There’s a song going round my head. It has been pestering me a little but the words are very good though they’re simple so I thought I’d share it. The title escapes me:
bukan dengan barang fana Not with temporal things
kau membayar dosaku You paid for my sins;
dengan darah yang mahal with expensive blood
tiada noda dan celah without stain or blemish.
bukan dengan emas perak Not with silver or gold
kau menebus diriku You redeemed me
oleh segenap kasih Only by your love
dan pengorbananmu And sacrifice.
ku telah mati dan tinggalkan I have died and left
jalan hidupku yang lama My old way of life
semuanya sia-sia Everything is vain
dan tak berarti lagi And meaningless again
hidup ini kuletakkan I lay this life
pada mesbahmu ya tuhan On your altar oh Lord
jadilah padaku seperti Do with me
yang kau ingini As you desire.
It’s a lovely song. I’ll put a link to a video at the bottom if I can find one. It’s funny, writing out and translating the words makes me think about them even more. It’s so simple but true. I think the two best lines in it are definitely where it says ‘I have died and left my old way of life’ and ‘Do with me as you desire’ It is true of every Christian’s life. There’s no need for fancy words. It’s that simple.
[It’s not working so I’ll just link it instead. Here you are: Bukan Dengan Barang Fana]