CASTING CROWNS


East To West Lyrics

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
'Cause 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

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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" (21 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 =)
marvin 11/03/12,08:00
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helow.i'm fr0m philippines. Ilove this s0ng.casting cr0wns music are vry inpiring.and dats true! God bless.m0re power.
zoey 10/01/12,18:39
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i love this song because when i listen to it makes me feel good and i know that God is with my. 8 Years old
maluba 06/08/12,10:10
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This song makes me rmbaor no dat God is ready 2 accept us bak. Am a living witness 2 dis. Makes me wanna cry. Casting crown rocks.
Shaelyn 04/01/12,21:56
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My mom used to sing this to me all the time. She recently went to be with the lord. I think of her every time i hear this!
totallyunperfect 12/07/11,17:02
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Okay so im not writing a novel. So, im just gonna say this i was only 9 yrs old when i started believing and well times are getting tough but with this song and the word of god im getting through it.
Travis touthang 09/04/11,11:43
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This song make me realise how much GOD loves me and desires me to become an ambitious person worth it in the future. It helps me a lot. God bless C.crowns and his band.
april N 07/03/11,19:33
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i love casting crowns.their songs are so inspiring.it makes me relize,that what ever i do i will be loved by GOD!!!
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