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On My Knees

By Stephen Bautista Psalms 51:17, Isaiah 57:15, Colossians 3:12, Matthew 23:12

“On My Knees” by singer-songwriter Stephen Bautista is a beautiful work about humility, prayer, and trusting God through adversity.

On My Knees

words & music by Stephen Bautista

I thought if I tried to give you my best
climb up so high above all the rest
to a lofty perch somehow
I'd deserve to finally see you there

I pulled myself up stood on my pride
to get high enough expecting that I would see your face
from my lofty place but there was just thin air


now I'm on my knees and I'm off my perch
with my head out of the clouds
looking through the eyes of humility
I finally see you now here on my knees


I tried to stand up tall enough
to set myself apart but you
desire a broken spirit
and a contrite heart so here I am Lord here I am...


...on my knees and off my perch
with my head out of the clouds
looking through the eyes of humility
I finally see you now I clearly see you now
you are with me now here on my knees

Music and Lyrics
Stephen Bautista
Artist Location
Las Vegas, Nevada


Psalms 51:17

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Isaiah 57:15

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place , with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Colossians 3:12

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Matthew 23:12

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Stephen Bautista

Stephen Bautista

From the Artist

“When I confess that I am unworthy and can do nothing to earn God’s favor, and that it is only by his Grace that I’ve been saved, it always seems to knock me off of my proverbial perch and send me to my knees in true repentance and humility.” 
-Stephen Bautista,
from “The Irony of Christian Humility”


Stephen is a full-time Christian Music Missionary from Las Vegas, Nevada that seeks to “enlighten the lost and encourage the found” with his original, Christ-centered music. Listeners enthusiastically describe Bautista as having a similar musical and vocal style to that of James Taylor, but with lyrics that convey a solid Gospel message.

He tours the country with his wife, their eight “roadschooled” children, and a 10-pound cat living in a travel trailer they pull behind a Chevy Express van.

Stephen has three Nashville-produced CDs available for purchase at his concerts and worship services. His music is also available from his onlineand most other online outlets.


Most Sparks for Psalms
Emily Clare Zempel

Emily Clare Zempel


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