by Matt Norman

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These are songs we've been singing at Legacy Church for a while now. I hope they give a voice to some of your own thoughts and realities as you worship God.


released December 19, 2015



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Track Name: Matt Norman , Brittany Roland - Breathe On Me
Breathe, breathe on me
This my soul's incessant plea
Through dark and dismal daily spin
Thy grace reneweth me within
Thou Fountain flowing far and free
No pow'r nor will constraineth Thee
So who am I that I might taste
The quenching savor of thy grace
The quenching savor of thy grace

Breathe, breathe on me
This wild branch in desperate need
Is all consumed with deadly sin
I know Thy Son can graft me in
Thou Vine with reach to boundless deep
For Whom my barren soul doth weep
Thy roots supply the source of Him
Who disarmed death and put down sin
Who disarmed death and put down sin

Breathe, breathe on me
This broken vessel cries to Thee
Who once held only idols base
Revive, renew, restore by grace
Thou Potter, by Thy hands I pray
Remold this this wayward lump of clay
With living water, hands of pow'r
And breath of life this needy hour
And breath of life this needy hour

Nothing in my hands I bring
Thou mine all, I run to Thee

Breathe, breathe on me
To the solid rock I flee
Though waves and billows mock Thy plans
I'm hid with Christ and made to stand
Thou Harbor safe, Thou Refuge strong
What pow'r would dare contend for long
If sayest Thou, then it shall stand
I rest within Thy keeping hand
Track Name: Be Still My Soul
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently the cross of grief and pain
Leave to thy God to order and provide
In every change, He faithful will remain
Be still, my soul, thy best thy heav'nly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

O Israel hope in the Lord
Both now and forever more
Our refuge strong, our harbor sure
Hid safe are we and by His wounds secured

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
Track Name: Arise, O Lord
Wading in a valley void of rain
Racing after empty dreams again
Your Spirit interrupts us from our haste
He beckons us to freely come and taste
While sin entices us to stay away
We're divided, we are crying out

Arise, O Lord, and vindicate your name
Hear our cries,
And break the powers of sin and shame
Fill our eyes with Jesus captive in our place
And becoming our disgrace
O Lord, arise

The enemy surrounds on every side
He preys upon the sinful lust inside
Idolatry distracts our godward gaze
We suffer as the sinful self invades
Yet in our gravest need, you most provide
Prone to wander, we are crying out

Arise, O Lord, and vindicate your name
Hear our cries,
And break the powers of sin and shame
Fill our eyes with Jesus forsaken in our place
Rid the shamed of their disgrace
O Lord, arise

He roamed without a place to lay His head
The weight of all our wrongs upon His chest
His sufferings redefine our darkest pain
The pleasures of His future home sustain
Secure in His embrace at last we rest
Prone to doubting, we are crying out

Arise, O Lord, and vindicate your name
Hear our cries,
And break the powers of sin and shame
Fill our eyes with Jesus punished in our place
Rising up in rich display
Of Your vast, unyeilding grace
O Lord, arise
Track Name: He's Alive
Long before the universe was framed
In Your plan to unveil Jesus's grace
Who could know how patiently You'd wait
Long enduring our hubris and our hate
Not one hint of changing Your mind
Never wavering since the dawn of time
In the grave, we were laid at Jesus's side
Now we boldly proclaim He's alive!

He's alive
Now your holy wrath is satisfied
Now my sin-soaked heart is purified
Now this once cold corpse is brought to life

Shackled to the diversions that we chased
Medicating our fall from your embrace
And when none of our schemes could suffice
At our twilight, You showed us Jesus Christ
By Your Spirit, we saw Him with new eyes
Brilliant daylight invaded our night
By His grace, in our place, Jesus died
Now we boldly proclaim He's alive!

Now we daily struggle to hold fast
Prone to wander and wade in wayward past
Walking in our own intellect and strength
Oh how quick we forget how we were saved
Yet Your Spirit so graciously invades.
He reminds, and He hastens us awake
Ever showing us the depths of Jesus's mind
And proclaiming to us: "He's alive!"
Track Name: Matt Norman , Brittany Roland - Lifted
We’re self-consumed
Delight in all but You
Push You far from view
We complain
We have spurned your grace
Provoked you to your face

We retreat
To familiar things
Hold you at arm's length
We accuse
We tell You what to do
As though You were ours to use

Now the poison of the pride of self
Is coursing through our veins
We need to see the Savior who sustains
Our wounds are deep
We need to see

May you be known
May you be seen by all
May the scales fall
Spread your name
As far as the eye can see
Make us to believe

Don’t withhold
Lift your Son up tall
Let the manna fall
Don’t restrain
Your Son adores Your name
Let His blood sustain

The cure of Jesus lifted high
Is coursing through our veins
Revived, we rise and glory in Your name
Your cure is deep
We need to see
Your cure is deep
Lord, we believe

Lift up the one who
Bore the curse for those who cursed His name
Who reconciles His enemies
Lift up the one who
Endured the cross, belittling its shame
Raised for all the Earth to see
Track Name: Escape
Draining like a well that's full of holes
Distractions waging war against my soul
Preying on the moments I forget that You are near until
I dare to claim you've left me in the cold

In the throes of entertainment I've become
Hardened toward the God I'm running from
Yet still you persevere with me,
Correcting me so graciously
Your patience is incomprehensible

In your grace, in your presence
The restlessness retreats into calm
In your arms, in your power
The longing for escape loses hold

In the hidden moments of the day
When sin would seek to carry me away
May your Spirit draw me to remember who you are until
He decimates the lies that marred your name

Jesus, Jesus, how I need you
How I've proved it o're and o're
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust you more
Track Name: Matt Norman , Steven Emory - You Are Mine
O Israel, why do you change?
From age to age, I stay the same
O Israel, why do you fear?
I am your God, and I am near

I am your father, I am your God
Call to me, and you won’t be ashamed
I am your savior, I am the rock
I am your refuge, so don’t be afraid
You are mine, I will not let you go

O my child, why do you run?
My arms are wide, my daughter my son
O my beloved, draw near to me
All of your shame was nailed to that tree
Track Name: The Cross of Christ (Awake, My Soul)
In the middle of the raging sea
You never take your hand away from me
Even as I fall into the deepest parts of earth
You are near, You are near

You knew me long before I came to be
Foreseeing what's to come as history
Amid the clouds and darkness
You are filled with certainty
You are near, you are near

Awake, my soul, and declare the truths of God
Don't withhold; remember all the things he's done
Until you know how he sees you as his Son
Lay hold of the cross of Christ

Though the earth gives way beneath my feet
Though the mountains crash into the sea
The rock of ages rises as the refuge from the storm
You are near, you are near

Where could I run from your presence, my Lord
You are near, you are near