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Story Behind the Song
Here is part of t's bio from CCMNI:
I am a 09/11 survivor who watched as the second plane hit WTC-2. My family is saved and Spirit-filled. My sister and I had never been separated before (38 years together). We lived in the same apt. building, worked in the same industry, even wore the same colors or clothes when we went to work, unbeknownst to both of us. She loved my husband and my brother and mother. Our dad had died of cancer when we were in college (yes the same school). Our family became very tight knit after Dad died. And we all enjoyed one another. A day never went by when Mary Ellen (my sister) and I didn't laugh or sing together.
Anyway, she was instantaneously cremated We've never found any part of her. I witnessed way more than anyone would be prepared for, when just being at work on a gorgeous Tuesday morning in September. I worked next to WTC-1. Suffice it to say, I ended up with many health issues (considered a first responder because I inhaled the noxious toxic gas) and PTSD. BUT I'M HERE TO TELL YOU GOD NEVER LET GO OF ME!!! He healed me from many illnesses. While my heart is forever broken, it's OK. Jesus is with me and mine. And Mary Ellen is with Jesus!
Part of the healing story took me back to one of my loves, writing music.GOD IS GOOD. It is the fallen world, in which we live, that is bad. Bad things happen every moment of every day. We, as the church, must use what satan uses to destroy our souls, as the crutch to take to the Throne Room. Because without HIS grace we cannot stand. But with HIS grace we dance; because we are more than conquerors through Christ our Lord. The beauty of all of the past is that it emptied me of everything, so that all I had was HIM, and THAT IS EVERYTHING.
STAY WITH ME INSTEAD (Jeremiah 17)
Words & Music by: tmv & Diana Rasmussen 2013
Pay attention, oh my people
Understand Me, oh My people
Hold My Word right there
Deep down in your heart
Listen with both ears, as I'm
Calling you apart
Don't be like the world
Hear My love call you
Home to Me--oh
Stay with Me instead (Hear My love call)
Stay with Me instead
Listen up now, hear me, oh My people
Seek and you will find Me, oh My people
Don't place your faith in a man.
There's no hope in man.
Press in, keep your trust set on
The Great I AM
I understand My people's hearts
I know your losses and false starts
Call to Me in your upheaval
I will rush to be your Rescue....
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Stay with Me Instead
Rock - Religious, Pop - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
2000 and later
||Marc Frigo Recording
||tmv and Diana Rasmussen