Lyrics

Help Me To Trust

Here I am again down on my knees tonight
Another crisis, another trial, and I’m asking why
It seems like circumstances are so messed up and You’ve left me on my own
I can’t make out how this heartbreaking situation
Could ever lead to anything that You might work for good
It’s hard to take a step when I can’t seem to see where it will land
But You call me to have faith, say Your ways are not my ways, and so I pray

CHORUS:
Help me to trust when I don’t understand
Help me to be confident in Your master plan
I may not comprehend it all, but You won’t let me fall
Lord, help me to trust when I don’t understand

When Abraham led Isaac up the mountain
Did he fear that You had forgotten Your promises
Did Gideon feel all alone when you told most of his army to go home
When Lazarus died, did Martha see the reason
Why Your response to her cry for help was so delayed
Did Joseph feel deserted by You when jailed for doing only what was right

CHORUS:
Help me to trust when I don’t understand
Help me to be confident in Your master plan
I may not comprehend it all, but You won’t let me fall
Lord, help me to trust when I don’t understand

You never promised all the answers in advance,
but You’ll take care of me, You’ll be there with me,
and You are good

CHORUS:
Help me to trust when I don’t understand
Help me to be confident in Your master plan
I may not comprehend it all, but You won’t let me fall
Lord, help me to trust when I don’t understand
You’re in control, what else is there to know?
Lord, help me to trust when I don’t understand

Copies and Shadows

I look around this world at the things Your hands have made
And I’m amazed at just the small part I can see
The way things work together, the way the seasons change
There are so many parts that are still a mystery

But creation isn’t perfect since sin has entered in
Groaning in labor pains till You set it right
Recreate your pride and joy and make all things brand new
With a land of no death, no sorrow, and no night

Now the mirror’s dim, but soon we’ll see You face to face
But right now it’s just the copies and shadows of that place

CHORUS:
Lord, I’m longing for that day
When I will finally hear you say
Well done, my child, you’ve finished a long race
Now come into my presence
And you can find your rest
There are no more copies and shadows in this place

You gave detailed instructions on how your temple should be built
And I imagine that it was glorious to behold
But the reason for those details was to give us a small glimpse
Of how it’s gonna look when we walk those streets of gold

Now the mirror’s dim, but soon we’ll see You face to face
But right now it’s just the copies and shadows of that place

CHORUS:
Lord, I’m longing for that day
When I will finally hear you say
Well done, my child, you’ve finished a long race
Now come into my presence
And you can find your rest
There are no more copies and shadows in this place

We sing our praise together and raise our hands to You
Making a joyful noise just as best we can
But when people from every nation gather round Your throne
There’s never going to be a better sounding band

Now the mirror’s dim, but soon we’ll see You face to face
But right now it’s just the copies and shadows of that place

CHORUS:
Lord, I’m longing for that day
When I will finally hear you say
Well done, my child, you’ve finished a long race
Now come into my presence
And you can find your rest
There are no more copies and shadows in this place

I Know

I know your world is crashing down again
I know you’ve hit that great big wall again
The next big thing turned into one more waste of time
You thirst for something to bring some meaning
Feel like a failure and don’t know where to turn
Cause how can you start over when you feel so far behind?/

I know I’ve been right there for you again
I know I’ve come each time you’ve called again
But now it seems that I’ve been holding out on you
You see the secret that I’ve been keeping
Is what you needed but I was too afraid
So the help that I was giving wasn’t that much help at all

CHORUS:
But I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who will wash the slate clean, start a new scene, forget your tragic past
I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who can give it all to you, life that’s brand new, joy that’s meant to last
He’s what you’re searching for and He’s waiting at the door
I know

I know He’s calling out to you again
I know He’s willing to forgive again
But you think it doesn’t matter, that these gods are all the same
I’m gonna tell you about a Savior//Who is the reason that I’m satisfied
He is the purpose and the meaning, and Jesus is His name

CHORUS:
But I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who will wash the slate clean, start a new scene, forget your tragic past
I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who can give it all to you, life that’s brand new, joy that’s meant to last
He’s what you’re searching for and He’s waiting at the door
I know

Don’t let fear or questions keep you from His grace
Let me take you to the cross so you can see the Savior’s face

