Inside The Whale

from Fully Alive by Bryan Sirchio

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"Inside The Whale"
from "Fully Alive" album.

Inside the Whale

Words and Music by Bryan Sirchio

Jonah heard God call and tried to run away
Confronting Ninevah was not Jonah’s plan A
Amazing what a couple days inside a whale can change
Whales are where we hear the call and stop drifting away

And could it be, grace is so amazing
That in the end it’s impossible to fail
Could grace mean, nothing’s ever wasted
Including time we spend inside the whale

There have been some times when God has called my name
And just as Jonah did, I’ve tried to sail away
Been swallowed by some whales until my running was complete
Truth is there are things I’ve needed whales to help me see


Bridge: And sometimes God it’s not that I am trying to run away
It’s just that I’m not sure it’s you I hear
So thank you for the time you knew I needed to believe the Voice was yours
Sometimes it’s taken me years

Jonah finally did what Yahweh called him to
Even though he took the less efficient root
But maybe that’s why this whale of a tale still speaks to me
‘Cause I have not reached where I am today too easily



from Fully Alive, released May 4, 2015


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