This Love

by Grace Defined

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released August 11, 2015

All songs written by Grace Defined
Produced by Joel Williams at Upper Room studios
Mixed and Mastered by Isaac Knox



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Grace Defined Ottawa, Ontario

I love stories, I love people, I love God and I love seeing how those three intersect through life and art.
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Track Name: Love's World
Welcome to a world of Maybeline and make believe
You can be all you can be, live the life and dream the dream
Welcome to a world where TV is reality
And the real world?
Nothing more than a reverie
Welcome to freedom equals sex
And worth is nothing more than a pickup line and one drink more
Welcome to a world where the lines are always blurred
And shades of grey paint every driveway
Here, insanity reigns though we feign to believe that we're all quite sane

Welcome to my world
Here we believe that love is a lie
Though we dare to dream of a time when love was alive
In this world Bieber can mend a broken heart,
But God? He can't be real. No he's just a crutch for us to hide behind

Welcome to our world
Here hope is fleeting, purpose obselete, and yet we were made for more
At least we should be, or so we hope
Deep down in places that we rarely choose to see
For this is a world where we're always lonely
Hiding our pain and our shame behind layers of trickery
Painting our lives with shades of happy
That are merely seen but do not resonate
For this is a temporary dye
A fix for the moment to hide the lies that are our lives
As we gasp for authenticty
A real reality
Something more than a soundbyte, something bigger than MTV

So welcome to a world where contradiction is the way, freedom is at play, and tomorrow is just another day
Welcome to a world through the eyes of a generation that knows too much and seen too much
And still knows nothing at all
Drowning in a sea of information, yet has no truth at all
Here rose coloured glasses mask the eyes of a cynic and wit and cliche hide a heart torn apart
Battered and bruised, abused and used, it cries out for another world

A world of joy
A world of light
A world where everything's gonna be alright
A place where faith love and hope are more than just words or a pumchline
But they are real and they remain even in the midst of storm and rain
Yes hear the heartbeat of a people
United in their desire to leave their mark on a land that can seem so dry, so barren, and so dark
Clinging to the hope that here in their world
Here in our world
And here in my world there is more than we can see
That these dreams can become a reality

So welcome to a world that is more than make believe, more than we can see, and more than we can conceive
Welcome to a world where love is alive and rest is found in love's arms and hope inhis eyes
And faith in him, gives hearts new life

Welcome to love's world
His is a world that I long to breathe, that I long to taste, that I long to see
Welcome to a world where you're never lonely
Enrobed in his peace there's no pain, and no shame
For love never changes he's always the same
No need to run, no need to hide
For love never leaves you he's always by your side
Welcome to a world where grace abounds and love's reach knows no bounds
Inconceivable, incomparable, love shines with a light that does not blind
Through love's eyes you can always see
And his is a world where my heart yearns to be

Now don't be fooled this world is more than just a dream
It is a reality that has yet to be
And deep down in places that I'll never
I know that one day love's world will be
So until then, I hope and I pray
Waiting, knowing that love will find a way
A way to you, a way to me
A way to this world that can seem so crazy
And as the curtain falls and marks its end
There's no need to doubt and no need to fear
For the coming of love's world is surely near
Track Name: Take Me In
Draw me closer
Bring me deeper
Take me in, oh Lord
I long for more of You

Past this altar
Into your arms
Take me in oh Lord
I yearn for more of You

You take me in
Draw me near
All my failures disappear
In Your presence I am found
Where Your love and grace abound
Track Name: I Remember
Your memory still weighs on my heart
Despite my efforts to forget
I can still remember the day you left

They tell me that you're too fargone
And I'm so foolish to believe
But I can't shake this hope
Tha you'll come back home to me

I know that it's easier to let go
But I just can't walk away


On the days
I forget to forget
I remember, I remember
And I weep and I pray

On the days
I forget to forget
I remember
And my heart breaks
All over again

I wonder if I haunt your heart
The same way that you still haunt mine
Or do your memories fade
With every passing day

Does your heart still break like mine
Pillows drenched with tears you've cried
Do you ever wish you could come back home again


On the days
I forget to forget
I remember, I remember
And I weep and I pray

On the days
I forget to forget
I remember
And my heart breaks
All over again


How many tears must I shed
How many nights spent awake in my bed
How long must it be
Till I have you hear with me

I know that hope is surely not lost
And all my answers are found at the cross
But how long must I wait
Just to have you hear again
I don't know if I can stand


