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A Few Good Men | A Place to Stand | Live Right | New Heart
Elijah | Nothing but a Miracle | Both Feet on the Ground
These Days | Prisoner | Save Me


 

 

 

A Few Good Men

Rich Mullins
Matthew 6:9-10, Matthew 20:25-28
Acts 7, Second Corinthians 12:8-10

Show me someone who makes a difference
Show me someone who's brave when he needs to be
I just need to see
Someone who cares enough that he would risk his life
For the love of what he's come to believe

But you say that a man like that wouldn't last in a world like this
Well, I believe that the world won't last
If a man like that don't exist
So I'm looking for a few good men, the brave and strong
Well, I bow again, Lord, I pray "Thy Kingdom Come"

Show me a someone who knows how to struggle
Who isn't caught in the hold of his luxuries
I just need to see
Someone who was made for trouble
Who could come and help shape our destiny

But you say that a man like that wouldn't last in a world like this
Well, I believe that the world won't last
If a man like that don't exist
So I'm looking for a few good men, the brave and strong
Well, I bow again, Lord, I pray "Thy Kingdom Come"

But you say that a man like that wouldn't last in a world like this
Well, I believe that the world won't last
If a man like that don't exist
So I'm looking for a few good men, the brave and strong
Well, I bow again, Lord, I pray "Thy Kingdom Come"

(Give me the strong, give me the brave)
(Give me the strong, give me the brave)
(Give me the strong, give me the brave)
(Give me the strong, give me the brave)

Though it come with a cross
Though it come with the pain, let it come
Let it come to our hearts
Let it burn in our brains, let it come
O Lord, though it come with the blood that the
Martyrs bleed
Let it come, oh Lord, let it come
Let it come with the fury of a love unleashed, let it come

(Give me the strong, give me the brave)
Oh Lord, let it come
(Give me the strong, give me the brave)


A Place to Stand

Rich Mullins
Exodus 3:1-6, Psalm 18:2
Psalm 71:3, Matthew 10:16-23

Well there's a lot of things working against me
But I know I can't lose
Yeah, there's a lot of things working against me
But I know I can't lose
And there's a lot of miles still between me and my home
But I've learned a lot through the years, now
I'm more than just young
I got a lot of things working against me
But I know I can't lose

And there's a lot of love locked up inside of me
That I'm learning to give
Yeah, there's a lot of love locked up inside of me
That I'm learning to give
So that like that bush in Sinai that burned but was not consumed
May the speed of my life throw sparks on the shadows of the tombs
I got a lot of love locked up inside me
I'm learning to give

So hold on to my hand, yeah hold on to my hand
'Cause I need a place to run to and a place to stand

And there's a lot of things this world has hidden
That I'm learning to see
Yeah, there's a lot of things this world has hidden
That I'm learning to see
Well I have seen some injustice but I've seen mercy too
I was blinded by the things I saw until I looked at you
There's a lot of things this world has hidden
I'm learning to see

So hold on to my hand, hold on to my hand
'Cause I need a place to run to and a place to stand

Hold on to my hand, yeah hold on to my hand
'Cause I need a place to run to and a place to stand


Live Right

Rich Mullins, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Reed Arvin
Matthew 19:29, Luke 7:16-21, Luke 13:30
John 14:16-17, John 15:26, Galatians 6:7-10

So much life is slipping past you
You better sink in and take a hold
So many things you say you think you'd like to do
About the things you think you know
Well, that road that's paved with good intentions
May never reach the streets of gold
No, no, no

So much love is on the inside
Better give in and let it out
Any fool could tell you why
But let the Spirit show you how
Speak your heart and maybe you could shed light
On the shadow of someone's doubt
Yeah, yeah, yeah

So don't hold out, don't let these chances pass you by
Here's your life, you're gonna get it right
Live like you'll die tomorrow
Die knowing you'll live forever, live right
Love like you'll leave tomorrow
Believing love lasts forever, live right

The things you grab will never last you
Once they get you in their hold
What once were your slaves become your masters
They burn you up and leave you cold
Can you tell me what you have to profit
If you gain the world and lose your soul
Oh, no, no

