Song Lyrics

While we want every part of each song to come together to aid you in your worship of God, the lyrics, the message, is the most essential component. This is why we create lyric videos, but that process takes a LOT of time! Also, that format makes it harder to see all of the lyrics for a song all at once. So, I wanted to share the lyrics for all the songs currently released in a more digestible format. Simply click on the song title to see the lyrics for that song.

The Captivated Album

Born dead into a world of fear and darkness
Hope was but a fantasy, a dream
Your light pierced through the veil that was my fortress
Speaking words of Your reality

Oh, breathe, breathe, breathe on me
Move the mountains, part the sea
Of all my fear and insecurities
Heal my eyes that I may see
The beauty of Your Majesty
Let Your Light break like the dawn to set me free
Oh, breathe on me

While in this world I see You only dimly
My heart longs for the fullness of Your face
So, as I humbly walk this pilgrim journey
Prepare me for the Joy of Eternal Grace

Oh, breathe, breathe, breathe on me
Move the mountains, part the sea
Of all my fear and insecurities
Heal my eyes that I may see
The beauty of Your Majesty
Let Your Light break like the dawn to set me free
Oh, breathe on me

Oh, what love the Father lavished on us
That we should be called His Sons and Daughters
Oh, plunge me deep within the Crimson Fountain
That I may be Holy

Breathe, breathe, breathe on me
Move the mountains, part the sea
Of all my fear and insecurities

Oh, breathe, breathe, breathe on me
Move the mountains, part the sea
Of all my fear and insecurities
Heal my eyes that I may see
The beauty of Your Majesty
Let Your Light break like the dawn to set me free
Oh, breathe on me
Breathe on me
Breathe on me

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

Evil men taunt and jeer
Without cause they love to hate me
When I stumble they draw near
To slander and revile me
Oh Lord, how long will You look on
While hungry lions seek to harm me?
My soul has waited all night long
For You to save me from my enemies

Lord, be my Advocate, oh oh
I need no self-defense, oo oh oo oh
In You my heart will rest, oh oh
For You are mightiest, oo oh oo oh oo
Lord, be my Advocate

Well, many trials have come my way
As the devil seeks to harm me
But in the end he’ll be dismayed
For I have joy in all my suffering
Oh Lord, You turn my tears to song
For in the fire You purify me
And I will praise You all night long
In the presence of my enemies

You are my Advocate, oh oh
I need no self-defense, oo oh oo oh
In You my heart will rest, oh oh
For You are mightiest, oo oh oo oh oo
You are my Advocate

And what You make You love
And what You love You keep
And You’re the Maker of all things
And what You make You love
And what You love You keep
And You’re the Maker of all things
And what You make You love
And what You love You keep
And You’re the Maker of all things

You are my Advocate, oh oh
I need no self-defense, oo oh oo oh

You are my Advocate, oo oh oh oh oh
You are my defense, oh oh oh oh
In You my heart will rest, oo oh oh oh oh oh oh
For You are mightiest, oo oh oo oh oo
You are my Advocate
You are my Advocate
Lord, be my Advocate

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

My soul is trembling
Breathless, anticipating
The beauty of Your face
The warmth of Your embrace
Let all else fade away
Until only You remain
Your Love a fragrant canopy
Spread wide Your banner over me

I’m captivated by You
Caught in the mystery of the fire
Do not arouse or awaken this love ‘til it desires
Oo oh oh oh oh oh
I’m captivated

I looked all night long
Desperate for the One I love
Eyes like fire, head white as snow
Voice like the rushing waters flow
Face as brilliant as the sun
Behold! The Living One
The Lamb who died to set me free
Spread wide Your banner over me

I’m captivated by You
Caught in the mystery of the fire
Do not arouse or awaken this love ‘til it desires
Oo oh oh oh oh oh
I’m captivated

Oh, who could fathom me the Bride
Of One who dwells in Eternal Light?
Oh, God of gods and King of kings
Spread wide Your banner over me

I’m captivated by You
Caught in the mystery of the fire
Do not arouse or awaken this love ‘til it desires
Oo oh oh oh
(I’m captivated)
Oo oh oh oh oh oh oh

I’m my Beloved’s and He is mine
His banner over me is Love
I’m my Beloved’s and He is mine
His banner over me is Love
I’m my Beloved’s and He is mine
His banner over me is Love
Is Love

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

Nothing in this world
Has a hold on me
Since I first heard the story
Of how I’ve been redeemed
How can I offer less
Than my whole life
For Christ in me
The hope of glory?

