Take Me Out of the Dark - Gary Valenciano

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     This is the song that I think best illustrates my life. Every line of the song was like a sketch drawn and patterned by God according to my life story (well, I’m not only the one here who admits to have the same story as this song). As a sixteen-year old individual, my life too was full of unwanted events and happenings like the one narrated in the song. Similar to the character in the song, I never expected to overcome all this mishaps and sorrows of my life, and like him, I also kept on wondering and asking myself how do I manage to control situations at the end of my day.

    Living a life with little money, well-budgeted by my good parents wasn't that easy for an average teenage boy like me. Surely, I know that greater than my grief are that of my parents and siblings. For my share, I see to it in performing my part at the household chores and getting high grades, or if not, getting a passing grade. But, like I said, I am also an average teenage boy; I too experienced to be happy, excited, nervous, ashamed, sad and burdened. Along with those emotions I’ve listed, going to where I am now was a very rocky way where I have hurt some persons along the way by doing them wrong or simply just ignore their presence in my life, which I believe is one of the many sins I have committed.

    If this paper be a list of my sins, then I think I should have some more extra sheets. I will no longer enumerate all my sins, not because I am afraid to be judged by others, but because I am not boastful in broadcasting the world that I have hurt GOD a million times through my actions. These instances when remembered also kept me from thanking GOD always and asking him to stray me from committing a sin. This made me become a better man and a better son not only to my parents but also to GOD.

TAKE ME OUT OF THE DARK MY LORD Artist: Gary Valenciano

Just what is it in me
Sometimes I just don't know
What keeps me in your love
Why you never let me go
And though you're in me now
I fall and hurt you still
My Lord, please show me how
To know just how you feel
You have forgiven me
Too many times, it seems
I feel I'm not what you might call
A worthy Christian after all
And though I love you so
Temptation find its way to me

Teach me to trust in you with all of my heart
To lean not on my own understanding
'Cause I just forget
You won't give me what I can't bear
Take me out of the dark, my Lord
I don't wanna be there

You've never left my side
You gave your hand to me
to hold you, Oh Jesus,
I'm no longer in the cold
And yet, I leave you there
When I feel satisfied
I'd like to thank you everyday
Not only when I feel that way
I've never known a man who'd give his life
For sinners like me
And yet because he loves us so
He's promised us eternity
And we can have that promise and be His
If we have faith and just believe

Teach us to trust in you with all of our heart
To lean not on our own understanding
'Cause we just forget
You won't give us what we can't bear
Take us out of the dark, my Lord
'Coz we don't wanna be alone
Take us out of the dark, my Lord
we don't wanna be there
my Lord

Reapeat Chorus
ooh, wooh 

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