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Steel Evangelist

True Strength "Steel Evangelist"

© 2015-2017 True Strength. All Rights Reserved.
© 2017 Roxx Records Productions

Album Lyrics

All Music and Lyrics written by Ryan “The Archangel” Darnell

Lead Guitar and Solos written by Josh Cirbo and Ryan “The Archangel” Darnell

 

1) No Cheek Left to Turn 


Persecution is rising

They drive us Christians underground

All the atheists trying

To insult us at every turn

They're erasing our freedoms

Passing new laws every day

Our culture is dying

Every vestige is overturned

 

But where can we go?

We are taught by Christ to pray for our enemies

But where can we go?

We have carried their burdens an extra mile for them

But where can we go?

When they strike us we just turn the other cheek

But where can we go from here?

 

When there is no cheek left to turn?

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

 

Calling us the oppressors

They tell us where and when to pray

The immoral are rising

Bringing apathy and pain

A lazy generation

Expecting us to go away

Our churches are dying

A worldly message spoke today

 

But where can we go?

We are taught by Christ to pray for our enemies

But where can we go?

We have carried their burdens an extra mile for them

But where can we go?

When they strike us we just turn the other cheek

But where can we go from here?

 

When there is no cheek left to turn?

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

 

-------SOLO-------

 

But where can we go?

We are taught by Christ to pray for our enemies

But where can we go?

We have carried their burdens an extra mile for them

But where can we go?

When they strike us we just turn the other cheek

But where can we go from here?

 

When there is no cheek left to turn?

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

No Cheek Left to Turn

 

2)  Steel Evangelist



Baptize with water no need to fear it

The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit

Be strong! Believe the Gospel Truth!

Trust in Christ to find salvation

Reject the pleasures of a wicked nation

Be True! Stand-up for your beliefs!

Reject the words of the unbelievers

The false prophets and the money preachers

Defend life and the poor along the way!

Reject Satan and his loser minions

Witchcraft and the pagan religions

They're all lies that will make you lose your way!

 

Oh I pray in Jesus' name that all of you'll be saved!

And that all of you will know His blessed peace!

And with all the Faith in my heart I pray so fervently!

That all of you will know His blessed name!

 

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Gospel Truth!

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Good News of God!

 

-------SOLO-------

 

We preach with metal and we can bare it

The scrutiny and the lack of merit

In the end, we fought for our beliefs!

Let them mock what they don't know

Shut us out hoping we will go

Good luck because we are not going away!

With every album we get closer

To proving wrong every pagan poser

A Christian band can rock as hard as them!

We ride with Christ our Lord and Savior

Armed with spikes sharp as razors

Our leather armor can't hide our angel wings!

 

Oh I pray in Jesus' name that all of you'll be saved!

And that all of you will know His blessed peace!

And with all the Faith in my heart I pray so fervently!

That all of you will know His blessed name!

 

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Gospel Truth!

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Good News of God!

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Gospel Truth!

Steel Evangelist!

Proclaim the Good News of God!

 

3)  Cilician Gates



Shortly after Christ had risen; a man was called to serve in His name

Believers had feared him; persecution was part of his fame

But he changed on the road to Damascus; and Saul became Paul from that day

An apostle of the Lord; he set out on the world to proclaim

 

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Traveling from Tarsus to Spain...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Shadows of the Pagan world fall away...

 

On his first journey Paul had traveled; with Barnabas leading the way

From Antioch to Cyprus they go; Elymas stood in their way

He was then blinded by the Spirit through Paul; for blaspheming the Truth of God

To Perga they'd set sail; Many Gentiles they will soon save

 

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Traveling from Tarsus to Spain...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Shadows of the Pagan world fall away... Forever...

 

-------SOLO-------

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Spoken: "On the second journey away

Paul was now leading the way

To Derbe and Lystra they traveled

And through Corinth they came

They drove a demon from a soothsaying girl

And Paul and Silas were put into jail

An earthquake freed them but they did not flee..."

 

"And on Paul's third journey he traveled far and wide.

From Galatia, Phrygia and Ephesus.

Paul was attacked in Ephesus during a Pagan riot,

This caused him to leave the city.

Paul then traveled to Macedonia and Illyria in the Balkans.