CHORUS:
But I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who will wash the slate clean, start a new scene, forget your tragic past
I know, I know, I know the answer
I know, I know, I know the One
Who can give it all to you, life that’s brand new, joy that’s meant to last
He’s what you’re searching for and He’s waiting at the door
I know

Unafraid

Verse one:
I say that I believe the promises of God
Most of them I could recite to you
But living out my life
I don’t act as if they’re true

My light stays hidden safely where not too many see
Worried about lots of stuff that seems unclear
Can’t be the man I should be
And it’s all because of fear

Chorus:
Unafraid. I want to be unafraid.
Fear is a lie of the enemy
May Your perfect love drive it out of me
Unafraid. I want to be unafraid
To bring love and hope to those in need
Secure that You’ll take care of me
Unafraid.

Verse two:
Fear not the angels said time and time again
It’s time I started taking their advice
Put my full weight on Your Word
Stop being scared of lies
There’s people all around me that need to know Your love
Everybody goes through times of rain
Gonna get my own hands dirty
And start to make a change

Chorus:
Unafraid. I want to be unafraid.
Fear is a lie of the enemy
May Your perfect love drive it out of me
Unafraid. I want to be unafraid
To bring love and hope to those in need
Secure that You’ll take care of me
Unafraid.

Bridge:
Time to live boldly for Your glory
Walk through the fire if that’s Your plan
Oughta be strong and courageous
Cause my life is in Your hands

Bridge Two:
If to live is Christ and to die is gain
I have nothing to fear by Your holy name.

Cover Me

Verse one
I don’t know where to start,
The choices made by me have broke Your heart, now I’m torn apart
Once again I’ve hit the wall,
But no matter how many times I fall, still You call
Need to step out of the crowd,
Need to lay these burdens down, so here I bow

Chorus
Cover me with your love
Cover me with your grace
Cover me with your love
Cover me with your grace

Verse two
I’ve come to myself finally,
And even though I’m so unworthy, you forgive me
Found the pearl of great price,
Want to dedicate my whole life to You Christ
Can’t do this on my own,
The strength I need must come from You alone, You alone

Chorus
Cover me with your love
Cover me with your grace
Cover me with your love
Cover me with your grace

Bridge
I need Your mercy, Lord, I need Your grace
You paid the debt, You took my place

Cover me with your love
Cover me with your grace
Wash me white as snow

Other Plans

Verse one:
I guess part of me didn’t think this day would get here
Told myself that things could stay like this forever
But I feel like I just read the final words of some great novel
It’s time to lay it down
And grab another from the table

Chorus:
Even though it’s tough to leave,
God’s got other plans for me
I know it’s hard for us to see
But it’s time to go
Please know when I am gone
That I’ll keep you in my heart
I wish we didn’t have to part
But God’s got other plans for me

Verse two:
The future may bring dark and stormy weather
But I’m so thankful for the time we’ve shared together
While I travel down this long Francisco Road I’ll be okay
‘Cause I’ll take along those memories
And they’ll be lighting up my way

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
I can’t wait to see
Where God will guide the way
The loving roots that I have left here
Might bring me back someday
But if our lives on Earth we find
By God’s design don’t coincide
I know we’ll be together on the other side

Repeat Chorus

Tired of Trying

VERSE ONE
God, I’ve really tried this week
To be the best that I can be
But I’m worried I still didn’t do enough
And I don’t feel the joy I thought I would
For doing things you’ve said are good
Cause I worked so hard to try and earn Your love

CHORUS
Tired of trying, tired of falling flat on my face
Tired of trying to prove my love or repay Your grace
Cause this fear and this guilt are sad motivation
When what You want is for me to love You more
But even that I can’t do without You breaking through
Tired of trying, Lord, change my heart.

