My Misdeeds

Cast shadows
Misfortune gardens
Harvest burdens
I’ll see it come around
Dig my hole *
For me to fall in
I’m back where I’ve been
I’ll see it come around

I’m broken
I’m chokin’
I seem to reap from my misdeeds
I’ve chosen
This poison
Please save me from myself again

Treat the root
Do not grow weary **
The season’s nearing
I’ll see it come around
Notice fruit
Vinedresser’s tending ***
Then fall to tempting
I’ll see it come around


Scripture references for the song

* Proverbs 26:27 – Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.

** Galatians 6:9 – And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

*** John 15:1-5 (ESV) – “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing…”