Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights CD lyrics

January 8, 2013 | Get free updates of new posts here

The new Chris Tomlin CD Burning Lights was released today (or last night, if you pre-ordered!) and I’ve had the chance to listen through a couple of times. You’ll find some songs that you’ve heard before on Passion albums, some new songs that you may have heard at Passion this year, a re-working of a classic hymn and more.

Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights pre-order

Although this isn’t a full review, this album is classic Chris Tomlin. Every worship leader should own this album and consider some of these songs for their church. Chris and his co-writers have given the church another gift of Christ-focused, God-exalting songs which give us the opportunity to express our praise and adoration to God.

Burning Lights is available on iTunes or at

To help you learn these songs, I’ve gathered the lyrics I could find for the songs on this album and posted them here. This is a long post so I’ve added this little more link here.

Click “Continue Reading…” to get the full post with all of the lyrics from Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights CD.

Awake My Soul (featuring Lecrae)
by Chris Llewellyn, Chris Tomlin, Gareth Gilkeson, Martin Smith

Breathe on me, breath of God
Breathe on me

I come alive, I’m alive
when You breathe on me

Awake, awake
Awake, my soul!
God, resurrect these bones
from death to life, for You alone
Awake my soul

Speak to me, word of God
Speak to me

I come alive, I’m alive
when You speak to me

Lecrae: words from Ezekiel 37
I’m not alone, I realize
Breathe out, I come alive
Your word gives life to my dry bones
Your breath tells death it can ride on
Awake me, make me a living stone
A testament to your throne
I’m nothing without You,
I’m on my own
You’re the only one who satisfies my soul


Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Scott Cash

You hear me when I call, You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light, Whom shall I fear
You crush the enemy underneath my feet
You are my sword and shield
Though troubles linger still, Whom shall I fear

I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies is always by my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a friend of mine
The God of angel armies is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me, Yours is the victory
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear

And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding on to Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful


Lay Me Down
by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman

With this heart open wide
From the depths from the heights
I will bring a sacrifice

With these hands lifted high
Hear my song hear my cry
I will bring a sacrifice
I will bring a sacrifice

I lay me down I’m not my own
I belong to You alone
Lay me down, lay me down
Oh! Hand on my heart this much is true
there’s no life apart from You
Lay me down, lay me down

Letting go of my pride
Giving up all my rights
Take this life and let it shine
Take this life and let it shine

It will be my joy to say
Your will Your way


God’s Great Dance Floor
by Chris Tomlin, Martin Smith, Nick Herbert

I’m coming back to the start
Where You found me
I’m coming back to Your heart
Now I surrender
Take me this is all I can bring

I’m coming back to the start
Our God is freedom
And here we feel Your heart
Your heart beat for us

You’ll never stop loving us
No matter how far we run
You’ll never give up on us
All of heaven shouts
Let the future begin

I feel alive I come alive
I am alive on God’s great dance floor
I feel alive I come alive
I am alive on God’s great dance floor


White Flag
by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman

The battle rages on as storm and tempest roar
We cannot win this fight inside our rebel hearts
We’re laying down our weapons now

We raise our white flag
We surrender all to You, all for You
We raise our white flag
The war is over love has come
Your love has won

Here on this holy ground
You made a way for peace
Laying Your body down
You took our rightful place
This freedom song is marching on

We lift the cross
Lift it high, lift it high


Crown Him (Majesty) (featuring Kari Jobe)
by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, George Job Elvey, Godfrey Thring, Matt Maher, Matthew Bridges

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own
Awake my soul and sing of Him who died for me
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity

Majesty Lord of all
Let every throne before Him fall
The King of kings, O come adore
Our God who reigns forevermore

Crown Him the Lord of life who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save
His glories now we sing, who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring and lives that death may die

All hail Redeemer hail for He has died for me
His praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity

Praise God who reigns forevermore
You’re the God who reigns forevermore


Jesus, Son of God (featuring Christy Nockels)
by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher

You came down from Heaven’s throne
This earth You formed was not Your home
A love like this the world had never known

A crown of thorns to mock Your name
Forgiveness fell upon Your face
A love like this the world had never known

On the altar of our praise
Let there be no higher name
Jesus Son of God

You laid down Your perfect life
You are the sacrifice
Jesus Son of God

You took our sin You bore our shame
You rose to life You defeated the grave
And a love like this the world has never known

Be lifted higher than all You’ve overcome
Your name be louder than any other song
There is no power that can come against Your love
The cross was enough
The cross was enough


by Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram, Jonas Myrin, Martin Chalk, Matt Redman

Sov’reign in the mountain air
Sov’reign on the ocean floor
With me in the calm, with me in the storm
Sov’reign in my greatest joy
Sov’reign in my deepest cry
With me in the dark, with me at the dawn

In Your everlasting arms, All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end I can trust You
In Your never-failing love You work ev’rything for good
God whatever comes my way I will trust You

All my hopes all I need, held in Your hands
All my life all of me, held in Your hands
All my fears all my dreams, held in Your hands


Countless Wonders
by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Armstrong

You reign in endless power above the world You made
Across the sky is written Your majesty and praise
And still You move in mercy and hear the humble heart
For every soul that’s searching, Jesus there You are

Your beauty fills the sky
Your glory reigns in brilliant light
Great God of countless wonders
I will lift my eyes

The mysteries of heaven and all Your works displayed
Every star, every ocean, the universe proclaims
For every sun that rises, Your faithfulness to me
Like the changing of the seasons, like the river to the sea

No one can fathom all Your mighty works O God
Just one glimpse of You and I am overcome
You open up Your hand and pour out once again
Your everlasting love


Thank You God for Saving Me (featuring Phil Wickham)
by Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham

What can I give to You
What can I offer to a King
For all the love You’ve shown
For all Your mercy over me

I called Your name
You heard my cry
Out of the grave and into life
My heart is Yours my soul is free
Thank You God for saving me

The Rock of Salvation
My hope is built on nothing less
Morning by morning
How great is Your faithfulness

You gave Your life upon the cross
You suffered once for all
You made a way
Jesus in victory You rose
You made us all Your own
Now we are saved


Shepherd Boy
by Chris Tomlin, Martin Smith

I’m no hero of the faith, I’m not as strong as I once thought I was
I’m just a shepherd boy, singing to a choir of burning lights

I’m just singing, singing over you
Come and lay your troubles down
‘Cause love is breaking through

I was born to lift a song of hope
See the heavens open up
Take this armor lest I die
Take this crown and let me fly

We’re just singing, singing out to You
Our hearts are Yours forever
Your love is breaking through

Love is a fire
Love is a fire
Love is a fire

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