A HOME & A HUNGER:
SONGS OF KINGDOM HOPE

THERE IS A MOUNTAIN

Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097296. Key: E (C capo 4) Tempo: 67
Finished November 2014. Isaiah 55:1-2, Isaiah 25:6-9

Verse 1:
There is a mountain only the lame can climb
There is a table only the hungry find
Only the beggar will have the currency
When need is all you need

Verse 2:
There is a victory only the conquered gain
There is a glory that you get when give up your name
Oh the peace when you finally yield your fight
In surrender rise

CHORUS

Come with open hands in need
Come hearts broken, bended knee
A gift can only be received, received

Verse 3:
Come to the mountain, He carries the cripple to the feast
Come to the table, come sit, He has saved you a seat
Come and eat and drink without money and without a cost
He has paid it on the cross

CHORUS

Bridge:
The King bends low to wash our feet
To give himself as an offering
To lead us home to that wedding feast
We taste it now, at last we’ll eat

Of that richest food, oh that well-aged wine
The shroud will lift, our tears he’ll dry
Come hungry souls be satisfied
Both now and forever

CHORUS

EVE’S LAMENT (GENESIS)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097299. Key: D (C capo 2) Tempo: 68
Written September 2013. From Eve’s Perspective.
Lies in Genesis 3, promise of Genesis 3:15

Verse 1:
I wandered far away with my love
I feel the tall grass on my legs
The sun is warm, the birds are singing
I should’ve run when I had the chance

Verse 2:

I felt him sliding up beside me
His words they played upon my pride
I felt the lie wrap all around me
I let his whisper hypnotize

CHORUS:

Did He really say it? Why is He keeping you down?
Don’t you want to taste it? Freedom without Him around?
Don’t you want to know? Don’t you want to choose?
You want it, don’t you? Don’t you?

Verse 3:

I took the fruit of my desire
Sweet the poison in my mouth
Awake, awake the the fall, the fire
The lie constricts, the curse clamps down

CHORUS

Bridge:

Shame the venom running through my veins
A curse, a cancer and my death
And every child of mine, will feel the serpent’s bite
But one will crush his head
Oh come and crush his head
Oh come and crush his head!
Crush his head!

HE HAS MADE A WAY (EXODUS)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP).
Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097300. Key: F (Capo 1 E) Tempo: 80 bpm
Written October 29, 2015 - February 12, 2016
Exodus 14-15

Verse 1:
On the edge of that sea
The waves are high and the water deep
At your back an enemy
With chariots and swords

Don’t you fear, stand your ground
The Lord’s gonna fight this battle
You have only to shut your mouth
Believe and don’t get rattled

Verse 2:

Watch that man raise his staff
Watch that sea divide in half
Your enemy gonna need a raft
When the waves come tumblin’ down

Lift your voice when you reach the shore!
Sing that song and praise the Lord
The Promised Land it lies before
Children, go on down

CHORUS:

He has made a way!
He has made a way!
He has made a way!

Verse 3:

Sinners come to a chasm deep
With heavy chains, we’re bound to sink
He comes on over here to lead
To that Golden Shore

Come on y’all, it’s solid ground
Grab a friend, and come on down
Our chains are gone
We’re homeward bound
To that Golden Shore

CHORUS

Bridge:

I was at the bottom of the sea! (He has made a way)
He reached on down and delivered me! (He has made a way)
Now we are bound for God’s good Land! (He has made a way)
Let’s walk with joy as we follow Him! (He has made a way)
He has made way!

CHORUS:

He has made a way!
He has made a way!
He has made a way!
He has made a way!


ALL IS VANITY (FEAT. JILL PHILLIPS) [ECCLESIASTES] 
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097301. Key: G (capo 5 D). Tempo: 72 bpm.
Written March 2011, Finished October 2015. From Ecclesiastes 1-3.

Verse 1:

Wisdom is good, it puts eyes in your head
But it’s foolish to think it’ll save you from death       
Both the fool and the wise man are numbering their breaths
And in the end, all this wisdom is just meaningless

Verse 2:

Pleasure is nice, the taste and touch
But with all your indulgence, you can’t get enough
You can chase every pleasure around every bend
But in the end all this chasin’
Is just chasin’ wind

CHORUS:

Oooh all is vanity, Oooh all is vanity   
You feel eternity
And it’s beating in your chest
So you know in your soul it’s not all meaningless

Verse 3:

Beauty is sweet to the beholder’s eye               
And you know it when you see it ‘Cause it echoes the Light
But age and opinion bid beauty goodbye
And in the end the beholder just changes his mind

CHORUS

Bridge:

If there is restlessness, Could there be rest?
If there is hunger, Could there be fullness?
If there is restlessness, There must be rest!
If there is hunger, There must be fullness!