His companions then headed back to the Levant going through

Philippi, Troas, Miletus, Rhodes and then to Tyre.

After staying with Philip the Evangelist in Caesarea they made their way to Jerusalem."

 

"Paul would journey to Jerusalem five times.

On the fifth he came into conflict with the population.

He was to be punished locally but appealed that since he was

a Roman citizen, he was allowed to present his case before the Caesar in Rome."

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On the way to Rome the ship wrecked on the waves; On Malta the ship came to rest

A man and his suffering father; received them as guests

Soon after Paul healed his father; obtained provisions for the journey ahead

They again set sail to Rome; and there Paul would meet his fate

 

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Traveling from Tarsus to Spain...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Shadows of the Pagan world fall away...

 

After suffering two years of his house arrest; Paul was finally put to the blade

Beheaded in the city of Rome; near the waters of Tre Fontane

For Paul his life was now over; his race had finally been ran

To rest in the arms of the Lord; with Jesus the Son of Man

 

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Traveling from Tarsus to Spain...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Shadows of the Pagan world fall away...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Traveling from Tarsus to Spain...

The Good News of our God spreads from here!

Through Cilician Gates

Shadows of the Pagan world fall away... Forever!

 

4)  Don't Take the Mark of the Beast



A dark time is on the horizon 

It's time to wake up and see

The governments are making a chip

To put inside you and me

They want us to bow to them

Submit ourselves to the world

To separate us from Jesus Christ

Their plan's become unfurled

 

At first it will only be used to track the worst criminals

Then it will be required for the safety of all newborn babies

Next it will be used to protect your funds and your identity

Then one day you're unable to buy or sell without it...

...Then it'll be too late!

 

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

 

The Evil One sees us as nothing

We're just cattle to him

He wants us to submit our will

To the man of sin

The devil knows his time is short

So he will scorch the Earth

He will bring us death and war

Every nation to serve him

 

At first it will only be used to track the worst criminals

Then it will be required for the safety of all newborn babies

Next it will be used to protect your funds and your identity

Then one day you're unable to buy or sell without it...

...Then it'll be too late!

 

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

 

-------SOLO-------

 

The evil chip that bears his name

Implanted in your hand

It will track wherever you go

From across the land

It contains your credit cards

And all your medical

It will seem like a great convenience

At the cost of your soul

 

At first it will only be used to track the worst criminals

Then it will be required for the safety of all newborn babies

Next it will be used to protect your funds and your identity

Then one day you're unable to buy or sell without it...

...Then it'll be too late!

 

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

 

The Abomination of Desolation

Is still a mystery

We are seeing a world in his image

And we're the enemy

The evil infrastructure has been formed

Preparing our demise

We stand together and we won't fear

We will die for Christ!

 

At first it will only be used to track the worst criminals

Then it will be required for the safety of all newborn babies

Next it will be used to protect your funds and your identity

Then one day you're unable to buy or sell without it...

...Then it'll be too late!

 

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

Don't take the Mark of the Beast!

Don't take the Mark!

 

5)  The Fall of the Ripest Apple



It's amazing how far we've fallen in such a short, short time

The greatest nation under God is now leading from behind

There has been a great degradation since our morals have declined

The last bastion of religious freedoms being forced to get in line

 

As we prepare to forgo our freedoms

We have only ourselves to blame

We have failed to keep our country sacred

And now it's going up in flames

Going up in flames!

 

Where can you flee?

When the ripest apple falls from the tree

When the devil cries aloud for 'thee!'

Narcotics, desperation and all of the disease

An internal war that rages on from sea to shining sea, and forever and ever until all is consumed

When the ripest apple falls... From the tree

 

Generations of Americans are now lost to this crazy time

So fastidious and narcissistic without reason without rhyme

All the drug use and alcohol they use on their wounded minds

Desensitized to violence and all the fear that fills their lives

 

As we prepare to forgo our freedoms

We have only ourselves to blame

We have failed to keep our country sacred

And now it's going up in flames

Going up in flames!

 

Where can you flee?

When the ripest apple falls from the tree

When the devil cries aloud for 'thee!'

Narcotics, desperation and all of the disease

An internal war that rages on from sea to shining sea, and forever and ever until all is consumed

When the ripest apple falls... 

