Who Sang As the Ruin Falls? Phil Keaggy

Release information
Release Date: 1976-10
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal
length: 4:32
by C.S. Lewis

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-a__urance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.

For this I bless you as the ruin falls. The pains
You give me are more precious than all other gains.

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Your Love Broke Through
  • 2 Take Me Closer
  • 3 As the Ruin Falls
  • 4 Wild Horse
  • 5 Disappointment
  • 6 Time
  • 7 Portrait
  • 8 Just the Same
  • 9 Things I Will Do
  • 10 Abraham