The Ascent – Album Lyrics

Rivers

Benji Cowart, Grayson Kessenich, Matt Armstrong, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
You’ve brought us to this moment
A dry and barren land
But we will trust though we don’t understand

Verse 2
We’re holding to Your promise
You’re word forever stands
That nothing will be wasted in Your hands

Chorus
You’re making rivers, here in the desert
Up from the ashes a song of hope will rise
You’re making rivers, here in the desert
Out of the wasteland You bring us back to life

Verse 3
Though we can’t see tomorrow
We trust You’re by our side
‘Cause we have seen Your faithfulness behind

Verse 4
A myriad of wonders
A thousand shining signs
Revealing You were with us all the time

Bridge
And we will count it all joy
When our hope has crumbled
Count is all joy when we face the fire
Count it all joy and we’ll lift our eyes
‘Cause You’re making rivers, You’re making rivers

Breathe On Me

Grayson Kessenich, Jesse Reeves, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
You alone hold the words of life
In You alone I’m satisfied
You alone set my soul on fire
You alone are my one desire

Chorus
Breathe on me, breathe on me
Out of the ashes
Breathe on me, breathe on me
Open my eyes
Spirit of the living God come let Your fire fall
Breathe on me, breathe on me
And I come alive

Verse 2
You alone hold the words of life
In You alone I’m satisfied
You alone set my soul on fire
You alone are my one desire

Bridge
I raise these empty hands come fill me up again
I’m coming as I am
Oh how I need You
I’m lying down my pride I’m lifting up my eyes
In You I’m satisfied
Oh how I need You

God Of My Breaking

Dwayne Larring, Grayson Kessenich, Travis Ryan, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
Here I am
I bow before Thee
My life is Yours
Your write my story

Pre-Chorus
You are making all things new
For Your glory and for my good

Chorus
God of my breaking to You I bow down
A holy surrender here and now
I see Your goodness here in these scars
Father of mercy Lord You are
The God of my breaking (2x)

Verse 2
I trust Your heart
For You are for me
I may not see it
But You are restoring

Bridge
So let Your will be done
Let Your kingdom come
Take it all away, take it all away
Let Your heart be mine
Let Your glory shine
Take it all away, take it all away

Our Savior Is Here

Dwayne Larring, Grayson Kessenich, Jess Cates, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
Into the darkness You came with a vengeance
You held nothing back to save us
You broke the walls down and freed all the captives
You gave all to win our freedom

Chorus 1
Oh awaken the dawn all creation has come
To lift high only One
Our Savior is here our Savior is here

Verse 2
Out of the darkness You rose up victorious
Conquered sin and shame forever
And now You reign You reign

Chorus 2
Oh awaken the dawn all creation has come
To lift high only One
Our Savior is here our Savior is here
Awaken O heart as we join heaven’s song
Singing Jesus has won
Our Savior is here our Savior is here

Bridge
Sing hallelujah sing hallelujah Jesus is here (4x)

Always Good

Cameron Stymeist, Grayson Kessenich, Jesse Reeves, Jimmy Barker, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
I can do all things ‘cause You give me strength
I can do all things ‘cause You give me strength
I can do all things ‘cause You give me strength
You give me strength, You give me strength

Chorus
Every mountain top will be made low
And in the valley You are still my hope
Though the storm is raging out of control
You are good You are always good

Rap
When I was broken and lonely
You gave me peace that
Surpasses all understanding
Your love is so extravagant
Absolutely commanding
That every part of me is surrendered
And still standing
The Rock of my Salvation
Your grace is always expanding
I’m captivated can’t evade it
I’m swimming in grace
And I deserved only death
But You stepped into my place
You’ve been my strength in the struggle
My peace in the pain
Lord You turned my mountains to valleys
And You broke every chain

Arms of Christ

Grayson Kessenich, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
Come all you tired and weary
Lay down Your heavy load
Come if You’re broken and You’ll find
That He can make You whole

