Ruin Me
Jeff Johnson Band Lyrics


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

Overall Meaning

The Jeff Johnson Band's song "Ruin Me" speaks to the human struggle of sin and the desire for redemption. The lyrics of the song begin with a declaration of the singer's own sin and unworthiness in the presence of God. The singer sees God as exalted, surrounded by His own glory, and is humbled by His greatness.


The chorus then speaks to the desire for God to "ruin" the singer's life, to dismantle their self-centered desires and replace them with a singular focus on serving and living for God alone. The singer acknowledges the idols in their life that have taken the place of God and urges Him to destroy them so that they may live solely for Him.


The bridge reiterates the holiness of the Lord and reminds the listener of His power and might. Overall, the song is a plea for God to work in the singer's life, to take away the sins and distractions that prevent them from fully serving Him.


Line by Line Meaning

Woe to me I am unclean
I feel sorrowful as I am impure


A sinner found in Your presence
I am aware of my wrongdoing standing before You


I see you seated on Your throne
I recognize Your divine authority and sovereignty


Exalted, Your Glory surrounds You
Your majesty is remarkable and widespread


Pre-Now the plans that I have made
Before now, the designs I created


Fail to compare when I see your glory
Become insignificant when I witness Your greatness


Ruin my life the plans I have made
Sabotage my existence according to my schemes


Ruin desires for my own selfish gain
Destroy my cravings for personal benefits


Destroy the idols that have taken Your place
Eliminate the false gods that have replaced You


'Till its You alone I live for,
Until I live exclusively for You


You alone I live for. (repeat)
I dedicate my life solely to You


Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
The Lord Almighty is pure and sacred


Holy is the Lord!
The Lord is holy!


Holy Holy is the Lord Almighty
The Lord Almighty is pure and sacred


Holy is the Lord!
The Lord is holy!




Writer(s): Jimmy Green

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