I Awaken in Christ
Song Lyrics: I awaken in Christ, Awaken as Christ awakens within me. all of me becomes all of Him As Christ awakens so deep within. See my feet and my hands transfigured, As Christ awakens my body. All my brokenness changed, My brokenness now is beauty: Transformed in Him. I awake in Christ! I awake in Christ! In the words of Symeon the New Theologian: (Translation by Stephen Mitchell) We awaken in Christ’s body, As Christ awakens our bodies There I look down and my poor hand is Christ, He enters my foot and is infinitely me. I move my hand and wonderfully My hand becomes Christ, Becomes all of Him. I move my foot and at once He appears in a flash of lightning. Do my words seem blasphemous to you? —Then open your heart to him. And let yourself receive the one Who is opening to you so deeply. For if we genuinely love Him, We wake up inside Christ’s body Where all our body all over, Every most hidden part of it, Is realized in joy as Him, And He makes us utterly real. And everything that is hurt, everything That seemed to us dark, harsh, shameful, Maimed, ugly, irreparably damaged Is in Him transformed. And in Him, recognized as whole, as lovely, And radiant in His light, We awaken as the beloved In every last part of our body.