Whatever It Takes

by Lanny Wolfe

verse 1
There’s a voice calling me
From an old rugged tree
And He whispers draw closer to me
Leave this world far behind
There are new heights to climb
And a new place in me you will find

chorus
For whatever it takes to draw closer to you Lord
That’s what I’ll be willing to do
For whatever it takes to be more like you
That’s what I’ll be willing to do

verse 2
Take the dearest things to me
If that’s how it must be
To draw me closer to thee
Let the disappointments come
Lonely days without the sun
If through sorrow more like you I become

(repeat chorus)

bridge
I’ll trade sunshine for rain
Comfort for pain
That’s what I’ll be willing to do
For whatever it takes for my will to break
That’s what I’ll be willing to do

tag:
That’s what I’ll be willing to do

I have sung this song many times since my youth without really considering the weight of the lyrics. As I’ve matured, they’ve come to mean more to me than I could have ever imagined. Very often now, more than any other song, this one comes to mind when I’m alone with God. It has become my earnest prayer. A prayer that He has been faithful to answer.

Join me in praising Him for keeping His promises. Give thanks to Him and praise His name!

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One response to “Whatever It Takes

  1. Dawn

    Now those are some great old songs and choruses – songs go through my mind all the time, and really keep me going. Lately it’s been You’re all I want. You’re all I ever needed.
    You’re all I want. Help me know you are near!
    Help me know you are near!

    I love the new name. I love the new premise. I hope you get to talk to Sarah soon. And I think if she’s not there to care about the dog, hmmmm.

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