"The Black Brigade" as written by and Andrew Albert Schwab Steven Allen Dail....
Prepare in urgency to race
Casting off the weight that burdens me
I cannot dare to force the pace
Marathon for life the road I face

Committed
determined
My gaze is set on finishing

I’m straining to extend my lead
With every evil chasing me
One day, one hour, every step

I know
I know
I fix
my eyes
Ahead

Straining on to run without remorse
Casting off mistakes that came before
In my mind I see a hallowed door
Open arm embrace, I’m reaching for...

Just like a breeze is passing me
My stammers, a distant memory
We cannot afford a glance to see
What’s gaining or what is history


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    General Comment"I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."
    -- Phillipians 3:12-14 (NLT)

    Such beautiful lyrics based upon the apostle Paul's words above. Project's haunting music combines with Schwab's words to create strong feelings of urgency and inspiration to persevere as we run the race, remaining focused on what matters above all else: our loving Savior.

    I also really love the emphasis on forgetting our sins. Nothing weighs me down more than when I mourn the hypocritical mistakes I've made. But we simply have to ask forgiveness from God and from those that we've wronged and keep our eyes fixed on finishing.
    ChristFlame3on August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProper lyrics:

    Prepare in urgency to race,
    Casting off the wieght that burdens me.
    I cannot dare to force the pace,
    Marathon for life, the road I face.

    Commited,
    Determined,
    My gaze is set on finishing.

    I’m straining to extend the lead,
    As every evil chases me.
    One day, one hour, every step,
    I know, I know,
    I fix my eyes ahead.

    Straining on to run without remorse,
    Casting off mistakes that came before.
    In my mind I see a hallowed door,
    Open arm embrace, I’m reaching for...

    Commited,
    Determined,
    My gaze is set on finishing.

    I’m straining to extend the lead,
    As every evil chases me.
    One day, one hour, every step,
    I know, I know,
    I fix my eyes ahead.

    Woahh...

    Just like a breeze is passing me,
    My stammers, a distant memory.
    We cannot afford a glance to see,
    What’s gaining or what is history.

    I'm yelling,
    I'm flinching,
    My gaze is set on finishing.

    I’m straining to extend the lead,
    As every evil chases me.
    One day, one hour, every step,
    I know, I know,
    I fix my eyes ahead.
    [x2]

    Woahh...
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link

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