Rusty Swords

by Jonathan Hanson Music

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released July 13, 2015

This Album is meant to inspire, equip, and convict of idleness in modern Spiritual warfare. I hope you use it, share it, and let the Word of God within it change you. Thanks for listening!
Jonathan Hanson

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"This young man has a guitar and a voice all wrapped up in a beating heart ~ give him a shot. Maybe you don't have a broken heart, maybe you've never stood beside a sick bed - YET. Give him a shot..."

"Jon brings a color to the word of God that is unlike most artists. He tackles problems with a direct, yet loving way as he reveals how God may think about the issue, or how victims may feel. You'll love him."

"What a change from your first CD!"

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Track Name: Send The Light
There’s a call that rings across the restless wave,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
There are souls to rescue, there are souls to save,
Send the light! Send the light!

Send the light, the blessed Gospel light;
Let it shine from shore to shore!
Send the light, the blessed Gospel light;
Let it shine forevermore!

Let us pray that grace may everywhere abound,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
And a Christlike spirit everywhere be found,
Send the light! Send the light!

Let us not grow weary in the work of love,
“Send the light! Send the light!”
Let us gather jewels for a crown above,
Send the light! Send the light!
Track Name: Rusty Swords
I see another man fleeing from the fight
I see another light fading out
I see men seeking peace in the midst of a war
I see them pulling back from the prisoners at the door
Running from they’ve known before

Rise(or stand), Fight! Don’t hide at the lions roar
Rise in strength (or ranks),
Of Christ and not your own

I see the darkness deepen as if the battle’s done
Men forgetting Christ and how it’s won
There’s talking of the weak and starving day and night
We claim that we are soldiers as we run from the fight.

Why do I hear only words?
Why all these rusty swords?
Don’t fall back but rise in the ranks
For the battle is all of the Lord
Track Name: Washed

So onward we go as soldiers rally near
The Savior of all Who leads us without fear
Perfect in His love with Power from above
For in God we have victory evermore

And now as washed in the blood of the Lamb
We are safe in the Savior’s mighty hand
Through the dark of the night we will shine fourth the light
For our God will finish the good fight

The Light from above illuminates our path
The king of life will vanquish pain and death
His peace overcomes and brings the foe defeat
For the Lamb is upon the Mercy Seat

The Battles rage on and weary though we be,
We look to the finish and final victory
Though pain and tears may be all we see
We have grace for all eternity!
Track Name: Glory (Christmas Song)
Christmas Song
Blessed be the God of Israel
Who has come among us to dwell
Who’s remembered His holy promise,
And has come among us to dwell

Glory to God in the Highest
On earth, peace goodwill to men
Who shines as a light in the darkness,
To bring hope to Israel

He’s come to this earth of darkness
By His Spirit, as baby He’s born
He has come to give peace to the nations
By Him, our sins shall be born

To think of his coming for me
Is deeper than all men can tell
To die a death of humility,
Why don’t we serve Him as well
Track Name: Mold Me As Clay
Mold Me as Clay
Words and music by J.A.H.

As prophesied false ways have crept into our world today
So many roads that seem to point the right way,
Yet on a shelf in a dusty dark corner of the scene
Is a Map that’s unwanted and unseen

“This is it!” “No, this is true!” we quarrel and we say
But yet deep down within ourselves we just don’t know the way
And in the midst of all our strivings and cries
The Truth and time pass us on by

But Lord I want to live a life fully for You
And to YOUR words be fully true
I want You to mold me as clay, Lord, tell me what to say
And not to waste my life here away

While we’re wandering on our separate ways,
We turn our ears from what the Scripture says
And while we strive to pay the price already paid
A Voice calls to His bride and says, “Come away” (Come away)

Before His Voice calls out, “Come Away”
You can turn, and you can know the Way
Track Name: Too Small A Price (Theif's Story)
I awoke to hear the jailer turn the key and push the door
"Get out here!" he shouted, but I stayed there on the floor
Frozen in the terror that rose and filled my brain
For I knew what they intended; I could not face the pain

Then soldier's came into the cell and they dragged me to the yard
They threw me down before a cross and brought the whip down hard
"Carry it!" they shouted as I struggled to my feet
I put my shoulder under it; dragged it to the street

I stumbled through a wall of screams as they drove me through the gate
It seemed that thousands lined the streets, their voices filled with hate
Like a wolf pack in the night that moves in for the kill
They closed the gap and followed us as we started up the hill

And it seemed I'd barely reached the top when they grabbed me from behind
They threw the cross down under me and tied the ropes that bind
The arms close to the beams as they nailed the feet and hands
And they raised the cross up in the air and dropped it in it's stand

Through a blur of pain I saw the cross there next to mine
There were people all around it so I looked to read the sign
It was nailed there up above His head so the world could see the news
That the man who seemed so helpless there was the King of all the Jews

Well, the crowd that stood around His cross made jokes about His name
They shouted, laughed and spat on Him so I joined in the game
Then I said, "Hey! If you're the King why don't You get us down from here?
The taunt just sounded hollow and it echoed in my ears

'Cause He looked at me with eyes that seemed to reach into my heart
They shone a light on all my lies and tore my life apart
There was more that lay behind His gaze than simply blood and clay
But knowing was too much for me; I had to look away

Then I chanced another look at Him as He was looking down
Where the soldiers who'd just crucified us drank there on the ground
And although He spoke them quietly, somehow His words came through
He said, "Father, please forgive them; they don't know what they do."

Then as if they'd heard Him speaking, the crowd began to roar
Whipped to frenzy by the priests who urged them on to more
But the worse the accusations, now, the plainer I could see
The guilt of the accusers -- not the One there next to me

Then the man upon the other cross began to curse and swear
But his voice was filled with venom as he hurled it through the air
When all the horror that was in him, and had laid his life to waste
Came out in every syllable he flung in Jesus' face

And Jesus only looked at him, but something rose inside of me
And in spite of all that watched us there, it couldn't be denied
Because His righteousness and innocence were shining bright and strong
I just couldn't keep my silence and that cursing still went on

I cried out, "Don't you fear the wrath of God even at the end?
You'll curse us both into the pit -- is that what you intend?
We're only getting what we're due -- we've sinned our whole lives long
But don't you talk to Him that way -- He's done nothing wrong! "

Then with all my courage, in a voice not quite my own
I asked Him, "Lord, remember me when you come into your throne."
He answered me and even then, His love was undisguised
He said, "Before the sun has set today, you'll be with Me in Paradise."

Well the shouts and curses did not stop even when the sunlight ceased
But somehow in the midst of it my soul had been released
And though the agony continued, it was still too small a price
To be allowed to hear those words, and to die beside the Christ!

Then darkness changed to dawning
And I heard the sound of voices
The air was warm around me
I stood beside a stream

And Abraham was speaking
To the multitude before him
Of the unfolding of the answer
To our prayers and hopes and dreams

Then far across the chasm,
Came a rumbling like the thunder
And the Prince of Peace came shining
From his mouth the power streamed

And the walls and towers crumbled
And the gates of hell went under
As thousands sang the victory
"We have been redeemed!"

Jesus is the Lord of all!
Jesus is the Lord of all!
Jesus is the Lord of all!
We have been redeemed!

Jesus is the Lord of all!
Jesus is the Lord of all!
Jesus is the Lord of all!
We have been redeemed!

Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!

Jesus is the Lord of all!

Jesus is the Lord of all!
Jesus is the Lord of all!
We have been redeemed!!!