START A FIRE by Unspoken

Over and over again
I hear Your voice in my head
Let Your light shine, let Your light shine for all to see

Start a fire in my soul
Fan the flame and make it grow
So there’s no doubt or denying
Let it burn so brightly
That everyone around can see
That it’s You, that it’s You that we need
Start a fire in me

MEET: ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS

Hail to Tennessee’s Christian Acoustic-folk duo, Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, a.k.a. “All Sons And Daughters.”  From their humble beginning as worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, Tennessee, they now have released 3 albums under Integrity Music, with the latest released only May this year. Some of their most wanted hits are Brokenness Aside, Reason to Sing, and my favorite, Oh How I Need You.

These seasoned musicians play some absolutely mesmerizing acoustics accompanied by soulful vocals and creative & worshipful lyrics. They have very unique and distinct sound, personality, and identity.  Their songs are the kind that you can listen to anytime of the day and put you into worship right where you are.

As mentioned in their official website (http://allsonsanddaughters.com), All Sons & Daughters will be going on a tour with the Crowder band this coming October.

OH HOW I NEED YOU BY ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS

HURRICANE by Samestate (Unplugged)

Samestate - Hurricane

I love the line in the song that says, “Cause all we did was nothing but the love still came.” Wow. Just wow. All we did was nothing. YET His love still came. And that love brought the Good News to all humanity.

Hurricane is a fresh reminder of God’s grace. We can never comprehend what grace really is and how it operates. All we can do is to accept it and to live by it.

“For all of us who have a hard time
Getting it through our brains,
That all we did was nothing
But the love still came,
And it’s bringing in Good News,
Love is comin back like a hurricane.”

This is the raw version of Samestate’s Hurricane. Feel free to check out the original version.

SALTWATER HEART by Switchfoot (LIVE)

saltwater heart

I fell in love with this song the moment I heard it. The first few guitar strums immediately caught me. And as the song progressed, the melody and the instruments just got better. All the tracks in Switchfoot’s “Fading West” album were great. But Saltwater Heart is my best pick. Whenever I listen to this track, I am reminded of the freedom that I have in Christ. Even though I’m tired, just listening to Saltwater Heart uplifts me from within and makes me feel that amazing liberty running through my veins. I can’t exactly explain why on earth I have cried listening to this upbeat song. Maybe it’s because it taps a certain longing from deep within my soul that I know only God can reach out to. And once again, I feel as if I’m diving into the vastness of God’s ocean of love, grace, and mercy.

“…We’re on your shore again
I can feel the ocean
I can feel your open arms
That pure emotion
I’m finally free again
By my own explosion
We’re on your shore again
I can feel the ocean…” (Chorus)

SALTWATER HEART BY SWITCHFOOT (LIVE)

YOU HAVE ME by Gungor

Simply relaxing – that’s what this song is. And the best thing about it is that, it puts you into worship. It tells about how God has always been around for us, even and especially when we have kept on wandering away from Him and from His presence. the only rightful response is to tell Him that, “God, You have me – completely.”

“You Have Me”

out on the farthest edge
there in the silence
you were there

My faith was torn to shreds
heart in the balance
but you were there

always faithful
always good
you have still have my
you still have my heart

I thought I had seen the end
everything broken
but you were there

I’ve wandered heaven’s gates
I’ve made my bed in hell
You were there still

You have me
You have my heart completely

HEAVEN FALL DOWN by Phil Wickam

This song is something that I’d very much love to hear when I wake up in the morning; something that will awaken the praise in my heart. It says, “heaven, heaven fall down! Spirit, Spirit pour out!” If you would wake up each day having that prayer, amazing things will certainly come your way.

I love this acoustic/raw version. It seems more passionate. Although I love the original musical arrangement with the full band, I can’t help but applaud the amazing power of the strings and the vocals. Praise God for this song 🙂

“Heaven Fall Down”

Open our eyes, Lord, let us see
All that You are, all that You mean
Open our ears, Lord, let us hear
All that You are, be loud and clear
Please be near

As our praises rise
May Your presence fall

Heaven, Heaven fall down
Spirit, Spirit pour out
On us all now
Heaven fall down

Come Jesus come, come like the wind
Fill up this place, we welcome You in
Come Jesus come, come like the rain
Open the sky; show us Your face
Oh, Lord, we wait

As our praises rise
May Your presence fall
Heaven, Heaven fall down
Spirit, Spirit pour out
On us all now
Heaven fall down

We’re crying out in desperation
Waiting now in expectation
We’re crying out in desperation
For You
We’re crying out in desperation
Waiting now in expectation
We’re crying out in desperation
For You

Heaven, Heaven fall down
Spirit, Spirit pour out
Heaven, Heaven fall down
Spirit, Spirit pour out
On us all now
Heaven fall down

I AM NEW by Jason Gray

” I AM NOT WHO I WAS, I’M BEING REMADE, I AM NEW!”

BOAT SONG by JJ Heller

“do you know we belong together,  do you know my heart is yours. “

HOLD ME by Jamie Grace

I LOVE YOU MORE THAN THE WORDS THAT MY BRAIN COULD EXPRESS

LORD, I LOVE THE WAY YOU HOLD ME

LATE HAVE I LOVED YOU by Gungor

Late have I loved You
Beauty so ancient, so new
Late have I loved You
You were within me
But I was outside You

And it was there that I searched for You
It was there that I searched for You

Late have I loved You
Beauty so ancient, so new
Late have I loved You
You were here with me
But I was not with You

And it was there that You found me
It was there that You found me

You called and You shouted
And You broke through my deafness
You flashed and You shone
Dispelled all my blindness

You breathed Your fragrance on me
You breathed Your fragrance on me
Late have I loved You
Late have I loved You

You called and You shouted
You broke through my deafness
You flashed and You shone
Dispelled all my blindness

You breathed Your fragrance on me
You breathed Your fragrance on me

I drew in Your breath
And I keep on breathing
I’ve tasted I’ve seen
And now I want more

‘Cause You breathed Your fragrance on me
You breathed Your fragrance on me
Late have I loved You
Late have I loved You