elevation

by Shawn Michael

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Come and walk with me, And teach me to believe. Make this heart reflect What I’ve already received. Things may come and go, (echo) But this I already know; (echo) That His love will never Ever let you go. Make this heart (Make this heart) Take this heart (take this heart) Change my heart, oh Lord. Everyday we say, (echo) That we are gonna change our ways (echo) But He knows where you’ve been there’s no hiding from Him. So repent from the sin that you’re in. (say what?!) So come and praise the Lord, Like you’ve never praised him before. Get out of your chair; throw your hands in the air And get ready for what’s in store. Make this heart (Make this heart) Take this heart (take this heart) Change my heart, oh Lord. It’s hard to keep on running. Yeah, it’s hard to keep on running When you don’t know What you’re running from. But now there’s a place Where we can go To get these knots undone. (Break it down) Oh, oh, oh… Change my heart, oh Lord oh, oh, Change my heart, oh Lord Make this heart; take this heart break this heart, oh Lord. Make this heart; take this heart change this heart, oh Lord. Oh, oh, oh… Change my heart
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FIRST VERSE: distracted by a temptation I stop and search through creation to find what I've been looking for Need to know if I’m willing to be done with my dealing I’m on my knees, I need Your help You in me CHORUS: You in me, I gotta let me be let go of myself and let my soul become free, I've worked so hard to come this far You in me NEXT VERSE: confused by what all the peeps say I think I’m headed the right way but in reality I’m caught I know that there’s something missing can't seem to find it – just listen deep in my heart I know the truth You in me
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I was going my own way Trying to soothe my pains, bide my time But it just doesn’t work that way My own strengths don’t amount to much Dear God, break this mold off of me You know that I need your touch (BRIDGE) Break me, mold me, hold me Lord I need your touch Make me, take me, hold me Lord I need you (CHORUS) Oh, you are the Lord of my destiny Oh, nothing can stand up against me Oh, great is your goodness towards me Oh, Lord my God, Lord my God Lord of my destiny (Lord of my destiny) 3 x’s I’m a stranger in an alien land Patch up the pieces of my broken heart, and Standing naked on desert ground Then your love washes over me, takes over me, cleanses me I don’t know why, I don’t know how Your love consumes all of me I don’t know why, I just know that My life is your destiny Mmmm… Lord of my destiny (Lord of my destiny) Mmmm… Always got your hands on me Mmmm… Lord of my destiny (Lord of my destiny) Oh, Come take your place in meeeeeeeeeeee… (Repeat)
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I’m on TV – I’m in the middle of the ocean I’m on an island in the middle of nowhere Eat rats for food – gotta gather my emotions All that really matters – I’m the last one there Nothing else matters – gotta be a millionaire I’m on the plane – Gonna go and meet with Regis Answer my questions on the prime time air “Reg” is asking me, “Hey, Is that your final answer?” All that really matters – I’m the first one there Nothing else matters – gonna be a millionaire Is this all, all there is in life? Is that your final answer? I’m on the Net – Gotta get my information Stock city – I’ve got a hundred shares Day trader – gotta get my ammunition All that really matters – that the bull fights fair Nothing else matters – Gonna be a millionaire Is this all, all there is in life? Is that your final answer? I’ve found something more in life It’s in the final answer Money – it’s the root of all evil oops, no, it’s the love of money Gotta enough to take care of my Honey but definitely not everybody Beware, it can rule your life cut in deep and cut it like a knife Be wise credit card buyer you’re falling into the fire
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I got a mighty good feeling I can feel it in my toes Feel it moving all around me Feel it everywhere I go Preacher man is on fire Says he’s got the Holy Ghost I told him, “I want what you got!” And he said, “Well, raise your hands and let Him know.” (CHORUS) Millennium, millennium power Millennium, millennium hour Millennium, millennium power Millennium, millennium… (Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the millennium power…) Get to together and declare now It’s time to dial into His station God is talking -- you’re not listening You’d think you’re taking a vacation But His power’s all around us It’s not gone, just because you cannot see He gives us power to change the nations You know he died to set them free
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VERSE 1: Shawn Michael’s back with a fresh attack And a rhyme that’s fully persuaded I took the time to write this rhyme With Jesus Christ upgraded I think about the things He’s done And all that I can see What He did for me, what He’ll do for you When He died upon that tree Don’t you wonder, or even care About what He did go through? Take time to realize, “co-concealize” The price He paid for you Go against the flow, preach Jesus loud ‘Cause what you got can save Those around in you in pain Stand up right now and be brave and make that change! CHORUS: Don’t wanna delay; make that change make it – make that change… Enlighten your life; make that change make it – make that change… VERSE 2: I preach the Word and if you hadn’t heard There’s Truth in it for free So listen up close, get over-dosed So now you can relate to me Satan has come to kill and destroy Jesus gave life and life to enjoy He’s calling you, you’re standing still Just what do you think your doing? Go and tell all of the world Preach the news to all men (amen) Wear a Christian shirt; tell all of your friends Jesus Christ forgave all of my sins If we aren’t the ones to witness Then how will the people know? (I dunno) God open our eyes – help us realize That our fear has got to go to make that change! BRIDGE: Make that change for the better I mean it every letter I’m not a go-getter But you’d better for the better or your life My long lost friend Before the weekend ends Set all your trends No turns, no bends, No stops, no ends, Just stop and plan - plan to make that change VERSE 3: God wants no slack or falling back ‘Cause it’s time to make that change Follow God not that spit-wad Whose actions make you strange My heavenly King, He’s everything You’d ever want Him to be He’s, ah, living large with no credit charge Except your heart a small fee He’s the only Holy Lamb of the most Holy One He broke the chains – you’re free! So jump up and down, hop all around For He’s given you the victory to make that change
