Christian Lyrics

If you want to add any Christian lyrics that resonate, feel free.

Below you will find the lyrics to these Christian songs, complete with links to listen to some of them:

Britt Nicole – You
Nickel Creek – Doubting Thomas
Mercy Me — So Long Self
Rush of Fools – Undo
Mercy Me – Bring the Rain
ZOEgirl – Dead Serious
Disciple — After the World
Toby Mac – Burn for You
Toby Mac – Made to Love
Sanctus Real – Don’t Give Up
Group 1 Crew – Can’t Go On
Casting Crowns – East to West
Downhere – A Better Way
Barlow Girl – I Need You to Love Me
SUPERCHICK — Stand In the Rain
“Only Grace” by Matthew West
“Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns
“The Real Me” by Natalie Grant
“I’m Not Who I Was” by Brandon Heath
“What I Hear” by Jessie Daniels
“Your Love Never Changes” by Paul Wright
Nate Sallie – Lone Ranger
“Be Still” by Storyside:b
“Call On Jesus” by Nicole C. Mullen
“Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns
“Here’s My Life” by Barlow Girl
“You Are Loved” by Rebecca St. James
“In Better Hands” by Natalie Grant
“Brave” by Nichole Nordeman
“Held” by Natalie Grant
Music of My Heart — Nicole C. Mullen
Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen
Nichole Nordeman “What If”
CASTING CROWNS “Life song”
Steven Curtis Chapman — Miracle of the Moment
Leaving 99 — Audio Adrenaline
Brandon Heath — Don’t Get Comfortable
Britt Nicole – Set the World on Fire
Sara Groves – You Are the Sun
Sara Groves – Loving a Person
Phil Wickham – After Your Heart
Krystal Meyers – The Way to Begin
Ruth – “You Are”
Barlow Girl “Enough”
Barlow Girl — Never Alone
Toby Mac — Diverse City
Joy Williams – Hide
John Waller — Still Calls Me Son
“If This World” by Jaci Velasquez
MercyMe — “God With Us”
Everyday Sunday — Wake Up! Wake Up!
Newsboys — God Is Not a Secret
Toby Mac – Irene
Nichole Nordeman \ Holy
Apologetix — Meshach
Switchfoot “Head Over Heels (In This Life)”
Grey Holiday “Let Go”
Kutless – Strong Tower
Bless the Broken Road – Selah
Who? by Newsboys
Matthew West – You Are Everything
Waverly – Praise and Adore (Some Live Without It)
Casting Crowns — If We Are the Body
Third Day – Mountain of God
Matthew West – History
The Afters – You
Hillsong – Point of Difference
BRIAN LITTRELL — “Over My Head”
“Nothing Left To Lose” Mat Kearney
Newsboys – Take Me To Your Leader Lyrics
Every Season — Nichole Nordeman
THE AFTERS – Never Going Back To OK
RED – Breathe Into Me
Hillsong United – Lead Me to the Cross
Sara Groves – Why It Matters
Ginny Owens “If You Want Me To”
Stellar Kart “Me and Jesus”
D.C. Talk “Say the Words”
Johnny Lang “My Love Remains”
Mark Harris – “Find Your Wings”
“The Only Thing Good in Me” – Michael English
“Gotta Serve Somebody” – Bob Dylan
Everyday Sunday — Tell Me You’ll Be There
David Crowder — You Never Let Go
The Afters – Keeping Me Alive
Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes
“Whatever You’re Doing” Sanctus Real
Casting Crowns – Slow Fade
Chris Sligh – Empty Me
Natalie Grant – I Will Not Be Moved
Phil Wickham – Divine Romance
Third Day – Call My Name
ZOEgirl – You Get Me
Above The Golden State – Sound of Your Name
Plumb – In My Arms
Stay Strong – Newsboys
Phil Wickham — True Love
Sara Groves — Just Showed Up for My Own Life
Sara Groves — Something Changed
Tenth Avenue North — By Your Side
Addison Road — Hope Now
“Your Love Is Strong” Jon Foreman
“Little Drummer Boy” Mercy Me
Barlow Girls “O Holy Night”
Casting Crowns “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
Casting Pearls – Whole World In His Hands
“Shadowfeet” by Brooke Fraser
“In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel (redone by Nichole Nordeman)
“I’m Not Alright” Sanctus Real

Listen to all of the above at these stations:

K-LOVE on-line:
http://www.klove.com/Listen

I’m sure there’s more lyrics on K-LOVE’s site if you can’t find ’em on mine:
http://www.klove.com/Music/LyricSearch.aspx

You can also listen to XM-32 and Sirius-66 “The Message”

Britt Nicole – You

I’ve been looking for love in another’s eyes
Searching for water, but I come up dry

Thought that I could find
Happiness in the world’s applause
Peace of mind in a worthy cause
Take me back, take me back
Got to trust in the simple truth
Got to trust all I really need is

(Chorus)
You
I’m coming back to
You
The only thing I know worth living for
Will You take this heart and make it more like
You
I give it back to You
It’s obvious no one could love me more
I’m Yours
I’m coming, coming back, yeah
I’m coming, coming back

To joy that speaks to my deepest need
To arms never far out of reach
Yeah, how Your love it
Calls to me when I lose my way
Holds me close when I feel afraid
Take me back, take me back
Got to trust that I’m safe and sound
Got to trust that it all comes down to

(Chorus)

So no more getting caught in the middle
No more waiting for what is unsure
Back to Your love so true and so simple
Don’t understate it or complicate it

It’s so simple, yeah, it’s so simple

(Chorus 2xs)

You, coming back to You, You coming back
You, coming back to You, You coming back
You, coming back to You, You coming back
You, coming back to You, You coming back

I’m Yours, I’m Yours, yeah, yeah
I’m Yours, I’m Yours, yeah, yeah

Nickel Creek – Doubting Thomas
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26557314&artid=6404202&profid=394635518&plid=

What will be left when I’ve drawn my last breath
Besides the folks I’ve met and the folks who’ve known me
Will I discover a soul-saving love
Or just the dirt above and below me

I’m a doubting Thomas
I took a promise
But I do not feel safe
Oh me of little faith

Sometimes I pray for a slap in the face
Then I beg to be spared cause I’m a coward
If there’s a master of death
I bet he’s holding his breath
As I show the blind and tell the deaf about his power

I’m a doubting Thomas
I can’t keep my promises
Cause I don’t know what’s safe
Oh me of little faith

Can I be used to help others find truth
When I’m scared I’ll find proof that it’s a lie
Can I be led down a trail dropping bread crumbs
That prove I’m not ready to die

Please give me time to decipher the signs
Please forgive me for time that I’ve wasted

I’m a doubting Thomas
I’ll take your promise
Though I know nothin’s safe
Oh me of little faith

Mercy Me — So Long Self
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28375951&artid=1694330&profid=394635518&plid=

Well if I come across a little bit distant
It’s just because I am
Things just seem to feel a little bit different
You understand
Believe it or not but life is not apparently
About me anyways
But I have met the One who really is worthy
So let me say

So long, self
Well, it’s been fun, but I have found somebody else
So long, self
There’s just no room for two
So you are gonna have to move
So long, self
Don’t take this wrong but you are wrong for me, farewell
Oh well, goodbye, don’t cry
So long, self

Stop right there because I know what you’re thinking
But no we can’t be friends
And even though I know your heart is breaking
This has to end
And come to think of it the blame for all of this
Simply falls on me
For wanting something more in life than all of this
Can’t you see

Don’t feel so bad (don’t feel so bad)
There’ll be better days (there’ll be better days)
Don’t go away mad (but by all means)
Just go away, go away

Rush of Fools – Undo
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=19113814&artid=8713696&profid=394635518&plid=

I’ve been here before, now here I am again
Standing at the door, praying You’ll let me back in
To label me a prodigal would be
Only scratching the surface of who I’ve been known to be

Chorus

Turn me around pick me up
Undo what I’ve become
Bring me back to the place
Of forgiveness and grace
I need You, need Your help
I can’t do this myself
You’re the only one who can undo
What I’ve become

I focused on the score, but I could never win
Trying to ignore, a life of hiding my sin
To label me a hypocrite would be
Only scratching the surface of who I’ve been known to be

Chorus

Make every step lead me back to
The sovereign way that You

Chorus

Mercy Me – Bring the Rain
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26106356&artid=1694330&profid=394635518&plid=

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

ZOEgirl – Dead Serious
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=7864776&artid=15459154&profid=394635518&plid=

Who’s that girl with the Bible in her hands
The smile on her face, she doesn’t get it, I don’t understand
The way she walks with her head in the clouds
She doesn’t care who laughs, walks right through the crowd

That’s right, that’s me, I don’t care what you think
People talk all day, I don’t care what they say

You think I’m delirious, a typical reaction
Aren’t you curious about my satisfaction
Maybe you’re envious, a little curious
You can laugh, but I’m dead serious

Watch her as she goes, there’s something different and she knows it
Ask her why, and she’ll flash that silly smile
She says she’s got a purpose and she’s done with all the games
Jesus saved her soul and she’ll never be the same

That’s right that’s me, I don’t care what you think
You can talk all day, I don’t care what you say

Eternity won’t wait for me
I’ve made my choice, it’s where I want to be
All I want to be seen is the light of God shining in me
I may be young, but I am free
You can’t change what I believe

That’s right, that’s me, I don’t care what you think
You can talk all day, I’m okay anyway

Serious, I’m serious
You can laugh but I’m dead serious

Disciple — After the World
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28401387&artid=5580959&profid=394635518&plid=

You break the glass, try to hide your face
Recorded lines that just will not erase
And buried in your loss of innocence
You wonder if you’ll find it again

Was I there for the worst of all your pain?
And was I there when your blue skies ran away?
Was I there when the rains were flooding you off your feet?
Those were My tears falling down for you, falling down for you

I’m the One that you’ve been looking for
I’m the One that you’ve been waiting for
I’ve had My eyes on you ever since you were born
I will love you after the rain falls down
I will love you after the sun goes out
I’ll have My eyes on you after the world is no more

Did I arrange the light of your first day?
Did I create the rhythm your heart makes?
Could you believe when your candle starts to fade?
I want to be the One that you believe
Could take it all away, take your heart away

Isn’t My life a clear sign since I have crossed over this chasm
To fill the space between Me and you?
And I will do it all over again
Just look for Me, just wait for Me

The One you’ve been looking for
The One you’ve been waiting for
You won’t have to look anymore

Toby Mac – Burn for You
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=2327330&artid=12812960&profid=394635518&plid=

I’m a brand new man, I’m a conscious man
I’m a man who’s burnin’ for You
The mistakes I’ve made have been chased away to the bottom of the ocean blue
I’m a brand new man in a foreign land, I’m a man who’s feelin’ that fire
And it’s all so clear when I’m standing here at the peak of my desire

So won’t You move me like You used to
I want the world to know I burn for You

I feel revived again, I am alive again
(Burnin’ for You) You got me lifted and lifted You lift me up
I feel revived again, I’m energized again
(Burnin’ for You) You got me lifted and lifted You lift me up

Woke up in a sweat, those ghosts in my head
Had a grip, but I slipped on by
It’s a whole new day as the darkness fades
And the sun’s climbing in the sky
I concede, my love, that I need Your love
I’m before You, a broken man
And it’s only You, no substitutes who can renew this soul again

You got me higher than Kilimanjaro
Got me believin’ I can “save the day”
I’m up and running like their ain’t no tomorrow
I’d rather burn for You than fade away
I’d rather burn for You than go my way

I’m a whole new guy with a whole new vibe
Changed inside – more flame in the fire
Can’t stop, won’t stop praying for desire
Like the bunny on the screen feel so energized
Old shell gone without a trace, new face
No more shortness of breath, new pace
Live life now without the taste of fear
TOBYMAC, Double Dutch now let the smoke clear

Toby Mac – Made to Love
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=1082015&artid=8523234&profid=394635518&plid=

Verse 1
The dream is fading, now I’m staring at the door
I know its over cause my feet have hit the cold floor
Check my reflection, I ain’t feelin what I see
It’s no mystery
Whatever happened to a passion I could live for
What became of the flame that made me feel more
And when did I forget that…

Chorus
I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you’d keep me
Never would you leave me

I was made to love
and be loved by you

Verse 2
The dream’s alive with my eyes opened wide
Back in the ring you’ve got me swinging for the grand prize
I feel the hate is spittin’ vapors on my dreams
But I still believe
I’m reachin’ out, reachin’ up, reachin’ over
I feel a breeze cover me called Jehovah
And Daddy I’m on my way
Cause I was made to love…

Chorus

Bridge
Anything I would give up for you
Everything, I’d give it all away
(Repeat 3x)

I was made to love you
I was made to adore you, made just for you
(Repeat 3x)

Sanctus Real – Don’t Give Up

Well I heard you say you would love for a lifetime
And now you complain a lifetime just doesn’t feel right for you
Another casualty of casual love
Another soul out of place, a heart that gave up

Why do we break the promises we make?
Are we living for ourselves?

