Is It Me, Lord?

Is it me, Lord? Is it me, Lord?
Is it me, Lord, who’ll carry Your cross on a Sunday,
But betray You with a kiss on Monday?

Is it me, Lord? Is it me, Lord?
Is it me, Lord, who walks on the water on Sunday,
But sinks to the bottom on Monday?

Is it me, Lord? Is it me, Lord?
Is it me, Lord, who’s concerned about the lost on Sunday,
But let ’em go to the devil on Monday?

Is it me, Lord? Is it me, Lord?
Is it me, Lord, who’ll bear Your burdens on Sunday,
But who doesn’t know Your name on Monday?

About This Song:


Is It Me, Lord?” brings to mind the reaction of Jesus’ disciples at the Last Supper after He announced that one of them was going to betray Him.

It’s interesting that eleven of the twelve disciples had no intention of betraying their Lord and Savior. I’m guessing that each of them simply wanted confirmation that he wasn’t going to betray Jesus unintentionally.

Simon Peter didn’t realize he would end up betraying Jesus by denying he knew Jesus later that same evening. Neither did the other disciples realize they would betray Him by running away like the scared-est of scared rabbits when faced with danger, and one disciple (believed to be John) barely escaped–without his clothes, which got torn off in the pursuit.

Are we Christians any better? We may not betray Jesus the way Judas Iscariot did. Or even the way Simon Peter did. But don’t we fail Him in a number of significant ways?

I admit it. I do.

And that makes God’s love and forgiveness all the more special. I need not live with the guilt for what I’ve done or failed to do. I can accept God’s offer of a second chance and move forward, keeping my eyes more completely on Him and growing in my desire to please Him and not myself.

Have you ever let Jesus down? Have you sought His forgiveness? And have you forgiven yourself?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to look at the one for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

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Best regards,
Roger

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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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