Listen to the Album from Free As A Bird!
Listen to the New Album From Free As A Bird!

JFH Song Lyrics

  Artist List   /   Jars of Clay   /   The Shelter


09. Lay It Down

The Shelter
by Jars of Clay


Oh, well never be short on people
And well never be short on trouble
Its a well-worn path, so how on earth can we feel alone

Why carry on our own whats common to all men
Why drag your bag of bones to hell and back again
Why carry on our own whats common to all men
Look around, lay it down

Oh, well never be short on good news
And somebody to tell our story to
And well never be short on redemption
And light for the dark

2010 Sara Groves Music (ASCAP) (adm. by Music Services) / Ben Gowell Music (ASCAP) / Little Larry Sellers (BMI)

Behind the Song:
CHARLIE LOWELL: It's in the giving up, the laying down, that we find life and purpose- not in the fixing and controlling. A continual, perpetual push against our human nature.

DAN HASELTINE: Our shoulders arent strong enough for the burdens we carry. Our lives are to be lived in the constant act of distributing the weight of our burdens and others burdens.

STEVE MASON: There is power in relating to each other in our weaknesses. There we can find the strength promised by God in community.

MATT ODMARK: I couldn't be happier to have the words of Sara Groves on the Shelter. You have always spoke my heart Sara, Thanks for being Shelter to me.




go to main Album page
Return to Full List of Artists


Listen to the Album Angel In A Haunted House by Will Keizer!

Search JFH

This Friday, October 29, 2021
11th Hour Anthem of the Ages [Crossroads]
Jonathan Cain Oh Lord Lead Us - EP [Identity/Fuel]
Gas Street Music This is Jesus - EP [Integrity]
Love & The Outcome Christmas Lights - Single [Curb/Word]
Marc Martel & Leigh Nash Welcome to Our World - Single
MŌRIAH Live from the Quarry - EP [Cathedral]
MŌRIAH Worth (feat. Joel Smallbone) - Single [Cathedral]
NEEDTOBREATHE Into the Mystery (Vinyl) [Centricity/Elektra]
PEABOD My Favorite Part - Single [Centricity]
Point of Grace Sing Noel [Curb/Word]
Sarah Reeves Winter Wonderland (feat. Clark Beckham) - Single [Curb/Word]
SongLab In The Greenhouse - EP [DREAM]
Stars Go Dim Home (feat. Hannah Ellis) - Single [Curb/Word]
Various Artists Dream Christmas Vol. 6 [DREAM]
War Of Ages Rhema - EP [Facedown]

Next Friday, November 5, 2021
Stephen Christian Spirited [BEC]
Hillsong Worship These Same Skies [Capitol CMG/Hillsong]
Mirours Gilded Paradise [Tooth & Nail]
Stars Go Dim The First Nol - EP [Curb/Word]

For all release dates, click here!

Listen to the new single by Katie Lighty!

Listen to the new album from KAINA!