AMERICAN PRODIGAL LYRICS

 
 

AMERICAN INTRO

all of heaven
open wider
so your angels
can come out strong
cause i’m singing
and need a choir
straight from heaven
to sing along 

come on alleluia
come on alleluia
come on alleluia
earth and heaven
singing on


KEEP ME
that devil keep call’n - call’n me back
oh, Lord i’m cry’n ⁃ i need Your help
keep me from trouble ⁃ keep me from hell
Lord, keep me walkin’, walkin’, walkin’
Lord, keep me

this road is narrow - the way is steep
i try to follow ⁃ but i can barely see
left, right, Lord, i try
to walk this walk ⁃ to fight this fight

you keep on telling me ⁃ you’re not afraid of me
but i can tell by the way that you look at me
always the little ones - with the fight in ‘em
you’re not one of ‘em ⁃ walking around ⁃ 
with your j’s on the ground ⁃ look at the sky, follow my eyes
i’m gonna fly, leave you behind
i’m gonna fly, leave you behind
Lord, keep me walk’n 

my spirit’s willing ⁃ my flesh is weak
i beg for healing ⁃ Lord, i’m on my knees
wrong, right, You know i try
to walk this walk ⁃ to fight this fight

i’ve been washed in the blood
drowned in the flood ⁃ covered and clean
like a winter white scene
tell you right now ⁃ you got nothin’ on me
so run devil run (run devil run)
eyes on the sun ⁃ ain’t goin’ back
i’m in the son ⁃ ain’t gonna crack
i’m gonna fly, leave you behind
i’m gonna fly, leave you behind

Lord, keep me walkin’ ⁃ Lord, keep me walkin’
Lord, keep me walkin’ ⁃ Lord, keep me walkin’
no matter how far i’ve gone ⁃ or will go
You keep on calling me ⁃ calling me home
no matter how far i’ve run ⁃ or will roam
You keep on calling me ⁃ calling me home


RUN DEVIL RUN
run devil, run devil, run devil, run
i got somethin’ make the devil gonna run
keep him dancin’ ’till the break of dawn
devil gonna try to take a shot at me
he got none but, baby i got three
he try to make a fool out
of me ⁃ gone pickin’ at my sanity
he ain’t nothin’ but a silver tongue and
i got somethin’ make the devil gonna run

i got somethin’ make the devil gonna run
i got somethin’ make the devil be gone
run devil, run devil, run devil, run
you bet your bottom dollar he gonna be gone
i got somethin’ make the devil gonna run
run devil, run devil, run devil, run
run devil, run devil, run devil, run

i got somethin’ make the devil go away
i’ve been dancin’ all night and day
Holy Ghost filled with fire
look out devil we got revival
my people gonna move and shake
holy rollin’ and not ashamed
he ain’t nothin’ but a silver tongue and
i got somethin’ make the devil gonna run

i got the King of kings and the Lord of Hosts
i got angel armies and the Holy Ghost
i got spirit filled, baptized by fire
i got a valley of bones, that came alive
i got a cross, a hill, and an empty grave
i got a trumpet sound and one sweet name
shake the gates of hell it’s finished and done
i got my Jesus and the devil gotta run

 

MY VICTORY
You came for criminals ⁃ and every pharisee
You came for hypocrites ⁃ even one like me
You carried sin and shame ⁃ the guilt of every man
the weight of all i’ve done ⁃ nailed into Your hands

oh, Your love ⁃ bled for me
oh, Your blood ⁃ in crimson streams
oh, Your death ⁃ is hell’s defeat
a cross meant to kill ⁃ is my victory
oh, Your amazing grace ⁃ i’ve seen and tasted it
it’s running through my veins ⁃ i can’t escape its grip
in You my soul is safe ⁃ You cover everything
behold the Lamb of God ⁃ who takes away our sin
who takes away our sin ⁃ the Holy Lamb of God
makes us alive again ⁃ makes us alive again


PROVE IT
there is calm then ⁃ there is storm
there is peace then ⁃ there is war
there is love then ⁃ we are torn
oh, Lord

there’s a void then ⁃ there’s a song
there’s a death then ⁃ we are born
there is blood then ⁃ we are home
oh, Lord

if you’re free, prove it
if you’re free, prove it
if you’re not, loose the chains on your soul
come, freedom

there are slaves and ⁃ there are kings
all are bound ‘till ⁃ they are free
all misplaced ‘till ⁃ they believe
oh, Lord

if you’re free, prove it
if you’re not, loose the chains on your soul
come, freedom

if freedom is free as they say it is
where we go, where they display’n it
we wanna start where the chains end
is the promised land up for the taken (take it)
no one was free on a slaveship
only a slave would enslave men
egypt is still in our nature
it changes faces face it (who liberates them)
ima need more than they payin’ me
i don’t need money, i need a key
ima need eagle wing liberty
free indeed ⁃ hidden deep ⁃ is a plea
i’d rather die than be steeped beneath tyranny
just like i got it i give it like oh
grace to the nations, no hate for you no
we integrated we be interracial
you lovin’ your neighbors then go let ‘em know
come, freedom


ALL YOU BURDENS
all you burdens ⁃ weigh me down
lay my yoke ⁃ on crimson ground
feel the rush ⁃ of angel’s wings
soon, oh Lord ⁃ we will break free
we shall overcome

rise, oh children - rise and sing
chains are broken ⁃ victory
trumpets sounding ⁃ this our plea
comin’ soon ⁃ to carry me home
we shall overcome

 

BACK TO THE GARDEN
i was born to be royal
i was made to be free
but i was torn from the garden
when that devil lied to me
i was formed from the soil
i got dirt inside of me
but i was born to be royal
i was made for glory

take me back to the garden
take me back and walk with me
for Your presence i am longing
take me back
God, take me back

take me down to the river
down to Eden’s crystal streams
where every sin can be forgiven
Holy Ghost come set me free
back to Your Kingdom, come
take me back
back to Your Kingdom, come
i was born to be royal
i was born to be free


