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Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby Redsman » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:16 pm

We often talk about freedom in Christ. I was listening to Pandora and this song came on. The lyrics hit me between the eyes, a freight train. I've "heard" them a million times, but never HEARD them. I bawled like a baby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UXn_OuJkvE

"How Can It Be"

I am guilty
Ashamed of what I've done, what I've become
These hands are dirty
I dare not lift them up to the Holy One

You plead my cause, you right my wrongs
You break my chains, you overcome
You gave your life, to give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be? Yeah
How can it be? Yeah

I've been hiding
Afraid I've let you down
[Album version:] Inside I doubt, that you still love me
[Video version:] Inside I doubt, that you could love me
But in your eyes, there's only grace now

You plead my cause, you right my wrongs
You break my chains, you overcome
You gave your life, to give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be? Yeah
How can it be? Yeah

Though I fall, you can make me new
From this death, I will rise with you
Oh, the grace reaching out for me, yeah
How can it be, how can it be?

You plead my cause, you right my wrongs
You break my chains, you overcome
You gave your life, to give me mine
You say that I am free, yeah

You plead my cause, you right my wrongs
You break my chains, you overcome
You gave your life, to give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be? Yeah
How can it be? Yeah

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby doug-h » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:21 pm

I really like that song.

We sing it pretty often at our CR meetings.

Definately an emotional tune for me.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Redsman » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:26 pm

doug-h wrote:I really like that song.

We sing it pretty often at our CR meetings.

Definately an emotional tune for me.



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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby doug-h » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Sorry,


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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby FoxluvsBunny » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:44 pm

Beautiful, truly <3, thx for sharing!

Doug- love CR!... i've only been a few times because all the meetings are far from me, but it's a wonderful place
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Crown of Iron » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:28 pm

doug-h wrote: Celebrate Recovery

I'm sorry, I'm a dunderhead tonight. But, Recovery from what?

Also, when I first glanced at the group singing the song, I thought, "A heavy-metal, drug-addled garage band sang a song like this? Oh. Pandora, not Pantera." Man, my brain is kind of scrambled tonight.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled thread.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Wolfy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:59 am

Crown of Iron wrote:I'm sorry, I'm a dunderhead tonight. But, Recovery from what?

"Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits." :D
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby FoxluvsBunny » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:35 am

Does anyone else think it might be neat to have a thread where we post worship songs/lyrics that are currently encouraging us or inspiring us in our walks with the Lord?
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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby doug-h » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:36 am

I was thinking of it yesterday when tbis thread opened

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby Redsman » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:20 pm

I like that idea.

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Re: Song Lyrics

Postby OldMarriedLady » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:02 pm

Sounds good to me - folks can keep adding to this thread as they like. I'll have to move it to another section though, because this one auto-prunes after 30 days. I'll put it in Marriage Books, Resources, Sites.
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby FoxluvsBunny » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:52 pm

This one has inspired and encouraged me for a while... but I have been listening to it alot lately. Kari Jobe write such beautiful, worshipful songs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkpZXkxstgU

What Love is This
You never change, you are the God you say you are
When I'm afraid you calm and still my beating heart
You stay the same, when hope is just a distant thought
You take my pain
and you lead me to the cross

What love is this, that you gave your life for me
and made a way for me to know you
and I confess you're always enough for me you're all I need

I look to you
I see the scars upon your hands
And hold the truth
That when I can't you always can
And standing here beneath the shadow of the cross, I'm overwhelmed that I keep finding open arms

What love is this that you gave your life for me and made a way for me to know you
And I confess, you're always enough for me
You're all I need

Jesus in your suffering you were reaching you thought of me
Jesus in your suffering you were reaching you thought of me


<3 Wow. He is so good and His love is always enough.
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby SweetBrooke » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:08 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YNqo4Un2uZI

This song is so powerful in so many different ways. It is such a beautiful song that reminds me that it is well with my soul regardless of my circumstances!

This is a great thread and I've enjoyed listening to the songs that everyone has mentioned. It's beautiful to hear the Lord speak to me through song!


