WORSHIP

by Sam Newcomer

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released September 8, 2011

All songs written and recorded by Sam Newcomer, except
"Worship" recorded by Sam Newcomer, Kevin Morris, & Ben Shaw
Mastered by Steve Corrao - Sage Audio, Nashville, TN

Musicians:
- Sam Newcomer - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, percussion, ukulele & programming
- Caleb McLaughlin - bass (2,4,5,10,11), brushes (2), & trumpet (11)
- Calla Horner - vocals (4,5)
- Danika Lukasiewicz - violin (6,12) & mandolin (9)

The Worship Chorus:
Mel Arias, Danika Lukasiewicz, Ariel McFall, Luke Melton, Kevin Morris, Jared Odekerken, & Emily Scalici

Artwork/Design by Sam Newcomer
Photography by Katie Lee

The following is a list of samples that were graciously supplied by members of freesound.org and are protected under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 Licence:
- restaurant_brittania.mp3 provided by sonologue and used in “Gathered/Scattered.”
- feedback.wav provided by dmyra and used in “Worship.”
- 06-airplane-landing-overhead-zaventem.wav provided by Bram and used in "Sad Songs."


Bonus Album Tracklist:
1. God of Morning (incidental)
2. The Good Fight (demo)
3. Museum
4. Sad Songs (live demo)
5. Thy Will Be Done, and May the Traffic Always Be in Tune (interlude)
6. The History no. 2
7. Something Big (demo)
8. Postcards
9. First Handshake
10. Thy Will Be Done, and May the Violins Always Be Random (interlude)
11. Gathered/Scattered (live demo)
12. Cry Out
13. Thy Will Be Done, and May His Love Endure Forever
14. Psalm 1

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Track Name: Gathered/Scattered
Come, let us gather
Come, let us gather
Come, let us gather
Come, let us gather

Gather in the name of Christ
Gather in the name of Christ

The foot and the hand
The ear and the eye
Together we form
The body of Christ

And if our brother suffers, so we suffer with him
And if our sister suffers, so we suffer with her
And we will run this race while we still have a pulse
Until the prize is won

Let us lift our voices to Lord
Lift our voices to the Lord

For He is great, and greatly to be praised
We were dead, but Jesus Christ was raised

Come on and shout to the Lord ‘cause we’re being refined
Come on and shout to the Lord ‘cause we know where we’ve been
Come on and shout to the Lord ‘cause He loved us enough
To sacrifice his son

Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love

So we have gathered
So we have gathered
So we have gathered
So we have gathered

Now, let us scatter
Now, let us scatter
Now, let us scatter
Now, let us scatter

Scatter in the name of Christ
Scatter in the name of Christ

On mission we walk
On mission we serve
The first will be last
And the last will be first

O, this world is broken, and our God can repair
O, this world is dying, and our God can heal
So we will be your vessels in a dangerous sea
Yes, your power is real

Let us take the gospel to the world
Take the gospel to the world

For He is great, and greatly to be praised
We were dead, but Jesus Christ was raised

Come on and fight for the truth, ‘cause the world is need
Come on and fight for the truth, ‘cause it rescues souls
Come on and fight for the truth, ‘cause He loved us enough
To sacrifice His son

Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love
Thank you Jesus for your love

Come, let us scatter
Come, let us scatter
Come, let us scatter
Come, let us scatter
Track Name: Worship
No, we will never understand
No, we will never understand
The greatness that you seek for us
The life that you’ve prepared for us
Be lifted up
Yeah, it may seem winding now
That God could send you down this path
But He’ll use this winding path
And lift you up

Battered, bruised
We rejoice in the blood of Christ
Weary, blind
We smile in the warmth of your light

What toil lies in eternity?
What toil lies in eternity?
On earth we know not who we’ll be
A life in Christ is what we’ll be
Be lifted up
No, we will never understand
The plan you’ve set out before us
Heaven breathes its breath on us
We lift You up

Battered, bruised
We rejoice in the blood of Christ
Weary, blind
We smile in the warmth of your light
Hungry, cold
We ache for the thief in the night
But full of hope
Hallelujah, our King is alive

And I will never understand
Yet still I feel moved to worship
My path, it seems so winding now
Yet still I feel moved to worship
And I know not who I will be
Yet still I feel moved to worship
And I will never understand
Yet still I feel moved to worship

Battered, bruised
We rejoice in the blood of Christ
Weary, blind
We smile in the warmth of your light
Hungry, cold
We ache for the thief in the night
But full of hope
Hallelujah, our King is alive
(Our King is alive!)
Track Name: For the Sake of Prayer
Pray with me for the sake of prayer
That we may always know God listens to his own
You need not feel abandoned or despaired
Each prayer is like a prodigal who’s come back home
Whether praise or whether a lament
Through the Son and by the Spirit it is heard
May His people ask for and repent
May creation’s word be the Father’s word

I know your sin has made you feel so down
That you believe your words won’t make a sound
Be not afraid
Abba is waiting with His arms stretched out
So dig for faith buried beneath your doubt
Believe and pray

Pray with me for the sake of prayer
That every season would draw you closer to the light
He longs for union when you’re feeling scared
Just as much as when you’re feeling satisfied
O the bane of praying without ceasing
How the Spirit and the flesh are in the fray!
Pray that every move means Christ increasing
Pray even that God’s love moves you more to pray!

