I cry 'Crucify!'
Not for my Saviour to be nailed to a tree
But for my sinful self to be nailed with thee
I thought I died. Why do I seem to be so alive
When I've been crucified with thee?
I'm crucified with Christ; I've been crucified
Set free from the guilt of sin
by the power of the blood of the Lamb!
But now I cry to you for more power for holiness.
I know you've set me free
yet I know that while I'm here
sin is going to be wanting to conquer me
That's why I cry to thee, my only Hope, my God, my Purity...
I wrote this song in the summer of 2000. I was struggling with sin and got thinking about the passion with which the crowds cried out "crucify" to see the Lord Jesus put to death.
How much passion do I have that my own sin might be put to death and crucified so that I might live for the One who was crucified for me... I wrote this song to help me wage war again my own sinful desires.
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.