David Crowder Nails It (well mostly…)

I have to admit up front that I have a complicated relationship with Mr. Crowder.  On the one end of the spectrum, Crowder can make music that’s so honest and inspired that it brings the most hardened Christian to tears.  On the other end of the spectrum, some of his songs are so full of a sugary bubblegum like substance that you’re left nauseous upon listening to them (personal opinion of course).

Such is Crowder’s first solo-album “Neon Steeple.”  Amazing songs sprinkled a midst a folktronic mess.  This said, those gems are the reason I will continue to purchase his albums until he’s old and gray (and hopefully has put away his “beat-making” software).

The two gems I want to share with you on this post are “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner” and “Come as You Are” (not to be confused with Nirvana’s same titled classic).  Below are the lyrics and youtube clips.  May they preach the gospel to your eardrums!

“Lift your head weary sinner the river’s just ahead
Down the path of forgiveness salvation’s waiting there
You built a mighty fortress 10,000 burdens high
Love is here to lift you up, here to lift you high

If you’re lost and wandering
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory open wide

All who’ve strayed and walked away, unspeakable things you’ve done
Fix your eyes on the mountain, let the past be dead and gone
Come all saints and sinners, you can’t outrun God
Whatever you’ve done can’t overcome the power of the blood

If you’re lost and wrecked again
Come stumbling in like a prodigal child
See the walls start crumbling
Let the gates of glory be open wide”

“Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, Oh sinner come kneel

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal

So lay down your burdens, lay down your shame
All who are broken, Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home, You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart
Come as you are

There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That Heaven can’t cure

Come as you are
Fall in His arms, come as you are

There’s joy for the morning, Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal”

 

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