Break The Cages EP

by Map & Compass

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Whatever image we form in our heads when we imagine God, that image falls short. Whatever we've seen of religion - its heights and its depths - is not the whole story.

With these three songs, we wanted to capture a fraction of what we - and our church - believe that worship should be. It should be vulnerable, and honest, embracing our doubts not as weakness but as a sign that we are taking our faith seriously. It should be inclusive, welcoming everyone and anyone, especially those who might see things with a different perspective.

If God is as vast as we say He is, then no one group, no single denomination or religion through the years has captured Him perfectly. If God is as astonishing and creative as we claim, then our cages can't contain Him.

We don't have all the answers either, but these songs represent our thoughts, our questions, and our next (very small) step towards embracing a faith as progressive and open and full of love as Jesus was.

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released June 3, 2015

All songs written by Jackie LeFevers and Matt LeFevers. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved.

Jackie LeFevers - vocals.
Matt LeFevers - guitars, bass, drums, synths.

Violin on "You Know Me" performed by Christina Nuckolls.

Visit www.mapandcompassband.com for sheet music, charts, blogs, and other resources!

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Map & Compass Phoenix, Arizona

Map & Compass is a worship band led by wife-and-husband duo Jackie and Matt LeFevers. They believe that faith and doubt are not opposites, and that creative indie music and the worship of God can coexist.

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Track Name: Anything That's True
You are greater than my heart can understand
You are a mystery to me
You shaped the continents and mountains with Your hands
How could I ever hope to see?

But maybe I don't need to have the answers
You told me if I seek, then I will find
And I don't have to wait here with my questions
I'll carry all my fears into the light

I believe that You are truth
So anything that's true must come from You
What if You love me for my doubts?
And I can love You while I work them out?

You are the author of the earth beneath my feet
Of every forest, every tree
You are higher than my hands could ever reach
And so instead, You reached for me

You promised if I knock, the door would open
So why am I still standing here outside?
You said that if we ask, we will be answered
Someday I'll know the reasons why

I believe that You are truth
So anything that's true must come from You
What if You love me for my doubts?
And I can love You while I work them out?

I can let go... because You'll never let me go
I can let go... because You'll never let me go
I can let go... because You'll never let me go
I can let go... because You'll never let me go

I believe that You are truth
So anything that's true must come from You
What if You love me for my doubts?
And I can love You while I work them out?
Track Name: You Know Me
You are light that pierces darkness
You are night as bright as day
The waves are calmed on the surface
The waters bow before Your name

You know me
You hear my words before I even speak
You know me
For who I am and who I'm meant to be

As I look at the heavens
At the majesty you’ve made
I wonder who I am to Your mind
That You would know my name?

You know me
You hear my words before I even speak
You know me
For who I am and who I'm meant to be

You know my heart
All my failure, all my pain
You know my heart
And You love me all the same
Breathe into me
I am more than dust and clay
Breathe into me
In Your image I was made

You know me
You hear my words before I even speak
You know me
For who I am and who I'm meant to be
Track Name: Break The Cages
God of everyone, not only those who think like me
King of every truth, not only those that I believe
Alpha and Omega, and every letter in between
The space between the stars could not contain Your glory

Come, break the cages we have tried to place You in
You are more... You are more
So much greater than these words we’ve draped You with
You are more... You are more than this
You are more... You have always been

God of everyone; of all the Earth, not only me
King of every truth, not only those I choose to speak
Alpha and Omega, no letters serve to spell Your name
As distant as the stars and closer than the words I pray

Come, break the cages we have tried to place You in
You are more... You are more
So much greater than these words we’ve draped You with
You are more... You are more than this
You are more... You have always been

Every knee will bow and every tongue will speak of love
Every knee will bow and every tongue will speak of love
We will meet your eyes, and every voice will speak Your name
We will see Your face, and all our words will fall away

Come, break the cages we have tried to place You in
You are more... You are more
So much greater than these words we’ve draped You with
You are more... You are more
Come, break the cages we have tried to place You in
You are more... You are more
So much greater than these words we’ve draped You with
You are more... You are more than this
You are more... You have always been

The space between the stars could not contain Your glory