Chris Sligh-Only You Can Save

I saw a man today, his whole world across his back

A living monument opposed to my success

I tried to look into his eyes as his shuffled past my car

Sweat beading on his skin, his clothes and hair a mess

As the light turned green and I pulled away, he slowly disappeared

Just a memory of another chance I failed to show your love here



I wanna love because You love

I wanna give because You gave

I wanna reach my hand out to the lost

because I know Your hand can save

Only You can save

Only You can save



Sometimes I have to wonder if I really want to know

The struggle and the pain that others feel

Do I want to hear the stories I see echoed in their eyes

Or is this love I say that I’m reflecting even real

As the light turns on inside my head and I slowly disappear


I steel myself cuz what you call for me is to show your love here…



I wanna love because You love

I wanna give because You gave

I wanna reach my hand out to the lost

because I know Your hand can save

Only You can save

Only You can save



(Save) Let me be Your hands

(Only You can save) Let me be your eyes

(Only you can save) Help me understand

(Only you can save)

That I’m Your hands and feet hidden behind this frail human disguise



I wanna love because You love

I wanna give because You gave

I wanna reach my hand out to the lost

because I know Your hand will save

Cuz only You can save

Cuz only You can save

Cuz only You can save