Jon Thurlow

Different Story

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Your love will be what moves my heart.
What stirs my soul for eternity.

About the Album

Three years in the making

Written and recorded in the middle of a stormy season of life, and a three-year journey in the making, this album is a grace of God album. He brought it all together. The entire process has been a testimony of His mercy, His gentleness, and His faithfulness. Interwoven into these songs are parts of my own journey with Him, my prayers to Him, as well as His words to me (and to all of us). May we each come up from the wilderness leaning on Him.

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Deep inside my soul is crying out for You;
Can’t escape this restless ache I feel for You

Your Light

Song Lyrics

I don’t believe I ever knew that my life was full of emptiness

All I was really looking for was some temporary happiness

 

I was lost moving from the next thing to the next thing

In the dark, thinking it was okay, it was okay until...

 

You, You put Your light deep inside my heart

You drove the darkness away

I, I’m going to sing of Your endless love

Now and for all, for all my days

 

One day a storm was blowing through

And it nearly knocked me off my feet

So shaken I could barely move

I was reaching out for anything

 

I was lost, hoping You would find me, You find me

Then I saw You were right beside me, right beside me, that’s when

 

From the day I met You, You have never left me

Everyday You put Your light in my heart

Even in the valley, still I know You’re with me

Everyday You put Your light in my heart

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I Want You

Song Lyrics

Deep inside my soul is crying out for You

Can’t escape this restless ache I feel for You

 

God where else could I ever go

When the truth is You’re my only good

 

How I long to see Your beauty Lord

Come and take Me through that open door Because I - I want You

You’re the only One who satisfies

You’re my only Way, my only Life

And God I - I want You

 

When You made me, You created space for You Nothing else could ever take the place of You

                       

Stir the fire up in my heart Stir the fire up again

Stir the fire up in my heart Stir the fire up again    

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Different Story

Song Lyrics

Heavy in my soul, and it feels larger than life, too big to hide

It’s like I just can’t stop this pain deep within

Lost with no hope, so much failure and pride I can’t deny

It’s like I’m trapped inside a maze with no end

 

I’m looking to the Healer, I’m looking to the Maker

I’m not alone, not on my own

‘Cause I can feel You working in me

 

For breaking my chains

For setting my heart free

For giving me a new name

This is a different story

For saying I’m Yours

For saying You love me

I’m not alone anymore

This is a different story

 

Wounds in my heart

They are not what they seem, You have redeemed

They are the windows where You shine Your glory

Pain from my past, no it’s not like it sounds been turned around

I am the canvas where You tell Your story

 

Healer of my heart I will surrender to You

I’m not my own do what You want to do

You’re the God of hope

You’re making everything new in me

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For You

Song Lyrics

Do you remember that painful day

When you made your choice and decided to walk away from the plans I made

Great walls came in between you and Me

And that bond between us became just a memory, just a memory

 

But I’ve got a dream to make things right again

And I’ll pay the price, even unto death

 

I’m going to die for you, I’m going to give it all away

I’m going to rise for you

Because I want to see you on that day, when I come for my Beloved

 

I’m on my knees in the darkest night

Is there some way that this cup might pass me by, could it pass me by

My soul is weary from all the grief

I feel the weight of the world bearing down on me, bearing down on me

But you’re still the dream inside this heart of mine

You’re the one I love, so I’ll pay the price

 

I’ve got forever with you in My heart

This love won’t change

There is no length I won’t go for your heart

You’re worth the pain

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I Want Your Heart

Song Lyrics

I want your heart, and I want it all

Not just a part, but I want the whole

You know My voice, can you hear my call

I want your heart, and I want it all

 

I’ve given up everything, I’ve given you all of Me

Would you open your heart again, would you open your heart to Me

 

Remember when you first said yes

You gave it all and nothing less

Now years have come and years have gone

But am I still your only One

 

I’ve given up everything, I’ve given you all of Me

Would you open your heart again, would you open your heart to Me

Just look at My nail-pierced hands, put yours in My wounded side

I’m asking for all your heart ‘cause I’ve given you all of Mine

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Your Love is Better

Song Lyrics

More than a life that is filled with pleasure

More than a life that is free of pain

More than having success that promises to make me happy

Or a platform where everybody knows my name

 

I am wanting a heart that is longing for You

So here’s my weak yes, come and help me make it true

 

