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We Will remember

 

Hear This

Hear this all who live / Come heavy come helpless receive what sorrow gives / Hear this all who live / Come gather together this story is ours / All we see is devastation like never before / For the love of generations we must tell them how we mourn / Hear this all who live / Come heavy come helpless receive what sorrow gives / Hear this all who live / Come gather together this story is ours / Over mountains they’re descending on numberless wings / In their darkness, we are defenseless the locust leave us suffering / Hear this all who live / Come heavy come helpless receive what sorrow gives / Hear this all who live / Come gather together this story is ours / Before them a garden sweet like Eden / Behind them a dry desert waste / The locusts will cut down like fire / The earth shakes so wake up and wail, for nothing escapes

Written by Christopher Williams and Rachel Taylor  ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI);

Cry Out To You

The leaves have dried up. The earth is aching / There is no water for the roots / The ground is grieving / No food for taking / And I am withering too. I am withering too / There is nothing, there is nothing. there is nothing I can do, but cry out to you / The strongest fire is only measured / By what it takes away / Fierce like a lion, showing no mercy / Loss comes as quiet as a thief. Help my eyes to see / / There is nothing, there is nothing. there is nothing I can do, but cry out to you / For this is how it is and not how it should be / Why have you left me here in the between / Beneath the starless sky, this river has run dry / Give me the tears that I can’t seem to find / There is nothing, there is nothing. there is nothing I can do, but cry out to you

Written by Christopher Williams and Rachel Taylor©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI);

Because You Are

I am because you are / Because you are I am / When there are no words, you speak for me / When my eyes grow tired, you help me see / When it feels like I have lost everything / It is you my God, who defines me / I am because you are / Because you are I am / When there is no light, but a fire that breathes / I forsake the ground and fall trembling / With no place to hide, forced a refugee / It is you my God, who defines me / Hear our cry, while we gather, we gather / We are one, because we gather, we gather / I am because you are / Because you are I am

Written by Christopher Williams, Rachel Taylor and Jim Trick ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI) and Jim Trick Music (ASCAP); 

I Cannot Know You

Burdened by our isolation / One by one we come to find / We’re barely breathing holding on to life / Stop and listen hear the whisper / Rest and wait for love to guide / To walk forward we must look behind / I cannot know you / I cannot know all of you / I cannot know you, oh God, by myself / Come and help me set the table / God prepared this holy ground / To our desolation we are bound / When we gather in God’s presence / Living out loves mystery / Here we find our true identity / I cannot know you / I cannot know all of you / I cannot know you, oh God, by myself / The good life comes in our belonging / Crying out with those who mourn / Love draws us together to be restored / I cannot know you / I cannot know all of you / I cannot know you, oh God, by myself

Written by Christopher Williams and Rob Blackledge©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), KidintheKorner (ASCAP);

Remember And Proclaim

Do you remember the valley you walked through / Heaven and earth gathered to bring you home, to bring you home / The mountains reached down to rivers that fed you / Both from my hand to show you are not alone, you are not alone / Remember and proclaim / Remember and proclaim / Do you remember how I first loved you / Called you by name holding you in my arms, I held you in my arms / Now even more, come hungry and mourning / Return to me, come ready to rend your heart, to rend your heart / Remember and proclaim / Remember and proclaim / God you are gracious, full of compassion / Slow to show anger, abounding in love and truth / God you are gracious, full of compassion / Help us remember as we follow you / God you are gracious, full of compassion / Slow to show anger, abounding in love and truth / God you are gracious, full of compassion / Help us remember as we follow you / Remember and proclaim / Remember and proclaim / Come to the table / Remember and proclaim / Remember and proclaim

Written by Christopher Williams, Rob Blackledge and Justin McRoberts ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), KidintheKorner (ASCAP); 5 foot 6 1/2 music  (ASCAP);

I Am Not Alone. Joel 2:18-27 – 126 – G

I’ve never seen the earth turn this dry and weary/These cracks beneath my feet resemble my heart / My thirst for rain is a burden I cannot carryThis ritual of shame tears my world apartI am not aloneYou are the desert you are the stormI am not aloneYou are the promise you will restoreI am not aloneMoment to moment I live hoping to be knownThese days, from where I stand, move painfully slowYou God of time know the cries of all your childrenYou ache while we try to make this world our home / I am not aloneYou are the desert you are the stormI am not aloneYou are the promise you will restore I am not alone You will send the rains / Never again will I be shamed / I know you will repay all the years the locusts have taken / I am not aloneYou are the desert you are the stormI am not aloneYou are the promise you will restore I am not alone

Written by Christopher Williams and Janie Townsend ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP);

Pour Your Spirit Out

Open handed this my hope / Lord pour your spirit out / No life in these dry, dry bones / Lord please pour your spirit out / In the prison of the past / Lord pour your spirit out / Chains of fear they hold me fast / Lord pour your spirit out / Lord please pour your spirit out / All I need is you / All I need is you / When I keep on asking why / Lord pour your spirit out / Let me now be satisfied / Lord pour your spirit out / Lord please pour your spirit out / All I need is you / All I need is you / As we sing and praise your name / Lord pour your spirit out / Help us breathe your blessing in / Lord pour your spirit out / Lord please pour your spirit out / All we need is you / All we need is you / All we need is you / All we need is you

