Lord I come (Wash my feet)
© 2017 David Brackenbury CCLI Number: 7120314
Story behind the song
This song came out of one of the early teaching sessions at the 2017 RESOUNDWorship Worship Songwriting Retreat. Joel Payne was talking about the exchange between Jesus and Peter – and the recognition that we are clean – we don’t need a full wash again and again.
I tend to be a little wordy in my lyrics, trying to pack so much in – so I set myself the task of writing little. I think a six word chorus delivered on that challenge.
This song tries to capture the intimacy of a relationship with Jesus. Recognising our place before him as people who have been forgiven, and people who he loves to spend time with. Choosing, in that moment, to allow ourselves to be willing to sit – not rushing away – but enjoying each moment there. Listening to what it is he has to say – and then continuing on with our lives, still covered by his grace.
I performed this at the concert on the Tuesday evening that year – and the harmonies that came out of the group during the chorus were amazing.