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I am really excited to finish my journey of "dust&grooves". This completes my 12th song under this album series. I will put all 12 songs together in a couple months so it's one album. But please enjoy these tracks and checkout the original 5 songs from my previous release.


released May 5, 2019

Photo by SteveCowellPhoto.com. Recorded at 1689studios.com. Mastered at Stereo Intellect Mastering.


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The Shaws Dana Point, California

"The Shaws" is the duo of Steven and Lauren Shaw. They are worship leaders in Orange County Ca..

Their special talents include growing fierce beards (Steven), shopping vintage (Lauren), adoption and jamming with a soulful eclectic sound. Discontent with shallow pop-worship music, The Shaws have been swimming in the forgotten hymnody making them The Shaws.
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Track Name: It Is Not Death To Die
It is Not Death to Die

It is not death to die.
To leave this weary road,
And join the saints on high,
Who’ve found their home with God

It is not death to die,
To close the eyes with tears
And wake before the Throne,
Delivered from your fears

Oh Jesus conquered the grave.
Your precious blood is to save.
Those who trust in you will find
It is not death to die.

It is not death to fling, aside this earthly dust
And rise with noble wings, to live among the just
It is not death to hear, the key unlock the door
Set free from mortal fears, to praise You evermore


Jesus prince of life, Your chosen cannot die.
We wait and wait in strife, we want our home on high
Track Name: O The Deep
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured,
Boundless, and it’s free! But you must receive
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness it has
Washed me clean, and now I see.

Underneath me, all around me, is the current
Of Your boundless perfect love, it’s you I trust
Leading onward, leading homeward to Your glories
And Your endless rest above! Cause You are love

O the deep love of Jesus

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praises from the shore to shore
And to the furthest seas
How He loves us, ever loves us, changing never,
Nevermore for me, He has set me free

How He watches over His love, died to call us back to himself
He loves all, but you must believe
How for them He’s interceded, watches over them from the throne High above, in His perfect love


O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of everyone
An ocean full of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, it’s open up to me;
From Him I have received

Track Name: Deliver Me (Psalm 3)
To the Lord I cry aloud.
He answers me from His holy place.
I lye down to sleep, I wake up again
Because the Lord sustains me
I will not fear the many raised up against me

Arise deliver me, break the teeth of the wicked.

Many rise against me.
They say of my soul "there’s no salvation there".
You oh Lord are my shield,
My glory and the lifter of my head


Jesus cried aloud, Father forgive them,
They know not what they do.
And He took all my sin
Even though I nailed His hands.
His still rescued me
He'll return and judge evil.
But Jesus has pardoned me.

End (Chorus)
He rose, delivered me, even though I was wicked
Track Name: Whatever Gain I Had
Whatever Gain

I told you once, I told you twice, ya look out for the dogs
The ones who put their pride in flesh, and confidence in the law
I have all reason to boast, a man among all men
I tore you down, to raise me up, and I could do it all over again

Whatever gain I had I count as loss
For knowing You I would pay all it costs

Let me be clear when I boast in my confidence
It’s not in me, it’s not in men, but in the resurrection
I was on top, high on top, at the top, the gain above all gain
I was strong, in myself, no one else, by myself
But now I have to say

For His sake I have suffered the loss
Of all things and count them rubbish
Track Name: Take the Pain Away
Take the Pain Away

On and on you go same thing
Never change but you
Have all the control you do
Taking your life is not the way
Looking to the One
The One who made the way for you

Take take take the pain away, say
Take take take the pain away, say
Take take take the pain away, say
Pain away from me

Time and time again same thing
It is time for you
Take back the control you do
The power you give is all they have
All the strength from you
The strength they have and hold over you

Track Name: Thy Will Be Done
Thy Will Be Done

My God, my Father, while I stray
Far from my home in life's rough way,
O teach me from my heart to say,

"Thy will be done." 1x

Though dark my path, and sad my lot,
Let me be still and worry not,
O breath the prayer Divinely taught,

"Thy will be done." (Repeat) 2x

Let but my fainting heart be blest
With Your sweet Spirit for its Guest,
My God, to You I leave the rest;

"Thy will be done." (Repeat) 4x

Renew my will from day to day,
Blend it with Yours, and take away
All that now makes it hard to say,

"Thy will be done." (Repeat) 4x
Track Name: Blessed Be Your Name
Blessed be Your name, In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow, blessed be Your name.
Blessed be Your name, when I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out, I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say.

Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord, blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name, when the suns shining down on me
When the worlds all as it should be, blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name, on the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering blessed be Your name


You give and take away, You give and take away.
My heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name

Track Name: Did Christ O'r Sinners Weep
Did Christ over sinners weep, and shall our cheeks be dry?
Let floods of rules and grief, burst forth from every eye
Behold the Son of God in tears, the angels wondering see.
O my soul, He shed those tears for me e ee ee

He wept, that we might weep, each sin demands a tear.
In heaven, alone no sin is found, and there's no weeping there.

