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My heart won't find rest

You're the God who made the earth
You're the One who made the heavens too
You set the moon and stars in place
You made the light shine into the darkness
In your image You made mankind
from the dust of the earth they came
In seven days Your creative power
showed Your loving ways and perfect plan.

You have made us for Yourself
So that we might know You and enjoy you
To taste Your goodness and know Your grace
To make You known and bring You glory
Inside of Christ we have a hope
That will satisfy a longing soul
promising richest rewards
bringing comfort to a broken heart

And my heart won't find rest
Till it finds its rest in You
No my heart won't find rest
Till it finds its rest in You

In creation You've shown Your power
In the cross You've brought us mercy
And in Your love you sent Your Son
To turn away Your anger from us
So we can know You more my Lord
So we can meet You in Your word
Father Son and Holy Ghost
Almighty God, we want to hear Your voice

Yet so many things in my life take my focus away
From delighting in You and keep You guiding my ways
Please Father, come now and take first place in my life
With Christ as my Lord and with Your Spirit as my guide

My heart won't find rest

Based on the words of St. Augustine.

"Great art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and of Thy wisdom there is no end. And man, being a part of Thy creation, desires to praise Thee, man, who bears about with him his mortality, the witness of his sin, even the witness that Thou "resistest the proud, " - yet man, this part of Thy creation, desires to praise Thee. Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee. Lord, teach me to know and understand which of these should be first, to call on Thee, or to praise Thee; and likewise to know Thee, or to call upon Thee."

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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