Why do you love me like you love me?
How can you love someone who was your enemy?
Why is your love uncompromising?
How did you favour turn to one so undeserving?
'Cos Lord without your grace
I know that I would face
In that place of suffering and shame
In your being you are holy
Your holiness demand I live in purity
Obedience and adoration
but yet I've only lived a life of enmity
True justice must prevail
When the wages of sin is only death and hell
So how is it that you remain
A righteous God and a loving King?
Looking to the cross I see your love displayed
Your Justice satisfied, Your Righteousness prevails
Jesus suffered in my place He took my guilt and shame
On the tree...
How can your grace be never-ending?
Won't your patience ever fail?
Will you overlook my failings
And always forgive all of my backsliding?
In your strength I'm always striving
For godly thoughts and a life that loving
But so often the Devil and my own sinful heart
Cause me to turn away and ignore your loving grace.
Exploring the wonderful truth of how only the cross of the Lord Jesus can reconcile the fact that God is love but at the same time fully just to punich sin. How can he remain righteous and punish sin yet love me someone who has rebelled against him and still fails? The cross is the answer"
Songs from a broken heart are songs that I've written and I want to share with you. They are contemporary Christian songs that seek to communicate the heart of being a Christian - sorrow for sin, repentance, a love for the Lord Jesus and a deep desire to live for Him in every area of life.
I wrote most of these songs when I was living out in Turkey for a while. Returning to the UK in 2001 I got together with a few friends from Enfield Evangelical Free Church, the church where I became a Christian in 1994, to develop them further. This group included: Dave Brady, Dan and Rachel Went, Tom Reeves, Richard Maclannan and Neil Arrowsmith.
It was on my heart to be able to share these songs with others and so wanted to record them. I finally got round to recording in prestigious venues such as our front room in Enfield and the old EEFC church vestry! Those involved in recording on the CD were, Neil Arrowsmith (Guitars), Dave Brady (Drums and Percussion), Dan Went (Drums), Richard Maclannan (Keyboards/Piano), Andy Downe (Piano) and Jonty Allcock (Sax). I sung main vocals, played guitar and bass. My sister, Louise Mott, also sung main vocals on god of grace, as well as backing vocals on most tracks with a little help from my wife Tamsyn.