46 – Mars Hill Music: The Modern Post


Psalm 46

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Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend
Verse 1
Come and stand before your maker / Full of wonder full of fear
Come behold his power and glory / Yet with confidence draw near
For the one who holds the heavens / And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us / With an unrelenting love

Rejoice! / Come and lift your hands and raise your voice / He is worthy of all praise
Rejoice! / Sing the mercies of your king / And with trembling, rejoice

Verse 2
We are children of the promise / The beloved of the Lord
Won with everlasting kindness / Bought with sacrificial blood
Bringing reconciliation / To a world that longs to know
The affections of a father / Who will never let them go

Verse 3
All our sickness all our sorrows / Jesus carried up the hill
He has walked this path before us / He is walking with us still
Turning tragedy to triumph / Turning agony to praise
There is blessing in the battle / So take heart and stand amazed

Alternate Chorus
Rejoice! / When you cry to him he hears your voice / He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice! / In the midst of suffering / He will help you sing...

My One Comfort

Dustin Kensrue

My one comfort both in life and death / Is that I am not my own
I was bought with blood and I confess / I belong to you alone

By the Father’s good decree / Jesus you’ve delivered me
By your spirit set me free / To follow you

Jesus you have taken hold of me / And in your grip of grace I’m finally free

Heidelberg Catechism

Q. 1: What is thy only comfort in life and death?

A: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.

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God Is Good

Dustin Kensrue

Verse 1
Even when it seems the answer’s no / The promises of God all find their yes
In Christ who worked the Father’s will below / That all who run to Him would find their rest.

Verse 2
And even when it seems He hides his face / And darkness seems to be our only friend
We look to Christ who suffered in our place / That one day all our suffering would end

God is good all of the time / All of the time, God is good
God is good all of the time / God is good

Verse 3
And even when seems He pays no mind / We have a guarantee of his great love
In Christ who came and left his crown behind / That one day we would reign with him above

Lord we believe, But help our unbelief
Lord we believe, But help our hearts to sing (…that)

Outro Chorus
You are good all of the time / All of the time You are good
You are good all of the time / You are good

Grace Alone

Dustin Kensrue

tVerse 1
I was an orphan, lost at the fall; Running away when I’d hear you call
But Father, you worked your will
I had no righteousness of my own; I had no right to draw near your throne
But Father, you loved me still

Chorus 1
And in love, before you laid the world’s foundation / You predestined to adopt me as your own
You have raised me up so high above my station / I’m a child of God by grace, and grace alone

Verse 2
You left your home to seek out the lost; You knew the great and terrible cost
But Jesus, your face was set
I worked my fingers down to the bone; But nothing I did could ever atone
But Jesus, you paid my debt

Chorus 2
By your blood I have redemption and salvation / Lord you died that I might reap what you have sown
And you rose that I might be a new creation / I am born again by grace, and grace alone

Verse 3
I was darkness all of my life, I never knew the day from the night,
But Spirit, you made me see.
I swore I knew the way on my own; Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone
But Spirit, you moved in me.

Chorus 3
And At your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened
On my darkened heart the light of Christ has shone
Called into a kingdom that cannot shaken / Heaven’s citizen by grace, and grace alone.

So I’ll stand in faith by grace, and grace alone / I will run the race by grace, and grace alone
I will slay my sin by grace, and grace alone / I will reach the end by grace, and grace alone

It’s Not Enough

Dustin Kensrue and Brian Eichelberger

tVerse 1
Though all the wealth of men was mine to squander / And towers of ivory rose beneath my feet
Were palaces of pleasure mine to wander / The sum of it would leave me incomplete
Though every soul would hold my name in honor / And truest love was always by my side
My praises sung by grateful sons and daughters / My soul would never still be satisfied

It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could walk the world forever till my shoes were filled with blood 
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

Verse 2
Though I could live for all to lift them higher / Or spend the centuries seeking light within
Though I indulged my every dark desire / Exhausting every avenue of sin

Chorus 2
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
I could right all wrongs, or ravage everything beneath the sun
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

To make me whole / It’s not enough, it never was
Awake my soul / It’s not enough, it never was

Chorus 3
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
Though all would bow to me till I could drink my fill of fear and love
It’s not enough, it’s not enough

Reminds Bryan of The Grey by Thrice: Talked a bit on ep. 32. 32 – Earth Has No Sorrow: Dustin Kensrue’s Deconstruction, Review of “The Grey” by Thrice, and Reviews of “Departures” and “Jesus, I Have My Doubts” by Jon Foreman – Balm in Gilead 

Come Lord Jesus

Dustin Kensrue

Come Lord Jesus, come / Come Lord Jesus, come
Come Lord Jesus, come / Come Lord Jesus, come

Verse 1
Come again to claim your own / Come to reap what you have sown
All creation weeps and groans for you
It’s to you that we belong / It’s to you we lift our song
How our spirits look and long for you

Verse 2
Like a thief in dead of night / Come, our everlasting light
Let your brilliance shame the brightest day
With your voice like endless seas / Wielding swords and stars and keys
Bring the nations to their knees we pray

Verse 3
For though fitful is our flame / You’re from age to age the same
Jesus faithful is your name, and true
So until the sun does rise / Till your trumpets rend the skies
Help us keep our restless eyes on you

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