The Calling (Salmela, Gregory)

When you've got a call that you just can't ditch
There's noone there who's gonna scratch your itch
Sometimes I got me thinking there's another way
God will keep me strong to fight another day

When you're called you just can't fight it
It's the feeling that's deep inside
Jesus calls boldly to show them the way
That's how it works, start working today

God won't leave you, he's seen it all before
He knows you're weak, just get over it
When he calls your name, be sure you'll be saved
His will absolute, don't think you can change it

I know this is true, I've seen it happen to me
You can't escape God once he's pointed to you
Pick up your cross, carry it strong toward him
It's the way to be saved, so start today
 
Warriors Of Light (Gregory, Salmela)
We are the servants of the doctrine of the Lord
Equipped with power, we set upon the nocturnal lands
Our purpose to extinguish the indwelling darkness
Lead them to the path that vanquishes the dark

Christian metal warriors of light
Forging forth the truth of Christ
Spreading to all His gospel of peace
Fully prepared and trained for the quest

Our armaments are made of crafted wood and metal
Finely honed to shred through the core of this world
Piercing the legions with truth that’s razor sharp
Telling of the hope that comes through nail pierced flesh

Christian metal warriors of light
Forging forth the truth of Christ
Spreading to all His gospel of peace
Fully prepared and trained for the quest

Christian metal equipped by God
His son declares His power here
We come here to praise His name
For it is He who we serve
His spirit cleans us of our sin
We now proclaim His holy truth
Power unleashed upon this hall
This crowd is cleansed by His blood

Missionaries in a field of metal
Harvesting pure steel from the rust
The legions respond when the spirit speaks truth
Bursting through chains that enslave the soul

Christian metal warriors of light
Forging forth the truth of Christ
Spreading to all His gospel of peace
Fully prepared and trained for the quest
 
Perish the Thought (Steadman, Salmela, Skipworth, Gregory)
Send men into the promised land to see what lay in store
Send one from every Jewish tribe to find what we came for
We’ll make a plan to conquer all and take the land by force
As soon as we discover what’s ahead we’ll set our course
The spies went forth into the land; all twelve of them were there
They saw the enemies of God; the giants living there
Ten of the spies, they got freaked out; thought little of themselves
But Joshua and Caleb saw the land of Israel

Perish the thought of doubt
Or vanish in disbelief
Faith is a choice you make
Choose what you will receive

They came to the assembly to declare what they had seen
Complaining unto Moses that it was an ugly scene
They said “We’ll never do it; they’re too many and too strong
If we go up against them we will not last very long!”
But Joshua and Caleb said, “The land is very good
The food they’ve got is excellent; there’s heaps of burning wood
There’s milk and there is honey; it’s the best we’ve ever seen
And with our God beside us we can take it all, you’ll see!”

Perish the thought of doubt
Or vanish in disbelief
Faith is a choice you make
Choose what you will receive

The people were complaining and they started to rebel
They murmured and they muttered and they gave poor Moses hell
The Lord was very angry at the way they carried on
And so their generation died and rotted in the sun
The children had maintained their faith and waited patiently
For forty years the Lord had made them travel aimlessly
But when the doubters all had perished, each and every one
The faithful men rose up to fight and take the land they’d won

Perish the thought of doubt
Or vanish in disbelief
Faith is a choice you make
Choose what you will receive
 

Destined For Ascension (Steadman, Salmela, Skipworth, Gregory)
Heaven bound! We hear the call
Of our Saviour to leave it all
And come to be with Him at last
Leaving the world stuck in the past
Hallelujah, Christ is coming

We believe in Jesus Christ
Who made the final sacrifice
By giving up His life for ours
To save us from these dying hours
Hallelujah, we are waiting

Destined for ascension, we are the chosen few
Blessed by redemption, the faithful Word is true
Jesus fought to save us, so we’ll fight for you
Prayers and supplication, offered up for you
Christ has chosen you

Praise the Lord, for He is great
He’s conquered every fear and hate
And battled every evil foe
To send them into hell below
Hallelujah, He’s victorious