Don’t give up on love and throw it all away
Don’t give up on love and let it fall away
When did it become so easy to run from your pain?
Don’t give up on love and throw it all away
Don’t give up on love

Well I heard you say you can’t change a stubborn heart
Yea I can relate ‘cause that’s how I feel when I talk with you

Why should it take losing everything,
To realize it might be time to change?

Don’t give up on love and throw it all away
Don’t give up on love and let it fall away
When did it become, so easy to run from your pain?
Don’t give up on love and throw it all away

Your restless heart won’t win ‘cause you take but you don’t give
And you’ll keep moving on until you learn what love is

Don’t give up on love and throw it all away
Don’t give up on love and let it fall away
Don’t give up on love…(echo)
Don’t give up on love…(echo)

Yea Your restless heart won’t win ‘cause you take but you don’t give
And you’ll keep moving on until you learn what love is

Don’t throw it all away…

Group 1 Crew – Can’t Go On
http://www.rhapsody.com/player?type=track&id=tra.13396478&remote=false&page=&pageregion=&guid=&from=&hasrhapx=false

I can’t do it without You
I’ve tried so many times, and I’ve failed

Lord I really need You in my life,
Fall every time that You’re not in sight,
Can’t go on without Your love, I can’t go on…

Every time You arrive let my heart be open
Cause its You I put my hope in
You give me love, give me strength, and You give me courage
Even though I don’t deserve it
I can’t go on without You
I don’t believe that I’d even want to
All I really wanna see is me becoming more and more like You

Chorus:
Lord I really need You in my life
Fall every time that You’re not in sight
Can’t go on without your love, I can’t go on…
And I don’t wanna face this world alone
I don’t wanna do this on my own
Can’t go on without Your love, I can’t go on…

I see the need in my, life and I can’t deny
That You’re the reason I’m breathing I need You in my life
I’m on a new level and never will I be coming down
Lift me up when I’m feeling drowned inside the shame I found
And I believe what You said and You promised me
Now I constantly look for You to keep on watching me
I can’t go on without You, I don’t believe I’d ever want to
Never beyond You all I wanna see is me becoming like You

Lord I realize, can’t do it on my own
I need You close so You can help me make it through the storm
And when I fall I know, You’re there to pick me up
Brush me off and then You’re quick to bring me back inside Your love

I don’t know where to go now
I’m lost in this emotion
I’m giving You control now
Pull me up from the bottom of the ocean
I don’t know where to go now
I’m lost in this emotion
I’m giving You control now
You pull me up, pull me up when I’m going down

Yo, I could never let anything get between You and me
At times I’ve tried to drive solo, but I finished on “E”
My own anxiety blinded me that I just couldn’t see
That You were always there and not once did You every leave me
I learned the hard way but I’m glad I can now say I’m free
Through all the turmoil You have opened my eyes to see
The greater love that You give, and never ask a fee
Now I can say I can’t go on with out your love in me x2, chorus

Casting Crowns – East to West

Here I am Lord,
And I’m drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind,
Keeps me awake tonight

I know you cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before you now
As though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me
Just how far the east is from the west
Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest,
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other.

I start the day the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again your truth is drowned out
By the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away,
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me,
Just how far the East is from the West
Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
’cause you know
Just how far the East is form the West
From one scarred hand to the other.

I know you’ve washed me white,
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through,
To get me through this night
Can’t live by what I feel
But by the Truth your work reveals,
I’m not holding on to you
But you’re holding on to me,
You’re holding on to me

Jesus you know
Just how far the East is from the West
I don’t have to see the man I’ve been,
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
’cause you know just how far the East is from the West,
From one scarred hand to the other.

Just how far
The east is from the west

From one scarred hand to the other

Downhere – A Better Way

I’m not alone, I really believe
You never go, You never leave
Here and now, You always stay
“I love you” could not be said a better way

It’s everything You’ve promised
There’s no greater love than this
From prophets until today
A man laying down His life for His friends
Your sacrifice has spoken, You gave everything
And “I love you” could not be said
A better way

I am forgiven, I clearly see
It’s why You came to do all you did for me
Trading earth with heaven, You took my place
“I love you” could not be said
A better way

Because You redeem, I know what’s to come
Everything I could lose here, You’ve already won
So You have my surrender, with passion obey
“I love you” could not be said
A better way

Barlow Girl – I Need You to Love Me
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26612228&artid=7780907&profid=394635518&plid=

Why? Why are you still here with me?
Didn’t you see what I’ve done?
In my shame I want to run,
And hide myself.
Yeah, but it’s here I see the truth,
I don’t deserve you.

But I need you to love me,
And I, I won’t keep my heart from you this time.
And I’ll stop this pretending that I can,
Somehow deserve what I already have
I need you to love me

I, I have wasted so much time
Pushing you away from me.
I just never saw how you
Could cherish me.

‘Cause you’re a God who has all things,
And still you want me.

And I need you to love me,
And I, I won’t keep my heart from you this time.
And I’ll stop this pretending that I can,
Somehow deserve what I already have
Yeah, ye-ea-eah

Your love makes me forget what I have been.
Your love makes me see who I really am.
Your love makes me forget what I have been, oh-oh.

And I need you to love me, yeah
I need you to love me, ye-ea-eah!
And I’ll stop this pretending that I can,
Somehow deserve what I already have
Somehow deserve what I already have
I need you to love me, yeah
I need you to…
oh oh oh oh eo (x4)
Love me, love me, yah

SUPERCHICK — Stand In The Rain
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=3678358&artid=8488322&profid=394635518&plid=

She never slows down.
She doesn’t know why but she knows that when she’s all alone, feels like its all coming down
She won’t turn around
The shadows are long and she fears if she cries that first tear, the tears will not stop raining down

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

She won’t make a sound
Alone in this fight with herself and the fears whispering if she stands she’ll fall down
She wants to be found
The only way out is through everything she’s running from wants to give up and lie down.

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
Stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

“Only Grace” by Matthew West
From the album “History”
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26432796&artid=2236231&profid=394635518&plid=

There is no guilt here
There is no shame
No pointing fingers
There is no blame
What happened yesterday…has disappeared
The dirt has washed away
And now it’s clear

There’s only grace
There’s only love
There’s only mercy and believe me it’s enough
Your sins are gone
Without a trace
And there’s nothing left now
There’s only grace

You’re starting over now
Under the sun
You’re stepping forward now
A new life has begun
Your new life has begun

An’ there’s only grace
There’s only love
There’s only mercy and believe me…it’s enough
Your sins are gone
Without a trace
And there’s nothing left now
There’s only grace…

And if you should fall again
Get back up, get back up
Reach out and take my hand
Get back up, get back up
Get back up again
Ohh…get…back…up…again…

There’s only grace…
There’s only love…
There’s only mercy and believe me it’s enough…it’s enough
Your sins are gone
Without a trace
And there’s nothing left now
There’s only…there’s only…grace…

There’s only mercy and believe me it’s enough…it’s enough
Your sins are gone
Without a trace
And there’s nothing left now
There’s only…grace……
So get back up…get back up again…
Get back up again.

“Voice of Truth” by Casting Crowns

Oh, what I would do
To have the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he’s holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I’ve tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
“Boy, you’ll never win,
you’ll never win.”

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says “do not be afraid!”
and the voice of truth says “this is for my glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh, what I would do
to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant
with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound
of a thousand warriors
shaking in their armor
Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand

But the giant’s calling out
my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
time and time again
“Boy you’ll never win,
you’ll never win.”

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the voice of truth says “do not be afraid!”
and the voice of truth says “this is for my glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

but the stone was just the right size
to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don’t seem so high
from on top of them looking down
i will soar with the wings of eagles
when i stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
singing over me

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says do not be afraid
And the voice of truth says this is for my glory
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

I will listen and believe
I will listen and believe the voice of truth
I will listen and believe
‘Cause Jesus you are the voice of truth
And I will listen to you.. oh you……..

“The Real Me” by Natalie Grant
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=24187984&artid=2481037&profid=394635518&plid=

Foolish heart, looks like we’re here again.
Same old game of plastic smile,
Don’t let anybody in.
Hiding my heartache,
Will this glass house break?
How much will it take before I’m empty?
Do I let it show?
Does anybody know?

CHORUS:
But You see the real me.
Hiding in my skin, broken from within.
Unveil me completely.
I’m loosening my grasp,
There’s no need to mask my frailty
Cause You see the real me.

Painted on, life is behind a mask,
Self-inflicted circus clown.
I’m tired of the song and dance,
Living a charade, always on parade.
What a mess I’ve made of my existence.
But You love me even now
And still I see somehow…

CHORUS

Wonderful, beautiful is what you see
When You look at me.
You’re turning the tattered fabric of my life
Into a perfect tapestry.
Oh, I just wanna be me,
I wanna be me.

CHORUS

and you love me just as i am.
wonderful, beautiful is what you see
when you look at me.