Holy Spirit, Illuminate
My heart stands ready
I will obey
Lord, let the Light of Your Truth remake
Me in Your image
Oh, this I pray
Illuminate

Nothing in this life
Has a hold on me
Since I was born
Into a new reality
I’m pressing onward
For a prize that cannot fade
Christ in me
The hope of glory

Holy Spirit, Illuminate
My heart stands ready
I will obey
Lord, let the Light of Your Truth remake
Me in Your image
Oh, this I pray
Illuminate

Oh, I will bow
I will bow down
I’ll lay all crowns
At Your feet
Oh, I will bow
I’ll lay my life down
Lord, I will trust You
And obey

Holy Spirit, Illuminate
My heart stands ready
I will obey
Lord, let the Light of Your Truth remake
Me in Your image
Oh, this I pray
Illuminate
Illuminate
Illuminate
Illuminate

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

I get things wrong all of the time
I think I’m heading straight
But looking back it’s a crooked line
So when I cannot see
In walking day by day
I need Your Word to be
The lamp that lights my way

Your thoughts and ways are greater
Higher than mine
For You exist beyond the
Limits of time
And You are Wiser, Truer
The God who cannot lie
So, I will trust You
To be my Plumb Line

What I can see is often skewed
But from eternity
You have the perfect point of view
So, when I take the lead
And wander from Your side
Remind me that I need
A daily Travel Guide

Your thoughts and ways are greater
Higher than mine
For You exist beyond the
Limits of time
And You are Wiser, Truer
The God who cannot lie
So, I will trust You
To be my Plumb Line

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
With faith built on this Cornerstone
Present me faultless before the throne

(Your thoughts and ways are greater
Higher than mine)
For You exist beyond the
Limits of time
And You are Wiser, Truer
The God who cannot lie
So, I will trust You

Your thoughts and ways are greater
So much higher than mine
For You exist beyond the
Limits of time
And You are Wiser, Truer
The God who cannot lie
So, I will trust You
Oh, I will trust You
Oh, I will trust You
To be my Plumb Line

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

Lord, grant me a vision
Of Your Majesty
That overwhelms my view
With eyes wide open
Let me be dismayed
With who I am
In the Light of You

Lord, grant me compassion
For the prodigals
Who now are wandering lost
Let my heart be broken
Until each erring child
Kneels trembling down
Beneath the cross

Oh, I need more of You
Jesus, more of You
Grant me more of You
Precious Lord, ever more, more of You

Lord, grant me devotion
To discovering
The deepest depths of Truth
My soul’s greatest longing
For You to dwell in me
That I may always abide with You

Oh, I need more of You
Jesus, more of You
Oh, grant me more of You
Precious Lord, ever more, more of You

Lord, for Three Wounds I pray
With no conditions made
To know sin’s cost
Grief for the lost
And a never-ending thirst
For more of You
For more of You

Oh, I need more of You
Jesus, more of You
Oh, grant me more of You
Precious Lord, ever more, more of You
Precious Lord, ever more, more of You
Oh, precious Lord, ever more of You

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

I'm leaving the old life behind
Not sure what lies ahead
In front of me
So I'll take Your hand and one step at a time
I'm leaving the old life behind

I'm leaving the old life behind
I've found freedom from these chains
That had me bound
I'm trading this prison for Truth and Light
I'm leaving the old life behind

No turning back
I'll follow You
And when I lack the strength I need
I pray Your Grace flows over me

In leaving the old life behind
Sometimes my heart is filled
With fear and doubt
But I have tasted the Divine
So I'm leaving the old life
I'm leaving the old life
I'm leaving the old life behind

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

You alone are High and Holy
Resplendent Majesty
The Life-giving Source of creation
God of all, be Lord of me

Let Your Kingdom come
May Your Will be done
In my heart as it is in heaven
And may Your glory rest
In this earthen vessel
That all praise be unto You alone

You alone are pure and worthy
To redeem us from our sin
I take up the cross of self-denial
That the King may enter in

Let Your Kingdom come
May Your Will be done
In my heart as it is in heaven
And may Your glory rest
In this earthen vessel
That all praise be unto You alone

Holy Spirit sing to me of the Father
Fill my heart with love for the Son
Let all self burn away in the fire
Til what remains is You alone

Let Your kingdom come
May Your will be done
In my heart as it is in heaven
And may Your glory rest
In this earthen vessel
That all praise be unto You alone
That all praise be unto You alone

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

You made from nothing in Creation
You spoke The Word and life came to be
But how You suffered in Redemption
You bled and You died to set me free

