Martyrs & Thieves Lyrics - Jennifer Knapp

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There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
It presses harsh hope against time
In the absence of martyrs there's a presence of thieves
Who only want to rob you blind
They steal away any sense of peace
Though I'm a king I'm a king on my knees
And I know they are wrong when they say I am strong
As the darkness covers me

Chorus-

So turn on the light and reveal all the glory
I am not afraid
To bare all my weakness knowing in meekness
I have a kingdom to gain
Where there is peace and love in the light, in the light
Oh I am not afraid
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To let Your light shine bright in my life, in my life
Oh I... am, I...

There are ghosts from my past who've owned more of my soul
Than I thought I had given away
They linger in closets and under my bed
And in pictures less proudly displayed
A great fool in my life I have been
Have squandered till pallid and thin
Hung my head in shame and refused to take blame
For the darkness I know I've let win

(Chorus)

Can you hear me? (repeat 6x)

Well I've never been much for the baring of soul
In the presence of any man
I'd rather keep to myself all safe and secure
In the arms of a sinner I am
Could it be that my worth should depend
By the crimson stained grace on a hand
And like a lamp on a hill Lord I pray in Your will
To reveal all of You that I can

(Chorus)

There's a place in the darkness that I used to cling to
It presses harsh hope against time...





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Modern-day psalmist | Reviewer: Ian | 1/4/2008

I swear it! Everything she writes sounds like a psalm to me.

This is definitely one of my favorites, cause it shows where all of us all to often find ourselves.
The ghosts "in pictures less proudly displayed" really speaks to me.



INCREDIBLE -- 2 thumbs up! | Reviewer: Jessica | 10/11/2004

This is a BEAUTIFUL song! The lyrics are wonderful, and the guitar is awesome. I'm hoping to sing this song soon. :-)

2 thumbs up!





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