“I’m Not Who I Was” by Brandon Heath
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26764678&artid=13129018&profid=394635518&plid=

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I’m not who I was
I used to be mad at you
A little on the hurt side too
But I’m not who I was

I found my way around
To forgiving you
Some time ago
But I never got to tell you so

I found us in a photograph
I saw me and I had to laugh
You know, I’m not who I was
You were there, you were right above me
And I wonder if you ever loved me
Just for who I was

When the pain came back again
Like a bitter friend
It was all that I could do
To keep myself from blaming you

I reckon it’s a funny thing
I figured out I can sing
Now I’m not who I was
I write about love and such
Maybe ’cause I want it so much
I’m not who I was

I was thinking maybe I
I should let you know
I am not the same
But I never did forget your name
Hello

Well the thing I find most amazing
In amazing grace
Is the chance to give it out
Maybe that’s what love is all about

I wish you could see me now
I wish I could show you how
I’m not who I was

“What I Hear” by Jessie Daniels
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26525427&artid=6412917&profid=394635518&plid=

I’ve tried to tune it out
But everyone’s talking about you
And I like the sound
Of what I’ve been hearing
But I need proof

Don’t wanna leave it up to my imagination
Everybody’s got their own interpretation

Maybe I don’t deserve an explanation
I can’t tell

Is it real is it true
What I hear about you
That you love me , love me
That’s what everybody’s saying
Can it be that you see
Something beautiful in me
Well it sounds too good to be true
What I hear about you

I tell myself
Their only just rumors
Don’t buy in
Oh but I can’t help
Hoping that I’m wrong
In the end

I don’t know what to think under these conditions
Never really been here in this position
All I know for sure is there’s no dismissing
The way I feel

CHORUS

Is sounding so amazing
Cause I’ve been waiting
Hoping you would find me
Even though you said it
I still don’t get it
How can it be true

“Your Love Never Changes” by Paul Wright
http://www.last.fm/music/Paul+Wright/_/Your+Love+Never+Changes

Verse 1
I’m tired of falling on my face Lord
Get up tell myself (woah woah)
I’m tired of singing the same songs
Na na na na (ha! woah woah)

I’m so high, I’m so low
I’m so hot, I’m so cold
I’m so young but I’m feeling so old
I’m at peace, I’m at war
I want less, I want more
I want it all but I don’t know what it’s for

Pre-Chorus
And all that I am is all that you see
When nobody is looking at me
I fall to my knees you’re calling my name

Chorus
And you love me just the same (Whoa)
Cuz your love it never changes (No)
Yea you love me just the same (Whoa)
Cuz your love it never changes (No)

Verse 2
I’m back on the right track again (You know I’m back)
I’m back hanging with the right friends (You know I’m back)
I’m back on my feet again
Kicking back (ha) just laughing

I’m so high, I’m so low
I’m so hot, I’m so cold
I’m so young but I’m feeling so old
I’m at peace, I’m at war
I want less, I want more
I want it all but I don’t know what it’s for

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Bridge
Yea you love me just the same (come let’s kick it kick it want to live it live it)
Yesterday today tomorrow everyday (loves the ticket so you gotta love it love it)
Yea you love me just the same (come let’s kick it kick it want to live it live it)
Yesterday today tomorrow everyday (love the ticket so you gotta love it love it)

Chorus

Bridge

Nate Sallie – Lone Ranger
From the album Ruined For Ordinary

I used to walk around and be the Lone Ranger
Never needed love from a stranger
Always walked away from the danger of losing a friend
Then I stumbled into you and my senses
I needed you to melt my defences
You’re the sum of all I’ve been missing
For so long,
let me say to you

Chorus:
I don’t ever want to be alone again
Now that I have found a love that never ends
Everything You are is all I hope to be
You’re the best that’s happened to me
You know, that I’ll go
Anywhere You take my hand
I don’t ever want to be alone again

You never ever meant for my to fly solo
A renegade that’s headed for who knows
Never knew it’d leave me so hollow
Until you filled me in
Then I broke down the preconceived notion
That letting go would by my demotion
You’re the muse of all my devotion
All the time, Now that I, Have seen the light
Let me say to you

Chorus:

It took me falling to the ground
To understand I could be found
I came to you in broken condition
I didn’t even need an audition
You’re the sum of all I’ve been missing
For so long

“Be Still” by Storyside:b
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=6139301&artid=7103234&profid=394635518&plid=

I remember all the times
the good times and the bad
I’m still holding on to you
some days I wanna run
and times I come undone
but I still belong to you
that’s how I know that

when I feel like caving in
my heart my soul is wearing thin
I just want to give up
nothing seems at all to add up
can you hear me Lord?
my face is down upon the floor
its then you whisper in my ear
be still and know I’m here

I see a side of you my friend
the same struggles that I have
my heart goes out to you
I know its hard to feel alone
and this world’s so unforgiving
I’ve been feeling that way too
but I can tell you

Is that you?
Is this me
It’s sometimes hard to believe that
I am not alone

its not just you
and not just me
we all need to believe that
we are not alone

“Call On Jesus” by Nicole C. Mullen
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=29895563&artid=2445585&profid=394635518&plid=

Verse 1:
I’m so very ordinary, nothing special on my own.
Oh, I have never walked on water,
And I have never calmed a storm.
Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

Chorus:
But when I call on Jesus,
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When I call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

La la la la la, la la la la la

Verse 2:
Weary brother, broken daughter,
widowed mother, you’re not alone
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you
If you can’t find the strength to carry on

Chorus:
When you call on Jesus,
All things are possible
You can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When you call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue you when you–

Bridge:
Call Him in the mornin’, in the afternoon time
Late in the evenin’ He’ll be there
When your heart is broken,
And you feel discouraged,
You can just remember that He said
He’ll be there

Chorus (2x):
When I call on Jesus,
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When I call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me (back to top first time, 2nd time finish with “when I call”)

La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la-a-a

“Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns
words by Mark Hall/music by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28450882&artid=1476415&profid=394635518&plid=

I was sure by now, God, that You would have reached down
and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again, I say amen
and it’s still raining
as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain,
“I’m with you”
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away.

Chorus:
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can’t find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise
the God who gives and takes away

Chorus

I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

Chorus

“Here’s My Life” by Barlow Girl
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26607918&artid=7780907&profid=394635518&plid=

once again I said my goodbyes
to those I love most
my heart feels that familiar pain
as I long for hope
cause this road is hard
when I feel so far

Chorus:
And God I’m crying out tonight
cause I’ve given you my life
but I’m tired and I’m missing what’s behind
so once more here’s my life

on the day that you called my name
all that I knew changed
I found when I said yes
that I
would never be the same
though the call is hard
you are worth it all

Chorus
and God I’m crying out tonight
cause I’ve given you my life
but I’m tired and I’m missing what’s behind
so once more….

even when the tears are falling
when I find I fear the calling you
remind me, (yeah)
words you’ve spoken over my life
promises I’ve yet to see
you comfort me. (yeah yeah)

(you comfort me) (yeah) (you comfort me)

Chorus (X2)

“You Are Loved” by Rebecca St. James
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=6787826&artid=9489236&profid=394635518&plid=

We were younger then, you and me, full of dreams, weren’t we?
I went my way, you went yours, where did you go, dear?
Someone said you had left the life we lived together then
This is my way of reaching out ‘cause I remember…
This is what I want to say to you
If I had one chance to speak to your heart
You are loved
More than you could ever know
This is what I want to say to you
If I had one chance to tell you something
You are loved
More than you can imagine
Imagine
If I told you would you believe, the narrow road, I did not leave
If I told you would you understand that I’ve found truth
Are you jaded? Are you hurting now? How I wish that I could tell
Where your heart’s at…can you see? Mine has found – home
Not sure if I’ve, made it clear enough
It’s not my love I sing about
Everybody asks, “Is God good?”
I believe, He is
In fact I know, He is

“In Better Hands” by Natalie Grant
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26470229&artid=4988469&profid=394635518&plid=

It’s hard to stand on shifting sand
It’s hard to shine in the shadows of the night
You can’t be free if you don’t reach for help
You cant love if you don’t love yourself

There is hope when my faith runs out
Cause I’m in better hands now

It’s like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It’s like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
So take this heart of mine there’s no doubt
I’m in better hands now

I am strong all because of you
I stand in awe of every mountain that you move
Oh I am changed, yesterday is gone
I am safe from this moment on

There’s no fear when the night comes ’round
I’m in better hands now
It’s like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It’s like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
So take this heart of mine there’s no doubt
I’m in better hands now

It’s like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It’s like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
Its like the world is silent though I know it isn’t true
Its like the breath of Jesus is right here in this room

So take this heart of mine there’s no doubt
I’m in better hands now
I’m in better hands now

“Brave” by Nichole Nordeman
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=576166&artid=10569079&profid=394635518&plid=

The gate is wide
The road is paved in moderation
The crowd is kind and quick to pull you in
Welcome to the middle ground
You’re safe and sound and
Until now it’s where I’ve been

‘Cause it’s been fear that ties me down to everything
But it’s been love, Your love, that cuts the strings

So long status quo
I think I just let go
You make me want to be brave
The way it always was
Is no longer good enough
You make me want to be brave
Brave, brave

I am small
And I speak when I’m spoken to
But I am willing to risk it all
I say Your name
Just Your name and I’m ready to jump
Even ready to fall…

Why did I take this vow of compromise?
Why did I try to keep it all inside?

So long status quo
I think I just let go
You make me want to be brave
The way it always was
Is no longer good enough
You make me want to be brave
Brave, brave

I’ve never known a fire that didn’t begin with a flame
Every storm will start with just a drop of rain
But if you believe in me
That changes everything
So long, I’m gone

So long status quo
I think I just let go
You make me want to be brave
I wanna be brave
The way it always was
Is no longer good enough
You make me want to be brave
Brave, brave

“Held” by Natalie Grant
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26487663&artid=4988469&profid=394635518&plid=

Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It’s unfair.

Chorus:
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hand opens slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

Bridge:
If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

Music of My Heart — Nicole C. Mullen
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=29522757&artid=2445585&profid=394635518&plid=

I’m not ashamed to tell the whole world, oh
Without you, I’m nothing at all
That I have strings in need of mending
I’m out of tune in certain parts
So strum the chords of mercy
Restore my soul completely
Lay your hand upon me
And this instrument will breathe

‘Cause you’re the music of my heart
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The melody within my soul
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The song that holds me in the dark
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The fire that warms me when I’m cold
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The symphony that calms my fear
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The lyric that I long to hear
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The masterpiece, the work of art
Complete before I start
The music of my heart

Yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Creator of all that is lovely, oh
Write a tune upon my heart
And when you finish will you play me
Like a beautiful guitar?
Strum the chords of mercy
Restore my soul completely
Breathe life into me
And this instrument will sing

Of my heart
I’m captivated
(Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Heart)
Of my heart
My soul’s elated
(Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Heart)
Of my heart
Because
Every single line’s full of love divine
Write me like a valentine

Yeah, the music of my heart
Of my heart
The music of my heart
Of my heart
The music of my heart

Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
and Who told the ocean you can only come this far?
and Who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives:
All of creation testifies
This life within me cry
I know my Redeemer lives, yeah.

The very same God that spins things in orbit
runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within we cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives

To take away my shame
And He lives forever, I’ll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He’s alive and
There’s an empty grave.

And I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry

I know my Redeemer,

I know my Redeemer
I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
I know that I know that I know that I know that I know my redeemer lives
Because He lives I can face tomorrow
I know I know
He lives He lives yeah, yeah I spoke with him this morning
He lives He lives, the tomb is empty,
He lives I gotta tell everybody

Nichole Nordeman “What If”
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=27565758&artid=3688897&profid=394635518&plid=

What if you’re right
And He was just another nice guy
What if you’re right
What if it’s true
They say the cross will only make a fool of you
And what if it’s true

What if He takes His place in history
With all the prophets and the kings
Who taught us love and came in peace
But then the story ends
What then

(Chorus)
But what if you’re wrong
What if there’s more
What if there’s hope you never dreamed of hoping for
What if you jump
Just close your eyes
What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise
What if He’s more than enough
What if it’s love

What if you dig (what if you dig)
Way down deeper than your simple-minded friends
What if you dig
And what if you find (what if you find)
A thousand more unanswered questions down inside (what if you find)
That’s all you find

What if you pick apart the logic
And begin to poke the holes
What if the crown of thorns is no more than folklore that must be told
And retold

(Chorus)

You’ve been running as fast as you can
And you’ve been looking for a place you can land
For so long
But what if you’re wrong

What if you jump
Just close your eyes
What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise
What if He’s more than enough
What if it’s love

What if it’s love

CASTING CROWNS “Life song”

Empty hands held high
Such small sacrifice
If not joined with my life
I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my life song sing
Bring a smile to You

Let my life song sing to You
Let my life song sing to You
I want to sign Your name to the end of this day
Knowing that my heart was true
Let my life song sing to You

Lord I give my life
A living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be Your hands and feet

So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my life song sing
Bring a smile to You

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Let my life song sing to You

Steven Curtis Chapman — Miracle of the Moment
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26871359&artid=15096391&profid=394635518&plid=

It’s time for letting go
All of our “if onlies”
Cause we don’t have a time machine

And even if we did
Would we really want to use it
Would we really want to go change everything

Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now
It’s right there in front of you
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

There’s only One who knows
What’s really out there waiting
And all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He’s out there waiting
To Him the future’s history

And He has given us a treasure called right now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now
It’s right there in front of you
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And if it brings you tears
Then taste them as they fall
Let them soften your heart

And if it brings you laughter
Then throw your head back
And let it go
Let it go, yeah
You gotta let it go

And listen to your heartbeat

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now
It’s right there in front of you
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

And breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There’s a wonder in the here and now (here and now)
It’s right there in front of you
And I don’t want you to miss the miracle
Of the moment

Leaving 99 — Audio Adrenaline
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=8363733&artid=386374&profid=394635518&plid=

I’m lost and broken all alone on this road
The wheels keep turning but the feeling is gone
when I fear I’m on my own
You remind me I am not alone

when You say..

