The Cross of Christ (Awake, My Soul)

from by Matt Norman

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This song at its heart is Psalm 139, but it has a dash of Psalm 46 and a familiar melody in the bridge to reinforce God's own familiarity when all else is unfamiliar. It's been really helpful for me. I hope it is to you as well. Let the imagery flood your mind. Let it relate to your own tempests. Then, watch how Jesus redefines it all with his safety and strength.


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


from Lifted, released December 19, 2015



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