Listening: Background Song

Listening: Background Song

I could play the background
I could play the background
'Cause I know sometimes I get in the way
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
So won't You take the lead, lead, lead?
And I could play the background, background
And you could take the lead

It's evident you run the show, so let me back down
You take the leading role, and I'll play the background
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines
I'm sticking to your script, and I'm reading all your signs (Aye)
I don't need my name in lights, (Aye) I don't need a starring role
Why gain the whole wide world, If I'm just going lose my soul?
And my ways ain't purified, don't live according to Your Word
I can't endure this life without Your wisdom being heard
So word to every dancer for a pop star
'Cause we all play the background, but mine's a rockstar
Yeah, so if you need me I'll be stage right
Praying the whole world would start embracing stage fright
So let me fall back, stop giving my suggestions
'Cause when I follow my obsessions, I end up confessin'
That I'm not that impressive, matter of fact
I'm who I are, a trail of stardust leading to the superstar

Listening: Don't Waste Your Life Song

Listening: Don't Waste Your Life Song

We're created for Him
Outta the dust he made us for Him
Elects us and he saves us for Him
Jesus comes and he raises for Him
Magnify the Father why bother with something lesser
He made us so we could bless Him
To the world we confess Him, resurrects Him
So I know I got life
Matter fact better man I know I got Christ
If you don't see His ways in my days and nights
You can hit my brakes you can stop my life
Then I lost my rights
I lost my life
Forget the money cars and toss that ice
The cost is Christ
And they could never offer me anything on the planet that would cost that price.

Listening: Made Alive Song

Listening: Made Alive Song

I once was dead in sin, alone, and hopeless
A child of wrath I walked, condemned in darkness
But your mercy brought new life, and in your love and kindness
Raised me up with Christ, and made me righteous

You have bought me back with the riches of
Your amazing grace and relentless love
I'm made alive forever with you, life forever
By your grace I'm saved

Listening: New Every Morning Song

Listening: New Every Morning Song

In the beginning, you hovered over the water
You broke an unbroken silence
You spoke light into darkness
And there was light

In the beginning, we were made in your image
And we were naked without shame
Till we fell for the darkness
And there was night

Your mercies are new
Your mercies are new
New every morning
Your mercies are new
Your mercies are new
New every morning

In the beginning, there was the Word and he was God
And the Word was with God
And he dwelt among us
And there was life

Listening: Wood and Nails Song

Listening: Wood and Nails Song

O humble carpenter, down on your hands and knees, 
look on your handiwork and build a house
so you may dwell in Me, 
so you may dwell in Me. 

REFRAIN 1: 
The work was done with nothing but
wood and nails in Your scar-borne hands
O show me how to work and praise
trusting that I am Your instrument. 

VERSE 2: 
O loving laborer with the sweat upon your face, 
oh, build a table that I may too may join you
in the Father’s place
oh, in the Father’s place! 

Listening: Be Thou My Vision Oh Lord of My Heart Hymn Song

Listening: Be Thou My Vision Oh Lord of My Heart Hymn Song

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart

Listening: God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash

Listening: God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, "John go do My will!"

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Listening: Sing Like Never Before Album by Matt Redman

Listening: Sing Like Never Before Album by Matt Redman

Matt Redman has put together a great album to listen and even sing-along to. There's several songs that are hymn-like and for the collective of people singing anthemically. Meaning, historical hymns tend to be rich with biblical truths and realities. There are also songs that reflect or mirror the inability sometimes to express in a breath of words and retain simplicity to repetition and summary like in Revelation 4:8, " ... Day and night they never cease to say, 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!'" The first three songs of Matt Rodman's album, Sing Like Never Before, are tremendous and reflect these truths: 1) 10,000 Reasons (Psalms; Bless the Lord); 2) Our God; and 3) Better is One Day. Regardless, let the cause of our song not be a song but the God who created us to sing