I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you
(For you alone) I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you

It’s dark and lonely and the path is unclear
Can’t move my feet because I’m frozen with fear
then you say, my child, my child
i am always here, I’m at your side

I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you
(For you alone) I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you

you’re never too far down
I promise you’ll be found,
I’ll reach into the mud,
the miry clay
pursue you to the end,
like a faithful friend,
nothing in this world,
can keep me away,

I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you
(For you alone) I’d leave ninety-nine
Leave them all behind
To find you…
to find you…

Brandon Heath — Don’t Get Comfortable
http://www.imeem.com/people/uxEhM6/music/wUiKKiJI/brandon_heath_dont_get_comfortable/

NA na na na na na na na nanaaah
NA na na na na na na na nanaaah

Comfortable, don’t get comfortable.
I am gonna move this mountain then I’m gonna move you in.

Yesterday, this is not yesterday.
You were standing on my shoulders now; you’re standing on the edge.
You’ve been looking for a sign all this time.

I am gonna show you what I mean
I am gonna love like you’ve never seen
You are gonna live like you used to dream
This is your new song

So afraid but you don’t have to be afraid
Even if you make mistakes
You know that I’ll remain
You’ve been looking for a sign all this time.
If you seek you’ll find me every time.

So I am gonna show you what I mean
I am gonna’ love like you’ve never seen
You are gonna live like you used to dream
THIS IS YOUR NEW SONG

NA na na na na na na na nanaaah
NA na na na na na na na nanaaah

Can you feel the call of love?
Is it moving you to be a child of God of love?
Is it reaching you?
It’s everywhere the call of love.

I just want to show you what I mean
I just want to love like you’ve never seen
Do you want to live like you used to dream?
Then I’ve got a song for you

Cuz I am gonna show you what I mean
I am gonna’ love like you’ve never seen
You are gonna live like you used to dream
This is your new song

NA na na na na na na na nanaaah

You’ve got a NEW SONG

NA na na na na na na na nanaaah

Britt Nicole – Set the World on Fire
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I wanna set the world on fire
Until it’s burning bright for You
It’s everything that I desire
Can I be the one You use?

I, I am small but
You, You are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, You are strong enough to
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
There’s nothing I can not do
Nothing I cannot do

I wanna feed the hungry children
And reach across the farthest land
And tell the broken there is healing
And mercy in the Father’s hands

My hands my feet
My everything
My life, my love
Lord, use me

I wanna set the world on fire
I wanna set the world on fire, yeah

I’m gonna set the world on fire
Set the world on fire

Sara Groves – You Are the Sun
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You are the sun shining down on everyone
Light of the world giving light to everything I see
Beauty so brilliant I can hardly take it in
And everywhere You are is warmth and light

And I am the moon with no light of my own
Still You have made me to shine
And as I glow in this cold dark night
I know I can’t be a light unless I turn my face to You

You are the sun shining down on everyone
Light of the world giving light to everything I see
Beauty so brilliant I can hardly take it in
And everywhere You are is warmth and light

And I am the moon with no light of my own
Still You have made me to shine
And as I glow in this cold dark night
I know I can’t be a light unless I turn my face to You

Shine on me with Your light
Without You I’m a cold dark stone
Shine on me I have no light of my own
You are the sun, You are the sun, You are the sun
And I am the moon

Sara Groves – Loving a Person

Loving a person just the way they are, it’s no small thing
It takes some time to see things through
Sometimes things change, sometimes we’re waiting
We need grace either way

Hold on to me
I’ll hold on to you
Let’s find out the beauty of seeing things through

There’s a lot of pain in reaching out and trying
It’s a vulnerable place to be
Love and pride can’t occupy the same spaces, baby
Only one makes you free

Hold on to me
I’ll hold on to you
Let’s find out the beauty of seeing things through

If we go looking for offence
We’re going to find it
If we go looking for real love
We’re going to find it

Phil Wickham – After Your Heart
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Can I have your attention
What are we starting here
Just look around you the answer is clear
Listen, listen
and hear the coming sound
All of the children are singing it loud

Let’s be the revolution
That lives for hold nothing back, nothing back

Chorus
We’re after Your heart, after Your heart
All of the walls now are breaking apart
Live like we see it love like we mean it
This is the start we’re after Your heart

Start the ascension
Begin the holy climb
Up to where heaven and the earth collide
Bring your affection
All that you have inside
Enter the kingdom and become alive

Love with no condition
It lives for holding nothing back, nothing back

Chorus

Oh lets go higher and higher
Hear the song of the free
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Lift your soul join with the choir
Sing the song, let it ring
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

We’re after Your heart never going to stop until we reach You

Krystal Meyers – The Way to Begin
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Dear God
It’s me again down here
Don’t wanna sound insincere
I’m lost
Sometimes you’re so unclear
What can I do?
I’m feeling so far from you
Frustrated
Irritated
Disconnected from it all
The weight of the world
Has pushed me to the wall
I surrender
To you I’m giving in
Come take me
Save me
I want to start again
I’ll open my broken heart
‘Cause I’ve reached the end and
You are the way to begin
I’ve seen a million empty smiles
Living in denial
I don’t wanna live like that
When nothing’s real
I hate how it is to feel
Frustrated
Irritated
Disconnected from it all
I’m breaking
I’m aching for something beautiful
All the riches in this world
Couldn’t fill this great big hole
It takes something so much more
Only you can take me
You can make me whole

Ruth – “You Are”
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Burning everything I’m learning,
Light a match,
‘Cause I don’t get it yet.
Shake out the mistakes that I’ve made,
Swallow them down.
Is it more than I can take,

When you call my name,
To walk on water.

‘Cause you are the waves that
I feel when I’m sinking in,
And you are the storms that
I feel when I’m dying.
And you are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know, I know, I know
That
You are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know.

I see you there,
Standing on the shoreline,
Watching me out here,
As I’m taking on the storm,
That I want you,
And I need you,
And do you hear me?

Because I hear You,
When call my name,
To walk on water.

‘Cause you are the waves that
I feel when I’m sinking in,
And you are the storms that
I feel when I’m dying.
And you are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know, I know, I know
That
You are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know.

I feel you touching me.
I feel you touching me.
I feel you touching me.
Is there anything else to believe?
I feel you touching me.
I feel you touching me.
I feel you touching me.
I feel you touching me.

‘Cause you are the waves that
I feel when I’m sinking in,
And you are the storms that
I feel when I’m dying.
And you are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know, I know, I know
You are God,
You are God,
And
I know.

‘Cause you are the waves that
I feel when I’m sinking in,
And you are the storms that
I feel when I’m dying.
And you are God,
You are God,
And
I know, I know, I know, I know
That
You are God,
You are God

Barlow Girl “Enough”

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All of You is more than enough for
All of me for every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You
Is more than enough

You are my supply
My breath of life
Still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
Worth living for
Still more awesome than I know

You’re my sacrifice of greatest price
Still more awesome than I know
You’re my coming King You’re everything
Still more awesome than I know

Barlow Girl — Never Alone
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I waited for You today
But you didn’t show
No no no
I needed You today
So where did You go?
You told me to call
Said You’d be there
And though I haven’t seen You
Are You still there?

I cried out with no reply
And I can’t feel You by my side
So I’ll hold tight to what I know
You’re here and I’m never alone

And though I cannot see You
And I can’t explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You’ve placed in my life

We cannot separate
‘Cause You’re part of me
And though You’re invisible
I’ll trust the unseen

We cannot separate
You’re part of me
And though You’re invisible
I’ll trust the unseen

Toby Mac — Diverse City
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They call us Diverse City
we’re colored for good
It’s like a freak show in your neighborhood
So, if you wanna praise you can come on down
cause this freak show is leaving the ground

Up, up and away, baby we don’t play, maybe you thought you was done for the day
He said, she said, I said this, that you can’t get away from your moment of bliss
Stirring, we’ll lure you in and we’ll make room for the shade of skin
Short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, bigger. Love is the gun and we pullin’ that trigger
so you send me and I’ll send you hope in the form of a new tattoo
Mine is the shiny city on a hill and yours, of course, is the colors that fill it
We’ll take you high, we’ll take you higher

They call us Diverse City
we’re colored for good
It’s like a freak show in your neighborhood
So, if you wanna pray you can come on down
cause this freak show is leaving the ground

Now come to the city where you can praise,
if you’re black, if you’re white, if you’re yellow or gray
In the morning, in the night, anytime of day
What’s that place-Diverse City
With curls in your hair and braids on the side
Straight shake’em loose, just come on and ride
We’re a body with parts, like you and me
Together we make diversity
We’ll take you high, take you higher

Welcome to Diverse City, we’re colored for good
It’s like a freak show in your neighborhood
So, if you want to praise you can come on down
Cause this freak show’s leaving the ground

Said we’re Diverse City, we’re colored for good
It’s just a state of mind, we’re gonna shine the way that we should, baby
So, if you wanna praise you can come on down
Cause this freak show’s leaving the ground

You bring the heart, I’ll bring the soul
I’ll bring the flag, you bring the pole
We’ll fly it high so the whole world knows
The dream of a king ’bout to unfold

We ’bout to do this thing for real
Diverse city got mass appeal
So put your hand in the hand of mine
And we’ll spread this love like dandelions

Joy Williams – Hide

To anyone who hides behind a smile
To anyone who holds their pain inside
To anyone who thinks they’re not good enough
To anyone who feels unworthy of love
To anyone who ever closed the door
Closed their eyes and locked themselves away

You don’t have to hide
You don’t have to hide anymore
You don’t have to face this on your own
You don’t have to hide anymore

So come out, come out, come out wherever you are
To anyone who’s tryin’ to cover up their scars
To anyone who’s ever made a big mistake
We’ve all been there, so don’t be ashamed
Come out, come out and join the rest of us
You’ve been alone for way too long

And if you feel like no one understands
Come to the One with scars on His hands
‘Cause He knows where you are, where you’ve been
His scars will heal you if you let Him

John Waller — Still Calls Me Son

I drug his name through godless places
And I’ve known shame that no child of His should know
I’ve seen pain on broken faces
Beyond all thought of hope
I was just too far from home
Still I always wondered when I closed my eyes

After all I’ve done
Could He run to me?
Would He kiss my face?
Could He even look at me?
After where I’ve been
should He take me back?
I would understand
I’ve disgraced Him
But it would be amazing
If he still calls me son

With nothing left for me to bring Him
I left my pride and turned my heart toward home
I saw my home on the horizon
And from a distance
I saw my Father
Watching for His own with forgiving eyes

After all I’d done
He just ran to me
Then He kissed my face
He would not let go of me
After where I’d been
He just welcomed me
I didn’t understand
But He put his robe on me
It was so amazing
That He still called me son

One day as I breathe my last
And I know my days on earth have ended
When every hour is spent
I will close my eyes in amazement
And I’ll hear angels
They’ll be singing

Amazing Grace
‘Cause He will run to me
And He will kiss my face
He will not let go of me
After where I’ve been
He will welcome me
I won’t understand
How He’ll put his robe on me
It will be amazing
That He’ll still call me son

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
When He calls me son
I once was lost but now I’m found
Cause He calls me son

“If This World” by Jaci Velasquez
Michelle Tumes, Tyler Hayes, Erik Sundin & Mark Meimermann
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Do you feel you’ve been disowned
Left outside in the cold
And without a home?
Do you think that no one cares
That you’re lost and alone
And without a prayer?

