The Fire & The Knife

by The Difficulty

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© 2009 Riv Music
All Songs Used With Permission


released September 15, 2009

Kevin Judy – Bass
Jeremy Mason – Vocals
Dan Price – Banjo/Guitar/Keys
Joel Thiele – Drums
Sean White – Guitar

Cello by Ryan Stringer
Group Vocals by Jason Ballein, Ryan Ballein, Theresa Cloutier, Jen Craft, Jeremy Mason, Kristen Mason, Dan Price, Joel Theile, and Sean White

All songs written by The Difficulty
All words written by Jeremy Mason except:
"The Fire & The Knife" written by Sean White and Jeremy Mason
"Be Thou My Vision" traditional arranged by Dan Price
"All Will Be Right" written by Jeremy Mason and Dan Price
"When I See The Blood" traditional arranged by Nathan Partain

Engineered by Ryan Wert at Elmstreet Recording and Eric Henry at Riverview Church
Mixed by Ryan Wert at Elm Street Recording
Artwork by Jeremy Mason and Kristie Henry

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Track Name: The Fire & The Knife
Stone by stone it’s building, we will be called ahead,
To see if we will firmly stand,
In Abraham’s shadow, an altar to withstand,
To represent our trusting hands.

Oh healer great Redeemer, hear our feeble prayer,

We’re moving forward, we walk with your commands,
To see the strength that we will have,
To each their struggle, a whisper to turn back,
With fear and worship we will act.

We offer, all we have, it’s by your strength we stand,
We will obey, we trust in all you’ve said.

We find your promise, we will not hold back,
On Isaac’s altar we will stand,
We are to follow, your words have made us right,
We stand on the mount of sacrifice.
Track Name: The Curse
There is a curse that I can’t seem to cure,
Chained to a past full of shadows and fear,
I keep on walking not sure if I’m moving away,

Could a creator remove all the shame,
I am now different, no I’m not the same,
Fill up my mind, you have promised to give me the strength.

I’ve forgotten that, I am cleansed from my old sin,
I’m now looking to the day that he will come,
I will live, grace has given me the day,
I am new and I am changed because of Him.

Jesus would speak and his words were alive,
He would destruct the deceptions and lies,
I’m called away from my past and into his light,

Could a creator remove all the shame,
I am now different, no I’m not the same,
Fill up my mind, you have promised to give me the strength.

2 Peter 1:9
Track Name: We Are Not
Stop all this rebellion,
Oh what horror when we worship things created,

End all this rejection,
How could we ever think idolatry would save us,

Judas we know full well, of betrayal,
Peter we know full well, of denial.

On that day, from sin we tried to hide,
When the blood on the ground ran from him as he died,
And in darkness, that stream found us,
And our cursing and hatred was covered by love.

Stop all this destruction,
Sin only promises to leave us devastated,
Leave this desolation,
How could an idol ever overtake our savior
Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine In -heritance, now and al - ways
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, what-ever be - fall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
Track Name: Finding Me
Beautiful is the light that chases darkness
Finding me and leading me to life
Desperate and alone, you found me,

Your love is unending, it keeps pulling me back
Your name endures from first to last
You have redeemed me, from darkness I came
Made me new, erased my blame

You overcame my weakness with your grace,
Erasing death from deep within
Desperate and alone, you found me

I would be lost without you
Track Name: Set In Motion
You’re beyond time, you created it,
No dimensions to obey,
Farther than where, I can reach,
Yet you dwell with me,

Outside of what I can imagine,
Yet closer than I’ll ever know,

I can’t comprehend you,
I’m Overwhelmed and at your feet,
Still you know my heart,
You rescued me,
You’re before and after,
Your hands created all I see,
Still you know my heart,
You’re all I need

I can not see, all your work,
Done from beginning to end,
It’s unchanging, your promises,
You’ve set in motion.

Eternity, is in our hearts and we,
Will sing your praise, will sing your praise
Track Name: When I See The Blood
Christ our Redeemer died on the cross,
Died for the sinner, paid all his due.
Sprinkle your soul with the blood of the Lamb
And I Will pass over you.

Chiefest of sinners, Jesus can save;
All He has promised, surely he’ll do;
Wash in the fountain where sinners can bathe
And I’ll pass over you

When I see the blood,
Of my holy one

my wrath shall be quenched, my judgments be through
When I see the blood of my only son
Yes I will pass over you

Judgment is coming, all will be there.
Each on receiving, justly his due
Hide in the saving, sin cleansing blood,
And I Will pass over you.
Track Name: We Are To Follow
We are to follow, together we will
We are to follow, in your strength, in your truth
You brought us here, we are not alone,
Together we’ll follow you home

Oh how we forget,
That you pulled us from the grave,
We could only wait for death,
But you came to us, you came to save,

We believe, we believe, we are the church, the body of Christ,
We believe, we believe, together we stand, we are unified,

Oh how we forget,
That you bought us with your blood,
We could only be unclean,
But you came to us, you came to love
Track Name: All That Remains
I simply wondered, what all the flowers in the field would do, they faded away
I watched and waited, as permanent buildings crumbled too, they couldn’t stay

Forever and ever, your word stays the same
Forever and ever, we will sing your praise

The grass underneath me, started to turn all shades of brown and gray, it withered away
The trees overhead, kept shaking all of their leaves away, they twisted and swayed

Fade away, fade away, some day this world will fade away and I’ll be with you.

You’re all that remains.
Track Name: All Will Be Right
Jerusalem saw judgment, Rebellious will,
The faithful city wandered, laden with guilt,
The thieves would chase the promise, of might and gold,
The Righteous one redeemed them, justice foretold

Carry us away, all will be made right…

Isaiah spoke to Judah, of fire and light,
The glory of God’s coming, his holy sight
Protection on Mount Zion, the coming King,
On it a place of refuge, a song to sing.