Christafari

Reggae Worship A Roots Revival

  • Release date: 2012-07-23
  • Label: Lion of Zion Entertainment
  • Catalog #: RB001

Track Listing

  • 1

    How Great is Our God

    feat. Avion Blackman and Jennifer Howland

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  • 2

    He is Greater than I

    feat. Avion Blackman

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  • 3

    Hosanna

    feat. Avion Blackman & Jennifer Howland

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  • 4

    He is Coming

    feat. Sherwin Gardner

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  • 5

    Everlasting God

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  • 6

    Great Things/Psalm 126

    feat. Avion Blackman

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  • 7

    Agnus Dei

    feat. David Fohe from Imisi

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  • 8

    Faithful One

    feat. Tiago Costa

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  • 9

    To Obey

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  • 10

    Garden

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  • 11

    Song of Hope/Heaven Come Down

    feat. Dominic Balli

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  • 12

    Celebrate You

    feat. Monty G

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  • 13

    Every Day of My Life

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  • 14

    I Surrender All

    feat. Tiago Costa

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  • 15

    I Shall Not Be Moved

    feat. Solomon Jabby and Vanessa Mardueno

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  • 16

    Roots Revival

    feat. Dillavou

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  • 17

    Resolute/Old Rugged Cross/At the Cross

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Album Description

Get the album that made history as the first Christian album to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts!

Christafari’s first worship album catapulted them onto the Billboard charts in the early 90’s and pioneered the genre of gospel reggae. Twelve albums later they return to their roots with this groundbreaking worship project. On Reggae Worship the group reinterprets many of today’s top worship anthems, reworks classic hymns and give us a handful of original worship songs that truly capture the band’s signature sound. It’s their rootsiest and most worshipful album to date (think Hillsong goes reggae). You’ll be lifted up, encouraged and led into the presence of the Everlasting God!
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Christafari’s very first album, “Reggae Worship,” was released in the early 90’s, catapulting them onto the Billboard Charts and landing them a record deal with Gotee, Word and Epic Records. Over the last 20 years, they’ve been spreading God’s love to the world in 50 countries and 46 of the United States through gospel reggae music. In March of 2012, Christafari proposed a new Reggae Worship album to their fans via an all-or-nothing Kickstarter campaign. The response was overwhelming and the band surpassed their initial goal, reaching 150% fan-funding!

At every single show Christafari presents the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly, and about 5,000 people come to Christ through their ministry each year! They end each of their concerts with worship. However; as they have been visiting churches all over the world, they’ve come to realize that a lot of worship out there sounds the same. “The Body of Christ is so diverse and we don’t think that worship music should be one-size-fits-all.” Said Christafari front man Mark Mohr. “Just imagine your favorite worship songs by artists like Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and Brenton Brown done in a reggae style. Add to that a handful of new Christafari originals that truly capture our signature sound and you have a groundbreaking album!”

For the first part of the recording and songwriting for the project, they headed off to the Hawaiian Islands and worked with established praise and worship leaders that are experienced in incorporating reggae into their worship. “Being on the Hawaiian Islands was a blast!” Said Mohr. “It’s the perfect location for inspiration. It was great working with other worship pastors and translating Christafari’s unique style into a congregational worship experience.”

Ministry Statement: “Christafari commits to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly through music, the spoken word and our lives, as illustrated in the Holy Bible, in order to win souls for Christ’s kingdom in accordance with His great commission. We desire to lead a new generation of believers into worship and to edify and build up the body of Christ while providing a biblically sound musical alternative.”
-Pastor Mark Mohr

 

