Songs of Deliverance

by Alex Cook

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released 13 October 2013

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Track Name: The Flames Can't Burn
The Flames Can't Burn

The sea can't sweep away the one whose life flows like water
The flames can't burn the one whose body's made of fire
The gale can't shake the one whose heart moves with the weather
The Spirit draws us to it's heart's desire

After the fire there is calm
And after the flood there is rest
And after the storm there is peace
And all that remains is blessed

Let the Spirit wash
Let the Spirit burn
Let the Spirit blow
Because

The sea can't sweep away the one whose life flows like water
The flames can't burn the one whose body's made of fire
The gale can't shake the one whose heart moves with the weather
The Spirit draws us to it's heart's desire
The Spirit draws us to it's heart's desire
The Spirit draws us to it's heart's desire
Track Name: The Rivers
The Rivers

My soul has grown deep as the rivers
My soul has grown deep as the rivers

Experience reveals riches
Oh, riches
Deep in the midst of many battles
Lost and won

Burn away ignorance
Burn away superstition
With the fire of honesty
And all that remains is Soul
Wonderful Soul
Immortal Soul
Your Soul

My soul has grown deep as the rivers
My soul has grown deep as the rivers

We feel the touch of the deepest heart
Our longing heart
We draw our breath from the deepest Soul
The only Soul

Call forth beauty
Call forth confidence
With the calm of mercy
And we will see more Soul
Wonderful Soul
Immortal Soul
Your Soul
Track Name: Come and See
Come and See

I looked up to heaven and I saw a great mansion
It was lit up with light and it beckoned me in

The walls and the windows seemed to fill all creation
And the night sky above was as light as the day

As I walked up the pathway I felt no fear or hardship
For the love of our Lord was the light at the door

The door opened gently and before me was the King
With a laugh that shook the stars he began to sing

Come see the riches of my home
Come see the riches of my home
Come and see the treasures, fascination without measure
Come and see the riches of my home

I saw laid out before me, in forests, hills, and seas
The creatures of the world in no danger and at ease

And in another chamber, a beauty I did find
The children of the world, discovering God's mind

And in every direction, every color and design
Like kites that fill the sky, the thoughts of God divine

This mansion full of riches, all priceless works of art
And their wonder is not gold, but purity of heart

Come see the riches of my home
Come see the riches of my home
Come and see the treasures, fascination without measure
Come and see the riches of our home
Track Name: Love Does Not Bargain
Love Does Not Bargain

The Lord opened a door before me, showing me His way
I paused and asked if I might take that step another day
The Lord responded with a silence, nothing more to say
And then I knew His silence meant "obey"

A day came when my happiness on earth was in decay
My Lord said you must leave these things at once, without delay
I looked over those things and asked, "Is there another way?"
He shook His head and said to me "obey"

Love does not bargain, or enter into deals
But bares Her arm before us, and Her way reveals
The sacrifice that God requires is a willing heart
And though we know not where He leads, a willingness to start

Men may imagine that there is another way
To cast off these burdens which so heavy on us weigh
But every other path leads to darkness and dismay
The way to freedom is to obey

In my heart of hearts I approach God when I pray
Adoring His beauty and longing to repay
But I have no money and there's nothing I can say
The currency I have is to obey

Love does not bargain, or enter into deals
But bares Her arm before us, and Her way reveals
The sacrifice that God requires is a willing heart
And though we know not where He leads, a willingness to start

Upon this blushing path we feel each footstep sing
Our sin forgot and in its place a pair of newborn wings
Our God's demands are more than laws carved in stone or wood
His heart is that we be like Him, and He is only good.
Track Name: The Well Is Full
The Well Is Full

In the midst of a drought I can see the well
Is filled with the water of God

In the midst of dearth I can see the fields
Are filled with the fruit of the Lord

Through the mist of doubt I can see beyond
The poverty and blindness of fear

To the golden Earth, bringing forth her fruit
In each and every season of the year

The things that we need
Are not in a far off land
They are here
Right at hand

I lift my voice and sing
My heart is pounding for the King
He my every need supplies
By opening my eyes

In the midst of a drought I can see the well
Is filled with the water of God
In the midst of dearth I can see the fields
Are filled with the fruit of the Lord
Track Name: Mountain
Mountain

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

I once lived a life down in a sightless valley
We knew no harm and of danger unconcerned
We had our flocks and we tended our gardens
Until the day when all our homes were burned

Then we did weep and lamented our losses
Then we did cry and trembled in our fear
But came a time when our faces hardened
And then our eyes turned away from our tears

We found a road that leads out of this valley
The way is steep and makes its harsh demands
And so we turned ourselves away from old disaster
And with great awe and wonder our ascent began

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

Now every step of the way is unfamiliar
So as we climb we inquire and explore
Our needs are great and our learning so little
So with each move we pray the Lord for more

