GROWING SILENT

by John Ellis

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released October 20, 2017

Produced by John Ellis
Original session recorded and mixed by Brent Quinton
Hit Record, Cowies Hill June 2014
Remixed by Brent Quinton June 2017
Mastered by Rogan Kelsey
Artwork by Antony Ellis

Drums: Sidney Rash
All other instruments: John Ellis

Words and music: John Ellis
© Jellisongs 2017 / Admin by CNC Music
Except * Words and music by Matt Redman and John Ellis
© Jellisongs / Thankyou Music (admin. Worldwide at CapitolCMGPublishing.com excluding Europe, which is admin by Kingswaysongs) / sixsteps Music / worshiptogether.com Songs / Said And Done Music (Admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) (ASCAP)

These songs would not have seen the light of day without the enthusiasm and encouragement of Susan and Andries du Toit.
Thanks also to Brent Quinton, Sidney Rash, Matt Redman, Jason Zeeman, Bruce Dennill, Antony Ellis, Rogan Kelsey, Dean Cothill, and Tom and Suzie Brock.

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John Ellis Durban, South Africa

A singer-songwriter from Durban, South Africa, John has played his music all over the world. Following his 2010 solo debut "Come Out Fighting", his second album, an all-acoustic record named "Rural", was released in June 2012. A new song, "Get You", came out on Sony Records in 2012, and was followed in 2013 by a five-track EP, "Bush Telegraph", also on Sony. "Tells" is John's 3rd solo album. ... more

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Track Name: Mercy
MERCY

Create in me a brand new heart
I’m ready for a brand new start

Renew my spirit within me
Wash me Lord and make me clean

Restore me again
Jesus make me clean

Be the joy of my salvation
And in your love unfailing
Have mercy on me
Oh joy of my salvation
I stand before you waiting
For mercy, mercy

Here is a broken heart for you
To pour your love into
Track Name: If God
IF GOD

In the valley of the shade
You whispered to me
‘This too shall pass!
This too shall pass!’

In the belly of the whale
I heard your voice
‘Hide no more!
Come out! Come out!”

If God
Is for me, who can be against me?
Trouble
Can’t separate me from his great love

Kneeling at the rugged cross
I heard your voice
“Look up! Look up!”
“Why are you weeping?”

In the garden of my shame
You promise me
“Fear not! Fear not!”
“I’m always with you!”

The present, the future
The heights nor the depths
Angels nor demons, not life and not death
Nothing on earth nor in heaven above can
Separate me from this love
Track Name: Be Still
BE STILL

Heart, take heart,
Take courage, my heart
He has overcome
Fight the fight
Fight onward, soldier
The battle has been won
Up, take up
The burden, my hands
He has promised strength
Believe his promises
Believe them
He’s with me til the end

Be still my soul
Surrender, oh my soul
Remember all the love
He has shown
And be still

Sing out, sing out
The songs of freedom
Sing the songs of God
Healing, sing
The songs of healing
To a broken world
Out, step out
Onto the surface
He has calmed the storm
Heart, take heart
Look up, take courage
The battle has been won

Be still
And know
Be still oh my soul
Be still
And know
He is the Lord
Track Name: The Feast
THE FEAST

I have known freedom
I have known peace
I have worn the crown of grace
I have known plenty
From the overflow
I’ve had strength to run the race

But still I hear prayers for mercy
A world crying out for help
And I know:

Until we have all feasted
At the table of God
There’ll be no rest til all have tasted
The waters of life

My prayers granted,
I am made whole again
I stand on solid ground
I turn to see my brothers and sisters
Searching for the love I’ve found

Not just for me, salvation
But for the sake of all, everyone:

All who are hungry and all who are thirsty
And all who are broken of heart
All who are lonely and tired and weary
Are welcome to feast at the table of God
Track Name: Anywhere and Everywhere
ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE

We have followed you out of chains
We have followed you into light
You have led us by cloud by day and fire by night

In confusion and clarity
Every season of rain or shine
You have shown us enough of you
To stand and fight

We have decided to follow you
Anywhere and everywhere
Take up the cross and learn to follow you
Anywhere if you are there

Though where else would we turn but you
And your words of eternal life
When we glorify you we find we’re satisfied

We have followed you out of chains
We have followed you into light
You have led us by cloud by day and fire by night

We have decided to follow you
Anywhere and everywhere
Take up the cross and learn to follow you
Anywhere if you are there

And there will be no turning
No turning back
Track Name: Rose Again
ROSE AGAIN

With you an end can be a beginning
With you a death may only be sleeping
They may only be sleeping

Weeping may reign for a season
But joy will rise and shine in the morning
Shine in the morning

Jesus in your death you brought us life
Everything changed that day

You rose again – you rose again
You rose up from the grave
And nothing now will be the same
Nothing now will be the same

You raised us up – you raised us up
Your risen power in us
Nothing now will be the same
Nothing now will be the same
Track Name: Believe
BELIEVE

I was a child
When first I learned
Of your great kindness
And your grace
When first I heard
Of all the love you had prepared for me

And now I’m grown
And shadows lengthen
Unanswered questions
Fill my days
And prayers go on
Your name a whisper on my thirsty lips

But I still believe oh I still believe it
Your promises are true
The same yesterday, today and forever
Yes I believe it
Oh yes I believe it

The valley dark
The journey crooked
I’m often tempted
To lay down
But still and small
Your voice within me
Beckoning me on

The same yesterday
Today
And forever
Track Name: Hope Springs Eternal
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

With just one look – you broke my heart
You saw my shame in your holy light
And I looked up and saw your cross
Yes I found love, everlasting love

Hope springs eternal
And I begin to see
A brighter tomorrow
And strength enough for today
Goodness and mercy
Will surely follow me
Hope springs eternal
Hope springs eternal in me

Never to end – this saving flood
The power of your cross – the power of your blood
All heaven cries “Worthy the Lamb!”
And sings of your love – everlasting love

Hope springs eternal
And I begin to see
A brighter tomorrow
And strength enough for today
Goodness and mercy
Will surely follow me
Hope springs eternal
Hope springs eternal in me

God of yesterday, today, forever
The one who was, and is, and is to come
The whole eternity we’ll sing the song of
Your everlasting love
Track Name: This Love
THIS LOVE

I’ve used every single word I know
I’ve searched everywhere both high and low
I’ve raised my voice in the silence
And I’ve been quiet in violence

I’ve made promises I could not keep
I’ve swum out too far, been in too deep
I stopped walking and sat down
I’ve refused to go on

Still you hold your hand out to me
Still I see you waiting patiently
What is this love that knows no end?
That never ends?
What is this love?

I’ve been captivated, swept away
I’ve done un-Godly things in Jesus’ name
I’ve hid from your protection
I’ve made deathbed confessions

And every time I’ve turned away
I hear you calling me again
What is this love?
This love…
Track Name: Growing Silent
GROWING SILENT

Stretching back across the years, a space between me and my fears and I’m starting to forget those tears of panic and frustration
Face down on holy ground I knew I had finally found my reason to exist and I just had to tell somebody

But the more you teach me, the less I can explain

You’re beyond me, you are too much for me
I can’t believe that you were looking for me
My words fail you, words cannot convey you
I’m growing silent the more I come to know you

Forgive me for staring, I’m too mesmerized to tear my eyes from you
Nothing on earth can stop me looking out in your direction
If you drop your gaze I will just stare into space, I will search every galaxy for beauty to remind me of you

And the more I see you , the less I have to say

A speechless man is sometimes worth
A million preachers sounding forth