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The Whole Big Story

by Kristen Gilles

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You Grew the Tree Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles c. 2012 Verse 1 You spoke into the void, Created every star. You made the earth and everything That sin would one day mar And then, Lord, by Your Word Appeared each form of life; And in Your image Adam came And from him came a wife. Pre-Chorus 1 But even then You knew The curse our pride would bring. The only way to save mankind— You’d die ... Chorus: You grew the tree. You grew the tree. You knew what we’d do, but still You grew the tree. Verse 2 You gave the sun and rain To grow the fated wood. You could have ripped it from the ground; Year after year it stood. And then rebellious men Made of it a cross, Planning bloody wickedness In place of nature’s loss. Pre-Chorus 2 You knew what to expect, The untold misery. I’m face-down at the thought That after all … (Chorus)
Bold Before God’s Throne Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles CCLI # 6227494 Verse 1 A temple for almighty God, A throne room deep inside, A veil to shield the holy room From sinners such as I. A priest would part the inner veil And enter once a year To sacrifice for sins of those Who never could draw near. Verse 2 The day they crucified the Lord The earth began to quake. The veil inside the temple fell And mercy made a way. No longer would we need a priest To pay for all our sin; No veil can separate us now So boldly we go in. Chorus: Bold before God’s throne, yet unworthy to be there; Resting on Christ’s sacrifice – it is my only prayer. Verse 3 Confident before the throne, Though humbled all the more Because the sacrifice of Christ Became our open door. O love of Christ, forever true, Cursed so I’d be blessed. And by your light, compared to You I see my wickedness. Verse 4 My base desires and carnal thoughts Are enemies of Christ. I stand condemned by my own heart, Deserving just to die; Yet still I do not hesitate To stand before the king, A paradox to all but God Who gave his Son for me. (Chorus)
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The Rising Tide Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles 2012 Verse 1 The rising tide, the Spirit’s call The power of the perfect King Sweeps through the earth, subdues the strong Erases death’s cold, mocking sting God entered Time, came as a babe Became a man, cast Satan down Watched as he fell like lightning From the heavens to the ground Verse 2 What Satan thought was victory Became the means of his defeat The Lord, on cruel Calvary Crushed Satan’s head beneath His feet Christ conquered death and cancelled sin, Ascended to the Father’s throne Then sent His Spirit like the wind To draw us in, to lead us home Chorus Rising tide (Rising Tide) of righteousness (righteousness) The Kingdom is at hand. (2x) Verse 3 And now Hell’s stronghold on the earth Is plundered by the risen Lord And powerless, the demons roar When souls are fed the Living Word No force can stop the spreading Church. No foe can stem the rising tide Of those alive in Second Birth Through Him who lives, though crucified Repeat Chorus Verse 4 Still rising tide, still flowing free Bursts the dam the devil raised And surging on to victory Christ the champion be praised. When trumpet sounds, he’ll bring his church Stamp out each desperate trace of sin. And love will cover all the earth In the Kingdom without end. Repeat Chorus
My Song In The Night Written by Bobby & Kristen Gilles Inspired by the anonymous American Southern Folk Hymn of the same title Verse 1 O Jesus my Savior, my song in the night, The rest for my soul, the strength for my fight. To You, O Lord, in affliction I call, By day my comfort; by night my song. Verse 2 O Jesus my Savior, my song in the night, A servant by choice, but a king by all rights. In Your darkest hour, I could not stay awake, But still you pressed on to the cross for my sake. CHORUS You sang no song in Gethsemane, But cried “My God, take this cup from me!” Yet for sinners’ sake, You gave up your rights And died for all wrongs – My song in the night. Verse 3 O why should I wander away from Your care? Or fear for my future? You’ve made me an heir; Adopted by God to the Kingdom of Light You conquered the darkness, my song in the night. (To Chorus)


Taken together, the songs on The Whole Big Story tell God's story from creation to the Second Coming and Christ's reign in the New Earth.

These songs teach that Christ's sacrifice wasn't simply akin to throwing himself in front of a bullet for us (as brave and noble as that would be), but rather that He is the Lord of all Creation who willingly died on His own tree, having known and determined to do so before creation's dawn.

These songs teach a crucial, blessed difference between Old Testament worship and our reality -- that we don't have to wait once a year for an appointed priest to pray and offer sacrifice for our sins, but that we can boldly go before God's throne all the time. Christ's sacrifice has "torn the veil."

These songs show that Jesus cast Satan from the sky, tied him up and crushed his head. Now, the Holy Spirit is sweeping through the earth and Christ is adding to His Church as the demons helplessly roar, knowing how this story will end. Christ will come again, bringing His people back to set up a kingdom wherein "love will cover all the earth, in the kingdom without end."

Download this EP for free (mp3 format only) at mysonginthenight.com or Noisetrade.com/kristengilles. For higher quality formats, buy here for a $2 minimum.

Your download includes chord sheets. You can also get the chord sheets anytime by choosing the appropriate song under our Gilles Music tab at mysonginthenight.com. There, you'll also find instructional videos for how to play these songs.


released April 24, 2012

Kristen Gilles: vocals, piano, guitar
Phillip Miller: lead guitar
Eddy Morris: bass guitar
Jon Moore: drums
Luke Barker: sax
Daniel LaChance: piano, organ


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Kristen Gilles Louisville, Kentucky

Kristen Gilles is a worship leader and deacon at Louisville’s multi-campus Sojourn Community Church. Her new CD Parker’s Mercy Brigade is a story of faith, lament, comfort, healing and worship following the stillbirth of her son.

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