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MercyMe Even If

I’m in the process of writing a book called A Song in the Valley. These lyrics perfectly express the heart of the book.

MercyMe official Flawless

I stumbled across this song from the Welcome to the New album and it inspired the story The Flawless Life. Since the release of the book, MercyMe has released this video. Love the song. Love the video. Love the message.

There’s got to be more

Than going back and forth

From doing right to doing wrong

‘Cause we were taught that’s who we are

Come on get in line right behind me

You along with everybody

Thinking there’s worth in what you do

Then Like a hero who takes the stage when

We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late

Well let me introduce you to amazing grace

No matter the bumps

No matter the bruises

No matter the scars

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt

Or how deep the wound is

No matter the pain

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

Could it possibly be

That we simply can’t believe

That this unconditional

Kind of love would be enough

To take a filthy wretch like this

And wrap him up in righteousness

But that’s exactly what He did

No matter the bumps

No matter the bruises

No matter the scars

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt

Or how deep the wound is

No matter the pain

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

Take a breath smile and say

Right here right now I’m ok

Because the cross was enough

Then Like a hero who takes the stage when

We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late

Well let me introduce you to grace grace

God’s grace

No matter the bumps

No matter the bruises

No matter the scars

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

No matter the hurt

Or how deep the wound is

No matter the pain

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

No matter what they say

Or what you think you are

The day you called His name

He made you flawless

He made you flawless

No matter the bumps

No matter the bruises

No matter the scars

Still the truth is

The cross has made

The cross has made you flawless

Story behind the song Flawless

Not only is the song fantastic, there is a really meaningful story behind the song.

Story behind making the video

I love that these guys put so much thought into all they produce.

Story behind Dear Younger Me

Bart talks about the story behind the song Dear Younger Me. This illustrates the extent of the transformation of Bart and the inspiration for the album Welcome to the New.

Lyrics

Where do I start

If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far

Then you could be

One step ahead

Of all the painful memories still running thru my head

I wonder how much different things would be

Dear younger me, dear younger me

Dear younger me

I cannot decide

Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life

Or do I go deep

And try to change

The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me

Even though I love this crazy life

Sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride

Dear younger me, dear younger me

If I knew then what I know now

Condemnation would’ve had no power

My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth

If I knew then what I know now

Would’ve not been hard to figure out

What I would’ve changed if I had heard

Dear younger me

It’s not your fault

You were never meant to carry this beyond the cross

Dear younger me

You are holy

You are righteous

You are one of the redeemed

Set apart a brand new heart

You are free indeed

Every mountain every valley

Thru each heartache you will see

Every moment brings you closer

To who you were meant to be

Dear younger me, dear younger me

You are holy

You are righteous

You are one of the redeemed

Set apart a brand new heart

You are free indeed [x3]

MercyMe official Shake

I’ve watched all the story behind the song videos and feel I’ve come to know Bart and his story. Because of his story, this video just makes me smile.

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