Mold My Heart | Original Song
Nothing in this world can satisfy
A heart that’s made of gold
But you, oh God, have kept this very heart
From melting in the cold
Mold my heart just like yours, father
Mold this golden heart
Turn this beating cymbal into colors of your art
Light the fire in my heart, oh
Light the fire, oh God
'Cause I want to be like you
To love like you
Even when I’m lost and out of place
Your patience finds its way
The deepest seas can’t stop your warm embrace
Majestic God, Yah weh
Underneath the scars,
Is a heart, that’s yearning for you God
Tune my heart into your world
And teach me songs of yours
Orchestrate my heart lord
To love like yours
"When I was worshipping, I was inspired by Corinthians 13 to write this song.
It illustrates how we can be going through all the motions to portray what seems like a “golden heart”, but if Christ-like love is not present, it’s meaningless. We can have the finest metal, but it’s nothing but a “beating cymbal” unless it is forged by God.
I feel that this song is fitting in that Ekko is transitioning into a season where we are emphasizing the value of spreading love, externally. To love, we have to learn to love like God, which entails loving on those that are especially challenging to love. It’s much easier to spread love in our internal vicinity, because in the end, we aren’t that much different from each other (i.e. most of us are Asian, raised in similar areas, dress similarly, etc.). But we’re starting to spread our love throughout the world (ie. Australia, Mozambique, Hong Kong, etc.), and getting messed up as we start pouring out to those that are nothing like us. Verse 11 (“when I was child…when I became a man”) talks about the art of maturing, and I feel that Ekko, just turning 5, is undergoing the same kind of growth – one that isn’t just about us anymore.
Segueing into the Advent Season, I feel that we are very much called to prepare our hearts, so that God may be able to light his fire, and form us. As we learn to love, we learn to be patient, and wait for His coming."
Jason is a UCLA graduate currently working in finance. He loves to gym, jam, and eat good steaks. Jason serves in the Worship Ministry as a bassist, and attends Culver City Ekklesia.