The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This

by Rain For Roots

supported by
/
  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Physical CD shipped to your door + immediate download as described below.

    Download includes a PDF of simple chord charts and lyrics for each song.

    Includes immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
    ships out within 3 days

     $12.99 USD

     

  • Immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

    Album download includes a PDF of simple chord charts and lyrics for each song. Full lead sheets are available to purchase at RainForRoots.com.

     $9 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
02:32
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

credits

released 08 April 2014
Executive Producer: Sandra McCracken
Produced by Stephen Gause at Invertigo Productions
Mixed by Shane D. Wilson at St. Izzy's of the East Nashville, TN
Assisted by Evan Redwine
Mix Coordination by Lani Crump for Showdown Productions
Mastered by Alex McCollough
Cover Artwork by A. Micah Smith
Project Management by Alice Mary Smith

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: Open Our Eyes (feat. Sandra McCracken)
Open up our ears to listen
Open up our eyes to see
Plant the seed of understanding
Grow it up like the tallest tree

Open up our ears to listen
Open up our eyes to see
Plant the seed of understanding
Grow it up like the tallest tree

Pull the blinds
Open wide all the windows
Fill our hearts with the light of your truth
Track Name: The Wise And Foolish Builder (feat. Flo Paris)
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them
He will be like the wise man
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them
He will be like the wise man
Who builds his house on the rock
Who builds his house on the rock

And the rain fell down
And the floods came high
And the wind blew all around
But the house stood tall built up on solid ground

Everyone who hears my words and does not do them
He will be like a foolish man
Everyone who hears my words and does not do them
He will be like the foolish man
Who builds his house on the sand
Who built his house on the sand

And the rain fell down
And the floods came high
And the wind blew all around
And the house fell down that was built on sinking sand

Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them
He will be like the wise man
Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them
He will be like the wise man
Who built his house on the rock
Who built his house on the rock

And the rain fell down
And the floods came high
And the wind blew all around
But the house stood tall built up on solid ground
And won't stand built up on sinking sand
Oh, the house stood tall built up on solid ground
Track Name: Do Not Worry (feat. Ellie Holcomb)
See the birds who are singing in the spring air?
They’re given everything they need
They don’t worry where their next meal will come from
They don’t worry ‘bout a thing

Chorus
So just, look around you and try to listen to
The song creation sings
And don’t you worry cause you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everything

See the flowers in their colorful beauty
They’re dressed better than a king
They don’t worry about what they should wear, no
They don’t worry ‘bout a thing

Chorus

Because you’re not a bird and you’re not a flower
You don’t have pedals or wings
But there is good news, you’re worth so much more
To the God who made everything.

So when you worry ‘bout today or tomorrow
And the storms that they might bring
Try to remember that you’re in the hands
Of the God who made everything

Chorus

[spoken]: Now just remember - you’re not a bird and you’re not a flower. You don’t have pedals or wings. But there is good news, ‘cause you’re worth so much more to the God who made everything.
Track Name: Good Fruit (feat. Katy Bowser)
Apples don’t grow on pear trees
Apples don’t grow on pear trees
Apples don’t grow on pear trees
No apples there! it only grows pears

Bananas don’t grow on plum trees
Bananas don’t grow on plum trees
Bananas don’t grow on plum trees
No 'nanas come! They only grow plums.

Your heart is where the words of your mouth grow
Your mouth is where the thoughts of your heart go
Jesus, change our hearts to bear,
To bear good fruit

S’pose I glue an apple on a pear tree?
No, no, no, no no no no, no
S’pose I tape an orange on an oak tree
No, no, no, no no no no, no
S’posin I staple some cherries on a maple?
No, no, no, no no no no, no
No no, no no, no no
Track Name: Leaven Bread
I wanna tell you another story
All about a woman making barley bread
Flour and water out on the table
“We need a little leaven,” she said

So, she works , she works,
she works to mix the leaven into the flour
She works, she works
She works to make the barley bread

