Cross That Line
by Donna Hummel Smith
(Cleveland, Tx, USA)
Advice is only helpful if you use it. It usually comes from someone who has been there, done that and has earned the right to give advice.
My experience, however, in writing songs has been to encourage the development of my compassion for others and what they are going through.
Then I question, what would I do in their situation? How can I learn from this experience?
I allow myself to run the gambit of emotions that these questions stir...with pen in hand.
Such was the case of the song 'Cross That Line'.
A young man that my pastor husband was counseling, was dealing with a drug addiction. His words said he wanted to give up the drugs, he knew the right things to say, yet his actions were the true evidence of his desires.
Night after night I watched as he drained my husband of energy and emotions. I penned these words from that experience:
1. Well the road is rough and the climb is hard and everyone looks to you, to make the way, or save the day in what they see or do.
And you know that you have no more strength to give to the fight, and so you pray for help today to make it through the night
Chorus: You've got to cross that line, and trust him one more time, step out on faith from here, let go of the things you fear, take hold of his nail-pierced hand, for he calms winds at his command, You've got to cross that line and trust him one more time.
by: Donna Hummel Smith Copywrite 2008 - OUR JOURNEY HOME
MorningStar Records Artist: NEW DIRECTION MINISTRIES