Ruin Me
Jeff Johnson Lyrics


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Intro
Woe to me I am unclean
A sinner found in Your presence
I see you seated on Your throne
Exalted, Your Glory surrounds You

Pre-chorus
Now the plans that I have made
Fail to compare when I see your glory

Chorus
Ruin my life the plans I have made
Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
'Till its You alone I live for,
You alone I live for. (repeat)

Bridge
Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
Holy is the Lord!

Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
Holy is the Lord!





Repeat chorus

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Jeff Johnson's song Ruin Me suggest humility and surrender. The opening lines, "Woe to me I am unclean, A sinner found in Your presence," express a sense of self-awareness and unworthiness. The singer recognizes that they fall short of God's standard and acknowledges His holiness, depicted by the image of Him sitting on His throne, surrounded by His glory. The pre-chorus acknowledges that the plans we make in our human wisdom and power cannot compare to the glory of God.


The chorus then becomes a prayer, asking God to "ruin" the plans and desires that are driven by selfishness and to destroy the idols that have taken His place in our lives, leaving God as the only focus. This prayer is not a demand for suffering, but an invitation to experience transformation through God's work in our lives.


The bridge culminates in a declaration that the Lord Almighty is holy, and the chorus is repeated as a plea for God to bring transformation in the life of the believer. Overall, the song is a call for humility, surrender, and faith in God's transformative power.


Line by Line Meaning

Woe to me I am unclean
I acknowledge that I am sinful and have fallen short of Your standards.


A sinner found in Your presence
Despite my flaws, I recognize that I am still able to approach You and seek Your forgiveness.


I see you seated on Your throne
I am overwhelmed by Your majesty and authority over all things.


Exalted, Your Glory surrounds You
You are highly exalted above all, and Your presence fills every corner of creation.


Now the plans that I have made
Despite my best efforts and intentions, my plans are ultimately flawed and incomplete.


Fail to compare when I see your glory
In light of Your magnificence and perfection, all of my plans and desires seem insignificant and inadequate.


Ruin my life the plans I have made
I surrender control of my life to You and ask that You demolish any plans that are not aligned with Your will.


Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Help me to let go of any desires or ambitions that are motivated by selfishness or greed.


Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
Free me from the temptation to worship anything or anyone other than You, which ultimately only leads to disappointment and destruction.


'Till its You alone I live for,
May You be the sole focus of my heart, mind, and soul.


You alone I live for. (repeat)
I pledge to live my life solely for Your glory and purposes, and not my own.


Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
I praise You as the all-powerful and completely holy God.


Holy is the Lord!
I reverence You with awe and respect for who You are.




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