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04. East To West

The Altar and The Door
by Casting Crowns



 

Here I am, Lord, and Iím drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I donít want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know Youíve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though Iíve never sinned
But today I feel like Iím just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
ĎCause I canít bear to see the man Iíve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
ĎCause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm Iím in
Today I feel like Iím just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know Youíve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I canít live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
IĎm not holding on to You, but Youíre holding on to me
Youíre holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I donít have to see the man Iíve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
ĎCause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other


(Mark Hall, Bernie Herms) © 2007 My Refuge Music/Club Zoo Music/SWECS Music (BMI) (admin. by EMI CMG Publishing) / Word Music, LLC (ASCAP), Banahama Tunes (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of itself and Banahama Tunes administered by Word Music, LLC.

Behind the Song:
Godís forgiveness is an amazing gift. The problem is that our logic gets in our way. ~Psalm 51 / Ephesians 2:1-10 / 1 John 1:9 / Psalm 103 / Romans 8 / Colossians 2:9-15 / Isaiah 38:17 / Psalm 32 / Lamentations 3:22-24 / Romans 6 / Romans 3:5-8

"We have a hard time with the concept of forgiveness. We cut ourselves and it heals, but the scar remains. Sometimes we think God treats sin like we would if we were God, and that he handles forgiveness like we would. We know he forgives, but we canít accept that God chooses to forget and relinquishes his right to avenge. Thatís what weíre singing about in ďEast To West.Ē" - Mark Hall (Casting Crowns)

 

 

 

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