Crowns

by Leonard Jones

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1.
Crowns 08:07
Crowns made to throw, ointment to waste Temples not made of stone, in garments of praise Praise the Lord Oh my soul Children of the flame casting crowns before him And I worship like a lion pursuing its prey And I worship I won't let you get away And I worship like it was the last day To worship You Sounds of Heaven and Earth ashes and dust Angels rise up and swirl in their rite of love And then the sky opens up And the rain comes down on every crown on the ground Then you come like a hurricane like a wheel within a wheel Higher there is no name For worthy is the Lamb of God to break open every seal Crown him with many crowns the Lamb upon his throne, heavenly anthems drown All music but their own. Awake, my soul, and sing Of him who died for thee, Hail him thy matchless King
2.
Eye has not seen, ear has not heard What God has prepared for those that love him Where streets made of gold never grow old Love is the road back to the garden And all the kings horses and all the kings men Could not separate us from the love of God in Christ No height no depth no life no death For (we are more than conquerers) 3X Through him who loves us Love never fails put to the test Of faith, hope, and love, love is the greatest And all the kings horses and all the kings men Could not separate us from the love of God in Christ No height no depth no life no death For (we are more than conquerers) 3X Through him who loves us Your love is the color of the blood of innocence Your love is my weapon, and Your love is my defense Your love is a Psalm being sung upon a tree My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me Your love is for haters and your love is for lovers Your love forgives trespass your love forgives others Your love is a mountain that keeps me going higher And I'm never coming down again, NO, NO, NO! If love were the sky, I'd be an eagle, Releasing a cry from street to steeple That God is Love For ( we are more than conquerers) 3X We are made for love
3.
Majesty 05:54
So amazing everything you do So gently you touch So sweetly you move I spend my life chasing after you I never get enough but still I pursue Your Majesty the essence of Your Majesty worshiping Your Majesty the presence of Your Majesty is where I want to be You shed your royal robe To wash my feet Inheriting the earth prepared for the meek You can hide your face But not your heart It's easy to see that we only see a part of Your Majesty the essence of Your Majesty worshiping Your Majesty the presence of Your Majesty is where I want to be And the angels cry holy holy holy Worthy worthy is the lamb To receive glory honor and praise Forever more You are the one that paints the night with light You're always not wrong, and never not right There's not enough words on earth to describe Or to put into a song, or compare with the brightness of Your Majesty the essence of Your Majesty worshiping Your Majesty the presence of Your Majesty is where I want to be
4.
Hale'LuJah 05:57
From the raging of the sun To the fire on the alter We stoke the purity of love To the rhythm of angels And we'll be dancing in the street we'll sing the melodies of heaven We'll raise the song of the redeemed As we fall down at your feet Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Lift your voices all the earth Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Joyful noise is breaking through Through your death our death was slain Through your life our life is glory For the authority of love Tells a whole different story And we'll be dancing in the street we'll sing the melodies of heaven We'll raise the song of the redeemed As we fall down at your feet Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Lift your voices all the earth Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Joyful noise is breaking through Breaking through breaking through Breaking through all of these things Breaking through breaking through Breaking through to you Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Lift your voices all the earth Hale' Hale' Lu-Jah Joyful noise is breaking through
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Cover my face with your hand and hide me in the rock Cover my shame where I stand declaring you are God Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place Cover the sound of the storm and whisper from the wind Cover my soul hold me close and I will live again Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place I will seek your presence as the morning seeks the sun I will seek your glory until your glory comes Oh my God full of might full of power full of Grace Highest worship highest honor highest praise Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place Let your glory pass before my eyes in the holy place
7.
My sin got lost where East meets West Under the sea of forgetfulness My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness And I will rejoice Mercy triumphs over judgment I will rejoice I turn to see the things I've done And all I find is love 'cause it's all gone It used to be an eye for eye It used to be a tooth for tooth 'til love crashed through that jealous sky When Grace ran away with truth And I will rejoice Mercy triumphs over judgment I will rejoice I turn to see the things I've done And all I find is love 'cause it's all gone On Christ the solid rock I stand All other ground is sinking sand All other ground All other ground is sinking sand Your skin was broken openly On your way to the mercy seat It was love that gave you back your breath And love that killed the life of death And I will rejoice Mercy triumphs over judgment I will rejoice I turn to see the things I've done And all I find is love 'cause it's all gone And I will rejoice
8.
Open Up 06:58
The love of the Lord is always patient The love of the Lord is ever so kind The love of the Lord is winning over hatred The love of the Lord is invading my mind I feel it in the rain touch it on the shore I hear the love calling open up for more Open up these gates open up these doors Open up let the King of glory come in The love of the Lord is riding on the waters The love of the Lord is full of majesty The love of the Lord is like a flame of fire The love of the Lord is burning through the trees It's as loud as thunder or a still small voice Makes a tempest like the wind or speaks without a noise Open up these gates open up these doors Open up let the King of glory come in Open up you everlasting doors Lift your heads up oh you gates Let the king of glory come inside Over him we will declare this day Our God is love and love never fails (4X) The love of the Lord moves like the rhythm of the ocean The love of the Lord Keeps all of it in motion The love of the Lord is bigger than the sky The love of the Lord is open to the cries of the Orphan and the widow the captured and the bound The deaf the dumb the lame the blind The lost and the found Open up these gates open up these doors Open up let the King of glory come in
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Kingdom Come 05:35
The nations shake, foundations break Like castles made of sand they get swallowed by the sea But I rest deep in the land of God Crossing heart and crossing sky They run to rest they will not find anywhere but you But I rest deep in the land of God Still I search for the city not made by their hand let the kingdom come making all things new For the kingdom comes with you let the kingdom stand prepare ye the way For the kingdom is at hand Man to man they plan their plan The place they place their trust is not anyplace to stand But I rest deep in the land of God Still I search for the city not made by their hand Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done On the earth as it is in Heaven
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Burning Man 05:24

