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Vinnie
09-16-02, 10:48 PM
Philippians 1:21

The sun rose, the sun set
ill tidings did this day beget

A loved one I have lost
To have them back, I care not of the cost

My life I would willingly ransom away
that they may breathe for another day

I stare in the mirror angry and hurt
I have no strength left to exert

I feel bitterness that goes unsurpassed
I cannot help but remember the past

A new day has come, a new day has gone
From the world I have withdrawn

I am too hurt to fight anymore
Iíve shut my heart and locked the door

I sit here dreaming and wishing
until I am finally beaten into submission

I fell victim to my pride
I fell victim to sin
they say my old self died
but they must have the wrong Vin

I cursed the world made by my Lord up in heaven
But God is ever the perfect leaven

I was taught that my thoughts were all in vain
For what I count as loss, is actually gain.

Nicole
09-16-02, 10:57 PM
I like that :)

Vinnie
09-16-02, 11:00 PM
hey i just edited it LOL

this was the old version:

let me know which you like better:


The sun rose, the sun set
ill tidings did this day beget

A loved one I have lost
To have them back, I care not of the cost

My life I would willingly ransom away
that they may breathe for another day

I stare in the mirror angry and hurt
As I put on my best shirt

The wake is approaching fast
I cannot help but remember the past

The wake came, the wake has gone
From the world I have withdrawn

I am too hurt to fight anymore
Iíve shut my heart and locked the door

I sit here dreaming and wishing
until I am finally beaten into submission

I fell victim to my pride
I fell victim to sin
they say my old self died
but they must have the wrong Vin

I cursed the world made by my Lord up in heaven
But God is ever the perfect leaven

I was taught that my thoughts were all in vain
For what I count as loss, is actually gain.

Nicole
09-16-02, 11:04 PM
hmmm....the second one you posted which I guess would be the original one




let me make sure I'm getting the point here though :)


basically - you're mourning a "friend" that died - but that "friend" is really your old self. However, you then realize that your old self's death isn't really a loss at all - because it fell victim to sin and pride?

Vinnie
09-16-02, 11:12 PM
close but that real friend is a real friend and i am bitter- angry- and hurt over it.
hence the i fell victim to my pride, to my pride to sin because i think it breaks down into a failure of trusting God (not wanting to go on out of despair and all that)

but i came to my senses and realized that to die (physically) is gain for the person.

philippians v 21
For me to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 2