Empires Album Lyrics by Hillsong United


Hillsong United Lyrics

Empires Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Here Now (Madness)

Skies spin their dance
Within Your breath
Time runs its race
Within Your hand

And my mind runs wild
To comprehend
What no mind on earth
Could understand

Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood - wash romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You're with me in this place

Here now
All I know is I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Spirit breathe
Like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know Your're in this place

Faith makes a fool
Of what makes sense
But grace found my heart
Where logic ends

When justice called
For all my debts
The Friend of sinners
Came instead

Here now
All I know is I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Spirit breathe
Like the wind come have Your way

Cause I know that You are here now
Heart and soul
God I know that You are here now
Fix my eyes
On the things that I can't see now
And all I see
Is the glory of Your Name



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Say The Word

Say the word and there is light
Saythe word and dead bones rise
Every start and end hangs on Your voice
For Your word never returns void

Written in a billion skies
Speaking to this heart of mine
All that I am with all creation
Hanging on every word that You've spoken
And it will not be shaken
Clinging for life to all Your promise
Hanging on every word that You say

It will remain
And my soul will be hang on every word You say

Word made flesh You wrote in grace
Promise kept through cross and grave
Over words of stone You spelled out love
And when You say it is done
It is done

It will remain
And my soul will hang on every word You asy
Cause I know Your word will never ever fail
And my soul will hang on every word You say



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Heart Like Heaven

Holy
No measure knows your worth
Face down
Where mercy finds me first

If you sought perfection
I'd die tryin' to reach it
But this broken heart is all you want

Singin' holy
Heart like heaven
Singin' holy
God almighty
Own this heart broke sound
Singin' holy is your name
Singin' holy is your name

Own the sound forever
Heart and heaven together
Singin' holy is your name
And if it lifts you higher
Burn in me your desire
A passion worthy of your name

Own the sound forever
Heart and heaven together
Singin' holy is your name
And if it lifts you higher
Burn in me your desire
A passion worthy of your name

And I'll throw my weakness
Into your greatness
If this broken heart is all you want

Singin' holy
Heart like heaven
Singin' holy
God almighty
Own this heart broke sound
Singin' holy is your name

Singin' holy
Heart like heaven
Singin' holy
God almighty
Own this heart broke sound
Singin' holy is your name
Singin' holy is your name

You are worthy of all praise
You are worthy of all praise
For you are worthy
Jesus saviour
You are worthy
King forever
Hear my soul cry out
Singin' holy is your name



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Touch The Sky

What fortune lies beyond the stars
Those dazzling heights too vast to climb
I got so high to fall so far
But I found heaven as love swept low

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

What treasure waits within Your scars
This gift of freedom gold can't buy
I bought the world and sold my heart
You traded heaven to have me again

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out in surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky
When my knees hit the ground



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Street Called Mercy

Tired of endless walking
Not knowing which way to go
I collapsed on a street called mercy
I was found in You

Throwing Your arms around me
You held me like I was Yours
Like You'd been there the whole time waiting
I was found in You

Wrapped up in scarlet kindness
You welcomed this sinner home
Now I breathe in the air of heaven
All I want is You

Keep me within Your shadow
Lord tether my heart to Yours
I want nothing without Your presence

You are all I want
You are all I need
Every breath I take
Is a breath to say
I am yours now forever



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When I Lost My Heart To You (Hallelujah)

Love
Laid its breath against my chest
My skin was thick
But You breathed down all my walls

Love
Like the fire steals the cold
The icer wore thin
As Your light tore through my door

You have my heart
You have my heart
You have my heart oh God
You have my heart

Oh hallelujah
Hallelujah
Oh hallelujah
I found Your love
When I lost my heart to You

Love
Trading crowns to wear my shame
The Prince's throne for the cross that bore my thorns

Oh love
Like crashing waves of endless grace
You won't relent
Until all I am is Yours



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Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)

Take this fainted heart
Take these tainted hands
Wash me in Your love
Come like grace again

Even when my strength is lost
I'll praise You
Even when I have no song
I'll praise You
Even when it's hard to find the words
Louder then I'll sing Your praise

I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise

Take this mountain weight
Take these ocean tears
Hold me through the trial
Come like hope again

Even when the fight seems lost
I'll praise You
Even when it hurts like hell
I'll praise You
Even when it makes no sense to sing
Louder then I'll sing Your praise

I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise

And my heart burns only for You
You are all You are all I want
And my soul waits only for You
And I will sing till the morning has come

Lord my heart burns only for You
You are all You are all I want
And my soul waits only for You
And I will sing till the miracle comes

I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise
I will only sing Your praise

Even when the morning comes
I'll praise You
Even when the fight is won
I'll praise You
Even when my time on earth is done
Louder then I'll sing your praise

I will only sing Your praise



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Prince Of Peace

My heart a storm, clouds raging deep within
The Prince of peace came bursting through the wind
The violent sky held its breath
And in Your light I found rest

Tearing through the night
Riding on the storm
Staring down the fight
My eyes found Yours
Shining like the sun
Striding through my fear
The Prince of peace
Met me there

