Kindness Is A Mountain

by Alex Cook

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03:34
It's You It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you that I love God was singing to the heart of your heart The mind of your mind, the soul of your soul Seeing you as clear as the sun As fresh as the dawn As dear as His only one And He says, "drink up my love Like the flowers, soak up the light" And He says, "reflect my love, Like the beautiful moon in the night" He's speaking to ever heart Every heart Every heart In an unbending voice that says It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you… Far beyond pain is spiritual joy Which none can take away Which none can destroy The gift is for your, God's dear girls and boys Who sit on His knees The stars as your toys And He says, "drink up my love Like the flowers, soak up the light" And He says, "reflect my love, Like the beautiful moon in the night" He's speaking to ever heart Every heart Every heart In an unbending voice that says It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you that I love It's you that I love
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Kindness is a mountain Kindness is a mountain filled with colors Virtue is a tree whose branches fill the sky Tenderness is a thundering waterfall Mercy is the master river's rolling stride Rolling stride Kindness is giant, Its mountain towers over the plain Kindness is giant Over the stars and over the rain After all time it will remain And like a great king, forever reign.
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Let Love Rule In Me Let love rule in me (x4) If it weren’t for my Lord I don’t know what I’d do, All this hate, hurt, lies, and fear My God I cast them all on you My love I cast them all on you And you will clean me up like new Like sunlight in the morning dew Cuz that’s what you live to do And all my brothers and sisters too I’m tired of dead ends I’m tired of wearing a mask I’m tired of seeking my own… And so this greatest gift I ask, Please let love rule in me (x4) I’m tired of saying just how everything should be I’m tired of making castles that fall into the sea I want to be so much better, than I have been, I want to open up the door and let love in Let love rule in me I wanna be so gentle I wanna heal the scars I wanna go to everyone who ever done me wrong And let 'em know how good they are And now I’m walking away From all the things I used to do But my heart is filled with hope… Because my life belongs to you Please let love rule in me
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03:55
Beloved Loss I love to let go I've learned that lesson well And of all the things I want there is one I want the most That's to know the Lord To know the Lord The things that weren't for me to have Have slipped away like darkness in the morning sun Of course I reached out to hold on But we all know that they were gone So I open my hands, and I cease my demands and I strive To know the Lord Because beloved loss is gain Joy replaces pain When all is lost, we gain the most The curse is gone When we give up the ghost © 2010 Alex Cook
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02:24
Forgive Forgive the whole wide world And you will see the light Because the whole wide world Needs your love tonight So take the blindness and the cruelty And hatred and war And let 'em go Let 'em go And they will kill you no more I know it does not seem just And it does not seem fair To let 'em go, let 'em go Like the birds of the air But you will laugh And smile wide When you see that it is done That mercy falls on the heads Of everyone
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I Know Your Heart I know your heart I know your heart Is filled with trouble, trouble and fear I know your eyes, I know your eyes Are filled with trouble, trouble and tears But I know a fresh water fountain that's bringing forth what's pure And I know a tree covered mountain that always will endure And I know a gently breathing dear, as graceful as the moon, I know you, my little dear, will feel better soon You tell me your hands, your precious hands Have lost what they had, what they held dear But I know your heart, I know your heart Your heart's beating back like a golden glove boxer in a title fight And I know a steel-eyed child who would not give in to tears And when the sky came crumbling down, she was more than the sum of her years So when the drip drop tears come falling, and we, none of us are immune, I know you, my little dear, will feel better soon. © 2010 Alex Cook
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03:47
Sun A spot of warmth on my face Holy ground in this place The sun of sweet wisdom is shining on these hills The leaves are asking, the land is basking Above all the din, the sun’s a glowing grin There's just one fire that lights up our days And this blaze, like the light in my heart, says good old wisdom is awful smart Like a deer in the woods, the message comes, oh Leaping, blessing Never second guessing Like waves on the shore wisdom knocks at the door Patiently waiting Never hesitating © 2010 Alex Cook
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03:31
Holy Water My Lord is a well A deep flowing well Where the water is clean And all is well My Lord is a stream A clear flowing stream Where the pebbles bounce And the water is joy Bend down low, and drink that holy water Bend down low and praise the holy one Bend down low and drink that holy water The well is deep and the waters run My Lord is a brook A pure flowing brook Where happiness splashes And holiness shines My Lord is a spring A deep flowing spring Where mercy is gushing And comfort is drawn Bend down low, and drink that holy water Bend down low and praise the holy one Bend down low and drink that holy water The well is deep and the waters run © 2010 Alex Cook
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03:25