You are all that I desire
So much more than I deserve
Amazing Mystery
How You love me
Grant me grace to love You more

You gave me myself in Creation
Then gave me Yourself upon the tree
And in the torment of Your passion
You restored to me the self that I was meant to be

You are all that I desire
So much more than I deserve
Amazing Mystery
How You love me
Grant me grace to love You more

Created first and then restored
I owe You myself two times over
But if I could give You myself a thousand-fold
It would never compare with the gift of God

You are all that I desire
So much more than I deserve
Amazing Mystery
How You love me
Grant me grace to love You more
Amazing Mystery
How You love me
Grant me grace to love You more

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

In the Light of You
What darkness can compare?
The Face of purest Goodness
What evil eye can bear?
In the deepest depths of Love
What heart can know despair?
Oh, restless soul, be still and know, He is God

Oh, Hallelujah to the Ancient of Days
Hearts bowed low, hands lifted high
Tongues filled with endless praise
We will offer the fragrant sacrifice
Of a thousand hallelujahs
To Jehovah God Most High

Well, You have made the Earth Your footstool
The skies above Your throne
Yet all the vast expanse of galaxies
Cannot contain the Lord of Hosts
Oh, Your mercies are forever
Your Faithfulness so True
In Wisdom, Grace, and Majesty
Nothing can compare to You

Oh, Hallelujah to the Ancient of Days
Hearts bowed low, hands lifted high
Tongues filled with endless praise
We will offer the fragrant sacrifice
Of a thousand hallelujahs
To Jehovah God Most High

Oh, how to magnify such glory?
We stand in awe that You would raise
Such undeserving wretches
To sing the wonder of Your ways
And how our hearts are filled with rapture
At the thought of endless days
Of unceasing worship
An eternity of praise

Oh, Hallelujah to the Ancient of Days
Hearts bowed low, hands lifted high
Tongues filled with endless praise
We will offer the fragrant sacrifice
Of a thousand hallelujahs
To Jehovah God Most High

Oh, Hallelujah to the Ancient of Days
Hearts bowed low, hands lifted high
Tongues filled with endless praise
And we will offer the fragrant sacrifice
Of a thousand hallelujahs
A thousand hallelujahs
A thousand hallelujahs
To Jehovah God Most High

©2021 Improve Life Publishing

The Cut Me Loose Album

Lord, let Your Light light up my life
Like the canvas of the sky
With radiant beams of pink and gold
The story of Redemption told

The power of darkness overcome
By the rising of the sun
Let all hearts sing
Let freedom ring
Let freedom ring

Let Your Word, Word of all Truth
Be my one and only guide
Not words on stone, a Living Flame
To purge and set my heart ablaze

The power of darkness overcome
By the rising of the Son
Let all hearts sing
Let freedom ring
Let freedom ring

Let the Word of Christ dwell in me richly
As I pray and sing and live and love
Daily dying to all things that are earthly
Heart and mind firmly set on things above

Let faith and love spring from my hope
That I may live a worthy life
Pleasing You each and every day
As I grow to know Your ways

The power of darkness overcome
By the rising of the Son
Let all hearts sing
Let freedom ring
Let freedom ring

Let all hearts sing
Let freedom ring
Let freedom ring

©2024 Improve Life Publishing

A trending version of Christianity
Says all you got to do
Is just believe and you will receive
Salvation is by faith not works they say
God makes you holy just you wait and see
Oh, tragic fallacy
Oo oh oo oh oo oh oh

Oh you poor and foolish man
Will you never understand
If you reject the Rock of Truth
You’re building Castles In The Sand

Now we are saved by faith this much is true
But every tree that’s good will bear good fruit
Our lives are living proof
Salvation means we’ve crossed from death to life
We will be holy as we live in Truth
Not only hear but do
Oo oh oo oh oo oh oh

Oh you poor and foolish man
Will you never understand
If you reject the Rock of Truth
You’re building Castles In The Sand
Oo oh oh oh oh

Blessed are the poor and meek
Those who hunger, thirst, and weep
For only those with true, pure hearts
Will ever see the Face of God
Will ever see the Face of God

Let not your heart be deceived
The wise man hears and believes
And passing through the Narrow Gate
He walks along the Narrow Way

Oh you poor and foolish man
Will you never understand
If you reject the Rock of Truth
You’re building Castles In The Sand
Oo oh oh oh oh
Oo oh oo ah oo oh oo oh

