I wrote By My Side after spending a night thinking back on where I'd been in my life.

I was thinking through things I'd done, mistakes I made, mistakes I didn't make and how it felt when I had yet to let God become central in my life.

The thing I remembered most was always thinking "there has to be more." I'm blessed that I found out there is "more" and my hope with this song is it helps someone else who may be in a similar state to what I was realize that with God they won't have to ask that question any longer.

By My Side

Verse 1:

Looking out on the horizon
wondering what we’re searching for.
So many lost and broken,
can’t see what all this is for,
there has to be more.

And then I first heard that sound.
Your voice all around,
my heart filled with fear,
nowhere I could hide.

Chorus:

Then in my heart You took hold
filled that hole in my soul
and You start to cry.

No greater love have I known
washed in Your tears I’m reborn.


I’m no longer alone
and it’s time to climb,

out of this hell I called home
to the one filled with hope,
down this road I can go
cause You’re by my side.

Verse 2:

This life can be a prison
when you have no hope.
Living for the moment
and pain is all you know.
There has to be more

And then You carry me on
and in Your arms I find home.
The pain and hate they subside
when I let Your love arrive.
 
Chorus:

Then in my heart You took hold
filled that hole in my soul
and You start to cry.

No greater strength have I known
washed in Your tears I’m reborn.


I’m no longer alone
and it’s time to climb,

out of this hell I called home
to the one filled with hope
down this road I can go
cause You’re by my side.

Verse 3:

Never thought I could be forgiven
against all I struggled for.
Thought everything was against me,
the darkness always called,
there has to be more.

And then You broke down those walls
to Your light I was called.
The darkness can’t keep its hold
not with You by my side.

Chorus:

Then in my heart You took hold
filled that hole in my soul
and You start to cry.

No greater joy have I known
washed in Your tears I’m reborn.


I’m no longer alone
and it’s time to climb,

out of this hell I called home
to the one filled with hope
down this road I can go
cause You’re by my side.

Bridge:

Now these tears I can cry
no longer needing to hide.


Finally I’m alive.

My hand You will hold
as I live this story untold
one filled with Your hope.


Finally I’m alive.

Chorus:

Then in my heart You took hold
filled that hole in my soul
and You start to cry.

No greater love have I known
washed in Your tears I’m reborn.


I’m no longer alone
and it’s time to climb,

out of this hell I called home
to the one filled with hope
down this road I can go
cause You’re by my side.

© 1993-2020 by Jeremy Houghton.


 

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