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by Jeremiah Zaretsky

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Jeremy Hoffmann This Cat brings it!! A modern day Psalmist... A lot of folks can just sing, but it takes courage and honesty to pour yourself out at the throne of the One who made us!! He does all that. the proof is when the Spirit of the Living God shows up and you feel the anointing..tears, joy, peace are the result. JZ gets it done.. flat out... it is finished!
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released August 30, 2003

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Track Name: City of Gold
In the city painted gold, there we will see our God
And we will follow the river of life, that leads to the feet of the Lamb

I want to run to your throne of Grace and kiss your feet
I'm going to worship you day and night
And when I look upon your face
I will have seen my God
I will have seen my God

Pearl and crystal everywhere, it will be a beautiful site
And we will see the prophets of old, and the prophets to come

I want to run to your throne of Grace and kiss your feet
I'm going to worship you day and night
And when I look upon your face
I will have seen my God
I will have seen my God

In the city painted gold, there we will see our God
Track Name: Intimate Father
I know you're here
You lead me by the hand
You drive away all my fears all my shame
When I look into your eyes
When I look into your eyes

Oh intimate Father you are good

I rest in You.
You are my only hope
You are my Hiding Place my Refuge
In You I find peace.
In You I find peace.
Track Name: Consuming Fire
I look into your fiery eyes
Your anger burns at my sinful state
The stench of sin emanates from me,
I'm so unworthy but you embrace me
You embrace me
You embrace me

I come again to the throne room of God
Sack cloth and ashes they cover me
But he stripped me bare and ready for him
Clothed me in a white rob of righteousness
Of righteousness
Of righteousness

For our God is a consuming fire
He purifies and makes us whole

Now we stand holy and clean
Purified by the Refiners fire
The old is gone the new has come
Now reflect the image of His Son

So why don't you worship with awe
Your Maker and King
Fall on your face and kiss the feet
Of the Lover of your soul

For our God is a consuming fire
He purifies and makes us whole

For our God is a consuming fire
He purifies and makes us whole
He makes us whole
Track Name: Be Still
V.1
I don’t want to strive
I don’t want to strive

To feel your touch and your embrace
To enter in and receive your grace

I know you are here.

V.2
I don’t want to strive
I don’t want to strive


Why do I try so hard
To come to you

When you’re not that far
I wrestle and I struggle hard

When you said that you’d be here

Bridge

So I’ll be still and know you are God.

Chorus

Be still and know know I am God
Don’t try, just be
Be at peace

And be still
Track Name: Upgrage
Oh my Lord You are good (repeat)

V.1

Oh my Lord You’re so good to me I will praise thee

Your mercies are made new each day I will praise (repeat)

Chorus

Oh my Lord You are good

V.2

It’s your kindness Lord that leads us to repentance

Your favor Lord it surrounds us too it’s your presence

Chorus

Oh my Lord you are good (repeat)

Bridge

Father upgrade our image of you

Expand our horizons

The question we ask of you

Is who are you to me

Right now


Chorus

Oh my Lord you are good
Track Name: I Live to Praise
V.1

With singing lips my mouth will praise you

This is what I was made for

My mouth is filled with your praise

Declaring your splendor all my days


Chorus

Let me live that I may praise you praise youX4

V.2

My heart will sing and be glad

I will make music with my soul

The Lord is my strength and my song

He has become my salvation


Bridge

Praise our God all his saints (Let the sound be heard)

As we take our praises to the streets (singing Jesus is alive)

Declaring his marvelous works (His love endures)

Let the nations sing (For our God reigns)
Track Name: My Portion
V.1

So many times I turn my face

from the one who gives me grace.

All day long I run and hide

From Your presence Lord I don’t know why.


Ch.

Cause You are my portion Lord

You’re all I need, You mean everything to me

You are my portion Lord

You’re all I need You’re what carries me through each day.


V.2

It’s when I sit down and pray

When I realize You’re here to stay

I can’t run from you, You’re love pursues me

Out of my mouth, a song of praise comes forth
Track Name: Only Jesus
C#m
I resolve to know nothing, oh nothing
A B
I resolve to know nothing but you X 2

C#m B A B
Except Jesus Christ, crucified, lifted high, lifted high

F#m G#/B A C#m/A B A
Jesus Christ, crucified, lifted high, lifted high


A B
Nothing else matters, all else is chaff
A B
This is what I stand for.
A B
To proclaim Jesus Christ, the Name above all names
A B
This is what I’d die for.
Track Name: Misplaced Jew
V.1

I remember the days when I was ten

I went to sheul that’s all I ever knew

I felt so alive with traditions of old

A community of faith it felt like home


There were kids my age who could relate

To the issues I had of having two faiths

Both Christian and Jew then it felt so right

I know about then but what about now?


Ch.

Who am I where do I belong I’m a Christian Jew in a misplaced world

Who am I where do I belong I’m a misplaced Jew in a Christian world.

V.2

I went to Bible school it was the thing to do

It didn’t take long till I knew something was wrong

I was the first living Jew that my friends ever met

Like a dinosaur back from the stone age


I know I didn’t fit but I wondered this

Where had my identity gone

What was I now what had I become?

A WASP washed Jew in a WASP washed world

Ch.

Who am I where do I belong I’m a Christian Jew in a misplaced world

Who am I where do I belong I’m a misplaced Jew in a Christian world.

I’m a Christian Jew in a misplaced world

I’m a misplaced Jew in a Christian world
Track Name: By His Grace
V.1
I will find you in the darkest parts

Of my life and in my heart


Chorus 1

And you will fill me with a love not my own

And you will use me to make your glory known

And you will give me your eyes to see what you see

And you will give me your heart to feel what you feel.


V.2
I will find you in the darkest parts

Of my broken life and in my hurting heart


Chorus 2

And you choose to use a dry cracked jar like me

To put your Gospel in and to show your glory

Who am I Lord that you should use me

But it’s my weakness that qualifies me.


Bridge

But by your grace there go I

It’s only by your grace that I fly