Don’t give in to the lie
That there’s no one you can turn to
Don’t lose heart, there is hope
There is someone who will never desert you

CHORUS:
If this world is a lonely place for you
Fall into the arms of love
If this world is a lonely place for you
There’s a God who you can trust
Who’ll comfort you and lift you up

Are you looking for a friend
Who will stand by your side
To the very end?
Someone who is always true
To his word, be assured
He won’t turn from you

Put your faith in the One
Who will never let you down
He has proven His love
Open up to all He has for you now

CHORUS

He hears your cry, He sees your tears
He knows your pain and all your fears
He waits for you with open arms
He longs to live inside your heart
You’ll never be alone again

CHORUS

MercyMe — “God With Us”

Who are we
That You would be mindful of us
What do You see
That’s worth looking our way

We are free
In ways that we never should be
Sweet release
From the grip of these chains

Like hinges straining from the weight
My heart no longer can keep from singing

Chorus
All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified
Emmanuel
God with us

My heart sings a brand new song
The debt is paid these chains are gone
Emmanuel
God with us

Lord You know
Our hearts don’t deserve Your glory
Still You show
A love we cannot afford

Like hinges straining from the weight
My heart no longer can keep from singing

Chorus

Bridge
Such a tiny offering compared to Calvary
Nevertheless we lay it at Your feet

Chorus

Everyday Sunday — Wake Up! Wake Up!
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Feels like I’m going through the motions in the dark
In a world that leaves me with an uninspired heart

All I know is I’m so tired
Living life I barely feel
Give me hope, give me fire
Give me something real

Cause I don’t wanna keep sleepwalkin’ through
Endless days I’ve had enough of
Going nowhere, God I want to
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

It’s now or never come and pull me from this dream
Where everything is colorless and nothing’s what it seems

I believe only You
Can make me come alive
Help me be so consumed
Open up my eyes

Half asleep
I’m so bored
Counting sheep

Newsboys — God Is Not a Secret

You don’t understand
this is not what you think it is
You don’t get it, man
you want to boil it down to show biz
Your in depth research shows:
drop the God, emphasize the beat
I’ve heard that positive pop you dig–
I’d rather be buried in wet concrete
Take back your free advice
I don’t accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

You don’t understand
I’m not talking multiple choice
You don’t get it, man
if the cross offends you, find another voice
I am not running for office here
I won’t keep it purposefully vague
I’ve heard New Age Life-force trip
I’d rather be dipped in bubonic plague

Take back your free advice
I don’t accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

Faith ain’t easy to understand
When a bird in the bush beats two in the hand
The truth ain’t nothin’ you taste and hide
You gotta get up, put up, get off your backside
x2

If we keep silent
If we mass defect
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

And would I wash my hands again?
Would I deny my savior when
he hung inside the public square?
Did not my silence put him there?

Toby Mac – Irene
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Hush little baby baby don’t you cry
Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby
Everything’s gonna be alright
The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer tonight
Hush little baby don’t you cry
Daddy’s gonna sing you a lullaby
Everything’s gonna be alright
The Lord’s gonna answer your prayer

Last night I had a dream you was the homecoming queen
Today you’re 18, happy birthday Irene
Quit school you had to drop out to raise your little child
Doesn’t seem to be anyone around
You got to reach up to touch rock bottom
The powers that be keep you downtrodden
Daughter of Zion, I heard your prayer
Just cast your cares and please beware of snakes
They come in all shapes and sizes
Tempt you, put scales on your eyelids
Don’t waste your sorrows
They’ll give you strength … tomorrow
Your Calvary’s about to come so
Keep your head up, don’t you ever let up
This storm will pass you be ready for the next one

Hey little girl with the pressures of the world on your shoulders
Don’t say that it’s over
I heard your prayers, just cast your cares
And I’ll be there so don’t you fear

Irene I carried you when you was too weak to walk
I took to you when you gave your heart to God
Faithful and true, that’s what I’ll always be to you
Believe in you, believe in Me and these mountains have to move
You have dreams and aspirations
I knew you before creation
Your foundation’s solid
I will give you a palace, restore your soul
You’ll be up for any challenge
Many storms are on the way better sharpen your faith
Count the cost, take up your cross
And wear it every day
Rest in Me and I will give you strength
Blessed is she, Irene who seeks my face

Father I’m stronger than when I first believed

Nichole Nordeman \ Holy

How many roads did I travel
Before I walked down one that led me to You?
How many dream did unravel
Before I believed in a hope that was true?
How long? How far?
What was meant to fulfill only emptied me still
And all You ever wanted…

Only me on my knees
Singing holy, holy
And somehow
All that matters now is
You are holy, holy

How many deaths did I die
Before I was awakened to new life again?
How many half truths did I bear witness to
‘Til the proof was disproved in the end?
How long? How far?
What was meant to illuminate shadowed me still

And all You ever wanted…
All I have is gratitude to offer You

Apologetix — Meshach

Hey, there’s three real famous guys in the Bible you know
And the in-between guy’s name is Meeeee-shach!
Meshach, yeah, yeah

I read about them in Daniel one day
Look in chapter 1:7 babe
And then you can go get their names
They got treated harsh by the king of the world (go get their names)
When they didn’t bow down to his gold statue (go get their names)
They got in a crisis and just about perished from burnin’ up
Hey, king, your joke’s not funny

Well-a Meshach was an Israelite faced with
Mean King Neb’chadnezzar
Meshach, baby — ah, Meshach, baby
Meshach, baby, Shadrach, Meshach, baby, Shadrach
Ah, babe, Abednego’s last

Simon says, kneel and pray fools
You must do as the law says!
Well, sittin’ way back in the middle of a field
There’s a 90-foot statue; ya gotta pray to that
Glitter on the statue didn’t make the guys pray
Even if they got scorched, they would trust in Yahweh

Well-a Meshach was an Israelite faced with
Mean King Neb’chadnezzar
Meshach, baby — Meshach, baby
Meshach — Neb’chadnezzar’s mad
Meshach — no scaredy cat

Huffin’ and hissin’ guess he wasn’t bluffin’
Nebuchadnezzar shoved ’em in one of the hottest ovens
But hold on kiddies
‘Cause everybody’s movin’ around and around and around and around
Nebby got confused and said, “I thought we threw them in with
Ropes tied ’em up — now guys how’d they get out?
There’s four bodies movin’ — there’s another dude in there and
Come here, Meshach — we want you to come back!”

Often a crisis looks as big as a whale and you’re about to get nailed
But God isn’t far, He sees you now buddy
So come on and pray — you’re cool, stop running

Well-a Meshach was an Israelite faced with
Mean King Neb’chadnezzar
Meshach, baby — ah, Meshach, baby
Meshach, baby, Shadrach, Meshach, baby, Shadrach
Ah, babe, Abednego’s last

Wait, wait, wait on the Lord, baby! Talk a little louder soldier
Wait, wait, wait on the Lord, baby! I can’t hear you!
Wait, wait! On the Lord, baby! Wait, wait! On the Lord!
Wait, wait! On the Lord, baby! Batman!
Girls, what?!! Same tune… trust me

Meshach, baby, Shadrach (Ah, baby, trustworthy chaps, yeah)
Meshach, baby, Shadrach (Ah, baby, trustworthy chaps)
(Hope you learned a lesson standin’ in the oven with a-Meshach)

Switchfoot “Head Over Heels (In This Life)”
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Head over here and take me
Head over heels and aching
When I told you I was Yours
I was Yours

In this life, You’re the one place I call home
In this life, You’re the feeling I belong
In this life, You’re the flower and the thorn
You’re everything that’s fair in love and war

I’m coming down like a gunshot
In all these battles I’ve fought
You’re the mark I’m aiming for
I was Yours

Head over heels

In this life I’m stubborn to the core
In this life I’ve been burning after more
We both know what these open arms are for
You’re everything that’s fair

In this life, You’re my only one

Grey Holiday “Let Go”
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I’ve been holding on
To things like dreams that never seem to die
And I’m not so strong to lay them down
And say my goodbyes
How do you say goodbye?

If there’s a remedy
A break from all my vanity
Then I’m gonna need Your help
If there’s hope for me
Pull me down to my knees
Where I’m begging for Your help
To let go

It’s so unnatural
To let all that I’ve planned just slip away
But I would be a fool
To tighten up my hands and be afraid
What I need is faith

I’m walking right up to the edge
I’m bringing everything that’s left of me
I throw my self into Your love
You’ll be the one to lift me up again
As I let go

Kutless – Strong Tower

When I wander through the desert
And I’m longing for my home
All my dreams have gone astray
When I’m stranded in the valley
And I’m tired and all alone
It seems like I’ve lost my way

I go running to Your mountain
Where your mercy sets me free

You are my strong tower
Shelter over me
Beautiful and mighty
Everlasting King
You are my strong tower
Fortress when I’m weak
Your name is true and holy
And Your face is all I seek

In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You’re my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder’s all I hear
You speak softly to my soul

Bless the Broken Road – Selah
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I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love, along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign, pointed straight to You
Every long lost dream led me to where You are
Others who broke my heart, they were just northern stars
Pointing me on my way, into Your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
And led me straight to You

I think about the years I spent, just passing through
I’d like to take the time I lost, and give it back to You

But You just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there, You understand
It’s all part of His grander plan, that is coming true

Every long lost dream, led me to where You are
Others who broke my heart, they were just northern stars
Pointing me on my way, into Your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
And led me straight to You

Now I’m just rolling home
Into Your loving arms
This much I know, is true
That God blessed the broken road
And led me straight to You
That God blessed the broken road
And led me straight
to You

Who? by Newsboys
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How you gonna reckon with a God like this?
When you gonna face what you can’t dismiss?
Whatcha gonna say to the … soul kiss that is my God?
Fearsome like the sag in a fat man’s chair?
Sweeter than a patch of Rogaine hair?
How do you define what you can’t compare?
This is … my God
And there’s no use explaining what can’t be contained
I’m not following a God I can lead around
I can’t tame this Deity
That’s why Jesus is the final answer
To who I want my God to be
He’s who (I want my God to be)

How you gonna reckon with a God this great?
Why you wanna measure what you can’t equate?
Whatcha gonna say to the … check mate that is my God?
Stronger than the burn of an aftershave?
Tender as a burger in your microwave?
Rarer than the air in an empty grave?
This is … my God
And there’s no use explaining what can’t be contained

How we gonna work this out?
To fabricate a God like this no doubt
We’d end up worshipping a Christ of our own design
But Jesus doesn’t fit that profile
His ways aren’t mine

I’m not following a God that’s imagined
Can’t invent this deity
That’s why Jesus is the final answer
To who I want my God to be
He’s who I want my God to be

Matthew West – You Are Everything

I’m the one with two left feet
Standing on a lonely street
I can’t even walk a straight line
And every time you look at me
I’m spinning like an autumn leaf
Bound to hit bottom sometime

Where would I be without someone to save me
Someone who won’t let me fall
You are everything that I live for
Everything that I can’t believe is happening
You’re standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can’t help but breathe you in
Breathe again
Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart

I’m the one with big mistakes
Big regrets and bigger breaks
Than I ever care to confess
Oh but, You’re the one who looks at me
And sees what I was meant to be
More than just a beautiful mess

