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Lay Your Burdens Down with “Starts and Ends” by Hillsong United

"When real life and peace won't make amends; when all these starts start feeling like ends"

Lay Your Burdens Down with “Starts and Ends” by Hillsong United
Lay Your Burdens Down with “Starts and Ends” by Hillsong United

Many times, music puts into words the things I’m feeling but don’t know how to express. There’s power in the simplification of thoughts into a short line that still carries the weight and depth of what you are trying to say. I’ve heard this song many times, but today, I felt that stirring inside, like I finally know how to say what I’ve been feeling. Life is chaotic right now, to say the least. The world is in turmoil, looking for truth; seeking justice. The lyrics “When real life and peace won’t make amends when all these starts start feeling like ends” really just packs a different kind of punch in this moment in history. The future feels completely unsure. But I love the release that comes with the line, “Lay your burden down upon Him.” The Bible says in Matthew 11, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

So no matter what you’re feeling today, lay it down on Jesus. He is the only real answer to all of life’s burning questions. Listen to this profound song by Hillsong United and worship along with the lyrics below. He is your “every good thing!”

VERSE 1:
My soul thirsts for things I can’t explain
In my bones a beckoning to pray
If my heart is a battleground
My defences run both ways
The flesh is a beggar and thief
But there is a Spirit-man awakening me

VERSE 2:
When real life and peace won’t make amends
When all these starts
Start feeling like these ends
Like the world is unravelling
And I’m bound to come undone
There is a Shepherd a Priest
There is a Comforter who comforts me

REFRAIN 1:
And my soul finds rest
Where it makes no sense
There the blood sets me free
REFRAIN 2:
All my old regrets
All my brokenness
All my failures redeemed

REFRAIN 3:
And it feels like grace
Where I stacked my shame
There the cross stands for me

REFRAIN 4:
All the things I’ve done
All the times I’ve run
All my dead ends redeemed

REFRAIN 5:
And it looks like hope
Where my heart was broke
And His heart broke for me

BRIDGE:
Lay your burden down upon
Down upon Him
Lay your burden down
PRE-CHORUS:
Jesus my rest in peace
My reconciler
You’re my every good thing

REFRAIN 6:
I surrender all
All I’m living for
You’re my every good thing

REFRAIN 7:
You’re my amnesty
You’re my split wide sea
You’re my every good thing

REFRAIN 8:
All my days and nights
You’re my death to life
You’re the wonder I breathe

REFRAIN 9:
You’re my can’t explain
First and last refrain
You’re my every good thing

Words and Music by
Joel Houston & Brooke Ligertwood
© 2018 Hillsong Music Publishing
CCLI: 7124909

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