Beautiful, Beautiful

BB live worship coverIf music is the language of love, it’s indispensable when expressing and receiving the love of God. This collection of six original songs was recorded live at Bedrock LA with a small group of worshippers in the room to listen and pray. Featuring extended piano interludes and some spontaneous prophetic singing, the ‘Beautiful, Beautiful’ worship record is a peaceful, intimate meditation on life with Jesus.

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Lyrics below

1. Communing
words and music by Cortney Matz

Here I am, quiet before You
No deep thoughts, simply a longing to be known
You are here listening
Actively meeting me

Silent, we speak
Quiet communing

I feel so all alone
Wanting truth, lost in hope, missing You
More than words can express
Spirit, fill emptiness

Silent, we speak
Quiet communing

I’ve come here to know You and be known by You
You’ve counted the hairs on my head
Well, who’d ever notice such a small detail?
But nothing escapes You

You see everything and
Silent, You speak
Quiet communing here with me

In the silence, silence You speak
Quiet communing

His banner over me is love
His banner over me is love
His banner over me is love, love, love
His banner over me is love
His banner over me is more than enough
His banner over me is love, love, love

2. Beautiful, Beautiful
words and music by Cortney Matz

She saw the brilliance of her King
She brought a priceless offering
She poured out all that she had on his precious feet

Nobody got her point of view
Nobody knew how deep her love
Nobody saw in her heart what only Jesus knew

And he said, “Beautiful, Beautiful
Broken hearts can sing
And she’s done a beautiful thing to me”

When love is once again denied
When hope is left to fossilize
When ashes are all that remains, can this Phoenix rise?

It’s “Beautiful, Beautiful
Broken hearts can sing
And she’s done a beautiful thing to me”

“And isn’t it wasted when you give yourself away?
But nothing is wasted when it’s poured over me”

Hear Him say, Beautiful, Beautiful
Every broken heart will be mended as it’s emptied out
It’s “Beautiful, Beautiful
Broken hearts can sing
And you’ve done a beautiful thing to me”

And this weary heart will sing
That You’ve made a beautiful thing of me

3. You Are Always With Me
words and music by Cortney Matz

Greater love has no one than this
To lay down his life for his friend
And You have called me Your friend
Now everywhere I go I know that

You are always with me
You are always with me
You are always with me

As for me, it’s so good to be
Near to the God I love
My refuge and strength every day
In everything I do, it’s true that

You are always with me
You are always with me
Jesus – You are always here

Even in the dog days, under sun rays
Even when my heart is hard with fear
Everywhere I go I’m not alone
I believe, I believe You’re near

And You will never leave me
You will never leave me
You will never leave me here

Holy God mad His home among men
Preparing a place for me
And one day I’ll see Your face
But even until then

You are always with me
You are always with me
You are always with me

4. Fellowship
words and music by Cortney Matz

You meet me where I am
And take me by the hand
You lead me in Your truth
Back to You

When holiness touches human
I’ll never be the same
I’m so glad You came

You meet us where we are
Creator of the stars
Comes down to human hearts
Touches us

Immanuel – God is with us
Calling us by name
We’re so glad You came

Come meet us once again
Remind us of Your plan
To make with us Your home
Forevermore

When all the earth bows before You
And every pain is gone
When You come

What a friend we have in Jesus
What a friend who came to meet us
Right where we are

What a friend we have in Jesus
What a friend Who never leaves us
We’re so glad You came

5. Knowing You in the Unknown
words and music by Cortney Matz

I stepped out of my comfort zone to find comfort
Filling up my empty space
To find Your quietness when I am displaced
Making You my true home

I stepped out of my comfort zone to Your comfort
Warming up my lonely place
Finding hope my brokenness can’t erase
Knowing I am not alone

And I love, I love, I love how You surprise
Chasing out lies I’ve believed all my life
And I love, I love, I love what we have made
This uneasy trade:

Rest for striving
No more driving
Not just surviving – fully alive

In instability You are stable
Impossibility, You are able
Peace in chaos, joy in pain
Hope in waiting, shelter in all kinds of rain
The answer to my deepest fear
You’re never not here

You are comfort when I’m uncomfortable
You are protection where I’m vulnerable
Jesus, you brokered the peace I’m craving
You know I still need saving

I stepped out of my comfort zone to find You waiting
Knocking at my heart’s door
To conquer mysteries we cannot ignore
Knowing You in the unknown
Knowing You in the unknown

6. Have Your Full Way
words and music by Cortney Matz

“Have Your full way with me, Lord”
Is the prayer I’m praying
How often have I strayed
Your sovereign will meets my own
And I hate submitting
You use me anyway

All through my history of failures and rewards
You have been so faithful, Lord

And I stand in awe of You
My efforts pale beside what You can do
I bow down before Your power
Have Your full way

Your way of life starts with death
And death means dying
As Jesus died for me
Hold my hand as I stand in the fire of refining
I’m humbled at Your feet

All through the pain of separation and withdrawal
You become my All in All

And I stand in awe of You
My efforts pale beside what You can do
I bow down before Your power
Have Your full way

And who am I, oh Lord that You would think of me?
It’s a mystery

I stand in awe of You
My efforts pale beside what You can do
I bow down before Your power
Have Your full way

Recorded live at Bedrock LA in 2017

2 thoughts on “Beautiful, Beautiful

  1. Just caught the tail end of your appearance on 89.3. So did you and deed or do you indeed have a songwriting get together locally in the DMV area?

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