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Why
Ready To Ride
What Your Grace Can Do
What Of Love
Rain
Clarity
Concerns
Tidal Wave
Through My Window
My Blindness
Free
Sunset
Chasing After


Why

Scorn the use of Jesus name
Bid farewell to guilt and shame
You assault me with the lie
As I just stand idly by
I will scream for earthly things
But won't whisper for the King
You are right the truth is dead
When I keep it in my head

fear has come, pressing so strong inside of me
I've made my choice, suppressed my voice silence is free

Why am I afraid of living out the truth?
When I am dying of my sin sweetened tooth
Though I fall I'll never fall away from you
Why am I afraid of living out the truth?

I forsake my saviors might
As I push him from my sight
All alone I choose to stay
Hidden deep within my cave
Could I leave and face the storm
With a faith that's so lukewarm?
It's a fence too thin to ride
Hot or cold I must decide

A fear has come, pressing so strong inside of me
I've made my choice, suppressed my voice silence is free

Why am I afraid of living out the truth?
When I am dying of my sin sweetened tooth
Though I fall I'll never fall away from you
Why am I afraid of living out the truth?

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Ready To Ride

Sixth street sun is going down.
Pavement's cool underneath.
A vagrant so they say in town
seems that mercy can't compete.
Sleeping in a doorway
near the docks of Oyster Bay
thirteen years and carrying shame
never hearing the voice of the One who took his blame.
A whisper - he raised his head.

Surrendered out do you believe?
Are you ready to ride the train?
Abandoned not by Love you'll see
if you're ready to ride.

A one-piece paper suitcase,
a past whose future was foretold,
a life not made for dying,
instead the mystery began to unfold.
Unfolding - he raised his head.

Surrendered out do you believe?
Are you ready to ride the train?
Abandoned not by Love you'll see
if you're ready to ride.

Born into despair an orphan child,
will You care for me?
And like the train that saved me
adopted by love eternally.
Opening His arms He wants you rich, you poor, you black, you white.
Receive His love that runs so deep, and high, and long, and wide.

Surrendered out do you believe?
Are you ready to ride the train?
Abandoned not by Love you'll see
if you're ready to ride.

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What Your Grace Can Do

Standing alone in a room full of faces
locked up inside in a world I created
distant memories are falling
through these silent tears that hold me here.
But still I keep hoping, knowing through it all
there is a Love so strong and I see...

way beyond this broken life,
way beyond the fall.
In Your eyes I found a peace that carries me on
and it's brought me to the Truth.
This is what Your grace can do.

This kiss of repose has wakened me softly.
Through a cradle of rest You've quietly brought me.
I'm surrounded by mercy. As Your love unfolds, it makes me whole.
I'll follow Your promise as my will gets lost
deep within Your arms and I see...

way beyond this broken life,
way beyond the fall.
In Your eyes I found a peace that carries me on
and it's brought me to the Truth.
This is what Your grace can do.

There's a shelter at the cross where You gave me
all the strength inside my heart to lead me on.
Knowing You're with me
I'm surrounded by mercy as my will gets lost
deep within Your arms 'cause I see...

way beyond this broken life,
way beyond the fall.
In Your eyes I found a peace that carries me on
and it's brought me to the Truth.
This is what Your grace can do.

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What Of Love

Broken memories found you there
lost inside a silent prayer.
You didn't know me (these things that hold me here)
Locked up inside (under my silent tears).

I guess you left your soul behind
that night the stars became your guide.
(You said) I'm better off creating my own reality.
Nothing is lost in the search to find your own destiny.

What of love? What of life?
What of the everlasting sacrifice?
What of joy in the pain?
It's still the same as yesterday.
What of love?

It was Fall two years ago
the day the rain turned into snow.
I'll be all right. (These things that hold me here)
There's no reason to stay. (Under my silent tears)

What of love? What of life?
What of the everlasting sacrifice?
What of joy in the pain?
It's still the same as yesterday.
What of love?

On the mountain burning bright, He's an all consuming fire.
There He waits for you, to return from your dark desire.

What of love? What of life?
What of the everlasting sacrifice?
What of joy in the pain?
It's still the same as yesterday.
What of love?

He is love. He is life.
He is the sacrifice.
Joy in the pain, He's still the same as yesterday.
He is Love.

