Lyrics for If Arrows Fly

LOVE YOU WOULD PROVIDE
Based on 1 Samuel 18-20, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 13
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Run far away
And swear by love, I’ll never forsake you
Hide in the field
If arrows fly, they’re coming to break you
Darkness of night
Will cloak your flight, the new moon is nigh
Soon we will find
The peace of life from love He would provide

Save your life tonight
Lest morning come and tragedy find you
Flee till the dawn
The lowering through windows behind you
Flee while I devise
An effigy to serve as your guise
In me confide
And ever mind the love He would provide

Tied in a bind
The sovereign hand of God had constrained me
Though paralyzed
His resurrection power sustained me
Oh, like a fire
My burning love; for you I surrendered
When I was tried
Endurance came through love you would provide
When I was tried
I was sustained by love you would provide

SET YOUR HEART TO SEEK
Based on 1 Chronicles 22; 1 Kings 8
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Well my tender son all our wars are won
But your greatest chore has just begun,
Don’t be dismayed as I fade away
Like the setting sun in the dying day, and now

O my son, these words would you keep
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek
O my son, heed the words that I speak
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek

I give you gold, silver, and cedar trees
From the seven hills to the salty seas
He’ll give insight for you to understand
Build the greatest house throughout all the lands, and now

O my son, these words would you keep
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek
O my son, heed the words that I speak
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek

God, my Father, be, in spite of me
All to him that I could never be

Now I’m a man of war, you’re the man of rest
You’re the son I bore that my God has blessed
So that His house which was on my heart
With His glory filled will never part, and now

O my son, these words would you keep
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek
O my son, heed the words that I speak
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek

O my son, these words would you keep
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek
O my son, heed the words that I speak
All your days, set your heart and your soul to seek

GOD LOOKS ON THE HEART
Based on 1 Samuel 16-17, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 12
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Go and anoint for Me
My chosen king to succeed
If Saul would hear then death he’ll dole
Don’t ever fear, he can’t kill your soul

So when it comes to pass, know that the first shall be last
Trust in my sovereignty divine
Through you I’ll choose my king, test him through suffering
Until his heart is after mine

And from the very start, I was looking outwardly
At appearance, yet apparently
I’d find, sovereignly You have no part
In how man sees, for God looks on the heart

There on the cross remain
Suffering loss is counted as gain
Only that soul the cross would break
Refreshing music can make

And if they mock and despise, look at them dead in the eyes
Couldn’t the great fall to the least?
Though some may dare and defy, exchanging the truth for the lie
Trust in the Lord and be at peace

And from the very start, I was looking outwardly
At appearance, so apparently
I’d find, You could never have a part
In how man sees, for God looks on the heart

And from the very start, I was looking outwardly
At appearance, though I could not see
Oh I came to know You had no part
In how man sees, for God looks on the heart

THROUGH THE BROKEN
Based on 1 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51, Life-study of Psalms, by Witness Lee, Message 23, and
The King’s Antecedents and Status, by Witness Lee
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Be gracious unto me O God
I was brought forth in iniquity
All my transgressions by Your mercy, Lord, blot
My sin is before me continually

Through the broken, Lord, build
This empty vessel only You alone can fill
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me; I’ll stay with You until
Through the broken You’d build

Sin had conceived in the lust of my eyes
Evil seduced me in my idle day
Struck down a man, and You alone I despised
Take my sin and purge it all away

Through the broken, Lord, build
This empty vessel only You alone can fill
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me; I’ll stay with You until
Through the broken You’d build

I’m so ashamed, can You hide Your face from my sins?
I’m just a man with an unclean heart
O God, renew a steadfast spirit within
And from Your presence may I never part

Through the broken, Lord, build
This empty vessel only You alone can fill
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me; I’ll stay with You until
Through the broken, Lord

Through the broken, Lord, build
I am so empty only You alone can fill
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me; I’ll stay with You until
Through the broken You’d build

