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From a broken heart

I've seen your beauty and your majesty
Beheld your glory and your sovereignty
Looked up to heaven and I've your holiness
I've seen I'm filthy I am stained with sin
Certainly guilty, I'm a ruined man
I've only failed to keep your righteous ways

This song comes to you from a broken heart
And with my pride exposed I'm torn apart
Against you alone I have done wrong
And I'm sorry Lord, so sorry Lord
This broken heart O Lord you won't despise
But in repentance I find you delight
So my confession comes up to your throne
With sorrow Lord, Godly sorrow Lord.

From a broken heart

One day I was staying in a hotel and felt a very real sense on my sinfulness.

Later that evening I wrote this song as I dwelt on the fact that although God is perfectly free of any imperfection and must rightly pushish those who live in rebellion towards Him, He promises to forgive those who turn to Him truly sorry for their sin and ready to live with Him as Lord

Although not explicit in the song, our repentance in only accepted on the basis of what Christ accomplished on the cross

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Songs from a broken heart

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.

Published: 30th August 2003
Songs from a broken heart