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Extol

(2013)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal, Alternative Rock
LabelsIndie Recordings
Album rating :  81.7 / 100
Votes :  3
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Extol Lyrics

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1. Betrayal (4:18)
Living amidst filth and dust
Crawling in mud searching for scraps
Excruciating stench of decaying remains
Constant starvation, a state of nothingness

Failing the overlooked, the ignored
Betraying the least of my brothers

You see them shivering, in solitude
Excluded, Imprisoned, defenseless
You see them tortured, abandoned
Laying on the ground left for dead

Failing the overlooked, the ignored
Betraying the least of my brothers
Failing Me

A refugee in a strange land
Mistrusted and hated
Human beings denied fundamental rights
Exposed to fear and intimidation

Desperate cries of dismay - isolated
Like worthless creatures - nonexistent

Betrayal of the outcasts
You are the accursed goats herded to doom
Turning away from the sight of the needy
Turn away from Me, to a place for the wicked
2. Open the Gates (4:27)
Let me drift within your reach
Where I'm blameless and pure

Hold my hand - move forward
Take me to the gates of righteousness
Lead me on - by Your word
Enter through the gates of righteousness

At the threshold of reconciliation
To the land where nothing separates
From the promise of protection

Hold my hand - move forward
Take me to the gates of righteousness
Lead me on - by Your word
Enter through the gates of righteousness

Evidence of the ancient declaration
Once dead - detached, elevated
To live by the faultless law of liberty
My darkness drowned in the depths of the sea

Open up the gates, I will enter
Open up the gates, I will enter through the gates

I'll enter through the gates - the gates of the undying
I'll leave everything behind and enter - enter

Hold my hand - move forward
Take me to the gates of righteousness
Lead me on - by Your word
Enter through the gates of righteousness

Liberty - Undying
3. Wastelands (4:58)
Inside dark, suffocating shades
Behind black blinds
A price to pay
Pains of becoming a lesser man
Suffer from doctrines
Stuck in my head
Lies from the pits of hell

Dwelling in wastelands
Lead me to the deepest wells
Never poisoned by the world
Grace, the only nourishment

Forced through the desert
The burning heat strips my motives
What is the true nature of the heart?

Dwelling in wastelands
Lead me to the deepest wells
Never poisoned by the world
Grace, the only nourishment

Will my own good salvage my soul
Will I follow to where You are?
4. A Gift Beyond Human Reach (4:04)
Incomprehensible, captivating
Flawless and beautiful

By the desire of the Creator
The essence of life poured out in every being
Not by mere chance, but with a purpose
Shaped in the likeness of the Triune
Come into existence to love, to worship, to connect

Seeds come alive, a mystery hidden from man
In perfect balance, a perfect composition
Trusting eyes, sparks of life
Completely dependent, yet without fear
Surrendering to the father's arms

Vitality provided from the source
A gift beyond human reach
Not bound by time and space
Destined to the eternal - not bound by time

Incomprehensible, captivating
Flawless and beautiful
5. Faltering Moves (5:54)
Provider of so much care;
I'm aware of my shortcomings
In my sight, all pointed out
How can spoken words be kept
And my heart be unburdened

Still You're here - come, surround
Oh I welcome You - come, surround

Will Your eyes be upon me
Despite my distorted being
Will Your presence follow my faltering moves
Through times of failure

Yet I know Your light represents something anew
Affirming my value
With light comes certainty
Exposing the light from the enemies around me
With light comes awakening
The visible truth

So sick of being held back
My mind is still paralyzed
Am I haunted - will they ever leave me
The attacks bring afflictions to my weary soul

Still You're here - come, surround
Oh I welcome You - come, surround
6. Behold the Sun (4:13)
Pure and clear, Majesty
Endlessly, turn your gaze to me

Behold, the Sun
Surrender to its will
My face a reflection
It will surely shine

Light so sweet, cover me

Truly the light is sweet
A pleasant sight it is for the eye
To behold the Sun

Omnipresent, never fading
Captivating, nowhere to hide
Energizing, fulfilling

Circling at distance
We're all left here, showered in light
Everything is so clear

Light so sweet, cover me

Revitalization, illumination
Come energize, spiritize
Colorize, mesmerize

Sun persist, turn your gaze to me
Through the mist, turn your gaze to me
7. Dawn of Redemption (4:16)
8. Ministers (4:18)
Empowered, prepared - on a mission
We are the ministry

There have been doubts of the vocation that called us to act
Whether we are still witnesses of the great Love
There are inconsistencies between life and command
Are we truly faithful to the glory of the One

Once we were ministers, servants of the Kingdom
Declaring life at the death's door
With eyes full of hope, we reached for the treasures
The surrounding wind brought us to stars so bright

Are we lost in addiction of people's recognition
Adopting the path of the self-centered
Are we about to join the ranks, ignoring our tasks

Like dying fools, like the betrayers of light

Empowered, prepared - on a mission
We are the ministry of light

Once again we gather - in the shades around the fire
Tensions from the past traced in the atmosphere
Bonded by the Spirit - healing the wounds
Recalling the passion, a glimpse of the dream
9. Extol (4:03)
I've found peace
Your Breath of Life strengthen my bones
In my deepest desperation and fear
Your presence within my heart

Above all else You stand mighty and terrible
Yet gracious and compassionate
Slow to anger and of great mercy
Until the day I take my last breath
My soul will praise the Lord, and everything within me
Extol His holy name

Your Breath of Life strengthen my bones
In my deepest desperation and fear
Your presence within my heart
Restoring power everlasting

When I call upon You, You never abandon me
You preserve my heart
You invite me to a place of comfort
Lover of my soul, Prince of peace

Generations past and generations to come
All will speak of Your sovereignty
There is no end to Your splendor
Your kingdom and power everlasting
10. Unveiling the Obscure (5:36)
In a place of peace and confidence
Bring us to complete unity

Adopted, chosen - seekers of light

May all be one, like You are one
So we can see the glory of the Son

Conversion - a new perception of reality
Relinquish - in pursuit of relief, unyielding peace
Despised, rejected - for the sake of a name

Wisdom, vigor - transposed to the willing
Unveiling the obscure - the concealed truth
Anticipated Messiah - visible in the flesh
Believing, accepting - inseparable Father and Son

May all be one, like You are one
So we can see the glory of the Son

Guidance and strength - provided to endure
Alienated, separated - yet part of the scheme
Purified by blood - protected from malice
Enabled to testify - declaring eternal life

In a place of peace and confidence
Bring us to complete unity
You have overcome the world
A new way for humanity
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