Resident Alien

by Grant Norsworthy

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Debut solo album featuring live favorites "Jesus Loves Me (I Need More)", "Rwanda", "My Declaration", "The Healing", and Grant's arrangement of the well-loved hymn "Be Thou My Vision" which includes an original verse.

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released 01 January 2012

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Grant Norsworthy: Word & Song Nashville, Tennessee

Through stories, word pictures & songs, Grant possesses a rare ability to reshape big concepts into deep-yet-simple thoughts that propel listeners to realization and action. His style is unconventional, immediate and energizing. With a relaxed, disarming manner, fresh Aussie humor, award-winning musicianship, and healthy self-analysis, he is sure to engage, encourage and challenge any audience. ... more

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Track Name: Jesus Loves Me (I Need More)
Jesus loves me this I know

For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong

They are weak but He is strong



Yes Jesus loves me

But still I’m crying out and thirsting for more

I need more than the words on a page
To show that You love me
I do

Hear me cry out for You in the desert
Come let it rain again

Jesus loves me I should know
From the sky above the oceans wide and earth below

Gracious gift of peace and joy

And the holy love that’s flowing from my baby boy



Yes Jesus loves me

But still I know that there will always be more



I need more than the words on a page

The words are good but the Author I crave
I need more than the words on a page

To show that You love me

I do I do I do



Yes Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so

Track Name: My Declaration
This is my declaration of what’s been done for me
A healing restoration to set this captive free

No need for disconnection

No need to be afraid
I drink Your sweet compassion

To lose the dust the dry the shame

And never thirst again

I’ll stand and I’ll sing of the grace shown to me

Grace shown to me so I can live

This is my declaration of what’s been done for me

A captive found by freedom a slave to liberty

There is no condemnation
To weigh and wear me down
From guilt to strong conviction

Freedom’s flowing waters

Amazing Grace begins


I’ll stand and I’ll sing of the grace shown to me

Grace shown to me so I can live

A healing restoration
There’s no shame
I am broken

There is no condemnation

This is my declaration

My declaration



A healing restoration

There’s no shame
I am broken

There is no more condemnation

Oh from the stinking choking defeating guilt

To your love of strong conviction

This is me declaration
My declaration

I’ll stand and I’ll sing of the grace shown to me

This is my declaration

Track Name: Bring Me To My Knees
Why would I refuse to be

A servant to my neighbour

When the cross on which You died for me

Is a cross that I must shoulder?

Shake everything

Take anything

Jesus You’re enough for me so



Bring me to my knees

I surrender all

You’re everything

The time has come to let go

And to fall into Your arms

And I will know that

You are all I need

How can I pretend to be

A builder of Your kingdom?

What good is all that profits me

When I ignore Your revelation?

So Jesus, bring me to my knees



You’re all I need

Bring me to my knees


Bring me to my knees
Track Name: Rwanda
Speak to me my friend

Let me kiss your turning cheek
As horror became beginnings

Take me to your tombs

Let us dance and sing for joy

As darkness became forgiveness

I’ve thought of you poor
But now I am sure
     


Oh Rwanda
There is faith within your thousand hills Rwanda

Oh Rwanda

There is faith within your thousand smiles Rwanda

Oh Rwanda



Teach what I can’t know

Simple wisdom of the meek

Will call me to pray unceasing

Draw me to my knees

Share the Cross to die the cost

And suffering brings faithfulness



Oh Rwanda

There is hope within your thousand hills Rwanda
Oh Rwanda

There is hope within your thousand smiles Rwanda

Oh Rwanda



Death turns to light
Darkness to right

The least hold the richness of God in their heart

Forgive me

Oh Rwanda



Oh Rwanda

There is love within your thousand hills Rwanda

Oh Rwanda
There is love within your thousand smiles Rwanda
Oh Rwanda

Track Name: The Healing
We’ve broken a vow

We had our reasons wrong or right
Taking our separate roads now

Choosing our seasons



When love is gone the fabric torn

And we’re alone I know there just remains

The Healing



Where are you now?

What are you doing with yourself?

Have you been loved by him or

Have you been wandering?



We make mistakes but we’ve moved on
I’m looking back to see if we have found

The Healing



It’ll be alright
It’ll be alright now



The search the soul
Becoming whole continues on I know

As I bestow the grace replace embrace the healing
Freedom! Freedom!

