Dark Gives Way

by jon simpson

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1.
Make Us One 04:56
MAKE US ONE Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) we, the chosen sanctified called into a glorious light from the dark that had us bound and though one body we should be we exchange our unity for fleeting pleasures of the self yet our hope is found in You the perfect Way, the Life, the Truth and our desire is to be a restored community tear down these walls we've made by our vain and selfish ways sow compassion in our hearts open eyes so we might start to find beauty in us all and forgiveness when we fall unify us in Your love o God, please make us one a bond of true transparency can pave a way of constancy through the wilderness of doubt sharing in our joys and pain holding fast when none remain choosing love over being right and just as You are three-in-one Father, Holy Spirit, Son work in us so we may be realized in unity if we've gained at all in Christ if His love has changed our lives then through it all we'll be standing hand in hand we say... o unite us, Lord (x3) make us one
2.
Olivia 04:30
OLIVIA Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) olivia, there's still fire in your eyes and the spark that lit them's yet within your heart olivia, won't you dance your fear away though missteps and stumbles echo in your past if you'll listen then i'd like the chance to say that... if you fall you'll fall to the stars and you need no man to catch you cause you're moving in a masterwork of grace so wherever you are remember love is waiting to hold you in a safe and warm embrace and to wipe away the stain of darker days olivia, you've got songs to sing songs of freedom and of hope for brand-new starts olivia, don't you ever let them win you may think that you've got reasons to give up i believe that you've got more to not give in and...
3.
THE BORDERLINE Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) above the waterline exposed for all the world to view we place out cautiously a piece of me, a piece of you but diving down below the placid surface of the deep reveals the secret things security we work to keep i'm standing on the borderline where hearts engage, where thoughts entwine and i'm calling, i'm calling come share some time, commune with me hidden from our eyes with masks we carefully conceive believing we disguise our desperate state, how great our need oh how long until “me” turns to “you” and away from the pride that turns time to more wasted hours our future depends on what we choose we've got everything and nothing left to lose meet me on the borderline where hearts engage, where thoughts entwine and i'm calling, i'm calling come share some time, commune with me
4.
Altar 05:33
ALTAR Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) the God Who makes us one, and spared not His own Son holds back no good thing from those who trust in Him He cares for rich and poor, gives peace in times of war never fails to strengthen those who rightly live all He has; all He is; all, He gives Lord, make an altar of our lives that every people, tongue, and tribe would come to know You and the life that's found in You and may we place our lives at stake while to You, God, this vow we make: as our love is evident in how we live all we have; all we are; all, we give our Father's heart of love sends blessings from above but not for what we so often use them for so let's set the captives free and help the ones in need love the loveless, teach the wounded to forgive all we have; all we are; all, we should give now confronted with the cross, we consider all else loss for the sake of One Who died and rose to save all He had; all He was; all, He gave all we have; all we are; all, we give all we have; all we are; all, we give
5.
DAYSONG (MY ONLY YOU) Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) as daylight breaks and dark gives way to amber hues illuminating eastern skies You hear my voice and i will lay out my requests in expectation as i rise all i want and all i need, just satisfied in none but You when night has come and drawn its canopy of stars behind the moon's reflected light as my thoughts weigh on Your unfailing love, so may this be my song at eventide all my hopes and all my dreams, laid at Your feet my only You though sorrow plague me through the night laughter dawns with morning's light Your faithful presence rescues me my offerings of ash and rust this season traveled dust to dust You weave it all into a priceless tapestry with all my heart with all my soul with all my mind with all my strength
6.
Kingdom Come 04:26
KINGDOM COME Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) i'm finding out there are things that i thought i knew that are better unlearned because they've only served to blind me and keep me from everything for which i've yearned like an instrument silent so long it believes that it hasn't a song i've been chained by the thought that whatever i've got's not enough if i love any lie let it break this heart of mine if it's gripped in my hand slip it through like grains of sand 'cause i don't want it if it's not part of Your Kingdom come are we spending our time on things that don't matter now not that they ever did have we finally resigned that what's broken will never change and in turn never live every thing that we do in the life that we pursue all means nothing if it's not fixed on what's lasting and true, so... come throw wide the doors to reality only the truth will set us free no more time for games - not a wasted life no more empty words - bring the dark to light everything that i am, everything that i'm not everything that i lack, everything that i've got has been given by You, may for Your fame alone it be used
7.
Supranatural 04:30
SUPRANATURAL Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) expanse displayed in windswept skies of azure, reaching far beyond our eyes You are there You are there in storms of power terrible and strong in desert stillness and sparrow song You are there You are there oh the wonders of You on display unspoken truth spoken each day creation cries out to Your glory every moon, every star, every planet in space every rainbow's reminder of grace all creation cries out to Your glory in vivid colors that overwhelm, mere echos of another realm You are there You are there from depth of oceans to mountain heights in brilliant noonday and dark of night You are there You are there
8.
Antidote 04:59
ANTIDOTE Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) could we only for a moment envision new reality the broken of creation righted into what can truly be what if hate held no attraction, we stopped seeking who to blame and egos and our self-importance made our heads hang in shame what if every conversation was a love song to a friend and fiercest rivals turned to allies, bringing wars to end still we live in days of wonder, but our times are filled with pain will we turn away the antidote for this broken world, for our broken hearts that's calling out our name what if leaders used their power to alleviate despair instead of using and abusing those entrusted to their care what if every life was sacred, every person truly free what if no one ever prospered corrupting liberty while the world waits by in hunger, we've kept our bellies filled to pain when will we recognize the antidote for our broken world, for the broken heart shares our very name
9.
HIGHEST PRAISE Jon Simpson © 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP) oh, my God, the wonder of Your mercy stirs my soul no learned words, no sweet refrain could honor You alone You deserve my highest form of praise a life that's lived in You for all my days a heart that burns for righteousness and grace You deserve everything so may i always bring my highest form of praise all my thoughts and all my deeds lay bare before Your throne still You recall my feeble frame and claim me as Your own my highest form of praise my life is only Yours for all my days let my heart burn with righteousness and grace You deserve everything so may i always bring my highest form of praise

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"Simpson’s music is inspiring... He offers well-crafted, thought-provoking songs with substance." - Kelly O'Neil

"Simpson’s smart lyrics and guitar-oriented instrumentation makes for a disc sure to please those who enjoy God-centered music... there’s the old show business saying: always leave the audience wanting more. And in the best possible way, Jon has done just that here." - Dan MacIntosh

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released February 13, 2009

All songs written by Jon Simpson, copyright 2009 BugNog Music (ASCAP). Produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Jon Simpson at Axiom Studio.
Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonics Masters.
Album design by Dylan Higgins.
Photos of Jon by Andy Brophy.

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