Till I find myself down on my knees crying out before Your throne

Throw out Your lifeline and pull me back
Help me remember You take up my slack
Help me hold my shield of faith high
When I find myself under attack
Throw out Your lifeline
Throw out Your life line
Lord please
Throw out Your lifeline and pull me back …

© Gregg Shively