Closer Than You Know - of Dirt and Grace - Hillsong UNITED

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Closer Than You Know - of Dirt and Grace - Hillsong UNITED 5
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The last song on the album and the last song we recorded - the whole trip Joel wanted to get this song under an Olive tree - like the in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus would have prayed.... For US!

We were exhausted but our team had found the perfect location - the third location of the day - we set up the full record system and went for it - what we got we feel is a little bit of magic - and hopefully it captures what Jesus may have thought about us - in his last moments.

The whole experience in Israel was surreal and even the thought of Jesus thinking of us as he lived his last moments is confronting.


Closer Than You Know
Words and Music by Joel Houston, Matt Crocker & Michael Guy Chislett
© 2015 Hillsong Music Publishing (APRA).
CCLI Song No. 7037927


VERSE 1:
I tempered the storm
Though your faith was small
I prayed while you slept
And the night waged war
We stood in the fire
And we walked on sea
And we drank of the wine
That was made of Me

PRE-CHORUS:
Don’t turn your eyes from Me
For My love won’t be undone
Don’t hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely come surely come

VERSE 2:
I carried that cross
And I felt your pain
I took up your crown
And I wore your shame
And death was a fire
And its teeth were grim
But I left it behind
A‘Long with all your sin

PRE-CHORUS 2:
Don’t turn away from Me
For My love won’t be undone
Don’t hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely Come surely come

CHORUS:
Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go
And I won't forsake you

Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Know I’ll never leave you
So lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go

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And My light has surely come
Surely come surely come
And I'm closer than you know
And I'm closer than you know

RESPONSE:
Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me
I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God I know You're with me here
Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me
I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare

Breathing all around me
God I know that You are here
For I’m Yours and You are mine
And my soul knows well
You are here
You are here
And my soul will praise You
And my soul will praise Your Name
Singing holy is Your Name
Jesus
Jesus

💬 Comments on the video
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Jesus all my tears is not enough to show you that I'm sorry for hurting you.

Sorry for doubting you. Sorry for my selfish behavior.

Put all the shame on my head LORD so I will humble myself. You have to be higher ...higher than everything I can imagine. For you are LORD my GOD.

Author — HP-Love

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Who's here in 2020? 😭
I pray God protects you and your loved ones during this pandemic.

Author — Sindile Sinqadu

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I tempered the storm
Though your faith was small
I prayed while you slept
And the night waged war
We stood in the fire
And we walked on sea
And we drank of the wine
That was made of Me

Don't turn your eyes from Me
For My love won't be undone
Don't hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely come surely come

I carried that cross
And I felt your pain
I took up your crown
And I wore your shame
And death was a fire
And its teeth were grim
But I left it behind
Along with all your sin

Don't turn away from Me
For My love won't be undone
Don't hide your face from Me
For My light has surely come
Surely Come surely come

Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go
And I won't forsake you

Lift up your eyes and see
Heaven is closer than you know
Know I'll never leave you
So lift up your voice and sing
Know that My love won't let you go

And My light has surely come
Surely come surely come
And I'm closer than you know
And I'm closer than you know

Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me

I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God I know You're with me here

Lord I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could dare
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me

I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God I know that You are here

For I'm Yours and You are mine
And my soul knows well
You are here

You are here
And my soul will praise You
And my soul will praise Your Name
Singing Holy is Your Name
Jesus
Jesus

Author — Victor Firmansyah

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I can literally listen to this song 100 times meditating on the Lord.

Author — Levi King

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2:49 Taya i can't miss your voice in this song. one day u said "It’s never about you or how well you can sing – it’s always about Jesus and who He is." this phrase always remind me that leading people in worship is never about our talent, but out of the abundance of God's love in our heart..I pray God uses me so deeper

Author — Larissa Tchuo

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Sinto a Presença de Deus incontrolavelmente, não consigo parar de repetir, Deus é muito lindo, Só Deus sabe o que passei nesses últimos anos e ele faz saber que sempre serei dependente dele.
Ora vem Senhor Jesus nós aguardamos a tua vinda.

Author — Eduardo Henrique

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It is 2:58 AM right now. am supposed to be in bed. I have class tomorrow and Bible Study later in the day and I can't stop listening to this song over and over. I have a very strong feeling that God is going to do something really big soon. I don't know what it is or when it will be. I just know there is something big coming soon in my life just coz of listening to a song that gives me a wider scope of who God, Yahweh is.

Author — Arnold Kokonya

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I used to be so close to God. Just me and him and I'd try to talk with him every night.

Now I feel so far away from him. I know its a lie. I've been his child for a long time. Even now as I write, the Holy Spirit comforts me and I feel him say, " be still, for you are not abandoned. Nor are you forsaken. This sin does not define you. This storm shall past. So be still, Rise, and when need be, wait on the


This sin has been my bane since I was a child. People have prayed, I have read and fought. There's a reason he hasn't taken it away. And now I just have to ask...Does he want me to use it, use this pain, this bane on my existence, to shine the light of the Son, the Lamb, The mighty King?

Idk, Though I feel so far away and though sin pains me, I have no doubt in My King. I think I'm done trying to win on my own...Obviously I never will do this by my own will..

I just want my entire life to reflect Jesus....I don't care...Everything just for Jesus.

Author — Poetic Dreamer

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THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR MY HEART PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON ME

Author — Yohana

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I really feel like Jesus reached out and touched me through this song. It brought me to tears. God bless the broken of spirit and the weary, He loves you more than you could ever comprehend! He is closer than you know!

Author — Tabby Humphreys

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Lord, I hear You I know You're there
Closer now than my skin and bones could bear
Breathing deep within me
You are always with me :')

I can see You where eyes can't stare
Brighter now than the sun could ever dare
Breathing all around me
God, I know that You are here 💕

My soul will praise You, Jesus!

Author — Nicole Allado

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OMG Dislikes? I Would like to know Why they don't like it this song... Guys you need God, He is All you need... Don't be afraid, He loves you. ☺

Author — Andy Corodova

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I need to be in bed but you guys keep putting videos out. Definitely not complaining.

Author — Jeremy Ramsey

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Heavenly Worship ever carrying good news pointing to Christ, leading one to continually live a more Christlike lifestyle. Beautiful, Amen. Thanks

Author — Joy Channel

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Oh God, I don't know why I'm crying 😢

Author — Sarah Abigail

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Our Father's name is pronounced Yah Ho Vah - it means, " i was, i am, I shall be forever". His son is Yeshua - it means Yehovah is our salvation. His wholly spirit seeks to live in you. We must die to self and be made whole in His image. The blood of Yeshua removes the curse from the fall of Adam. It removes the sting of death. It causes us to reject sin. When you turn to your Father He will pull you out of the pit of darkness. His blood will redeem (buy you back) you from the grasp of Ha satan (the spirit of blame). Call on His name. Ask for forgiveness. Keep His commandments.

Author — Jeffrey M.

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Can't express how much I needed this song tonight. Thank you Lord for this incredible band, this group of humble servants who use their gifts to draw is nearer to You.
Thank you, Hillsong United. May God bless each of you. ❤

Author — Sonja Walsh

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linda música. que a banda hillsong continue compondo músicas que mechem com nossos sentimentos e que possa mais e mais converter as pessoas para Cristo.

Author — Mônica Corrêa

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You don't know how much this song means to me. We lost our grandmother at 81 and she was our matriarch of our family. My heart was shattered but every time I hear this song it gives me the grace and power to come through this time of heart ache and grief.
Thank you Hillsong!!!!

Author — Luke Pratt Cappo

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The original version of this song is absolutely breath taking but this raw version takes it to another level ❤

Author — mssteph817