But don't hold out, don't let these chances pass you by
Here's your life, you're gonna get it right
Live like you'll die tomorrow
Die knowing you'll live forever, live right
Love like you'll leave tomorrow
Believing love lasts forever, live right

You gotta live

Don't pull away from what's ahead of you and don't you look back
Look forward in faith and hope will pull you through
To a love that will last

Live like you'll die tomorrow
Die knowing you'll live forever, live right
Love like you'll leave tomorrow
Believing love lasts forever, live right

(Live right, you gotta live)

Live like you'll die tomorrow (live like you're living right)
Die knowing you'll live forever, live right
Love like you'll leave tomorrow
Believing love lasts forever, live right

(Live right, you gotta live)

Live like you'll die tomorrow (live like you're living right)
Die knowing you'll live forever, live right
Love like you'll leave tomorrow
Believing love lasts forever, live right

(You gotta live right, you gotta live)
(Live like you're living right)
(Live right)
(Believing that love will last)
(Live right, you gotta live right)
(You gotta live)


New Heart

Rich Mullins and Reed Arvin
Genesis 12:1-2, Second Chronicles 34:31-32
Psalm 102:25, Isaiah 42:8, First John 4:8

Let there be no doubt I am the God of all Creation
God of glory and the God of love
And I have called you out, out of the many nations
To be my people so let me your God

And I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
Your heart of stone I will remove
I'll put a heart of flesh inside of you
One I can touch, one I can move
And one that beats in time with the truth

So you're on your way now, well, it won't be easy going
Still my love is there and it will see you through
For my name's sake I, I'm gonna make you Holy
So people will see Me when they look at you

And I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
Your heart of stone I will remove
I'll put a heart of flesh inside of you
One I can touch, one I can move
And one that beats in time with the truth

I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
I will give you a new heart, give you a new heart
Give you a new heart and a new spirit
I will give you a new heart


Elijah

Rich Mullins
Second Kings 2:11, Matthew 6:19-21

The Jordan is waiting for me to cross through
My heart is aging I can tell
So Lord, I'm begging for one last favor from You
Here's my heart take it where You will

This life has shown me how we're mended and how we're torn
How it's okay to be lonely as long as you're free
Sometimes my ground was stoney
And sometimes covered up with thorns
And only You could make it what it had to be
And now that it's done
Well if they dressed me like a pauper
Or if they dined me like a prince
If they lay me with my fathers
Or if my ashes scatter on the wind
I don't care

But when I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye

There's people been friendly, but they'd never be your friends
Sometimes this has bent me to the ground
Now that this is all ending
I want to hear some music once again
'Cause it's the finest thing that I have ever found

But the Jordan is waiting
Though I ain't never seen the other side
Still they say you can't take in the things you have here
So on the road to salvation
I stick out my thumb and He gives me a ride
And His music is already falling on my ears

There's people been talking
They say they're worried about my soul
Well, I'm here to tell you I'll keep rocking
'Til I'm sure it's my time to roll
And when I do

When I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye

'Cause when I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye


Nothing But a Miracle

Rich Mullins
Mark 2:14

Loneliness was the biggest part of the world that I once knew
It's hard to see how much that You've got to give
When you're scared of what you've got to lose
I wanted to cry but my pride wouldn't let me
And gravity held me in the emptiness that I could not see through

And Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
You have made what I've become out of what I was
(Out of what I was)
Yeah, Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
And I believe you can do anything if you can love
You can love

Now this love is the biggest part of the world You brought me to
And the universe looks kinder from a brightened point of view
Now I'm wanting to fly and there's nothing to stop me
'Cause I know that You love me
And You call me to rise up and follow You

And Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
You have made what I've become out of what I was
(Out of what I was)
Yeah, Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
And I believe you can do anything if you can love

Why did I ever wait so long before I opened up
I never felt so strong a love

Yeah, Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
You have made what I've become out of what I was
(Out of what I was)
Yeah, Your love is nothing but a miracle (nothing but a miracle)
And I believe you can do anything if you can love
Oh yeah, you can love


