Righteous Livin’

When I’m driving up a steep hill,
Sometimes I think my car won’t make it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the power I need.

When I’m trying to move the sofa,
Sometimes I find I cannot budge it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the strength I need.

When I get up in the night time,
Sometimes I trip on things I can’t see.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the light I need.

When I go to spend my money,
Sometimes I find it doesn’t buy much.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the worth I need.

When I buy some special gadget,
Sometimes it’s not all I was promised.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the truth I need.

When I’m looking through the paper,
Sometimes the violence jumps right at me.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the peace I need.

When I’m driving up a steep hill,
Sometimes I think my car won’t make it.
But when it comes to righteous livin’,
God gives me all the power I need.

About this Song:
Randy Trail, a friend from years past, doesn’t just play guitar. He buys, sells, and swaps them. He used to tickle me saying, “I’ll never sell this one, though.” And two months later he would.

But Randy had one little Fender guitar amplifier he was especially fond of. Said he, “I’ll never get rid of this amp. It has all the power I’ll ever need.”

I don’t know if he still owns that amp or not–I haven’t seen Randy in many years–but his words inspired this song. It’s somewhat bluesy in style, and the words are more repetitive than I’ve indicated above. It’s a FUN song to sing and play. You can find a recording of it here. Hopefully you can listen on equipment with good bass.

More than fun, though. I think the lyrics say so much about the special gifts God gives His children: power, strength, light, worth, truth, and peace.

If your life is lacking any of these things, let me assure you that God is waiting for you to turn to Him, place your life in His hands, and ask for what you need.

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Rogerou

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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