Lyrics


HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
(feat. Avion Blackman & Jennifer Howland)
Written by C. Tomlin, E. Cash, J. Reeves. Published by Worship together.com
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice
All the earth rejoice
He wraps himself in Light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice
CHORUS: How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God
Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end
Beginning and the end
The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb
(CHORUS)
Name above all names
Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing
How great is our God
(CHORUS)
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HE IS GREATER THAN I (feat. Avion Blackman) Lyrics:
Written by Mark Mohr
INTRO:
I am lifted when I lift You up
My spirit’s raised when You are praised (Repeat)
When I lift you up
You fill my cup, You fill my cup
When I lift you up
You fill my cup, oh Lord You fill my cup
Well He is greater than my problems
He is greater than my pain
Only God alone can solve them
In Him I will remain
Yes He is greater than my sickness
So I’ll call upon His name
In my weakness He’s the greatest
To Him I will proclaim
CHORUS:
Yes You are greater
He is greater, He is greater than I
He is greater
He is greater, He is greater than I
My God is greater
He is greater, He is greater than I
Yes He is greater
He is greater, He is greater than I
Sometimes the woes in life they can multiply
But then I lift my eyes and look up to the sky
If you created this whole world and all within
Than You are greater than all of my problems
Well God is greater than your trials
And greater than your fears
Just cast on Him your sorrows
He’ll wipe away your tears
God is greater than tomorrow
And He’ll see you through your pain
Because the one who kneels before the Lord
Can stand up against anything
(CHORUS)
(INTRO)
So I won’t put my trust in vanity
Don’t rely on my self
Nah place my hope in humanity
Cause everyone will fail
There’s only One who lived a perfect life
And died to save
He rose again out of the grave
There’s no one else so great
(CHORUS)
Greater is He that lives in me
He must increase, and I must decrease (2X)
(CHORUS 2X)
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HOSANNA (feat. Avion Blackman & Jennifer Howland)
Written by B. Fraser. Published by Hillsong Publishing.
I see the King of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes
I see His love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing, the people sing
CHORUS: Hosanna, hosanna
Hosanna in the highest (2X)
I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a roots revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees
(CHORUS)
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity
(CHORUS)
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HE IS COMING (feat. Sherwin Gardner)
Written by Mark Mohr, Justin Nalimu, Tiago Costa and Sherwin Gardner
He is coming!
Woe na na na, hey na na na
Christafari and Sherwin Gardner now
Woe na na na, hey na na na
Woe ya, yeah, so watch ya now!
VERSE 1: He is coming with great power
And with Justice He shall reign
Mercy flowing like a river
And His love will never fail
CHORUS: Woe He is coming
He is coming everybody sing (2X)
(VERSE 1)
BRIDGE: Never failing, so we hail Him
That’s why we will forever praise Him – woe, oh oh oh, woe oh oh oh, (2X)
(CHORUS)
CHAT: So watch ya now! So put your palms to the Heaven, hands to the sky
Praise Him if you’re waiting upon the Most High (3X)
Crank it up to eleven, raise it up to the Heavens
Praise Him if you’re waiting upon the Most High
Everybody give praise to the King
I wanna see everything raise to the King
All of your offerings give to the King yo
Uno listen what me sing woe
Everybody give praise to the King
I wanna see everything raise to the King yo
And listen to the words what me sing
It belongs to Him yeah!
(VERSE 1)
(BRIDGE)
(CHORUS)
(CHAT)
Breggadeh, Breggadeh, Breggadeh bomba yeah
We sing fi di King as we play the reggae
Breggadeh, Breggadeh, Breggadeh bomba yeah
We nah stop praising Him every single day
(CHORUS) / (VERSE 1)
(CHORUS)
Is coming
Everybody sing yeah
My God is coming
Everybody sing yeah
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EVERLASTING GOD Written by B. Brown & K. Riley. Published by Thank You Music.
Why-o, oh oh
Well everybody say
Why-o, oh oh oh oh
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
Wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
Wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord (2X)
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our strong Deliverer (2X)
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on the wings like eagles
(REPEAT)
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GREAT THINGS/PSALM 126 (feat. Avion Blackman)
Written by Tiago Costa, Mark Mohr and Obie Obien   When Jah brought all the captives back to Zion
We were able to dream and dream again
Our hearts were full ofjoy, our mouths were filled with praise
A song that declares that You’re merciful and great.
When Jah rescued Danielfrom the mouth of the lions
And the three Israelites from within the flames
Our hearts were full ofjoy, our mouths were filled with praise
A song that declares that You’re merciful and great.
CHORUS: The Lord has done great things
The Lord has done greatthings
The Lord has done greatthings for us. (2X)
Yeah, (yeah)
Woi yo yoi yoi yoi, (yoi yoi yoi yoi)
Yeah, (yeah)
Woi yo yoi yoi yoi, (yoi yoi yoi yoi)
Jesus Christ paid the price with His life for my sin
Through His love and His grace I’m born again
My heart is full of Joy, my mouth is filled with praise
Of a song that declaresthat You’re merciful and great
(CHORUS)
(YEAH)
So we will praise His name
Yes we will praise His name
Hallelujah, hallelujah,praise His holy name (2X)
Those who sow in tears,they will reap in joy
Singing songs of hope and joy.
Those who sow in tears, they will reap in joy
Shouting songs of hope and joy!
(CHORUS)
Hallelujah, hallelujah,praise His holy name (6X)==============================

