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I often find that my darkest thoughts aren’t these evil machinations
That blur the lines of right and wrong, but rather it’s impatience
When someone reaches out to me the lack of any empathy
Or when I know someone needs my voice I pretend I don’t hear the choice

Ignorance and ignoring
Are two very different things
It’s like nodding
when you’re not listening
Instead of asking when you missed something
The first doesn’t offend and doesn't care,
The second offends but does.

But the thing that should scare is the because.

We are impatient because we care more for ourselves,
Than we do for the cause of someone else.
Even if our service costs nothing
Our annoyance betrays something.

It snitches on the stitches our soul never received
The wounds, deep wounds that we never grieved
Cut open by the patience we were never given,
We never learned to give away

But what if we started today?
Yesterday I died
Just not how I'd thought
I just gave a seat to a guy on a crowded bus

Yesterday I died
When I could have fought
But showed grace to a friend that I trust

Yesterday I died
When I swallowed pride
And called my dad after our last fight

Yesterday I died
When I stayed up and tried
To pray with my savior through the night

Yesterday I died
When instead of giving in
I called up a friend and confessed my sin

Yesterday I died
When I let you win
And picked up the word again

Today I lied
Because yesterday I did none of those things
I am very much alive
Not crucified with my king
I heard him whisper each of these things
But I ignored
If today my death knell rings
And I stand before... Him

Will he say well done?
At least you believed and tried.

Or say yesterday, you died...
I left my heart the April when I met you
Just a Friday evening when I finally came to
I'd known your voice all those years
Drowned them out with my fear
And then somehow your word broke through

Like a **** in the crack in the street
I shouldn't be here but your voice swept over me
You told me the things that I feared
Things my heart bloomed to hear
And in that moment my soul found peace

It's a miracle that I'm even here
That your love opened my closed ears
After all of this time
The cross still shines so clear
Like the day your love first drew me near

Then that first December with you came like a flood
I saw my family in tears and tasted blood
My heart was hardened by fear
But then your love flowed in here
And forgiveness rose up from the mud

It's a miracle that I'm even here
That your love opened my closed ears
After all of this time
The cross still shines so clear
Like the day your love first drew me near

It seemed like just another Sunday in May
But then your spirit came in like autumn rain
Out of season without reason
And suddenly I was a son
Or realized what I was all along

It's a miracle that I'm even here
That your love opened my closed ears
After all of this time
The cross still shines so clear
Like the day your love first drew me near

Though the months and days keep flowing past
Looking back I guess I thought this phase would pass
But Jesus you never end
When my faith dies you rise again
And I know are always my forever friend

It's a miracle that I'm even here
That your love opened my closed ears
After all of this time
The cross still shines so clear
Like the day your love first drew me near
Like every day when you draw me near
Like today cause I know you're right here.
Oh thunders roll and stormy sprays
Weigh down my soul and doubt prevails
But your control like sunny days
Rise in me like the morning
It is your love that's dawning

Each flooding grief my heart can brace
Relief the thief cannot erase
It is belief and sovereign grace
That rises like the morning
Your love in me is dawning

Death's shadow looms and strength retreats
Under the gloom of pain complete
But from my doom, death shall retreat
I'll rise up like the morning
Your life in me is dawning

Death doubt and strife, filled to the brim
Was all drunk dry, and died so grim
So life on life I'll rise in Him
And rise up like the morning
Your light in me is dawning
Rebel son
Born in the shadow
A fire in the hollow of night

You're the reason
That the angel's are singing
To terrified shepherd's tonight

Oh they did not know
And we don't still
That you came below
For your will fulfilled
Caused us to be saved
From ourselves and the grave
We will sing
To our rebel king

Rebel priest
Baptized in the river
By the one who you soon would save

You loved the least
Like your own sons and daughters
Like your blood flowed through their veins

Rebel love
That raises the standard
Changes our hearts from within

You are above
Sickness couldn't touch you
You healed us out and within

Oh we did not know
And we don't still
That you came below
For your will fulfilled
Caused us to be saved
From ourselves and the grave
We will sing
To our rebel king

Rebel king
betrayed by a brother
Led out like a lamb to be slain

Torn skin
Until you didn't look human
You bore our shame and our pain

Without sin
You were tried as a rebel
Innocent and you bore our shame

We thought you'd win
But you died like a rebel
Bearing our sin and our shame

Every curse and blow
Every blood drop spilled
Oh the thorn torn brow
Oh the life I killed
But then death rebelled
And the grave did too
As the dead broke free
By your death renewed
And your life cries out
In our very souls
Destroying our doubt
Making broken whole
Let my heart of hearts
And my songs now sing
Lifting holy hands
To my rebel king

I've been blessed to know
And be in your will
Let my life be yours
For your will fulfilled
To be saved and save
From sin and grave
Until my life sings
To my rebel king
I'm waiting for a city where the broken
Are windows that let the light in
Where the pressed are the sweetest wine
Where the torn are stitched into Him
Where the lost are the street signs

Where the economy is grace
Where unity is race
And the currency of mercy
Is minted in every soul

Because every citizen is whole

Our gates open
Our tears dry
Our chains broken
Our joys rise

And never fall
A City, The City, YOur City for all
Turn out
all of the lights
Burned out
This is what it feels like
Lie down
Spread-out out on the floor

Silence
Nothing is moving
Violence
And my heart is hearing
Voices
I haven't heard before

No light
Left in the dark
No fight
Left in my heart
Tonight
Might be the final time

No place
For shadows to move
No space
Inside the room
Their crowding
Around me to get inside

But I want to say goodbye to you
I want to go away but you
Just keep holding on

The shadows seem bigger than stars
Maybe it's cause they're so far
Or maybe it's cause it's been years since they've been gone
But the light goes on
Maybe it's been years since I've been gone...
Just the shadows go on

Turn out
All of the lights
Till the house
Is like what is inside me
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