Tag:

You feel eternity, And it’s beating in your chest
So you know in your soul it’s not all meaningless

FULLNESS OF JOY (FEAT. SHANE BARNARD) [PSALM 16]
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097302. Key: Db (C capo 1). Tempo: 129.
Written August-October 2016 for Hope Mommies Retreat
Psalm 16

Verse 1:

O God, You are my refuge
I know without You
I have no good thing

O God, You are my portion
My chosen portion
You are what I need

Pre-Chorus 1:

No other god beside You
You hold my lot and fill my cup
Oh beautiful inheritance
You are enough!

CHORUS:

In your presence, there is fullness
There is fullness of joy
At your right hand, there is goodness
Boundless goodness forevermore
I choose you Lord

Verse 2:

O God, you go before me
You’re right beside me
In my darkest night

My God, you hold my future
My hope it rests secure
In the finished work of Christ

Pre-Chorus 2:

My heart is glad
My soul rejoices
You hold me fast, you won’t let go
Your ways are good, and good for me
I’m yours and yours alone

CHORUS

Bridge (2x)

Your holy one has risen up
He’s overcome the grave
The path of life is opened wide
For he has made a way

CHORUS

PAVE EVERY ROAD (ISAIAH)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097303. Key: G (Capo 3 E). Tempo: 110. Written March 2015.
Isaiah 40:3-5, 61:1-4, 9:1-2

Verse 1:

Pave every road with repentance
Bring the proud heart low
Let the humble heart sing
Break down all your walls, your defenses
Swing wide your gates
For the coming of the king

Verse 2:

Lo, he has come to rebuild the ruins
Lo, he has come set them captives free
I know he has come
To bind up the broken
It's the year of his favor
The year of Jubilee

Verse 3:

People livin' in the darkness
Lift up your heads and see the sun
I see a new day dawnin'
It brings good news for everyone

Bridge (2x):

I see the sun risin’
I see the sun risin’
I see the sun risin’

Verse 4:

One day we'll all hear a trumpet
He will return with reckoning
I'll follow my king into glory
Who here is comin with me?
Who here is comin’ with me?
Who here is comin’ with me? Yeah!

Bridge (2x):

I see the sun risin’
I see the sun risin’
I see the sun risin’

Outro (2x):

Get up, get ready
Get up, get ready
Get up, get ready
For the king to come
 

Who here is comin’ with me?

EMMANUEL (EVERY PROMISE YES IN HIM)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097304. Key: A (G capo 2). Started February 2012, Finished October 2016.
Gen. 12:1-3, 3:15; Heb. 4,10; Isaiah 53; Dan 7:13-14, 2 Sam. 7:12-16; 2 Cor.1:20

Verse 1:

Blessed seed of Abraham
Born the nations now to bless
Promised son of mother Eve
Come to crush the serpent’s head

Christ the sinless lamb of God
Every law in Him complete
Slain to ransom rebel hearts
Raised for us a great high priest

CHORUS:

He is here, He is here!
Emmanuel, God draws near
At long last, He has come!
Emmanuel, the Promised One

Verse 2:

Isaiah’s servant suffering
By His wounds we are healed
Son of man in Daniel’s dream
Glorious myst’ry now revealed

King of kings on David’s throne
His rule and reign will never end
He will bring the exiles home
When His advent comes again

CHORUS

Bridge:

The one the prophets longed to know (Emmanuel)
The first, the last, the cornerstone! (Emmanuel)
Every promise finds its yes in Him!
Spirit with us til we sing this song again

CHORUS (2x)

 

ONLY THE SICK NEED A PHYSICIAN
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097305. Tempo: 80. Key: A (G capo 2)
Matthew 9:9-13, John 8:3-11, Luke 7:36-50, Luke 15:1-2, John 15:18, Matthew 23

Verse 1:

Who is this man who sits with the sinners
Who dines with the drunkards
And loves the unclean                
Oh who is this man who won't cast a stone
But honors the harlot
Who washes his feet, sayin’

CHORUS:

Come, scarlet letters
You outcasts and debtors
I will call you my friends
I'll sit at your table
You broken and fatal
‘Cause only the sick need a physician
Oooooh

Verse 2:

Who is this man who calls God a father
The son of a blue collar carpenter man
Who calls us unclean, like tombs full of bones
We keep our religion, but whitewash our sin          
Sayin’ be born again

CHORUS

Verse 3:

And what kind of God would hang on a tree
Despised and rejected and nailed to the wood
You saved all the others, but can’t save yourself?
We don’t need you Jesus, we’re well and we’re good
And you're nailed to the wood
We never understood
There is none who is good!  So

CHORUS

 

THE TWO LOST SONS (LUKE 15)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097306. Key: E. Tempo: 150.
Luke 15:11-32. Based on Tim Keller’s Prodigal God.

