Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

We used to hide from the light

We made friends with the night

We were headed the wrong way on a one way track

Going nowhere fast

 

We got used to the dark

We thought this is who we are

And we figured that we were just too far gone

But we were wrong

 

‘Cause love came running like a river

And we got washed in the water

Then He said you're forgiven

Your sins are gone

 

That was then, this is now

You're bought by the blood, saved by the Son the saints all sing about

That was lost, this is found

And it's time to say goodbye to the old you now

 

So go ahead, put the past in the past

Box it up like an old photograph

You don't have to go back

‘Cause that was then and this is now

 

We've been remade by grace

We've all got new names

And nothing we do could ever change

What He did that day

 

When love came running like a river

We got washed in the water

Then He said you're forgiven

And you belong

 

That was then, this is now

You're bought by the blood, saved by the Son the saints all sing about

That was lost, this is found

And it's time to say goodbye to the old you now

 

So go ahead, put the past in the past

Box it up like an old photograph

You don't have to go back

‘Cause that was then

 

If we turn and confess every unrighteousness

He is faithful and just to forgive

Oh, so turn and confess every wrong and regret

And see what it means to live

 

That was then, this is now

You're bought by the blood, saved by the Son the saints all sing about

That was lost, this is found

And it's time to say goodbye to the old you now

 

So go ahead, put the past in the past

Box it up like an old photograph

You don't have to go back

‘Cause that was then and this is now

‘Cause that was then and this is now

 

 

 

 

Publishing: © 2015 Meaux Jeaux Music / Rock And A Harding Place / 9T One Songs / Ariose Music (ASCAP) (Admin. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)

Writer(s): Josh Wilson and Ben Glover

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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Ephesians 2:4–5 (ESV)

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

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Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

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John 5:24 (ESV)

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

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Luke 15:24 (ESV)

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

 

One Response so far.

  1. April Williams says:

    Hi Sterling, still loving your takingitdeeper website. Thought I’d share something with you about the song That Was Then, This is Now. I was having a conversation with my 10-year-old daughter yesterday about her desire for the old Poloroid camera she’d seen online. Remember those days? I shared with her how it’s not like the digital age we live in today, explaining how those cameras really work. You have to hold the pictures up to the light a certain way and wait for a clear view of your subject. I told her if you stack the pictures together before they dry, they actually stick together. LOL! I shared this story with my listeners and tied it in by saying in this digital age we now live in, God is sort of like that GPS, what I call God’s promises of security providing guidance to get you where you need to be. That thought helped me lead into the song. Since discovering your website, you’re helping me dig a bit deeper in conversations with my
    audience Thank you for your years of hard work with this ministry.

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