You may be very interested to know that Casting Crowns has just released a new single “All You’ve Ever Wanted”. You can listen on Spotify or buy from iTunes and Amazon. The song focuses on the “relentless love” of a God who simply wants our hearts! There are plenty of echoes of the challenging lyrics Casting Crowns have presented before, but with the comfort that our guilty stains are already washed away. I love the piano riff that underlies the track. Enjoy!
All You’ve Ever Wanted
I just looked up today
And realized how far away I am from where You are
You gave me life worth dying for
But between the altar and the door
I bought the lies that promised more
And here I go again
Lord, I know I let You down
But somehow, I will make You proud
I’ll turn this sinking ship around
And make it back to You
But all my deeds and my good name
Are just dirty rags that tear and strain
To cover all my guilty stains
That You already washed away
(‘Cause) All You’ve ever wanted, all You’ve ever wanted
All You’ve ever wanted was my heart
Freedom’s arms are open, my chains have all been broken
Relentless love has called me from the start
And all You wanted was my heart
I was chasing healing when I’d been made well
I was fighting battles when You conquered hell
Living free but from a prison cell
Lord, I lay it down today
So I’ll stop living off of how I feel
And start standing on Your truth revealed
Jesus is my strength, my shield
And He will never fail me
No more chains, I’ve been set free
No more fighting battles You’ve won for me
Now in Christ, I stand complete
Publishing: © 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tree Publishing administered by Sony/ATV. / My Refuge Music (BMI) (adm. at EMICMGPublishing.com) / Bernie Herms Music (BMI) (adm. by The Loving Company). All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Writer(s): Mark Hall, Bernie Herms
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AMEN! Beautiful song/lyrics…
Can’t wait for the whole album to be released!
I love God’s relentless heart for me!!! What I love about Casting Crowns is that Mark Hall is a youth pastor with a heart for hurting youth..it’s so evident in the lyrics to their songs!!!! I direct a drama team and we use many casting Crowns songs because of their awesome messages of God’s love!!!
God has certainly blessed them with a great ability to put Gods word into songs in a memorable and beautiful way! Was glad to see them live a year or two ago. We don’t always see too much of such artists in Australia…people aren’t willing to fly so far!
Yes, I’ve seen Casting Crowns in person at the Strawberry Festival in FL in the cold, pouring rain..stayed for the whole concert…soaking wet…it was awesome!
Building 429, The Afters, and Hawk Nelson are coming to our town this month…no one big ever comes here, either! Ha! I’m so excited…Praise God!!
Wow! And I’ve not heard much of those 3….will look them up. Blessings!!
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