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My Everything

EVERYTHING

Find me here, and speak to me
I want to feel you, I need to hear you
You are the light that’s leading me to the place
Where I find peace again

You are the strength that keeps me walking
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the life to my soul
You are my purpose
You’re everything

And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

You calm the storms and you give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You won’t let me fall
You steal my heart and you take my breath away
Would you take me in, take me deeper now

And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?
And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Cause you’re all I want, you’re all I need
You’re everything, everything
Everything, everything

And how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?

Kate Holms/Sarah Blackwood

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Lament

You seem so far from us,
We cannot hear Your voice;
You led our hearts to trust,
That you would be our guide.

Why have You hid from us?
We cannot see Your face;
You said You’d be enough,
But faith is at a strain.

Where would our hearts go if we turned from You?
Would we run into the dark?
Yet, in the darkness it is light to You,
Even there we’re in Your arms.

“Father, how long?” we cry,
Will You be deaf to us?
We wait on lonely nights,
For You to be our light.

Where would our hearts go if we turned from You?
Would we run into the dark?
Yet, in the darkness it is light to You,
Even there we’re in Your arms.

But this is my Father’s heart,
His plans for me are good;
This is my Father’s heart,
His plans for me are good.

Where would our hearts go if we turned from You?
Would we run into the dark?
Yet, in the darkness it is light to You,
Even there we’re in Your arms.

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Contentment

Your kindness threads into my story’s fabric of despair;
I weep, You whisper—I know that you are there.

Though the dark of night—it drowns my soul—Your flame, it never leaves;
I’m blind, but You know this—Your teaching me to see.

Grace upon grace is lavished and wasted,
Spilling over until I have tasted,
Your love, Your deep, deep love—and it’s enough.

 

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All I Know

Broken, this shell that’s quickly passing–back to where it came;
Empty, this heart, it seems it’s fasting-from love instead of pain.

All I know is that I know what You’ve done for me,
All I know is that I know I’m here on my knees,
And You stay with me, You stay with me.

Hiding, the things I think will shame me–being someone I can’t be;
Running, far from where I started-but it’s running after me.

All I know is that I know what You’ve done for me,
All I know is that I know I’m here on my knees,
And You wait for me, You wait for me.

You know me, this frail, unsteady flower–like a fallen leaf;
You show me, every moment, every hour–how You’re loving me.

All I know is that I know what You’ve done for me,
All I know is that I know I’m here on my knees,
And You’re shaping me, You’re shaping me.

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Free To Fall

Free To Fall

Free from self—my friendly foe,
A gentle death, the task ahead;
Boundless beauty it will sew,
Bleeding heart, its shell is shed.

Orphaned no more—feet have left the shore;
At Your bidding,
At Your call,
I’m at Your mercy—free to fall.

Tearful nights that balm the soul,
Not one of them escapes Your heart;
In weary hours Your comfort’s shown,
Whispering, You fuel the spark.

Orphaned no more—feet have left the shore;
At Your bidding,
At Your call,
I’m at Your mercy—free to fall.

Reckless heart by Spirit led,
To lose the world—for me no loss;
These lungs that sing will rest to breathe,
The sweet aroma of Your cross.

Orphaned no more—feet have left the shore;
At Your bidding,
At Your call,
I’m at Your mercy—free to fall.

In Your light I’m free to fail,
Free to stand before Your throne;
The strength of Love has torn the veil,
Calling me to be Your own.

Orphaned no more—feet have left the shore;
At Your bidding,
At Your call,
I’m at Your mercy—free to fall.

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My Portion

My Portion

Make me whole, my God,
My heart has torn from sin,
Mine eyes can’t see Your beauty,
My soul, it groans within.

Lead me in Your light,
For shame I hide my face,
When wandering in the night,
I strain to see Your grace.

Keep me faithful, Lord,
Until the very end,
My heart, it often wanders,
My faith, it often bends.

Destroy my fortified cities,
That I for comfort build;
Bring me out in lasting joy,
To coffers You have filled.

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Love Me

Life without its trial,
I do not ask of Thee;
Nor to escape the pains of death,
Or to elude its grief.

Only, tell me that You love me,
Sing it over me,
The promises You told me that You’ll keep;
And when my heart is aching,
Sing it over me,
The promises You told me that You’ll keep,
For all eternity, for all eternity.

To be spared from sorrow,
Is not my burdened plea;
Nor to never feel a lonely heart,
Or be free from want or need.

Only, tell me that You love me,
Sing it over me,
The promises You told me that You’ll keep;
And when my heart is lonely,
Sing it over me,
The promises You told me that You’ll keep,
For all eternity, for all eternity.

You’re loving me, yes, You’re loving me,
Recklessly invading foolish pride.
You’re loving me, yes, You’re loving me,
Showing me there’s no reason I should hide.

And You tell me that You love me,
You sing it over me,
The promises You tell me that You’ll keep;
And when my heart is lonely,
You sing it over me,
The promise You tell me that You’ll keep,
For all eternity, for all eternity.