Do I need riches

I’m laying down my foundation stone where I think it should be
build a wall around the things that are important to me
blinded by the triviality of security
protecting me

I take the things that I treasure most and lock them all away
making sure that thieves and villains cannot take them from me
I cannot bear to live without all my luxuries
they’re all I have
they’re all I am

Do I need riches 
or people watching me 
do I need lengthy words 
to honour you and praise 

You came to earth and went to dinner with the blind and the lame
they didn’t offer you expensive gifts, they just praised your name
you didn’t hang around with princes, but lifted the shamed
in grace you saved

You said there’s more to this life than making money for gain
camels won’t go through a needle’s eye, life is no game
you cannot win just by playing by society’s rules
they’re not the same
as your perfect way

Do I need riches 
or people watching me 
do I need lengthy words 
to honour you and praise 
I don’t need riches 
or people watching me 
I don’t need lengthy words 
to honour you and praise 
I’ll honour you with praise 

All I want is you
All I need

I’m laying down my foundation stone where God says it should be
breaking down my walls and being who you want me to be
all my treasure stored in heaven for eternity
that’s where I’ll be
that’s where I’ll be

You are my riches 
you’re all I’ll ever need 
direct me by your words 
to honour you in praise

(C) Matthew Dawkins 2007

 

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