FORGIVEN
i’m the one who held the nail
it was cold between my fingertips
i’ve hidden in the garden
i’ve denied You with my very lips
God, i fall down to my knees
with a hammer in my hand
You look at me, arms open

forgiven, forgiven
child, there is freedom from all of it
say goodbye to every sin
you are forgiven

i’ve done things i wish i hadn’t done
i’ve seen things i wish i hadn’t seen
just the thought of Your amazing grace
and i cry, “Jesus, forgive me”
God, i fall down to my knees
with a hammer in my hand
You look at me, arms open

i could’ve been six feet under
i could’ve been lost forever
yeah, i should be in that fire
but now there’s fire inside of me
here i am a dead man walking
no grave gonna hold God’s people
all the weight of all our evil
lifted away, forever free
who could believe ⁃ who could believe
forgiven, forgiven
You love me even when i don’t deserve it
forgiven, i’m forgiven
Jesus, Your blood makes me innocent
so i will say goodbye to every sin
i am forgiven, i am forgiven


PROMISED LAND (GLORY, HALLELUJAH)
who has the power over slavery’s hand
who has the power to free a man
who has the power, who holds the throne
oh, my sweet Lord

who has the power to part the sea
who has the power to rescue me
who has the power to save my soul
oh, my sweet Lord

glory, hallelujah ⁃ on Jordan’s stormy banks i stand
glory, hallelujah ⁃ i’m longing for the promised land

who has the power to heal the heart
who has the power to light the dark
who has the power to make me whole
oh, my sweet Lord

who has the power to conquer death
who has the power to raise the dead
who has the power, who holds the world
oh, my sweet Lord

is there no balm in Gilead ⁃ is there no healer there
can boundless love ever reject
any soul that’s in despair
who has the power
who has the power
who has the power
oh, my sweet Lord

oh glory, hallelujah
my feet will stand in the promised land
oh glory, hallelujah
my soul will rest in the Savior’s hands
sing glory ⁃ sing glory ⁃ my sweet Lord
sing glory ⁃ sing glory ⁃ my sweet Lord

on the banks of the river
looking for chances to get up
stir the pool and bring healing
to bones that’s feeling brittle
i’ve been beat up in the streets
but i believe something’s coming
there’s no way i can move
unless you choose to do something
this life, this life, is so heavy ⁃
lost my son, he in heaven
i was chasing this leaven
hanging with dudes that is deadly
but this life is now over
moreover, i’m ready go on
i’m ready to change it all
Lord, just help me i’m all in
on the banks of the river
looking out for the promised land
tell Him i need Him ⁃ now i don’t have any other plans
sweet Lord, know i need You
there’s relief from the grief when i see You
i sing glory, hallelujah
we sing glory ⁃ sing glory
i sing glory, hallelujah
we sing glory, hallelujah

 

ALL MY HOPE
i’ve been held by the Savior
i’ve felt fire from above
i’ve been down to the river
i ain’t the same
a prodigal returned

all my hope is in Jesus
thank God that yesterday’s gone
all my sins are forgiven
i’ve been washed by the blood
i’m no stranger to prison
i’ve worn shackles and chains
but i’ve been freed and forgiven
and i’m not going back
i’ll never be the same
that’s why i sing

there’s a kind of thing
that just breaks a man
break him down to his knees
God, i’ve been broken
more than a time or two, yes, Lord
then He picked me up
and showed me
what it means to be a man
come on and sing


SHOUTING GROUNDS
take me to the shouting grounds
a prodigal lost was found
i should be dead right now
but i am alive
i just want to see Your face
You’re calling me from my grave
take me to the shouting grounds
it’s gonna get loud

dead man come walkin’ out
when you hear the sound of mercy
dead man come shouting out
get out the ground
you’re breathing
all who were once asleep
are waking up to sing

no grave gonna hold me down
can you hear the sound
of saving
no grave gonna hold me down
can you feel the ground it’s shaking
all who were once asleep
are waking up to sing


SHEPHERD
the Lord, my portion ⁃ i shall not want
the Lord, my comfort ⁃ i shall not fear
yea, though i walk through the valley low
yea, though the path gets steep

surely goodness will follow me
every promise will be light to my feet
when my heart is prone to wandering
Jesus, You shepherd me

the Lord, my keeper ⁃ i stand secure
the Lord, my healer ⁃ Your love endures
yea, though i walk through the valley low
yea, though the path gets steep
and i will dwell for all my days
in the shadow of Your relentless grace
and i will dwell for all my days
in Your presence, Your presence
 

ALL WE SINNERS
on yonder hill, the darkness flew
the morning broke in light and dew
when day had come again anew
all we sinners sang

in muck and mire our wretched souls
had fallen to the depths below
hell deserved, but there was hope
all we sinners sang

saved, we are saved
the gates of Heaven wide open
saved, we are saved
the keys to the grave have been stolen

what could ever pay the cost
on Calvary’s hill there rose a cross
and could it be that evil lost
all we sinners sang
and all we sinners sang

the crimson river, like a flood
came washing over all of us
it swallowed sin and death right up
and all we sinners sang
yeah, all we sinners sang

on yonder hill, where darkness flew
the morning breaks in light and dew
day has come again anew
all we sinners sang

 

AMERICAN OUTRO
come on alleluia
come on alleluia
come on alleluia
earth and heaven
singing on

out of the ruins
back to communion with You
out of the ruins
back to communion with You
out of the ruins
back to communion with You
out of the ruins
back to communion with You
out of the ruins
back to communion with You