Be my heart’s cry, and be my heart’s reason

Be the one thing that I won’t stop seeking

I just know Your love is better

All of my days, in every season

You’re the one thing that my heart is needing

I just know Your love is better

More than a life that might bring me comfort

Or a laid back pace, where peace of mind is guaranteed

More than having no obstacles that might make for trouble

Or a lifestyle that promises to be carefree

 

If I have one request, it is to gaze on Your holiness

If I could be one place, it would be in Your house all my days

If I have one desire, it is to look in those eyes of fire

One thing I’m longing for, to give You worship forevermore

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Closer

Song Lyrics

You call my name, I hear Your voice

That holy cry, that wants You and me together

Something in me begins to stir

Deep down inside, I begin to pray

 

I want to be closer to Your heart

I want to be with You where You are

 

How can I get a little bit closer

How can I, ‘cause I’ve gotta know You more

How can I get a little bit closer to Your heart

How can I get a little bit closer

How can I, ‘cause I’ve gotta have You Lord

How can I get a little bit closer to Your heart

 

You call my name, I hear Your voice

Your love for me, it’s going to last forever

Your love will be what moves my heart

What stirs my soul for eternity

 

Love is strong as death, strong as the grave

Nothing on this earth can separate

Many waters can’t put out this flame

Love keeps calling out, calling my name

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Power of Your Love

Song Lyrics

Life was empty and my heart was dead, dry and hungry on the inside

I didn’t know that I was all alone, walking through the dark with no light

 

But You reached out and pulled me into Your heart

And You gave my broken life a brand new start (I testify)

 

The way You saved me

The way You changed me

The name You gave me, it’s the power of Your love

I am alive now

I’ll never die now

I’m Yours, You’re mine now, it’s the power of Your love

 

Life was full of pain, my heart was numb, so much hurting on the inside

I ran away from You, and hid in the darkness, couldn’t find my way back to the light

 

It’s always been, it never ends, and time and time again

Your love comes just when I need it

It never fails, it never fades, and time and time again

Your love keeps me running my race

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Need to Know

Song Lyrics

I heard Your voice speak and my heart understood

That You were with me, and it changed me for good

 

But sometimes I feel like I’m walking alone

And I wonder where You are

Where is that sense of Your presence I felt

Back when we were at the start

 

Tell me once again, I need to hear say You love me in this moment

Tell me once again, I need to know You’ll never leave me

And when the road grows dark, take me in Your arms

Tell me that You’ll always love me like the way You do

 

Life’s like an epic story - so many parts

Sometimes the sun is shining, sometimes it’s dark

 

It’s in those times, when the darkness has come

I begin to feel afraid

Pressures and tensions bear down on my soul

I need to hear the truth again

 

I can climb a mountain if I know

That You’re with me any place I go

It’s Your presence that has made me brave

It’s Your presence that will keep me safe

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Shout Your Name

Song Lyrics

Your precious blood has paid for us all

You took our griefs and carried our sorrows

 

You are our hearts’ desire, come as the healer

Shout Your name over us, You are the mighty redeemer

You are the One we want, come in Your power

Shout Your name over us, You are the heart of the Father

You are the heart of the Father

 

You conquered death, and You came back to life

So we’ll breath our last, but we’ll never die

 

No one wants to make things right more than You

Have it Your way, do what You long to do

I still believe anything can happen when You move

So would You come and move here

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Still Looking Back at Me

Song Lyrics

She never thought it would be this way

She never thought she would feel all this pain

Sometimes she feels like it won’t ever change

 

She, she’s still hurting

She’s still waiting to be free

But she, she’s not quitting

She’s still looking back at Me

 

What she doesn’t see is My heart that’s exploding

Each time she lifts up her voice, My hearts overflowing

If she only knew how much My heart is moved

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Jon Thurlow

About the Artist

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in sacred music from Nyack College, Jon came to the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) in 2004 to attend Fire in the Night, a three-month NightWatch internship. As an intern he was in the prayer room from midnight to 6:00am each night. After Fire in the Night he joined IHOPKC staff, and has served faithfully as a worship leader for many years, leading a team of singers and musicians in six two-hour sets per week.

Jon began leading worship as a teenager. When he was seventeen, he felt a stirring in his heart to use music to draw people’s hearts into the Lord’s presence. Jon believes this is the essential purpose of music. He’s passionate about creating music that will magnify the Lord’s awesome name while connecting people with His heart.

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