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I'll Show You How To Live

I heard the sound of your first breath
A brand new life on your mother's chest
A beating heart, expectant eyes
On the first day of your life

I saw you take your first step
And I watched you run with no regret
To chase your dreams and find true love
And the best is yet to come
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So come with me, I'll show you life even better than this
Come with me, I'll show you love you didn't know could exist
Better than your first crush
Better than your first kiss
Oh, I'll show you how to live

Remember how you felt from across the room
When you realized someone had eyes for you
And the way your heart sang 'cause you believed
You were worth something

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'Cause I created the heart that makes you feel
I am the love that makes it real
Oh, I am the one, I'm the one, I'm the one
I am the one, I'm the one, I'm the one

(Chorus)

'Cause I am the one, I'm the one, I'm the one
I am the one, I'm the one, I'm the one


Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Pete Prevost, and Jason Ingram // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music (ASCAP) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Windsor Hill Music / So Essential Tunes / West Main Music (SESAC)
Dear Heart

Dear heart, do you belong to me, or do I belong to you'
Just look at all the trouble you dragged me into
I've heard it said to, "Follow your heart"
But I'm starting to wonder if it's gone too far

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Oh, heart, you've let me down
Chasing love where it can't be found
Heart, we've fallen out
'Cause all of your emotions have led me to doubt
Tell me who's going to save us now?

Dear heart, you're in the wrong place
Looking out for yourself, no matter what I say
And I know that you're holding me back, and it's time for a change
So I'm giving you away

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La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Heart, you've let me down
Chasing love where it can't be found
Heart, we've fallen out
'Cause all of your emotions have led me to doubt
Only Jesus can save us now

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, and Allen Salmon // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music (ASCAP) / Free The Salmon Music / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing
I Want To Get Lost

Nobody wants to get lost in the crowd
Buried beneath the ambient sounds
Under the beat of a million hearts, finding You can be the hardest part
Well, I found my way to trouble, I found my way to pain
Oh, but I'm so tired of trying to find my own way

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So I want to get lost, I want to get lost in Your arms
I want to get lost and lose my way into Your heart
'Cause there's so many voices telling me how to get lost in this life
So right now, I want to get lost in You before I lose myself

I never imagined at the start the thousand ways I could find my heart
Caught in a web of compromise
Stuck in the prison of my own lies
It was easy to find my way in, not as easy to get out
Oh, the roads to my own ruin are too easily found

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And I'm tired of trying to find my own way
And I'm tired of playing the mouse in the maze
Like I'm memorizing the same old phrase
Just repeating my steps to the same old place
Oh, I want to get lost tonight

(Chorus)

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Pete Prevost, Dan Gartley, and Jason Gray // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music / Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Centricity Music Publishing (ASCAP)
Take Over Me

It must be tiring to meet my resistance
My stubborn will can be so twisted
Pride can steal the best from me
But it's not what I want, but You're what I need
So I surrender

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I want You to take over me
Oh, I want You to take over me
I don't want to be part of the resistance
I want to be part of the release
So I want You to take over me

Oh, I can't survive a state of existence
Struggling to find what's missing
I want to win the war between
These skin and bones and what's underneath
So I surrender, yeah, I surrender

(Chorus)

I never want to, never want to be against You
I never meant to, never meant to resist You

I never want to, never want to be against You
Oh, how could I resist You?

(Chorus)

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Pete Prevost, Dan Gartley, and Christopher Stevens // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music / Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Regisfunk Music (BMI)
Forgiven

Well, the past is playing with my head
And failure knocks me down again
I'm reminded of the wrongs that I have said and done
And that devil just won't let me forget

In this life, I know what I've been
But here in Your arms, I know what I am

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I'm forgiven
I'm forgiven
And I don't have to carry the weight of who I've been
'Cause I'm forgiven

My mistakes are running through my mind
And I relive my days in the middle of the night
And I struggle with my pain, wrestle with my pride
Sometimes I feel alone, and I cry

In this life, I know what I've been
But here in Your arms, I know what I am

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When I don't fit in
And I don't feel like I belong anywhere
When I don't measure up to much in this life
Oh, I'm a treasure in the arms of Christ

(Chorus)

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Dan Gartley, and Pete Prevost // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music / Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing
These Things Take Time

I want to know why pain makes me stronger
I want to know why good men die
Why am I so afraid of the dark, but I stray from the light?

I want to know why You gave me eyes when faith is how I see
And tell me, is it easier to doubt or harder to believe'
Oh, there's so many questions stirring in me

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And I'm wondering why
Sometimes the truth ain't easy to find
I want to know all the answers
But I'm learning that these things take time
Yeah, these things take time

How can success make us feel like failures?
And the harder we fall, the harder we try
The more I have, the more I need just to feel like I'm getting by
Oh, there's so many questions in one short life

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And we spend so much time chasing our tails
Hoping to find every last answer to everything in life
So many questions, not enough time

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Hey, we all want to understand why evil lives, and good men die
On the way to Heaven, the truth unwinds
These things take time
These things take time
Yeah, these things take time

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Pete Prevost, Dan Gartley, and Christopher Stevens // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music / Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Regisfunk Music (BMI)
The Way The World Turns

Empty moments when I feel hopeless
Have left me restless inside
Doubt and sadness have kept me in fragments
Longing for a better life

Oh, it's the way the world turns
The way, the way

And I feel the current pulling me down
Can't keep the world from turning around
So I keep on turning to You
I keep turning
'Cause You're the hope of a new sunrise
Breaking over a desperate life
And I keep on turning to You
I keep turning to You

I'm so distracted by senseless passions
Tempting my wandering eyes
But every pursuit brings me closer to the truth
That only You can satisfy

