July 1989
Lyrics by T. Denlinger
Music by C. Turner, T. Swarthout, R. Feltman, M. Simione, T. Denlinger

The Bible says that all of mankind was born with a desire to sin (Romans 3:23). That desire separates you from a perfect God (Romans 6:23). The only way to please God is someone’s death for your sin (Hebrews 9:22). Because you were born a sinner (all of us were) this separates you from God. Therefore you are already destined to pay for your own sin unless you accept Christ’s death on the cross as a substitute for you (Romans 8:1-2). This was God’s act of love for us (John 1: 12-13). Blood was shed by the very God who created you (Hebrews 9:22). That is true love (Romans 5:8) and it shows us true forgiveness (Hebrew 10:17). If you reject His act of love for you as your substitute, you will pay for your own sins by burning in hell forever  … alone (Revelation 20:15 / John 5:24 & 20:31 / Romans 10:9-10).

Verse 1

Demons running wild through lustful wavelengths (Ephesians 6:10-12)
Watering the seeds I’ve sown (Job 4:8 / Proverbs 22:8 / Galatians 6:7-8)
Up and down all around everywhere I look
Except the Sovereign Throne (James 1:13-15)

Verse 2

Caught in a trap that was set to daze me
Lies rip deep to my soul (1 Timothy 4:1)
Torn and bruised my energy is gone
While guilt’s steel grip takes it’s toll (Psalm 38:4,51 / Hebrews 10:22)


As by one man, sin shot thru (Romans 5:12-17)
Brought down, ripped in two (Genesis 3:23-24 / Isaiah 59:2 / Ephesians 4:18-19)
One Man came to die (John 3:16-18 / 1:14)
Bloodshed so you won’t fry! (Hebrews 9:14,22-28)


As a boy I delighted to see Your mighty Hand grace mounts of green (Job 38-42)
You took me through Your woods of wonder to see Your work … just You and I (Job 36:26 / 37:13)
Wonder and awe they kept me there that perfect place where sin was lost
But I was there still young at heart and bound by the sin that held us apart. (Romans 3:23)

Verse 3

Embracing the lust of youthful failure (2 Timothy 2:22)
He waits in the stillness of my wisdom (Psalm 46:10 / Proverbs 2)
I foolishly search for selfish ambition (James 3:14-16) 
While thousands are lost forever (Ephesians 5:15-17)