A New Beginning album

Our second album, released in 2012. This was the last album to feature our original member Jonathan Digby on drums.

Features some fine guitar-driven rock songs as well as some beautiful piano ballads.

Luke Powell – keyboards, piano, vocals, arrangements, engineering, mixing, mastering
Richard Pratt – guitars, vocals on “I Need You”, “Picking up the Pieces” and “Your Love Lifts Me High”
Richard Powell – bass
Jonathan Digby – drums

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Listen on Spotify here
Listen on Apple Music here

Start the New Day the Right Way

Words and music by Richard Pratt

Start the new day the right way
Get down on your knees and pray
Praise the Father, cos there’s no other
His love carries us away
He’ll always be there, so evil beware
God is watching over us today
We won’t be lonely, the One and only
Will be with us all the way

Start the new day the right way
Get down on your knees and pray
We turn to Jesus, we know He sees us
He’s the truth, the life and the way
I can bet you He won’t forget you
It doesn’t matter if the skies are grey
Come Lord Jesus, come be with us
Your love washed our sins away

Before we start each day, we’ll turn to God and pray
He hears each word we say, His Word shows us the way

Start the new day the right way
Get down on your knees and pray
Come Holy Spirit, come guide us through it
Holy Spirit guide us through the day
You’re the power in every hour
You’re the strength to follow the way
It makes us tremble that we’re Your temple
Come and fill our lives today

Start the new day the right way
Get down on your knees and pray
Take a good look in the Good Book
The Word of God is the only way
Not only bread will keep us fed
But every word that God has to say
When we’re down, life can be found
The Word of God will show us the way

Before we start each day, we’ll turn to God and pray
He hears each word we say, His Word shows us the way

Start the new day the right way
Get down on your knees and pray (x4)

Glorious Saviour

Words and music by Luke Powell

Father God, Almighty One
Holy Spirit, risen Son
My Redeemer, loving Lord
My Restorer, the great I AM, You’re high above all

Glorious Saviour, I am bowing on my knees
Gracious Rewarder, it is only You I seek
You’re my every breath, You’re my every step
And I will worship You, glorious Saviour

Father God, I give my life to You
Holy Spirit, won’t You make my dreams come true
My Redeemer, fill this place
My Restorer, I can’t live without Your grace

Glorious Saviour, I am bowing on my knees
Gracious Rewarder, it is only You I seek
You’re my every breath, You’re my every step
And I will worship You, glorious Saviour

Hallelujah, glorious One!
Hallelujah, precious Friend!

Chorus x2
Bridge

Love of Jesus

Words and music by Luke Powell

If people ran to Jesus, why do they run from us?
In Him they found acceptance, so why must we always judge?
We have become unlike Him, where did we go so wrong?
How could we be unloving for so long?

Why do the people of the way seem to cause such harm…
Where are all the loving open arms?

When will we love with the love of Jesus?
When will we show the world we care?
Why don’t we serve every saint and every sinner?
With more than just an empty prayer
For the world to see His face, we must treat them with His grace
For the world to know the truth, we must love them
With the love of Jesus

He reached out to the drunkards, to the prostitutes and thieves
He reached out to the guilty, and to all the least of these
He reached out to the people society condemned
He reached out and He didn’t just pretend

Why do the holy perfect people have to pick and choose?
Where are all the low lifes and the sinners in the pews?

CHORUS

Because Jesus came into the world to save the human race
And He hung upon the lonely cross, and died there in our place
And if He could go so far, and give so much just to forgive
What are we judging for?

