Lyrics of the Heart

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Well I realize everyone probably knows that we’re down to the final  choices to find just the right song for the Heart Beat’s theme song.  The choices have been tough as there are so many good songs, and lyrics which just seems to reflect who we are and what we believe, and how we interact as a church fellowship and family of believers.

But there are folks who are from all walks of life and backgrounds who have been a part here too, and some who may lurk in the porch shadows who either haven’t made a decision for Christ, or might just be searching.  This song needs to somehow reflect how we welcome our visitors too.

So now it comes down to it. Are y’all ready?!

This is it. We have 3 songs in our top tier to choose from- the top 2 picks from the past 2 weeks and folks picked their favorite wild card out of the 3 extra songs requested in the past 2 weeks which were not part of the original 10.

The votes have been tallied, and now here we have the final battle for the Heart Beat…

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe, we believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe!

VS

This world can be cold and bitter
Feels like we’re in the dead of winter
Waiting on something better
But am I really gonna hide forever?
Over and over again
I hear Your voice in my head
Let Your light shine, let Your light shine for all to see

Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there’s no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it’s You, that it’s You that we need

Start a fire in me
You only need a spark to start a whole blaze
It only takes a little faith
Let it start right here in this city
So these old walls will never be the same

VS

We all start on the outside
The outside looking in
This is where grace begins
We were hungry, we were thirsty
With nothing left to give
Oh the shape that we were in
Just when all hope seemed lost
Love opened the door for us

He said come to the table
Come join the sinners who have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior now
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table

Come meet this motley crew of misfits
These liars and these thiefs
There’s no one unwelcome here, no
So that sin and shame that you brought with you
You can leave it at the door
And let mercy draw you near

I know my favorite, but dang these three are such amazing songs… this is going to be sooo hard…

Have a blessed Sunday all!

PS- Friday will be the Heart Beat’s 1 year Anniversary! YAY!  But since I’ll be working, and that falls on RED Friday, we will have a special Anniversary thread featuring the Heart Beat’s Song and a few special words…  Please don’t miss it!  We only have a virtual cake, but everyone is welcome to the Porch, and bring friends 🙂