Where would I be without someone to save me
Someone who won’t let me fall
You are everything that I live for
Everything that I can’t believe is happening
You’re standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can’t help but breathe you in

Breathe again

Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart
You’re everything good in my life
Everything honest and true
And all of those stars hanging up in the sky
Could never shine brighter than You
are everything that I live for
Everything that I can’t believe is happening
You’re standing right in front of me
With arms wide open
All I know is
Every day is filled with hope
You are everything that I believe for
And I can’t help but breathe you in
Breathe again
Feeling all this life within
Every single beat of my heart
You are
You are
Jesus, You are

You are everything

Waverly – Praise and Adore (Some Live Without It)
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What I have to say is obvious
and knowledge free,
for all of us are
Your Word leaves us with no excuse
the paths we choose make us who we are

There’s a breeze blowing through
here tonight

So I praise and adore You
lay it all down before You
in every way You’re beautiful
from my heart
I praise and adore You
made the world beautiful
and I cannot sit and deny You created life
and some live without it

Wake up morning sunrise in my eyes
at night the moon lights all the skies
the sound of hope that’s in the air
and everything that’s everywhere

There’s a breeze blowing through
here tonight

So I praise and adore You
lay it all down before You
in every way You’re beautiful
from my heart
I praise and adore You
made the world beautiful
and I cannot stand and deny You created life
and some live without it

And it’s true
it’s all You

So I praise and adore You
lay it all down before You
in every way You’re beautiful
from my heart
and every breath I take
there’s no way
accident created this place

praise and adore You
lay it all down before You
in every way You’re beautiful
from my heart
I praise and adore You
made the world so beautiful
I cannot stand and deny You created life
and some live without it
and some live without it

Casting Crowns — If We Are the Body

It’s crowded in worship today
As she slips in
Trying to fade into the faces
The girls’ teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

CHORUS
But if we are the Body
Why aren’t His arms reaching
Why aren’t His hands healing
Why aren’t His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren’t His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
There is a way

A traveller is far away from home
He sheds his coat
And quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances tells him that his chances
Are better out on the road

CHORUS
But if we are the Body
Why aren’t His arms reaching
Why aren’t His hands healing
Why aren’t His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren’t His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the Body of Christ

Chorus (2x)
If we are the body
Why aren’t His arms reaching
Why aren’t His hands healing
Why aren’t His words teaching
And if we are the body
Why aren’t His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way

Jesus is the way

Third Day – Mountain of God

Thought that I was all alone
Broken and afraid
But You were there with me
Yes, You were there with me

And I didn’t even know
That I had lost my way
But You were there with me
Yes, You were there with me

‘Til You opened up my eyes
I never knew
That I couldn’t ever make it
Without You

Even though the journey’s long
And I know the road is hard
Well, the One who’s gone before me
He will help me carry on
After all that I’ve been through
Now I realize the truth
That I must go through the valley
To stand upon the mountain of God

As I travel on the road
That You have led me down
You are here with me
Yes, You are here with me
I have need for nothing more
Oh, now that I have found
That You are here with me
Yes, You are here with me

I confess from time to time
I lose my way
But You are always there
To bring me back again

Sometimes I think of where it is I’ve come from
And the things I’ve left behind
But of all I’ve had, what I possessed
Nothing can quite compare
With what’s in front of me
With what’s in front of me

(After final Chorus)
I thought that I was all alone
Broken and afraid
But, You are here with me
Yes, You are here with me.

Matthew West – History

Its been a bad day, you’ve been looking back
And all you can see is everything you wish you could take back
All your mistakes, a world of regrets
All of those moments you would rather forget
I know it’s hard to believe
Let me refresh your memory

Chorus:
Yesterday is history
And history is miles away
So leave it all behind you
Let it always remind you of the day
The day that love made history

You know you can’t stay right where you fell
The hardest part is forgiving yourself
But let’s take a walk into today
And don’t let your past get in the way

Repeat chorus

Yeah Yeah

Would you believe that you are history
In the making, in the making
Every choice that you are making
Every step that you are taking
Every chain that you are breaking
History is in the making
Every word that you are saying
Every prayer that you are praying
Every chain that you are breaking
History is in the making
History is in the making
History is in the making

Repeat chorus

Yeah yeah
Oh history is in the making

Every word that you are saying
Every prayer that you are praying
Every chain that you are breaking
History is in the making
History is in the making
History is in the making

The Afters – You
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My heart is as frail as a dove
And my spirit is as weak as a rose
See my sorrow, feel my pain
You’re my refuge, You’re my reason
My strength in this beautiful place
That’s where I find God
That’s where I find God

~Chorus~
You’re in my heart, You’re in my soul
You are my heaven, You’re my home
You’re my best friend, You’re my true love
You are my treasure, You’re my God

I watch as the mountains fall down
And the rivers part at your feet
Your creation sings Your praise
Even winds obey and angels bow down
At Your beautiful voice
That’s where I find God

~Chorus~
You’re in my heart, You’re in my soul
You are my heaven, You’re my home
You’re my best friend, You’re my true love
You are my treasure, You’re my God
You’re my God

You’re in my heart, You’re in my soul
You are my heaven, You’re my home
You’re my best friend, You’re my true love
You are my treasure, You’re my hope
You are my peace, You are my joy
You are my Savior, You’re my God
You’re my God.

Hillsong – Point of Difference

the tide is turning
this is redemption’s hour
in the midst of a world lost for love
You are all we have now
the lost returning
salvation is all around
in the midst of the world broken down
You are all we have now
for You are God and this hope is ours
so Father open the skies
flood the earth with Your light
this is love
to break the world indifferent

our hearts are burning
a fire that won’t burn out
in the midst of a world that’s grown cold
You are all we have now
the earth resounding
the anthem of your renown
as we lift up our eyes
and look to Your glory

call us out
let the world see
You are God
and this hope is ours
so call us out
let the world see
You are God, as we sing

so Father open the skies
flood the earth with Your light
this is love
to break the world indifferent
as we lift up our eyes
fill our hearts with Your fire
in a world of sin
we’ll be different, the difference

our eyes are open
every chain now broken
in this world
we are different
let Your love become us
as we live to make You famous
in this world
we are different
so call us out
let the world see
You are God, as we sing

so call us out
let the world see
You are God
one and only
in this world
You are all we have now

BRIAN LITTRELL — “Over My Head”
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I tried to figure it out
Time and time again and time again
I guess there’s just some things I’ll never understand
‘Cause Your ways aren’t our ways
But deep down in my soul, down in my soul
There is one thing I know that I know

I’m in over my head
Right where I wanna be
I’m so lost within Your love
The love that always covers me
So high, so deep, so wide
A strong and cleansing tide
My soul has found a place to rest
I’m in over my head

I’ve been holding on
Now I’m letting go, just letting go
Gonna let Your love carry me away
I don’t know where I’m going
But I’m surrounded by the truth
And I can feel the current pulling me
Deeper into You

I’m in over my head
Right where I wanna be
I’m so lost within Your love
The love that always covers me
So high, so deep, so wide
A strong and cleansing tide
My soul has found a place to rest
I’m in over my head

You see me for who I am
You did reach out Your hand
You made me understand
That Your love has always covered me

“Nothing Left To Lose” Mat Kearney
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Something’s in the air tonight
The sky’s alive with a burning light
You can mark my words something’s about to break

And I found myself in a bitter fight
While I’ve held Your hand through the darkest night
Don’t know where You’re coming from but You’re coming soon

To a kid from Oregon by way of California
All of this is more than I’ve ever known or seen

Come on and we’ll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us
Come on and we’ll try, one last time
I’m off the floor one more time to find You
And here we go there’s nothing left to choose
And here we go there’s nothing left to lose

So I packed my car and I headed east
Where I felt Your fire and a sweet release
There’s a fire in these hills that’s coming down
And I don’t know much but I found You here
And I can not wait another year
Don’t know where You’re coming from but You’re coming soon

I can still hear the trains out my window
From Hobart Street to here in Nashville
I can still smell the pomegranates grow
And I don’t know how hard this wind will blow
Or where we’ll go

Newsboys – Take Me To Your Leader
http://www.last.fm/music/Newsboys/_/Take+Me+To+Your+Leader

Isabelle is a belly dancer with a kleptomaniac’s restraint
tried stealing Helena’s hand basket,
made a fast getaway, but McQueen she ain’t
at the courtroom Joshua judges her ruthlessly
on account of Ruth walking out on him
in the Big House Isabelle is a-telling all to
the chaplain who’s become her friend
she says: I don’t know why you care
I don’t know what’s out there
I don’t know where or how
just take me to your leader now
take me to your leader now

Justin is adjustin’ to the odor from
Theodore’s Evergreen Incense
but aroma therapy don’t make him any
younger than Oliver’s All Liver Supplements
his late mate Merrilee merrily said
immortality can’t be bought in a jar
this just in: Justin’s had enough of cure-alls,
gonna quiz the neighbor kid with the fish on his car

he says: I don’t know why you care
I don’t know what’s out there
I don’t know how it’s done
just take me to your leader, son

I see you’ve got the joy
I’ve seen you live it, boy
It’s real, it’s free, it’s fun,
so take me to your leader , son

They don’t know why we care
They don’t know what’s out there
They don’t know how it’s done
Let’s Take `Em To Our Leader’s Son

They see we’ve got the joy
They see us live it, oi
it’s real, it’s free, it’s fun,
Let’s Take `Em To Our Leader’s Son

Every Season — Nichole Nordeman
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Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and what’s to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

THE AFTERS – Never Going Back To OK
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It’s not the end but it feels like it is
I’m waking up like I’m back from the dead
I’m stepping out and it feels so free
But as long as I’m moving it’s alright
I feel alive and it hurts for a change
I’m looking back its hard to believe
That I was cool with the days that I wasted
Complacent and tasteless and bored
But that was yesterday
Chorus
We’re never going back to ok
We’re never going back to easy
We’re never going back to the way it was
We’re never going back to ok
This discontent, like a slap in the face
A mediocre I’ve had enough of this place
This party’s over and I’m moving away
From the frills of your Beverly Hills
That was yesterday
Chorus
We’re never going back to ok
We’re never going back to easy
We’re never going back to the way it was
We’re never going back to ok
We’re here to stay
This is our time
My only life
Our chance to live

RED – Breathe Into Me
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And this how it feels when I
Ignore the words you spoke to me
And this is where I lose myself
When I keep running away from you
And this who I am when I
Don’t know myself anymore
And this what I choose when
It’s all left up to me

Breathe your life into me
I can feel you
I’m falling, falling faster
Breathe your life into me
I still need you
I’m falling, falling
Breathe into me

And this how it looks when
I am standing on the edge
And this how I break apart
When I finally hit the ground
And this how it hurts when I
Pretend I don’t feel any pain
And this how I disappear
When I throw myself away

Hillsong United – Lead Me to the Cross

Savior I come
Quiet my soul / remember
Redemption’s hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
You are
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you’re risen

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Sara Groves – Why It Matters

Sit with me and tell me once again
Of the story that’s been told us
Of the power that will hold us
Of the beauty, of the beauty
Why it matters

Speak to me until I understand
Why our thinking and creating
Why our efforts of narrating
About the beauty, of the beauty
And why it matters

Like the statue in the park
Of this war torn town
And it’s protest of the darkness
And the chaos all around
With its beauty, how it matters
How it matters

Show me the love that never fails
The compassion and attention
Midst confusion and dissention
Like small ramparts for the soul
How it matters

Like a single cup of water
How it matters

Ginny Owens “If You Want Me To”
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The pathway is broken
And the signs are unclear
And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I’m gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to

Chorus:
‘Cause I’m not who I was
When I took my first step
And I’m clinging to the promise You’re not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will go through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When You lead me through a world that’s not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I’d never go alone

ya oh oh no

So when the whole world turns against me
And I’m all by myself
And I can’t hear You answer my cries for help
I’ll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the darkness if You want me to

When I cross over Jordan, I’m gonna sing, gonna shout
Gonna look into Your eyes and see You never let me down
So take me on the pathway that leads me home to You
And I will walk through the valley if You want me to

Yes, I will walk through the valley if You want me to

Stellar Kart “Me And Jesus”
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When there’s nowhere else to turn
All your bridges have been burned
Feels like you’ve hit rock bottom
Don’t give up it’s not the end
Open up your heart again
When you feel like no one
Understands where you are

Someone loves you even when you don’t think so
don’t you know
you got me and Jesus
by your side through the fight
you will never be alone on your own
you got me and Jesus

After all that we’ve been through
By now you know I’ve doubted too
But every time my head was in my
Hands you said to me (chorus)

Hold on to what we got
This is worth any cost so
Make the most of life
That’s borrowed
Love like there’s no tomorrow

D.C. Talk “Say the Words”

Solomon once wrote:
Better is open rebuke, than hidden love
So say the words…

Silence is golden but these are the words
That the world needs to hear

Terms of compassion will cause a reaction
As love drives them near

But still we choose to hide behind the face of pride
Pretending we are blind to the calling
This is my point and case, if hate can be erased
With such a simple phrase, why are we stalling?