ARAUNA’S THRESHING FLOOR
Based on 2 Samuel 24,
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Hold back your hand, angel, harm no more
Till the king arrives at this threshing floor
Where they’ll fall on their own faces, cry O Lord
Lest the angel slay with his outstretched sword, saying

Let your hand, I pray
Be against me now, Lord, I’ve gone astray, let me go
Arauna’s threshing floor
May I pay the price that forevermore it’d be your home

Shall years of famine come upon you?
Would your foes pursue, or the plague consume?
So then, please understand that I’m in a strait
I’d fall in His hand since His mercy’s great, crying

Let your hand, I pray
Be against me now, Lord, I’ve gone astray, let me go
Arauna’s threshing floor
May I pay the price that forevermore it’d be your home

Sufferings profoundly cutting keep falling from his smiting sword
Offerings that cost me nothing would never please my righteous Lord

Let your hand, I pray
Be against me now, Lord, I’ve gone astray, let me go
Arauna’s threshing floor
May I pay the price that forevermore it’d be your…

Lord, I’ve gone astray
Please forgive me now, put my sin away, let me go
Arauna’s threshing floor
May I pay the price that forevermore it’d be your home

SIX PACES
Based on 2 Samuel 6, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 22
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Six paces those who bore the ark had gone
His graces turned three months of fear to song
Twenty years the homeless for a home had longed
And now He’s coming home

God’s wrath was kindled by a reaching hand
The natural mind will fail to understand
Divine things never need the good of man
The ark is coming home

So I played in all their sight
And I danced with all my might
With shouts that ring in full delight

Our God has found a home
Our God has found a home
No more the ark will roam
Our God has found a home

She glanced upon her king with judging eyes
His dancing made her hardened heart despise
True honor lies with those who realize
Their God is coming home

So I played in all their sight
And I danced with all my might
With shouts that ring in full delight

Our God has found a home
Our God has found a home
No more the ark will roam
Our God has found a home

We were beside ourselves
We were beside ourselves
We were beside ourselves
We were beside ourselves

MY ONLY TREASURE
Based on 2 Samuel 7, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 23
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

All that is in your heart go and do
For Jehovah, your God, is with you
That night the word of God, to Nathan came
To my servant, go and say

Is it you who will build a house for me to dwell?

When your days are fulfilled and you sleep with your fathers
I will raise up your seed after you
Lord, for your home my heart, I offer
You are my treasure, not what I can do
My only treasure is nothing but You

In lowly pasture lands, you followed sheep
Over My people, My watch you now keep
In tents I went about unto this day
In all my goings, did I once say?

Why have you not built Me a house?

When your days are fulfilled and you sleep with your fathers
I will raise up your seed after you
Lord, for your home my heart, I offer
You are my treasure, not what I can do
My only treasure is nothing but You

TRAGEDY
Based on 1 Samuel 21, 28-30, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 17
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Maybe I’m a madman making marks upon your door
Wandering while women sing of worthy men of war?
Could I be a king without his country anymore?
I hardly know the boy I knew before

A medium maligned had met a mortal malady
The prophet pulled from rest professed rebellion’s penalty
With kingdom torn, my king was scorned by his insanity
Ultimately ending in a tragedy

Selfishness and envy left him orphaned and alone
His seething eyes would force me to a place I’d never known
On horns of a dilemma now I fight against my own
Tragedy can cut right to the bone

Valiantly the vanguard vanished in it’s vanity
Blatantly believing a betrayer I could be
Seemingly a snare is set, so in Your sovereignty
Rescue me from falling into a tragedy

Princes passed us by until the battle lines were drawn
Endlessly objecting to my will to carry on
Though you’re like an angel, you must leave at break of dawn
With angel’s wings by morning I was gone

Cries of chaos came from men who crossed calamity
Fire burned, the weeping yearned in tears of agony
Battling the brazen bandits bare brutality
Brought us salvation from a tragedy

