Hold Me Fast

by Glenna Marshall

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released April 28, 2017

Vocals and Piano: Glenna Marshall
Guitar: Jacob Bond
Bass: Steve Miller ("Every Sky") and Nathaniel Kurzer ("Meaningless" & "I'll Never Let You Go")

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Glenna Marshall Sikeston, Missouri

Glenna has been playing the piano since the age of seven and writing songs since the age of sixteen. Her music comes from hard places, but because of God's faithfulness much good comes from the brokenness.

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Track Name: Every Sky
Waves crash hard on the grains of sand You’ve made, You know their number
Nothing shifts or sinks without Your say, without Your order
Stars so vast that I almost feel pressed in, You call them by name
In a sky so dark and big I cannot breath

All this wildness, beauty untamed bends its knees it meekly obeys
The wild and fierce Creator who made
Every storm, every wind, every sky calls out Your name

Storms roll in with a fearsome rumbling sound, You’re the conductor
As a symphony of forces slowly mount, a song in the thunder
Winds blow fierce out across the flatland fields, whispering greatness
Lightning strikes as far as You direct

All this wildness, beauty untamed bends its knees it meekly obeys
The wild and fierce Creator who made
Every storm, every wind, every sky calls out Your name

Palette painted bright on canvas sky, a smear of Your finger
Storm clouds give the edge to beauty tonight ‘cause You give it meaning
Sun sinks low in a flame of orange and light, blazing Your glory
And the sun will rise again in morning’s time

All this wildness, beauty untamed bends its knees it meekly obeys
The wild and fierce Creator who made

Every star, every storm, every cloud, every wave, every wind, every sun, every sky calls out Your name
Track Name: Hold Me Fast
Tempest tossed and thrown about, I cannot live one day without
Your brand new mercies, every morning
Every day it’s sink or swim, but mostly You just pull me in
with faithfulness You carry me
Cause all of my affections scatter quickly like a maelstrom full of reckless and illusionary dreams
I can be uncertain of the simplest of devotions, I’m desperate for the anchoring You bring


Hold me fast when the nights break down on me
Hold me fast when my faith is less than weak
Hold me fast when the voices are louder than Yours
Jesus, help my unbelief
Hold me fast

I’m always casting eyes about ‘cause I just want to figure out
If these waves can hold me, if they control me
Either way the bottom line is do I trust You every time You call me out of fear and doubt
Temptation pulls my ankles down and fear is why I’ll surely drown
Oh, if only I could hold Your gaze
Then I’d know You are stronger than the forces of my heart that seem to
Drive me down into the waves

Hold me fast when the nights break down on me
Hold me fast when my faith is less than weak
Hold me fast when the voices are louder than Yours
Jesus, help my unbelief. Hold me fast.

This is not some parallel to show You that I'm trusting well
In truth the ocean might be safe compared to dark nights of the soul that leave a tattered, gaping hole but push me to hold fast to faith

Hold me fast when the nights break down on me
Hold me fast when my faith is less than weak
Hold me fast when the voices are louder than Yours
Jesus, help my unbelief
Jesus, hely my unbelief
Hold me fast
Track Name: Hear Me
If you don't object I'll take a deep breath and be quiet for a moment
I'm tired of explaining my heart slowly draining out on the floor
You never seem to hear
It's the thing I've always feared
And a far cry from where we used to be

Will you hear me, understand me like you said you always would, like you said you always would
Will you love me, fight for me
I need it more than I should, more than I should

You misunderstand when I say what I mean, but I know I say it wrong
I'm desperate to gather what we used to be and to never let it go
The embers of warmth burned out leaving ashes inside of mouths
I'm aching for something to set this on fire

Will you hear me, understand me like you said you always would, like you said you always would
Will you love me, fight for me
I need it more than I should, more than I should

This is no easy thing 'cause we're both broken way down deep
But there's hope as long as we breathe
So hear me, hear me, please
Will you hear me, me please
So hear me, hear me please

