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Alive

Aaron Niequist

 

May my heart become Your throne,

May my life become Your home.

Teach me how to fully die,

So I’ll really be alive.

So I’ll really be alive.

 

Fill me up (fill me up)

With Your brand new life

(With Your brand new life)

Fill me up (fill me up)

So I’ll really be alive.

 

I feel like a hopeless mess, full of confusion,

doubt, and emptiness but

Somehow I know that You are not the same.

 

You are a God that’s dressed in power and

truth and love and gentleness and

Somehow I know that I’m destined for change.

 

May my heart become Your throne,

May my life become Your home.

Teach me how to fully die,

So I’ll really be alive.

So I’ll really be alive.

 

Fill me up (fill me up)

With Your brand new life

(With Your brand new life)

Fill me up (fill me up)

So I’ll really be alive.

 

Sometimes I feel You close, and my

emotions shout how much I love You,

But even when they don’t, You are still near.

 

May my heart become Your throne,

May my life become Your home.

Teach me how to fully die,

So I’ll really be alive.

So I’ll really be alive.

 

Fill me up (fill me up)

With Your brand new life

(With Your brand new life)

Fill me up (fill me up)

So I’ll really be alive.

 

©2000 AARONieq Music

Alive

I guess that one of the central themes of my writing is owning up to my brokenness - while always reaching upward toward God's wholeness. I know that I'm a mess in many ways, but I have to believe that the God of the Universe can bring hope into even the most messed up corner. This song is an attempt to lay down my entire life before God - with all the good and bad - and ask Him to create a brand new life.

One interesting part of this song is that the original version had one measure of 5/4 during the instrumental jam. Basically, every four measures we'd add one beat. We (the band) LOVED it and loved playing it, but it completely screwed up everyone's clapping in the room and made things horribly awkward. After trying it a couple times, we let the group experience trump our attempt to be musically cute, and returned to the land of rock and roll!

 

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