CrossCulture’s New EP is out now

The Gardener is a diverse collection of contemplative and spiritual music by local musicians and artists who call CrossCulture their spiritual home.

EP now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Physical CDs can be purchased on Sundays at CrossCulture.
Release date: 2 November 2018.

Lyrics from the EP

Brave

He had no form or majesty
We would not have looked at Him
And no beauty that we would desire
Humbly He washed our feet
In love He looked up at us
We bothered not glance down He caught no eyes

Though we had turned everyone to our own way
He was crushed, we were saved
Though we were lost, He was betrayed
He was crushed, we were saved

Now I’m not ashamed of His gospel and power
Salvation for everyone who believes in Him now
We go into the world brave, saved through faith by grace now
This eternal life in me His Spirit lives on

And I can do all in Him who strengthens me
And I can do all in Him who strengthens me

He had no worth we could admire
We wouldn’t waste our time to return His smile
Nothing but sorrow to recognise
From whom we hid our face He was despised

Though we had turned everyone to our own way
He was crushed, we were saved
Though we were lost, He was betrayed
He was crushed, we were saved

Now I’m not ashamed of His gospel and power
Salvation for everyone who believes in Him now
We go into the world brave, saved through faith by grace now
This eternal life in me His Spirit lives on

Unchanging

Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
As darkness deepens Lord be by my side
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide
As darkness deepens Lord be by my side

I need Your presence Lord be by my side
What but Your grace can foil the tempter’s power
Who like Yourself my guide and strength can be
Through light and darkness Lord please stay with me

Great are You Lord O Your faithfulness true
Unchanging God You are
Great are You Lord O Your faithfulness true
Unchanging God You are

I fear no foe with you at hand to bless
though ills have weight and tears their bitterness
Where is death’s sting? Where grave your victory?
I triumph still, if you abide with me

Great are You Lord O Your faithfulness true
Unchanging God You are
Great are You Lord O Your faithfulness true
Unchanging God You are
Unchanging God You are
Unchanging God You are

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
In life, in death O Lord be by my side

Paid the price

I have tried to make my own way
I have tried to stay
Through it all, on my knees
Before you Lord I make sense of it all
Before you Lord I make sense of it all

Coz it’s your love Lord
That can change my heart
To be more like yours
To be that of Christ
Who would give his life
So that I might have mine
Who would pay the price
He has paid the price

I have tried to make it all alright
I have put up a fight
But its through it all that I have seen
Before you Lord I make sense of it all
It’s before you Lord where I make sense of it all

Home

Welcome to the unknown, hey it’s nice out here
Wandering down these streets alone on a path unclear
And every open door I pass is filled with laughter
Could this be the place I call my happily ever after

I don’t wanna go home, home
I don’t wanna go home, home

So I found myself some new friends to take me through this forest
Away from the path that we know
No matter which we way we turn we’re further, further away
Now it’s clear I want to be here

Father I’m fine this is my message in time
Don’t wanna leave this place that I can call my own
I’ll show you my way, desire’s leading me straight
To a place I think I belong

Don’t wanna go home, home
Don’t wanna go home, home
I don’t wanna go home, home
I don’t wanna go home

My friends have abandoned me and left me with no dignity
Where did they all go?
I think I’ve lost my way, a sheep gone astray
This is not where I belong

If it was as easy as chasing what I like
We would’ve found our perfect place
Games that we’ve played, all these mistakes can be remade
I have lost my way, I know that I don’t belong

Father, I’m not fine, hear my message in time
I wanna leave this place coz I know I don’t belong
I’ve showed my way, desire’s led me astray
I wanna leave this place, I’m ready to come home

Yeah I wanna go home
I wanna come home
I’m ready to be home
Please take me back home

The Gardener

There’s a gardener by your grave
He takes away your pain
He prunes it all away
He lays your body down
Be still and hear the sound
As he breathes in your mouth

Come alive
Do not mourn for the death you leave behind
You were lost but now I have found you
Do not crawl back down into the ground

There’s a garden in his hand
Like a tiny grain of sand
A seed sown for your soul
He won’t turn away his face
He’ll drown you in tears of grace
That cause the seed to grow

Come alive
Do not mourn for the death you leave behind
You were lost but now I have found you
Do not crawl back down into the ground

I wanna love you in glory
I wanna fight to say that we are yours
‘Cause we can be prophets and dreamers
I try to be fearless but I need to know if you’ll wait with me
I need to know Lord, if you’ll stay with me
You say

Come home
I will love you more than anything you’ve known
For I have broken my body and my bones for you
I gave myself so you would be made whole
I gave myself so you would be made whole

Your Love

Your love brings me back to life
Your love holds my head up high
‘Cause I know that on the cross you paid it all
And I know the resurrection crowned you Lord

And your love is great
And your love is kind
It’s everything I long for
And everything my heart desires

Your love is real
And your love’s divine
It’s everything I long for
And everything my heart desires

Your love brings the dead to life
Your love is water through the drought
‘Cause I know that on the cross you paid it all
And I know the resurrection crowned you Lord

And your love is great
And your love is kind
It’s everything I long for
And everything my heart desires

Your love is real
And your love’s divine
It’s everything I long for
And everything my heart desires

Your love is everlasting
It’s there no matter what I face
And your love is never ending
Eternal and forgiving
Nothing can replace your love

Sing praise for His love has raised
All of us who believe in His name
Sing praise for the King is raised
And His kingdom will know no end