I will come to you with fears
I will come to you in tears
I will come to you and you will make my heart be filled
I will ask for words to say
I will tell you about my day
I will come to you and you will tell my heart be still

I see you sitting there with eyes stained red
You feel like God could never love you again
Be not afraid
The Father’s love is ever deep and true
And by the cross, his grace will cover you
Believe and pray

I will come to you with fears
I will come to you in tears
I will come to you and you will make my heart be filled
Be not afraid
I will ask for words to say
I will tell you about my day
I will come to you and you will tell my heart be still
Believe and pray
Track Name: Sad Songs
On a grey Sunday evening God put a melody in my head
And I promised Him long ago that my words would be praises instead
So why did a sad song come from me
By so divine a melody?
It was nothing cathartic, I felt no better after I was through
So I looked in my heart and found that I couldn’t say, “I love You”
Why do sad songs come from me?
I am not a slave to history
There is no time left to weep

I looked down at my work and I pitied the man with the pen
Who thought a finite perspective would resurrect his soul in the end
I’m tired of sad songs coming from me
God, you alone have set me free
So I erased all those words and I wrote in my praises instead
To the one who poured all out his grace on the cross as he bled, for me
Let’s be rejoice, and let’s be glad!
Our savior's song was never sad,
He has risen, and he’s coming back!

Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope!

It’s a dark Sunday night and I’m learning like it’s only the first
That no matter how I feel God will ever reign o’er the universe
So another sad song might come from me
As I continue to be made clean
Just to know that He’s watching me...
Track Name: Hallelujah!
Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope
My strength, my refuge!
Hallelujah, my hope!
Track Name: I Wanna Be a Light
I wanna be a light
Everywhere I go
The kind of light that can’t help but pour out
The kind of light that can’t help but speak hope
I wanna be a light
In a world so dark
Where everybody’s tripping over each other
Eyes as dim as our hearts

Let me shine
With the love you gave me
Not for my glory God, but for Yours, we need awakening!

I wanna be a light
I pray the spirit will speak
‘Cause we can’t see You and my friends need badly
For the true church to wash their feet
I wanna be a light
May it not be for fame
May you be praised in this city of big shots
The name above all names

Let me shine
With the love you gave me
Let me shine
No, you won’t forsake me
Let me shine
When a heart’s breaking
Not for my glory God, but for Yours, we need awakening!

This is not a show
Though the world is always watching and I want it know you
Even the tiniest gesture
Can touch a soul like when you found me crawling below you

I’m gonna let it shine!
I’m gonna let it shine!
I’m gonna let it shine!

I wanna be a light
Everywhere I go
The kind of light that can’t help but pour out
Who can’t help but speak hope

Let me shine
With the love you gave me
Let me shine
No, you won’t forsake me
Let me shine
When a heart’s breaking
Not for my glory God, but for Yours, we need awakening!
Track Name: Despair Song
I will not stand idle, I will not give in
While I’ve still got some strength
Lookin’ back on the life that I’ve been livin’
What I’ve sealed with angst
And how I’d love to wallow near the windowsill
And count each strand of hair
But I will not stand idle, I will not be filled
With a drunk of despair

The enemy would have feel like I’m undignified
To timidly approach the throne of the Lord God most high
And without Christ, it’s true, I’d bear the stains still on my soul
But I’ve been redeemed and I will not despair, my empty heart is full

Oh, the irony of a heart in grief
I know all too well
How it wants to be heard, but it’d rather not speak
Rather speed than spell
I’ve been praying for lots of things, but I ache for this
A heart still and slow
Oh, the irony of my sacredness
I’ve got a long, long way to go

I set the stage too often for despair to settle in
And when the sun goes down, I feel the earth and heaven wrestlin’
But I’m a light, praise God, a light, and I will not move from my stand
‘Cause I’ve been redeemed and I will not despair, I rest on solid land

No, you will not be getting me this time!
For nothing can separate me from the love of Christ
No, you will not be getting me this time!
For I am filled with hope
For I am filled with hope
But the world persists
And it talks me down
And I find myself seeking lower ground
And its words sting all the more
And I wave my flag
And sit and stare
And I am filled with despair
I am filled with a drunk of despair

How I wish that I weren’t so wavering
That I could tame my mind
But God you always end up saving me
By your holy time
I ask myself shall tribulation or distress or sword
Pluck me from your hand?
I will not stand idle, I will praise the Lord
I will weep no more!
For I am filled with hope!

