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Leaving to Stay – Jonny Lang’s song of unbelief1 min read

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Jonny Lang, who left his childhood faith, returned to it a few years ago, and won a Grammy on the first CD that came out of that experience.

But before he returned to faith, he wrote and performed this song on Wander This World during his ‘lost’ period. ¬†Amazing song and lyrics.

LEAVING TO STAY by Jonny Lang

I can’t believe in what I’ve seen
I been forsaken. I been deceived
Cast aside and left behind
I can’t believe my own eyes

I been waiting for the glory
Of the coming of the Lord
I heard a lot of stories
But all my prayers have been ignored

I been waiting in the wings
Between the ocean and the shore
But this time I’m leaving to stay
I’m walking away

I seen the red sky in the morning
I seen the low tide slipping away
I do believe I’ll take warning
Taking my leave to stay

Like an angel afraid to fly
Like the last lonely rose hung on the vine