“Calm These Waves”



This song is definitely a work in progress. Maybe I’ll trash the whole things after I see its own faults. But it was a combination of things today.

One: I found a riff that I liked enough.

Two: Saw some street preachers I know once again damning Harry Potter while allowing very similar content from Tolkien and Lewis. And for some reason that bothered me again.

Three: I haven’t been educating myself on my theological passions for a while. Which has allowed me to sit and look at what I have learned. Instead of just constantly booming ahead to the next thing to blow my mind. Which brought me back to my broken heart towards how un-unified Christianity can seem at times. It doesn’t cloud my eyes of the unities that do exist in Christianity. And even the progress that has and is being made. But for some reason it does often eat at me and upset me and make me want to evaluate Christianity as a whole. I never doubt the God I believe in. But I often find myself wanting to follow him best and asking “Well who has that method right? Who is doing this the intended way? ” And it often seems that I focus on that so much that I sit at a bit of a stand still. So maybe this song speaks to that. Or maybe its just stupid ramblings. Either way it came from somewhere today.

“14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

-Ephesians 4:14-16


“Calm These Waves”


Street preachers preaching in a courtyard lot

Shouting at students about what they are not

“Believe what I say or you’ll rot and you’ll rot”

Pointing out flaws with an angry heart.


What is this stuff they are speaking of?

Speaking the truth but missing the love

What I’ve been taught seems different than this

Sit him down to hear these thoughts of his


He say’s I’ve got it wrong I say I think you do

We reference the same words to support our truth

So who is right and who is wrong

Has this faith I’m living been wrong all along

My heart says no but this guy says yes

Where’s my God hidden in all of this mess

Lord calm these waves

Calm these waves

Calm these waves



Salvation is clearly a lesson with faults

Divine intervention or the will of my thoughts

Predestination or free will of choice

In all of these arguments I lose your voice.


Lord calm these waves.

Calm these waves

Calm these waves.

Lord calm these waves.

Calm these waves.

Please calm these waves.


I am the infant between the waves

Teachers and teachers have made me this way

Building up camps and containing a box

But stepping out clearly reveals all their faults

Lord calm these waves.

Calm these waves.




You are the one who came from above

You inspired us all by the power of love

Teaching us hope and what it means to be alive

So why in these days do we divide and divide

Cause you are the throne and you are the judge

Yet we take that power and we hide your love

We boil your word down to issues of the day

Turning your grace and your mercy to hate


Calm these waves

Calm these waves


But you are the way the truth and the life

You inspired all by the way of the light

Because you walked on water and you left the shores

In all the waves you calm those storms

And when the waters have settled we’ll see that light

because you are the power to make right and unite

Lord calm these waves.

Calm these waves.

Calm these waves.

Calm these waves.


Cause Love is all that we should be

Judgement ain’t up to you or to me

Our truth was not meant to divide and hide light

But to show the world He’s alive He’s alive


And that he…

Calms these waves

Calmed the waves

Calmed the waves





2 thoughts on ““Calm These Waves”

  1. Devon…could you send me your email? I’m on YoungLife staff in Canada and would like to use some of your wyldlife talks as examples in some training we are doing.

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