Anyhoo, I was very excited to see him perform again, and he did not disappoint. After the intermission, he did a few of his songs from early in his career, and one of them absolutely scorched my heart. I've loved this song since the first time I heard it on the DiscMan in my then-boyfriend's 1986 Honda Accord (music! on a shiny silver circle-y thing! that you don't have to rewind! it's a revolution!). The song is "Find Us Faithful" and tears streamed down my cheeks as I was reminded of the privilege and responsibility of living Biblically. The last stanza and the chorus are particularly meaningful to me:
After all our hopes and dreamshave come and goneAnd our children sift through all we've left behindMay the clues that they discoverand the memories they uncoverBecome the light that leads themto the road we each must findOh may all who come behind us find us faithful!May the fire of our devotion light their way.May the footprints that we leavelead them to believeAnd the lives we live inspire them to obey.Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful!
Indeed. May all who come behind me find me faithful.