Both Feet on the Ground

Rich Mullins and Niles Borop
First John 4:16

They pass two by two star-dazed
They gaze at the lights on the avenue
Just like when love is new
It's Saturday night and I know that they think I'm alone
Oh but I'm alright
I got You by my side

And I'm not head over heels, and I'm not on cloud nine
And I don't think love is blind
'Cause I know that You see me and yet
You still choose to be mine
With a love that will stand even when I fall down
I know You'll pick me up somehow
And You say that to love is to love
With both feet on the ground

Passing by they glide on the music
As free as two birds in flight
At least they are tonight
But I'm just out of reach of the lights
And the music the silence out
On the beach
I know that's where we'll meet

And I'm not head over heels, and I'm not on cloud nine
And I don't think love is blind
'Cause I know that You see me and yet
You still choose to be mine
With a love that will stand even when I fall down
I know You'll pick me up somehow
And You say that to love is to love with both feet on the ground

And I'm not head over heels, and I'm not on cloud nine
And I don't think love is blind
'Cause I know that You see me and yet
You still choose to be mine
With a love that will stand even when I fall down
I know You'll pick me up somehow
And You say that to love is to love with both feet on the ground


These Days

Rich Mullins and Pam Mark Hall
Matthew 15:14, Luke 10:21-24

There's a song down in my heart
Nobody there to sing it
Like a vision asleep in the dark
With no one around to dream it
We just all sit back and watch all
That we love sinking away

When we got to where we was going
We forgot just where it was
The next thing that you know is
All we found was we was lost
And the blame, oh the blame
Comes down on all of us these days

These days we got nothing left to find
These days oh it's the blind leading the blind
These days I need more than just a line about Jesus
Oh I need to see His love these days

We got sophistication
In the wake of the fall
Now we got this Civilization
And it's got us all involved in nothing
Oh, nothing at all but atomic waste

And we got too many people
Who are too easily disposed of
Well, you can make it all legal
But in the end you know that it ain't right
You were just doing your job
And your job did you in these days

These days we got nothing left to find
These days oh it's the blind leading the blind
These days I need more than just a line about Jesus
Oh I need to see His love these days

These days I need more than just a line about Jesus
Oh I need to see His love these days


Prisoner

Rich Mullins
First Peter2:16

Some people say they live for no good reason
I guess they live despite
The very things they choose not to believe in
And the love they must deny
I don't want that kind of they call it freedom
If I have to be a cynic when I die

I'd rather be a prisoner
Lock me in and never let me out
I'd rather be a prisoner of Your love
Than to be the champion of my doubt

Some people say this world will end with a whimper
And some say with a bang
No matter how much your theories might differ
It's passing just the same
And when it's gone I hope I can remember
Who to accuse and who I have to thank

I hope that I'm Your prisoner
Well maybe then you could transfer me out of here
I'd rather be a prisoner of Your love
Than to be the victim of their fears

I hear the door shut. I hear the lock snap
I know that when You took me in that
You'd never let me go back
I see the people. I hear their angry shouts
And I know when You locked me in
You locked the world out

I'd rather be a prisoner
Well You can lock me in and never let me out
Than to be the champion of my doubt
I'd rather by a prisoner of Your love

I'd rather be a prisoner
Well You can lock me in and never let me out
I'd rather be a prisoner of Your love
Than to be the champion of my doubt
I'd rather be a prisoner


Save Me

Rich Mullins
Psalm 9:12-14, Psalm 54:1-2, Psalm 69:16-17

Save me, save me
Save me from my contempt for the things that make me strong
Save me from any value I could put a price tag on
Save me from Soviet propagandists
Lord, save me from Washington
Please save me, Lord save me

Save me, save me
Save me from the slick pop sounds
Laid down in virgin vinyl grooves
Save me from any woman who would be turned
On to the aftershave I use
Save me from trendy religion that makes
Cheap cliches out of timeless truths
Lord save me, please save me
Save me