You heard my prayer

Hope like the sun, light piercing through the dark
The Prince of peace came and broke into my heart
The violent cross, the empty grave
And in Your light I found grace

Tearing through the night
Riding on the storm
Staring down the fight
My eyes found Yours
Shining like the sun
Striding through my fear
The Prince of peace
Met me there

You're always there
And You hear my prayer

Your love surrounds me
When my thoughts wage war
When night screams terror
There Your voice will roar
Come death or shadow
God I know Your light will meet me there

When fear comes knocking
There You'll be my guard
When day breeds trouble
There You'll hold my heart
Come storm or battle
God I know Your peace will meet me there

(Again and again)
Oh, be still my heart
I know that You are God
Oh fear no evil
For I know You are here

And my soul will know Your love surrounds me
When my thoughts wage war
When night screams terror
There Your voice will roar
Come death or shadow
God I know Your light will meet me there

And my soul will know
When fear comes knocking
There You'll be my guard
When day breeds trouble
There You'll hold my heart
Come storm or battle
God I know Your peace will meet me there

Oh, be still my heart
And my soul will ever know that You are God
And You heard my prayer



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Empires

We are worlds, we are bodies
Empires of dirt and grace
Silhouettes and reflections
Caught in His holy flame

Beneath our skin
A new creation
The night is done
Our chains are broken
The time has come
The wait is over
The King is here
And His Name is Jesus

This is love
Bending skies to heal the broken
This is love
Bleeding life into the grave
Hear the sound
As our hearts cry out forever
Singing hallelujah
Breathing in a brand new world

We are shadows and portraits
Empires of light and clay
Images of our Maker
Sinners called out as saints

Beneath our skin
A new creation
The night is done
Our chains are broken
The time has come
The wait is over
The King is here
And His Name is Jesus

This is love
Bending skies to heal the broken
This is love
Bleeding life into the grave
Hear the sound
As our hearts cry out forever
Singing hallelujah
Breathing in a brand new world

No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind conceive
What heaven holds
But here and now
Let earth be found
With all our crowns
Upon Your Name

No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind conceive
What heaven holds
But here and now
Let earth be found
With all our crowns
Upon Your Name



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Rule

Be the crown in the light and sound
Be the fire burning inside out
Be the love casting out of fear
Let your name move the atmosphere

Love like the skies are wide
Crashing down to bring the world to life
Hope came dancing on an empty grave
Death has lost its rule to the King of grace

Be the crown in the light and sound
Be the fire burning inside out
Be the love casting out of fear
Let your name move the atmosphere

Oh oh oh

And we owe it all to Jesus
Sin and all the shame deleted
Death and all these chains defeated
And the light we see is Jesus
And the air we breathe is freedom
And the sound it knows no fear
Your love rules the atmosphere

Oh oh oh

Be the crown in the light and sound
Be the fire burning inside out
Be the love casting out of fear
Let your name move the atmosphere



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Captain

Through waters uncharted my soul will embark
I'll follow Your voice straight into the dark
And if from the course You intend
I depart
Speak to the sails of my wandering heart

Like the wind
You'll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I'll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I've been
And where I am going

Lost in the shallows amidst fear and fog
Your truth is the compass that points me back north
Jesus
My Captain
My soul's trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours

Like the wind
You'll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I'll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I've been
And where I am going

Like the wind
You'll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I'll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I've been
And where I am going

My Captain
My soul's trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours



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Closer Than You Know

I tempered the storm
Though your faith was small
I prayed while you slept
And the night waged war
We stood in the fire
And we walked on sea
And we drank of the wine
That was made of Me

Don't turn your eyes from Me
For My love won't be undone
Don't hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely come surely come

I carried that cross
And I felt your pain
I took up your crown
And I wore your shame
And death was a fire
And its teeth were grim
But I left it behind
Along with all your sin

Don't turn away from Me
For My love won't be undone
Don't hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely Come surely come

Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go
And I won't forsake you

Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Know I'll never leave you
So lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go

And My light has surely come
Surely come surely come
And I'm closer than you know
And I'm closer than you know

Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me

I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God I know You're with me here

Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me

I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God I know that You are here

For I'm Yours and You are mine
And my soul knows well
You are here

You are here
And my soul will praise You
And my soul will praise Your Name
Singing Holy is Your Name
Jesus
Jesus



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Sunburst

(Bonus Track)

You draw our hearts from the shadows
Towards Your horizon
Leaving the shade of the half light
To follow the Son
The city stirs in the twilight
In search of the morning
Street s finding life in the Sunburst
Of Your bright shining love

For the Light has come
And the night cannot understand it
As the world keeps spinning
This hope within us is rising

And like the rising sun
Wake up Your light in us
And we will shine like grace
As we call on Your Name

And when the day is done
This sound will carry on
Ti l the night folds over
In awe of our Saviour

Like mountains mirror the sunrise
Reflecting Your glory
Might we exhibit Your hope bright
Salvation in us
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