The Basics of Life

November 23, 2016

Levi Velasco, Author

On Sunday, November 20th, as we were getting ready for worship service, I heard a song on WMBI (Chicago) entitled The Basics of Life sung by 4Him. Memories of family concerts in the Pacific Northwest came cascading back like a flood. I thought, as I reminisced, it was apropos 25 years ago, but moreso today. Read the lyrics while listening to the song.

We’ve turned the page, for a new day has dawned

We’ve re-arranged what is right and what’s wrong

Somehow we’ve drifted so far from the truth

That we can’t get back home

Where are the virtues that once gave us light

Where are the morals that governed our lives

Someday we all will awake and look back just to find what we’ve lost


We need to get back to the basics of life

A heart that is pure, and a love that is blind

A faith that is fervently grounded in Christ

The hope that endures for all times

These are the basics, we need to get back

To the basics of life


The newest rage is to reason it out

Just meditate And you can overcome every doubt

After all man is a God, they say God is no longer alive

But I still believe in the old rugged cross

And I still believe there is hope for the lost

And I know the rock of all ages will stand through changes of time (to chorus)


We’ve let the darkness invade us too long

We’ve got to turn the tide, oh

And we need the passion that burned long ago

To come and open our eyes

There’s no room for compromise (chorus)



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