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#THRIVE

What makes good music?
The answer to that question is a question in itself as people have different determinant of that.

Some people define music to be good based on its beat, artist, genre, lyrics and so many other criteria.

Music is most often defined as a food for the soul, it has the tendency to arose a wide range of emotions and offers satisfaction to the inner man.

The lyrics of a song is its flesh and I strongly consider it a huge factor in selecting my choice of music. A song with stale lyrics is a huge turn off. A hit song with countless ratings will inevitably become stale and injurious to the ear after it’s initial wave of excitment. 

Through #LyricsAndLessons , I will post a series of song across genres with awesome lyrics that feeds the soul. Have an open mind, munch the lyrics, ruminate on it and Learn.

Enjoy this penultimate episode with a wonderful song by #CastingCrown.

Song Title : Thrive
Album : Thrive
Artist : Casting Crown
Track No : One
Released : 2014

“…. the idea of ‘Thrive’ came out of our student ministry. For years I’ve been using the idea of Psalm One in showing them what a believer looks like… If you’re not getting into the word for God to define Himself to you, you will define God with what makes sense to you and what makes sense to us is,
‘I better do good or I’m in big trouble’ and
‘He’s going to stick with me for so long, but I’m going to blow it.’

That’s not the picture that the Bible has. God didn’t put you here just so you could survive through hard times. He put you here to thrive, to dig in and to reach out and this record is an effort to draw a picture of what a believer, a follower of Jesus, would look like if they dug into their roots and understood God and themselves more.” Mark Hall

#LYRICS

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry
So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire

Just to know You and
To make You know me
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Into Your word we’re digging deep
To know our Father’s heart
Into the world we’re reaching out
To show them who You are
So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire

Just to know You and
To make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun make darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Joy Unspeakable, Faith Unsinkable, Love Unstoppable, Anything is possible!!

REFERENCES
https://www.castingcrowns.com/music/lyrics/thrive
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrive_(Casting_Crowns_album)
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/castingcrowns/thrive.html

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