#159 - "Save Me From Myself" by Michael W. Smith
With his 22nd career project, Wonder, now available, Michael W. Smith speaks with NRT contributor Kevin Davis about the inspiration behind the album's first single, "Save Me From Myself."

By KevinDavis_NRT

Michael W. Smith: "So many people base their lives on their performance and think they can earn grace. Grace is a gift."
After his most recent, and highly successful release, A New Hallelujah, Michael W. Smith spent time on the road touring in the U.S. and internationally. This allowed him time to once again let his heart view the world we live in, and using his gift of music, begin to express the feelings and thoughts that arose out of these trips. These moments, and other life milestones were the genesis for his latest CD, Wonder. Ten new songs pack this new Michael W. Smith project with subject matter that is sure to pierce your heart, backed by a relevant musical journey.

Smitty says, “These songs on this project are hopeful, anthemic, and healing--musically and lyrically. I had a lot I wanted to say and the songs on this album allowed me to open up and do just that.”

I got the great opportunity to interview Michael about his current single, “Save Me From Myself.”

Please tell me about the message of the song, “Save Me From Myself.”

It’s one of my son’s favorite songs. He played it for me and I decided that I would really like to record the song. The bottom line of the song is that God is the only One who can save us. I’ve recorded and written worship songs that praise God, like “Agnus Dei,” “Great Is The Lord” and “Above All” and this song is another acknowledgment that only God reigns. As I’ve gotten older and wiser and become a grandfather, the Truth of this song has never been more evident to me than now.

How can listeners apply that message in their walks as Christians when they listen to the song?

God’s grace is sufficient. He is the only One who gives us strength and hope. So many people base their lives on their performance and think they can earn grace. Grace is a gift. God not only loves you, He likes you. God is fond of each one of us and wants “good for those who love Him.”

Do you have a life verse or have any Bible verses that go with the message of the song?

My life verse is Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

A take-away passage that also goes with the message of the song is Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Here are the lyrics:

Lost (lost)
My heart is stone (heart is stone)
On my own
I carry it home

Gone (gone)
And who's to waste the days
So distraught
I thought
I'm changing my ways
Now You're changing my ways

You save me
Save me from myself
There is no one else I'd lean on
Save me
Save me from myself
There's no one else to set me free

Start (start)
You Started something new
Is what I find
When I'm just looking at You

Lift (lift)
You lift me off the ground
Keep holding my hand
I won't bend
Won't even look down (don't look down) (don't look down)

You save me
Save me from myself
There is no one else I'd lean on
Save me
Save me from myself
There's no one else to set me free

You save me
Save me from myself
There is no one else I'd lean on
Save me
Save me from myself
There's no one else to set me free

Here is Matthew Henry’s commentary on Romans 8: Believers may be chastened of the Lord, but will not be condemned with the world. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. What is the principle of their walk; the flesh or the Spirit, the old or the new nature, corruption or grace? For which of these do we make provision, by which are we governed? The un-renewed will is unable to keep any commandment fully. And the law, besides outward duties, requires inward obedience. God showed abhorrence of sin by the sufferings of his Son in the flesh, that the believer's person might be pardoned and justified. Thus satisfaction was made to Divine justice, and the way of salvation opened for the sinner. By the Spirit the law of love is written upon the heart, and though the righteousness of the law is not fulfilled by us, yet, blessed be God, it is fulfilled in us; there is that in all true believers, which answers the intention of the law.

God has not forgotten you, He is closer than you could ever imagine, He is still the same today as yesterday, and His ultimate goal is “that you might have life, and life abundantly.” God doesn’t make bad things happen to us. He came to give us life and to live with Him eternally by trusting in Jesus alone for our salvation. Know “that all things work together for good to them that love God.” If you’ve put all of your hope and trust in Jesus to save you from yourself, know it as a matter of fact.

You can watch the music video of the song here.

Posted October 26, 2010 | Kevin Davis is a long time fan of Christian music, an avid music collector and credits the message of Christian music for leading him to Christ. Kevin also writes reviews for He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.

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awesome! | Posted November 01, 2010
love that song, and the message behind it! :D
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