Josh Wilson single expresses vulnerability, hope

carrymeMusic Review by Shelley Wasserman

JOSH WILSON — ‘CARRY ME’ (single)

The single ‘Carry Me’ has a lot of vulnerability and hope within its lyrics.  During the last while Josh Wilson has battled with health issues of anxiety and panic attacks.  He even went through a time when he had to cancel concerts due to his health.  He would wake up in the middle of the night struggling to breathe and terrible chest pains.  It is from this place that he shares in ‘Carry Me’, how only God can carry us through all the hardships and struggles we face.  We all know of people, or we ourselves,  struggle with the pressures of life and the demands that our work, we ourselves etc. place on us.  Sometimes it is hard to find that peace, that solid ground.  It is so refreshing to find someone who has been so raw and open about this in their lyrics.  It offers such encouragement, because there is hope and we are never alone and God does carry us!

The release has been well received and it is clear that people love this single.  “Rich with truth”,  and “Effortless” are just some of the remarks by those who have listened to ‘Carry Me’.  Josh Wilson is an incredibly humble, talented and passionate singer, musician and song writer.  Anything that comes from this musician is bound to be great.  He makes it all look so easy.

Lyrics to Carry Me:

I try to catch my breath

It hasn’t happened yet
I’m wide awake in the middle of the night scared to death
So I prayed God, would You make this stop
Father please hold on to me, You’re all I’ve got

Carry me, carry me, carry me now
From my sinking sand to Your solid ground
The only way I’m ever gonna make it out
Is if You carry me, carry me, carry me now
God carry me, carry me, carry me now

Jesus calm my heart
Come near me please
Lord don’t let these worries get the best of me
Oh I believe, that You’re still here with me
Cause You meant what You said when You said You’d never leave

Carry me, carry me, carry me now
From my sinking sand to Your solid ground
The only way I’m ever gonna make it out
Is if You carry me, carry me, carry me now
God carry me, carry me, carry me now

Carry me
God carry me
Carry me
God carry me

I’m at the end of myself
I know I’ve got nothing left
Feels like I’m stuck in the valley of the shadow of death
And I’ve been down here so long
I just can’t find my way out
Oh God I don’t stand a chance
Unless You carry me now
God carry me now

Carry me, carry me, carry me now
From my sinking sand to Your solid ground
The only way I’m ever gonna make it out
Is if You carry me, carry me, carry me now
God carry me, carry me, carry me now

Carry me now
Carry me now
Carry me now
Carry me now

 

 

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