Hard to Get + Job chapter 10 (lyrics below)
Job 10:9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Matthew 26:36-46 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
You who live in heaven
Hear the prayers of those of us who live on earth.
Who are afraid of being left by those we love
And who get hardened by the hurt
Do you remember when You lived down here
Where we all scrape
To find the faith to ask the daily bread?
Did You forget about us
After You had flown away?
Well, I memorized every word You said
But still I'm so scared, I'm holding my breath
While You're up there just playing hard to get
You who live in radiance
Hear the prayers of those of us who live in skin.
We have a love that's not as patient as Yours was
But still we do love now and then
Did You ever know loneliness?
You ever know need?
Do you remember just how long a night can get?
When You are barely holdin' on
And Your friends fall asleep
And don't see the blood that's runnin' in Your sweat
Will those who mourn be left uncomforted
While You're up there just playin' hard to get?
And I know You bore our sorrows
And I know You feel our pain
And I know that it would not hurt any less
Even if it could be explained
And I know that I am only lashing out
At the One who loves me most
And after I've figured this, somehow
All I really want to know is if
You who live in eternity
Hear the prayers of those of us who live in time?
We cannot see what's ahead and we cannot get free from what we've left behind
Oh I'm reeling from these voices that keep screamin' in my ears
All these words of shame and doubt and blame and regret
I can't see how You're leading me
Unless You've led me here
To where I'm lost enough to let myself be led
And so You've been here all along, I guess
It's just Your ways and You are just plain hard to get