Shawn McDonald - Rise Lyrics

from:  Closer

Yes I will rise
Out of these ashes rise
From this trouble I have found
And this rubble on the ground
I will rise
[x2]

Cause He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise
Yes He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise

Sometimes my heart is on the ground
And hope is nowhere to be found
Love is a figment I once knew
And yet I hold on to what I know is true

Yes I will rise
Out of these ashes rise
From this trouble I have found
And this rubble on the ground
I will rise
[x2]

Cause He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise
Yes He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise

Well I keep on coming to this place
That I don't know quite how to face
So I lay down my life in hopes to die
That somehow I might rise

I will rise
Out of these ashes rise
From this trouble I have found
And this rubble on the ground
I will rise

Yes I will rise
Out of these ashes rise
From this trouble I have found
And this rubble on the ground
I will rise

Cause He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise
Yes He who is in me
Is greater than I will ever be
And I will rise

Song details

"I wrote this at a campfire. Go figure! "Rise" came right after my marriage fell apart, and it was just me coming back to the place of God making beauty from ashes, taking broken lives and using them, using the things that were intended for bad, but using them for good. The chorus really sums up the song: "I will rise out of the ashes / Because He who is in me is greater than I will ever be / And I will rise." It's about overcoming brokenness." - Shawn

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