 

-------SOLO-------

 

Marriage in the traditional sense has become a dirty word

Along with anything good or Christian is now mocked as 'the absurd'

Confused children are now deciding which gender they will be

And then they put a bullet in their head before they can be set free

 

As we prepare to forgo our freedoms

We have only ourselves to blame

We have failed to keep our country sacred

And now it's going up in flames

Going up in flames!

 

Where can you flee?

When the ripest apple falls from the tree

When the devil cries aloud for 'thee!'

Narcotics, desperation and all of the disease

An internal war that rages on from sea to shining sea, and forever and ever until all is consumed

When the ripest apple falls... From the tree

 

Everyone is now dying of their own spiritual iatrogenesis

They think they will get into heaven on their own righteousness

The new age and eastern religions they find couldn't save their skin

Without the atonement of Jesus Christ they will die in their own sin

 

As we prepare to forgo our freedoms

We have only ourselves to blame

We have failed to keep our country sacred

And now it's going up in flames

Going up in flames!

 

Where can you flee?

When the ripest apple falls from the tree

When the devil cries aloud for 'thee!'

Narcotics, desperation and all of the disease

An internal war that rages on from sea to shining sea, and forever and ever until all is consumed

When the ripest apple falls... From the tree

 

6)  Gabriel the Archangel



In the heavens he waits

Reveals the Savior to come our way

In the darkness we pray

For our God to send the sign...

Send me a sign!

Send the sign!

Send the sign!

Oh please God send me a sign!

 

To Zacharias the Priest

Elizabeth will bear a son

Holy name I give to thee

John the Baptist prepares the way...

Prepare the way!

Make the way!

Make the way!

He'll baptize with water the lost!

 

-------SOLO-------

 

The Lord found favor in thee

Blessed Mary of Galilee

Holy name gave to me

Jesus Christ shall be His name...

Will be His name!

Will be His name!

Will be His name!

And Jesus will be His name!

 

Born in a manger this night

In the town of Bethlehem

A Man of Sorrows and Pain

The Son of God will cleanse our sins...

Bearing our sins!

Upon the Cross!

On the Cross!

He will die upon the Cross!

...And be raised again!

 

7)  Woe to the Sons of Ishmael



The angel said, "Go back to Sarah and

I will give you a son called Ishmael

Because I have heard your cry for help

Many descendants I will give to you."

"But your son will live far from his relatives

Like a wild donkey he shall be

Fighting everyone and everyone fighting him."

How true is this scripture today?

 

Muhammad came from the tribe of Quraysh

Ancestor of Kedar, Ishmael's son

Muslims claim Ishmael was almost sacrificed

In place of Isaac by the hand of Abraham

But we know the Truth from scripture that

Isaac was the one on the altar

And from him would come Jacob and Israel

A holy line leading all the way to Christ

 

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Against your brothers you're fighting alone

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Don't believe the lies that you're told

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

You were meant for so much more

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Turn to Christ and His peace will be known

 

-------SOLO-------

 

Look at the world and its patterns of violence

And you will see a trend start forming

Prophesy these divisions have been told

By the lips of the Angel of the Lord

Today the Middle East is up in flames

A lot of tyrants and rebels abound

Fighting everyone and everyone fighting them

The sands are stained with the blood of Abraham

 

Muhammad came from the tribe of Quraysh

Ancestor of Kedar, Ishmael's son

Muslims claim Ishmael was almost sacrificed

In place of Isaac by the hand of Abraham

But we know the Truth from scripture that

Isaac was the one on the altar

And from him would come Jacob and Israel

A holy line leading all the way to Christ

 

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Against your brothers you're fighting alone

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Don't believe the lies that you're told

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

You were meant for so much more 

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Turn to Christ and His peace will be known

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Against your brothers you're fighting alone

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Don't believe the lies that you're told

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

You were meant for so much more 

Woe to the Sons of Ishmael

Turn to Christ and His peace will be known

 

8)  Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon



You Muslims push to exterminate us Christians who toil in your fields

We live and die in the same sands, to be judged by the works of our hands

For every green olive you press for oil, and for every gold kernel of wheat

Have touched the hands of a Christian; remember this fact when you eat

 

