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Song Story #1

Creating this song was one of the most difficult things I have done to date.

The song began with one idea: Noise.

I wanted to make a song that captured the idea of how the “noise” in our lives can drown us. Noise can create a sound so loud that we no longer can hear the voice of God.

So I took that and ran with it. (You'll notice this idea most in the bridge)

In addition, I really resonate with the enneagram. To put it simply, it is an ancient "typing/personality" system. The word ennea means 9 and in this typing system their are 9 different types. Christ Huertz, writer of The Sacred Enneagram, would add that, “…it(the enneagram) exposes nine ways we lie to ourselves about who we think we are, nine ways we can come clean about those illusions, and nine ways we can find our way back to God.” I chose to focus on the “nine ways we can find our way back to God” for this specific song.

While crafting the lyrics I really wanted to be able to have every person that listened to it have at least 1 line that they connected with.

Song breakdown:

VERSE

Each verse was divided into a different intelligence center

HEART

"In trouble and chaos may our hearts find rest in You"

MIND

"In defeaning silence may our minds find solace in You"

BODY

"Awaken this body to the weight of carrying Your Name"

CHORUS

The chorus was written to remind us that regardless who you are, God is in pursuit of relationship with You.

"You draw near to us... You are here with us"

It is the reminder that we are all different, but God still desires relationship with you.

You are worthy of an intimate relationship with God!

BRIDGE

Each line in the bridge is counterweighted with a Holy Idea (ENNEAGRAM) and represents each personality type.

"For where hatred abounds may there be love

When lies take root may truth overcome

Where folly is spoken may wisdom abound

When doubt is inflicted faith and trust resound

When I stand in the way, may I see as You see

When I forget whose I am, speak my origin to me

When I’m only stirred to do, remind me to be

When I feel the world hurting, release freedom within me

When it all seems to be breaking,

Recall to my mind perfection in thee"

Ultimately, I hope you find yourself written within the fabric of this song.

God desires relationship with you!

Shalom :)

For more information on the enneagram, be sure to check out these rescources:

https://www.enneagramworldwide.com/tour-the-nine-types/

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions

  Song Story #2    This song begins with…   Verse 1   “Though the garden’s been broken / My God You have chosen to break back in / You’re breaking in”  _______________  In this day and age we are bombarded with terrible and troubling news on the daily.   So much of what we hear causes us to feel paralyzed, anxious, and exhausted. This song was intentionally designed to feel happier. The lyrics are bathed in longing, but amidst that longing there is a beautiful hope.   If only we choose to not just “evoke simple phrases”. Our hope is that you would choose to live and begin creating that hope of… “On earth as is is in Heaven”  Interesting enough we are coming up on a time that can feel polarizing for our friends & family… Election Day. So as this day comes and goes, we hope that the words of this  Bridge  linger…  “As Your heart breaks / May You break ours too / Remind our souls what is ours to do”      Lyrics     Verse 1    Though the garden's been broken  My God You have chosen to break back in  You're breaking in  On earth as in heaven  We're part the process as You draw near  You're here    Chorus   For we carry a piece of redemption  We declare that we know You  More than simply evoke simple phrases  May we choose to live  In Your ways    Verse 2   In joy and in chaos  We cling to the promise of kingdom come  Your will be done  Creation in motion  Immersed in the movement  Complete restoration  In You     Bridge   As Your heart breaks / may You break ours too  Remind our souls what is ours to do *When we may not know / May we trust in Christ alone

Song Story #2

This song begins with…

Verse 1

“Though the garden’s been broken / My God You have chosen to break back in / You’re breaking in”

_______________

In this day and age we are bombarded with terrible and troubling news on the daily.

So much of what we hear causes us to feel paralyzed, anxious, and exhausted. This song was intentionally designed to feel happier. The lyrics are bathed in longing, but amidst that longing there is a beautiful hope.

If only we choose to not just “evoke simple phrases”. Our hope is that you would choose to live and begin creating that hope of… “On earth as is is in Heaven”

Interesting enough we are coming up on a time that can feel polarizing for our friends & family… Election Day. So as this day comes and goes, we hope that the words of this Bridge linger…

“As Your heart breaks / May You break ours too / Remind our souls what is ours to do”

Lyrics

Verse 1

Though the garden's been broken

My God You have chosen to break back in

You're breaking in

On earth as in heaven

We're part the process as You draw near

You're here


Chorus

For we carry a piece of redemption

We declare that we know You

More than simply evoke simple phrases

May we choose to live

In Your ways


Verse 2

In joy and in chaos

We cling to the promise of kingdom come

Your will be done

Creation in motion

Immersed in the movement

Complete restoration

In You


Bridge

As Your heart breaks / may You break ours too

Remind our souls what is ours to do
*When we may not know / May we trust in Christ alone

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