(chorus)
Say the words, say the words, say I love you
Say the words I long to hear
Say the words, say the words, say I love you
Say the words I long to hear

Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it, say it
Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it

Some just assume we already know
Of the love that they feel

Some have a heartfelt emotion
But never the words to reveal

I think we all relate, so why are we afraid
To let our hearts convey what we’re feeling?
There is a world in need with hungry souls to feed
And love can intercede if we’re willing, so…

(repeat chorus)

Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it, say it
Ya gotta say it, ya gotta say it

The word love, well it was once overused
Back in the 70s the word was abused
But I refuse to let love be diluted
We can’t allow physical lust to intrude it
Or pollute it ’cause there ain’t no excuse
For the greatest gift of all to be abused
So choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don’t be afraid of the words I love you

(repeat chorus)

Choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don’t be afraid of the words I love you

Won’t you say the words
Say the words
Say the words I love you

Say the words
Say the words
Say them over and over

Choose to lose the pride that may tug at you
Don’t be afraid of the words I love you

Johnny Lang “My Love Remains”

Put on that smile, it’s time to face another day
Tell everybody everything’s o.k.
How much longer can you play this game?
Tell Me, how much more can you take?
I see the broken heart you try so hard to hide
I see the tears you hold back in your eyes
I sing the song that you might realize
You’re not alone and I’ll be there

Like the sun that continues to shine
Just beyond all the clouds in the sky
And if ever I seem to be so far away
Remember My love remains

I see the fear and doubt that paralyzes you
Could live your dreams but you never follow through
Open the door, I’ll come in if you want Me to
You’re not alone, and I’ll be there

Like the sun that continues to shine
Just beyond all the clouds in the sky
And if ever I seem to be so far away
Remember My love remains
Our love remains

Before there were mountains, seas or any stars above
You were loved
Know that when all of these cease to be
What will remain is you and Me
Forever, ever and ever
You’re not alone and I’ll be there

Like the sun that continues to shine
Just beyond all the clouds in the sky
And if trouble comes into your life
And even your best friends leave your side
And you can’t find the strength to fight
Well please keep this one thing in mind
And whenever it feels like I’m so far away
Remember My love remains
Never get by without your love
Whenever you need me, just call My name
My love remains

Mark Harris – “Find Your Wings”

It’s only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I’ll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I’ll want to know
You’re walking in the truth
And if I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

Chorus:
I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I’m here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories (Chorus)

It’s not living if you don’t reach for the sky
I’ll have tears as you take off
But I’ll cheer as you fly (Chorus)

“The Only Thing Good in Me” – Michael English

I heard someone say the other day
They’d seen in me true love displayed
Blessed by something I had done for them
No sooner did they speak those words
I found myself somehow disturbed
Uneasy as I took their compliment
‘Cause I know the heart inside this man
I know the truth of who I am

The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
I’ve lived long enough to know
No matter what this life may show
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus

If you could walk the hallways of my heart
And see things as they really are
I wonder if you might be surprised
Seeing faded walls of pride and fear
Rooms I’ve filled with faithless tears
And corners where I’ve stood in compromise
But you’d see the work His grace has done
You’d know just how far I’ve come

In a thousand years
When the dust of this world clears
And I look back on my life
And see in perfect light

“Gotta Serve Somebody” – Bob Dylan

You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You might be a rock ‘n’ roll addict prancing on the stage,
You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage,
You may be a business man or some high degree thief,
They may call you Doctor or they may call you Chief

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk,
You may be the head of some big TV network,
You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame,
You may be living in another country under another name

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a construction worker working on a home,
You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome,
You might own guns and you might even own tanks,
You might be somebody’s landlord, you might even own banks

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride,
You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side,
You may be workin’ in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair,
You may be somebody’s mistress, may be somebody’s heir

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk,
Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk,
You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread,
You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy,
You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy,
You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray,
You may call me anything but no matter what you say

You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You’re gonna have to serve somebody.
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

Everyday Sunday — Tell Me You’ll Be There
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=12466080&artid=4739883&profid=394635518&plid=

Here we go, on this road
And we’re not looking back, just looking ahead
I could see why You’d think
I’d want to be like You
And You know that it’s hard
But I’ve never fallen too far
To escape to a place from Your love

So tell me You’ll be there
Tell me You’re the cure
And tell me You’ll be waiting
When my face is on the floor
So when it rains
When it floods
When my face is in the mud
Will You be there
Tell me You’ll be there

Now it’s dark, but the sky
Has never seemed so bright
Come and save me from this field
Of uncertainty

Won’t You tell me now
Won’t You tell me now

David Crowder — You Never Let Go
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26639911&artid=2600511&profid=394635518&plid=

When clouds veil sun
And disaster comes
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul
When waters rise
And hope takes flight
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul

Ever faithful
Ever true
You I know
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go
You never let go

When clouds brought rain
And disaster came
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul
When waters rose
And hope had flown
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul
Oh, my soul

Oh, my soul
Overflows
Oh, what love, oh, what love
Oh, my soul
Fills hope
Perfect love that never lets go

Oh, what love, oh, what love
Oh, what love, oh, what love
In joy and pain
In sun and rain
You’re the same
Oh, You never let go

The Afters – Keeping Me Alive
From the album Never Going Back To OK
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28308311&artid=5002603&profid=394635518&plid=

It’s like I never lived
Before my life with You
So much was missing here
I never even knew
I still picture the place we were
When I fell into Your world

Chorus

My heart is in You
Where You go You carry me
I bleed
If You bleed
Your heart beats
Inside of me
You’re keeping me alive

I don’t know why I feel this way
But something’s right
You’re like the morning air
Before the light arrives
No more lonely and
No more night
No more secrets to hide

Chorus

Bridge

I’ll hold You near
Together, we’ll never die
Your love is keeping me alive

Chorus

Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes
From the album What If We
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28217911&artid=13129018&profid=394635518&plid=

Look down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight

Touch down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared

Chorus
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, He’s buying time

Chorus

I’ve been here a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just move and pass me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
I need a second glance
Give me a second chance
To see the way you’ve seen the people all along

Chorus

“Whatever You’re Doing” Sanctus Real
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=34457276&artid=15104421&profid=394635518&plid=

It’s time for healing time to move on
It’s time to fix what’s been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It’s time to find my way to where I belong
There’s a wave that’s crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

(Chorus)
Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace
It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see
but I’m giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender…
To…

(Chorus)

Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I’ve wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You’re up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It’s time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out

Casting Crowns – Slow Fade
From the album The Altar And The Door
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28404852&artid=1476415&profid=394635518&plid=
(altered lyrics slightly)

Be careful little mind what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little mind where you go
For it’s the little minds behind you that are sure to follow

Chorus
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little mind what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little mind what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

Chorus

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little mind what see
Oh be careful little mind what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little mind what you see
Label: Reunion Records

Chris Sligh – Empty Me
From the album Running Back To You

I’ve had just enough
Of the spotlight when it burns bright
To see how it gets in the blood
I’ve tasted my share
Of the sweet life and the wild ride
And found a little is not quite enough
I know how I can stray
And how fast my heart could change

Chorus:
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord, empty me of me so I can be filled with You

I’ve seen just enough
Of the quick buys of the best lies
To know how prodigals can be drawn away
I know how I can stray
And how fast my heart could change

Chorus:

‘Cause everything is a lesser thing
Compared to You, compared to You
‘Cause everything is a lesser thing
Compared to You, so I surrender all

Chorus:

Natalie Grant – I Will Not Be Moved
From the album Relentless
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26469835&artid=4988469&profid=394635518&plid=

I have been the wayward child
I have acted out
I have questioned Sovereignty
And had my share of doubt
And though sometimes my prayers feel like
They’re bouncing off the sky
The hand I hold won’t let me go
And is the reason why…

Chorus:
I will stumble
I will fall down
But I will not be moved
I will make mistakes
I will face heartache
But I will not be moved
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
I will not be moved

Bitterness has plagued my heart
Many times before
My life has been like broken glass
And I have kept the score
Of all my shattered dreams and though it seemed
That I was far too gone
My brokenness helped me to see
It’s grace I’m standing on

Chorus

And the chaos in my life
Has been a badge I’ve worn
Though I have been torn
I will not be moved

Chorus
Label: Curb Records

Phil Wickham – Divine Romance
From the album Phil Wickham
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28579675&artid=450765&profid=394635518&plid=

The fullness of Your grace is here with me
The richness of Your beauty’s all I see
The brightness of Your glory has arrived
In Your presence God, I’m completely satisfied

Chorus:
For You I sing I dance
Rejoice in this divine romance
Lift my heart and my hands
To show my love, to show my love

A deep deep flood, an Ocean flows from You
Of deep deep love, yeah it’s filling up the room
Your innocent blood, has washed my guilty life
In Your presence God I’m completely satisfied

Chorus (Repeats)

Third Day – Call My Name
From the album Revelation
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26586133&artid=13430232&profid=394635518&plid=

It’s been so long since
You felt like you were loved
So what went wrong
But do you know
There’s a place where you belong
Here in My Arms

Chorus:
When you feel like you’re alone in your sadness
It seems like no one else in this whole world cares
And you want to get away from the madness
You just call My name and I’ll be there
You just call My name and I’ll be there

The pain inside
Has erased your hope for love
Soon you will find
That I’ll give you all
That your heart could ever want
And so much more

Chorus:

You just call My name
You just call My name
Call My name say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive
Call My name say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive

You just call My name
You just call My name
You just call My name

The love I have for you is so alive
The love I have for you is so alive
You just call My name
You just call My name
You just call My name
Label: Essential Records

ZOEgirl – You Get Me
From the album Different Kind Of Free
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26570991&artid=998001&profid=394635518&plid=

Wonderful,
Is what I perceived,
This life would be:
Pain and problem free.
But over time,
I found reality,
And through it all I see,
That you’re the only one,
Who gets me.
(chorus)
I may be misunderstood,
Cuz I wouldn’t ever fake it;
You’re the only one who understands my pain.
Cuz you get me.
Doesn’t matter what they do,
What the think,
What they say,
At the end of the day,
I’m okay anyways.
Cuz you get me.
No more tears,
It’s a silent ride.
You’ve broken down all fears,
Cuz you’ve invaded all of me.
You know me better,
Than I know myself.
The key to my security,
Cuz there is no one else,
Who gets me.
(chorus)
I don’t care what the world may say,
I hear you calling my name,
And I reach for you,
Reach for you.
There is nothing that I’d rather do,
Than to worship you Lord,
I wanna worship you,
Worship you.
I’m Okay, I’m Okay, I’m Okay, I’m Okay.
(chorus)