Verse 1:

I have been the younger son
Chase my pleasure, chase my fun
Build castles in the sand
My own Promise Land

When my kingdoms crumble down
The famine comes, I bottom out
Well I can hear your voice Call for your little boy

Pre-Chorus 1:

But you were more of a means than a Father
You were drownin’ my dreams underwater

CHORUS:

My child, my child I’ll run out to meet you
Come into my house What’s lost can be found            
My child, my child come into the party
All I have is yours Don’t stand outside my door
All I have is yours

Verse 2:

I have been the elder son
Slavin’ til the work is done
Just tryin’ to earn my keep
Nothing comes for free             

Bitterness was in my blood   
From all this tryin’ to be enough
But you love that wayward son
Oh but look at what I’ve done

Pre-Chorus 2:

You were more of a means than a Father              
I acted like an employee,   
Not a son, not a daughter

CHORUS

Bridge:

Don’t let your pride get in the way
You don’t need to earn my love
Don’t let your guilt get in the way
You don’t need to earn my love
All of those rules that you keep or you break
You don’t need to earn my love 
There is a Son that has already paid
You don’t need to earn it        
You don’t need to deserve it
Come home, come home!

CHORUS

Outro:

Come into my joy!
All I have is yours

WE DRAW NEAR (HEBREWS)
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP). Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music.
CCLI # 7097307, Key: E,  Tempo:
Hebrews 4:16, 9, 7:23-28, 10:19-25, 12:28-29, 13:14-15, Romans 8:34

Verse 1:

Year by year, in the temple
Blood was shed by the priest
To atone for the people
But it could not make them clean

Pre-Chorus 1:

Til He came, spotless Lamb
Offered himself, put away sin
Once and for all, once and for all
It is finished!

CHORUS:

So, we draw near
We boldly come
Jesus, our righteousness
Washed by his blood

We draw near
To your throne of grace
Jesus, our confidence
Seeking your face

Verse 2:

Our High Priest, Word made flesh
Worthy of the Holy Place
Curtain torn, at His death
Christ the new and living way

Pre-Chorus 2:

Rising up, he entered in
He sat down, at Your right hand
He is alive, He is alive!
Interceding!

CHORUS

Bridge (2x)

Let our praises
Rise up as an incense
Filled with reverence and awe

Let our lives be
Poured out for your glory
Pleasing to You God

Tag:

We are seeking your face
Seeking your face
Seeking your face

 

BEHOLD, BEHOLD (FEAT. SEAN CARTER) [REVELATION]
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP) and Sean Carter.
Copyright 2017 Sing the Story Music & Sean Carter
CCLI # TBD, Key: G, Tempo: 64 ppm
Revelation 21-22

Verse 1:

I see a city coming down
Like a bride in whitest gown,
Purely dressed
I see the pilgrims coming home
All creation finds shalom;
The promised rest

Pre Chorus:

The Lamb of God will be her light
The sun will have no need to shine

CHORUS 1:

Behold, behold
God makes His home with us!  
He’ll take his throne, forever glorious! 
The curse will be undone!
O come lord, Jesus come

Verse 2:

The Lord will banish every sin
All that's broken He will mend;
And make new

And we will see Him face to face
As He wipes our tears away;
Death is through

Pre-Chorus 2:

And all the ransomed and redeemed
From every tongue and tribe will sing

CHORUS 1

Bridge:

At last the darkness
Will surrender to the light
But we unveiled in glory will forever shine      

At last the powers of hell
Will drown in lakes of fire
But we will freely drink
The crystal streams of life 

Come thirsty taste and see
Come hungry to the feast
Come weary find your peace
The Bride and Spirit sing
Come! Come! 

CHORUS 2:

Behold, behold
God makes His home with us  
He’ll take his throne, forever glorious! 
Behold, behold
God makes His home with us  
He’ll take his throne, forever glorious! 
The curse will be undone
Oh come, Lord Jesus, come

THE BLOOD + THE BREATH:
SONGS THAT SING THE STORY OF REDEMPTION

“From Him, To Him”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000068
Written March 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project

Romans 11:33-36 and Colossians 1:15-20 (Jesus’ Preeminence)

O, the depths of the riches
Of the wisdom and the knowledge
Of our God, our God

How unsearchable his judgments
How unfathomable his ways!
Who could be His counselor?
Could give Him a gift He must repay?