CHORUS

I Need You

Words and music by Richard Pratt

When I think about the things I’ve done
I wanna hide, I wanna run
All the people that I’ve spurned
And all the bridges I have burned

Weeds of bitterness have grown
I reap the harvest I have sown
And now I come to You again
Forgive me Jesus I have sinned

I need You in my life today
I need You to wash my sins away
I need You in everything I do
Jesus how much I need You

Hold me in Your love I pray
Mend this broken jar of clay
Mould me in Your loving hands
Teach me so I’ll understand

I wanna be like You are
I want You living in my heart
You’re the word and melody
Make my life a symphony

CHORUS x3

A New Beginning

Words and music by Luke Powell

A windless day but a cloudy sky
For some a time to say goodbye
For some a time to move on up and break on through
The rain is gone the air is clear
With willing hearts we have come here
Your shining light has led the way again

The old has gone, the new has come
The new beginning has begun
Your loving power Jesus shines on us
Our eyes have opened to the dawn
Once again we’ve been reborn
Your Spirit in us Jesus we lift You high

As we fly with You on wings of eagles
Worshiping Your holy name
Take our pride Lord, take the glory
Take the honour, take the fame
Jesus You are Rock of Ages
You’re the music, You’re the words
Take this song Lord, take it now
As a new beginning, time to start over
A new beginning, a new beginning

With holy awe we give our praise
Lord we worship You always
It’s not about us Jesus, it’s all about You
We lift our hands, we lift our hearts
We let you lead us from the start
So take our hearts Lord Jesus, take our whole lives

And though we often turn away
We’re coming back to You today
We put this time into Your hands
Won’t You come, Lord won’t You stay
God of wonders, God of love
You have made us sing again
Take this song Lord, take it now
As a new beginning

As we fly with You on wings of eagles
Worshiping Your holy name
Take our pride Lord, take the glory
Take the honour, take the fame
Jesus You are Rock of Ages
You’re the music, You’re the words
Take this song Lord, take it now
As a new beginning, time to start over
A new beginning, a new beginning
A new beginning, time to start over
A new beginning, a new beginning

I Don’t Have to Worry Anymore

Words and music by Richard Pratt

The clock on the wall is not my friend
I watch time tick away
I strive for tomorrow and long for yesterday
Instead of living for today

I finish another drink, put out another cigarette
Can’t find what I’m looking for
Things don’t make sense, can’t solve this mystery
I know there must be more

Now I’ve found something that lifts me up and gives me hope…

Your love has a plan for me, I will follow where You lead
Your grace provides for me, I have everything I need
I don’t have to worry anymore, my future is in You

Now I don’t worry about tomorrow
And yesterday is history
You lead the way and I’ll trust in You
One day at a time is all I need

Now I’ve found something, that lifts me up and gives me hope…

CHORUS

There are days when the world gets me down
And I struggle in the rain
But Your love never leaves me that way
You restore me and I walk with You again

Now I’ve found something that lifts me up and gives me hope

CHORUS

King of the Ocean

Words and music by Luke Powell

Alone in the dark I come, I long to see Your face
Sand in between my toes, Lord I’m in a sacred place

And I know that it’s just You and me
As I gaze up at the stars
And I feel Your breath on my face
Lord I’ve never felt so free

King of the ocean, You are so wonderful,
so wonderful tonight
Lord of the waters, You are so beautiful,
and I bow down at the sight
God of the sea and sky, Your majesty overwhelms me
And I fall on my knees and I worship
the King of the ocean

Watching the waves crashing down
I could never get my fill
I count every grain on the shore
but Your love is greater still

And I know that You watch over me
And You’ll never let me go
And I feel the world at my feet
In your glory overflow

CHORUS

Gold is Purified by Fire

Words and music by Richard Pratt

The road is long and the going is tough
I don’t feel like I’m strong enough
The mountains are high and the rivers are wide
How am I gonna reach the other side?

Trials and tribulations keep getting in the way
I dunno how I’m gonna keep the wolves at bay
Even when there seems to be no reason or rhyme
I’m gonna run this race one step at a time

I’m never giving up what God wants me to do
I’m gonna run this race I’m gonna see it through
Cos I’m a new creation, tribulations take me higher
I’m a new creation, gold is purified by fire

Trials and tribulations keep getting in the way
I dunno how I’m gonna keep the wolves at bay
Even when there seems to be no reason or rhyme
I’m gonna run this race one step at a time

I’m never giving up what God wants me to do
I’m gonna run this race I’m gonna see it through
I’m gonna cross the line, I’m reaching for the everlasting prize

I’m a new creation, tribulations take me higher
I’m a new creation, gold is purified by fire