When I feel the current pulling me down
Can't keep the world from turning around
Oh I keep on turning to You
I keep turning
'Cause You're the hope of a new sunrise
Breaking over a desperate life
And I keep on turning to You
I keep turning to You

The way we're hurting keeps us turning to You, to You

Oh, it's the way the world turns
The way the world turns
Oh, and I keep on turning to You

'Cause You're the hope of a new sunrise
Breaking over a desperate life
And I keep on turning to You, turning to You


Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Pete Prevost, Dan Gartley, and Christopher Stevens // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music / Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Regisfunk Music (BMI)
Lead Me

I look around and see my wonderful life
Almost perfect from the outside
In picture frames, I see my beautiful wife
Always smiling, but on the inside, oh, I can hear her saying

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Lead me with strong hands
Stand up when I can't
Don't leave me hungry for love, chasing dreams
But what about us
Show me you're willing to fight
That I'm still the love of your life
I know we call this our home
But I still feel alone

I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
They're just children from the outside
I'm working hard, I tell myself, "They'll be fine; they're independent"
But on the inside, oh, I can hear them saying...

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So Father, give me the strength to be everything I'm called to be
Oh, Father, show me the way to lead them
Won't You lead me'

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can't
Don't want to leave them hungry for love
Chasing things that I could give up
I'll show them I'm willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this a home
Lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone
Father, lead me, 'cause I can't do this alone

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, and Jason Ingram // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music (ASCAP) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Windsor Hill Music / So Essential Tunes / West Main Music (SESAC)
The Redeemer

Sometimes I just want to start over, 'cause everything looks like a wreck
And I need the courage to carry on, 'cause I can't see what's ahead
And there are places I've wished I could be, battles I've wanted to win
Dreams that have slipped through my hands
I may never get back again

But I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things, but I still believe in You
'Cause You can make anything new

Sometimes I just wish we could say all the things that are easy to hear
Ignore the injustice we see and explain every unanswered prayer
But I'd rather speak honestly and wear a tattered heart on my sleeve
'Cause in the middle of my broken dreams, redemption is here

And I'm still a dreamer, a believer
Oh, I've lost my faith in so many things, but I still believe in You
'Cause You are the answer, the redeemer
Oh, I've given up on too many things, but I'm not giving up on You
'Cause You can make anything new

I don't have every answer in life
But I'm trusting You one day at a time
'Cause You can make a weak heart stay alive forever
This is where Heaven and Earth collide
I lift my hands and give my life
This is how my weary heart stays alive

Oh, I'm still a dreamer (This is where heaven and earth collide)
(I lift my hands and give my life)
Still a believer (This is how my weary heart stays alive)
Oh, You are the answer (Oh, this is where Heaven and Earth collide)
(I lift my voice and give my life)
The redeemer (This is how my weary heart stays alive, oh)

'Cause You can make anything new
Yeah, You can make anything new

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, Mark Graalman, Pete Prevost, Dan Gartley, and Christopher Stevens // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music /Even-The Music (ASCAP) / Olde Irish Publishing / River Oaks Music Company (BMI) / Look At My Beard / Stonebrook Music Company (SESAC) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Regisfunk Music (BMI)
Til I Got To Know You

I tried perfecting myself
Would You love me more without my mistakes?
I tried not to ask for Your help
'Cause I didn't want to scare You away
Yeah, I was always worried I was going to let You down
Oh, I felt like I was standing in between the lost and found

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'Til I got to know You, You
I was out of place 'til You found a way to break through; it's true
I was just a skeptic 'til I got to know You
You (I was insecure; I had something to prove)
You (But now I know I am loved by You)

It's hard accepting Your grace in a world where nothing's free
For so long, I was afraid that You'd only see the worst in me
Yeah, I was always worried You were going to figure out
That I wasn't what You wanted, wasn't worth being around

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You have always been on my side
I finally see it
It took so long to believe it

'Cause I was always worried I was going to let You down
'Til I got to know You, You

'Til I got to know You, You, You
'Til I got to know You (I was insecure; I had something to prove)
I was out of place 'til You found a way to break through (I was insecure; I had something to prove, and now I know); it's true
I was just a skeptic 'til I got to know You
(I was insecure; I had something to prove, and now I know I am loved by You)
(I was insecure; I had something to prove)
(And now I know)
(And now I know I am loved by You)
(I am loved by You)

Written by Matt Hammitt, Christopher Stevens, and Ben Glover // © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow / Ariose Music / 9T One Songs (ASCAP) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing / Regisfunk Music (BMI)
Keep My Heart Alive

I'm so tired of politics and all this bad news
I'm so tired of chasing the moment instead of chasing You
I let the world wear me down
I'm desensitized

Jesus, keep my heart alive, keep my heart alive
Only You can save me from a world that's breaking right before my eyes
Keep my heart alive

Take these empty "hallelujahs," and fill my lungs again
'Cause I want to sing, and I want to mean it
I want to feel again
And let the world hear the sound of something divine

Jesus, keep my heart alive (Only You can save me), keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)
Only You can save me when my world is breaking right before my eyes
Jesus, keep my heart alive (Only You can save me), keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)
Only You can save me when my hope is fading, and I'm losing the fight

And when the world wears me down, You're my lifeline
You keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)

Jesus, keep my heart alive (Only You can save me), keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)
Only you can save me when my world is breaking right before my eyes
Keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)
Oh, keep my heart alive (Only You can save me)
You're my only hope when my world is fading before my eyes
Jesus, keep my heart alive
Keep my heart alive

Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, and Ben Glover / © 2010 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow / 1012 Rosedale Music / Ariose Music / 9T One Songs (ASCAP) / Admin. by EMI CMG Publishing All songs used by permission. All rights reserved.
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