For from Him and to Him
All things through Him, Amen!
Honor, power
Glory forever to Him
Amen!

He was in the beginning
His blood has bought our peace
Over, above, before
The Son, the risen Lord
Exalted over everything!

“GARDEN”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000071
Written 2009

Genesis 1 and 2 (Creation & Fall; See also Genesis 3 and 11, Exodus 32 and Romans 1)

Beauty from void, dark to light
Sun for the day, stars for the night
For you I’ll plant a garden, fill it with light
Food for your mouth and color for eyes, and…

I will breathe into the dust
The breath of life and all my love
And when you open your eyes
You will see and be satisfied
Because I will be with you
I will be with you, I

Fall asleep; I’ll make for you a love
Love like a shield, like a home, like a dove
You are free, but ever enthralled
And I, I will be your all, and…

Pick the lies right off the tree
Your eyes are opened but not to see
Build a tower to the sky
You think you know, you think you’re wise
Melt your gold down to a god
Sell your soul to pay for your facade
Trade your truth for silence
I’ll let you loose if you want it

“ALL THE STARS”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith.  CCLI # 7000071
Written November 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project

Genesis 12:1-9, 13: 14-18; 15; 17:1-14, 22:1-19 (God’s covenant with Abraham)

You followed me out to desert places
Leaving all familiar faces
To a land I will
Show you, promise you

Lift your eyes and look around you
Know my promise will be found true
All the land you see will your children’s be

And all the stars in the big, big sky
And all the sand in the oceans wide
Will not outnumber, will not outnumber you

All the people in the big, big world
All the nations of the earth
They will wonder, they will wonder at you

From your blood shall come kings
Everlasting, everlasting
My covenant will be steadfast and free

From you shall come many nations and generations
They will be my lot, and I will their God

But up on the mountain the stars lose their light
An ocean of sorrow s you raise the knife
But I will remember and I will provide
The blood for the altar and raise up his life

“THE PASSOVER SONG (FEAT. SEAN CARTER)”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP) and Sean Carter
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith, Sean Carter. CCLI # 6533865

Written January 11-14, 2013
Exodus 12 (The Passover in Egypt; See also John 1:29, Hebrews 10:20)

There’s a promise in our veins
But it’s faded by all these years in chains
Send a prophet, send the plagues
That by sunrise we will no more be slaves

Take the lamb, take the blood
And paint it on our doorways
At night death will come but pass us by

This is all our hope and peace

In the morning we will rise
Taste the freedom we thought we’d never find
We will dance now in the streets
Once held captive now we shall live as kings

Lift your head, your voice
And sing of your salvation
Of the blood of the lamb that gave us life

Now by this we’ll overcome
Now by this we’ll reach our home

There’s a poison in our veins
And it leads to death we cannot escape
Send a ransom a perfect Son
Remedy the curse with His precious blood

And the Lamb that will come
His cross will be our doorway
And the red of His blood ill make us white
And daughters and sons
Rejoice in resurrection
And death swallowed up in endless life

Glory, glory this I sing
All my praise for this I bring
Naught of good that I have done
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

“YOUR WOUNDS”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith.  
CCLI # 7000076
Written August 11, 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project
From Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (The Suffering Servant and Messiah Prophesied)

Oh man of sorrows
Hated and despised
So marred, so ugly
We all turned our eyes

Like sheep we’ve wandered
Going our own way
It pleased the Father
To crush You in our place

Your wounds, our healing
Your stripes, our peace
You carried our sorrows
You carried our griefs
Your suffering, our hope

You poured out your soul
Unto death
So we could be counted
Righteous

Sinless one who takes our sins
Dying one our death condemns
Bearing our guilt though innocent
But the grave can’t hold you in

“DRY BONES”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000077
Written May 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project

Ezekiel 37:1-14; 36:26, 27 (Hope for the Exile; Resurrection and New Covenant Prophesied)

Dry bones
Hearts of stone
Slain and left
In the valley of death

Been dead so long
All the flesh is gone
A mass grave
No one can raise

But you said “live”
And the ground it gives
And the bones start to rattle
And the darkness lifts

And you give them blood and bone and
Hearts of stone to flesh
You give them muscle, skin
And life within the breath

