Music

Song Lyrics to Inspire You…

Music is a great way to boost your mood when you are feeling down and need some encouragement. Download these favorite songs from itunes and create your own personal music CD, or visit your local Christian bookstore. Listening to music is a practical, inexpensive solution to help you take your mind off your circumstances and re-focus your attention on God. Listen to others’ REAL LIFE stories and realize you are not alone in your pain. Find HOPE for your journey.

The Motions

by Matthew West

This might hurt, it’s not safe

But I know that I’ve gotta make a change

I don’t care if I break,

At least I’ll be feeling something

‘Cause just okay is not enough

Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions

I don’t wanna go one more day

without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,

“What if I had given everything,

instead of going through the motions?”

No regrets, not this time

I’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind

Let Your love make me whole

I think I’m finally feeling something

‘Cause just okay is not enough

Help me fight through the nothingness of this life

 

I Will Rise

by Chris Tomlin

There’s a peace I’ve come to know

Though my heart and flesh may fail

There’s an anchor for my soul

I can say “It is well”

Jesus has overcome

And the grave is overwhelmed

The victory is won

He is risen from the dead

[Chorus:]

And I will rise when He calls my name

No more sorrow, no more pain

I will rise on eagles’ wings

Before my God fall on my knees

And rise

I will rise

There’s a day that’s drawing near

When this darkness breaks to light

And the shadows disappear

And my faith shall be my eyes

 

Wait and See

by Brandon Heath

I’ve been trouble since the day that I got here

Trouble till the day that I disappear

That’ll be the day that I finally get it right

There is hope for me yet

Because God won’t forget

All the plans he’s made for me

I have to wait and see

He’s not finished with me yet

Chorus

Still wondering why I’m here

Still wrestling with my fear

But oh, He’s up to something

And the farther on I go

I’ve seen enough to know

That I’m, not here for nothing

He’s up to something

 

I Will Not Be Moved

by Natalie Grant

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

And the chaos in my life

Has been a badge I’ve worn

Though I have been torn

I will not be moved

 

He Is

by Mark Schultz

Father, let the world just fade away

Let me feel your presence in this place

Lord, ive never been so weary

How i need to know youre near me

Father, let the world just fade away

Till im on my knees

Till my heart can sing

Father, let your holy spirit sing

Let it calm the storm inside of me

As I stand amazed

Lift my hands and say

He is

He was

He always will be

He lives

He loves

Hes always with me

Even when it feels like there is no one holding me

Be still, my soul

Through every fear

And every doubt

And every tear i shed

Down every road

Im not alone

No matter where i am

Be still, my soul

Be still, and know

He is

 

You’re Not Shaken

by Phil Stacey

I am sinking in the river that is raging

I am drowning

Will I ever, rise to breathe again

I wanna know why

I just wanna understand

Will I ever know why?

How could this be from Your hand?

/Chorus/

When every little thing that I have dreamed would be just slips away like water through my hands

And when it seems the walls of my beliefs are crashing down like they’re all made of sand

I won’t, let go of You now

because I know, oh, You’re not shaken

I am trembling in the darkness of my own fear

All the questions with no answers

So grip me while I’m here

And I may never know why

Oh I may not understand

But I will lift up my eyes,

and trust this is Your plan

/Chorus/

When I am in the valley

of the shadow of death

You’re right here beside me and

You have never left

You’re not shaken

 

Revelation

by Third Day

My life,

Has led me down the road that’s so uncertain

And now I am left alone and I am broken,

Trying to find my way,

Trying to find the faith that’s gone

This time,

I know that you are holding all the answers

I’m tired of losing hope and taking chances,

On roads that never seem,

To be the ones that bring me home

Give me a revelation,

Show me what to do

Cause I’ve been trying to find my way,

I haven’t got a clue

Tell me should I stay here,

Or do I need to move

Give me a revelation

I’ve got nothing without You

I’ve got nothing without You

My life,

Has led me down this path that’s ever winding

Through every twist and turn I’m always finding,

That I am lost again (I am lost again)

