46 – Mars Hill Music: The Modern Post
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Songs we discussed
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 Chorus 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
tVerse 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 Chorus By the Father’s good decree / Jesus you’ve delivered me By your spirit set me free / To follow you Bridge Jesus you have taken hold of me / And in your grip of grace I’m finally free
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.
God Is Good
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 Chorus 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 Bridge 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
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. Tag 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 Chorus 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 Bridge 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
Chorus 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