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Leaving Familiar

by Jeff Stockford

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I Will Draw Near I will draw near to You O Lord my God With a thankful heart There's nothing I'd rather do than To rest within Your loving arms For truly there is no one as wonderful as You As You first drew near to me So I will draw near to You Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 1987 Jeff Stockford
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He is High and Lifted Up Verse 1 He is high and lifted up His train fills the temple The angels cry holy is the Lord (repeat) Chorus 1 They cry, holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Who sits upon the throne Verse 2 I fell down as a dead man At the sight of One so holy As the angels sang the foundation shook (repeat) Chorus 2 They sang holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Who sits upon the throne Chorus 3 We sing, holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Holy is the Lord Who sits upon the throne Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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Leaving Familiar Verse 1: My name is Ordinary from the town of Familiar Living out a routine life when something strange occurred The Dream Giver came and placed a big dream in my heart I guess that’s where the great adventure starts Familiar life is not so bad, it doesn’t take a lot of faith You simply do what you’ve done before, nothing ventured, nothing gained But the dream wouldn’t let me settle for just the daily grind So I headed for that city limit sign Chorus: And I’m leaving Familiar And I’m never going back It would be so easy to turn around and give up on the dream But what would I do about the hole it left inside of me? Verse 2: The folks and fellow citizens met me at the borderline Explaining the absurdity of leaving all I’ve known behind Home is so much safer than the vast unknown expanse And a fool like me would never stand a chance Despite their pleas, I continued on my offbeat exodus The journey has been long and hard and often times perilous But faith and hope are still alive, however dark the way may seem Because the Dream Giver accompanies the dream Chorus: And I’m leaving Familiar And I’m never going back It would be so easy to turn around and give up on the dream But what would I do about the hole it left inside of me? Bridge: Along the way, I fought giants And buried some things that I’ve held dear But the truth is, they aren’t worth comparing To the dream and to the One who led me here Verse 3 Dearest friends and relatives I hope this letter finds you well I’m living out my destiny and oh the stories I could tell I hope one day you look inside and discover just like me You’re never more alive than when you dream Chorus: That’s why I left behind Familiar And I’m never going back It would be so easy to turn around and give up on the dream But what would I do about the hole? What would I do about the hole? Tell me, what would I do about the hole it left inside of me? Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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Christ the Solid Rock Verse 1: My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. Chorus: On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking, sinking sand. Verse 2: When darkness hides His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. Verse 3: When Christ shall come with trumpet sound, Oh, may I then in Him be found; Dressed in His righteousness, alone, Faultless to stand before the throne. Lyrics: Edward Mote (1797-1874) Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868)
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Better than Life Verse 1 Better than life, better than life Jesus Your love is better than life My lips shall praise and lift You high For Your love is better than life Verse 2 Greater than sin, greater than sin Jesus Your grace is greater than sin You picked me up and brought me in For Your grace is greater than sin Verse 3 Highest of all, highest of all Jesus Your name is highest of all Nations will bow, the great and the small For Your name is highest of all Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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Prayer of Samson Verse 1: Oh Lord here am I Your humble servant broken and blind The power I knew I threw away For a season of pleasure, I trampled Your grace Chorus: But just one more time fill me with You power Just one more time let Your Spirit rise in me Let the idols fall and let Your name be honored Just one more time, hear my humble plea. Verse 2: I can remember Your mighty deeds The many battles, the victories I used to be so aware of Your presence within me, could You still be there? Chorus: But just one more time fill me with You power Just one more time let Your Spirit rise in me Let the idols fall and let Your name be honored Just one more time, hear my humble plea. Bridge: Oh Lord I know I walked away But now I fear Your holy name Here I am, take me now Here's my life, Lord I lay it down Here I am, please use me now Chorus: But just one more time fill me with You power Just one more time let Your Spirit rise in me Let the idols fall and let Your name be honored Just one more time, hear my humble plea. Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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You Will Dance The Lord appeared to us, this is what He said I have loved you with an everlasting love I have drawn you by My loving-kindness And I will build you up again You will dance, you will dance And plant vineyards all along the hills You will dance, you will dance For I will build you up again Listen do you hear the watchman cry Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord With shouts of joy on the heights of Zion Your sorrow and shame will be no more You will dance, you will dance And plant vineyards all along the hills You will dance, you will dance For I will build you up again You will dance, you will dance And plant vineyards all along the hills You will dance, you will dance For I will build you up again For I will build you up again Yes I will build you up again Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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I Am God 03:47
I Am God I am God there is no other I am God there is none like Me I've made known the end from the beginning I am God there is none like me My purpose will stand forever My purpose will stand forever My purpose will stand forever I do what I please You are God there is no other You are God there is none like You You've made known the end from the beginning You are God there is none like You Your purpose will stand forever Your purpose will stand forever Your purpose will stand forever Lord, do what You please Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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To the Only Wise God To the only wise God be glory forever Through Jesus Christ Through Jesus Christ To the only wise God be glory forever Through Jesus Christ, Amen All those who've gone before And we who remain Will join the angels and raise our song To the One who's worthy of all praise Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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This Savior of Mine This Savior of Mine © 2003 Jeff Stockford Vs. 1 In this world we all have trouble The things you can count on are precious and few But I’ve found that no matter the struggle There’s still one I can hold on to Chorus: Though the figs trees have no blossoms And there be no grapes on the vine Though the crops fail and the fields lie barren I know I’ll be just fine - trusting in this Savior of mine Vs. 2 The path I’m on seems to stretch on forever Disappointment waits around almost every turn With eyes of faith and my feet moving forward I find comfort in the truth I have learned Chorus: Bridge: If God is for me who can stand against me He’s the God of “more than enough” He provides and cares for His children Beneath the shelter of His everlasting love Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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Next to You 03:33
Next to You More beautiful than the sun that sets in the western sky More majestic than the snowy peaks reaching up so high The stars in all their vast array grow dim and fade away When standing next to You More lovely than a rainbow after a morning shower More precious than a baby's smile or a single desert flower And the crashing ocean tide rolls back and moves aside When standing next to You For You alone are holy and Your's I want to be May my love be unmixed the way that You love me All creation stands in awe at the wonders of Your hand Your thoughts are inconceivable even to the wisest man Because of Your great love and grace, I plan to spend all my days Just standing next to You Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford
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As For Man 02:44
As For Man As for man, his days are as grass The wind blows and it is gone remembered no more But from everlasting to everlasting The Lord's love is with those who fear Him For as high as the heavens are above the earth So great is His love for those who fear Him As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions, our transgressions Words and music by Jeff Stockford © 2004 Jeff Stockford

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This was my favorite project to date. It was produced by Tim Kelly and engineered by Rick Morris at Upper Room Studios in Lake Mary, FL. I was given a lot of freedom in the arranging and everyone put their heart and soul into this project.

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released January 1, 2004

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Jeff Stockford Wilmington, North Carolina

Jeff’s music has been described as “touching the spirit, giving words to express what the heart longs to say.” As a seasoned singer-songwriter, musician, and pastor, his music and life story have reached far and wide bringing the message of hope in Jesus. His style is intimate, humorous and inspiring.
For booking information, contact Jeff at jeffstockford1@mac.com
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