All You’ve Ever Wanted Video
All You’ve Ever Wanted Lyrics

I just looked up today
And realized how far away I am from where You are
You gave me life worth dying for
But between the altar and the door
I bought the lies that promised more
And here I go again

Lord, I know I let You down
But somehow, I will make You proud
I’ll turn this sinking ship around
And make it back to You

But all my deeds and my good name
Are just dirty rags that tear and strain
To cover all my guilty stains
That You already washed away

(‘Cause) All You’ve ever wanted, all You’ve ever wanted
All You’ve ever wanted was my heart
Freedom’s arms are open, my chains have all been broken
Relentless love has called me from the start
And all You wanted was my heart

I was chasing healing when I’d been made well
I was fighting battles when You conquered hell
Living free but from a prison cell
Lord, I lay it down today

So I’ll stop living off of how I feel
And start standing on Your truth revealed
Jesus is my strength, my shield
And He will never fail me

No more chains, I’ve been set free
No more fighting battles You’ve won for me
Now in Christ, I stand complete

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2 stories about "All You’ve Ever Wanted"

  • natasha says:

    The first time I heard this song, I was driving in my car. The piano was the first to tune me in,it was so beautiful! And then, hearing the words, I had tears well up in my eyes. Reminding me sometimes of where I ,when I haven’t given God more of my time. That, I have been more into taking care of my family. Helping them, getting them to and from their many appointments. Then, when I have free time, instead of giving God my time, I’m cleaning or rearranging my home. Listening to 102.5 has been my connection with God. listening to the uplifting songs and even tuning onto Faith 1190 at times to listen to messages there also. But, I haven’t been much in His Word or praying as I should. And that song has impacted me in a way that I need to be closer to Him and trust Him to take care of my family instead of doing it on my own. He hasn’t let me down, but I’ve let Him down.

  • Sharon says:

    I love “Casting Crowns”. I listened to this song while driving also…on a CD. The words hit home because I’ve always tried so hard to “please” God…to be that perfect person worthy of His love. This song reminded me that Jesus is with me no matter how imperfect I am. I don’t have to “do” or “be” anything–He just wants my heart! Now whenever I feel myself feeling unworthy, this song picks me up. “Freedom’s arms are open” and all He wants is my heart!

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