ABLAZE (2010) - ALBUM OVERVIEW:

 The 2010 release from Four24, ABLAZE, is a passionate and stylish performance that will inspire. Four24 brings their classic harmonies, cool grooves and thought-provoking lyrics to a fresh, contemporary collection of original and popular worship songs. ABLAZE quickly sets itself apart from standard Contemporary and Gospel music by offering inspirational songs that just feel right. Four24 has really come to the table with an amazing set of powerful originals like “Only You”, “Save Me” and the title track “Ablaze”. But it doesn’t stop there. The album also includes a stunning version of the popular song: “Breathe”. This contemporary standard is updated with complex harmonies and a moving performance that is breathtaking. ABLAZE also honors some of the classic hymns by using them to inspire new originals like “My Decision” and “Do You Know My Friend”. Regardless of the song or style, Four24 has the knack for making songs sound timeless. The combination of classical piano, contemporary guitars, cool bass lines, driving rhythms, beautiful lyrics and Four24’s signature harmonies all come together in a perfect blend, making it easy to enjoy this album from beginning to end.


SONG LYRICS/CREDITS:

Lead Me - Lyrics & music by Alex Ortiz

Tell me, Lord, can You hear my cry / The enemy has me in a bind / Situations, getting weak / Playing hide and seek with no faith to find / Other so-called remedies, they fail to please and they make a mess / No other alternative / Shield me with Your righteousness / Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness / Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness / I know I've fallen on my face, been disgraced, but it's not for long / Through Your power I can get back up, Dust it off and move on / All the times I try to take control of my life and I make a mess / Any good that comes from me comes only from Your righteousness / I will trust in You, I will shout for joy / You're my defender / Lord, I surrender my life to You 

 

Only You - Lyrics & music by Alex Ortiz

 Your love is perfect / It's like no other / Better than father's / Better than mother's / A love so enduring there isn't another / That comes close to the love I've discovered / Though I don't deserve it / It's shining down on me / Showers of blessings are falling upon me / Where does it come from / Only You Jesus / Only You Jesus / Only You can love me like You do / And care for me like You / Not my mother, father, sister, brother / There's no lover like you / You gave me the victory / Over all insecurity / And I'm better now, I'm stronger now / Only because of You


Let's All Praise Him - Lyrics by Alex Ortiz & Dan Mall;  Music by Alex Ortiz, Dan Mall & Josh Rivera

My only purpose is to worship / I was created to give You praise / And though my effort is imperfect, / Take it, transform it, Lord / Make it pleasing in Your sight / And though I may not be worthy / O Lord, to give You the glory / I will stand and shout / I'll rejoice and sing / For You are Lord of everything / Let's all praise Him / Let's all praise Him / Let's all praise / Praise the King of Kings / Take this offering of praise / I give it all to You / I humbly empty my heart to You / Just like the widow's mites before Your eyes / We must give it all / The enemy is approaching / He's trying hard 'cause he knows the time's at hand / But the Lord is my refuge / And on His promises I know I can stand / I will sing hallelujah / And give Him glory for all He's done for me / I can barely contain it / So I'll tell it to everyone I see


Ablaze - Lyrics and music by Dan Mall

Complacency takes over / No passion to be found / A war that's all internal / From loitering around / This can't be what you called me to do / Lord, help me live for You / Set our hearts ablaze / I want to be Your vessel / Reveal to us Your face / Let Your fire rain down / Set our hearts ablaze / Can't stand to be without You / Join us in this place / Let Your fire rain down / Let Your fire rain down / Your beautiful salvation / An expression of Your love / I found my motivation / It was hidden in the blood / I know now what You called me to do / Lord, now I'll live for You


I Love You - Lyrics and music by Armando Aizpurua

I know the reason why you're feeling down / Surrounded by the pain that makes you feel so sad / You don't have to worry I know you from inside / Way before that prayer I knew the reason why you cried / I love you / You don't even know how much I love you / I love you / You don't even know how much I care / Love is forever / I will give My love for you forever / I love you / I hear you singing praises everyday to me / Singing, "Glory, glory, hallelujah, we worship Thee" / You're the only reason why I died on Calvary / Let me take your burdens, wipe your tears, and make you free / Did you know that I see every step you take / Did you know I have the power that will help you make it through / Anytime you need Me, just call me; I'll be there / I'll be there / If I had to start all over / Even if I had to die again / If I had to start all over / Even if I had to die again / Every hurtful word, every tear that fell, every drop of blood / I wouldn't mind the pain / If I had to start all over / Even if I had to die again / Every hurtful word, every tear that fell, every drop of blood / I wouldn't mind / I love you, I love you more than anything / I love you, I love you, I love you / I love you, I love you more than anything / You know I do, Love you / I love you, I love you more than anything / You know I do


Save Me - Lyrics and music by Adam Ortiz

Where do I go from here / Lord, show me the way / Trying to stay afloat / But I'm still sinking, sinking / Won't you please save me / Please save me / Please save me / Please save me / Save me / I've tried my own way / On the road to nowhere / All I ever needed was your grace

 

Do You Know My Friend (feat. Danielle Riley) - Lyrics and music by Four24

Let me introduce myself / I saw you from across the room / Tears falling down your face / Looking like you don't know what to do / Your feelings may not have a voice / But they speak so loud and clear / You think that there's no other choice / But there's something you should hear / Do you know my friend / Do you know my friend / His name is Jesus / Do you know my friend / Do you know my friend / It might seem strange at first / But believe me, He is here / With just one simple touch / He can make your sorrows disappear / If you have a little time / There's a story I could tell / You see, He changed my life / And He'll change yours as well, yeah / What a friend we have in Jesus / All our sins and griefs to bear / What a privilege to carry / Everything to God in prayer / Just to know you care / Just to know you'll always be there / Just to know you care / Just to know you'll always be there for me / Do you know my friend?


