Calling All Navigators!

by Matt Elmore

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This is my first real attempt at an album after becoming a Christian.
My dad, John Elmore, and my mentor, Chris Rookus, sang with me.

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released June 1, 2008

Engineered and produced by Greg Buick (www.gregbuick.com) and Andy Ferris.

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Track Name: Learning To Walk
Father, I'm so tired
There's so many things I still don't understand
At times I feel inspired
And at other times, I try to force Your hand

O Lord, I'm just a baby
I could never go the right way on my own
But ever since You saved me
I have never had to walk this road alone

So thank You for the trials
When I couldn't lean on anybody else
You carried me for miles
Even when I only thought about myself

O Lord, I'm just a baby
I could never go the right way on my own
But ever since You saved me
I have never had to walk this road alone
Track Name: Calling All Navigators!
It can be so difficult to navigate the water
Of how to forgive in a world that won't
Cuz everyone's hurt by the sins of another
But everyone sins, so we're in the same boat

Master, will you help us
We're all about to drown
How can you be sleeping
When the boat is going down

It can be so difficult to navigate the ocean
Of how to have faith when the world just won't
Cuz nothing makes sense to a particle in motion
No, you've got to slow down, but most people don't

Master, will you help us
This storm is out of hand
How can you be sleeping
Just as if you're safe on land

Well, who has made the land
And made it separate from the sea
Who brought the awesome flood
And brought his children through the deep
And who commands the wind
By which the waters are arranged
And who tells men to be still
And believe and be changed
And who came through the water
Of a sinful virgin's womb
To wash the feet of sinners
In a quiet upper room
Baptized as a common man
And yet he walked on waves
And when he died, they pierced his side
And saw the life that saves

Master, you have saved us
We'll never thirst again
You give living water
To the dying souls of men

It can be so difficult to navigate the water
Of how to give love to a world that won't
But Jesus has hidden our life in the Father
And given us faith to get out of the boat
Track Name: The Perfect Marriage
Every man is fallen
Every woman knows
Every book on how to make love
Couldn't tell you how it grows
For every girl who lost it
To every boy who stole
For every broken marriage
Where two halves don't make a whole

Don't you miss the garden
Everything was clean
And we can't go back to see it now
But we feel what can't be seen

The night is almost over
The day is close at hand
When some will cross the river
To that blessed promised land
See the darkness running
See the outcast in
See the brilliant lamb of God
Who conquered all our sin

In the holy city
He will take his wife
And he'll wipe away the tears of all
Who come to drink his life

Hallelujah
Track Name: A Genuine Miracle in the Heart of a Traveler
I believed the serpent's lies
The fruit was easy on the eyes
I saw the it would make me wise
Beyond the simple life I'd always known
And how I longed for a life I could call my own

And so I ate the fruit
I did not wait for you, O Father

I was not a faithful son
I was always on the run
I wouldn't see that what I'd done was really wrong
Or that wrong was even real
And how I longed for a life I could really feel

And so I ate the fruit
I did not wait for you, O Father

Oh, I didn't know who I was
There were too many voices
Is a traveler free just because
He's got all kinds of choices
I was lost
I was wandering around
Trying hard to find
Never asking to be found
I was lost
And I couldn't lose the curse
Cuz every road I tried made it worse

Then one day, I knew
I had to pray to you

And like a garden from a seed
Sprang your hope to fill my need
I knew I needed you to lead me to the home
Where I'd always have enough
Where my longings for life
Would be filled with love

And you have made me new
Your saving grace is true, O Father
Track Name: A Song for the Cause
The greatest nation will only last a season
This generation just wants a better reason
If nothing's sacred any more
If all that's left is hatred, sex and war
Then what are we fighting for

A cure for cancer won't stop the world from dying
An honest answer won't keep the world from lying
If all we do is feed the poor
If we don't see the awful need for more
Then what are we fighting for

We are more than flesh and bone
We are scared to be alone
We are helpless and confused
We are wasted and abused
We are guilty and ashamed
Do you see why Jesus came

The Lord of glory has been your sole provider
You know the story, but do you know the writer
If he's undone your heart before
If he's the only one you can't ignore
Then what are you fighting for
Track Name: The Triumphal Entry
(Reading from Luke 19)

He's the king all of Jerusalem thought they knew
He would bring the horn of salvation for every Jew
And overthrow the empire by the power of the sword
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord

He's the king weeping for everything no one sees
He would bring a new kind of war and a new kind of peace
And overthrow the temple where his holiness was stored
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord

He's the king coming again with the wrath of God
He will bring the armies of heaven, his staff and rod
And overthrow the empires by the power of the sword
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord

(Reading from Revelation 19)

O Come and cleanse this temple
Where your holiness is stored
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord
Track Name: That Word above All Earthly Powers
In the year of our Lord 1417
Sir John Oldcastle died
He said the the word of God is greater than the church
So they burned him alive
And he prayed to God
Father, forgive them
Then the Father took him home

In the year of our Lord 36 or so
Stephen drew his last breath
He said the word of God is greater than the Jews
So they stoned him to death
And he prayed to God
Father, forgive them
Then the Father took him home

In the year when our Lord died upon a cross
We all hated what he said
He is the word of God who judges all our sin
So we wanted him dead
And he prayed to God
Father, forgive them
Then the Father turned away

In the year of our Lord 1991
Mary Khoury was despised
When she said the word of God is greater than Islam
She was shot and paralyzed
Now she prays to God
Father, forgive them
Till the Father calls her home
Track Name: Rescue Me, Almighty God!
O my Savior, I am lost
Perfect faith I cannot keep
Driven by the wind and tossed
I am drowning in the deep

Rescue Me, Almighty God!
Make my sinking heart believe!
Guided by your staff and rod
O what mercies to receive
O what mercies to receive

You took on my darkest hour
Orphaned by the Father's rage
Dying under Satan's power
For the saints in every age

Rescue Me, Almighty God!
Make my sinking heart believe!
Guided by your staff and rod
O what mercies to receive
O what mercies to receive

Brighter than the brightest day
You have killed the power of death
And all my fear was rolled away
With a single glorious breath

Rescue Me, Almighty God!
Make my sinking heart believe!
Guided by your staff and rod
O what mercies to receive
O what mercies to receive