The House You’re Building

November 2, 2013 | My Jottings

This is one of the songs from a CD that’s on repeat mode in our house these days. If I’ve played it once I’ve played it fifty or eighty-nine times and I’m not through yet. So many of the songs from this CD seem to place a comforting, soothing hand to the dryest part of my soul, and this is one of them.

This debut CD (and song) is called “The House You’re Building” and the gifted artist is Audrey Assad. I watched an interview in which Audrey shares how this song came to be. It’s about feeling like you don’t belong, like you’re a misfit, and wonder where your place is in the world. Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt that way. 🙂

It’s beautiful and powerful. Take a listen.

Yeah these are old shoes that I’ve been walking in
I’m wearing weary like it’s a second skin
I’ve been looking for a place to lay my head

All this time like a vagabond
A homeless stranger
I’ve been wandering
All my life you’ve been calling me
To a home you know I’ve been needing

I’m a broken stone
So lay me in the house you’re building

You are a shelter for every misfit soul
We are the four walls and you’re the cornerstone
You are
And you’re the solid rock that we are built upon

And all this time like a vagabond
A homeless stranger
I’ve been wandering
And all my life you’ve been calling me
To a home you know that I’ve been needing

I’m a broken stone
So lay me in the house you’re building

‘Cause in you I find my meaning, yeah
And in you I find my beauty

All this time like a vagabond
A homeless stranger
I’ve been wandering
All my life you’ve been calling me
To a home you know I’ve been needing

All this time like a vagabond
A homeless stranger
I’ve been wandering
All my life you’ve been calling me
To a home you know I’ve been needing
I’m a broken stone
So lay me in the house you’re building

Lay me in the house you’re building
In the house you’re building

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So are you an Audrey Assad fan or is this possibly your first listen? I guess I’ve been living in a cave because I just heard of her less than a year ago. I guess I’m a little out of touch with Christian music lately…I’m still playing all my old favorites.

What a blessing her music and lyrics are to me at this time of my life….

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Comments

  1. Linda says:

    Love this!….love her music & lyrics in this song too….never heard of her before reading your post & listening here. She reminds me of Sara Groves a bit with her deep poetic style & story telling lyrics, also a favorite of mine.
    Spent some time listening to Audrey’s recordings & learning more about her this morning on YouTube & will definitely be downloading some of her music. Thank you for the introduction Julie…. you enrich my life in so many ways…more than you know…….
    If you’ve been living in a cave guess I’ve been living under a rock under that cave!
    Blessings & joy to you today dear “cyber friend”….
    L

  2. Just Julie says:

    Linda, she reminds me of Sara Groves too. And I have all of Sara Groves’ CDs, even the ones way back when before she was famous. 🙂 Your comment made me laugh today — me in a cave and you under a rock in that cave… hahah! Thank you for everything, dear Linda. xoxo

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