Out of Antioch had come, St. Maron who would give birth to a people

By the banks of the Orontes River, he would lead a quiet ascetic life

After his death his followers, would flee their fellow Christians' swords

To the walls of the Valley of Kadisha and where the mighty Mount Lebanon soars

 

Our Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon

Our Tears are the headwaters of the Jordan

Our Sweat nourishes the fields of Al Husun

Our Hearts are the seeds of the Pines of Edessa

 

In Syria the Cross came to Damascus by the preaching of the disciple St. Peter

And on that same road, Saul became Paul, when he heard the call from the Lord

The Melkites flourished and still lived in peace, even after the Muslim invasions

Through the Crusades until modern day, where they face death from the radical's sword

 

Our Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon

Our Tears are the headwaters of the Jordan

Our Sweat nourishes the fields of Al Husun

Our Hearts are the seeds of the Pines of Edessa

 

-------SOLO-------

 

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Bethabara where John the Baptist preached

Where our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, received the baptism we now beseech

Medaba, the City of Mosaics had preserved an ancient Jerusalem map

The Arab Christians of Jordan, still live in Amman, Al Husan and Fuheis

 

Our Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon

Our Tears are the headwaters of the Jordan

Our Sweat nourishes the fields of Al Husun

Our Hearts are the seeds of the Pines of Edessa

 

King Abgar the IX of Edessa, had embraced the new Christian faith

Converted by a missionary named Addai, through Mesopotamia he came

The Peshitta and the Diatessaron in the century to follow were made

The Christians survived a terrible flood, to become martyrs when the Romans had reigned

 

Our Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon

Our Tears are the headwaters of the Jordan

Our Sweat nourishes the fields of Al Husun

Our Hearts are the seeds of the Pines of Edessa

Our Blood Waters the Cedars of Lebanon

Our Tears are the headwaters of the Jordan

Our Sweat nourishes the fields of Al Husun

Our Hearts are the seeds of the Pines of Edessa

 

9)  Twenty-one Martyrs Clothed in Orange



The 21 marched on a beach in their chains

Their cowardly captors behind

The captors can't even reveal their own faces

Wearing clothes black as their minds

The Islamist cowards now brandishing knives

With nothing but hate in their heart

These Martyrs now know what fate will await them

Under the Libyan sun

 

21 Martyrs...

All clothed in orange

Defying their captors!

Proclaiming that Jesus is Lord!

 

Their holy blood runs down and out to the sea

Filling each tide pool with red

Their captors stand over their now lifeless bodies

The Martyrs face first in the sand

The enemy gloats of their terrible deeds

Proud of the terror they've done

But the souls of those Martyrs are free from their chains

And under the Altar of God

 

21 Martyrs...

All clothed in orange

Defying their captors!

Proclaiming that Jesus is Lord!

 

-------SOLO-------

 

The 21 saints now lie dead on the beach

But they are the ones most alive

Transformed now in Glory they now live in Christ

For they've won Eternal Life

The Islamist cowards will one day face judgment

Unless they repent in their heart

And they will be judged by the blood of these Martyrs

And by our Lord Jesus Christ

 

21 Martyrs...

All clothed in orange

Defying their captors!

Proclaiming that Jesus is Lord!

21 Martyrs...

All clothed in orange

Defying their captors!

Proclaiming that Jesus is Lord!

 

10)  The War We Fight

 

We fight a spirit war where you need to trust in Christ

Baptized in His Spirit and armed with His might

With the Father, Son and Blessed Holy Ghost

Your Faith will increase when you need it the most!

Your greatest battles will be fought upon your knees

Strength will be given according to your needs

They will use their weapons and you will use His light

Dispel their savagery by restoring their sight

Oh! Restoring their sight!

 

Believe in Jesus as your Savior

To free your lives away from sin

Bring peace to your ill and troubled heart

In the end, the Truth will set you free!

 

To win this spirit war you must believe in Christ

He will send the Spirit to give Eternal Life

He will guide you in everything you do

When the Holy Spirit lives inside of you!

The War is not one against flesh and bone

Rather evil spirits who turn our hearts into stone

Feeding you blasphemy and manufacturing lies

Clouding your destiny and ignoring your cries

Oh! Ignoring your cries!

 

Believe in Jesus as your Savior

To free your lives away from sin

Bring peace to your ill and troubled heart

In the end, the Truth will set you free!

 

-------SOLO-------