Ashes Remain, “All of Me”

Ashes Remain, "All Of Me"

Contemporary Christian rock group Ashes Remain has released All Of Me, the carrier single of its new album, Let The Light In.

This new single from Ashes Remain is definitely one of the best tracks in its repertoire, and arguably my favorite new single from this Baltimore group since Everything Good, which was one of my favorite Christian tracks from 2011. Rob Tahan, Josh Smith, Jonathan Hively, Ben Kirk, and Ryan Nalepa have succeeded in releasing a Christian rock track that I think will easily–and SHOULD!–cross-over into Christian Top 40.

The twin strengths of All Of Me are its brilliant melody and lyrical honesty. When Josh Smith sings “I am a mess of contradictions, I am a doubter who believes,” he immediately resonates with the hopes and fears of so many believers who struggle with their faith in the midst of immense failure that can crumble even the most resolute of walls. Yet, in that honesty, he is still able to acknowledge the immense love and grace of Jesus. When we realize that our Savior is willing and able to take on all of that, all those burdens, and accept us for who we are, dirt, sin and all, it frees us of guilt and shame, and begins the process of Him restoring us into everything that He’s destined for us.

If we give Him everything we have and are, He can use it to make beauty from ashes. He can make the broken beautiful, so to speak, and so when Josh sings, “You are the God of new begins, you will never walk away,
You arms are open, so I won’t be afraid!”, it’s a declaration of faith in a God Who we trust to take everything we have–everything bad and everything good–to mold into something amazing.

Brilliant song, Ashes Remain. Absolutely brilliant.

ALL OF ME Lyrics
Ashes Remain

I am a mess of contradictions
I am a doubter who believes
And I try to hide the failures that I don’t want you to see
But you tell me that you love me, more than I can understand
And you still call me, to come as I am!

You want my faith
You want my doubt
Things I don’t want talk about
All that’s broken, healed, and somewhere between
I will lay it at your feet, and I won’t hold back anything
Because what you are is all, what you are is All Of Me

You know every single heart beat
You know every single breath I breathe
All the sin that held me captive, before mercy set me free
You are the God of new beginnings, you will never walk away
You arms are open, so I won’t be afraid!

You bring my faith
You bring my doubt
Things I don’t want talk about
All that’s broken, healed, and somewhere in between
I will lay it at your feet, and I won’t hold back anything
Cuz what you are is all, what you want is All Of Me

Everything I am, placed inside your hands
Everything I knew before, every moment is but is yours
All of me!

You want my faith
You want my doubt
Things I don’t want talk about
All that’s broken, healed, and somewhere between
Broken, healed, and somewhere between

You want my faith
You want my doubt
Things I don’t want talk about
All that’s broken, healed, and somewhere between
I will lay it at your feet, and I won’t hold back anything
What you want is All, what you want is All Of Me

All of Me!

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