The Saint That Is Just Me

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On the universal call to holiness, and the hopeful invitation that God has created each one of us to become a saint according to His will.
(Ephesians 1:18-23, 3:14-21; 4:1-16; 6:10-17; Romans 1:7; Phil 3:14; 2 Cor 11:27; Matt 10:8, 25:1-13; John 19:33)

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O I thought Iʼd be heroic and inspiring.
I wanted to offer you the greatest sacrifice.
Like all the saints whoʼd gone before me,
I tried to prove my love for you, and so to gain the prize.

I thought Iʼd be a martyr like Cecilia.
I hoped Iʼd disappear like Saint Therese,
Or wear a hidden crown of thorns like Rose of Lima,
To heal the sick and raise the dead.

When you hung upon the cross looking at me,
You didnʼt die so I would try to be somebody else.
You died so I could be the saint that is just me.

I wanted to be poor and free like Francis,
To cut off my long hair like lovely Clare.
To be faithful like Mother Teresa in the darkness,
Lord, wonʼt you make me just like her?

I tried to kneel for hours in the chapel corner,
To persevere like Paul with all my sleepless nights,
To stay awake and trim my lamp with ten wise virgins,
To really give the devil a good fight.

When you hung upon the cross looking at me,
You didnʼt die so I would try to be somebody else.
You died so I could be the saint that is just me.

Just me, you died just for me.
Just me, just me,] you died just for me.

You saw that I was perfectly imperfect.
O happy fault, the sin of Adamʼs pride.
Thatʼs the reason that you became man,
And bore the new Eve from your wounded side.

If it werenʼt for my sins or wounds or weakness,
Then you wouldnʼt have married me upon the cross.
Why do I fear being seen naked and broken?
Thatʼs why you came; ʻcause I need you that much.

When you hung upon the cross looking at me,
You didnʼt die so I would try to be somebody else.
You died so I could be the saint that is just me.

credits

from Culture of Life, released January 10, 2015
Danielle Rose: lead vocal
Elizabeth Myers: piano & string arrangement
David Edwards: cello
Nathan Miniatt: violin

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Danielle Rose Duluth, Minnesota

At age 17, Danielle Rose traveled to Delhi, India to volunteer with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. This experience gave her a desire to serve the poorest of the poor by offering her gift of music as a means of alleviating the spiritual poverty of America.
Since graduating from Notre Dame in '02, Danielle Rose began traveling the globe as a music missionary. She has released 5 albums.
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