Serve your God, for He has done
So many things for everyone
To heal the sick, to feed the poor
Comfort in heaven, evermore
Hallelujah, Jesus loves us

Destined for ascension, we are the chosen few
Blessed by redemption, the faithful Word is true
Jesus fought to save us, so we’ll fight for you
Prayers and supplication, offered up for you
Christ has chosen you

O Lord our God, we must confess
That we all need Your forgiveness
Because we fall short every day
In what we do and what we say
Hallelujah, God have mercy

We love You Lord this much is true
We give our lives to honour You
For there is not a higher cause
Than giving You our heart’s applause
Hallelujah, bless the Father


Horror And Sadness (Gregory, Salmela)
A dark night, a late walk in the bush
I wouldn’t normally come here, but something isn’t right
I hear chants and cries
Praising the evil one, he deserves niothing

Satanic visions, evil emblems
Lucifer is here tonight
Black cloaks, lost fools
Expecting a reward when they arrive in hell

Horror and sadness engulf me
I pity those sucked in by Satan
He has them wrapped around his finger
Making men evil, men with potential
Oh why do they fall for such hate
Believing something good awaits

I hate hate, hate for other men
I hate death, death of the innocent
I hate evil, all that is perverse

Oh I can’t believe, any of what I see
I can’t believe that dagger just drew blood from the chest of an innocent man
666, a truly wicked number, the number of the beast
Satan’s very own 3 digits

Wierd cries engulf the atmosphere
Cold patches in the night
Evil spirits trying to consume me
I resist you Satan, how do you like that

Horror and sadness engulf me
I pity those sucked in by Satan
He has them wrapped around his finger
Making men evil, men with potential
Oh why do they fall for such hate
Believing something good awaits

I hate hate, hate for other men
I hate death, death of the innocent
I hate evil, all that is perverse

I hate hate, hate for other men


Harder To Hate (Gregory)
There once was a time that I’d unleash my anger
Before the spirit of God entered my life
I’d fell bitter at the smallest occurence
But with God’s love I’ve noticed a new change

The spirit of God has gradually changed
Things that caused anger are now less important
I’m feeling compassion towards my enemies
I’d rather show love than express any hatred

It’s getting much harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate
I’m finding it harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate

I feel more concerned with the problems of others
Though I’m not perfect, there has been a big change
Instead of selfish, I’m feeling compassion
I wanna spend my time serving the gospel’s purpose

It’s getting much harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate
I’m finding it harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate

Enter His kingdom and feel the change yourself
Like a cool breeze He will change your priorities
Feel the peace of love as He breaks the chains of anger
Be restored unto the purpose Christ intended

Before I knew Christ I was a slave to anger
Consumed with hatred I felt so very bitter
But as His spirit has worked on my heart
I’m finding something odd, I’m realising that

It’s getting much harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate
I’m finding it harder to hate
God’s love makes it harder to hate

Harder to hate x 8


The North Wind (Gregory)
Now is the time for a journey deep in the dark
Through icy chambers that lie deep within your heart
The icy north winds chill to the very core
Howling as they flow, a truth that's very sure

Christ is Lord
Christ is King
Christ is God
The North Wind

In ancient texts that have been passed down through aeons
There is a premise that just cannot be undone
All we are and all we have is a gift of love
A stone cold truth, stark as ice, revealed from above

And so this love that you feel runs through your veins
Feel your blood unthaw as you are born again
His healing is coming you never will be the same
Now is the time that you must lift high up his name

Christ is Lord
Christ is King
Christ is God
The North Wind

Christ is Lord
Christ is King
Christ is our God
The North Wind

Christ is our Lord
Christ is our King
Christ is our God
The North Wind

Christ is our Lord
Christ is our King
Christ is our God
The North Wind

Muscles, tissues, blood flow accelerates
As you are restored into your intended state
The love of God has restored your heart and soul
The message of the North Wind, it has taken hold

Lord, King, God x 4
 

No Eye Has Seen (Gregory, Salmela)
God has revealed by His spirit, spirit searches all things
Who among men knows the thoughts of man except the spirit within
Who knows the thoughts of God except the spirit of God
We have received the spirit of God so we may understand

