“This Is War”

“This Is War”
Words and Music by Dustin Kensrue
Chorus by Spencer Abbott, Mattox Shuler and Joel Brown
From the solo album This Good Night Is Still Everywhere (2008)

(Click on any of the words/lines in the song to access related Bible passages!)

VERSE 1
This is war like you ain’t seen
This winter’s long, it’s cold and mean
With downcast hearts, we stood condemned,
But the tide turns now at Bethlehem.

VERSE 2
This is war, and born tonight
The Word as flesh, the Lord of Light,
The Son of God, the low-born King,
Whom demons fear, of whom angels sing.

CHORUS
Hallelujah! A Child is born!
He is the rescue we’ve waited for!
The Throne of David, He will restore
And reign with mercy forevermore!

VERSE 3
This is war on sin and death,
The dark will take its final breath;
It shakes the earth, confounds all plans,
The mystery of God-as-man!

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Updated 11/29/2014 – included link to “But the tide turns now at Bethlehem” and updated the accompanying video to The Modern Post’s 2014 recording.

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“Psalm 145” (Unofficial Lyrics)

The Water And The Blood is finally out!  See my review here, and make sure to purchase your copy via Mars Hill Music, Amazon, or iTunes.

Here are the unofficial lyrics to the iTunes-exclusive track “Psalm 145”.  Please let me know if you have corrections.

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The Water And The Blood ~ Track 12 (iTunes-Exclusive): “Psalm 145”

Words & Music by Dustin Kensrue

I will bless You all of my days, Lord
I will praise You always, my God and King
I will bless and honor Your name, Lord
Always and forever, my soul will sing

Such a vast, unsearchable greatness
Great is Yahweh, worthy of all our praise
Let Your people sound through the ages
All Your awesome works ’til the end of days

We have seen Your splendor and glory
We have seen Your wonders and stand amazed
Every tongue will echo Your story
Everyone will sing of Your righteous ways

O let all that lives ever bless His name!

All that You have made, Lord, will praise You
All Your saints will worship in joyful strain
Praise the Lord, who ransoms and rescues
Praise the God of glory, who ever reigns

He is holy, judging the wicked
Guarding those that love Him and fear His name
All that call out, Yahweh is with them
He will hear their cries, He is strong to save

He upholds the one who is stumbling,
Lifting up those burdened with heavy loads;
Opening His hand to the hungry,
Blessing all that look to their Lord and hope!

He is tender toward His creation;
He is faithful, gracious in all He does!
Great is Yahweh, full of compassion,
Slow to anger, filled with unfailing love!

O let all that lives ever bless His name!
O let all that lives ever bless His name!