My Dream Came True

I wrote this for one of the American Idol “Songwriting Contests”

My Dream Came True
c2008 Lara Marriott

A desire, my heart’s cry
The chances I have taken to get here.
A calling, my passion in life
The voice I was given
Needed to be heard

I thought it could never happen
But still I had to try
There were many times to give up
But still kept pressing forward til my

Dream came true
I am here with you
Alive and ready to start anew
My dream came true
I am here with you
Let’s dream this road
Me and you
Me and you

I am one in a million
Waiting to be called out from you
Patience as a virtue
Was never my forte
You needed to be heard

I thought you would never answer
But still you chose me
There were many times I questioned
But still kept pressing forward til my

Dreams came true
I am here with you
Alive and ready to start anew
My dreams came true
I am here with you
Let’s dream this road
Me and you

Dreams came true
I am here with you
Alive and ready to start anew
My dreams came true
I am here with you
Let’s dream this road
Me and you
Me and you
Me and you

You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/lara_marriott/my-dream-came-true

Lara~

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

Bring Us Back

Note: This is getting a bit tricky, trying to post each song chronologically. So I might get some mixed up. šŸ˜‰

This song was a plea to God to bring me back to when my relationship with Him was exciting, adventurous, and powerful. I didn’t want to just sit back, enjoy my good life, and wait for Jesus to show up and take me home to be with Him. I was getting bored of coming to church every Sunday, go through the same church routines, sit in the same section of the church that I felt most comfortable in, connect with my friends, and going home. God rocked my life when I was a preteen by introducing me to His Holy Spirit’s power and friendship. He used me to bless and witness to others without any fear. Everyday I was excited to join Him in His work! But, as I grew up and had more and more responsibilities and a family, I became fearful and stagnant. I wrote this song out of a desire to go back to that amazing time in my life. I also was praying for that kind of revival for our church.

Bring Us Back
c2010 Lara Marriott

Bring us back to the place where we were
When we gave our lives to You
For the very first time
Bring us back to the place where we were
When we gave our lives to You
For the very first time

There was power in Your Holy Spirit
That made us strong
There was a love that overwhelmed us
Through and through
We knew a peace that passed our understanding
And guarded our hearts
Oh bring us back to that first place

Bring us back to the place where we were
When we gave our lives to You
For the very first time
Bring us back to the place where we were
When we gave our lives to You
For the very first time

There was power in Your Holy Spirit
That made us strong
There was a love that overwhelmed us
Through and through
We knew a peace that passed our understanding
And guarded our hearts
Oh bring us back to that first place

There was power in Your Holy Spirit
That made us strong
There was a love that overwhelmed us
Through and through
We knew a peace that passed our understanding
And guarded our hearts
Oh bring us back to that first place
Oh bring us back to that first place
Oh bring us back to that first place

Bring me back to the place where I was
When I gave my heart to You
For the very first time
Bring me back to the place where I was
When I gave my life to You
For the very first time

There is a power in Your Holy Spirit
That makes me strong
There is a love that overwhelms me
Through and through
I know a peace that passes all understanding
And guards my heart
Oh bring me back to that first place
Oh bring me back to that first place

You can listen to Bring Us Back here: http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=9044604&q=hi&newref=1

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

I Wait For

Based on Psalm 31:24 & Psalm 119

I Wait For
c2008 Lara Marriott

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord
I won’t be put to shame
No I won’t be put to shame

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord
I won’t be put to shame
No I won’t be put to shame

For I know You God
Are in my life, in my life
Yes, I know You God
Are in my life, in my life
I am strong and courageous
When I

I wait for
Look for
Hope and
Expect the Lord
I won’t be put to shame
No I won’t be put to shame
As I wait

You can listen to it here: http://youtu.be/F5cAXHq2h-I?list=UUSrvZPoCmXPO__ti9uV2zOw