Will you hear me, understand me like you said you always would, like you said you always would
Will you love me, fight for me
I need it more than I should, more than I should
More than I should, more than I should
Track Name: Meaningless
I gathered all the pieces of my dreams and tried to break the mold
I stacked them carefully, I worked relentlessly
My tower never reached the sky but it crumbled right before my eyes
The rubble turned to chaff and I could finally see at last

All the things that I pursued are meaningless compared to You
And I could chase a thousand dreams but they won't mean a single thing
If You are not the captor of my heart 'cause I could never stand alone without Your covering
Jesus, You're all I need

All of my accomplishments are vanities when weighed against what You have done for me and how You set me free
So Lord, please have Your way with me
Shatter all this pride
'Til You're the treasure that I'm longing for, 'til Jesus, You're my prize

All the things that I pursued are meaningless compared to You
And I could chase a thousand dreams but they won't mean a single thing
If You are not the captor of my heart 'cause I could never stand alone without Your covering
Jesus, You're all I need

So will You take my heart's desires and turn them into Yours
Empty me of all I am 'til I'm standing here with open hands

All the things that I pursued are meaningless compared to You
And I could chase a thousand dreams but they won't mean a single thing
If You are not the captor of my heart 'cause I could never stand alone without Your covering
Jesus, You're all I need, You're all I need
Track Name: I'll Never Let You Go
Broken and restless you fight with the blankets, seems you are losing this time
Tossing and turning accomplishes nothing, it’s pointless for you to try
Cause your tiny hands could never extend or encompass what I have planned
So you should not wrestle with matters I’ll handle; Trust Me and you will be blessed

'Cause fretting is useless and worry is wasteful when I’ve got you here in My hands
Nothing can pass through My purposeful fingers that I did not intend
And I will be faithful when you are faithless, there’s safety in trusting My Word
‘Cause I am sovereign and I’m always working, and I’ll never let you go


You can see nature don’t wrestle or waver with how it’s created and blessed
The birds of the air can fly without care 'cause I’m never caught unaware
And you shouldn’t worry, you’re worth more than all these, you matter so much more to Me
I have redeemed you, saved you, and freed you, and no one can steal you from Me

'Cause fretting is useless and worry is wasteful when I’ve got you here in My hands
Nothing can pass through My purposeful fingers that I did not intend
And I will be faithful when you are faithless, there’s safety in trusting My Word
‘Cause I am sovereign and I’m always working, and I’ll never let you go

Did you think that I forgot you? Did you think I could be surprised?
My love is perfect, and you’re never out of My sight

Fretting is useless and worry so wasteful when I’ve got you here in My hands
Nothing can pass through My purposeful fingers that I did not intend
And I will be faithful, so faithful, there’s safety in trusting My Word
I’ll never let you go
And I will be faithful when you are faithless, there's safety in trusting My Word
‘Cause I am sovereign and I’m always working, and I’ll never let you go
‘Cause I am sovereign and I’m always working, and I’ll never let you go
Track Name: Anchor
When my heart runs after things of earth, when my soul can't find a place of worth
Will You always call me back to You
Even when I can't believe the truth
Even when I can't believe the truth

Hallelujah, You're the Anchor for my soul
Jesus, You are stronger and You always keep me close
And You always keep me close

There's a pull I daily fear to fight, when my flesh seeks only its delight
I am desperate for a standing place found in Your unmoving solid grace
It is Your unmoving solid grace

Hallelujah, You're the Anchor for my soul
Jesus, You are stronger and You always keep me close
And You always keep me close

Well, my heart's full of deceit
No, I can't trust it for anything
But You hold me in Your hand
My fears and failures You will withstand
My fears and failures You will withstand

Hallelujah, You're the Anchor for my soul
Jesus, You are stronger and You always keep me close
And You always keep me close

We are fragile creatures weak with sin
So to grace we daily must press in
Though we vacillate from fear to faith
We find rest because You never change
I find rest because You never change

Hallelujah, You're the Anchor for my soul
Jesus, You are stronger and You always keep me close
And You always keep me close
You always keep me close