RARE/UNRELEASED SONG LYRICS

Lyrics to rare releases, demos, and unreleased songs. Click a song below to jump to the lyrics:

 

ALL I HAVE

forgive me, Lord for thinking
You would ever need me
could You ever need me?
cause You spoke me
into this existence
so why do i resist this?
what is it I can’t let go?

cause all i have is Yours, Oh Lord
yes, all I have is Yours

You were Lord of all creation
Author of salvation
where else can i go?
cause even this breath that i am taking
You have given to me
there’s nothing I can call my own

cause all I have is Yours, Oh Lord
yes, all I have is Yours
Oh, all I have is Yours, Oh Lord
yes, all I have is Yours

and all I have is what You give me
What You give is more than I need
so open my hands to give back freely
the same way You’ve given to me

all I have is what You give me
what You give is more than I need
so open my hands to give You freely
the same way You’ve given to me
yeah, Oh Lord, help me to see

that all I have is Yours, Oh Lord
yes, all I have is Yours

oh Lord, now, All I have is Yours, Oh Lord
yes, all I have is Yours
all I have is Yours
oh, all I have is Yours
all I have is Yours

 

YOU DON’T OWE ME

Oh, when I was just a kid
I believed the words they said
Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
See, I knew I had my rights
So I quickly learned to fight
For anything that I thought should be mine.

But You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything
You don’t owe me anything, my God.
You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything
You don’t owe me anything, my God.

You don’t owe me, You don’t owe me a thing.

But I’ve been the oldest son
Angry at what grace has done
How you welcomed in the prodigal with love
See, I just can’t seem to get you never loved me any less
And I could never put you in my debt

Cause You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything
You don’t owe me anything, my God.
You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything
You don’t owe me anything, my God, no.

And the hardest part is learning to pray
Oh Father, open up my hands, help me say
Oh, that I’m blessed when I possess nothing
Cause it’s not what I get, It’s what I give away
Yeah, Yeah

But You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything
You don’t owe me anything, my God.
You don’t owe me anything, You don’t owe me anything,
You don’t owe me a thing, no.

You don’t owe me
You don’t owe me, You don’t owe me a thing
You don’t owe me, You don’t owe me a thing

 

A KINGDOM COME

How many tears will I have cried
Before you wipe them from my eyes
And how dark will this night become
Before the rising of the sun
And all the while,
You lead through the fire up to
Somewhere beyond my fear

And all I have is love and desire
That one day You’ll appear

Your kingdom come
Your will be done
Let that be all I want
And as I wait to see Your face
Keep my head lifted up
To a kingdom come, come, come

How many troubles will I know
Before I see Your justice roll
Yeah, I admit my faith is weak
Lord, come and help my unbelief

‘Cause all I have is the hope and desire
That you’ll have mercy here

Your kingdom come
Your will be done
Let that be all I want
And as I wait to see Your face
Keep my head lifted up
To a kingdom come, come, come

I know You’re working
I know You’re moving here
Your grace, a river running
Underneath my fears
Let all my questions
And all my doubts collide
With the promise
You are making all things right

Your kingdom come
Your will be done
Let that be all I want
And as I wait to see Your face
Keep my head lifted up
Keep my head lifted up
To a kingdom come, come, come
To a kingdom come, come, come
Till Your kingdom come, come, comes

 

O HOLY NIGHT

O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the Soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise, we
With all within us praise His holy name
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger
Behold your King, before Him lowly bend
Behold your King, before Him lowly bend

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night divine, O night, O night divine

O night divine,
O night divine,
O night divine

 

HIGHER (Tenth Avenue North Version)
Note: These are not lyrics to Lecrae’s version of “Higher” featuring Tenth Avenue North. These are the original, unreleased lyrics Mike wrote to the song for Tenth’s original version, which can be heard HERE.

Stop, breathe, let go of everything
You think you need, and
Slow down, look around
There’s apparently not a remedy
In a world of fading flowers
We all end in the ground
I could run after the wind forever,
But it only lets me down

Lead me higher
Lead me higher
Lift my eyes up
To the light where
I can see all the pain coming to an end
It’s gonna end

Oh, no, nothing on earth can bring security, so
Be still, your waiting will produce your life in me
Like a desert stream
I don’t want to love or trust in money
Oh, let my soul be found
In the hope for a better country that will never let me down

Lead me higher
Lead me higher
Lift my eyes up
To the light where
I can see all the pain coming to an end
Lead me higher
Into the fire
Burn away all other desires
And let my heart beat again

Let my heart beat, let my eyes see all that’s unseen
Your mercy in between
I want to live every day of my life

And though I grow old, don’t let me grow cold
Let me lose my love for all that isn’t You
And as this world fades, teach me to lift my eyes

Lead me higher
Lead me higher
Lift my eyes up
To the light where
I can see all this pain coming to an end
Lead me higher
Into the fire
Burn away all other desires
And let my heart beat again

 

LEAD ME BACK TO YOU

I got this feeling in my bones
That I need You more than I know
Yeah, I’ve been trying to do this alone
Trying to make it here on my own

It’s funny how I believe the lies every time
That I gotta run from You tonight

Tell me that Your hands are strong enough to hold me
Tell me that Your hands are merciful and true
Tell me that Your hands are wide enough for the wandering of my heart
And strong enough to bring me back to You

Why is it so hard to see
Lord I’m here now, and down on my knees
I’m down on my knees
God, I’m feeling so weak and so desperate for You to speak
Will You speak?

Come and chase away the lies
Won’t you silence them tonight

Tell me that Your hands are strong enough to hold me
Tell me that Your hands are merciful and true
Tell me that Your hands are wide enough for the wandering of my heart
And strong enough to bring me back to You

Hallelujah, You are
Hallelujah, You are
Hallelujah, You are strong

Hallelujah, You are
Hallelujah, You are
Hallelujah, You are love

Tell me that Your hands are strong enough to hold me
Tell me that Your hands are merciful and true
Tell me that Your hands are wide enough for the wandering of my heart
And strong enough to bring me back to You