Sinking to the Top

On Being Small

Matthew 20:27
New Living Translation (NLT)

27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.

On Being Small

I wanna be BIG!
And stand real tall,
Don’t wanna be tiny,
Don’t wanna be small,

Don’t wanna be second,
Sure don’t wanna be last,
I wanna be first,
It would be such a blast!

Don’t wanna take orders,
Don’t wanna follow suit,
I wanna be the leader,
Give my opponents the boot,

Don’t wanna be a spectator,
Not just a face in the crowd,
I wanna be important,
I wanna make myself proud!

So here’s a simple prayer
That I need to express,
I’m bound by a deadly sin
That I need to confess,

Pride is a parasite
That tears the soul apart,
It feeds upon lustfulness
And destroys the victim’s heart,

So strengthen me and guide me,
Help me wanna be quite small,
He who bends his will to service
Is the greatest of them all.

©2018 by William Pierce


Bend down close today
And whisper in my ear,
Don’t let me wander,
Draw me ever near,

The sirens sing so seductively,
Don’t let it fill my heart,
Hold my hand and pull me,
Out of this world that is so dark.

2 thoughts on “Sinking to the Top

  1. Reminds me of the hymn, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Robert Robinson). In verse 3:
    Oh, to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be;
    Let that grace now like a fetter
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
    Prone to leave the God I love.
    Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,
    Seal it for Thy courts above.

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