This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an exhaustive listing of captivating song lyrics from Andrew Peterson. Perhaps it’s best to see it as a good sampling. Like a sip of your favorite beverage, this tasting will leave you wanting more.
If you’re not yet an Andrew Peterson fan, allow these lyrics to intrigue and inspire. If you are already an Andrew Peterson fan, I am certain these phrases will intrigue and inspire you all over again.
Andrew Peterson’s lyrics fall in line with those of the late and great Rich Mullins, although Peterson has very much found his own voice and style. His ability to string beautiful words together to create imagery that transports hearts to a deeper understanding of life and love is staggering. Andrew Peterson is a composer, a singer, a poet, a writer of words but in all of his outpourings, he is an artist. He creates captivating musical masterpieces upon which we can gaze in wonder.
Although we didn’t include my young son’s favorite, “fire truck, fire truck, zooming down the street” (Slugs & Bugs), we’re sharing, as I mentioned earlier, a mere sampling of Peterson’s most captivating lyrics. Are some of your favorites here? Cast your vote in the list below.
And in the end, the end is oceans and oceans of love and love again We'll see how the tears that have fallen Were caught in the palms of the Giver of love and the Lover of all And we'll look back on these tears as old tales 'Cause after the last tear falls there is love
After the Last Tear Falls on the album Love & Thunder
Oh, I know the wind can bring the lightning Oh, I know the lightning brings the rain Oh, I know the storm can be so frightening But that same wind is gonna blow that storm away
The Dark Before the Dawn on the album The Burning Edge of Dawn
"I do" are the two most famous last words The beginning of the end But to lose your life for another I've heard Is a good place to begin
Dancing in the Minefields on the album Counting Stars
Well they say a race can only have one winner And you know you've got to pull out front to win God knows the only time I'm winning Is when I'm chasing him
The Chasing Song on the album Carried Along
As the rain and the snow fall Down from the sky And they don't return but they water the earth and they bring forth life Giving seed to the sower, and bread for the hunger So shall the word of the Lord be with a sound like thunder And it will not return, it will not return void And the sower leads us.
The Sower's Song on the album The Burning Edge of Dawn
And the man of all sorrows, he never forgot What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God The aching may remain but the breaking does not In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God
The Silence of God on the album Love & Thunder
Hey, Jamie, do you see I'm broken by this majesty So much glory in so little time So turn off the radio Let's listen to the songs we know All praise to Him who reigns on high
Nothing to Say on the album Carried Along
You washed me clean like a summer rain And you set me free with that ball and chain Hosea, I threw away the key, I'll never leave
Hosea on the album Resurrection Letters Volume II
It was high noon in the valley of the shadow When the shadows were shot through with light Jesus took in that breath and shattered all death with His life
High Noon on the album Love & Thunder
The weather's always changing From heavy cloud to fair And even when it's raining It's always lovely there
Isle of Skye on the album Counting Stars
So night on night and year on year Well, I worked until my hands no longer bled And I let the ocean bear away my tears So that she would know that I could love her best
The Coral Castle on the album Carried Along
Through the years I barely fell I mostly dove right in I drank so deep from the shallow well Only to thirst again
The Good Confession on the album Resurrection Letters Volume II
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