I love Rich Mullin’s songs, especially all the songs on this particular, “Songs,” album! I grew up constantly hearing his music in our house, and almost know each song word for word by default 🙂 He was SUCH an amazing man (passed away too young, but God must have wanted him early), and was an authentic Christian, living out his faith by severely limiting his income from his fame and song writing/performances.
To me, he was the real deal 😉
The song above I’ve actually felt so clear, and in an almost new way, sometime time last year somehow… imagining myself hanging over some kind of dark pit, or sometimes off of a cliff we are constantly climbing (representing hard times) and holding on to God’s Hand. In my imagination of this scenario, I’m telling God that, “He’s my one thing, the only thing that matters,” as everything else fades away. Somehow holding tightly to His hand brings so much peace and contentment, no matter whatever is going on in the physical realm.
Here is the verse this song comes from,
“Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; i have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works.”
Ps. 73:25-26, 28