The enemy would have feel like I’m undignified
To timidly approach the throne of the Lord God most high
And without Christ, it’s true, I’d bear the stains still on my soul
But I’ve been redeemed and I will not despair, my empty heart is full
Track Name: The King on the Cross
What makes a people feel led to give
its cash to a stranger it met last week?
Or, what makes a people feel led to live
for a love that when scorned turned the other cheek?

Come Christians let us give praise to the one
Who bound you together by ultimate grace
The things of this earth, they will come undone
But see in each other unending embrace

James is my neighbor, he’s lived 60 years
And I marvel at how different our life-stories are
Yet, when I see past all the friends and careers
I marvel at how Christ holds both of our hearts

For though we see colors, we still are so blind
And how we wage ‘gainst those closest to us!
But rest in the promise that God weds mankind
Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, so righteous and just

We talk about love as if we showed it first
Sliding with our discussion down a slippery slope
But to trust in the love that can satisfy thirst
Is to fill earthly language with a heavenly hope

What makes a people feel led to help
a stranger pay her bills that she can no longer pay?
No, it’s not of my doing, I offer myself
To the king on the cross, help me love in this way

What makes a people feel led to help
a stranger pay her bills that she can no longer pay?
No, it’s not of my doing, I offer myself
To the king on the cross, help me love in this way
To the king on the cross, help me love in this way
To the king on the cross, help me love in this way
Track Name: Tell Me Your Story Again
Some were wandering in the wilderness
Were less a home and overdressed in thirst
Some were clad in chains of misery
And darkness shone and couldn’t be coerced
Some sailed off into the waters
Never knowing that their routes ahead were cursed
Tell me your story again

The Father redeems
Of love, let us sing
His song will endure

Some resisted all too consciously
And knocking on death’s door now cry, “Lord, help!”
Some rebelled against the word of God
Now broken by the labor cry, “Lord, help!”
Some were nothing more than running
And now crippled by their hunger cry, “Lord, help!”
Tell me your story again

The Father redeems
Of love, let us sing
His song will endure

Those who wandered in the wilderness
God safely led them to the city gates!
Those who bore the chains of misery
God snapped them off and took away the weight!
Those who tossed and turned in deadly storms
God calmed the water, made the pathways straight!
Tell me your story again

The Father redeems
Of love, let us sing
His song will endure
Track Name: Glorious Journey
Let it fall real hard on us
Yes, your grace pours out like rain
And no matter how tough the slicker
It will soak into our hearts
Father, may I in the storm
Look my head up to the sky
Close my eyes and smile
And know that your love’s the same

We are withered, wilting plants
But you show mercy to us all
And we can’t hide, no we can’t hide
From the love that built this world
I will ask you for a drink
And you will overflow my cup
And I will thank you Lord
And know that your love’s the same

Please forgive for my cheap defenses
For building ceilings and going underground
Going underground
Yeah in the wars I wage, I step away
Only to find myself running back to you
And you to me

What a glorious journey home
Covered and wet from head to toe
Can you believe what I’ve been through?
And what this all has meant to me?
He begs for Father to take him back
And Father squeezes him in his arms
Yeah I will cry and laugh
And know that your love’s the same
Track Name: Thy Will Be Done (Worship Reprise)
For all the times that we stumble and stray
Lord, how can I say that your will was done?
In your thorny crown, you watch us leave
Lord, how can I believe that your will was done?

In your perfectness, why is earth so flawed?
Both in love and pain, I stand in awe

Was the part of the plan?
That we sink into the sand?
That we kill the Son of Man?
I will never understand, I will never understand

The deaths of those whose lives weren’t finished yet
Lord, how can I accept that your will was done?
The evils of the world, it doesn’t look right
I struggle when I recite, “Thy will be done”

In your perfectness, why do you let go?
Let us bruise and destroy with our sinful souls?

Was the part of the plan?
That we sink into the sand?
That we kill the Son of Man?
I will never understand, I will never understand

And even though I hurt and am hurt
I still hold on to the word
And you promise me
You who are unseen
That this old body
Though it will get weak
My suffering
Is preparing me
For an eternal weight of glory
Beyond all comparison

In your perfectness, you reign on high
And there’s redemption for those who are in Christ
So I will hope in you Father, I will trust in your son
On earth as in heaven, thy will be done

Was the part of the plan?
That we sink into the sand?
That we kill the Son of Man?
I will never understand, I will never understand

And I will never understand
Yet still I feel moved to worship
My path, it seems so winding now
Yet still I feel moved to worship
And I know not who I will be
Yet still I feel moved to worship
And I will never understand
Yet still I feel moved to worship!