Open graves
Bodies raised
The living breath
Reversing death

“EVERYTHING YOU’VE HEARD”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000079

Written June 16, 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project
Matthew 5:17-48 (Sermon on the Mount)

You’ve heard it said, “don’t you murder anyone”
But you carry your anger like a knife
And your insults like a gun

You’ve heard it said, “don’t you cheat on your wife”
But your mind is a motel room
And you undress the other woman with your eyes

Oh everything you’ve heard, I’m turning on its head
I’m cutting to the quick of the law and the prophets
I’m gonna finish what they said

You’ve heard it said “A king will come with a sword”
But I tell you to turn the other cheek
And I’ll wear a crown of thorns

Yes I’m the son of the One,
But I’ve come to wage another war
And I’ll bleed for my enemies
And I’ll settle the score

“GETHSEMANE (HEAVY LOAD TO CARRY)”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI #7000084
Written April 2011 for The Scripture to Music Project

Mark 15:26-52 (Maundy Thursday; the Cross)

I climbed a mountain with three friends
Feel the darkness pressing in
I ask them to please stay awake
And I go off alone to pray

Father, please would you take this cup?
It’s a heavy load to carry
But not my will, but what you want
Until I’m dead and buried

Sweat and blood they fall like tears
It seems the last star’s disappeared
Death it comes to separate
And my friends can’t stay awake

They came with clubs to capture me
An old friend he kissed my cheek
And all my friends they ran away
And I’m alone, denied, betrayed

My God, my God’s forsaken me
Hanging broken on a tree
“Who can save you now?” they laugh
The darkness comes, I breathe my last

“HE IS RISEN”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000086
Written March 29, 2012

John 20, Romans 3:23-26, 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews 10:19-22, 1 Peter 1:3-5
(The Resurrection) 

He is risen, He is risen
And the stone is rolled away
He is risen, He is risen
Proven by the empty grave

Touch his wounds, his hands, his sides
And leave all your doubts behind
He is risen, He is risen
He is risen and alive

Death is beaten, sin is vanquished
God’s just wrath is satisfied
Christ is risen, Christ exalted
Seated at the Father’s side

His body torn, our living way
Our living hope, His body raised
He is risen, He is risen
He is risen from the grave

He is risen, He is risen
This is all my hope and stay
He is risen, He is risen
He is risen from the grave!

Jesus risen is returning
We are longing for the day
When the King will bring the kingdom
For this blessed hope we wait

The trumpet sounds and we are changed
And we will see him face to face
Jesus risen, Jesus risen
Jesus risen from the grave

The trumpet sounds and we are changed
And death itself will pass away
We are risen, with him risen
We are risen from the grave

“BREATH OF GOD”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000087
Written June 25 and 26, 2012

Acts 1 and 2 (Pentecost; the Holy Spirit)

The Breath of God, the Promised One
Filled their mouths and loosed their tongues
To sing the praise of the risen Son
The mighty works that God has done

The breath of God on daughters, sons
He is poured out on old and young
To sing the praise of the risen Son
The mighty works that God has done

O breath of God, O Spirit come
Fill our mouths, And loose our tongues
To sing the praise of the risen son
The mighty works that God has done

In these last days Everyone
Who calls the name Of the Risen Son
They shall be saved by His precious blood
Oh mighty work that God has done!

“WAKE UP”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI # 7000088
Written April 2011

1 Corinthians 15 (The Resurrection; Christ’s Return)

Through one man death it came
Running like a virus through our veins

Sin it comes and takes the reigns
Builds its kingdom on the backs of slaves

Through a second man Adam’s better son
Death it dies, and life it comes
Every power under his feet
Death is dyin’ in defeat

Wake up, wake up
And listen for the trumpet sound
For a dead man rose up from the ground
Rise up, rise up
You dry bones in the dirt

For the Son of God has risen up first

I tell you this mystery
Death itself will lose its sting

When the dying dress in the deathless life
And we are changed in the twinkle of an eye
Sown in weakness, raised in power

Sown in dust, death and dishonor
Raised immortal, never again to die
Death is swallowed up by life

“GLORY, POWER, HONOR FOREVER”
Words and music by Caroline Cobb (ASCAP)
Copyright 2013 Caroline Cobb Smith. CCLI #7000126
Written February 2013

Revelation 4:8-11, 5:9-13 (Redemption’s Consummation; Heaven)

For from Him, to Him
All things through Him
Honor and power
Glory forever to Him!

Now by this we’ll reach our home!
Now by this we’ll overcome!
We will see Him face to face!
We will see and be satisfied!
He will be our God!