Don't Rush It (Remix) - Lyrics and music by Ruben Duany

Densas son las tinieblas / Que rodean mi alma al orar / Cuanto mas, debo esperar / Porque señor no te oigo contestar / En tu fe he cimentado, mi esperanza / Al oír tu voz / Wipe your tears / With assurance that the love I have for you is real / I am here / Have the knowledge that beneath My wings / There is no fear / Face to face / I’ll explain the things your mind could never understand / In a while / I’ll be there to take your hand / Don’t rush it / Clear was the voice I heard from heaven / Don’t rush it / For you, I’ll carry, carry / Don’t rush it / In time, your prayers will be answered / Don’t rush it / Faith is the substance of what you can’t see / La trompeta sonara


Amazing - Lyrics and music by Alex Ortiz

When I look back on my life and all that I've been through / I really can't seem to understand why You do the things You do / You gave up Your perfect place / And You died in my place / It's amazing…amazing / Troubles come and troubles go But You're still by my side / After all the wrong I've done / Your arms are open wide / Through it all I plainly see / Your rain of mercy falls on me / It's amazing / Amazing / Like the colors in the sky from the setting sun / And the rising of the moon when the day is done / Your love, Your love, Your love / Your love is so amazing / The placing of the stars by Your loving hand / And Your spirit like a breeze on the midnight sand / Your love, Your love, Your love / Your love is so amazing / Your love / Is the fuel that lights the sunshine in the day / Your love is the laughter of the little child at play / I lift up my hands / It's all I can do / I worship You, Lord / In spirit and truth / God's been good, He's been good to me / When others flee, I just drop down to my knees / And ask the Lord for a delivery / From the trials and the pain that's surrounding me / Hounding me / Chains keep grounding me / Downing me / The devil tried drowning me / But I found in Thee / Life full of hope, full of passion / Better than that, I found life everlasting / That's the best gift, can't pass it up / Don't ever let the devil try to gas you up / With silver and gold and worldly pleasures / That kind of gift can't last forever / Way up in heaven's where I store my treasure / Can't stop running the race, no, never / When I get weak and my energy's fading / I think of Your love, 'cause Your love is amazing / Your love, your love / Your love is so amazing

Amazing
Lyrics and music by Alex Ortiz
When I look back on my life and all that I've been through / I really can't seem to understand why You do the things You do / You gave up Your perfect place / And You died in my place / It's amazing…amazing / Troubles come and troubles go But You're still by my side / After all the wrong I've done
Your arms are open wide / Through it all I plainly see / Your rain of mercy falls on me / It's amazing / Amazing / Like the colors in the sky from the setting sun / And the rising of the moon when the day is done / Your love, Your love, Your love / Your love is so amazing / The placing of the stars by Your loving hand / And Your spirit like a breeze on the midnight sand / Your love, Your love, Your love / Your love is so amazing / Your love / Is the fuel that lights the sunshine in the day / Your love is the laughter of the little child at play / I lift up my hands / It's all I can do / I worship You, Lord / In spirit and truth / God's been good, He's been good to me / When others flee, I just drop down to my knees / And ask the Lord for a delivery / From the trials and the pain that's surrounding me / Hounding me / Chains keep grounding me / Downing me / The devil tried drowning me / But I found in Thee / Life full of hope, full of passion / Better than that, I found life everlasting / That's the best gift, can't pass it up / Don't ever let the devil try to gas you up / With silver and gold and worldly pleasures / That kind of gift can't last forever / Way up in heaven's where I store my treasure / Can't stop running the race
No, never / When I get weak and my energy's fading / I think of Your love, 'cause Your love is amazing / Your love, your love / Your love is so amazing


Blessed is the Air - Lyrics & Music by Ruben Duany, Jr.

Blessed is the air / That I breathe / When I'm with You, Jesus / When I'm with You, Jesus / Blessed is the air / That I breathe / When I'm with You, Jesus / When I'm with You, Jesus



Breathe - Lyrics and music by Keith Charles Flint / Liam Howlett / Keith Andrew Palmer

This is the air I breathe / This is the air I breathe / Your holy presence, living in me / This is my daily bread / This is my daily bread / Your very word, spoken to me / I, I'm desperate for you / I, I'm lost without you / You are the air I breathe, Jesus / You are the air I breathe / You are my daily bread, Jesus / You are my daily bread / Your very word, spoken to me


My Decision - Lyrics and music by Ruben Duany 

 This is my decision / This is my commitment / Come up to the altar / And follow You, God / I don't need to see You calm the sea / I don't need to see You heal the sick / I don't need to read Your story / I don't need to see Your glory / I don't need to see You calm the sea / To believe in You / I don't need to see You heal the sick / To believe in You / I don't need to read Your story / I don't need to see Your glory / Because You have done more miracles in me / Because You have done more miracles in me / Because You have done more miracles in me / Because You have done more miracles in me / I surrender all / I surrender all / All to Thee, my blessed Savior / I surrender all