CATHEDRALS LYRICS

Lyrics to songs from Tenth Avenue North’s Cathedrals.

Click a song below to jump to the lyrics:

  1. No Man Is An Island
  2. Stars In The Night
  3. Iesu – Dulcis Memoria (ft. Audrey Assad)
  4. Cathedrals
  5. I Need You – I Love You – I Want You
  6. The Spark
  7. Heaven’s Sound
  8. Stay
  9. We Won’t Numb The Pain
  10. Closer
  11. All The Earth Is Holy Ground

 

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

I won’t run, I will stay
I’m not leaving you
I know there’s friction here
The struggle makes us new

I wish you never thought you had to go
Wish you never thought you had to leave
Together we can lift each other up
We can build a shelter for the weak

No man is an island, we can be found
No man is an island, let your guard down
You don’t have to fight me, I am for you
We’re not meant to live this life alone

I see fear in your eyes
There’s no safety here
Oh, my friend, let me in
I will share your tears

I wish you never thought you had to go
I wish you never thought you had to leave
We can always lift each other up
We can build a shelter for the weak, come on

No man is an island, we can be found
No man is an island, let your guard down
Please don’t try to fight me, I am for you
We’re not meant to live this life alone

Through trouble, rain, or fire
Let’s reach out to something higher
Ain’t no life outside each other
We are not alone
Through trouble, rain, or fire
Let’s reach out to something higher
Eyes open to one another
We are not alone

No man is alone
Why you try to fight me
We don’t have to do it alone
We don’t have to do it alone
We don’t have to do it alone

 

STARS IN THE NIGHT

 

No matter where you lead
We want to follow you
The trouble is we forget who we belong to
We chase the wind and tides
We chase the reasons why
Chase the spark inside each other’s eyes
Desires are at war
We want that final shore
Sailing on until we find what we’ve been looking for

Hallelujah
We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night
Stars in the night
Stars in the night
Lead us through the fight

We fix our eyes on what we know is true
Even in our shame grace makes a way through
Be our obsession, our constellation
You are light in and out of every season
So we keep pressing on
With our redemption song
No one can undo what you’ve done

Hallelujah
We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night

All our lives
For the other side
Where we’ll never die

And in the darkest night
We will lift our eyes
The life that lies ahead is more than all we leave behind

Hallelujah
We’re running to you
On fire from the mercy in your eyes
And through the dark
Singing we are yours
Your love will lead us through the fight
Like stars in the night
Stars in the night
Stars in the night
Lead us through this fight
Stars in the night

 

IESU – DULCIS MEMORIA (ft. AUDREY ASSAD)

Iesu, dulcis memoria,
dans vera cordis gaudia,
sed super mel et omniae,
eius dulcis praesentia.

Sis, Iesu, nostrum gaudium,
qui es futurus praemium:
sit nostra in te gloria,
per cuncta semper saccula.

 

CATHEDRALS

We were built by the hands of love
Redeemed in spite of what we’ve done
We are the spirit’s dwelling place

And now, children of the light
Fight back darkness with delight
Lift your eyes up to his face
Let joy take temptation’s place
Joy takes temptation’s place

Open up our souls
To feel your glory
Lord, we are a desperate people
Your cathedrals
God, fill this space
Let joy take temptation’s place
We will taste and see you as you are

Father, let your kingdom come
Keep us from our lesser loves
Nothing else can satisfy
Like a joy found in your eyes
There’s joy found inside your eyes
Your eyes

Open up our souls
To feel your glory
Lord, we are a desperate people
Your cathedrals
Come fill this space
Let joy take temptation’s place
We will taste and see you as you are

May we see you as you are

And our hungry souls reach out
To whatever fills us up
But we’ll keep on falling down
Unless we fall in love

Yeah our hungry souls reach out
To whatever fills us up
But we keep on falling down
Until we fall in love

Open up our souls
To feel your glory
Lord, we are a desperate people
Your cathedrals
Come fill this space
Let joy take temptation’s place
We will taste and see you as you are
Lord, lord, lord

