Friday, December 5, 2008

Deeper Waters run darkly underneath....?

Today, while playing with the Apple TV my Dad got and browsing my Dad's itunes I ran across a Casting Crowns song that I haven't heard in a long while.  I had forgotten how much I loved the song, and how close to home it hits for me always.  I think that I would love to have a small group that met like once a month and talked about songs... I could pick out tons of songs that say things to me(a lot of them coming from Casting Crowns)  and how neat would it be to talk about them?  I used a lot of Casting Crowns songs as "inspiration" when I was doing pulpit supply at EUC. Here are the lyrics to the song I listened to tonight, and then I'm going to write a list of other songs that hug my heart when I hear them.  My hope is that you will listen to them and if they touch you too you'll leave a comment and tell me in what way and we can talk about them :)  And would also like to invite you to leave me a list of songs that you find touching or remarkably true to you, so that I might listen and learn :)

Here is Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small

Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

And here is my list of awesome songs (for the time being)

Casting Crowns:
If We are the Body
Praise You in this Storm
Does Anybody Hear Her
What this World Needs
The Altar and the Door
Here I Go Again
Voice of Truth
Who Am I

Michael W. Smith: (there are probably tons more, but this is it for now and mostly from the album "Stand")
Be Lifted High
Come to the Cross

Steven Curtis Chapman:(same as above, there are many more, these are mostly from the album "This Moment")
Children of God

Washed by the Water

Chris Rice:
Untitled Hymn(Come to Jesus)

Chris Tomlin:
God of this City 
How Can I Keep from Singing
Made to Worship
Amazing Grace(My Chains are Gone)
How Great is our God

Matt Redman:
Blessed be Your Name

Various... so I don't really know
No One Like You (Barlowgirl??)
Grace Flows Down

I think that's enough for tonight :)


Christian Thibodeau said...
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Christian Thibodeau said...

Once again with feeling (since I had the link wrong).

I read you post and it got me thinking about a song I really liked that I had not thought about for a long time until you played it tonight. So I made a short blog entry about it.

Songs speak (sing?) to me like nothing else

Love, Dad