• Casting Crowns - All You've Ever Wanted Lyrics

    From the album Thrive

    I just looked up today
    And realized how far away I am from where You are
    You gave me life worth dying for
    But between the altar and the door
    I bought the lies that promised more
    And here I go again

    Lord, I know I let You down
    But somehow, I will make You proud
    I'll turn this sinking ship around
    And make it back to You

    But all my deeds and my good name
    Are just dirty rags that tear and strain
    To cover all my guilty stains
    That You already washed away

    (‘Cause) All You've ever wanted, all You've ever wanted
    All You've ever wanted was my heart
    Freedom's arms are open, my chains have all been broken
    Relentless love has called me from the start
    And all You wanted was my heart

    I was chasing healing when I'd been made well
    I was fighting battles when You conquered hell
    Living free but from a prison cell
    Lord, I lay it down today

    So I'll stop living off of how I feel
    And start standing on Your truth revealed
    Jesus is my strength, my shield
    And He will never fail me

    No more chains, I've been set free
    No more fighting battles You've won for me
    Now in Christ, I stand complete

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    Writer(s): Mark Hall, Bernie Herms