 

I NEED YOU – I LOVE YOU – I WANT YOU

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

Your joy is better than wine
It’s better than love
It’s better than life

Your joy is where my heart sings
It’s where I belong
It’s where I believe

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

I will wait for only you
No one else can make me new
No one else can break the silence

I will wait for only you
My heart needs to hear what’s true
No one else will break the silence

I will wait for only you
No one loves me like you do
No one else can break the silence

So I will wait for only you
No one else can pull me through
No one else will break the silence

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

I need you
I love you
I want you
No one else can make me new

No one else can make me new
No one else can make me new

 

THE SPARK

Is this the spark where it begins
We find freedom from our sins
Is this the place I finally trust
Your presence is enough to

Speak light in my darkness
Speak life till I know
There’s strength for my weakness
Slow down oh my soul

You are where my soul finds rest
You are where I lay my head
Your grace lets me catch my breath
Lets me fall into your arms again

God, my life I shall not roam
Lead me where your waters run
You, yourself and nothing less
All my life I’ll fight to rest

Speak light in my darkness
Speak life till I know
There’s strength for my weakness
Slow down oh my soul
Slow down my soul

You are where my soul finds rest
You are where I lay my head
Your grace lets me catch my breath
Lets me fall into your arms again

Tell me your love will never fail me
I’m safe here in your mercy
You’re keeping me alive
I need to feel your peace within me
Calm the fears that haunt me
Clear away the lies

Tell me your love is in my bloodstream
It’s burning up my heartbeat
Bringing me your light

You are where my soul finds rest
You are where I lay my head
Your grace lets me catch my breath
Lets me fall into your arms again
Again

 

HEAVEN’S SOUND

From our darkest alleys
To our stained glass walls
However high we climb
No matter how many times we fall

From our greatest trials
To our deepest defeats
There is a song forever being sung by the redeemed
We can lift our voices
The strong, the weak, come on

We will cry, fill the sky with a melody
Till our courage shakes the ground
We are known, we are love for all eternity
Let this breath join heaven’s sound

In our secret addictions
Let mercy flood in
And out of forgiveness
The power to break the chains begins

And out of the ashes
Beauty of love and life returns

So let us lift our voices
The strong, the weak come on

We will cry through the sky with a melody
Till our courage shakes the ground
We are now, we are love for all eternity
Let this breath join heaven’s sound

Heaven sounds like we’re finally breathing
Heaven sounds like the guilty made clean
Heaven sounds like the rolling of thunder
Heaven sounds like prisoners free
Heaven’s sounds, heaven’s sounds

We will cry through the sky with a melody
Till our courage shakes the ground
We are now, we are love for all eternity
Let this breath join heaven’s sound

Can you hear it now

 

STAY

I have run through field and mountain
I have waited for the dawn
Gave you heart and soul and body
For the promise of your love

I will not let the fear take over
I will not head the siren’s song
I have seen miracles break like thunder
So I will wait till the feeling comes

Oh my love, I will fight my heart to keep you safe here
All my life, I will stay
Stay

Oh my love, we are light, a mirror of love eternal
How could I walk away
Stay, stay, stay, stay

We can learn to choose each other
Face to face and hand in hand
Fire dies and tempest crashes
But we won’t let the darkness in

I will not let the fear take over
I will not heed the siren’s song
I have seen miracles breathe like thunder
So I will wait till the feeling comes

Oh my love, I will fight my heart to keep you safe here
All my life, I will stay
Stay

Oh my love, we are light, a mirror of love eternal
How could I walk away
Stay, stay, stay, stay

Oh lord, I will stay here

Oh love come take my hand tonight
Can we remember what was revealed in the sunlight
For rich or poor, I won’t leave your side
We can walk safely together through the battle lines

Oh my love, I will fight my heart to keep you safe here
All my life, I will stay
Stay