The way is hard and the wind shrieks around us
And we, like soldiers, marching as to war
By my eyes are open like a child's
Cuz I can see things I've never seen before

And we are finding our way upon the mountain
Countless miles we have traveled since the start
And it's our prayers and our listening and longing
That make us feel this mountain beating like a heart

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

Now as we walk we can hear the mountain singing
She tells a story from far beneath the ground
And when we hear it the wilderness around us
Is filled with light at that ancient sound

And now this mountain has become to us our joy
We journey onward into her great unknown
And with each step she is singing us her anthem
We find our names written in her very stones
Track Name: The Truth Is The Truth
The Truth is the Truth

The Truth is the truth, I don’t want anything else
I've done my time with lies
It is what it is and it has no apology
For the mistakes it defies

The Spirit declares it and any can hear it
Who like a child will be
And so I, listening, watch for the glistening
Glory of God as it comes to me

So many things we are told are the fact of the matter
Pass by and are gone
And still all the while, although it's reviled
The Truth, with a smile, loves on

Listen, you can hear the Earth longing
Listen, you can hear the Earth aching
To know the Truth

Have an epiphany, break through the litany
Claiming that life has no worth
Open the door just a little, then more
And the light will transform the whole earth

Fear and confusion would lock up our lives
But the Truth every day whispers glory
So keep up your fight as you strive to do right
Cuz there's only one side to this story

The Truth is the truth, I don’t want anything else
I've done my time with lies
It is what it is and it has no apology
For the mistakes it defies

Listen, you can hear the Earth longing
Listen, you can hear the Earth aching
To know the Truth
Track Name: Lazybones
Lazybones

Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones, we got work to do

The sun is shining on the right side of the road
The sun is shining on the right side of the road
You better jump up to your feet and get ready to go

There's things outside your window you never seen
There's things outside your window you never seen
You're gonna miss 'em all if you lay in your bed and dream

Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones, we got work to do

Ma, Ma, Ma, just 5 more minutes
Come on, Ma, Ma, Ma,
I ain't doin' wrong, it ain't a sin
It's just I need a little bit more time…
To rest

Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones, we got work to do

You're a long way from home, and you been actin' a fool
You're a long way from home, and you been actin' a fool
You better get up, get dressed, get clean, and go to school

Because you can't just spend your life thinkin' about yourself
Oh no, you can't just spend your life thinkin' about yourself
Why don't you take a little time and think about somebody else?

Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones, we got work to do

Ma, Ma, Ma, just 5 more minutes
Come on, Ma, Ma, Ma,
I need a little bit more time to rest
Don't get uptight, don't get distressed
I'll pay it all back with interest
I promise…

Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones
Wake up little lazybones, we got work to do
Track Name: Wait, Be Patient
Wait, Be Patient

When I was a child I was told
It's better to give than to receive
But that was one message I wasn't ready to receive
What could they do with me?
They had to wait, be patient, and forgive me my sins
Cuz I didn't know what kind of world I was living in

I had me a friend, she gave me a gift
I didn’t say thanks, in fact, I barely noticed
What could she do, do you suppose,
With a man whose eyes were so closed?
She had to wait, be patient and forgive me my sins
Cuz I didn’t know what kind of world I was living in

So tell me,
Why? How come? Did I act so dumb?
And how could she be kind when I was so blind?
But it was the best that I could do at the time

I know a woman, she's fallin' apart
I think a hammer fell and cracked her china heart
And so I try to do what I know is good
When for the hundredth time she doesn’t do what she said she would
And so I wait, be patient and forgive her her sins
Because I know how hard a trip its been

I had a friend, she tried and tried
She tried to make the most of all those tears she cried
And so she let go of all the fear inside and said,
I got to wait, be patient and forgive this world it's sins
Because I know how hard a trip it's been
Oh yeah, I know how hard a trip it's been

And still we wonder,
Why? How come? Do people act so dumb?
And how can I be kind when they seem so blind?
But I think it's the best that we can do at the time
I think it's the best thing I can do at the time
Oh yeah, it's the best thing we can do at the time
Track Name: His Star Shined
His Star Shined

We were all blind
Until his star shined

Then, in our shock and surprise
We were born again as we opened our eyes
And we dropped everything
And it fell to the floor
But the mess didn’t matter
Cuz we could see more
That we ever had before

We were all blind
Until his star shined

He did not wait
But set out again into the darkness and hate
We were newly born and our hearts were on fire
For his beauty and greatness and holy desire
To be pure
To be pure
To be pure

We were all blind
Until his star shined
Track Name: Songs of Deliverance
Songs of Deliverance

You are my hiding place
And you will protect me
Protect me from trouble
And surround me, surround me, with songs…

In the fire, you are there
In the cold, you are there
When I'm lost and I can't see
You are there, with me

And your voice, the holy ghost
Tells me things I need the most
And through all the things I do
I'm alone with you

You are my hiding place
And you will protect me from trouble
And surround me with songs of deliverance