"The Eleventh Hour" as written by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Daniel Mason and Matt Odmark....
Trace the shape of my heart, till it becomes more familiar to your eyes.
I've been lost without you, cold without your love.
It's taken days and nights to make me realize.

Rescue me from waiting on this line.
I won't give up on giving you the chance to blow my mind.
Let the eleventh hour quickly pass me by.
I'll find you when I think I'm out of time.

Take the place of my heart, till I become a stranger to my life.
I've been down without you, wrong without your love.
In time will I be what you're thinking of?

Rescue me from waiting on this line.
I won't give up on giving you the change to blow my mind.
Let the eleventh hour quickly pass me by.
I'll find you when I think I'm out of time.

I've been wrong without you, cold without your love.
In time will I be what you're thinking of?


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"The Eleventh Hour" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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    General Commentin life, when we feel we have nothing to cling to, then we'll sometimes get to a place where we get close to God and in this song, it's the "eleventh hour"... but basically, 'i've been down without you, cold without you' says it best...
    sacredcrowon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is a song of hope. It's looking forward to Christ's return in hope. In it he says "I get so used to these shadows"; which represents the world we live in (full of shadows or sin). Then he almost cries "Will you chase away these shadows when you come back again?"; asking God to remove the things of this world and in their place provide what really matters, Him. My 2nd favorite on the album.
    Cuevoon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCRAP, nevermind my above comment, its actually supposed to be for Edge of the Water....sorry.
    Cuevoon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about desperation, about a place in your life where you're longing for God. A theology student told me that in the Bible "The Eleventh Hour" meant Redemption.
    It's clear throughout the song that He wants God to bring Him back.

    "trace the shape of my heart, till it becomes more familiar to your eyes." and "Take the place of my heart, 'til I've become a stranger to my life" speak of how the writer is desperate for God to change his heart once again, and to change it to where GOD wants it.
    Desperation and Redemption are the theme, and it's written beautifully
    subtexton October 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about rejecting salvation until the last possible moment (the eleventh hour).
    "Rescue me ..
    Let the eleventh hour quickly pass me by
    I'll find you when I think I'm out of time"

    The singer wants to draw close to Him earlier, as is right, as opposed to later, as is human.
    straight_upon March 02, 2007   Link

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