Tell me when this road will ever end

I don’t know where I can turn

Tell me when will I learn

Won’t You show me where I need to go

Let me follow Your lead,

I know that it’s the only way that I can get back home

I’ve got nothing without You

 

Only Grace

by Matthew West

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

And if you should fall again

Get back up, get back up

Reach out and take my hand

 

There Will Be a Day

by Jeremy Camp

I try to hold on to this world with everything I have

But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab

The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,

that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings

That there will be a place with no more suffering

[Chorus]

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears

There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face

But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always

I know the journey seems so long

You feel you’re walking on your own

But there has never been a step

Where you’ve walked out all alone

[Chorus]

Troubled soul don’t lose your heart

Cause joy and peace he brings

And the beauty that’s in store

Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting

I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced

To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery this is why this is why I sing

 

That’s What Faith Can Do

by Kutless

Everybody falls sometimes

Gotta find the strength to rise

From the ashes and make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache

You think its more than you can take

But you are stronger, stronger than you know

Don’t you give up now

The sun will soon be shining

You gotta face the clouds

To find the silver lining

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard

Impossible is not a word

It’s just a reason for someone not to try

Everybody’s scared to death

When they decide to take that step

Out on the water

It’ll be alright

Life is so much more

Than what your eyes are seeing

You will find your way

If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains

Hope that doesn’t ever end

Even when the sky is falling

And I’ve seen miracles just happen

Silent prayers get answered

Broken hearts become brand new

That’s what faith can do

That’s what faith can do!

Even if you fall sometimes

You will have the strength to rise

 

Forgiven

by Sanctus Real

Well the past is playing with my head

And failure knocks me down again

I’m reminded of the wrong

That I have said and done

And that devil just wont let me forget

In this life

I know what I’ve been

But here in your arms

I know what I am

I’m forgiven

I’m forgiven

And I don’t have to carry

The weight of who I’ve been

Cause I’m forgiven

My mistakes are running through my mind

And I’ll relive my days, in the middle of the night

When I wrestle with my pain, struggle with my pride

Sometimes I feel alone, and I cry

When I don’t think and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere

When I don’t measure up to much in this life

Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ ‘

 

What Life Would Be Like

by Big Daddy Weave

I wish I was more of a man

Have you ever felt that way

And if I had to tell you the truth

I’m afraid I’d have to say

That after all I’ve done and failed to do

I feel like less than I was meant to be

What if I could fix myself

Maybe then I could get free

I could try to be somebody else

Who’s much better off than me

But I need to remember this

That it’s when I’m at my weakest

I can clearly see

He made the lame walk and the dumb talk

And He opened blinded eyes to see

That the sun rises on His time

Yet He knows our deepest desperate need

And the world waits while His heart aches

To realize the dream

I wonder what life would be like if we let Jesus live thru you and me

What if you could see yourself thru another pair of eyes

What if you could hear the truth

Instead of old familiar lies

What if you could feel inside

The power of the hand that made the universe You’d realize

All our hearts they burn within us

All our lives we’ve longed for more

So let us lay our lives before the one who gave His life for us

 

Slow Fade

by Casting Crowns

Be careful little eyes what you see

It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings

Be careful little feet where you go

For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

Be careful little ears what you hear

When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near

Be careful little lips what you say

For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

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

 

By Your Side

by Tenth Avenue North

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?

Chorus:

Cause I’ll be by your side wherever you fall

In the dead of night whenever you call

Please don’t fight these Hands

that are holding you

My Hands are holding you

Look at these Hands, at 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

And I want you to know

That I, I’ll love you

 

Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly)

by Sanctus Real

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…

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 to release all my held back tears

You’re up to something bigger than me

 

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

And 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”

I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth

 

East To West

by Casting Crowns

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’ve 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 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

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin

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

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

I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word 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