Tremble

I stood on the front porch late the other night in the most spectacular lightning display I’ve ever seen. That’s saying something for a Florida girl who grew up scant miles from the lightning strike capital of the world. One thought reverberated with the thunder: “God is so big and I am so small.” Ever since, I’ve been humming a line from my favorite Christian artist: “Let me not forget to tremble.” The complete lyrics are worth sharing. 

Have I come too casually?
Because it seems to me
There’s something I’ve neglected
How does one approach a Deity
with informality
And still protect the Sacred?

‘Cause you came and chose to wear the skin of all of us
And it’s easy to forget You left a throne

And the line gets blurry all the time
Between daily and Divine
And it’s hard to know the difference

Oh, let me not forget to tremble
Oh, let me not forget to tremble
Face down on the ground do I dare
To take the liberty to stare at you
Oh, let me not,
Oh, let me not forget to tremble

What a shame to think that I’d appear 
Even slightly cavalier
In the matter of salvation
Do I claim this gift You freely gave
As if it were mine to take
With such little hesitation?

‘Cause you came and stood among the very least of us
And it’s easy to forget you left a throne

Oh, let me not forget to tremble
Oh, let me not forget to tremble
Face down on the ground do I dare
To take the liberty to stare at you
Oh, let me not
Oh, let me not forget to tremble

The cradle of the grave could not contain Your Divinity
Neither can I oversimplify this love

Oh, let me not forget to tremble

Face down on the ground do I dare 
To take the liberty to stare at you
Oh, let me 
Oh, let me not forget to tremble

Tremble, Nichole Nordeman

One thought on “Tremble

  1. Kelly says:

    I love all her lyrics! My favorite is from Glory, “One day death will retreat and wave it’s white flag.” So powerful, so wonderful. What an awesome God we serve, yet we forget to tremble.

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