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Song Story #3   Into the Sea came from a desire to want to poetically call all all who bear the name Christian to a better understanding on the weight of their belief in God.  “You are speaking Kingdom coming" functions as a lyric that can either be sung to God or sung about us. God is speaking, but we have also joined into what he is doing and are also speaking of God's kingdom coming.  For all of you music nerds, the song is written in 5/4 and was a beautiful challenge to write something in this time signature.    Lyrics:   Verse 1   All our sin accounted for and thrown into the sea  God, our God through Jesus Christ has mended us to Thee  No longer shall the great divide impose itself on me  O, gift this precious gift that means creation back to…     Chorus   You are speaking  Kingdom coming  O Christ, O Christ in us     Verse 2   Our shame exchanged for pardon  We’ve been purchased by the son  Take hold of what’s been given  Release what’s been undone  The life that once was ruined  Has been united in the one  Who’s waves of grace and mercy  Mend creation back to…     Bridge   O the grace You’ve lavished on Your people whom you love  Let us be reflections of the God we claim to love

Song Story #3

Into the Sea came from a desire to want to poetically call all all who bear the name Christian to a better understanding on the weight of their belief in God.

“You are speaking Kingdom coming" functions as a lyric that can either be sung to God or sung about us. God is speaking, but we have also joined into what he is doing and are also speaking of God's kingdom coming.

For all of you music nerds, the song is written in 5/4 and was a beautiful challenge to write something in this time signature.

Lyrics:

Verse 1

All our sin accounted for and thrown into the sea

God, our God through Jesus Christ has mended us to Thee

No longer shall the great divide impose itself on me

O, gift this precious gift that means creation back to…

Chorus

You are speaking

Kingdom coming

O Christ, O Christ in us

Verse 2

Our shame exchanged for pardon

We’ve been purchased by the son

Take hold of what’s been given

Release what’s been undone

The life that once was ruined

Has been united in the one

Who’s waves of grace and mercy

Mend creation back to…

Bridge

O the grace You’ve lavished on Your people whom you love

Let us be reflections of the God we claim to love

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 #4   Anchor is the eldest of the two tracks and came to me as a prayer. Longing to see people unite and live into what it means to “Love God and Love people”.  To ultimately yearn to have our eyes fixed on God. This was created as a prayer to remind ourselves daily of what it looks like to surrender to mystery of God and not just settle for who we think He is. May we all long to pursue, with everything we have, the fullness of who God is.     Lyrics   Fix, fix our eyes our on You  Root, root us in Your truth  We have turned away from you  Anchor us upon the steady and true    Lead us, lead us back to you…    Come, Holy Spirit Come  Clothe, Clothe us in words of love    Pierce and sow into our hearts  Love, let love mend us in truth  Strip us of ourselves for you  Anchor us upon the steady and true

Song Story #4

Anchor is the eldest of the two tracks and came to me as a prayer. Longing to see people unite and live into what it means to “Love God and Love people”.

To ultimately yearn to have our eyes fixed on God. This was created as a prayer to remind ourselves daily of what it looks like to surrender to mystery of God and not just settle for who we think He is.
May we all long to pursue, with everything we have, the fullness of who God is.

Lyrics

Fix, fix our eyes our on You

Root, root us in Your truth

We have turned away from you

Anchor us upon the steady and true

Lead us, lead us back to you…

Come, Holy Spirit Come

Clothe, Clothe us in words of love

Pierce and sow into our hearts

Love, let love mend us in truth

Strip us of ourselves for you

Anchor us upon the steady and true

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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