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"Words" by Hawk Nelson

John's Take

“Words” is the “Star-Spangled Banner” of my spiritual life, my personal anthem. Just like our nation’s anthem, this song reminds me that I have freedom. The freedom to choose how I want to use my words and the power that they have. I will admit that having this freedom is pretty scary. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29). Wow, nothing like a little pressure, right? 

 
There are times when I wish that this didn’t apply to my life.  It’s much easier to tell the person who cut me off in traffic how I really feel in that moment, rather than build him up like the verse says.  Or when in an argument with my wife, Alex, it seems better to say the hurtful thing to cut her down and to help me “win” the disagreement. It seems the words that are easy to say are usually the most hurtful. 
 
This song has encouraged me to live Matthew 12:34 to the fullest. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” When I surround myself with things that are good, positive, uplifting, and kind, my words will reflect that and vice versa. 
 
“Words” serves as a simple reminder of a powerful truth; our words have power. My prayer is that God gives us the words to reveal to others the love and compassion that He has for them. As the song says, “I don’t wanna say a word unless it points the world back to you.”
 

 

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"Words" Lyrics
 
They've made me feel like a prisoner
They've made me feel set free
They've made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king

They've lifted my heart
To places I'd never been
And they've dragged me down
Back to where I began

Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

You can heal the heartache
Speak over the fear
(Speak over the fear)
God, Your voice is the only thing
We need to hear
(We need to hear)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts or
Put it out

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You

I wanna speak Your love
Not just another noise
Oh, I wanna be Your light
I wanna be Your voice

Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
(Back to You)

Words can build us up
Words can break us down
Start a fire in our hearts
Or put it out

I don't wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You