Press On When your eyes are filled with tears And you're facing the night of your darkest fears When you've lost the love of your dearest dears When the mean old world looks on and jeers When you got the evil eye from a jury of your peers Press on, press on, press on When every eye that rests on you is filled with lust And your masterpiece has just been smashed to dust When you thought it was blessed but it turned out cussed When you thought it was gold but it turned out rust Press on, press on, press on So when you meet that devil in the boxing ring Take a deep breath when the bell goes ring Give him a left and give him a right But don’t you dare, give up the fight So when the weight of this old world has got you draggin' down And every door slams shut when they see your face comin' round When you were trying to be cool they simply thought you were a clown You were looking for a hat but you got a thorny crown Press on, press on, press on So when you make the long trip to the end of your rope Baby, don’t let go 'cause it’s a slippery slope And one thing is for sure, it does no good to mope So in this dirty world come on and grab a bar of soap If your heart is sayin' "yes" but the whole world says "nope" You got to dig so deep and keep your holy hope And then get back on the bus And press on, press on, press on
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03:47
Path A hammer struck the mountains And tremors filled the sky Black mountains on all sides Black sky filled with light And in that burning hour My heart laid to the ground Come through that raging clamor A gentle sound A voice of sweet elation With stillness in the flames The grace of God’s creation A pathway out of pain A path of humble soil His love for even me I lift myself to walk And find that I am free Oh, press on Press on in breaking bonds Drink in the light-dashed sky Drink in the wonder ponds Surrender, dear, surrender To starlight from His face Free your hands to wash in starlight Be made clean in grace Oh, earthy hopes and longing flesh Die you all, like chaff be blown And on this starlit desert ground Eternal light be grown Like flowers be grown Eternal light be grown © 2010 Alex Cook
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The Lord is My Song (Based on text from Psalm 118:14) The Lord is my Song The Lord is my Song The Lord is my strength and my song He will lighten my darkness and soften my hardness He will sing me the ribbon of his song The Lord is my life The Lord is my life The Lord is every hour of my Life He has lifted me from sadness And left me holding gladness The Lord is the keeper of my life The Lord is my love The Lord is my love The Lord breathes His love into my heart With my life I am kneeling And he gives me this feeling A love from which I cannot be apart The Lord has made us all The Lord has made us all The Lord has made us all to sing his song Boldly and grandly He made us a family So working, joining arms we march along The Lord is our song The Lord is our song The Lord is our strength and our song Our God, He is for us So we sing in the chorus The Lord is our strength and our song © 2010 Alex Cook
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The Love That Would Not Die There’s no turning off that sweet burning heart of yours I know, the fire’s lit for good You really love me And all these hearts all around me Are singing parts in the harmony You are my love and I can no longer doubt You are the fire that would not be put out A gentle touch to take away my hurt A little child tugging at my shirt I can't believe you keep coming back, like the morning sun My love, you always were my love And now I know you weren’t faking 'Cause when my heart was empty, aching You filled it up, making Everything warm with your flame My love, it’s all because of you Returning leaves, emerging from a bud You are the flower of the Saviour’s precious blood A golden phoenix riding on the sky A glowing fire, the love that would not die © 2010 Alex Cook
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02:49
Oh, Brother Love one another, bow your head and cover Your brother's own shame from the cruel eyes of men When he comes to his senses He'll ask himself whence is This mercy which round me its arms throws again Judge not as men judge, but rather as God does, Rest your eyes on the truth and not on the sham Then our dear brothers will rise from the gutters And cry out, "they see me! they see who I am" Let these offenses slip out of your heart On this your dear brother depends For as his mistakes are washed gently away A glorious message it sends Oh, brother, I see you, coming from far Your journey is nigh at an end Oh brother I see you, I know who you are The past can no longer offend Love one another, bow your head and cover Your brother's own shame from the cruel eyes of men When he comes to his senses He'll ask himself whence is This mercy which round me its arms throws again
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The Living God Our God cannot be held up in chains Our God will not be moved to change He does not shift with the plans that men connive Our God, Holy God, is alive God quenches all of our thirst We love Him because he loved us first He, like a father, is causing us to rise Our God, Holy God, is alive The voice of the earth tells its lies And fills the air with rumors of our God's demise But good cannot fail and its cause can only thrive God, Holy God, is alive He is the living God, He cannot but shine And Freedom is His name, He won't be confined He is the living God, and tenderly kind All beauty pouring forth, from the fountain of Mind He is the living God, the hope of mankind That luminescent Love that causes our lives © 2010 Alex Cook

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Alex's Cook's 2010 release, Kindness Is A Mountain reflects deeply on the healing necessities of forgiveness and redemption. Filled with songs for the longing heart.

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released October 10, 2010

Alex Cook: Rhythm guitars and lead vocals
Heather Green: Background vocals
David Cordes: Bass
Wayne Ingram: Lead guitars, keyboards, and percussion
Julie Sweeney: Drums
Jessica Hays: Flute

Produced by Wayne Ingram and Alex Cook
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wayne Ingram at The Keep in Boston, MA, 2010
Cover art by Alex Cook
Design by Andres de Paz Nicol

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Alex Cook is a singer, songwriter, inspirational speaker and public artist. He has created 6 albums of spiritual songs, given hundreds of concerts in the US and abroad, and created over 160 murals in 16 states and 4 countries. He is available to perform for your church or community group, paint an inspirational mural, and/or give a talk on spirituality and creativity. ... more

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