THE LAZARUS HEART

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
A Promise Made Is A Promise Kept That's Why We Don't Love God
I Turn To You When I'm Afraid
In Jesus' Name Shadow Man
Under The Rug Zurich In The Snow
Remember My Name Troubles
  The Lazarus Heart



A Promise Made Is A Promise Kept
                                                      R. Stonehill & R. Elias

We must trust the hands
That we cannot see
That's how we become
Who we're born to be
A faith made pure
Like a cross of gold
Here in a dying world
That's the only thing
We can ever hold

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A promise made is a promise kept
There is a love so true
Just hold on, God is holding on to you
Day by day
Prayer by prayer
Oh, don't you ever forget
That a promise made
Is a promise kept

Through the waiting years
And the tears we've cried
If our dreams come true
Or remain denied
The greatest gift
Far beyond compare
Is to realize when we call on God
We will find him there

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God isn't sleeping
Oh you know that He isn't blind
And our prayers will be answered
In His own way
In His own time

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I Turn To You
                                               R. Stonehill & C. Keaggy

There is a window in my attic
Where I have gone so many times
Sending my prayers up like a letter
Written across a paper sky
But as the days turn into seasons
And the seasons turn to years
I am speaking less and learning how to hear

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I turn to you
Like the night turns into morning
I turn to you
When I feel like trouble's knocking at my door
I turn to you, and through all the years
You've never turned away
And I am always turning back to you

All of the times when I was foolish
I've only got myself to blame
Oh I have tangoed with temptation
Just like a moth drawn to the flame
And as I've sifted through these ashes
There is one thing I have learned
Your healing touch is there
When I get burned

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In Jesus' Name
                                         By R. Stonehill & P. Madiera

In Jesus' Name
Some have built their glass cathedrals
In His name
Others sacrificed their lives
Some may say
Too few of us obey
In this work we're meant to do
To live a life that's true

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Still I see that shining light
Like a flame against the dark
It's the holy love of God
Burning in our hearts
And this lost and lonely world
Will never be the same
Because of what we do
In Jesus' Name

In Jesus' Name
Some have fought for foolish causes
In His name
Others trust the power of peace
If only He
Was all the world could see
They would clamor at our door
Find the life they hunger for

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Mercy is the miracle by which we stand
Mercy that comes pouring down through nail-
  scarred hands
Mercy pouring down through nail-scarred hands

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MADIERA WHINE/ASCAP
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Under The Rug
                            R. Stonehill, D. Perkins, & T. Taylor

I have a secret I can't tell
And I've learned to conceal it well
Ah but this disturbing smell
Keeps coming from the carpet

That's where the old ghosts hide away
Down in the darkness and decay
I work so hard to make them stay
Down beneath the floorboards

Oh I needed the perfect plan
But it's all gotten out of hand
Keep my head in the sand now
It's so scary under the rug

Bury your sins and they won't survive
I told myself 'till the big surprise
Down in the dirt is where they thrive
Like little poison toadstools
Under the rug

It's the thing in Pandora's box
Biting through all the chains and locks
Now the whole house is rocking
It's so scary under the rug
It's so hairy under the rug

Skeleton's dance and I fear they might
Rattle their bones in the broad daylight
So I wear a poker face
Close all the curtains just in case
But something lurks in the crawling space
Pointing bony fingers

I hear the ticking of my telltale heart
Like a bomb set to blow my world apart
I wish that guilt would make us smart
But I'm sweeping all this garbage

I have a secret I can't tell
And I've learned to conceal it well
Under the rug

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Remember My Name
                                                       R. Stonehill & R. Elias

Heaven help me
Spirit and the flesh
A lonely star that's falling
Lord you found me
Still I lose myself
With all these voices calling, calling
But I long to dream your dream
The special one you've kept for me
How I long to live my destiny

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No matter what I say or do
Remember, remember
No matter how I run from you
Remember my name

I'm shadow boxing
The phantom of my will
I'm frightened by its turning
And wild horses
Thunder through my heart
A thousand passions burning, burning
Still I long to dream your dream
The special one you've kept for me
Won't you touch my eyes, let me see

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Let the wind of heaven blow
Let it cut right through my soul
Make me clean
Make me whole

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That's Why We Don't Love God
                                                                      R. Stonehill

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That's why, that's why we don't love God
Although our lips feign praise
Still our hearts are far away
That's why, that's why we don't love God
We're so consumed with self
We can't love anybody else

We mask the nakedness
Of our mortality
Cloaked in this poison pride
And the illusion of control
We need the gift of grace
More than the air we breath
But as it draws us near
Still it repels our stubborn souls