©2023 Improve Life Publishing

Lord, I have sought You in vain
And proudly carried Your Name
On filthy rags of my own righteousness
Displayed in hopes the world would be impressed
Oh, I have been such a fool
Enslaved by my own Self rule
Lord Jesus, save me from this tyranny
I trade it for Your yoke of liberty

Be the First and the Last
And the in between
My Self I deny
So that Christ may live in me
And as I daily die
In answer to the Call
Be more than my First
Be my All

Now I can see all the ways
I put You in second place
By placing value on created things
In combination with the King of Kings
I have been caught in a lie
And now the Rebel must die
I choose the road of true humility
To follow You wherever You may lead

Be the First and the Last
And the in between
My Self I deny
So that Christ may live in me
And as I daily die
In answer to the Call
Be more than my First
Be my All

Devastate my pride
Let my kingdoms fall
I give up my crown
I surrender all

Be the First and the Last
And the in between
My Self I deny
So that Christ may live in me
And as I daily die
In answer to the Call
Be more than my First
Be my All
Be more than my First
Be my All

©2022 Improve Life Publishing

The stain of this world is upon my face
How can I reach You with its veil in place?
The cares of life have drained my soul
And, oh, how I long to be whole
But the struggle against my flesh is great
I can't seem to keep to the narrow way
Father, how long will I have to wait
To Be With You?

Lord, I long for Your presence
For the sweet touch of Your grace
To be wholly consumed by Your fire again
To look fully into Your face
The fragrance of Your mercy flows over me
As I kneel before You in Your sanctuary
For a moment in time how I long to be
I want To Be With You

I come before You to seek Your face
Knowing it's through faith, not by works but by grace
You gave Your life to set me free
Yet I remain in captivity
And I know that I'll never be made new
Until this wretched veil is torn in two
Rip away all of me that blocks my view
So I can Be With You

Flow like a river, like a rushing flood
Purify me with Your cleansing blood
Burst through my defenses
Strip all of me away
Until my heart is left exposed
Before Your loving gaze

Lord, I long for Your presence
For the sweet, sweet touch of Your grace
To be wholly consumed by Your fire again
To look fully into Your face
The fragrance of Your mercy flows over me
As I kneel before You in Your sanctuary
For a moment in time how I long to be
I want To Be With You
I want To Be With You
I want To Be With You

©2023 Improve Life Publishing

I set my mind
To guard Your Word all my days
And I delight
To humbly walk in Your ways
I’ll testify
And I will not be ashamed
To lift You high
Lord, grant me freedom
To walk at liberty

Cut me loose
Oh, set me free
From the cords of fear and doubt
That would entangle me
I’ve been reborn
Ain’t got no chains on me
Why should I care what men may say?
I’ve been redeemed
I’ve been redeemed

The world defies
Your Word in which I have hope
And come with lies
To tie a noose round my throat
No compromise
Your Truth has become my song
To build the house of
My dwelling as a stranger here

Cut me loose
Oh, set me free
From the cords of fear and doubt
That would entangle me
I’ve been reborn
Ain’t got no chains on me
Why should I care what men may say?
I’ve been redeemed
I’ve been redeemed

Oh, Lord I love Your Law
Your Law of Liberty
Your Words of ancient Truth
Spoke from eternity
Oh, Spirit, come and breathe
Your Words of Life in me
That I may be delivered from
All of my enemies

Oo oh oh oh oh oh oo
Oo oh oo oh oo oh oh
Oo oh oo oh oh oh oo
Oo oh oo oh oh oh oh

I’ve been redeemed
I’ve been redeemed
I’ve been redeemed
Cut Me Loose!

©2024 Improve Life Publishing

There I go
Fussing and fretting again
Over wicked deeds of evil men
But I know
They’ll wither and fade in the end
So be still my soul
Put your trust in Him

Lord, I want
What You Will
Have Your Way in me
The old rebel’s been killed
Breathe new life in me
Here I raise my Ebenezer
To forever proclaim
I am Yours
Here’s my will
Have Your Way

Sword and bow
Mean nothing to those who depend
Upon the Lord to be their defense
Young or old
The righteous He loves as His friends
So delight in Him
Rest in confidence

Lord, I want
What You Will
Have Your Way in me
The old rebel’s been killed
Breathe new life in me
Here I raise my Ebenezer
To forever proclaim
I am Yours
Here’s my will
Have Your Way

Why so downcast, oh my soul?
Put your hope in God
In quietness shall be your strength
Know the joy of the Lord

All I want
Is Your Will
Have Your Way in me
The old rebel’s been killed
Breathe new life in me
Here I raise my Ebenezer
To forever proclaim
I am Yours
Here’s my will
Have Your Way

