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

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. Alyssa

    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. Mary Henderson (Mom)

    Oh….and the picture is absolutely lovely. I sure would like a copy of that.

  4. Louise Leverett

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

  5. Breck Henderson

    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

    1. Thanks, Dad! I’m glad you played it for Gigi. So good of you to help out both Louise and your mom. Love, Lauren

  6. Mom...again

    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.


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