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That's why, that's why we don't love God
Oh yes our lips feign praise
But our hearts are far away
That's why, that's why we don't love God
I don't want my prayers to be
Some meaningless litany

Why are we so afraid, guarded and counterfeit
Is it because we know all the shadows we conceal
And we are so alone
Wolves in the winter snow
Never imagining
That this mercy could be real

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We say we need a little help
We need some new direction
Avoid the blessing like a curse
We're only lying to ourselves
What we need is resurrection
What we need is second birth

That's why, that's why we don't love
That's why, that's why we don't love
That's why, that's why we don't love
That's why, that's why we don't love God

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When I'm Afraid
		                                                         R. Stonehill

When I'm afraid
And worried for the times ahead
And nothing that I do
Makes my heart feel warm
When I'm afraid
And all the mistakes I've made
Are pulling me down
They can surround me like a storm
When I'm afraid
When I'm afraid

When I'm afraid
I wish that I could run away
And just find a place to hide for a little while
When I'm afraid
I think about the things you've said
They echo inside
Comfort me like a little child
I just close my eyes
Say a little prayer through the night
Till the morning comes to
Bring a golden day
When I'm afraid
When I'm afraid
When I'm afraid

When the world comes crashing in
And I feel so small, you remind me I'm not alone
   after all
When I'm afraid
I think about the things you've said
They echo inside
Comfort me like a little child

Lord I look to you
And you send me a love that's true
Like the silver rain
To wash my tears away
When I'm afraid
When I'm afraid
When I'm afraid

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Shadow Man
		                            R. Stonehill & D. Perkins

Looking in the mirror and I realize
I'm not sure who's livin' there behind my eyes
A stranger that I haven't met
Just a dodgy silhouette
Stumblin' through the wreckage of my pretty plans
Throwin' cups of water to a drowning man
I can't shake the way this feels
Like I'm stalled on spinning wheels

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Shadow man, shadow man
Just a hint of who I am
I need some clue to understand
Shadow man

Swimmin' at the bottom of the wishing well
I think I can't remember if I dove or fell
Every penny is some kid's dream
Every story has the same old theme
Knights in armor searchin' for the Holy Grail
Run so many circles that I found my tail
Tryin' to put a face to a name
Does anybody know the rules of the game

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For shadow man, shadow man
Just a hint of who I am
I need some clue to understand
Shadow man
Shadow man, shadow man
With a candle in your hand
Trace your steps back if you can
Shadow man
Shadow man caught in the rain
Like a moth that's lost its flame
With no place to cast the blame
Shadowman

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Zurich In The Snow

There is was in
Zurich in the snow
With a hideous blue runny nose
Looking for a potato



Troubles
		                                                     R. Stonehill

Troubles, troubles
Everyone has them you know
Troubles, troubles
Don't they come falling like snow
Now, don't you lose hope in the harder times
Never lose sight of your dreams
Troubles are shadows, they're never as large as they 
   seem

Troubles, troubles
Weighing you down like a stone
Troubles, troubles
Can't solve them all on your own
You worry too much and they'll rob you blind
Steal all your laughter away
Troubles should teach us
To walk on in faith come what may

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Life is a treasure from heaven
A grand lucky seven
It's such a blessing to be here at all
So embrace it with gladness
For even in sadness
And angel's beside you

Troubles, troubles
We all have heartache and pain
Troubles, troubles
Don't waste your breath to complain
Look over your shoulder through all the years
I think you'll agree when I say
For all of our troubles we're older and wiser today

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Lazarus Heart
		                                                     R. Stonehill

Clinging to this telescope
Scanning the horizon
Stranded in my little boat
On the sea of dreams
Running out of time and hope
Searching for an island
Finding every cruel mirage
Is never what is seems

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Then I sailed to the end of the world
And I saw your face
Your wonderful face
And that's when you
Called to my Lazarus heart
You rescued my Lazarus heart
Called to this Lazarus heart
Rise again
Rise again

Drifting through this veil of mist
Blinding an relentless
Trying to understand
The secret language of my soul
Forces in me turn and twist
Raging like a tempest
Doubt and fear wash over me
Like waves that rise and roll
But then I sailed to the edge of the world
And I saw your face
Your wonderful face

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Suddenly the bells were ringing everywhere
And Angels filled the air
Like shooting stars across the sky
Then I knew forever who you are
And tears of joy fell from my eyes
You rescued my Lazarus heart
You called to my Lazarus heart
You rescued my Lazarus heart
Called to my Lazarus heart

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