Stained Glass Doors

by Zachary Ross

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This album has been a long time in the making. I hope the heart of Jesus Christ shines through as you listen. Words aren't enough to thank those of you who made this possible, but I hope the music is a small gift back to you.

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released February 22, 2016

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Track Name: Introduction
Jesus, lover of my soul,
let me to thy bosom fly,
while the nearer waters roll,
while the tempest still is high;
hide me, O my Savior, hide,
till the storm of life is past;
safe into the haven guide,
O receive my soul at last!

Other refuge have I none;
hangs my helpless soul on thee;
leave, ah! leave me not alone,
still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
all my help from thee I bring;
cover my defenseless head
with the shadow of thy wing.

Plenteous grace with thee is found,
grace to cover all my sin;
let the healing streams abound;
make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art;
freely let me take of thee;
spring thou up within my heart,
rise to all eternity.
Track Name: You Are My Home
Well another day's gone by,
And I'm waiting for this river to run dry
And the sun sinks from my sight
I have walked my forty days and forty long nights
My heart is full of sorrow as I lay me down tonight
I wish the sands of time could carry me away
The desert is so hot, Lord, and my soul it is so dry
Let mercy rain down on me, oh I pray

You are my home
You are my shelter from the storm
In the shadow of your wings do I belong
My heart, it breaks for you
My body aches for you
Your love eclipses every waking thought
You are my home
You are my shelter from the storm
In the shadow of your wings do I belong

For I have seen 'bout everything this place can offer me
The days march slowly onward into years
These currents cannot take me home, I know this 'cause I've tried
The places that I call home, they have always disappeared

You are my home
You are my shelter from the storm
In the shadow of your wings do I belong
My heart, it breaks for you
My body aches for you
Your love eclipses every waking thought
You are my home
You are my shelter from the storm
In the shadow of your wings do I belong
Track Name: Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength
A helper found in times of need
So we will not be afraid
Though the earth may fall and the stars may flee
Still He's our refuge and strength
God is our refuge and strength

God is our refuge and strength
A river in a thirsty land
So will His people find peace
Though the nations rage still we will stand
For He is our refuge and strength
God is our refuge and strength

God is our refuge and strength
Though the mountains fall into the sea
Still will our stronghold remain
Though the waters rise and the mountains quake
Still He is our refuge and strength
God is our refuge and strength

Oh behold the Lord of Hosts
A shelter for the weak
Oh behold His mighty works
Our refuge is the King

God is our refuge and strength
All war will cease at His command
So we will know He is God
Exalted over all the earth
God is our refuge and strength
God is our refuge and strength
Track Name: Give Me Wonder
I see Jesus on the cross
I see him looking down
And through my tears, my shame and fear
I see the bloody crown
I look for anger in his eyes
For vengeance in his stare
But even though I drove the nails
There's only mercy there

I feel this aching in my bones
With every passing day
And though I plead down on my knees
It never goes away
I know that I may never stand
Or walk without a crutch
But even I will someday fly
With the power of your touch

And though I cannot understand
The holy mystery of your plans
I'll keep praying that the mystery captures me

Give me wonder, give me awe
To see the glory of it all
So I won't forget just who it is
That hears me when I call
May your river carry me
May it bring me to my knees
Teach me just how high and wide and deep
The love of God can be

I've asked a million questions
I'll ask a million more
The whys and hows, the thens and nows
Have made my spirit poor
You promised me a future
So I'll walk though I can't see
And on the way, each step I take
I find the mystery

And though I cannot understand
The holy mystery of your plans
I'll keep praying that the mystery captures me

Give me wonder, give me awe
To see the glory of it all
So I won't forget just who it is
That hears me when I call
May your river carry me
May it bring me to my knees
Teach me just how high and wide and deep
The love of God can be
Track Name: Psalm 89
I will sing of the love of the Lord forever
I will tell of his faithfulness to all generations
With my mouth I will proclaim His faithful love is built up forever
His faithfulness is shown in the heavens

For who in the skies can compare to the Lord?
Who among the heavens is like our God?
God is greatly to be feared in the council of His holy ones
More inspiring than all those who surround Him

Lord God of hosts, who is strong like you Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds you
It is you who rules the raging sea, when the waves grow high you give them peace
and the wicked ones must flee from your arm

