Lyrics: Forget the Sea

You Love Me Anyway

Love love love… love love.
Love love love… love love.

When I’m moody, when I’m blue, I can always turn to You.
And You love me.  You love me anyway.
When my doubts turn into fears, You can see right through the tears.
And you love me. You love me anyway.

When I grumble in my prayers.  When I unload all my cares.
You love me. You love me anyway.
Sometimes I forget to pray; tell you what You mean each day.
But You love me. You love me anyway.

Lord You love me… in spite of me.
You love me.  You love me anyway
Lord You love me… in spite of me.
You love me.  You love me anyway

Love love love… love love.
Love love love… love love.

I’m up and down.  I push and pull.  Sometimes I’m just unloveable.
But You love me. You love me anyway.
I’m hot, I’m cold.  I disappear.  I fail to hear you in my ear.
But You love me. You love me anyway.
(anyway,)

Lord You love me… in spite of me.
You love me.  You love me anyway
Lord You love me… in spite of me.
You love me.  You love me anyway

Chorus repeat

You love me.  You love me anyway.

Baptize Me in the Rain

Take me to the river.  I’ll fall down and shiver
in the presence of Your love, of Your love.
Lead me to the water.  Take me to the Father.
I can never get enough.
Baptize me in the rain.  Baptize me in the rain. (hey!)

Everyday I need You, in all things that I do.
I am searching for Your will.
When the storm clouds gather, I won’t fear I’d rather
wait for the heavens to spill.
Baptize me in the rain.  Baptize me in the rain.

Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…
Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…

I am standing.  I am waiting… where forgiveness rains.
Let Your mercy fall from heaven.  Take away these stains.
I am standing.  I am waiting… where forgiveness rains.
Let Your mercy fall from heaven.  Take away these stains.

Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…
Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…

Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…
Na na, na na na na…  Na na, na na na na… Na na, na na na na na…

Baptize me in the rain.  Baptize me in the rain.
Na na, na na na na na…

Take To The Sky

Pull up your boots.  Looks like there could be some rain.
Yeah button your coat and try to unravel your brain.
Oh figure it out.  It’s easier if you don’t try.
Just fall to your knees and learn how to take to the sky.

(I want to…)
Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.
Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.
Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.
Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.

Look past the clouds.  Somewhere behind is the sun.
After the storm, that’s when the growing is done.
Somewhere I know God has a blueprint for me.
I don’t know what it is, but that’s where I want to be.

Chorus repeat

Funny how things seem to change with a new point of view.
Funny how life can be sweet when you find something true.
Just when it looks like the end of the road.
Just when you feel you can’t carry the load.
Well God’s calling you, yeah He’s calling you
And He’s telling you to…

Chorus repeat

Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.
Take to the sky… time to take to the sky.

The Son Is Shining

Long before the rooster had his say, I felt the earth begin to quake.
I was awakened from my sleep.
At the break of day, in the garden on the path I saw somebody walking.
Just a whisper in the breaking light.

At the tomb, a crowd assembled.  On his knees, a soldier trembled.
Mary wept.  The stone was rolled away.

Now I see a light break upon the horizon.
The Son is shining.  The Son is shining.
I see a light break upon the horizon.
The Son is shining.  The Son is shining. (yeah)

Na na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na.

O’re the mountains; o’re the seas, a light is climbing past the rocks and trees.  It makes its way across the land.
Through the nations; through the years it finds me somehow in my fears.
And wipes away the tears with nail-scarred hands.

Chorus repeat

Na na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na. (x2)

Chorus repeat
Na na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na.
Na na… na na na na na na. (x4)

I Will Sing

Empty… no voices ringing… there was no singing…
no sound of joy or elation.
Then He… saw me in mercy… though so unworthy…
I heard the song of salvation…

I will sing.  I will sing.  I’ll sing till my tears wash away, wash away
my doubt and my fear.
I will sing.  I will sing.  I’ll sing till my tears wash away, wash away
my doubt and my fear.
I will lift up my hands. I’ll lift up Your name.
I will sing, I will sing… no longer the same.
I will lift up my hands. I’ll lift up Your name.
I will sing, I will sing… no longer the same.

In Your… heavenly places.  You hear our praises.
Maker of everything.
Jesus… You are my music… You are my message.
You are the reason I sing.

Chorus repeat

Holy holy… You are holy.
I lift up my hands… Your heart understands.
Holy holy… You are holy.
I come to your throne.  Lord, I give you my song.
Holy holy… You are holy.
I lift up my hands… Your heart understands.
Holy holy… You are holy.
I come to your throne. Lord, I give you my song.

Chorus repeat

I will sing.  I will sing.  I’ll sing till my tears wash away, wash away
my doubt and my fear.
I will sing.  I will sing.  I’ll sing till my tears wash away, wash away
my doubt and my fear.  (I will sing, I will sing…)

Pick Me Up and Carry Me

I’m a baby in your arms; I’m an infant in my soul.
I get turned around so easily.  I don’t know where to go.
Lord I need to see the lighthouse. I might get lost at sea.
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.

I’m a robin in the winter. I’m a snowflake in the spring.
I depend upon Your mercy for You are my everything.
When the soul of me has melted and I have no song to sing,
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me. (oh my Lord)
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.

Oh Lord I pray Your love… will keep me from all harm.
That when I stumble I will fall into your arms.
Oh Lord I pray Your love… will keep me from all harm.
That when I stumble I will fall into your arms.

I’m the woman at the well.  I’m the lame man at the gate.
I’m the man who couldn’t see.  I am a servant of my fate.
There are things going on that I did anticipate.
So pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me (precious Lord)
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.