Chorus
Lay down Your burdens lay down your chains
Bring him your sorrow and all your shame
Come drink from living water without price
Come find your rest in the arms of Christ (2x)

Verse 2
Come all you lost and longing
All you who feel alone
Cease from your wandering turn around
And come back home

Bridge
‘Cause there is nowhere that’s too far
Where His love won’t go
He is waiting with open arms
Calling you back home

I Still Have the Cross

Dwayne Larring, Grayson Kessenich, Jesse Reeves, Joshua Blevins, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
When I cannot speak
And my soul grows weak
When my sight is failing me

Verse 2
When the skies turn grey
And my heart gives way
When my hope begins to fade

Chorus
I still have the cross I still have the cross
Your goodness and Your mercy
They overwhelm me
I still have Your love and Jesus You’re enough
When everything is lost
I still have the cross

Verse 3
When the battle comes
And I hear those drums
When the night is closing in

Verse 4
When my well runs dry
Living waters rise
In You alone I’m satisfied

Bridge
All my guilt and shame nailed to that tree
Where the price was paid that made me free
Where my pain was healed my fears relieved
Where the Son of God was slain for me
Where His spotless blood crushed the curse of sin
All the power of hell could not win

You Tore Them Down

Delisha Thomas, Eric Johnson, Joshua Blevins, Maria Applequist, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
I am grateful for Your mercies and how You rescued me
I was lost and undeserving yet Your hand still carried me

Even when I wasn’t near You, You promised not to leave
You broke down my defenses now forever I’ll believe

Pre-Chorus
In the power of love, the power of You
And the power of Your name
In the blood that redeems, truly sets free
You who conquers and saves

Chorus
You tore them down
All the doors that kept You outside
All the walls built by my pride You tore
You tore them down
Now the power of Your love is revealed
All the barriers of concrete and steel
You tore them down (2x)

Verse 2
Though I’m truly undeserving You’ve shown yourself to me
Pouring out Your loving kindness guiding my way faithfully
I’m not worried for tomorrow because it’s safe within Your hands
I can trust in You completely Lord forever I will stand

Bridge
Lord I praise You thank You for Your mercy
I sing of Your victory
There’s power in Your name
Lord I praise You thank You for Your mercy
I stand in Your victory
Forever You will reign

You tore them down (2x)

Holy God

Grayson Kessenich, Maria Applequist, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
There’s nothing I want more
Than to be with You lord
Of all the places I’ve searched
Nothing compares to who You are (2x)

Chorus
You are holy God
You are holy God
All the angels bow before Your throne singing
You are holy God

Verse 2
You satisfy my soul
And I want more Oh Lord
I’ve set my heart on You
Nothing else nothing less will do (2x)

Bridge
Holy holy angels bow before Thee
Holy holy Lord
And You are worthy worthy and You forever will be
Worthy worthy Lord

Nothing Compares

Grayson Kessenich

Verse 1
More than the air that I breathe
More than the answers I seek
You are enough
You are enough for me

Verse 2
Deep in the valleys below
In the wind and the waves still I know
That You are enough
You are enough for me

Pre-Chorus
In every season of my life You’ve been faithful
And forever my soul will sing

Chorus
Jesus You’re all, Jesus You’re all
Jesus You’re all I need (2x)

Verse 3
All that I am I lay down
In losing my life I am found
And You are enough
You are enough for me

Bridge
And nothing compares
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to You (2x)

Hands of Jesus

Joshua Blevins, Maria Applequist, Wayne Rodrigues

Verse 1
The hands that hold it all
The hands that catch my fall
The hands upon the cross

The hands that hung the stars
The hands that bear my scars
The hands that I can trust

Chorus
Are the hands of Jesus
The hands of Jesus

Verse 2
The hands that hold it all
The hands that catch my fall
The hands upon the cross

The hands that hung the stars
The hands that bear my scars
The hands that I can trust

Bridge
Led through all my wandering, there in all my suffering
Jesus it’s all in Your hands
Fighting for my victory, constant in the mystery
It’s already in Your hands (2x)

Your hands Oh Jesus