Joy beams in every eye, and fills each holy heart
All join to sound the trumpet high, in praise to bear their part
In praise to bear their part, in praise to bear their part,
In praise to bear their part.


Possible first song sometimes
Possible melody change for verses
Or a slower version for focus
Track Name: In Christ Alone
In Christ alone our hope is found,
Our Cornerstone, our solid ground
He is our light our strength my song,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
In Christ alone, who took of flesh,
This gift of love and righteousness
Fullness of God in helpless babe,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled when striving cease!
Our comforter, Our all in all, here in the love of Christ we stand

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth, in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again.
No guilt in life, no fear in death,
From life's first cry to final breath
This is the power of Christ in me,
Jesus commands my destiny

Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid, here in the death of Christ we live
And as He stands in victory, sins curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
From life's first cry to final breath
This is the power of Christ in me,
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck us from His hand
Till He returns or calls us home, here in the power of Christ we stand
No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck us from His hand
Till He returns or calls us home, here in the power of Christ we stand
Track Name: Weeping Prophet
Weeping Prophet
Sermon: Where is Gods response, we wonder will suffering then have the last word? Will despair be triumphant in the life of a man dedicated to obeying God? God says in chapter 1, before you were born I set you apart and I have appointed you as a prophet for the nations

Verse1 Among Your wrath please love, restore Your servant, Lord 
 Or let a Father’s prove, like an avenger’s sword. Your arrows stick in my heart, my flesh is sorely pressed
 Between the sorrow the smart, my spirit finds no rest.

Sermon: Why is He not acting? If we don’t have a theology of suffering, if suffering doesn’t fit into our idea of what Christianity is, then we’ll say, “better had I died in my mothers womb”.

Verse 2
My sins a heavy burden, over my head are gone
 Too heavy for me to bear, I can not atone. My thoughts are like a troubled seas, my head still bending down
 I go mourning all the day, beneath my Father’s frown.

(Chorus) You are my God, my only hope, my God will hear my cry! 
 My God will bear my spirit up, when Satan bids me die.

Sermon: Ephesians 1:4 “for He”, God, “chose us in Him” Christ, before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight”. Chosen to be happy did it say? Chosen to be comfortable, chosen to walk on easy street? No, God has chosen you to be holy. Set apart for Him without blemish or stain of sin. And he is working that out in your life right now. He is able to use the pain, sin and suffering of this world, that even the works of the enemy to accomplish His task. It’s not your happiness, but your holiness. So that you might be able to dwell with God eternally. He has the end goal in mind. He knows what He’s working towards. And it’s in that way the He will be most glorified. Paul, writing from prison expresses that the church, in Ephesians he says, “It is able to manifest Gods glory to world, particularly brightly because of how we handle suffering, and handle the troubles of the world.

My foot is ever apt to slide, my foes rejoice to see they rise
 Their pleasure & their pride, when they supplant my feet. But I’ll confess my guilt to Thee, and grieve for all my sin
I’ll mourn, How weak my graces be and beg support divine from thee, My God, forgive my follies past, and be for ever nigh;
 My salvation, haste, before Thy servant die.


Sermon: But how? How can we be sure? How can we be sure that God is able to take oppression and suffering and turn into our good and His glory? Because we have the cross. Jesus Himself is the best example of this. He understood His calling. In the upper room He says, “I will not speak with you much longer”, He’s saying I don’t have a lot of time. “For the prince of the world” we call him Satan, “is coming”. “Don’t worry he has no hold on me” He can’t handle me. “But the world must learn that I love the Father, and I do exactly what my Father has commanded me”. Perfect God who took on humanity so that He might show perfect obedience, take on our sin and punishment that we deserve, conquer the power of sin and death by rising again. And yet God used it for the greatest good possible. The redemption and justification of His people. You redemption, my redemption, which results in Gods greatest glory.
Track Name: Wounded For Me
Woh oh oh oh oh oh

Wounded, wounded for me
There on the cross, He was wounded for me
Gone my transgressions, now I’m free
All because Jesus was wounded for me

Dyin, dyin for me
There on the cross, He was dying for me
Now in His death, my redemption I see
All because Jesus was dyin for me

Woh oh oh oh oh oh
How deep the Fathers love for us
Woh oh oh oh oh oh
How vast beyond all measure
Woh oh oh oh oh oh
That He would give His only Son
Woh oh oh oh oh oh
To make a wretch His treasure

Risen, risen for me
Up from the grave, He has risen for me
Evermore from deaths sting I am free
All because Jesus has risen for me


Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, Jesus paid it all

Comin, comin for me
One day to earth, He is comin for me
Then with what joy His dear face I shall see
Oh how I praise Him, He is comin for me

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