“Wake Up”

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“Wake up” is a song that speaks to the transition of seasons in one’s life from that of brokenness to one of healing. The band, All Sons & Daughters, wrote the song about that season, where people find themselves asking, “This is where my brokenness and how my brokenness play into my story. Now how does my story play into the greater story of the church?”*

It is so easy to want to forget those seasons of brokenness and shame. And yet we are called to remember that period of life and how it blessed us. To say, “I remember that season of my life. Without that season I wouldn’t be in this season.”* And then to ask, “Now what?”

We don’t want to forget about the painful seasons of life. The Bible says that we need to place these ebenezers or monuments in remembrance of where we have been–to remind us that we wouldn’t be in the place that we are without that places where we’ve been.

What are your ebenezers?

To listen to “Wake Up” click here.

Wake Up
By: All Sons and Daughters

We have seen the pain
that shaped our hearts
And in our shame
We’re still breathing, ’cause

We have seen the hope
of your healing
Rising from our souls
is the feeling
We are drawing close
Your light is shining through
Your light is shining through

Wake up, wake up, wake up
Wake up all you sleepers
Stand up, stand up
Stand up all you dreamers
Hands up, hands up
Hands up all believers
Take up your cross, carry it on

All that you reveal
with light in us
will come to life
and start breathing, ’cause

Here we stand our hearts are yours, Lord
Not our will but yours be done, Lord

Don Chaffer, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard © 2011 Integrity’s Praise! Music/BMI and Integrity’s Alleluia! Music/SESAC (both adm at EMICMGPublishing.com), Simple Tense Songs/ASCAP and Gentleman Adventurer’s Songs/ASCAP CCLI # 6092272

*Taken from an interview with band, All Sons and Daughters, titled “Wake Up (Song Story)” which can be found on iTunes.


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