These Feet to Run [Song]

I’m excited to share my first demo recording with you today. I’ve written many songs over the years but never had the opportunity (or time) to record them. Thanks to amazing worship leader, mentor, and friend, Paxson Jeancake, and his in-home recording studio, The Greenhouse, ‘These Feet to Run’ has come to life.

If you have trouble playing this song on your iPad, you can also stream it from The Greenhouse’s website here.

these feet to runI’ve included the words of this song below. My inspiration was from Hebrews 12: 11-12. The irony, of course, is that I really hate to run. So this goes out to all you die-hard marathoners as well as those who merely run “the race of life.”

We’re all running in the same direction, aiming, hoping, striving, to be face-to-face with our Lord one day:

Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.” Hebrews 12: 11-12

Please note that this is a demo recording, which means it’s a “first take” at the recording process.

These Feet to Run

Make these feet to run
My knees to be strong
Straighten my path
As I run along
Hold me up
When I can’t go
Give me joy
To know what’s in store
Make these feet to run, to run

Chorus:
I’ll keep going and trusting you
Not sure if I’ll make it through
But listening and training still

My hands hang low
My heart a heavy stone
Remind me, Lord, that
I’m never alone
You run this race
Right beside me
Carrying what’s left
When I can’t see

Vital you are to my faith
Timeless, true you can’t be replaced
And when the journey is complete
With you, Lord, face-to-face, I’ll be

[Lauren Hunter on vocals, piano, keys, and background vocals. Paxson Jeancake on acoustic, electric and bass guitar as well as sound engineering.]

[Photos taken by Tammy Stark Photography]

10 thoughts on “These Feet to Run [Song]”

  1. Oh lauren. I love this. Great song…beautiful vocals. I love the message. I love your courage to actually record…know thats been a dream for a long time. You’re inspiring..! Well done friend

  2. Mary Henderson (Mom)

    This is truly exciting! So thrilled you got this opportunity and have this recording musician friend so available to help you realize this dream.

    It’s wonderful and such an inspiring message! I am really charged up to see this happening. Thanks for posting it. I’ve been waiting. Love you always, Mom.

  3. Wow!! Lauren , that is beautiful . That may be a first recording, but it sounds perfect !! You are so talented – Love you !

  4. Lauren — This is really beautiful. I’m in Austin today taking care of GiGi while Louise is having her bunions worked on. I played it for GiGi and we were both moved by the message and beauty of this creation. Love, Dad

  5. Listening again from your Face Book post. So fun to hear that you did this at your church yesterday. Love that electric guitar in it also….and your lovely harmony…with yourself.

    Yeah….Lauren!!!!

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Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Raised in a fourth-generation family of Christian Scientists, Lauren Hunter left her family’s faith behind at the age of 25 to become an evangelical Christian. She is also the founder of ChurchTechToday, a leading website for pastors and church leaders. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ.