Perspective

by Leonard Jones

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1.
Lord Come 06:14
Lord Come If I lift up my hands If I bow down or stand Lord come If I open my mouth To whisper or shout Lord come For your kingdom is at hand It's never far from Anyone Lord come If I sit still or dance If I sing though I can't Lord come If I cry out face down If I don't make a sound Lord come For your kingdom is at hand It's never far from Anyone Lord Come meet me where I am Not where I want to be Come melt the heavens and let it Rain down on me All the power all the praise All the worship all the ways still it All belongs to you It doesn't matter what I do All the notes all the rests All the beats in my chest 'till There's nothing that I do That does not worship you If I open my eyes If I keep them shut tight Lord come If I sing out with tongues Of Angels or men Lord come For your kingdom is at hand It's never far from anyone Lord Come meet me where I am Not where I want to be Come melt the heavens and let it Rain down on me All the power all the praise All the worship all the ways still it All belongs to you It doesn't matter what I do All the notes all the rests All the beats in my chest 'till There's nothing that I do That does not worship you All the power all the might All the worship all the light Every day and every night Every tongue and every tribe When I eat and when I sleep When I sow and when I reap When I laugh and when I cry When I live and when I die 'til There's nothing that I do That does not worship you Let everything I do worship
2.
Oh Jah 05:46
Oh, Jah Oh Jah Oh Jah let God Arise Let His enemies scatter let them flee before Him As smoke is driven away so drive them away Oh Jah Oh Jah let God Arise Let the righteous be glad let them rejoice before Jah Let them exceedingly rejoice sing their praises to Him, to Him Oh Jah Oh Jah let God Arise Extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name Jah Let's rejoice before Him rejoice Oh Jah Oh Jah let God Arise
3.
Inside Your Love The sun it rises up and falls in its Dance around you through the sky My world it spins and reels at just the Thought of one glance from your eyes Would you take me in Bring me in sing me inside your Love Would you draw me in lock me in hide me inside Inside your love Inside you know I love you Lord I love your praises Jesus I love you more now than ever Take me riding through the dreams that You imagine up for me Where waters sing and mountains dance and Healings fall like leaves from trees Would you take me in Bring me in sing me inside your Love Would you draw me in lock me in hide me inside Inside your love Inside you know I love you Lord I love your praises Jesus I love you more now than ever Bring me inside your love Sing me inside your love Dream me inside your love I am inside your love Welcome to my world You're the only God that bleeds That can take me to the mercy seat You Anoint my head with the oil of gladness And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Lord I welcome you into my world I want to make it heaven for you Lord I welcome you into my world I want to make it heaven for you Lord You're the only God that breathes You can't be made from Sticks and stone For you clothe yourself with flesh and bone And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Lord I will go where you go I will stay where you stay I will do what you do I will say what you say All I want now is you And I want you today Come into my world Come into my world You're the only God that sees All the others are just deities They are deaf and dumb And blind and mute And not one of them Compares with you And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Let your Kingdom come here Let your will be done here On the Earth as it is in Heaven Yeah Yeah Yeah
4.
It is finished It is finished There is nothing left for me to do but worship It is finished What is there that I can add to you so perfect I see a broken person You see a warrior bride I see the things that I've done You see what's inside I see there's no way out You see there's one way in I see me struggling You see me free from sin There's nothing going to keep me from you Nothing going to hold me back Nothing 'bout what I can do it's All about all about you Theres nothing going to keep me from you Nothing going to hold me back It's finished finished finished It is finished You are the door and I'm the Doorkeeper It is finished All I have to do is open up And go deeper I see there's more work to do You see the work's been done I see me running to win You see me as won I see a heart of stone You see a heart of gold I see the great unknown You see it all unrolled Theres nothing going to keep me from you Nothing going to hold me back Nothing 'bout what I can do it's All about all about you nothing going to keep me from you Nothing going to hold me back It's finished finished finished
5.
God Is Good 04:47
God is good What if I looked into your eyes What would I find down deep inside Not a God of rules and regulations But love and filled with patience Let it be understood That You are good always, all the time What if I saw you face to face What would you do with my embrace You're not the type to bring up the past You make me first when I should be last Let it be understood That you are good Always, all the time Lord you are gracious full of compassion Slow to anger and of great mercy Lord you are good to all and your tender mercies are over All you have made The Lord is good The Lord is good to all (2X) In the beginning we were in your image But we try so hard to to make you into ours When You are so much higher than us You are love, and we are but dust Let it be understood that you are good Always all the time You are good always all the time
6.
Welcome to my world You're the only God that bleeds That can take me to the mercy seat You Anoint my head with the oil of gladness And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Lord I welcome you into my world I want to make it heaven for you Lord I welcome you into my world I want to make it heaven for you Lord You're the only God that breathes You can't be made from Sticks and stone For you clothe yourself with flesh and bone And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Lord I will go where you go I will stay where you stay I will do what you do I will say what you say All I want now is you And I want you today Come into my world Come into my world You're the only God that sees All the others are just deities They are deaf and dumb And blind and mute And not one of them Compares with you And all I want to do is worship All I want is to satisfy your love Let your Kingdom come here Let your will be done here On the Earth as it is in Heaven Yeah Yeah Yeah
7.
God of Abraham I am yours and you are mine I sip you in like the finest wine Inside of me sits a cup that I've been Saving up for such a time The more I drink the more I want to The more I flow the more you flow through The more I let you have of me The more you let me have of you I can feel the rhythm of your thoughts And I dance like there's no tomorrow I search you out before the morning Sky invades it's own shadow Does anybody want you Could anybody want you More than I do More than I do More than I do NO! God of Abraham of Isaac God of Jacob Ancient of days I will always seek your face And the more you let me see The more I praise Draw me up far from my past You always save the best for last I've seen those vintage grapes of wrath but I will never drink of that God of Abraham of Isaac God of Jacob Ancient of days I will always seek your face And the more you let me see The more I praise The more I drink the more I want to The more I flow the more you flow through The more I let you have of me The more you let me have of you And I will lift you up I will lift you up I will lift your name up higher (Repeat) When I lift you up You fill me up And I lift your name up higher
8.
We Wait 04:50
We Wait We wait upon you We wait for your power They that wait upon the Lord Shall renew their strength As the eagles We wait upon you We wait for your fire To purify our hearts And burn away the dross in us We wait upon you We wait for your presence 'cause in the presence of the Lord There's fullness of joy and we wait We wait upon you We wait for the moment When the spirit of the Lord Comes and fills this house With his grace Even so Lord come, Lord come Even so Lord come Arise and shine We wait here to see your glory Arise and shine We wait here to see your grace
9.
Resurrection song. He opens up his eyes Rips the veil from his face To see the light His life invading every single cell He pulls the trophy to his chest That they call the gates of hell He is making an open show of it today He is leading all of our captivity away Every power and every principality He has spoiled at the Cross Through his strength dressed up as weakness I say All honor all power All glory all might (2X) Belong to him Death where is your sting Grave where is your victory He laid down like a lamb to the slaughter For the joy set before him is the greatest mystery He, knowing the kind of people he was dying for He, letting his open wounds become their open door Reality is setting in, for the life that I now live I am living now in him and I say All honor all power All glory all might (2X) Belong to him He loves me With a love that never ends He adores me Every message that he sends (No greater love than this) (3X) That a man lay down his life for his friends All honor all power All glory all might
10.
Bless the Lord Everything worships everything made Nothing escapes Your heart Majesty comes from daughters and sons Who hold up Your name To declare You their God Bless the lord, bless the lord Hallelujah Bless the lord oh my soul You don’t begin and You will not End You own eternities Your glory falls when You come near The sound of heaven Your children release Bless the lord, bless the lord Hallelujah Bless the lord oh my soul Of all the places where You could live You chose to live in me I’m just the setting but You are The Stone Over and over forever I’ll sing Bless the lord, bless the lord Hallelujah Bless the lord oh my soul
11.
I Bow Down 08:44
I Bow Down You alone oh God Dwell in Holiness Where every knee shall bow And every tongue confess That You are Lord To the Glory of God That You are Lord There is no other One And I bow down I bow down Worthy are You alone You alone The creatures day and night Cry before the throne Holy is the Lord Then they all fall down saying You are Lord To the Glory of God Who is like You There is no other One And I bow down I bow down Worthy are You alone You alone Holy is the Lord

about

(This recording was made using analog technology, for the highest sound quality. High Quality versions are available here at leonardjonesmusic.com, standard versions also available via iTunes, etc.)

This whole last year of my life has been quite a life-changer for me. After having started a church from scratch twenty years prior, with two other men and our wives, I felt the Lord urging me to get out of the boat. I rebuked the thought and went on with my life, but then for me he lit the boat on fire so I jumped out to find I really could walk on water (metaphorically.)
I began to see God in a whole different light than I ever had before, but what really surprised me was the way he saw me.

I found that He looked at me from a totally different perspective than I looked at myself. And I'm convinced that the way I saw him was not the way he really was either. So from that perspective I began to write songs from my heart.

For months I would get up early with him and play my instruments locked in my room, singing, worshipping, practicing, and trying to find the music that would touch his heart and portray his heart to his people.
Out of this time came most of the songs for the CD "Perspective".

Because my perspective of him was changing so dramatically, I wanted a CD that wasn't just filled with catchy songs that could become the next "Worship hit", but rather just "honest music" that touched on something you don't hear anymore; vocals that haven't been "tuned" in the computer. A great band laid down live rather than a million overdubs. Recorded through industry standard equipment, the old school way, not letting the life of the songs be choked out by the production.

I purposed to think about worshiping him while I was doing my final vocals, more than just staying in tune, or making every note perfect.

On one of the songs, "I bow down", I actually started to peer into the heavenly realm and simply sang what I was seeing. I sang 3 takes and each time when I would get to that part of the song I would see something different. When I comped all three parts, it was pretty much what I had seen, and listening back, tears rolled down my cheeks thinking of heaven.
By worship music industry standards I did everything wrong.

Number one I'm way too old to be doing this, the worship music industry is very youth oriented, as it should be. Number two, this doesn't sound like any worship music out there on the planet. Number three, the songs are difficult to play, which is a death sentence to any commercial success hopes before it even gets started.

But the songs are solid. They come from the heart of someone who's walked steadily with the Lord for 40 years. Someone who's seen church politics at it's worst and still loves the church. Someone who, like everyone else still struggles with flesh issues, but has learned to apply the Blood of Jesus and access the power of the Cross on a daily basis. Someone who loves his wife after 27 years of marriage, and will do so until the end.

I love honesty, and this music and this worship is honest. Every person playing and engineering on this CD worshipped while it was being made, I hope that you can do the same as you are listening.

My plans are to have the "Levite Praise Institute", fully functional by 2013. A place where the next generation can come receive the tools to reach their peers with awesome worship, where skill is not something to be shunned but rather sought after. Check leonardjones.org for regular updates of where and when it will be coming.

LEO

credits

released October 1, 2011

Leonard Jones - acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, dobro, vocals
Austin Biel - piano, keys, organ
Dave Beegle - electric guitars
Luke Skaggs - lap steel, baritone guitar, banjo, octave 12 string, bowed Les Paul
Fergus Marsh - electric basses
Daniel Rodriguez Jr. - drums, percussion
David Leil - saxophone, flute
Chris Updegraft - organ on "It Is Finished"
Andy Kurzwig - salt shaker
Glenn Tabor - recording and mixing engineer (nice guy too)
Wade Starnes - vocal engineer
Recorded at GAT3 in Charlotte, NC

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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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