No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind has conceived
What God has prepared

This is what we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom
In words taught by spirit, spiritual truths in spiritual words
The man without the spirit does not accept things from the spirit of God
They are foolish to him for he cannot understand them

No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind has conceived
What God has prepared

We speak a message of wisdom among the mature
Not the wisdom of the rulers of this age who are coming to nothing
We speak of God’s wisdom, destined for glory before time began
None of the rulers understood it, for they crucified Christ

No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No mind has conceived
What God has prepared


Wasting Power (Steadman, Salmela)
Disease cripples us, sickness weakens us
Every day we die while you grow
We don’t have a choice in this sickened world
Force fed everything that we know

Bodies hang from golden arches
Dynamic ribbon rots the brain
Microsoftening our senses
The big blue world has gone insane
Mass producing even churches
Watering down that little faith
We are woebegone and wretched
Stuffed to death for money’s sake

The price of vegetables escalates, takeaway food becomes a staple
Have you had your three burgers and fries today
Health care systems overloaded, unable to stem a tide of fat
Hospital cases are being turned away
Pathetic workforce no match for machines
Give that dude an energy drink
We can’t afford to have him nodding off
We’ll never meet the order for these TV dinners, move, move, move

Wasting power
Corporations taking hold
Fuelling fire
Do exactly what you’re told
Wasting power
You deprive us of our life
Economics
Holding us against the knife

Overworked and underpaid
Mr Average can’t keep up
Just too tired to be cooking
Once again we’ll order junk
Happy tastebuds numb the pain
For a moment nothing more
Off to bed and in the morning
Grind against the stone once more

Planet Earth has lost the plot
Languising in apathy
We have turned our backs on God
Living for this junk we eat
None of this stuff even matters
All will turn to dust in time
Worthless money cannot help us
Only God renews the mind

Only God renews the mind x 4


Death On The Cross (Gregory, Salmela, Travia)
He came down to Earth as a man for us
Before too long the rulers abhorred him
They hated the things that he stood for
Because his teachings threatened their power
His trial was a farce, he was not guilty
They wanted him dead, so death was his sentence
Crucify him on a cross, they all shouted
The Son of Man in chains he was taken

He bled, he was whipped, but still he continued
Chose not to call on the heavenly powers
He took all the pain and the torment they gave him
Shredded skin, gaping wounds could not make him relent
This man Jesus Christ, he is to be praised
He was lifted for our wrongs on that fateful day
Son of Man, Son of God, all of sin he bore
Precious gift, act of love, that goes on forever

Death, death, death on the cross
Christ he died for our sin
Death, death, death on the cross
Salvation comes through him

When he was crucified at Calvary
Many people witnessed the death of our Lord
They saw the pain in his eyes
They could see he had a broken heart
They heard him scream out loud from the cross
They were scared as the sky went black
They'd tell you this man was real
They'd tell you that he died for our sins


Light The Hall (Gregory)
My life, I owe it to God, He is everything
When I’m down he lifts me up, my strength comes from Him
Playing metal for my Lord, I shall never cease
For He is the Kings of Kings, that’s good enough for me

Metal, metal, for the Lord
Metal, metal, scream for more
Metal, metal, fill your soul
Metal, metal, light the hall

Had enough of people of people saying that’s not good enough
Music that lifts my soul is what I compose
I can never please you all, so I will not try
And if you don’t like it you can just push stop

Because it's  metal, metal, for the Lord
Metal, metal, scream for more
Metal, metal, fill your soul
Metal, metal, light the hall

I realise there’s no way to please everyone
Don’t you try and tell me how it should be done
I care only for the things God has called me to
So join in the chorus, praise God with this noise

Metal, metal, for the Lord
Metal, metal, scream for more
Metal, metal, fill your soul
Metal, metal, light the hall

Metal, metal, for the Lord
Metal, metal, scream for more
Metal, metal, fill your soul
Metal, metal, light the hall

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