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

Praise The Lord O My Soul

From Psalm 146

Praise The Lord O My Soul
c2010 Lara Marriott

Praise the Lord
Praise O my soul
I will praise the Lord
All of my days

Sing to the Lord
Sing O my soul
I will sing to the Lord
All of my days

And my heart will change
As I sing praise to You Lord in heaven
I will sing praise to the King of my heart
And I will glorify You with my life
As I sing
I will sing

Praise the Lord
Praise O my soul
I will praise the Lord
All of my days

You can listen to it here: http://youtu.be/L7xujNJHXGE?list=UUSrvZPoCmXPO__ti9uV2zOw

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

Beneath Your Cross Am I

Here is the other song that was produced as a gift.

Beneath Your Cross
c2008 Lara Marriott

Forgiving
Cleansing
Undeserved grace
My sin was taken away
You took my place

Beneath Your cross am I
Beneath Your cross am I

You suffered for me
With undeserved pain
Hung up Your glory
To cleanse all my shame

Beneath Your cross am I
Beneath Your cross am I

I am beneath Your cross
Humbled by Your sacrifice

Forgiving
Cleansing
Undeserved grace
My sin was taken away
You took my place

Beneath Your cross am I
Beneath Your cross am I

I am beneath Your cross
Humbled by Your sacrifice

So I will worship You my God
Yes, I will bow to You my Savior

You suffered for me
With undeserved pain
Hung up Your glory
To cleanse all my shame

Beneath Your cross am I
Beneath Your cross am I

You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/lara_marriott/beneath-your-cross

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

You’re Holding Me

A songwriter friend gave me a gift that was first presented to her. It was free production of two of her songs. She felt God nudging her heart to bless me with the gift. One of the songwriters we were in contact with felt led to pay for studio time to help my friend’s songwriting career. I will never forget her selfless kindness to me. This is one of the songs I had produced.

You’re Holding Me
c2008 Lara Marriott

Your hand stretched forth the brilliant heavens
Your hand made the foundations of the earth
Your hand is in charge of all creation
I am in Your mighty hands

Your hand stretched forth the brilliant heavens
Your hand made the foundations of the earth
Your hand is in charge of all creation
I am in Your mighty hands

You’re holding me
Holding me
In Your Presence Lord
I am never alone
Youre holding me
Holding me
Before and behind
I will always find You Lord

Your hand provides strength and healing
Your hand offers a gift of mercy and grace
Your hand takes away all my fears and doubts
I am in Your mighty hands

You’re holding me
Holding me
In Your Presence Lord
I am never alone
You’re holding me
Holding me
Before and behind
I will always find You Lord

You have given to me what I did not earn
A precious love I did not deserve
I cling to Your sovereign arms
You lift me up
You lift me up

You’re holding me yeah
Holding me tightly in Your arms
You’re holding, holding, holding me
You’re holding, holding, holding me
Holding me

You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/lara_marriott/youre-holding-me

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

By The Streams Of Grace

Based on Psalm 23, my favorite scripture verse!

A songwriter friend I met on http://www.christiansongwriters.org gave me so much great advice and help on this song. I will never forget how special that was for me.

By The Streams Of Grace
c2007 Lara Marriott

By the streams of grace I find You
Down the paths of righteousness
In the stillness of Your mercy
Is where I long to rest

By the streams of grace I find You
You supply what I need
A place where Your abundance flows
You renew me

By the streams of grace
You restore my soul
By the streams of grace is where
Your love is shown
Your my shepherd
My Father
I serve and adore
I long for nothing but to be
By Your streams of grace

Your rod and staff protect me
Through the valley of dark despair
You are walking right beside me
Taking me away from all my fears
Your rod and staff they guide me
Your blessings are waiting for me
It is solely in You I trust
For You are saving me

You can listen to By The Streams Of Grace on my music player here: http://www.worshiptherock.com/profile/LaraMarriott

www.laramarriott.com & itunes