Deep in my dilemma was a God who intercedes
Catching me from falling into a tragedy

I LOVE YOU, O LORD
Based on 1 Samuel 22; Psalm 18, and Life-study of Psalms, by Witness Lee, Message 9
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

I Love You, O Lord, my strength, my shield
My fortress in whom my life’s concealed
My God, my rock, in Your refuge I take
Save me from violence for Your kingdom’s sake

I called upon my Lord with praise,
And from the sword of Saul He saved
Death’s waves encompassed and floods assailed
To my cry His ears availed

Though cords of Sheol may surround
Confronting snares of death abound
In my distress he hears my voice
From His temple, I rejoice

DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN
Based on 1 Samuel 21, 24, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 14
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Five loaves set into my hand
Guiltless and holy we’ll be
Bring the sword of the giant I felled
There’s none like it, give it to me

Deep in the cleft of a rock
Temptation surged like a flood
Dare I choose to repay
Evil for evil, vengeance of blood

Don’t let the sun go down on your anger
Embers of ire will burn you in sleep
Take of His grace, no anger will linger
Quenching the fire the devil does keep

Corner cut from his cloak
Hand stretched against my own king
Humbled, my heart left me smote
God forbid I should do such a thing

Anger I have, but anger I’m not
Free from its grip shall I be
Quench all its smoldering flame
Calm me by Your grace that flows free

Don’t let the sun go down on your anger
Embers of ire will burn you in sleep
Take of His grace, no anger will linger
Quenching the fire the devil does keep

ONE SMALLER CROSS
Based on 1 Samuel 17; 25-26, and Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 16
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

He shouts insultingly
At the wall that guards him by night
While a dreadful fear in your ear would turn
Your perilous plight

You served a desperate plea
Baked in love and steeped in despair
What I gained I lost in one smaller cross
I couldn’t bear

You came to disarm all the rage in my heart
And right from the start I knew I was wrong

My God delivered me
From the paw of lions and bears
But the savage beasts proved to be the least
Of tests He’d prepare

My shepherd’s bag of stones and a sling
Defeated a dare
But my gain I lost in one smaller cross
I couldn’t bear

His folly was clear as the blood on my hands
Coursing my veins, writhing in pain
From what I’d become

A sleeping infantry with a spear
Were caught unaware
But I spared their king and vanished with his things
Like a flea through the air

My shouts assailed his camp
With a force the mighty declare
But I failed to see how careless I can be
Till you showed you care

And my gain I lost in one smaller cross
I couldn’t bear

THE KINDNESS OF GOD
Based on 2 Samuel 9, 19; Life-study of 1 & 2 Samuel, by Witness Lee, Message 32, and David and Mephibosheth, by Watchman Nee, The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, (Set 1) Vol. 18
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Is there anyone left to show the kindness of God
Is there anyone here at all, in this earthly facade
When your enemies passed, fear of vengeance had made us flee
She was running from fear too fast when the tragedy fell on me

Fields of green were dreams so beautiful
Promised things now seem illusional to me

I came to you wholly disabled
In my helplessness and shame
You set my feet under your table
And you called me by my name

Have you come from the war finding only a widow’s heart
All that matters now anymore, is to know that we’ll never part

Though I’ve been so wronged by Ziba’s lies
Let him take it all; my king arrived in peace

I came to you wholly disabled
In my helplessness and shame
You set my feet under your table
And you called me by my name

Show me the kindness of God
I’m utterly flawed and left lame
All my dreams were just a mirage
Until you had called me by name
And showed me the kindness of God

Show me the kindness of God
My dignity turned into shame
Save me from this empty facade
And heal me by calling my name
Show me the kindness of God

Show me the kindness of God
Whatever I’ve lost is your gain
Nothing here on this earthly clod
Compares to your calling my name
Show me the kindness of God

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