I’m never giving up what God wants me to do
I’m gonna run this race I’m gonna see it through
Cos I’m a new creation, tribulations take me higher
I’m a new creation, gold is purified by fire

Picking Up the Pieces

Words and music by Richard Pratt

I never realised how far I’d gone
I never realised how much was wrong
My jar of clay lies broken on the ground
And the pieces lie scattered all around

So I bring my brokenness to my Saviour
I leave what’s left before the Cross of hope
I pour my heart out to the One whose love went beyond the grave
He died to save and rose to set me free

Crying in the rain, take me and make me whole again
Heal me with Your love
I know You feel my pain, Jesus won’t You help me start again
Heal me with Your love
I’m picking up the pieces, one by one

I will try to walk the road for me
Through tears and pain I have victory
I’m more than a conqueror, because You are with me
My joy is complete, because You comfort me

So I bring my brokenness to my Saviour
I leave what’s left before the Cross of hope
I pour my heart out to the One whose love went beyond the grave
He died to save and rose to set me free

CHORUS

So I bring my brokenness to my Saviour
I leave what’s left before the Cross of hope
I pour my heart out to the One whose love went beyond the grave
He died to save and rose to set me free

CHORUS

Covered in Mercy

Words and music by Luke Powell

Battered and broken, nailed to a tree
I watch from a distance but Your eyes are on me
My heart filled with sorrow, I soak in Your pain
And each time I turn away, I come back again

Cos there was something about You, and the love in Your eyes
There was something about You, and it made me wanna cry

I come to sit at the foot of the Cross
I come to worship the Saviour who died
Alone and forsaken at Calvary
Covered in blood, beaten and wounded, He looks down at me
And His eyes are filled with tears
And He whispers “My Son, I love you, I love you
I love you”

And then the sky grew dark, and they came to take Him away
But the blood stained Cross, covered in mercy, will always stay

Battered and broken, I long to be free
Sometimes You feel distant, but You’re always with me
My heart filled with sorrow, You soak in my pain
And each time I turn away, You call me back again

And Lord there’s something about You, and the love in Your eyes
Yes there’s something about You, and it made me realise

I come to sit at the foot of the Cross
I come to worship the Saviour who died
Alone and forsaken at Calvary
Covered in Your blood, cleansed and forgiven, I look up at Him
And my eyes are filled with tears
And I whisper “My God, I love you, I love you, I love you”

Sacrament

Words and music by Luke Powell

The body of Christ, broken for you
He paid the price just for you
So take and eat the Bread of Life
Take and eat and be renewed

The blood of Christ, shed for you
He gave his life just for you
So take and drink and feel your sins wash away
Take and drink and start again today

It isn’t just a piece of bread in your hand
It isn’t just a glass of wine
The King of Glory lying dead upon the Cross
And every nail was driven deeper just for you
And every single drop of blood fell just for you

The body of Christ, broken for you
He paid the price just for you
So take and eat the Bread of Life
Take and eat and be renewed

The blood of Christ, shed for you
He gave his life just for you
So take and drink and feel your sins wash away
Take and drink and start again today

CHORUS

The body of Christ, broken for you
The blood of Christ, shed for you

Your Love Lifts Me High

Words and music by Richard Pratt

I can’t explain the way I feel
I’m flying on eagles wings
I’m dancing on the mountain tops
My heart soars and my soul sings

I know Your love for me is greater than eternity, yeah!

I’m gonna praise Your name every single day of my life
I’m gonna show the world how Your love lifts me high
I’m gonna praise Your name every single day of my life
I’m gonna tell the world how Your love lifts me high

I can’t explain the way I feel
I’m flying on eagles wings
I’m dancing on the mountain tops
My heart soars and my soul sings

I know Your love for me is greater than eternity, yeah!

CHORUS

How You gave Your life, how You bled and died
How You rose again went up into the sky
Prepared a place for me so I could always be with You

I am flying on eagles wings
My heart soars and my soul sings
(x4)

CHORUS

How You gave Your life, how You bled and died
How You rose again went up into the sky
Prepared a place for me so I could always be with You

CHORUS