Hard to Get

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You who live in heav-en 
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Hear the prayers of those of us who live on      earth 
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  Who are afraid   of being left by those we love 
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And who get hardened by    the      hurt 

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  Do You remember when     You lived down here   where we all scrape 
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  To find the faith to ask     for daily bread 
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    Did You    forget about us after You  had flown a-way 
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Well, I mem-orized ev- 'ry word You said 

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Still I'm    so scared I'm hold-ing my breath 
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    While You're up there just play-ing hard to get 

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You who live in radiance 
Hear the prayers of those of us who live in skin 
We have a love that's not as patient as Yours was 
Still we do love now and then 

Did You ever know loneliness 
Did You ever know need 
Do You remember just how long a night can get? 
When You were barely holding on 
And Your friends fall asleep 
And don't see the blood that's running in Your sweat 

Will those who mourn be left uncomforted 
While You're up there just playing hard to get? 

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  And I know you bore our sor-rows 
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    And I know you feel our pain 
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  And I know it would not hurt    any less 
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   Even if it could be ex-     plained 

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   And I know that I      am on-  ly lashing out 
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At the One who loves     me most 
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   And after I've   figured this      some-  how 
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   All I really need to know

Is if You who live in eternity 
Hear the prayers of those of us who live in time 
We can't see what's ahead 
And we can not get free of what we've left behind 
I'm reeling from these voices that keep screaming in my ears 
All the words of shame and doubt, blame and regret 

I can't see how You're leading me unless You've led me here 
Where I'm lost enough to let myself be led 
And so You've been here all along I guess 
It's just Your ways and You are just plain hard to get 

Words and music by Rich Mullins
© 1998 Liturgy Legacy Music / Word Music / ASCAP