Burning Ember

Burning Ember – Music and Lyric by Steve Bell
From the albums Burning Ember, Solace for Seasons of Suffering, Symphony Sessions, Beyond a Shadow

Judge for yourself how great is the one
Who lives in God – whose God is love
Like an iron when left in embers bright
Everything if fire – everything is light
Oh Love, how beautiful You are
Oh flame of joy within my heart

Burning ember
I remember Love’s first light in me
I was cold then
Like a stone when I saw Your flickering
Oh what beauty as You drew near me
I could scarcely speak
Somehow I knew
I would be new in your glowing

Judge for yourself if a fire isn’t safe
When cities fall before her face
Yet a flower can endure the course of a storm
When bowing to the tempest’s rage
Oh Love, more fierce than all the rest
Oh raging joy within my breast

Burning ember
I remember Love’s first light in me
I was cold then
Like a stone when I saw Your flickering
Burn forever
Let me never curse the pain You bring
Somehow I know
I will be whole in Your burning

Oh Love, more lovely than the rest
Oh flame of joy within my breast

Burning ember
Shine forever in the darkest tomb
Warmth of heaven
Hidden secret in a mother’s womb
Flame of beauty
Blazing through me so that all might see
Somehow we know
We’ll all be whole in Your burning
In Your burning
In Your burning

2 thoughts on “Burning Ember

  1. Thank you Steve. Your songs have encouraged and nourished us through the years. The past couple of weeks, God has been speaking through Burning Embers.

  2. Thank you, Steve, for the timeless truth of this song, Burning Ember. It sings in my mind while waking in the morning, while driving home, while working in the kitchen.

    To be renewed in the Spirit of God, whether gentle glowing or fiery rage, and all the while to humbly praise and uplift Him…what a contrite spirit this song has. Thank you.

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