Here I raise my Ebenezer
To forever proclaim
I am Yours
Here’s my will
Have Your Way

I am Yours
Here’s my will
Have Your Way

©2024 Improve Life Publishing

Be still my soul
Be still and know
That He is God
Oh, He is God

Beyond all time
Vaster than space
The beauty of Your Majesty
Became creation's melody
When bursting forth
From Your great Heart
You spoke the Word
And light was born
Goodness unleashed life within the world

Then darkness came
With sin's deep shame
A shadow cast
That was so complete
We forgot who we were meant to be
Then the perfect Lamb
Willingly was slain
He spoke the Word
And the veil was torn
Amazing Love redeemed and saved the world

Be still my soul
Be still and know
That He is God
Be still my soul
Be still and know
That He is God
Oh, He is God

And we sing Holy
Jehovah Elohim
God Most High
And we will praise You
The God who truly sees
El Shaddai
And we sing Worthy
Almighty King of kings
Of Death and Life
And we will worship in humility
Adonai
Oh, we will praise You
We will lift You high

Be still my soul
Be still and know
That He is God
Oh, He is God
He is God

©2024 Improve Life Publishing

I Would Be Quiet, I would be still
I would receive the knowledge of Your Will
My heart is restless with fears and woes
Forgive my unbelief that I may know

You are God, the Everlasting Father
You are God, the Almighty King
You are God, the Alpha and Omega
You are God, the Lord of everything

I would be naked, I would be poor
That I may know nothing but You Lord
My heart is empty please fill my cup
That I may live my life in the power of Your Love

You are God, the Everlasting Father
You are God, the Almighty King
You are God, the Alpha and Omega
You are God, the Lord of everything

I am crucified with Christ
Now I no longer live
Jesus Christ now lives in me
I am crucified with Christ
Now I no longer live
Jesus Christ now lives in me
Oh, I am crucified with Christ
Now I no longer live
Jesus Christ now lives in me
I am crucified with Christ
Now I no longer live
Jesus Christ now lives in me

You are God, the Everlasting Father
You are God, the Almighty King
You are God, the Alpha and Omega
You are God, the Lord of everything
You are God, the Lord of everything

I Would Be Quiet, I would be still

©2023 Improve Life Publishing

Without You I am less than nothing
I fall and fall and fall again
I hear the voice of the Enemy mocking
Give up now, you’ll never win

But I believe in Your mercy
That every Word You say is True

So, I will obey
Without fear
Without delay
From a willing heart
Without excuse
Because I trust in You

On my own I am such a frail creature
Bound to fall and fall again
Plant me like a tree by the water
With roots that grow into the stream

For I believe in Your mercy
That every Word You say is True

So, I will obey
Without fear
Without delay
From a willing heart
Without excuse
Because I trust in You

Lord, You search the heart and You test the mind
To give to each according to their ways
Won’t You heal my heart, oh please, save my mind
For You and You alone are all my praise

I will obey
Without fear
Without delay

I will obey
Without fear
Without delay
From a willing heart
Without excuse
Because I trust in You

©2024 Improve Life Publishing

Oh, I come here to pray
To hear the Truth of the Word
My heart is ready to obey
The still, small Voice of the Lord
I would be quiet and still
Oh, Spirit, brood over me
Exchange my thoughts for Your Will
That I may truly be free

I want to breathe the air of heaven
Lord, tune my heart to sing Your grace
Transform my mind to be like Jesus
That I may be found in Wisdom’s Ways
Oh, search me and try me, purify me
That I may bring glory to Your Name
Oh, I want to breathe the air of heaven

Oh, you poor and fallen man
Come hear the Truth of the Word
That tells you where you first began
Made in the Image of God
While you are lost and afraid
Know you are never alone
The Word of Truth is the Way
Return and follow Him home

Where you can breathe the air of heaven
Have your heart tuned to sing His grace
Transform your mind to be like Jesus
That you may be found in Wisdom’s Ways
He’ll search you and try you, purify you
Let all old things die and be replaced
Oh, let your heart breathe the air of heaven

Eternal Word, resound in my soul
Cut every cord that ties me here below
So that when I cross from time into eternity
I won’t suffer loss, but receive the Hope of Glory

Where I will breathe the air of heaven
With my heart tuned to sing Your grace
My mind transformed to be like Jesus
Eternally found in Wisdom’s Ways
Oh, search me and try me, purify me
That I may be found to bear Your Name
So forever I’ll be
Where my heart can breathe
The air of heaven

©2024 Improve Life Publishing