AGNUS DEI (feat. David Fohe)
Written by Michael W. Smith. Published by Milene Music.
Alleluia, Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia, Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns
Alleluia, Holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Amen
Worthy, all the Heavens proclaim
Worthy is the Lamb, is the Lamb that was slain
Worthy, all the Heavens proclaim
Worthy is the Lamb, is the Lamb that was slain
You are holy, You are holy
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy, You are holy
Worthy is the Lamb
Holy, Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
You are holy
Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb
Amen
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FAITHFUL ONE (feat. Tiago Costa) Written by Tiago Costa and Mark Mohr
A skidily doop, stabadip, stabadip wayo Roots!
A skidily doop, stabadip, stabadip wayo
All of my days I will celebrate Your name
I’ll bring You praise, Lord my song is not in vain
New everyday, Lord Your faithfulness sustains
Heaven and earth, all the saints will now proclaim
CHORUS: Faithful one,
You are the Faithful one
You are the God of my salvation,
You are the Faithful one
I want to be, Lord, available to You
Faithful and just, in Your presence I am whole
Please take my life, use my hands in all I do
God speak through me, if You ask me I will go
(CHORUS 2X)
So this is why I’m here, and this is why I lift my hands to You
Yes this is why I sing, and this is why I lift my voice to You (2X)
(CHORUS 3X)
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TO OBEY 
Written by Mark Mohr, Justin Nalimu and Obie Obie. Inspired by Greg Pouls and the Word of God
(Luke 22:41-43, Romans 1:5, Romans 2:13, 2 John 1:6, 1 Peter 1:2, John 14:15, Psalm 119:10 & Deuteronomy 11 : 1)
INTRO: If it is Your will I’ll say “I will”
If it’s Your will I will say “Yes”
If it is Your will I’ll say “I will”
If it’s Your will I will say “Yes”
I will say “Yes”
As I sit and I think about all that You have done for me
I still try to figure out how I deserve Your grace and mercy
As I sit and I think about You’re love that abounds each day
I still try to figure out if there is a way to repay
CHORUS:
To obey (to obey)
Is the way (is the way)
To obey (to obey)
Is the way (is the way)
To obey… is the way
Woe, now, now, now, woe, oh eh
To obey
Stop accomplishing of thyself
Just submit to the Father’s will
Pray, obey, then get out of the way
If the Lord says “It’s My will” then say “I will”
(CHORUS)
(INTRO)
BRIDGE: Yahweh, I wanna do it Your way
Yahweh, I’m gonna do it Your way (Repeat)
You’re Word it whisper to me every single day
Sometimes I listen, yet so many times I stray
Almighty Father God just help me to obey
I’ve got to do it Your way
(CHORUS)
(BRIDGE)
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GARDEN 
Written by B. Rinehart, N. Rinehart & W. Rinehart. Published by Needtobreathe Music.
(Luke 22:39-46)
Won’t You take this cup from me
Cause fear has stolen all my sleep
If tomorrow means My death
I pray You’ll save their souls with it
CHORUS:
Let the songs I sing bring joy to You
Let the words I say confess my love
Let the notes I choose be Your favorite tune
Father let my heart be after You
In this hour of doubt I see
Who I am is not just Me
So give Me strength to die Myself
So love can live to tell the tale
Let the songs I sing bring joy to You
Let the words I say confess My love
Let the notes I choose be Your favorite tune
Father let My heart be after You
Father let my heart be…
For you
For you
For you
For you
(CHORUS)
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SONG OF HOPE/ HEAVEN COME DOWN (feat. Dominic Balli)
Written by C. Jenkins, T. Johnson, T. Tjornhom, D. Hamilton, R. Seay & Ryan O. Published by Meaux Hits/Tedasia Music/Birdwing Music.
All things bright and beautiful You are
All things wise and wonderful You are
In my darkest night, You brighten up the skies
A song will rise
CHORUS: I will sing a song of hope sing along
God of Heaven come down Heaven come down
Just to know that You are near is enough
God of Heaven come down, Heaven come down
I will sing a song of hope sing along
God of heaven come down Heaven come down
Just to know You and be loved is enough
God of heaven come down, Heaven come down
All things new, I can start again
Creator God calling me Your friend
Sing praise, my soul to the Maker of the skies
A song will rise
(CHORUS)
Hallelujah, sing, sing
Hallelujah, sing oh sing (2X)
Hallelujah, sing
For you alone I sing
Hallelujah, sing
You are the song of hope that I sing (2X)
(CHORUS)
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CELEBRATE YOU (feat. Monty G)
Written by Mark Mohr, Justin Nalimu and Ramont Green
Boom! Monty and Christafari
You know this tune ya divine
We celebrate all we life
The majesty of Jesus Christ
With God inna we heart and thing
We never stop praise up the King
Strictly righteousness I man sing
And dance to the ragamuffin-Lord
With God inna we heart and thing
We never stop hail up the King
With God inna we life and thing
We just a chant a couple songs and sing
CHORUS: I will celebrate You
From when I wake up inna the morning
