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Andy Melvin: The Human Engine Waits

November 5, 2007

This new album by Andy Melvin will soon be a success. Andy is theologically solid, artistically gifted, and just fun to spend time with. A college friend, Andy is now the worship pastor at The Austin Stone, where no-name Chris Tomlin is known to play from time to time.

The whole album is thoughtful, innovative and worshipful. Liner notes include Scriptures that inspired each song. Here are the lyrics from “Our God Above”:

come and fill us Father
with Your living water
cause these wells we’ve dug are dry
the world we have befriended
has left us empty handed
and only You can satisfy

as we return to You
our spirits are renewed
and our hearts are moved to worship You alone

our God above
we lift you up
to the place that You deserve
within our hearts
and we glorify
the Lord on high
You have no equal on the earth
No equal on the earth

Lord we claim the promise
that the work You started
You’ll be faithful to complete
so we trust in Your might as we offer our lives
as a living sacrifice of praise to You

and we! declare! our love! to You!
yeah we! declare! our love! to You!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2007 5:12 pm

    That guy looks exactly like Rufus McGovern. I mean exactly.

  2. November 7, 2007 6:06 pm

    seriously!

  3. November 13, 2007 7:01 pm

    that is crazy. i was thinking the same thing. actually they sound pretty simiar, too. is it possible that andy stole his look?

  4. November 22, 2007 11:09 pm

    come on guys. you’re way off here… andy doesn’t sound anything like that hack rufus mcgovern. you guys need to get out into the music scene more often…

  5. November 23, 2007 6:33 am

    the more i listen, the better it gets. Scripture-soaked without sacrificing lyrical and musical creativity, giving it an unusually worshipful tone, while avoiding the pop worship sounds

  6. rufus permalink
    December 4, 2007 3:59 pm

    i don’t think this Andy Melvin dude looks anything like Rufus McGovern. Rufus is way sexier!

  7. Dr. Bob permalink
    May 6, 2008 7:58 pm

    I know Andy Melvin; and Rufus McGovern is no Andy Melvin…

  8. August 27, 2008 4:21 pm

    Andy is amazing, a truly humble man after God’s heart. Just wanted to post the lyrics to his song “Meet You”, a truly amazing picture of heaven. Of all the songs with the Angelic, “Holy, Holy, Holy or Holy is the Lord” from Isaiah 6 and Revelation this one evokes heaven the best I think. Love you Andy! Keep writing music for Jesus that hits culture

    ~Adam

    Andy Melvin – Meet You

    I’ll meet you in the sunrise
    I’ll meet you in the air
    And I will lay my burden upon you
    I’ll be leaving without care
    I’ll be leaving without care

    I will see your double-blade tongue
    Eyes of fire and snowy hair
    I will lay my glory beneath you
    If I have any glory there
    If I have any glory there

    And I’ll join the hosts around your throne…

    Singing Holy is the Lord, Holy is the Lord
    Who was and is and is to come

    I will praise you God the Father
    I will praise you God the Son
    I will praise you Holy Spirit
    I will praise you Three in One
    I will praise you Three in One

    And I’ll join the hosts around your throne…

    Singing “Holy is the Lord
    Holy is the Lord
    Who was and is and is to come”
    Singing “Holy is the Lord
    Holy is the Lord
    Who was and is and is to come”

    I will meet you in the sunrise
    I will meet you in the air
    And I’ll behold my bridegroom a coming
    On these toppled gates of Hell
    On these toppled gates of Hell

    And I’ll join the hosts around your throne…

    Singing “Holy is the Lord
    Holy is the Lord
    Who was and is and is to come”
    Singing “Holy is the Lord
    Holy is the Lord
    Who was and is and is to come”

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