build your kingdom here

I’ve done enough talking this week — how about something else? This is ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’ by Rend Collective Experiment, a self-described “eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists” from the North of Ireland. Their words are sticking to me today.

I’m really feeling the need for the Kingdom here. Are you?

Come set your rule and reign/ In our hearts again / Increase in us we pray / Unveil why we’re made/ Come set our hearts ablaze with hope / Like wildfire in our very souls / Holy Spirit come invade us now / We are Your Church / We need Your power / In us

We seek Your kingdom first / We hunger and we thirst / Refuse to waste our lives / For You’re our joy and prize / To see the captive hearts released / The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace / We lay down our lives for heaven’s cause / We are Your church / We pray revive / This earth

Build Your kingdom here / Let the darkness fear / Show Your mighty hand / Heal our streets and land / Set Your church on fire / Win this nation back / Change the atmosphere / Build Your kingdom here / We pray

Unleash Your kingdoms power / Reaching the near and far / No force of hell can stop / Your beauty changing hearts / You made us for much more than this / Awake the kingdom seed in us / Fill us with the strength and love of Christ / We are Your church / We are the hope / On earth

(Fun fact: My handsome husband led this song during a Sunday service…and I got to play THE TAMBOURINE, you guys. Check and mate.)

(One more thing: Shout out to Steve, a friend (and loyal reader) who may have just celebrated a birthday in the 50s, but is really a 20-something at heart. He loves this song + can rock out to it, hard.)

31 days of living the kingdom at home

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About Kayla

I'm a full-time journalist turned work-at-home writer. I'm hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor and we're smitten with two wild + crazy boys: Joseph (3), who joined our family via international adoption, and Asher (1), who came the old-fashioned way. I drink strong coffee, I like pretty things, and I believe there's beauty in the broken. I hope Many Sparrows will encourage you to find worth and live a story worth sharing. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)
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2 Responses to build your kingdom here

  1. Guess Who says:

    20 something at heart huh? well I know that guy and it’s more like 12!
    He needs to grow up but he loves this song and he loves the Craigs!

  2. kaileyrogers says:

    LOVE this song! How fun!

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