VERSE TWO
Running hard as I can go on
The hamster wheel of obligation
Can’t anybody see this is killing me
But I don’t know what right I have to pout
Lord, change me from the inside out
When the focus is on You then I’ll be free

BRIDGE
God, I can’t, but You can, how I long for Your hand
To draw me back to sit at Your precious feet
Instead of looking at all that I’m looking to do
I need to turn my eyes back to You

SECOND BRIDGE
Lord, I want to love you more
Help me love you more
Restore the joy of my salvation
Help me to love you more

He Has Overcome

Have you had another one of those days
Feeling like you don’t measure up or belong
And life’s become a big unsolvable maze
Where even you and yourself just can’t get along
Just remember when your path’s strewn with failures
And you don’t feel smart or handsome enough
In this world there’s gonna be troubles
But He has overcome

Jesus has overcome the world
and He sees the struggles that you’re facing
He has the power to make a mountain range
but He hears every word you’re praying
So no matter what temporary struggles make this world seem tough
Never forget that He has overcome

Ever since you heard the news from the doctor
You’ve been fighting each day just to get through the pain
And you’re not sure you can make it much farther
Cause you don’t even have the strength left to complain
But even though your body’s in shambles
There’s a promise you can draw power from
In this world there’s gonna be troubles
But He has overcome

Jesus has overcome the world
and He knows each of our secret fears
He has a mansion waiting just for us
in a land where there’s no more tears
So no matter what temporary struggles make this world seem tough
Never forget that He has overcome

When the evil in this world tries to rob you of your joy and peace
Be brave
God is on the throne
He’s already won, He’s already won

When your burdens get too heavy to bear
And the big and little problems are getting you down
When you can’t find anyone else who cares
And all the plans that you made are running aground
Even if everything around you crumbles
Just close your eyes and thank the Lord above
In this world there’s gonna be troubles
But He has overcome

I've Got It Under Control

Verse one
A boy with auburn hair cries because he’s scared
Of the nightmare that just woke him up tonight
His father holds him close
Runs away the ghosts
And tells him everything will be alright

Chorus
I’ve got it under control, have no fear
Let me dry those precious tears
You’re too small to know what I can see from here
I’ve got you here in my arms, so close your eyes
I’m gonna stay right by your side
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help you grow
And I’ve got it under control

Verse two
A dad close to despair, praying cause he’s scared
Of the nightmare that he’s living through tonight
His Father up on high
Hears his heartfelt cry
And knows that everything will be alright

Chorus
I’ve got it under control, have no fear
Let me dry those precious tears
You’re too small to know what I can see from here
I’ve got you here in My arms, it’s no surprise
I’m gonna stay right by your side
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help you grow
And I’ve got it under control

Bridge
Why do we find it so hard to trust in God like a little child
When He’s the perfect Father and He loves us all the while?
He doesn’t want us to worry no matter what might come along
Cause we’ve got a Father in heaven who’s in charge of it all.

Chorus
He’s got it under control, have no fear
Let Him dry those precious tears
We’re too small to know what He can see from there
He’s got us all in His arms, it’s no surprise
He’s gonna stay right by our sides
It’s the struggles and hurts of life that help us grow
And He’s got it under control

Worthy

CHORUS
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy, worthy is the Lion with power and wisdom and strength
Worthy, worthy to get all the honor and glory and praise
You are forever worthy

VERSE
He created all things and gave us life
And through Him is everything made
Jesus the Savior is honor and power
When all else is gone, He still shall remain
And creation sings

CHORUS
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy, worthy is the Lion with power and wisdom and strength
Worthy, worthy to get all the honor and glory and praise
You are forever worthy

VERSE
This Savior and Lord purchased our lives
Through the blood of His great sacrifice
He raised up His people from every tribe
And they will reign on the earth and on high
And creation sings

CHORUS
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy, worthy is the Lion with power and wisdom and strength
Worthy, worthy to get all the honor and glory and praise
You are forever worthy

BRIDGE
And the beings around the great throne
Day and night never cease their song
Holy, holy, holy, holy
Holy is The Lord God Almighty
Holy, holy, holy, holy
Holy is The Lord God Almighty
He was, He is, He is to come.

CHORUS
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy, worthy is the Lion with power and wisdom and strength
Worthy, worthy to get all the honor and glory and praise
You are forever worthy

Go Down Without a Fight

VERSE ONE
The battle lines have now been drawn
It’s a showdown for the ages
And it’s a fight we’ve fought before
Yet still the struggle rages

We’re both contending for control
Holding onto competing wills
Though we both know whose way is right
Your headstrong child resists you still

I need to throw the towel in before you let me win

CHORUS
Got to go down without a fight cause I’m in a war I must not win
Between the good You’ve got for me and my stubborn hold on sin
Weary of wrestling with You, God, when I know that you are right
Help me this time, Lord, to go down without a fight

VERSE TWO
We’ve been boxing for a while
And now it’s the decision time
Do I take these red gloves off
Do I go Your way or mine?

