Original Song: I Cannot Live

This is a song I sang a long time ago in our church and decided it wasn’t appropriate for congregational singing. However, one member and a dear friend of mine loved it and continued to request it. She’s recently been diagnosed with Altzeimer’s and hasn’t been well for a while. I decided, in dedication to her, to spend time today laying down a really rough version of the song.
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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Colin

    Dear David,
    Thank you only begins to say what is felt in this house tonight. Linda is so aware of the love of her Lord delivered through a dear friend. And so are Joel and Colin. Your song is a Classic, even if no one else ever hears it.
    Now we know what a naked pastor looks like!

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    glad you like it, glad to do it…

  • http://www.TappingLuau.com Olivia

    Beautiful song, David. I love your new name and the new song feature. It brings a new dimension to your blog. The regularity and substance of your posts is something I look forward to, since I am not affiliated with any orthodox church, nor would I want to be; however, your transparency and openness continues to inspire me to want to be faithful to my committment to identify as a Christian, when there are so many reasons not to.

    This song is very poignant and I appreciate your sharing it with those of us who are not in your congregation. You also sing it with a passion and intensity that enhances and really brings home the message of the lyrics. It reminds me—re-brings vividly—an experience of Jesus and His Love.

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    thanks olivia

  • Julia Gulia

    Thanks, David, for the song. Haunting and beautifully poetic. Makes me want to surrender everything to God again.

  • http://nakedpastor.com nakedpastor

    don’t let me stop you!

  • deb

    Wow Dave!
    That’s beautiful!
    I don’t know about your decision that it’s not for Sunday mornings though.
    It really touched me, thanks.
    And thanks Linda for requesting it.