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On a lonely dusty road With nowhere else to go Searching for just who I am And the right path to follow Can I find maturity? Or is it just a gift that comes with time? Leaving the days of youth behind Lord, I’m gonna give my life to You Take me as I am Take me by the hand And call me higher ELEVATE me Giving it all to You Gonna need Your help, now To pull me through I’m your child, Lord So just take me by the hand And lead me to the Promised Land Leaving the days of youth behind Lord, I’m gonna give my life to You Take me as I am Take me by the hand And call me higher Giving it all to You I know your gonna pull me through And call me higher ELEVATE me And on that lonely dusty road I choose the path that’s straight and narrow I’m not looking for the glory, Lord I just want others to see You in me You in me… ELEVATE me To ELEVATE You Lord, I praise You ELEVATE You
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VERSE 1: Lost in a world full of hatred and fear, Just trying to get closer to You. One thing is clear; I’m a prisoner here, Just trying to get closer to You. PRE-CHORUS: There’s only One who will overcome The sin of this world that we suffer from. CHORUS: Stand up, stand up, stand up and arise! You’ve got to stand up for what you believe! VERSE 2: I refuse to give in to temptation and sin, Just trying to get closer to You. I refuse to let go of the Truth that I know, Just trying to get closer to You.
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VERSE 1: Do you know how it feels To be really town apart? Yeah, I’m sure you do, Just look into your heart. Into every crevice Into every vein; Look for the happiness For you will not miss the pain. VERSE 2: Do you know how it feels After years and months and days? After all that carefree innocence Has long past into haze… Now it’s time to fight, To overcome the dark, To see a simple rainbow, To try not miss the mark. CHORUS: You may ask yourself, “Is it really worth it?” You may ask yourself sometimes… To take a stand upon that line… Is it really worth your time? VERSE 3: Jesus on the Cross, yeah, He paid it all in full. Yeah, it’s really worth it, Because He made me whole! To see the brilliant colors, To small the springtime rain, To hear those angels singing, Yeah, it’s worth the pain. Look over the edge; Look to eternity – Is it really worth it? Is it worth it to be free?
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Hey there, do you remember me? I was the shy boy I’m not gonna let you go ‘Cause I can’t forget your eyes So come and go with me Into the horizon I’m not gonna let you go And I can’t forget your eyes I’ll always be with you I’ll always live for you I want to fly away To the end of sea and time There I will stay with you For the rest of our lives I’ll always be with you I’ll always live for you So come and go with me Into the horizon I’m not gonna let you go ‘And I can’t forget your eyes I’ll always be with you I’ll always live for you I’ll always be with you I’ll always live for you
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I’m tired of this same old tide I’m riding on I’m tired of things ‘round here being the same Oh, can’t you feel the truth is coming on? Would you agree it’s time for a change? I want something that’s real Give me something that’s real Can we break the rule of Babylon? Can we free ourselves from our foolish pride? Cause if we don’t the chains will rattle on And we fall prey to tradition’s ride I want something that’s real (Give me something real, I want something real) Give me something that’s real (Something I can feel, real – real) I’m tired of living all the newest trends I want a freshness that only You can send Don’t give me a paper / plastic, cookie-cutter life I want what’s real, not philosophized Oh, no… there I go Pharisitical (Parasitical) I need You in me Time to let it go… let my old self go I need something real I need something I can feel I need something true I need nothing but You
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VERSE 1: Lord when You come, come like a river Let it flow all over all over me From the mountains to the valleys Into the city, into the streets CHORUS: Pour out your Spirit on your sons and your daughters Visions and dreams from the mothers and fathers VERSE 2: Lord won’t you come, come like the thunder Let it roll across the land From the mountains to the valleys Into the city, into the streets BRIDGE: Lord, pour out Your Spirit (echo) all across this land (echo) Pour on Your sons and Your daughters (echo) all across this land (echo) VERSE 3: Lord You are here, You’re like a fire Let it burn inside of me Take it to the mountains and to the valleys Into the city, into the streets.

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This is my first pop-synth, full-length album release, recorded in the Black Hills of South Dakota in early 2002. Most of these songs were written and composed when I was still a teenager.

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released June 11, 2002

executive produced by Deanna Shoup
produced and mixed by Ken Verheecke and Shawn Michael

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Shawn Michael Bayfield, Colorado

Shawn Michael Shoup (pronounced “shop”) was born and raised in the heartlands of South Dakota. He is a known and established worship leader, communicator and digital storyteller in the region. He is a passionate, spirit-led worship leader and loves to travel around and share in worship experiences at camps, festivals, retreats and more. ... more

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