Long past the point where I should know
That I can trust You when You say
I’m a winner when I lose my life
A loser when I get my way

I need to throw the towel in before you let me win

CHORUS
Got to go down without a fight cause I’m in a war I must not win
Between the good You’ve got for me and my stubborn hold on sin
Weary of wrestling with You, God, when I know that you are right
Help me this time, Lord, to go down without a fight

BRIDGE
Father, force me to surrender
Before this goes much further
This match is taking too much of a cost

Come be the champion of my life
You earned it when you won the fight
The only one that needed to be fought

The only blood that needed to be spilled
Is at the place where I must kneel
On my knees at the foot of Your cross

CHORUS
Got to go down without a fight cause I’m in a war I must not win
Between the good You’ve got for me and my stubborn hold on sin
Weary of wrestling with You, God, when I know that you are right
Help me this time, Lord, to go down without a fight

Faithful

VERSE ONE
Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
You’ll never change. Your compassion never fails
You have always been. You will forever be.
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Your great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

CHORUS
I trust You – You will never let me down
I believe You – for Your Word is always true
I thank You – You keep all your promises
O my Father, faithful are You

VERSE THREE
Pardon for sin and peace that prevails
Your constant presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside

CHORUS
I trust You – You will never let me down
I believe You – for Your Word is always true
I thank You – You keep all your promises
O my Father, faithful are You

BRIDGE
Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand has provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

CHORUS
I trust You – You will never let me down
I believe You – for Your Word is always true
I thank You – You keep all your promises
O my Father, faithful are You

You and Me

VERSE ONE
Used to fight life’s battles on my own
Getting by but all alone, directionless and aimless
I was the hero flying around
Self-absorbed but even Solo fell down
Breathless before his princess
So now it’s

CHORUS
You and me against the world, against the world it’s you and me
And I wouldn’t want it any other way
I’ve got your back, I’m your biggest fan, I’m in your corner, we take care of each other
Side by side it will always be you and me against the world

VERSE TWO
Used to think as I got older
All my troubles would soon be over
Now I know it doesn’t work out that way
So when the days get too extreme
With struggles, trials, and mysteries
Just take my hand and listen to me say

CHORUS
You and me against the world, against the world it’s you and me
And I wouldn’t want it any other way
I’ve got your back, I’m your biggest fan, I’m in your corner, we take care of each other
Side by side it will always be you and me against the world

BRIDGE
With God in the middle, all our problems are little ones
Before you I didn’t have a clue
He gave me a helper, paired us with each other
Together there’s nothing we can’t do

CHORUS
You and me against the world, against the world it’s you and me
And I wouldn’t want it any other way
I’ve got your back, I’m your biggest fan, I’m in your corner, we take care of each other
Side by side it will always be you and me against the world

Still I Will Praise

Verse one:
The threads of my life are frayed and unraveling
Trying to do right but ain’t getting nowhere
Don’t know the answers to questions surrounding me
Don’t understand why this world isn’t fair

Verse two
Righteous folks crying but wicked ones rising
What’s that I heard about the good dying young
Can’t read your red letters through the fog suffocating me
Can’t get the words of a prayer past my tongue

Prechorus
But why should my soul be cast down?
Why should my heart be spinning around?
My hope is yet in you, Lord…

Chorus
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
Though I’m too weak to stand, I will rest in the hand of your love
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
When my grief overflows, I will hope in the throne of my king
Still I will praise you

Verse Three
Weary and worn out from wars with conditions
Some days it’s hard just to stay on my feet
These are the times when you seem so far away
These are the times when I’m brought to my knees

Prechorus
But why should my soul be cast down?
Why should my heart be spinning around?
My hope is yet in you, Lord…

Chorus
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
Though I’m too weak to stand, I will rest in the hand of your love
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
When my grief overflows, I will hope in the throne of my king

Bridge
I will praise you whether life’s easy or hard
Even if an answer never appears
For my hope in you is not based in this world
But in the land where you’ll dry every tear

Chorus
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
Though I’m too weak to stand, I will rest in the hand of your love
Still I will praise you, still I will praise you
When my grief overflows, I will hope in the throne of my king
Still I will praise you

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