From the recording City on a Hill

This is one of the first songs I ever wrote.  I was about 15 or 16 at the time.  I finally got it recorded.  And with Bryan Duncan singing backup as an added bonus!

Lyrics

THAT’S WHY WE PRAISE YOU
by Caryn Borland
 
1.  IN YOU IS LOVE IN YOU IS LIFE
IN THIS WORLD SO DARK YOU GIVE US YOUR LIGHT
YOU FREED US FROM SIN YOU CALMED THE ROUGH STORM
THAT WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND IN YOU BE REBORN (CHORUS)
 
CHORUS
 
THAT’S WHY WE PRAISE YOU LORD OF LORDS
THAT’S WHY WE WORSHIP YOU KING OF KINGS
THE OLD MAN IS GONE AND THE NEW MAN IS BORN
BY YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD OUR LIFE YOU’VE RESTORED
 
2.  THE ROAD MAY SEEM LONG SOMETIMES WITHOUT END
YOU’RE ALWAYS BESIDE US OUR SAVIOR AND FRIEND
YOU LEAD US ON YOU CARRY OUR FEARS
YOU SHOWER US WITH LOVE TO DRY UP OUR TEARS (CHORUS)
 
HALLELUJA 3X
 
3.  OH HOW I LOVE YOU JESUS MY LORD
EMANUEL OH LIVING WORD
MAY YOUR NAME BE PRAISED FOREVERMORE
BY YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD MY LIVE YOU’VE RESTORED (CHORUS)
 
 ©1986 and 2010 by Caryn Hildenbrand Borland