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    • Marnie Pehrson

    • November 22, 2012 in Music

    Leave a Legacy

    Nicole Nordman sings about what it means to leave a legacy…

    I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me
    And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
    You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
    Of all who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best
    At such’n’such … it wouldn’t matter much

    I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
    We all need an ‘Atta boy’ or ‘Atta girl’
    But in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides
    The temporary trappings of this world

    I want to leave a legacy
    How will they remember me?
    Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
    To make a mark on things?
    I want to leave an offering
    A child of mercy and grace who
    blessed your name unapologetic-ally
    And leave that kind of legacy

    I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile
    To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
    It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
    Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

    Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
    Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…