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A Man Like Me: Album Lyrics

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Hello everyone! I’ve been meaning to post the lyrics to the songs on my new project. You find them below. I love what each and every song says. There are some very powerful truths and I hope they speak to you like they do me. Blessings!

Wes

One Day
Some days my hands are wide open
Some days I only think of me
Some days I offer words of blessing
Some days there’s anger when I speak
I don’t always do what I want to do, it tears my heart in two

But one day, in a perfect moment, failures are gonna fall away
Some day You’ll finish what You started
You promised I’ll be changed one day

This life is full of frustration when you want to walk by faith
Sometimes I’m doin’ alright, then suddenly I’m back down on my face
You’ve given me a hope that I’m holding to that You’ll make all things new

You give me strength to press on through the battle
Until the time will come to rescue me

A Man Like Me
A man like me
Says one thing and does another
A man like me
Holds a grudge against his brother
A man like me
Thinks a promise can be broken
Just as easy as a glass on the floor
A man like me
Seems to speak before he listens
A man like me
Seems to always have a reason
A man like me
Is only living for the moment
And forgets there is something more

But I believe there’s hope for everyone
No one’s on their own, no one’s too far gone
‘Cause love has made a way and your arms still reach
Even for a man, for a man like me

A man like you
Always loved without condition
A man like you
Showed us mercy and forgiveness
A man like you
Came to be a sacrifice
Gave your life, laid it down for us all

So I believe there’s hope for everyone
No one’s on their own, no one’s too far gone
‘Cause love has made a way and your arms still reach
Even for a man, for a man like me

So take my heart let it beat like yours today
Take my pride, take my selfishness away
I want to walk with you, I want everyone to see
That you can make a new man from a man like me

Find Me
Find me with a gentle heart, find me with an open door
Find me dancing with my wife across the kitchen floor
Find me speaking words of grace, find me in my lonely hour
Find me when I’m on my knees, desperate to feel your pow’r
Every struggle, every dream, every breath I breathe

Find me, find me, hold me close to Thee
Make me, make me who You knew that I could be

Find me in the little things, when life is turning upside down
Find me playing in the yard cheering on my boys’ touchdown
Find me when I want to run and I’m afraid to face the dark
Oh when I’m brave enough to think that I could light the world with just one spark
Oh, when I’m flying, when I’m down, when I’m losing ground

With a life to live and a song to give and a race that’s yet to run I come

Because of Love
You could have walked away
You could have left the world in shame to let us wander lost and all alone
And You could have easily said this is more than You could take
You could have turned around and walked a different road
But to our surprise You chose life against every odd
To show Your heart, to prove the truth that You alone are God

Because of love all of the world was changed
There is a brand new page and the story now forever was rewritten
Because of love I have eternity
When You gave to me the one thing that I don’t deserve
And I can’t believe the price that I was worth because of love

There is a ray of hope where only darkness used to be
And we can see the light that leads us home
Oh, we can have a life that even death can’t take away
‘Cause the power of Your love won’t let us go
So I have come to honor the One that gave this gift of grace
The only One worthy of my praise

Tomorrow is a place where heaven is a promise that awaits

Hands
Lord I can’t see any way through this situation
Every step to me feels like a wrong direction
Can’t stop this darkness from closing in on me
There’s nothing left for me to do
I’m on my knees, I cry to you

I need your strength
To take me through this moment
I need your peace
‘Cause I feel so desperate
Give me more faith
To trust in you
When the world falls down, help me to believe
That everything I see is in your hands

You see my days, they’re all laid out before you
And you’re there with me, in anything I may go through
Well I’m about to break, and I’ve never been more aware
Of everything that I can’t do
I know my only hope is you

With every trial I’ve faced you think I’d learned by now
But I keep going to back to the place where I’m falling down
Maybe that’s where you want me to be
Always face to face with what I need

If Sunday Had Not Come
Suppose the stone had never stirred
Death had had the final word
What if the forces of darkness there had won
What if Christ was not alive
And every hope had been denied
Where would we be if Sunday had not come

Oh what if Sunday had not come
What if the Son had never dawned
What if eternity was eternally gone
What if the One who came to save
Had never risen from the grave
Oh what if Sunday had not come

Imagine Christ had come in vain
No one there to cleanse our stain
Death was triumphant when all was said and done
What if prophets all were wrong
The cross had silenced Jesus’ song
Where would we be if Sunday had not come

Sweet Surrender
The hardest thing for me to say is “Not my will, but have Your way,”
When I want what You don’t
The pain I feel I made myself, and now I’m asking for Your help
Lord, mend me, don’t condemn me
Take me from this broken place, surround me with Your healing grace
Love away all my mistakes as I fall before You

In sweet surrender
When I relinquish full control, Your perfect peace can heal my soul
In sweet surrender
I’ve never needed You so much, I’m desperate, Lord, for just one touch from You

Your love restores broken things, so take this broken life I bring
You made it, Lord, please save it
Meld me in Your cleansing fire, make Your way my heart’s desire
I trust You, Oh Lord, I love You
Take me from this broken place, surround me with Your healing grace
Love away all my mistakes as I fall before You

New Day
I made mistakes
I was defeated
I ran away
From the love I always needed
Until I fell down
That’s when you found me
And in my brokenness
You changed everything

I am not looking back
Wasting time on the past
When I know that you have
Given me a new day
And by your love I am saved
All the old is washed away
And I’m living in a new day

You took my past
Up to the cross and
Down to the grave
But then you rose again
And it has no power, no
It has no place
I am new because of mercy
And I will stand and say

The old has gone, the new has come
And I’ll praise your name for everything you’ve done, Jesus

Heal the Wound
I used to wish that I could rewrite history
I used to dream that each mistake could be erased
Then I could just pretend I never knew the me back then
I used to pray that You would take this shame away
Hide all the evidence of who I’ve been
But it’s the memory of the place You brought me from
That keeps me on my knees and even though I’m free

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
Heal the wound but leave the scar

I have not lived a life that boasts of anything
I don’t take pride in what I bring
But I’ll build an altar with the rubble that You’ve found me in
And every stone will sing of what You can redeem

Don’t let me forget everything You’ve done for me
Don’t let me forget the beauty in the suffering

Jesus Saves
Hear the heart of Heaven beating, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
And the hush of mercy breathing, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
Hear the hosts of angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King”
And the sounding joy repeating, “Jesus saves”

See the humblest hearts adore Him, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
And the wisest bow before Him, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
See the sky alive with praise, melting darkness in its blaze
There is light forevermore when Jesus saves

He will live our sorrow sharing, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
He will die our burden bearing, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
“It is done!” will shout the cross, Christ has paid redemption’s cost!
While the empty tomb’s declaring, “Jesus saves!”

Freedom’s calling, chains are falling, hope is dawning bright and true!
Day is breaking, night is quaking, God is making all things new!

Oh to grace, how great a debtor, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
All the saints who shout together, “Jesus saves, Jesus saves”
Rising up so vast and strong, lifting up salvation’s song
The redeemed will sing forever, the redeemed will sing forever,
The redeemed will sing forever, “Jesus saves.”  “Jesus saves!”

It is Well With My Soul
(S)When peace like a river attendeth my way
(W)When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul!

(S)It is well (Wes echo)
(S)With my soul (Wes echo)
It is well, it is well with my soul!

(S)My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought
(W)My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord o my soul!

(W)It is well (Steve echo)
(W)With my soul (Steve echo)
It is well, it is well with my soul!

And Lord haste the day when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well with my soul!

(S)It is well (Wes echo)
(S)With my soul (Wes echo)
It is well, it is well with my soul!