At the center of my heart there sits a throne
that the rightful occupant's not always free to call His own
For how can I give the King His place of worth above all else
when I spend my time striving to place that crown upon myself?

(Battle cry, to engage
For the war, set the stage)
And the armies march and kings arise
(For the choice, time has come
Mine or Thy will be done?)
And the pain reflects in holy eyes
(For the will to obey
From the night to the day)
And the seasons change and rulers die
(Not of flesh, not of men
Wage the war deep within)
On and on it rages undenied

I take my crown and cast it down
Castles burning, castles burning
Learn to grow, grow to be
a flesh and blood Theocracy
To take the loss and bear the cross
Raise the Kingdom, raise the Kingdom
Burn away all I've been
to resurrect Theocracy within

And the would-be rulers of my heart that I place upon the throne
Each lead the kingdom of my life to ruin
To bring every thought into submission, to tear the idols down
Is to break the chains, to rearrange, to give the King his crown

(Battle cry, to engage
For the war, set the stage)
And the armies march and kings arise
(For the choice, time has come
Mine or Thy will be done?)
And the pain reflects in holy eyes
(For the will to obey
From the night to the day)
And the seasons change and rulers die
(Not of flesh, not of men
Wage the war deep within)
On and on it rages undenied

I take my crown and cast it down
Castles burning, castles burning
Learn to grow, grow to be
a flesh and blood Theocracy
To take the loss and bear the cross
Raise the Kingdom, raise the Kingdom
Burn away all I've been
to resurrect Theocracy within

Father, use me to be Your hands down here
A mirror to reflect Your glory into hurting eyes
And let me see the world with vision clear
and not through selfishness and lies
For if I am consumed with my own cares,
what right will I have to speak the words "Thy Kingdom come"?
And if I am consumed with my own will,
what right to pray "Thy will be done"?

As all around me I see bleeding souls
Please give me strength to never pass them idly by
And as the angry storm clouds start to roll,
may they see comfort in my eyes
For just as You are full of mercy and love
The same to others, You have called me to be
And by the covenant of grace, above and below
Within our souls: Theocracy

I take my crown and cast it down
Castles burning, castles burning
Learn to grow, grow to be
a flesh and blood Theocracy
To take the loss and bear the cross
Raise the Kingdom, raise the Kingdom
Burn away all I've been
to resurrect Theocracy within

I take my crown and cast it down
Castles burning, castles burning
Learn to grow, grow to be
a flesh and blood Theocracy
To take the loss and bear the cross
Raise the Kingdom, raise the Kingdom


Lyrics submitted by Zughiaq, edited by Octavarium64

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