Rare Bird Album Lyrics

Won’t Go ‘Til You Bless Me   

Verse 1
On a dark and stormy night
Everything wasn’t right          
I was waiting on the hand of the Lord
All my help ran away
Lightning shown like day
But something was about to strike a chord

Trembling at the sound
I saw heaven come down
I was face to face with the Angel of the Lord
Laboring all night
Hanging on for dear life
I was wrestling with the Angel of the Lord 

Chorus
I won’t go ‘til You bless me.  No, no, no

I won’t go ‘til You bless me.  No, no, no

I won’t go ‘til You bless me.  Oh Lord

 

Verse 2
Coming back to inheritance
Surrendering to deliverance
I am waiting on the presence of the Lord
Destiny’s been calling my name
Past time to embrace change
My ship’s come in.  Best get on board!

The gates of hell up against me
Past shame lies behind me
But I’m face to face with the angel of the Lord
Stealing glimpses into His eyes
I’m reminded of the prize
I am wrestling with the Angel of the Lord

 

Verse 3
There was a thunder in the valley
A release of heaven’s winds
Sounds of angel armies
Calling me their friend
There were broken places in me
Touched by His wings
I was lifted upward with Him
As my spirit started to sing

Bridge
And the Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Changing my nature to His
I will press into His presence
Awakened in the fire, becoming like Him
The old man is passing away
Burned up in the flames
I am a prophet, a priest, and a king          
The kingdom of heaven I bring


Captain of the Host

verse 1          

Facing giants in the land

With five smooth stones we’ll take a stand

The Lord’s firmly on our side

And I can see the enemy start to take flight

All fear from this heart is gone

I’ve got courage, conviction, I’m set apart

With the song He’s given to me

He will ambush the enemy


chorus

I can hear the sound of the Lion of Judah          

I can feel the weight of His glory on me          

I can see the fire in His eyes of mercy

The Captain of the Host is rising

 

verse 2

Looking across the fields

I can see where the enemy’s stolen and killed

But I cannot be dismayed

He’s not brought me here to be waylaid

An ancient warrior draws near

With a chest full of hope and face so fierce

He looks straight into me

And says, “Son, I’ve given you victory!”

Bridge

There is no place He hasn’t gone before

He holds the keys; He’s unlocked the doors

He is revealing so much more

To those who are willing, proven,

Asking the Lord          

He will set them in battle array

The fearless ones, exuberant in praise

He is placing His boldness in them

To be signs, wonders, champions!


Dwelling Place


Verse 1

You are my dwelling place, Oh Lord

And I am covered by Your blood, Jesus

Teach me to wait upon Your dove

You are my refuge and my fortress

 

Bridge 1

Though a thousand may fall around me

Ten thousand by my right hand

Arrows flying towards me

Terrors in the land

I will set my heart upon You

I will look into Your face

No evil shall befall me

No evil in this place


Chorus

I want to be in the secret place

Abiding in, abiding in Your love

Holy Spirit help me to find the way

Where You and I, You and I can be one

Verse 2
You are my dwelling place, Oh Lord

And I am covered by Your blood, Jesus

Teach me to wait upon Your dove

You are my refuge and my fortress

 


Bridge 2
One thing have I desired

One thing I will seek

To dwell within Your presence

And behold Your beauty

I will inquire in Your temple

Petition for mercy

For in the time of trouble

You will hide me


Chorus
I want to be in the secret place

Abiding in, abiding in Your love

Holy Spirit help me to find the way

Where You and I, You and I can be one

Cover me, cover me under Your wings

Where I can be close to Your heart

Holy Spirit overshadow me

Keep me in Your arms



Shelter and Peace

Chorus

I will go to the house of the Lord

I will rest in the gates of the King

I will abide at the table He's prepared

Seeking His shelter and peace

Verse 1

For it’s been many a day

Since I’ve seen my belly full

My children will starve and grow feeble

Without the help and the arm of the Lord

These years have been hot and brutal

The winds have blown away our lives

All my hopes are what’s left in this passage

We’ve fought all we can fight



Verse 2

I’ve been told there is a man

Who’s prepared a way for me

In my weaknesses He is strong

I know He has all I need


They say the foundations of His throne are just

And full of righteousness

There is abundance in His house

And under His wings I will find my rest

Bridge

If I stumble, if I fall

I know His angels will catch me

His arm is not too short

His hand not too small

To lift me into destiny

There is a man

A man of Galilee

There is a man

A man that I seek

There is a King

Of a kingdom without end

There is a King

Who calls His servants His friends



Rare Bird

Chorus

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

You come to me, You speak me


Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

You lead me, You teach me


Verse 1

Jesus You promised to not leave us alone

When You went home

You left us the Comforter

You said He would not act on His own

But for Your throne, He’s our Helper


Into my heart You’ve surely flown

And I’ve never known a feeling like this

Giving me strength to stand up and go

Even when I’m weak and low

In Your power and encouragement

 

