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Rising Tide

from The Whole Big Story by Kristen Gilles



A song about the birth, death, resurrection and ascension of Christ, the sending of the Holy Spirit, the growth of the Church, and Christ's return to set up his never-ending Kingdom.


The Rising Tide
Written by: Bobby and Kristen Gilles

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

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


from The Whole Big Story, track released April 24, 2012
Kristen Gilles: vocals, rhythm guitar
Brooks Ritter: vocals
Phillip Miller: lead guitar
Eddy Morris: bass guitar
Jon Moore: drums


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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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