Carry me (carry me)… Lord carry me (Lord carry me)
Carry me (carry me)… Lord carry me (Lord carry me)
You are my light house; You are my strength.
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me (precious Lord)
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.

Chorus repeat

Carry me (carry me)… Lord carry me (Lord carry me)
Carry me (carry me)… Lord carry me (Lord carry me)
You are my light house; You are my strength.
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me (precious Lord)
Pick me up.  Pick me up and carry me.

You Are, You Are

You are everything beautiful… You are everything beautiful…

Icicles on my window pane; cold winds blowing through my soul.
I’m lost in the wilderness, far away from all Your best.
Turned around with nowhere left to go.
I’m turned around with nowhere left to go.

Couldn’t see the forest for the trees. The coat upon my back is old and torn.
Suddenly a light appeared. I realized that You were near.
Always my refuge in the storm.
Always my refuge in the storm.

You are the fire on my hearth.  You are the footsteps in the snow.
You are the lantern in the dark. Showing me the path that leads me home.
You are, You are…  You are, You are.
You are ,You are…   You are, You are.

I am but an ember in the flame. Keep me Lord, I will burn for You.
In Your presence I will glow, forgetting how the cold winds blow.
In everything I know that You are true.
In everything I know that You are true.

and the summer comes… and the summer comes…

Like the laundry on the line… sheets that billow in the breeze.
You move move quiet through our lives.  Soft, like clouds above the trees.
Like a whisper through the leaves.
You are, You are… You are, You are.
You are, You are…  You are, you are.

Tinderbox

I get lost in the crowd.  I get lost in the clouds.
You see things so differently.  I see superficially.
Open my eyes to your world.

Like a whisper; like a kiss… still small voice I sometimes miss.
You hear things so differently. You hear the whole symphony.
Open my ears to your voice.

Jesus I’m a tinderbox… set me on fire.
Jesus I’m a tinderbox… set me on fire.
Replace my indifference with holy magnificence.
Savior melt my cold heart… and set me on fire.

I’ve endured the stormy gales.  But I have never felt the nails.
You feel things so differently.  You were crucified for me.
Lamb of God who died that we could live.

Chorus repeat

Yeah set me on fire…

Mold me, make me, oh Lord Jesus take me to your heart.
Mold me, make me, oh Lord Jesus take me to your heart.
Mold me, make me, oh Lord Jesus take me to your heart.
Mold me, make me, oh Lord Jesus take me to your heart.

Chorus repeat (x2)

I have never felt the nails…

Sometimes God Whispers

Lightning bugs in the summer fields; a million stars that I can touch.
They don’t worry ‘bout the evening news. No they don’t worry about too much.
They don’t ask God questions or wonder what it’s all about.
They know sometimes God whispers. They know sometimes He shouts.

Old oak tree on a busy street… he’s surrounded by a parking lot.
But in the fall he turns to gold; he gives it everything he’s got.
In his branches a sparrow… is sleeping safe and sound.
Sometimes God whispers.  You don’t even know that He’s around.
(oh but He’s around.)

I believe God loves us; I believe God cares.
I can feel Him in my heart, in my soul, I can feel Him in the air.
I see the fingerprints of God upon creation. I can see Him everywhere.

Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh…  Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh…

Rainy night on the interstate.  She took the kids and she left town.
She has blood on her lower lip. The kids are sleeping safe and sound.
In the hotel there’s a bible… that she clutches to her chest.
Sometimes God whispers “Come to me child and I will give you rest.”

Two kids are playing in the yard.  One is weak; the other strong.
One lost her hair from all the chemo. the other’s hair is brown and long.
They are indians and cowboys… searching for the old hideout.
Sometimes God whispers.  Sometimes He takes a different route.

Chorus repeat

Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh… Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh…
Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh… Oh-oh oh-oh-oh… oh-oh oh-oh-oh…

Everything I Give

Blackbirds on a cold November sky.
Looking through the window they go by.
They don’t know what their tomorrow brings.
They have nothing; they have everything… everything.

I came into this old world… penniless and poor.
I will leave the same way too.
When I was broken on the floor… penniless and poor.
Lord You made me something new.
So I give everything to You.

The summer nor the winter will concede.
So the autumn’s where the two of them agreed.
The blackbird says “I think it’s time to go.”
We hear the same voice in our heads,
away from where the cold winds blow.

Chorus repeat

I give everything to You… Lord I give everything…

It’s time for something new.  It’s time to see this through.
I give, I give, I give myself to You.
It’s time that I confess; time to chase the emptiness
away to find what’s good and right and true.
I give everything…

Chorus repeat

I give everything to You… (I give my heart and soul, my love.)
I give everything to You… (My shame and disappointment too.)
I give everything to You… (I give You all my foolish pride.)
I give everything to You… (All the things locked up inside.)
I give everything to You.

Ordinary Average Autumn

Every ordinary average autumn is a beautiful thing, she believes.
And she’s come a long way up from the bottom to enjoy
all the colors of the leaves.

Maybe late September she will remember
as the autumn skies gather overhead.
And she’ll hear the voices.  They are the choices
she has made that have filled her with regret.

In the noonday heat, she walked down the busy street.
All alone to draw the water from the well.
While inside of her heart, she was falling apart.
With the secrets she could never ever tell.

Suddenly a shadow fell upon her shoulder, and a voice that was gentle like the breeze.
In His words she heard great peace and compassion.
And He changed everything that she believes.

She believes.  She believes.
She believes.  She believes.

As the years pass by her, the warm days remind her
of that summer sun drifting in the sky.
And the day that a stranger, somehow He changed her
with the well that has never yet run dry.

Now every ordinary average autumn is a beautiful thing, she believes.
And she’s come a long way up from the bottom to enjoy
all the colors of the leaves.