Category: David Tank

Nature and Grace – John Michael Talbot’s Nature and Grace

Deep within me there lies a true distinction
Between the things I would and what I really do
And I cannot believe that I am so unusual
Isn’t this the common sorrow within me and you?

Nature will seek only it’s own advantage
It considers only how another might be used
Grace will bring new humility
To comfort those afflicted and to help those once abused

Nature might seek it’s fair consolation
But it never offers it’s help and power to Christ without reward
Grace finds reward in another’s consolation
Learning in this paradox the power of our Lord

Nature will seek to be exalted in authority
To argue it’s opinion and to have all the world conform
But grace humbly comes in silent assuredness
Speaking only to conform a man unto his Lord

Nature might seek it’s fair consolation
But it never offers its help and power to Christ without reward
Grace finds reward in another’s consolation
Learning in this paradox the power of our Lord

David Tank cover of John Michael Talbot’s Nature and Grace
Courtesy Susan