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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby Learning1 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:28 pm

I've been listening to Christmas Carols and one that has comforted me last week, when DH was travelling and I am worrying for his safety with all the craziness that is going on is Handels Messiah. Knowing that our Ominipotent God Reigns no matter what is going on.

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

The kingdom of this world;
is become
the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ
and of His Christ

And He shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords

And he shall reign
And he shall reign
And he shall reign
He shall reign
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever
and lord of lords hallelujah hallelujah
And he shall reign forever and ever

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby FoxluvsBunny » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:25 pm

Love to listen to worship music throughout the day... this one came on to a youtube playlist i was listening to today. I've been listening all day over and over! So many truths and such a joyful upbeat song!! I'm sure it's an older song... sounds like it might be from the 80s or 90s, but i've never heard it before!

God is Good All the Time!

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in the heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in the heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time

If you're walking through the valleys
And there are shadows all around
Do not fear, He will guide you

He will keep you safe and sound
He has promised to never leave you
Nor forsake you, and His word is true

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in the heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time

We are sinners and so unworthy
Still for us He chose to die
Filled us with His Holy Spirit

Now we can stand and testify
That His love is everlasting
And His mercies, they will never end

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in the heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time

Though I may not understand
All the plans you have for me
My life is in your hands
And through the eyes of faint
I can clearly see that

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in the heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:01 pm

This song helped keep me sexually pure when I was in high school. I'd listen to it over and over and over... :lol: Anything to keep me straight.

I Promise by Jaci Velasquez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9_nLxh7TUg

Lord, You know my heart
And all my desires
And the secret things I'll never tell
Lord, You know them well

Though I may be young
I see and understand
That at times like sheep we go astray
And things get out of hand

So I promise to be true to You
To live my life in purity
As unto You
Waiting for the day
When I hear You say
Here is the one I have created
Just for you

Until then, O Lord
I will be content
Knowing that true love
Will come someday
It will Only come from You

'Cause I have seen the suffering
That loneliness can cause
When we choose to give our love
away
Without a righteous cause
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Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:10 pm

This is the first of many Newsboys songs I'll post. Their songs just tell the truth. They don't just sound good, they say the truth in a way that makes you think and listen. They deeply inspire me.

Let It Go by Newsboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB6-oW3cSBk

you are waiting on a beach
for a healing word to come
maybe an apology in a bottle
maybe a flare that says, "I'm sorry."
and the hurting leaves you numb

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you don't understand it
let it go

you are waiting on a beach
this is where the east meets west
and as another sun sets on your anger
the darkness laughs, as the wound destroys
and it turns your prayers to noise

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you won't understand it
let it go

this bitterness you hide
it seeps into your soul
and it steals your joy
'til it's all you know
let it go

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you won't understand it
let it go

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
beneath the cross
you hear His words,
"Father, forgive them,"
and you know
you can't understand it
let it go
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:22 pm

This song just makes me fall to my knees and worship or at least throw my hands up and worship. And shabach. :D Very inspiring. Good 'ole Newsboys!

It Is You by Newsboys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91oUCU6Cark

As we lift up our hands
Will you meet us here?
As we call on your name
Will you meet us here?
We have come to this place
To worship you
God of mercy and grace

It is you
We adore
It is you
Praises are for
Only you
The heaven's declare
It is you
It is you

Holy, holy is our God Almighty
Holy, holy is his name alone, yeah
Holy, holy is our God Almighty
Holy, holy is his name alone

It is you
We adore
It is you
It is you

As we lift up our hands
As we call on your name
Will you visit this place
By your mercy and grace
Holy, holy is his name alone
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Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:07 pm

This song encourages me to follow the peace of God and be led by it in my decisions.


