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It’s Not The Walk, But The Welcome That Changes The Heart

Every time I listen to Mumford and Son’s Sigh No More there are phrases that grip me.
One of them is ‘That’s exactly how this grace thing works’…
It is found in the song Roll Away Your Stone.

You told me that I would find a home
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal
And all the while my character it steals
And darkness is a harsh term don’t you think
And yet it dominates the things I see
It seems that all my bridges have been burned
But you say ‘That’s exactly how this grace thing works’
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with every start

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All Creatures Of Our God And King by The Sing Team

All Creatures Of Our God And King by The Sing Team from their live EP Live On!.
It also features on their album Sing On!

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Glorious Day – Sunday Songs

At a combined churches gathering in Mount Gambier tonight one of the songs was Glorious Day from Passion, (featuring Kristian Stanfill, I think).

The lyrics:
I was buried beneath my shame
Who could carry that kind of weight?
It was my tomb
‘Til I met You
I was breathing, but not alive
All my failures I tried to hide
It was my tomb
‘Til I met You
You called my name
Then I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day
Now Your mercy has saved my soul
Now Your freedom is all that I know
The old made new
Jesus, when I met You, whoa, what a day
I needed rescue
My sin was heavy
But chains break at the weight of Your glory
I needed shelter
I was an orphan
But You call me a citizen of Heaven
When I was broken
You were my healing
Now Your love is the air that I’m breathing
I have a future
My eyes are open
‘Cause when you called my name
I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day
Chorus 2.
You called my name
And I ran out of that grave
Out of the darkness
Into Your glorious day

Words and Music: Jason Ingram / Jonathan Smith / Kristian Stanfill / Sean Curran
(c) 2017 Fellow Ships Music, So Essential Tunes, Hickory Bill Doc, So Essential Tunes (Admin Essential Music Publishing) sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, Jericho Songs, sixsteps Music, Songs (Admin Capitol CMG Publishing)

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The Wanderer by Kate Rusby

The Wanderer by Kate Rusby.
A song about those who wander because their minds no longer can remember who they are.

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O Sing My Soul – Sunday Songs

O Sing My Soul is from the first EP of Matt Boswell’s Messenger Hymns.
Apparently he has a new release with Matt Papa later this year. I’m looking forward to hearing it.

The lyrics:
O sing my soul the ancient song and lend Your highest praise
To Him who is the King of old and dwells in endless days
How resplendent His glory, How majestic His name
Now to the Uncreated One, O Let the anthem raise
O worship Him our Father God, The Spirit and The Word
Who fashioned all things from His joy, and saw that it was good
What perfection of friendship, what communion we shared
But choosing death we fell from life, aside the guilty pair
Now hear my soul the gospel song, attend the joyful news
For Christ has come the perfect Son, His Father’s will to choose
In our place He did suffer, In our place became sin
The death of death, the death of Christ who stands alive again
Now people of the risen Lord, o hear the call to go
Into the world we have been sent as messengers of hope
Christ alone be our treasure, Christ alone our reward
Come bid the nations sing, sing with us, the praises of the Lord

Words and Music: Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
(c) Copyright 2012 Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI).
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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The Squire And The Parson by Kate Rusby

The Squire And The Parson is a song based on a local fable that features the titular squire and parson, a struggle in the dark, and mistaken identity.
Whimsical fun.