Mama, mama, how much longer?
How much longer for the dough to rise
Oh my children, don’t you worry
We just gotta wait till the time is right

So They wait, they wait
They wait while the dough is rising rising
So they wait, they wait
They wait for the barley bread

This is the story of the kingdom of heaven
This is what the storyteller Jesus said
The kingdom of heaven is just like the leaven
That worked to raise up that barley bread

So we wait, we wait, we wait for the kingdom coming coming
We wait, we wait, we wait while the kingdom to come

So
You gotta wait ‘til the time is right.
Track Name: Come To Me (feat. Sandra McCracken)
Come to me
Walk with me
Learn the rhythms of my grace
Come to me
I have all you need
Learn to rest even while you are awake

Are you tired?
Are you worried?
Worn out from the day?
Have you been in a hurry?
I will slow the pace.
Track Name: Wedding Banquet (feat. Flo Paris)
There once was a mighty King
His son was getting married
His servants searched the kingdom
Oh, calling all the guests to come

Oh come, oh come, oh come
The feast is ready here for you
Oh come, oh come, oh come
Come to the table of the Groom

None were ready when He called
They made excuses and they stalled
They told the servant let us be
They did not listen to the King

Oh come, oh come, oh come
The feast is ready here for you
Oh come, oh come, oh come
Come to the table of the Groom

{Go out into the city streets and alleys
Collect all who look like they need a square meal
All the misfits and homeless and wretched you can find and bring them here
The servant said, "Sir, I did what you commanded and there's still room."
The Master said, "Then go out to the country roads; whoever you find drag them in. I want my house full!"}

They found everyone they could
The poor the humble bad and good
But there was still room to spare
The King said, "Fill these empty chairs!"

Oh come, oh come, oh come
The feast is ready here for you
Oh come, oh come, oh come
Come to the table of the Groom
Oh come, oh come
Come to the table of the Groom
Come to the table of the Groom
Track Name: Mustard Seed (feat. Ellie Holcomb)
If you held a mustard seed in your hand
You’d see that it was tiny, like a grain of sand
But Jesus says that even when our faith is small
Nothing is impossible for Him at all
Nothing is impossible for Him at all

‘Cause our God is faithful
He can move mountains
And He asks us to believe
Our God is faithful
He can move mountains
Even when our faith is like a mustard seed
Even when our faith is like a mustard seed

Oh oh oh , oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Track Name: Go Get The Lost One (feat. Katy Bowser)
Say you had a hundred sheep
and one little lamb got lost
in the dark, in the cold, far away from the fold
What would you do?
What would you do?

You’d say go get the lost one
And leave the ninety-nine
That little lamb is lost
And that little lamb is mine
Bring it home on your shoulders
And call up all your friends

Rejoice with me, I’ve got my little lamb again.
Rejoice with me, I’ve got my little lamb again.

Say you had ten silver coins
And one silver coin got lost
Your treasure, your wealth
In the cracks, in the filth
What would you do?
What would you do?

You’d say go get the lost one
Turn the house upside down
That silver coin was lost
And that silver coin is found
Light the lamp, sweep the ground
Then call up all your friends
Rejoice with me, I’ve got my silver coin again.
Rejoice with me, I’ve got my silver coin again.

If God had a child
Who wandered far astray
Who was sad, broken hearted, whose guilt kept him away
What would He do?
What would He do?

He’d say, go get the lost one
He’s who I came to see.
He thought he was an orphan
But he’s coming home with me.
The angels are rejoicing.
The sinner is my friend.
Rejoice with me, my child is coming home again.
The angels are rejoicing.
The sinner is my friend.
Rejoice with me, my child is coming home again.
Track Name: The Lord's Prayer (feat. Sandra McCracken)
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what is best—
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us safe from the Devil and ourselves.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
You are in charge!
You can do anything!
You are beautiful!

You are in charge!
You can do anything!
You are beautiful!

Amen.