Peace by Watermark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlQoO3cmM38

Well I've got peace in my heart
I've got peace in my soul
Flowing like a river
Into the depths of who I am
And I am sure of who You are
And as far as I can see
You are bringing peace to me
You're bringing Your peace to me
You bring Your peace to me

Like spring rain on my brow
You fall on me now
There's nothing like a touch from You
Just to know the whole day through
That it's You

Well I've got joy in my heart
I've got joy in my soul
Flowing like a fountain
Into the depths of who I am
And I am sure of who You are
And as far as I can see
You are bringing joy to me
You're bringing You joy to me
You bring Your joy to me

Like spring rain on my brow
You fall on me now
There's nothing like a touch from You
Just to know the whole day through
That it's You

Well I've got peace in my heart
I've got peace in my soul
Flowing like a river
Into the depths of who I am
And I am sure of who You are
And as far as I can see
You are bringing peace to me
You're bringing Your peace to me
You bring Your peace to me

It makes me laugh sometimes
I'm sure You laugh too
It's like I dance sometimes
Just me and You
Me and You
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Re: Song lyrics that encourage or inspire you

Postby violet » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:30 pm

This song is so me. I felt exactly the same way growing up. Grew up in the church, knew I was called apart, tried to be down, tried to curse (all my middle school friends looked at me strange and told me to stop :lol: praise the Lord), didn't think my testimony was as good as someone who was radically saved from drugs or something. This song greatly encourages me now. Wish I had heard it when I was growing up. Would've saved me from being so lonely



My Story by Da' T.R.U.T.H.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzxfsfGjKGQ

I thought my testimony was less than holy
I thought that I was less blessed than my homies
Just confessing only the big sins
I thought that was a badge of honor
I thought I had to have a story that was packed with drama
But I aint ever been shot, no big crimes
Never smoked weed, never drank, I never did time
I grew up with both parents both cheering me on
Teaching me basic things like no swearing (no swearing son)
It’s so apparent I came up in the church
Socially that's where I gained my worth
Learned to pray and assert myself for God displaying his worth
By living without blame on the earth
Just the average kid, you know the type that like to play in the dirt
Came home with dirt stains on my shirt
Reciting the same old verse at the table, no pains no hurts
And I knew that I was called before the day of my birth
And its like that

I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wouldn't float, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony
I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wasn't dope, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony

I ain't no gangster, I aint tough cause I rap
Never been cuffed and stuffed in the back
Of a patty-wagon, I aint never cuss in my raps
I started gospel, most ain't accustomed to that
Let me get back, when I was young I used to think I was corny
Cause I ain't grow up in the projects drinking a 40
And I ain't never had no thug dude sneaking upon me
And everybody had the name brand sneakers before me
And it made me really mad
But as a buck my mom and pops taught me never to chase silly fads
They told me focus and bought me notebooks, I really had
Praying parents they introduced me to Billy Graham
See I ain't got no horror story
God kept me as a buck I give him all the glory
In high school pretty girls in the hall ignored me
Called me church boy but I wasn't bothered normally
Though sometimes I would hate
Living the life of a saint
They saw the Christian boy coming and like right from the gate
Thought I would preach so they tried to escape
But I guess that's just the price of pronouncing your faith
And it's like that

I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wouldn't float, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony
I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wasn't dope, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony

Don’t get me wrong I ain't saying I’m prefect
Matter fact I took thoughts and conveyed em by cursing
I was saved but my behavior was worse than it should have been man
I was ashamed just to say I’m a virgin
Plus too afraid to admit I was a Christian
I spent most of those days trying to prove I was hip
Plus trying to prove I was cool
Trying to move like a pimp
My testimony wasn’t cool enough yet (so I thought)
Then I came to my senses I put my brain to the scriptures
Thought of how Christ was blameless to sinners
He didn’t grow up on the corner fornicating with sisters
Not a hood dude a good Jew grew in favor and wisdom
That gave me relief
Rearranged my belief no longer thinking what I’m saying is weak
When I say I ain't never been sprayed in the street
But I've been saved by his grace plus raised to my feet
And its like that

I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wouldn't float, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony
I ain't got no horror story
God kept me in my youth I give him all the glory
Thought my story wasn't dope, but now I know
The blood of the lamb - it saved my soul, that's my testimony
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