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Rain

Green and wide open a soft meadow calls
out to a very young girl - a world with no walls.
Smiling she fashions her first daisy chain.
Now dancing she sees it - the coming of rain.

And the wind begins to blow stormy clouds across the plain.
Her little lips they tremble to know am I safe in the rain?

Tiny heart beating, fears well defined.
Two tiny feet retreating the chain dropped behind.
But words from her Father resound like a drum:
My Love is unending, My child let it come.

And the wind begins to blow stormy clouds across the plain.
Her little lips they tremble to know am I safe in the rain?

Though the skies begin to pour a gentle peace relieves her strain.
She feels a Love so real its warm. I am safe in the rain.

Lord, come; please come, like the rain.
I'm not afraid anymore. Let it come.
Lord, let it pour. Your Love is like the rain.

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Clarity

A simple picture lies within the haze today
kept by gray uncertainty, the cloud of my complacent ways.

Somewhere just beyond the darkness of this place (standing here)
You unveil Your glory, even through the dim I see it clear.

Quiet water echoes back the melody of songs unheard
Your face reflected there, now lucid where it once was blurred.

All around the light is changing shining through the fog I see.
You're giving me a new perspective, one of clarity.

A glimmer once imagined, now revealed in Truth You hold.
In imminence I wait each day and watch Your mystery unfold.

All around the light is changing shining through the fog I see.
You're giving me a new perspective, one of clarity. (2x)

instrumental bridge

All around the light is changing shining through the fog I see.
You're giving me a new perspective, one of clarity. (3x)

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Concerns

Standing in a sea of people - so many voices.
Faces shaped by different stories - so many choices.
From the pauper to the wealthy man
from the high down to the low,
Does our star shine any brighter?
Everybody wants to know.

It concerns me.
Do I know You know my name in this crowded place?
Do I know You're not ashamed of my life's disgraces?
Do You wash my sins away so I don't wear stains?
It concerns me.

Staring at this sea of people - I hear them calling.
Each one seeking self-perfection - I see them falling.
Did You really heal the dying man?
Did You really save his soul?
Could this God wash one like me?
Everybody wants to know.

It concerns me.
Do I know You know my name in this crowded place?
Do I know You're not ashamed of my life's disgraces?
Do You wash my sins away so I don't wear stains?
It concerns me.

I might as well be nameless the times I feel so small.
But all the love You sent is evidence. You see me standing tall.

It concerns me.
Do I know You know my name in this crowded place?
Do I know You're not ashamed of my life's disgraces?
Do You wash my sins away so I don't wear stains?
It concerns me.

And I know You know my name in this crowded place.
And I know You're not ashamed of my life's disgraces.
You wash my sins away so I don't wear stains.

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Tidal Wave

Grand ocean reaching boundlessly
into the skyline
where the waters end, the shores run free -
A perfect design
made for me to tend.
Sad You needed Your own Son to send
when my footprints are always left behind
and the path forever meets the day
I think I'm needing a tidal wave.

An old intriguing wooden pier
running into the sea,
a stretch of shoreline smooth and clear
separating the pier and me.
Step forward slightly
careful so my marks won't taint the sand.
But from the pier I turn to see
a broken path that leads to where I stand.
Dark impressions and You weep
takes a heavy heel to sink so deep.

When my footprints are always left behind
and the path forever meets the day
I think I'm needing a tidal wave.
What could ever clean the path I left behind
if the water sweeps my prints away?
I think I'm needing a tidal wave.

A garden made for me to tend
I fail so You had to send
Your one and only gracious Son,
coming like a tidal wave
rinsing all I have done.

When my footprints are always left behind
and the path forever meets the day
I think I'm needing a tidal wave.
What could ever clean the path I left behind
if the water sweeps my prints away?
I think I'm needing a tidal wave.

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Through My Window

I can see the slender arms of trees
stir color in their leaves through my window.
I can hear early morning childish birds
beckon without words through my window.
But for me to touch with my own hand
takes a speck of time or sand.
But my window, but my window…

To stand up to a furnace, to hurl a tiny stone,
to step out on the water not to drown,
no pioneer has planted foot upon new ground sitting down.

Faint cry from across the tracks
around the corner through my window.
I can hear the yearning of the hungry
that I can't feed through my window, through my window.