Celebrate You
Till when I lay down a bed
Celebrate You
And every time I hear the rhythm
Jah know say You lift up my head
I will celebrate You
From when I wake up in the morning
Celebrate You
Till when I lay down my head
Celebrate You
From the evening to the morning
The sunrise to the sunset
With God inna we heart and thing
Jah know say we nice up the King
Strictly righteousness I man sing
As we dance to the ragamuffin-Lord
With God inna we heart and thing
We never stop hail up the King-badang
With God in we life and thing-boom!
We just a chant a couple Psalms and sing
We sing praises-we nah stop
Christ name put ‘pon top
Stomp with the feet
Or we praise with the handclap
Music we a listen through the speaker or the laptop
True we dance and singing for the life He’s giving
True we play the instrument now with the brass and the strings
See the keys them a bubble, the cymbal it a fling
It’s the glory of the King we are celebrating
A Him we a go put we faith in
CHORUS: I will celebrate You
From when I wake up inna the morning
Celebrate You
Till when I lay down a bed
Celebrate You
And every time me hear the rhythm
Jah know say You nice up my head
I will celebrate You
From when I wake up in the morning
Celebrate You
Till when I lay down my head
Celebrate You
From the evening to the morning
The sunrise to the sunset
With God inna we life and thing—boom
We never stop praise up the King
With love inna we heart we bring
This ya musical offering-Lord
With God in we heart and thing
We never stop hail up the King-badang
With God in a we life and thing
We just a chant a couple Psalms and sing
Me say, me say me love how the vibes them come Me love it with the bass and the drum
Me love how the timbale lick
Me love it with the snare and the kick
Love and happiness we bring
Singing thanks and praise to the King
And every day we celebrating
We celebrate Jesus
Because Him a the only one that could a bless us-yeah!
(CHORUS)
Yeah, nice it up,
You haffi ride the rhythm right
Monty G and Christafari celebrating Jesus Christ
Yes my youth, so we a go take this one from the uptown to the downtown.
Boom! What that? Monty G alongside Christafari and we nah play around. Mash it up!
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EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE
Written by Mark Mohr
INTRO: Father I’m waiting
You know that I’m waiting on You (2X)
CHORUS: I belong to You every day of my life
Everything I do, I do for You (2X)
VERSE 1: Father I love You
There is none above You
Help me to follow You
All the days of my life
Jesus I adore You
There is nonebefore You
Help me to follow You
All the days of my life
(CHORUS)
VERSE 2: I will magnify You Lord
With every beat of my heart
Singing songs and hymns of praise
For You alone are God
I will glorify You Lord
With every step I take
For You alone can get me through each day
(CHORUS)
(INTRO)
(VERSE 1)
(VERSE 2)
(CHORUS)
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I SURRENDER ALL (feat. Tiago Costa)
Adapted from public domain. Written by Mark Mohr, Tiago Costa, Justin Nalimu and Obie Obien.
All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live
CHORUS: I surrender all
Well in each and every beat in a me heart now
I surrender all
And every single thing a weh me got yo
All to Jesus blessed Savior
I surrender all
VERSE 2:
Surrender my heart unto the throne
Lord I cannot on my own
Surrender my heart unto You King (Mighty King)
All that I’ve got – everything
Choose me, use me with this song I sing
Make me, take me as You’re offering (2X)
I surrender all
Well in each and every beat in a me heart now
I surrender all
And every single action, every thought yo
All to Jesus blessed Savior
I surrender all
(VERSE 2)
I surrender all
Well in each and every beat in a me heart now
I surrender all
And every single thing a weh me got yo
All to Jesus precious Savior
I surrender all
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I SHALL NOT BE MOVED (feat. Solomon Jabby and Vanessa Mardueño)
Adapted from public domain. Written by Mark Mohr
CHORUS: I shall not, I shall not be moved
I shall not, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters
I shall not be moved
In my Christ abiding
I shall not be moved
In His love I’m hiding
I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by still waters
I shall not be moved
Glory halleluijah
I shall not be moved
Glory halleluijah
I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters
I shall not be moved
(CHORUS)
I don’t care what they say or do
I know that I shall-I shall not remove
Just like a tree planted by the waters
I shall not remove
Jesus is my Savior
I shall not be moved
In His love and favor I shall not be moved
Just like a tree planted by still waters
I shall not be moved
So me nah walk with the wicked
Nah stand with the sinners
Nor sit with the scornful too Me nah go walk with the wicked
Nor sit with the scornful
I shall never be moved
Just like a tree that is planted with deep roots
You know I’m rooted and grounded in the truth
I say, I shall never moved
No, no I—I shall never move.
(CHORUS)==============================