Written by Christopher Williams and Chad Cates©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Icing on the Cates (SESAC) Administered by Amplified Admin;

Dwelling Place

Wonders in the heavens, wonders on the earth / Come display your greatness while our darkness turns / By your hand we will see your wondrous majesty / Oh my God, there is no God but thee / All will praise your name / All who call out will be saved / All will praise your name / God be still our dwelling place / When your spirit pours out, you are glorified / All your sons and daughters, we will prophesy / Old men dreaming new dreams, your visions we will sing / Oh my God, this is our story / All will praise your name / All who call out will be saved / All will praise your name / God be still our dwelling place / Our hearts ache to find a home in this chaos and upheaval / Only by your mercy Lord, will we learn we are your people / Deliver us / I am your God. You are my people / All will praise your name. All who call out will be saved / All will praise your name. God be still our dwelling place

Written by Christopher Williams, Rachel Taylor and Justin McRoberts ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI), 5 foot 6 1/2 music  (ASCAP);

Deeper Well

What do I do when I do what I want to? / What do I want when I want what I want? / Help me see that the way that I’m living / Don’t hurt just me, I’m hurting you too, hurting you too / Where do I turn when my heart gets lonely? / And I am afraid no one’s coming for me / Ain’t got no friends cause I sold them for silver / I keep on blaming everybody but me, everybody but me / Rain your mercy / I am thirsty / Rain your mercy / I need to drink from a deeper well / In those days when you’re fixing what’s broken / And when you gather your people to you / Oh will I stand with my sisters and brothers / Or go it alone, the way that I do, the way that I do / Rain your mercy / I am thirsty / Rain your mercy / I need to drink from a deeper well / Flowing from the highest mountain to the valley floor below / May your judgment and your mercy lead me where I need to go / Like this valley flow into me let every dry place in me grow / May my life Lord be a blessing, fill me up, to overflow / Rain your mercy / I am thirsty / Rain your mercy / I need to drink from a deeper well

Written by Christopher Williams and Justin McRoberts©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), 5 foot 6 1/2 music  (ASCAP)

Send Me

Break my heart for what breaks yours may I be moved like you / Renew my mind and heal these eyes to see my world the way you do / Break my heart for what breaks yours all who are left alone / Your sons enslaved by wealth and power / Your daughters stolen, traded and sold / Send me, to the refugees and strangers / Send me, to the powerless and poor / Send me, in the strength of your compassion / Move me into action, oh Lord / Break my heart for what breaks yours chase out my fear with love / Teach me this song of hope and justice / Let it be upon the earth as in heaven up above / Send me, to the refugees and strangers / Send me, to the powerless and poor / Send me, in the strength of your compassion / Move me into action, oh Lord / O to grace how great a debtor I am constrained to be / Let thy goodness, like a fetter bind my heart to thee / Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it to leave the one I love / Here’s my heart, O take and seal it for thy courts above / Send me, to the refugees and strangers / Send me, to the powerless and the poor / Send me, in the strength of your compassion / Move me into action, oh Lord / Teach me this song of hope and justice / Let it be upon the earth as in heaven up above

Written by Christopher Williams and Justin McRoberts©2018BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), 5 foot 6 1/2 music  (ASCAP) 

The River

You came to me when I was a stranger / A wayward soul so lost and afraid / But you know every hurt I have and where I wander / You catch every tear; hear every word I pray / You've taken bread and fed the five thousand / You healed one man through the faith of a few / To every blind and broken soul you offer a home / Cause no one is a stranger to you / You say come to the river already flowing / From your house up on that holy hill / You invite us to this bless-ed restoration / Only you and your love can fulfill / This water rolls down mountains into valleys / And into streams that make this city breathe / From your abundance we can flow like the blessings we know / The more we give, the more we receive / You say come to the river already flowing / From your house up on that holy hill / You invite us to this bless-ed restoration / Only you and your love can fulfill / Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we have found our hope in you / Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we have found our hope in you / Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we have found our hope in you / You say come to the river already flowing / From your house up on that holy hill / You invite us to this bless-ed restoration / Only you and your love can fulfill

Written by Christopher Williams and Rachel Taylor ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI); 

We Will Remember – 98 - C

In that day the mountains will drip new wine / In that day your fountain will flow from high / And the land will be restored / And the generations will lift their voice / We are here to declare your goodness / Mercy and love, your promise / You will not leave us, you will not let us go / We are here to retell the story / Of living hope and glory / Praise to the Father, the Spirit and the Son / We are here to declare your goodness / Mercy and love, your promise / You will not leave us, you will not let us go / We are here to retell the story / Of living hope and glory / Praise to the Father, the Spirit and the Son / We will remember, we will remember / We will remember, the goodness of you God / We will remember, we will remember / We will remember, the goodness of you God

Written by Christopher Williams, Rachel Taylor and Rob Blackledge ©2018 BiG ReD VaN Music (ASCAP), Rachel Taylor Popadic (BMI),  KidintheKorner (ASCAP);