I am very excited to share this album with y'all. I have been in many bands and have written/recorded a lot of music. But this is truly my very first solo album of original songs. The music is a blend of some of my favorite kinds of music. It's got strong hip-hop type beats, powerful acoustic guitars, rock n roll vibe, electronic undertones and words that exalt Jesus Christ. All in all, I'd say It's some of the best music I have created.
released June 23, 2018
All music and melodies written by Steven Shaw. All lyrics but "Deliver Me" are old hymn words. Sermon sound bites from "Weeping Prophet" are by Derick Zeulner.
Wounded, wounded for me, there on the cross He was wounded for me, Gone my transgressions, now I’m free,
All because Jesus was wounded for me.
Dyin, dyin for me, there on the cross He was dying for me;
Now in His death my redemption I see,
All because Jesus was dying for me
How deep the Fathers love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
Risen, risen for me, up from the grave He has risen for me;
Evermore from death’s sting I am free,
All because Jesus has risen for me.
Comin, comin for me, one day to earth, He is coming for me;
Then with what joy His dear face I shall see,
Oh, how I praise Him! He is coming for me.
Track Name: Weeping Prophet
Among Your wrath please love, restore Your servant, Lord
Or let a Father’s prove, like an avenger’s sword.
Your arrows stick in my heart, my flesh is sorely pressed
Between the sorrow the smart, my spirit finds no rest.
My sins a heavy burden, over my head are gone
Too heavy for me to bear, I can not atone.
My thoughts are like a troubled seas, my head still bending down
I go mourning all the day, beneath my Father’s frown.
You are my God, my only hope, my God will hear my cry!
My God will bear my spirit up, when Satan bids me die.
My foot is ever apt to slide, my foes rejoice to see they rise
Their pleasure & their pride, when they supplant my feet.
But I’ll confess my guilt to Thee, and grieve for all my sin I’ll mourn,
how weak my graces be and beg support divine from thee,
My God, forgive my follies past, and be forever nigh;
my salvation, haste, before Thy servant die.
Track Name: Deliver Me
Deliver me (Psalm 3)
To the Lord I cry aloud. He answers me from His holy place.
I lye down to sleep, I wake up again because the Lord sustains me
I will not fear the many raised up against me
Arise deliver me, break the teeth of the wicked.
Many rise against me. They say of my soul "there’s no salvation there".
You oh Lord are my shield, My glory and the lifter of my head
Jesus cried aloud, Father forgive them,
They know not what they do. And He took all my sin
Even though I nailed His hands. His still rescued me
He'll return and judge evil. But Jesus has pardoned me.
He rose, delivered me, even though I was wicked
Track Name: O The Deep
O The Deep
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured,
Boundless, and it’s free! But you must receive
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness it has
Washed me clean, and now I see.
Underneath me, all around me, is the current
Of Your boundless perfect love, it’s you I trust
Leading onward, leading homeward to Your glories
And Your endless rest above! Cause You are love
O the deep love of Jesus
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praises from the shore to shore
And to the furthest seas
How He loves us, ever loves us, changing never,
Nevermore for me, He has set me free
How He watches over His love, died to call us back to himself
He loves all, but you must believe
How for them He’s interceded, watches over them from the throne High above, in His perfect love
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of everyone
An ocean full of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, it’s open up to me;
From Him I have received
Track Name: Out of Bondage
Out of Bondage
William True Sleeper
Out of bondage, sorrow and night, Into freedom, gladness, and light,
Out of sickness, into Your health,
Out of my want, into Your wealth,
Out of my sin, failure and loss,
Into glory, gain of the cross,
Out of sorrows into Your balm,
Out of life’s storms, into Your calm,
You created us to love You and to praise You
Then You saved us in Your glory never ending
Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Into Your blessed, will to abide,
Out of myself, to dwell in Your love,
Out of despair, raptures above,
Out of the fear, and dread of the tomb,
Into the joy, light of Your throne,
Out of the depths, of ruin untold,
Into the peace, Your sheltering fold,
Jesus I come to Thee, because You first chose me