I will never put you on a pedestal

August 3, 2008

There is a beautiful duet that Steve Curtis Chapman and Twila Paris sing. Frankly, the tune is totally corny but the words are amazing and reflect a prayer I’ve prayed for years.

Faithful Friend
by Steven Curtis Chapman and Twila Paris

(Twila)
Everyone knows you
As a man of honor
I am glad to know you
Simply as a friend

You’ve always taken
Time to be my brother
And I’ll be standing by you in the end

But I will never put you on a pedestal
I thank the Lord for everything you do
I’ll be there to pray for you and for the ones you love
I believe that He will finish all He’s started in you

I will be an open
Door that you can count on
Anywhere you are
Anywhere you’ve been
I will be an honest
Heart you can depend on
I will be your faithful friend.

(Steven)
I am one of many
Whose path has been made clearer
By the light you’ve carried faithfully
As a warrior and a child

God has used you greatly
To encourage and inspire
You’ve remained a true friend all the while

So I will never put you on a pedestal
Cause we both know all the glory is the Lord’s
And I’ll be there to pray that He will keep you by His grace
And I always will remind you to be seeking His face

(Together!)
I will be an open
Door that you can count on
Anywhere you are
Anywhere you’ve been
I will be an honest
Heart you can depend on
I will be a faithful friend

(Twila)
Should it ever come your time to mourn
I will weep with you
And every single time you win
I’m celebrating, too
(Together!)
Oh, I will celebrate with you…

I will be an open
Door that you can count on
Anywhere you are
Anywhere you’ve been
I will be an honest
Heart you can depend on
I will be a faithful friend

I will be faithful
I will be a faithful friend.

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One Response to “I will never put you on a pedestal”

  1. Elaine Says:

    Hi dear… I love this song… I sang it to Sharon as my wedding present for her because she is that to me despite the ups and downs of our friendship. But more than mere human friendships, i think the song (or most parts of it anyway) also apply to our Lord Jesus Christ and his offer of his faithful friendship to us, and praying that you will find Him more than sufficient, not only during this wandering wilderness journey, but also for all time. Love, Laine


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