The heavens are yours, as the earth also is yours
And all they contain is the work of your hands
The North and south, those you have made, all the mountains shout for joy at your name
Righteousness and justice are your throne

Blessed are the ones who have heard the joyful shout
They walk in the light of the presence of the Lord
They rejoice in your name all day long, they are lifted up by your righteousness
For you are their magnificent strength
Track Name: The Love of God
There's a wideness in God's mercy
I cannot find in my own
And He keeps His fire burning
To melt this heart of stone
Keeps me aching with a yearning
Keeps me glad to have been caught
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God

Now I've seen no band of angels
But I've heard the soldiers' songs
Love hangs over them like a banner
Love within them leads them on
To the battle on the journey
And it's never gonna stop
Ever widening their mercies
And the fury of His love

Oh the love of God
And oh the love of God
The love of God

Joy and sorrow are this ocean
And in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened
That all Hell could never close
Here I'm tested and made worthy
Tossed about but lifted up
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God
Track Name: Elijah
The Jordan is waiting for me to cross through
My heart is aging I can tell
So Lord, I'm begging for one last favor from You
Here's my heart take it where You will

This life has shown me how we're mended and how we're torn
How it's okay to be lonely as long as you're free
Sometimes my ground was stoney
And sometimes covered up with thorns
And only You could make it what it had to be
And now that it's done
Well if they dressed me like a pauper
Or if they dined me like a prince
If they lay me with my fathers
Or if my ashes scatter on the wind
I don't care

But when I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye

There's people been friendly, but they'd never be your friends
Sometimes this has bent me to the ground
Now that this is all ending
I want to hear some music once again
'Cause it's the finest thing that I have ever found

But the Jordan is waiting
Though I ain't never seen the other side
Still they say you can't take in the things you have here
So on the road to salvation
I stick out my thumb and He gives me a ride
And His music is already falling on my ears

There's people been talking
They say they're worried about my soul
Well, I'm here to tell you I'll keep rocking
'Til I'm sure it's my time to roll
And when I do

When I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye

'Cause when I leave I want to go out like Elijah
With a whirlwind to fuel my chariot of fire
And when I look back on the stars
It'll be like a candlelight in Central Park
And it won't break my heart to say goodbye
Track Name: I Am
I am The one you couldn’t keep inside
I am The one who left you all behind
I am The only one to make it out alive

I am The tears you cried that no one saw
I am The hope for all the broken souls
I am The story no one else has ever told

I am the pain you face
I am the smell of grace
I am the second chance that no one ever gave
I am the reborn faith
I am the broken chain
I am the proof that someone hears you when you pray
I am

I am The freedom that you’re fighting for
I am The only love that can restore
I am The passion that can open up the doors
I am The strength that holds you in the dark
I am The fire that only takes a spark
I am The words that love has written on your heart
I am the pain you face
I am the smell of grace
I am the second chance that no one ever gave
I am the reborn faith
I am the broken chain
I am the proof that someone hears you when you pray
I am

I am More than what you’ve heard of me
I am The one who wants to make you free
I am The only God who came to give you peace

I am The death of all that you despise
I am The reason you don’t have to strive
I am The one who wants to make you come alive
I am
Track Name: Stained Glass Doors
Take a bow
Every step feels closer now
Can we start again somehow,
Or is it too late to come back home?

I’m on my knees
So lost that I can hardly breathe
Can it be the enemy
Inside of me is gone forever?

For the addict in the alley
Taking hits to numb the pain
For the preacher on a Sunday
Screaming hell into your face
For the wall between the filthy and the holy,
Oh Jesus come and break the stained glass doors

You broke the spell
I feel like I’ve escaped from hell
Tell me now that all is well
And that I never have to go back

While I’m awake
Many others still remain
Break the glass and make a way
Tell the dead to come back home

For the mother who is haunted
By the life she never saw
For the man that’s singing praise
Who loves himself the most of all
For the wall between the filthy and the holy
Oh Jesus come and break the stained glass doors

Break the stained glass doors apart
And shatter every piece that’s left behind
Let every fear be turned to love
And every wounded heart begin to thrive
And when the doors are open wide
Let every single soul run to your arms
And be together once again

So for the ones about to give up
Because perfection can’t be faked
And for the ones who spent their whole lives
Knowing God but not His grace
For the wall between the helpless and the holy
Oh Jesus come and break the stained glass doors