From the album Recognition.

Words and music by Carolyn Arends.

I am a vapour with a value beyond measure
What shall I do then with the wild and fleeting treasure
Of my life, my life

You are the fire at the center of existence
What shall I do then with my fear and my resistance
To Your love, Your love

I know to heal me You must burn me
And yet You tell me You can turn me
Into someone who can become

All flame
All flame
Drawn into Yourself
Until nothing else remains
All flame

I am for now only the tiniest of embers
I can but offer You an incomplete surrender
Still I do, I do

So won’t You kindle my desire
Lord lead me on into the fire
And hold my hand until I am


I am a vapour in a never-ending story
I’ll live forever in the fire and the glory
Of Your love, Your love

© Running Arends Music/ASCAP

MH—acoustic bass
SC— octave mandolin
CA—vocal, guitar (Gibson B25)
RKS—piano, electric guitar (Eastwood Airline), tambourine
Beth Arends—vocal
Benjamin Arends—vocal
Featuring the Love Sponge String Quartet, arranged by Kristin Wilkinson

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