CASTING CROWNS


East To West Lyrics

EAST TO WEST

Here I am Lord and I'm drowning
In Your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know You've cast my sin as far
As the East is from the West
And I stand before You now
As though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the East is from the West?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the East is from the West?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
Cause You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

I know You've washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel
About the truth Your word reveals
And I'm not holding onto You
But You're holding onto me
You're holding onto me

Jesus, You know just how far the East is from the West
I don't have to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest (mercy I find rest)
You know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

(Just how far, the East is from the West, Just how far)
From one scarred hand to the other
(You know just how far, the East is from the West, Just how far)
From one scarred hand to the other

these lyrics are last corrected by rachel, vandy fan for life!

Songwriter(s): Bernie Herms, John Mark Hall
Copyright: Banahama Tunes, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Word Music LLC
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Meaning to "East To West" (3 meanings)
Rabeckah House 03/22/11,16:14
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i remember when i though God wasn't real. being a pregnant & rebellious 16yr. old, i didn't really care. but something about this song softened my heart. my 4yr. old daughter and i listen to it daily.
maddy butcher 09/02/09,19:40
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this song just touches my heart so deeply its ndescribable goodness its words are so powerful that it can change your life forever its changed mine incredibly and with God's help he can change yours:)
Nicko 02/20/14,17:15
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This song is so awesome!!!!! The way it tells us that the way we feel about how God sees and what God has done is JUST a feeling is incredible! I really needed to hear that recently. It is so hard to find our righteous identity in Christ sometimes, and it's because we get so caught up in what we have either done (or aren't doing), or what we feel. But through Jesus, God has not only forgiven our sins for all eternity, but has given us his gift of righteousness in which we can be secure (Romans 5:17). Sometimes we just need that help to see how far the East is from the West =)
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