Above The Golden State – Sound Of Your Name
From the album Above The Golden State
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=25846531&artid=9915894&profid=394635518&plid=

I tried and tried
A thousand times I tried to get to You
But I could never move
I had to lie
I’d fall behind and blame it all on You
‘Cause I still hate to lose

Oh … Oh … Oh
Oh … Oh … Oh

Chorus:
Towers fall and kingdoms crumble
Mountains bow and the earth will tremble
At the sound of Your name
The sound of Your name
The strong man falls to Him who humbles
The plans he made were bound to stumble
And only You remain
Only You remain

I cried and cried
A thousands tears I cried because of You
I lost my one excuse
I had to die
Along with everything inside of me removed
But now I live with You

Chorus:

So man can reach the sky
If he builds his own device
But still he’s far away from You
He’s underneath Your eyes
As he plans his own demise
What’s new to him is old to You

His kingdom fell and his heart was troubled
I feel the same, I feel the same
The strong man falls to Him who humbles
He demands a man who won’t stumble
And that’s why He came
And that’s why He came
Label: Sparrow Records

Plumb – In My Arms
From the album Blink
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=3063698&artid=9700709&profid=394635518&plid=

Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your curly cues
Your contagious smile
And as I watch
You start to grow up
All I can do
Is hold you tight
Knowing…

Chorus:
Clouds will rage and
Storms will race in
But you will be safe
In my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash around
But you will be safe
In my arms

Storybooks
Are full of fairytales
Of Kings and Queens
And the bluest skies
But my heart is torn
Just in knowing
You’ll someday see
The truth from lies
When the…

Chorus:

Bridge
Castles they might crumble
Dreams may not come true
But you are never all alone
Cause I will always
Always love you
Label: Curb Records

Stay Strong – Newsboys
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=4246347&artid=10675185&profid=394635518&plid=

You’re in the moment now
A bitter root
A wandering eye and then
The ties that bind start wearing thin, thin

You’re in the moment now
When all you’ve been blessed with
Is not enough
Here’s where the ground gets loose
Here’s where the devils call your bluff

Stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
There’s a new dawn to light our day, our day
You’ve gotta stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We’ve come too far to lose our way, our way

We’ve seen the tragic flaws
The tortured souls
The saints with feet of clay
Here’s where sin becomes cliché’

We’ve come through wilderness and watched
The cloud by day
The burning sky into dawn
Have you forgotten who you are?
Did you forget whose trip you’re on?

Stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
There’s a new dawn to light our day, our day
We’ve gotta stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We’ve come too far to lose our way, our way

Get up, there’s further to go
Get up, there’s more to be done
Get up, this witness is sure
Get up, this race can be won
This race can be won

We’ve gotta stay strong
You are not lost
Come on and fix your eyes ahead
Our Father’s dawn will light our day, our day
Come on and stay strong
His grip is sure
And His patience still endures
There’ll be no letting go today, no way

Come on, and stay strong
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We’ve come too far to lose our way, our way

Phil Wickham – True Love

Come close listen to the story
About a love more faithful than the morning
The Father gave his only son just to save us

The earth was shaking in the dark
All creation felt the Father’s broken heart
Tears were filling heaven’s eyes
The day that true love died, the day that true love died
When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died, the day that true love died

Search your heart, you know you can’t deny it
Come on, lose your life just so you can find it
The Father gave his only son just to save us

The earth was shaking in the dark
All creation felt the father’s broken heart
Tears were filling heaven’s eyes
The day that true love died, the day that true love died
When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died, the day that true love died

Now Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive
oh He is alive
He rose again

When blood and water hit the ground
Walls we couldn’t move came crashing down
We were free and made alive
The day that true love died, the day that true love died

Come close listen to the story

Sara Groves — Just Showed Up for My Own Life
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28428194&artid=1335855&profid=394635518&plid=

Spending my time sleep walking
Moving my mouth but not saying a thing
Hoping the changes would take by working their way from the outside in
I was in love with an idea
Preoccupied with how a life should appear
Spending my time at the surface repairing the holes in the shiny veneer

There are so many ways to hide
There are so many ways not to feel
There are so many ways to deny what is real

And I just showed up for my own life
And I’m standing here taking it in and it sure looks bright

I’m going to live my life inspired
Look for the holy in the common place
Open the windows and feel all that’s honest and real until I’m truly amazed
I’m going to feel all my emotions
I’m going to look you in the eyes
I’m going to listen and hear until it’s finally clear and it changes our lives

There are so many ways to hide
There are so many ways not to feel
There are so many ways to deny what is real

And I just showed up for my own life
And I’m standing here taking it in and it sure looks bright

Oh the glory of God is man fully alive
Oh the glory of God is man fully alive

There are so many ways to hide
There are so many ways not to feel
There are so many ways to deny what is real

And I just showed up for my own life
And I’m standing here taking it in and it sure looks bright

Sara Groves — Something Changed
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28428199&artid=1335855&profid=394635518&plid=

Something changed inside me broke wide open all spilled out
Till I had no doubt that something changed

Never would have believed it till I felt it in my own heart
In the deepest part the healing came

And I cannot make it
And I cannot fake it
And I can’t afford it
But it’s mine

Something so amazing in a heart so dark and dim
When a wall falls down and the light comes in

And I cannot make it
And I cannot fake it
And I can’t afford it
But it’s mine

Tenth Avenue North — By Your Side
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28649704&artid=14067549&profid=394635518&plid=

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don’t turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I’m not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I’ll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don’t fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world’s sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

(Chorus 2x)

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I’ll never let you go

(Chorus 2x)

Addison Road — Hope Now
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=26656796&artid=4926274&profid=394635518&plid=

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I’m Yours

(PRE-CHORUS)
I’m not my own
I’ve been carried by You
All my life

(CHORUS)
Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I’ll be ok and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

(CHORUS)
Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

(CHORUS 2)
Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free
You’ve become my hearts desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free

“Your Love Is Strong” Jon Foreman
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=1195822&artid=15477233&profid=394635518&plid=

Plays even if it’s raining…

http://play.rhapsody.com/jon-foreman/spring/your-love-is-strong?didAutoplayBounce=true

Heavenly Father
You always amaze me
Let Your kingdom come in my world
And in my life

Give me the food I need to live through today
And forgive me as I forgive the people that wrong me

Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

I look out the window
The birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune
Or out of place

I walk to the meadow
And stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl
On her wedding day

So why should I worry?
Why do I freak out?
God knows what I need!
You know what I need!

Your love is strong

The Kingdom of the Heavens
Is now advancing
Invade my heart
Invade this broken town

The Kingdom of the Heavens
Is buried treasure
Would you sell yourself
To buy the one you’ve found?

Two things You told me
That You are strong
And You love me,
Yes You love me

Your love is strong

Our God in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name above all names
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us, today, our daily bread
Forgive us weary sinners
Keep us far from our vices and
Deliver us from these prisons

Some seasonal music. I love how he sings “Shall I play for you?” the last two times.

“Little Drummer Boy” Mercy Me
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=28300257&artid=1694330&profid=394635518&plid=

Plays even if it’s raining:

http://www.rhapsody.com/mercyme/the-christmas-sessions/little-drummer-boy/lyrics.html

Come they told me
Pa rum pum pum pum
A newborn King to see
Pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King
Pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum
So to honor Him
Pa rum pum pum pum
When we come

Little Baby
Pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too
Pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring
Pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King
Pa rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum
Rum pum pum pum
Shall I play for You?
Pa rum pum pum pum
On my drum

Shall I play for You?
Shall I play for You?
Mary looked at me and nodded
The ox and lamb kept time
Oh I played my drum for Him
Oh I played my best for Christ

Then He smiled at me

Barlow Girls “O Holy Night”
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=8635567&artid=243623&profid=394635518&plid=

Oh holy night,
the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of
our dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world
in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared
and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope,
the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees,
O hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night divine, O night,
O night divine!

Truly He taught us
to love one another;
His law is love and
His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break
for the slave is our brother
And in His name
all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in
grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us
praise His holy name!
Christ is the Lord,
Oh praise His name forever,
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim
His pow’r and glory
evermore proclaim.

Fall on your knees,
O hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night divine, O night,
O night divine!

Casting Crowns “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
http://www.rhapsody.com/player?type=track&id=tra.23351348&remote=false&page=&pageregion=&guid=&from=&hasrhapx=false

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

And the bells are ringing
Like a choir they’re singing
In my heart I hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men

But the bells are ringing
Like a choir singing
Does anybody hear them?
Peace on earth, good will to men

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men

Then ringing singing on its way

The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men

And the bells they’re ringing
Like a choir they’re singing
And with our hearts we’ll hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men

Do you hear the bells they’re ringing?
The life the angels singing
Open up your heart and hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men

Peace on earth, Peace on earth
Peace on earth, Good will to men

Casting Pearls – Whole World In His Hands
http://music.myspace.com/Modules/MusicV2/Pages/PopUpPlayer.aspx?songid=34554502&artid=15481202&profid=394635518&plid=

When all around is fading
Nothing seems to last
When this day is filled with sorrow
Still I know with all my heart
(Chorus)
He’s got the whole world in his hands (2x’s)
I fear no evil for You are with me
Strong to deliver mighty to save
He’s got the whole world in His hands

When I walk through fire
I will not be burned
When the waves come crashing round me
Still I know with all my heart
(Chorus)
I fear no evil for You are with me
Strong to deliver mighty to save
He’s got the whole world in His hands

“Shadowfeet” by Brooke Fraser
http://www.rhapsody.com/player?type=track&id=tra.20767244&remote=false&page=&pageregion=&guid=&from=&hasrhapx=false

Walking, stumbling on these shadow feet
toward home, a land that I’ve never seen
I am changing: less and less asleep
made of different stuff than when I began
and I have sensed it all along
fast approaching is the day

when the world has fallen out from under me
I’ll be found in You, still standing
when the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in You

There’s distraction buzzing in my head
saying in the shadows it’s easier to stay
but I’ve heard rumors of true reality
whispers of a well-lit way

You make all things new

When the world has fallen out from under me
I’ll be found in You, still standing
Every fear and accusation under my feet
when time and space are through
I’ll be found in You

In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel (redone by a girl, don’t know who, but Mr. Gabriel of course takes the cake)

Love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place You are

all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in Your eyes
the light the heat
in Your eyes
I am complete
in Your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in Your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in Your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in Your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in Your eyes

Love, I don’t like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with You to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in Your eyes
the light the heat
in Your eyes
I am complete
in Your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in Your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in Your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in Your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in Your eyes
in Your eyes in Your eyes
in Your eyes in Your eyes
in Your eyes in Your eyes

Sanctus Real – I’m Not Alright

http://www.last.fm/music/Sanctus+Real/_/I’m+Not+Alright+(The+Face+Of+Love+)

If weakness is a wound
That no one wants to speak of
Then “cool” is just how far we have to fall

I am not immune
I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall

Can I lose my need to impress?
If you want the truth, I need to confess

(chorus)
I’m not alright
I’m broken inside
broken inside
And all I go through
It leads me to You
it leads me to You

Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
‘Til everything I hide behind is gone

And when I’m open wide
With nothing left to cling to
Only You are there to lead me on

‘Cause honestly, I’m not that strong

(chorus)

And I move closer to You

I’m not alright I’m broken inside, broken inside, broken inside
And all I go through leads me to You, leads me to You
I’m not alright, I’m not alright
I’m not alright…that’s why I need You

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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