ROOTS REVIVAL (feat. Dillavou)
Written by Mark Mohr and Justin Dillavou
Roots, Roots Revival
Roots, Oh my Lord
Eh, woo, revive us again and let Jah people rejoice
There’s gonna be a revolution and it starts in our souls (in our souls)
So don’t you try an keep it back man–Let the Spirit flow (Spirit flow)
There’s gonna be a roots revival and it starts in our hearts (in our hearts)
So don’t you wait until tomorrow, let this revival start
CHORUS: Rootsrevival–It’s coming from the top
Roots revival–And its neva gonna stop no way
Roots revival–It’s coming from above
Roots revival–This one is rooted in love, love, love
Hey, there’s gonna be a revolution and it starts in from within (from within)
The only thing that’s gonna keep it back man is a heart full of sin (a heart full of sin)
There’s gonna be a roots revival and it starts in our hearts (in our hearts)
So don’t just stand there, don’t be idle, let this revival start
(CHORUS)
There’s gonna be a roots revival now
Can’t you hear Spirit crying out?
Hey, there’s gonna be a roots revival now
Can’t you hear the Spirit calling out?
Yo the Spirit wigglin’ on down to the bottom of the well
An’ Him blaze a Holy fire, make a cold heart swell
Messiah take up all the captives, broke them out of the cell
And now them grafted to the root-the God of Israel!
So play the music Mr. DJ and bow your knees to Jesus don’t you delay
You have to worship in your heart and in your trials
Worship never starts upon the radio dial
If my people who are called by My name (called by His name)
Would humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways (wicked ways)
I’ll forgive them, I’ll forgive them
If my people who are called by My name (called by my name)
Humble themselves and pray and seek My face (seek My face)
I will heal this land, I will heal this land (2 Cron 7:14)
(CHORUS)
The Spirit’s movin’ in on down from me head to me spine
Soul to me mind-He’s changing my life
And all along the way that I’ve been grafted to the Vine
My soul has been tied to Christ
So as me sing about the roots me have a little dispute
This revival me a chat (is) not in a tent full of suits
When the Father make a move no man can substitute
Revival it starts in you!
(CHORUS)
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RESOLUTE/OLD RUGGED CROSS/AT THE CROSS (feat. Avion Blackman)
Adapted from public domain. Written by Mark Mohr, Tiago Costa and Justin Nalimu
CHORUS: I resolve to know nothing less than what He’s done for us
I resolve to know nothing less than His love
I resolve to know nothing less than what He’s done for us
I resolve to know nothing less than the cross
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain! I resolve…
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary! I resolve…
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light
And the burden of my heart rolled away
It was there by faith that I received His grace
Since that day, I’ve never been the same
Resolute! I made a resolution
To know nothing less than the Son of man
Can’t dilute! They want to water it down
But they just can’t ignore the crucifixion
Resolute! I made a resolution
To know nothing less than the Son of man
Can’t dilute in this ya meditation
I cannot abandon the crucifixion! I resolve…
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me! I resolve…
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