18 Oct 2013

Brand New Ground

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I wrote Brand New Ground back when I was only 26. It was one of the songs that grew out of my grace-awakening years. These words came to me after much intense scrutiny from those who warned me about going off the deep end! I hope you enjoy it.

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I am worthy through God’s son, by his word and what he’s done
By his grace he changed a wretch into a king
I am worthy through his name, it shall ever be the same
I will lift my voice to Jesus Christ and sing

Before Jesus gave me new life, the best that I could do
was building crumbling mansions upon the sinking sand
Darkness marked the future, without God in the world,
but Jesus, he delivered me when I believed in him

Now I’m standing, I am standing
Standing on my firm foundation since Christ set me free
I am standing, I am standing
Standing fast in liberty on my brand new ground

Growing up in Jesus takes a long, long time;
the riches that I’ve tried to gain, I’ve learned that they’ve been mine
Struggling hard to change myself has proved to be in vain;
living on the old dead ground only brings me shame

Why should I keep trying to build those crumbling mansions now?
For I have died with Christ, the Lord, and my life is hid with him

Now I’m standing, I am standing
Standing on my firm foundation since Christ set me free
I am standing, I am standing
Standing fast in liberty on my brand new ground

Music and lyrics by Jim Minker April 8, 1979
Performed by Caelus 1980 (J.Minker, D.Drummond, M.Lautenschlager,P.Lutes)

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In this one I felt the sense of awesome wonder that was going on within a heart that was awakening to these truths of .....brand new ground. And the realization that "the riches that I've tried to gain, I've learned have already been mine", is priceless.

"I will lift my voice to Jesus Christ and sing". Indeed, you did!! ......Julie

Julie on your recommendation I clicked to take a peak but alas, the link didn't work for me! Drat!

 

I am sure my buddy Jim will help me though!

 

Adam

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I’m assuming you tried the download link. I’ve checked that link on a couple different browsers, and I can’t find any problem with it. Could you try it again?

Jim

+Yup! All better now brother!

 

A

Jim, I am so encouraged by the words of this song! I haven't listened to it yet, have read it just now...but what Life, what joy, what liberty, what lightness of heart! :)

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