East To West Lyrics

Casting Crowns


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Mark Hall, Bernie Herms
album: Track 4 in album The Altar and the Door
release date: 2007-8-28
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:27
performer: Casting Crowns
writer: Bernie Herms, Mark Hall

Cover Art

Casting Crowns The Altar and the Door cover art
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Here I am lord and I'm drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know you've cast my sin as far
As the east is from the west
And I stand before you now
As though I've never sinned
But today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I know you've washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night

I can't live by what I feel
About the truth your word reveals
And I'm not holding onto you
But you're holding onto me
You're holding onto me

Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

Just how far, the east is from the west, just how far
From one scarred hand to the other
You know just how far, the east is from the west, just how far
From one scarred hand to the other


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 What This World Needs
  • 2 Every Man
  • 3 Slow Fade
  • 4 East to West
  • 5 The Word Is Alive
  • 6 The Altar and the Door
  • 7 Somewhere in the Middle
  • 8 I Know You're There
  • 9 Prayer for a Friend
  • 10 All Because of Jesus