Resident Alien

by Grant Norsworthy

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1.
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

2.
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

3.
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
4.
Rwanda 05:15
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

5.
The Healing 04:09
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

6.
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
7.
CU 04:31
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
8.
He Loves Me 02:45
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
9.
10.
On And On 04:09
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


11.
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
12.
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

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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 January 1, 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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