Verse 2

New waves of Your freedom ever roll

Deep in my soul,

As I surrender

Completely to Your Holy Ghost
I
 yield control

Lord, please enter


Now I’ve found true gold

That makes me light up and glow

With Your fire

And there is strength to overcome & grow

In faith and hope

You're lifting me higher


Chorus

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

You come to me, You speak me


Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

You lead me, You teach me


Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

Your Spirit is a rare bird, a rare bird

You heal me, You touch me

Bridge

On the wings of a snow white dove

You come and revive us with Your love




I Will Sing Hallelujah

Chorus

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

(repeat)


Verse1

You lead me beside the still waters;

You restore my soul

In these green pastures

I am completely made whole

You mend these wounds up

That have caused so much pain

You cleanse my eyes;

Now I can see again

Chorus

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

(repeat)

Verse 2

As You linger I feel

The warmth of Your breath

And I lay my head

Upon Your chest

You anoint me with oil

And raise me up

Crown me with honor,

Overflowing my cup

Bridge

With Your blood You’ve saved my soul

Picked me up, brought me in from the cold

With Your love You’ve ransomed me

To Your table I’m carried

Verse 3

Surrounded by your glory

I am captured by You

Standing in Your presence

I don’t want to move

There is renewed hope,

Renewed sensibility

I’m in the Master’s arms;

He has me

Bridge

With Your blood You’ve saved my soul

Picked me up, brought me in from the cold

With Your love You’ve ransomed me

To Your table I’m carried


I’m seated with You in heavenly places

Kept by Your grace throughout the ages

I’m seated with You in heavenly places

Lord, be enthroned in my praises

Chorus

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing hallelujah

I will sing, I will sing, I will sing

(repeat)



Stop & Listen

Stop and listen to the things around you

Stop and listen, God’s grace has found you

Stop and listen to love abounding

Stop and listen; The Father’s heart is sounding

 

You don’t need anything

The world says you need

You don’t have to buy a thing;

All you have to do is be


There’s a big bright night out there

With stars and a moon

Just open up your heart

And give Him room

 

Stop and listen to the voice beside you

Stop and listen to a friend who really knows you

Stop and listen to truth overflowing

Stop and listen; Your heart is growing

 

I know some folks say
God really doesn’t care
I know, I know, I’ll admit
That I’ve been there

But when I stop and listen
For His still small voice
There’s a hope that comes
And shatters the noise


Stop and listen to the children God gives you
Stop and listen to the words they tell you

Stop and listen to the brilliant innocence

Stop and listen to hearts full of tenderness

 

They aren’t looking for

Some kind of plan

They are happy with

The touch of your hand


I know He told us when

We truly follow Him

We will only see if

We become like them

 


I Belong to You

Verse 1

Crushed by the thought of losing You

I awoke the lights were all out

My mind ran loose to find You

I was screamed and shaking about


It was me; It was me who failed, despised,

And turned my face from You

Oh please, won’t You please forgive my pride

Take this heart so blue

 

Bridge 1

Wandering aimlessly in the woods

I thought I’d found the way

But without Your hand to hold

I felt naked and ashamed

 

Chorus

Purge me with hyssop

And I will be clean

Wash me whiter than snow

Make me to hear joy and gladness

I’ll rejoice in these broken bones

Create in me a clean heart God

Renew a right spirit in me

Cast me not away from you now

I don’t want You, don’t want You to leave

 

Verse 2

Turn my eyes away from worthless things

That obscure my view of You

Cleanse these hands, purify this heart

My mind wholly renew


It is You, it is You who heals, revives,

And mends a life torn in two

Oh move, oh move on my heart tonight

I belong to You

 

Bridge 2

Shine Your light in this restless soul

Search me, try me God

I know I need Your discipline

If I'm to be Your son



Ending

I belong to You


Granddaddy

Verse 1
Sitting on Granddaddy’s lap

As we journey across the map

Listening attentively

To the stories that he weaves

Chorus
And the mysteries of heaven

How they sparkle in his eyes

And the places I remember

Fill the dreams of this boy’s nights

Verse 2 

Sitting on the front pew

Hearing old words that sound so new

Granddaddy shouts His praise

As he preaches ‘bout the end of days

Chorus
And the mysteries of heaven

How they sparkle in his eyes

And the stories I remember

Will carry on through time

Verse 3 

Sitting on the front porch

Talking about the Lord

Growing in wisdom

As Grand Daddy shares vision


Chorus
And the mysteries of heaven

How they sparkle in his eyes

And the moments I remember

Will be with me for the rest of my life

Bridge
Storyteller forever

Compassion for the lost

Authority in the letter

A man of the cross

Baptized in the Spirit

Clothed in humility

Restoring the afflicted

Spending all night on his knees

 


It Is You Still

When summer grasses have been harvested in
And birds fly south for fair weather friends

The northern wind howls down through these foothills

It’s you I want beside me; it is you still

The warmth of your sweet breath upon my face

Your coos and smiles evoke the sweetest grace

Outside the snow sits on the window sill

It’s you I want beside me; it is you still


And oh, the melodies I hear within my heart

Strains that rise and fall and break apart

Notions of loneliness are gone; they’re nil

It’s you I want beside me; it is you still

When the skies turn gray and emotionless

And I feel a cold chill against my breast

You hold me close with love that’s strong and real

It’s you I want beside me, it is you still