As Long As I'm Here
Lyrics Brandon Heath

Written by: Brandon Heath

Produced by: Dan Muckala

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Someday I'll pass through the great sky above
And the first thing I'll ask is how well did I love
Did I leave the world any better than it was before
Of all the things I've done, could I have done any more

'Cause it took me a while just to find my feet
And to learn how to stand on my own
But You gave me the heart and the time I would need
To find You and make it back home
Where I belong

Someday I'll go to the great wide beyond
Where Moses and Mary and Jacob and my loved ones have gone
But I will rejoice in today and the journey I'm on
And I'll keep on praying and pressing on until dawn

'Cause it took me a while just to find my feet
And to learn how to stand on my own
But You gave me the heart and the time I would need
To find You and make it back home
Where I belong

Only to see a glimpse of Your face
To peek in to Heaven, time and space
Oh, to feel my own frailty and tremble in fear
To know You are with me as long as I'm here
Oh, as long as I'm here

Someday I'll pass through the great sky above
And the first thing I'll ask is how well did I love

Song facts

"This is my space song. I wrote it on my own after reading a memoir called "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, and it was about leaving a legacy. He was a professor dying of cancer, and he wanted to leave a legacy that was about living life for everything that it's made of and everything that it's worth. I want my legacy to be about love, and did I love people well. I wrote the bridge during the time when my friend Terry Virts, an astronaut, was up in space, and it's all about the volatility of space and being in an environment that could turn on you at any time. That idea is an abstract until you know somebody that's actually up there. What a pivotal moment that must be with God, to say 'I am playing with death here, but you're allowing me to be this far from the environment you made me to live in, yet I can experience this and live to tell about it.'" - Brandon Heath

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