On the days
I forget to forget
I remember, I remember
And I weep and I pray

On the days
I forget to forget
I remember
And my heart breaks
All over again
Track Name: This Love
I’m running from something
I’m not quite sure what it could be
I’m running from someone
It might be you, it might be me
I can’t fight this feeling
It haunts my days, it haunts my dreams
I can’t fight this feeling there might be something to you and me

I can’t run anymore
I can’t hide from this truth in me
I can’t run anymore
From this love, this love
This love

I’m searching for something
I’m not quite sure what it could be
I’m searching for someone
It might be you
It might be me
I’ve looked far and wide
I broke my heart a time or two
I’ve tasted everything
And I’ve seen all I need to see

I can’t run anymore
I can’t hide from this truth in me
I can’t run anymore
From this love, this love
This love

I can’t run
I can’t hide
I can no longer deny
Deny, this love

I’m running to someone
I’m not quite sure what it could be
I’m running to someone
Straight to you away from me
I’m racing to your love
The love I’ve been waiting for
Into your arms
I’ve found what I’m searching for

I won’t run anymore
I won’t hide from this truth in me
I won’t run anymore
From this love, this love, this love

I won’t run
I won’t hide
I will no longer deny
I found where I belong
In your love, your love, your love
Track Name: Free
I am afraid.
Hiding behind these masks how long can I last
But to be unveiled I do not dare
For the outcome I could not bear
Would you laugh, would you cry, Would you turn away and not look back?
But I desire to be known, to be loved and seen as I am truly
So here is my attempt at transparency
Dear friend, can I be honest
Can I be real with you?
If I do you must promise not to turn away or love me any less
I must confess
In my mind I've told you a thousand times
Practiced these lines like the star of a play
Never to grace the stage for fear grips my heart
Looking into your eyes I wonder
What if I disgust you embarrass you or put you to shame
Could my unveiling lead you to curse my name
No! No, maybe this battle's too much to bear maybe this cross I'm called to bear alone
But I desire to be known, to be loved and seen as I am truly
So here I go again
Dear friend, daily I fight this war between the man I'm known to be the man I want to be
And the man I daily see
In the mirror I cannot hide I cannot lie
These desires I have are real
Now I know this isn't right
But please hear my plight rather than see the stain upon my name
Please tell me you'll love me all the same
For years I've carried this alone Fighting my heart and my mind
Standing on the promise I hoped was true
That my God would see me through
Though by faith they say I'm healed
In the present my thoughts are real
They lead me to question who I am
Unsure if I am a real man
So I cling to my God, despite those that say He hates who I am
But how can God hate me if He loves every man
So I fight my companions in tow
Fear doubt shame and hate
All I really know
They haunt my every day, bombard me and tell me that I'm gay
Unworthy of God's and redemption unable to walk away
What they don't know is I've seen the eyes of my Saviour
And they tell me I'm'a be ok
Yea I fight
In the secret my battle remains
No one knows my plight
No one knows its name
But I desire to be known
To be loved and seen as I am truly
That's what I would say if I had the strength to share my heart with you
But the truth is I fear that the truth will tear my heart apart.
So I continue to play my part
A balancing act between the man you know
The man I am
And the man by Gods grace I will one day be
A man that is free.
Track Name: David's Song
It hurts to know you're hurting
It's hard to see you cry
I wish that I could make it better on my own
I know that you're¸in pain
I see the clouds I feel the rain
I'd make it cease to see you smile to bring you peace

But I know that you are brave
And you have strength to persevere
Just know that I am here

But I can't heal a heart
I can't move a mountain
I can't calm a storm
By the power of my hands
But I know the one who can
I know he understands

Dear Jesus, please take him by the hand

In the midst of trials
It's hard to see the way
But He's the fighter of all battles
The light that brings the day
So praise be to the Lord
Who daily bears the weight

He'll make you brave
He'll make you strong
He'll make you strong
He'll bring another day

Cause He can heal a heart
He can move a mountain
He can calm a storm
By the power of His hands
And He hears us when we call
He's always near at hand

Reach out and take Him by the hand

Dear Lord hear my prayer
Help me to let go
Of things I cannot change
Uphold us with Your strength
Enrobe us with Your love<
I know You turn all things for good
Give us faith to believe

That You can heal a heart
You can move a mountain
You can calm a storm
By the power of Your hand
You hear us when we call
You're always near at hand

Dear Jesus please take us by the hand
Dear Jesus You can take us by the hand
Dear Jesus please take me by the hand