To stand up to a furnace, to hurl a tiny stone,
to step out on the water not to drown,
no pioneer has planted foot upon new ground sitting down.(2x)

I can sit. I can gaze
through my window and still sing praise
but You want me on my feet.
Perseverance can complete what my faith tells me I know I can't reach it through my window.

To stand up to a furnace, to hurl a tiny stone,
to step out on the water not to drown,
no pioneer has planted foot upon new ground sitting down. (2x)

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My Blindness

The only sky he ever knew was in his head.
Blue didn't make much sense and clouds formed like they said.
And so the question was "Who cursed this man?"
Trapped inside himself in his dark land
as long as daylight shines the working must be done.

Warm sun and winds are singing.
Sandals sound a man approaching.
A gentle voice rings out and then He
touches my face.

Jesus healed my blindness,
lifted up the veil and His light poured on my face.
Jesus healed my blindness with His Love.
I am alive in His grace.

The ship was filling fast and soon would leave the port.
They thought they lived the life and refused to climb aboard.
And so the mighty craft set sail, left behind were those with blinding veils.
You say that you can see then why does guilt remain?

Warm sun and winds are singing.
Sandals sound a man approaching.
A gentle voice rings out and then He
touches my face.

Jesus healed my blindness,
lifted up the veil and His light poured on my face.
Jesus healed my blindness with His Love.
I am alive in His grace.

Forgive my human ways all the times I'm off my knees.
I'm just walking backwards faster and faster seeking blindly for my peace.

Jesus healed my blindness,
lifted up the veil and His light poured on my face.
Jesus healed my blindness with His Love.
I am alive in His grace. (2x)

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Free

I wanted to live like You.
I wanted to follow.
Follow like the beggars walking at Your heels on the road.
But still I slipped between all the cracks the world can form.
Without Your watching there's a pit you fall below.
And I fell below but You...

You offered out Your hand to me and I grabbed ahold to see
the darkness of the hole I found was nothing like Your light and I'm free.
When I close my eyes I fall.
Life so fragile - not Your Love at all
Like the water in the sea Your Love's inside my soul, now I'm free.

The rays were beating down when suddenly the storm clouds
covered up the sky and rang the fisherman's alarm.
But He was silent sleeping tucked in the corner when they
woke Him up He saw their fear and the wind and waves went calm.
Like You made me calm when…

You offered out Your hand to me and I grabbed ahold to see
the darkness of the hole I found was nothing like Your light and I'm free.
When I close my eyes I fall.
Life so fragile - not Your Love at all
Like the water in the sea Your Love's inside my soul, now I'm free.

Instrumental Bridge

You offered out Your hand to me and I grabbed ahold to see
the darkness of the hole I found was nothing like Your light and I'm free.
When I close my eyes I fall.
Life so fragile - not Your Love at all
Like the water in the sea Your Love's inside my soul, now I'm free.

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Sunset

Her golden treasures radiate from skies above.
Vast flowing colors form a symbol of Your Love.
Oh no she can't touch You.
Oh no she can't see You.
But Your splendor's all around her. She says...

I don't need to see You, You're in the sunset
as You descend my shadow dies.
Yellow fades in red horizons. I don't need to see You.
You're in the sunset.

She comes at dusk when the water's always clearer
so she can see that perfect image glowing off an endless mirror.
Oh no she can't touch You.
Oh no she can't see You
but Your splendor's all around her. She says...

I don't need to see You, You're in the sunset
as You descend my shadow dies.
Yellow fades in red horizons. I don't need to see You.
You're in the sunset.

I cast my doubts far away from such a hand
that paints these inspirations so my mind can understand. Now I say...

I don't need to see You, You're in the sunset
as You descend my shadow dies.
Yellow fades in red horizons. I don't need to see You.
You're in the sunset.

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Chasing After

In my mind dreams grow wild.
I catch the breeze it sends my feet to fly.
And on I go in my own world of glory
just like I'm living in a fairy story.

But in the end I'm only chasing after the wind.

What could I acquire to make my heart delight in what it finds?
Nothing I desire can bring me joy like You.

The wind leads on dancing through the trees
tripping over meadow brooks, rustling the leaves.
And so I follow intent to taste the bliss,
to relish in the feast or awaken to a lover's kiss.

But in the end I'm only chasing after the wind.

What could I acquire to make my heart delight in what it finds?
Nothing I desire can bring me joy like You. (2x)

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