Come And Tear Down The Walls


Come And Tear Down The Walls

"It all started in Sweden, before the trip to the US on which I met Mark Alan. The phrase that kept coming back to me: 'Come and tear down the walls I've built up'. I was realizing, more and more, that the barriers between me and the father had been put there by me, not the other way around. He knows everything and is always working in me to meet my desire for deeper intimacy with him. When I brought these thoughts to Mark Alan, we landed on writing a simple song about turning our hearts to the father." (Jenny Wahlström)

”There are so many barriers that we construct in our lives - barriers between ourselves and others who don’t look like us, between us and others with differing life views, and ultimately, barriers between us and God. This song is a simple yet bold ask, one that only comes about by humility on our part but when it’s embraced, can bring about powerful transformation in us and the world around us.” (Mark Alan Schoolmeesters)

Written by Jenny Wahlström (STIM), Mark Alan Schoolmeesters (BMI)
© 2016 Common Hymnal Digital (BMI), Standing Room Only (BMI) (admin by CCLI 7068115.

C                                    Am
Come and tear down the walls I've built up
Every wall I've built up
Every wall I've built up
           C                          Am
Cause you deserve every piece of my heart
Every piece of my heart
Every piece of my heart  

G             Am                             Dm      C/E                    
Lord, I am trusting that you are a faithful father
       F                 G
And all that you have, it is good
You're a generous giver
        Dm                C/E
Your love's like no other
                 F                        G
Won't you come and break through to me 

C                           Am
Over and over and over again
        F                                   Dm
I am bringing my heart to you with open hands
C                                     Am
Closer and closer, you're drawing me in
           F                                    Dm
As the depths of my heart lay before you again



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