SONG TIME: Video of “The River”

This was recorded at our Saturday night Celebration worship service at Neighborhood Church, Redding, CA.  It is pretty raw, but I hope the song blesses you.  Let me know what you think.  I put the lyrics below.

The River, by Rich Kirkpatrick
©2006 Tehilla Music/Rich Kirkpatrick.  All Rights Reserved.

Verse 1:
There is a river that my soul longs for
A quiet place where I retreat
From all the broken things that I have done
to find forgiveness and relief

I fool my heart sometimes,
How could I be this blind?

Chorus:
I need your grace, I’m on my knees
please fill this space when I empty me
with your words of truth, and love and faith
I need your love, I’m on my feet
one step above the edge of defeat
but you pick me up and take me to the river again
Out of the water I am cleansed
Take me to the river again
Take me to the river

Verse 2:
There is spring of life that I draw hope from
A happy stream that brings delight
in all the darkened clouds of hopelessness and doubt
I find my freedom and new life

I fool my heart sometimes
How could I be this blind?

Chorus…

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

4 comments

  1. Hey Rich-you are awesome….thanks for letting us do worship this weekend.
    Hey do you know a guy named Trent Smith? we opened for him tonight in Chico, and he knows you.
    Check out our Blameless Child web site, @ http://www.blamelesschild.com
    or http://www.purevolume.com/blamelesschild

    TTYL-
    Love, Blameless Child and Isaac
    a.k.a The Quad

  2. Hey Rich-you are awesome….thanks for letting us do worship this weekend.
    Hey do you know a guy named Trent Smith? we opened for him tonight in Chico, and he knows you.
    Check out our Blameless Child web site, @ http://www.blamelesschild.com
    or http://www.purevolume.com/blamelesschild

    TTYL-
    Love, Blameless Child and Isaac
    a.k.a The Quad

  3. Hey Rich-you are awesome….thanks for letting us do worship this weekend.
    Hey do you know a guy named Trent Smith? we opened for him tonight in Chico, and he knows you.
    Check out our Blameless Child web site, @ http://www.blamelesschild.com
    or http://www.purevolume.com/blamelesschild

    TTYL-
    Love, Blameless Child and Isaac
    a.k.a The Quad

  4. Hey Rich-you are awesome….thanks for letting us do worship this weekend.
    Hey do you know a guy named Trent Smith? we opened for him tonight in Chico, and he knows you.
    Check out our Blameless Child web site, @ http://www.blamelesschild.com
    or http://www.purevolume.com/blamelesschild

    TTYL-
    Love, Blameless Child and Isaac
    a.k.a The Quad

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