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The Two Lost Sons by Caroline Cobb

Caroline Cobb’s A Home & A Hunger has been released today.
It’s a wonderful album of songs that follow the biblical themes of God’s redemptive purpose.

Here’s a song based on Luke 15, seasoned with observations by Tim Keller: The Two Lost Sons.
Have a listen:

The lyrics:
Verse 1:
I have been the younger son
Chase my pleasure, chase my fun
Build castles in the sand
My own Promise Land
When my kingdoms crumble down
The famine comes, I bottom out
Well I can hear your voice
Call for your little boy
Pre-Chorus 1:
But you were more of a means than a Father
You were drownin’ my dreams underwater
My child, my child I’ll run out to meet you
Come into my house What’s lost can be found
My child, my child come into the party
All I have is yours Don’t stand outside my door
All I have is yours
Verse 2:
I have been the elder son
Slavin’ til the work is done
Just tryin’ to earn my keep
Nothing comes for free
Bitterness was in my blood
From all this tryin’ to be enough
But you love that wayward son

Oh but look at what I’ve done
Pre-Chorus 2:
You were more of a means than a Father
I acted like an employee,
Not a son, not a daughter
Don’t let your pride get in the way
You don’t need to earn my love
Don’t let your guilt get in the way
You don’t need to earn my love
All of those rules that you keep or you break
You don’t need to earn my love
There is a Son that has already paid
You don’t need to earn it
You don’t need to deserve it
Come home, come home!
Come into my joy!
All I have is yours

Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP).
Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music. 
CCLI # 7097306. Key: E. Tempo: 150.

Luke 15:11-32. Based on Tim Keller’s Prodigal God.

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Caroline Cobb: A Home & A Hunger Album Story

A short background video from Caroline Cobb about her new album, A Home & A Hunger.

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Do Not Lose Heart by Caroline Cobb

Do Not Lose Heart is a song by Caroline Cobb, who has a new album, A Home & A Hunger, out soon.

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Only The Sick Need A Physician by Caroline Cobb

My copy of Caroline Cobb’s new album, Home & A Hunger: Songs of Kingdom Hope should be arriving soon, ahead of its general release in early September.
Only The Sick Need A Physician is the first single.

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Caroline Cobb’s the Blood + the Breath Free At Noisetrade

a1883891494_16Caroline Cobb’s Album of songs that trace the Bible’s big story about Jesus, the Blood + the Breath is celebrating its third anniversary.
It’s on Noisetrade for a week or so and also has three bonus tracks.
So, if you haven’t heard it before get it now.

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All The Stars by Caroline Cobb

This video of Caroline Cobb singing her composition All The Stars was released a week or so ago.
The song features on Cobb’s biblical theology themed album The Blood + The Breath.
For years I’ve enjoyed the similarly themed One World – One Dream by Nicky Chiswell; Cobb’s song focuses very personally on the promise and consequences that Abraham experienced.

The lyrics:
You followed me out to desert places
Leaving all familiar faces
To a land I will
Show you, promise you

Lift your eyes and look around you
Know my promise will be found true
All the land you see will your children’s be

And all the stars in the big, big sky
And all the sand in the oceans wide
Will not outnumber, will not outnumber you

All the people in the big, big world
All the nations of the earth
They will wonder, they will wonder at you

From your blood shall come kings
Everlasting, everlasting
My covenant will be steadfast and free

From you shall come many nations and generations
They will be my lot, and I will their God

But up on the mountain the stars lose their light
An ocean of sorrows you raise the knife
But I will remember and I will provide
The blood for the altar and raise up his life

Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000071
Written November 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project
Genesis 12:1-9, 13: 14-18; 15; 17:1-14, 22:1-19
A song about God’s covenant with Abraham