Songs from the Shack

William P. Young's novel, The Shack, is wonderfully expressive of Trinitarian, incarnational theology. If you like the book, you may enjoy the music of Dave Lingenfelter (pictured here). Inspired by The Shack, he recorded the song, Free to Be Me. To listen to a clip, click here. Following are the lyrics, which express Dave's understanding of the unconditional love that the Father, Son and Spirit have for all humanity:

I’ve walked down this road for so long
Never questioning…always wondering
Guess I took it for granted
Everything pushing me…made me blind to see
Truth…Love…Grace…and all that you are

You love me how you made me
and I’m made to be free
If that’s the truth then all I have to do
Is just live loved with you next to me
and know that I am here to be me

I spent most of my time making rules I couldn’t follow
Always ending in shame
Packing you up in a pill I couldn’t swallow
Trying to bring you some kind of new fame
It’s true…I tried so hard
But the truth is…that don’t matter at all

You love me how you made me
and I’m made to be free
If that’s the truth then all I have to do
is just live loved with you next to me
and know that I am here…

To live and to breathe
Take in this life that you’ve given to me
To love and to be
all that you want me to be…is just me

Comments

  1. Anonymous7/24/2010

    I just purchased the song on itunes. It is a beautiful expressive song. I can't wait to hear more of D. Lingenfelter.
    Wish I could have been at the conference!

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