The Healing



Where are you now?
How are you doing?



It’ll be alright

It’ll be alright now

Gotta let it go

Gotta let it go now

Track Name: Here For Life (Crimson Clover)
Everyday I see the sun begin to shine
Every way I give what's yours and yours is mine
When I say that it's too fast I'm left behind

Walk a little bit nearer

Gonna play another song and take my time
Every way I give the best that I can find
Can I make a love that stays? Reflects divine?

Hold a little bit closer
Grow a little bit older

And I know that I'm here for life
It’s not over
I am here for life

Can I say the words and know that you will hear?
Would it pay to say the words that show my fear?
When I know you've seen my worst but hold me dear

And your touches are healing

Everyday I draw a line and grace is near
When I pray it's for a heart that is sincere
But I know it isn’t me that draws you near

By the brook of Your water
Just a son and a daughter
            
Now I know that I'm here for life
It’s not over
I am here for life
Crimson clover
I am here for life

Oh I am here for life
I am here for life

Walk a little bit nearer
Held a little bit dearer
When I think of your crimson clover
Bleeding growing dying
I know I can live

I am here for life
It’s not over
I am here for life
Crimson clover
I am here for life
Track Name: CU
Forgive me Lord for I have sinned
I’ve held Your love at bay

I’ve worn You like an overcoat
But hid my heart away

But now I wanna see
You
Your face is all I seek
The beauty of creation sings
I just wanna see You



The parts of me I’ve kept from You

The secret black of sin
I’ve claimed I’m blessed forgot the rest
But now I must begin

I just wanna see You
Your face is all I seek

The beauty of creation sings
Now I wanna see You

Melt this stone my heart

The freedom that surrender brings

I just wanna see You



Can I lay it down?
Can I die to live?

Can I cross the narrow bridge?

Can I die to live?

I’ve taken much of what You give
And called it all my own

But now I see and I believe

I give my life my all
Track Name: He Loves Me
The wonder of a cosmic love affair
The earth the air the sea

It’s not about a list of do’s and don’ts

Of wills and won’ts

Or my philosophy

It is a mystery

Why He’s chosen me

He loves me He loves me

Now what am I going to do?
He loves me He loves me

How can I not love Him too?



I am carried by the paradox to live the cross the key
I don’t need another protocol to save my soul

And seal eternity



Deliverance is free

The cost is everything

He loves me now and so
I love Him now I know

There is not any other way but to obey

He loves me
Track Name: On And On
Time don’t her slip away
Invite her in to stay
But she can slip right out the door

Say the words I long to hear

Pray that God is near

May He bless this sinful psalm



On and on the tide rolls in and soon she'll be gone

Make a wish and dream a dream and while away the time



Find a melody sublime
A better way to rhyme
Has it all been sung before
Lines of writing in my head

Thoughts that get misread

But the music still cries



Seasons will whisper passing by
Another year's summer's almost here

Over and over

On and on


Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou my Vision O Lord of my heart

Naught be all else to me save that Thou art

Thou my best thought by day or by night

Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light



Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my true Word

I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord
Thou my great Father I Thy true son

Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one

Riches I heed not nor man’s empty praise

Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and Thou only first in my heart

High King of heaven my treasure Thou art



Be my compassion my love for the poor

Break my distraction so I can’t ignore

The least of Your children the ones You adore
For by them Jesus I worship You Lord


For by them Jesus I worship You Lord
Track Name: Voice Recorder Blues
Of all the things that could happen
Why on earth did this happen to me?

Now I’ve got the voice recorder blues



I went and pushed the red button

When I wasn’t intending to
My baby songs are gone and I’ve got the blues



I’ve got the voice recorder blues

I’ve never had this sadder news
I’ve got the voice recorder the voice recorder blues

Oh man



You’d prob’ly think I’d remember

I don’t mean to offend ya but
I remember some but just the... 



Now I always will wonder

Did my hit song go under?
Now all I’ve got is … KSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH

I’ve got the voice recorder blues
I’ve never had this sadder news
I’ve got the voice recorder the voice recorder blues



I’ve got the voice recorder blues

I’ve never had this sadder news
And now my heart is in my shoes

Think of all the songs I didn’t use
Never had a chance to pick and chose
I guess some you win and some you lose

I’ve got the voice recorder the voice recorder blues