about

"Crowns"
I began writing the chords and the music to "Crowns" on an old river boat going down the Amazon River to a city called Maues to do a crusade where hundreds of people got saved.
I was looking into the jungle playing my banjo and thinking about all the animals that were running through the jungle having to kill to survive, and how we should go after the Lord with the same fervor and abandonment.
A few weeks later, I wrote the melody while on a missions trip to Okinawa and mainland Japan. Right after that, I wrote the words in various countries in Europe. The song has flavors from each country. The words are meant to reflect the kingship and the Lordship of Jesus over all of the Earth. The last verse is my take on the old hymn "Crown him with many crowns" The song has a 7/8 time signature, seven being the number of the seven spirits of God and the seven candlesticks.

"Made for love"
A friend of mine; David Harwood, wrote a book on the love of God which highly impacted my life and I wrote this song while contemplating those words The song is in 5/4 five being the number of Grace.

"Kingdom come"
I was in a hotel room in Rogers Arkansas watching the news and practicing a Johann Sebastian Bach cello sonata on the guitar. As I was watching all the killing all the horrible things that were going on the earth I found myself crying out in intercession, "Lord I want your kingdom to come, Lord I want your kingdom to come!" and I started singing those words to Bach's melody and chords. Being trained in Classical music and Jazz in college, many of the songs on this CD (especially this song) have a very classical nature to them, and seem to be especially attractive to young musicians.

"Majesty"
I was meditating one day on how incredibly strong God is, but also how incredibly gentle he had to be, but strong enough to get the earth into its orbit around the sun as well as the other planets and to get it perfectly placed. If we were just a few miles closer to the sun or a few miles farther away from the sun we would all be dead. That's incredible strength but also incredible gentleness. The song is also about the meekness of Jesus; that the creator of the universe would kneel before a man and wash his feet! That's meekness and strength all mixed into one man, and that's why I think of him as "Your Majesty".

"Hale'LuJah"
I wrote Hale'LuJah after my first trip to Japan, I have been to Japan four times now and it is my desire to see dancing in the streets of Tokyo and Osaka. I've seen some of the wildest worshipers in Japan that I have witnessed in the whole earth and when I sing that song many times I am in intercession for Japan and for the release of worship and the dance on the streets there.

"Taberknuckle"
"Taberknuckle" is just a fun instrumental I wrote about the fist of God, it moves at the speed of light.

"Before my eyes"
I wrote this song about 10 years ago while I was still the worship director at MorningStar ministries. I think that we all have the same desire that Moses had when he asked the Lord "I want to see your face, I want your glory to pass before my eyes". It's a pryer for a deeper walk with God.

"Open up"
In Psalm 24 it talks about the gates and the doors "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. I came to the conclusion that we are the gates that whenever God wants to do something in the earth he goes through us, (his gates) to do it.

"I will rejoice"
God always has to remind me that once I have confessed and repented of a sin, that he forgets it, even though I can remember it, he can't, and that is great cause for rejoicing.

"Burning Man"
When we recorded this song, Marilyn Hickey was having a fire tunnel at the church where we were worshiping, and I decided just to throw this instrumental thing up as all the people were being touched by the fire of God, I never did come up with a melody for it, or words so I thought I would put it on the CD as a bonus track for anyone that wants to come up with their own words and their own melody and sing it to the Lord.

credits

released March 19, 2014

Leo: acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, pennywhistle, electric guitar, vocals, banji/guitar, keyboards
Luke Skaggs: lapsteel, baritone, electric guitar, five string violin
Azaryah Baggott: cello
Everett Hardin: cello
Scott Giddens: keyboards, Hammond B3
Daniel Rodriguez: drums
Gary Lunn: bass guitar, fretless bass
Dave Beagle: electric guitar, flamenco guitar
Kaitlyn Scott: background vocals

Mixed by Don Potter at Potterhaus Studio
Recorded live at Resurrection Fellowship, Loveland Colorado
Recorded by Dave Habegger, Watermark Communications

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Leonard Jones Fort Mill, South Carolina

Leonard Jones has been involved with worship ministry for 37 years and was professionally trained in the US and Europe.

His last 20 years have been spent leading worship at MorningStar Ministries and raising up hundreds of worship leaders and musicians at their school of worship.

He is working towards the opening of the Levite Praise Institute. Checkout leonardjones.org for more info.
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