Oh my love, we are light, a mirror of love eternal
How could I walk away
Stay, stay, stay, stay

Oh love come take my hand tonight
Can we remember what was revealed in the sunlight

 

WE WON’T NUMB THE PAIN

We’re taking paths of least resistance
And never feel our soul’s persistence
Turn on the radio
We don’t wanna know
Keep on running in cruise control

We were never meant to live like this
So much has happened and too easy to miss, yeah
Cheap thrills, social media thrills, use sex like a drug and we can’t keep still

Distracted, distracted
Keep ourselves so distracted
We want more

We won’t numb the pain
Hands reaching to the sky
Hearts ready for the fire
Eyes open till we die

We won’t numb the pain
Slow down inside the riot
Stand still against the tide
Keep fighting for the silence
We won’t numb the pain

Talk influence and being strategic
But all I’m feeling is narcissistic
Use recognition for the adrenaline
Don’t stop long enough to hear the disconnection

We were never meant to live like this
Stand up for anything and be dismissed
We don’t want it real, we keep it trivial
Objectify it gives a greater feel

We won’t numb the pain
Hands reaching to the sky
Hearts ready for the fire
Eyes open till we die

We won’t numb the pain
Slow down inside the riot
Stand still against the tide
Keep fighting for the silence
We won’t numb the pain

We want the cure, not a medication
We’re gonna deal with it now
We want the cure, not a medication
We’re gonna deal with it now

We won’t numb the pain
Hands reaching to the sky
Hearts ready for the fire
Eyes open till we die

We won’t numb the pain
Slow down inside the riot
Stand still against the tide
Keep fighting for the silence
We won’t numb the pain

Gonna feel my,
Gonna feel my,
Gonna feel my heart now

Let me get a taste of your sweetness
Give me one glimpse of your lovely light
Lord, be my joy and treasure
My delight

Let me have a sense of your presence
May I trust your mercy all my life
I just wanna be a fire burning in the night

Fire, fire, fire, fire
Fire in my heart, fire in my soul
May the fire of your love burn away control
Satisfy my heart, cause I don’t wanna steal
Or give in to my lust just to feel

Fire, fire, fire, fire

 

CLOSER

Feel the breathing in your lungs
Lift your face, warm against the sun
Be not blinded by what you see
Cause in this moment, we touch eternity

We are coming aware
We are coming aware

You are closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Closer than my fear
You are closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Let me know you’re near
And push away my fear
Push away my fear, yeah

Where can I go
Where can I hide
You know my every thought
And everything inside

You’re attracted to the weak
My pride’s the only thing that keeps you from me
We are coming aware
We are coming aware

You are closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Closer than my fear
You are closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Let me know you’re near
And push away my fear

Well I’m embarrassed to admit
The distance I’ve been feeling
Has all been self imposed, yeah
So now it’s time to quit
And let your nearness in
No fear will go unopposed
I can feel you in the air

Closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Closer than my fear
Closer, closer
You are closer, closer, come on
Let me know you’re near
And push away my fear
Push away my fear
Push away my fear

 

ALL THE EARTH IS HOLY GROUND

All the earth is holy ground
All the earth is holy ground
Every single breath
Every single sound
I can feel you with me now

Oooh, oooh
All the earth is holy ground

All the earth is holy ground
I don’t believe in secular things
Just a world waiting to be redeemed
I was lost but I was found
And all the earth is holy ground

Oooh, oooh
All the earth is holy ground

Wherever I go, I see light
I see your light
Wherever I go, the sacred’s inside
Of the sacred inside

Oh what a mystery
Your life and breath alive inside of me
Unworthy to be your son
But somehow you reached down and made me your own
Your mercy has remade
This house I burned down to the grave
Your spirit filled my lungs
Now wherever I go, I bring the kingdom come

Let my song resound
All the earth is holy ground
All the earth is holy ground

Oooh, oooh
All the earth is holy ground

Wherever I go, I see light
I see your light
Wherever I go, there’s sacred inside