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Behind The Song: Tenth Avenue North Shares The Heart Behind Their Song “Afraid”

This week’s featured song story comes to us from Tenth Avenue North. We’re excited to share with you the story behind their song “Afraid.”

When I was a kid I was scared of the dark. Then I grew up and I learned to be scared of a lot more things than just the dark. Now I’m scared for my health, scared of not being able to provide, scared of politics, terror, the list goes on and on. Fear is just the consequence of believing the lie.So why am I afraid? What lie am I listening to? Whose voice am I listening to? In other words fear is the result of believing that voice that I was hearing as a kid. This is where Psalm 62:11-12 is really helpful cause it says, ‘once you have spoken, two things I have heard. That You O Lord are strong and that You O Lord are loving.’ So next time fear washes over you why don’t you ask yourself which voice are you listening to? Me, I don’t want to be afraid so help me to listen.” – Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North)

Click on the video below to hear Tenth Avenue North share the story. Scroll down to listen and read the full lyrics of the song.

From the album Followers.

“Afraid” Lyrics

I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore

When the world shakes
Feel my heart race
When the voices start again
Oh, the panics creeping in
Who will I listen to
Fear never told the truth

So I’ll wait on You tonight
Worries only wasted time

I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
Not like before, oh
I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
I’m safe in Your love, oh, Lord

In the future
You will return
We’ll watch the darkness break
And finally see Your face soon
Forever be alive
With Your Kingdom, death will die

So I’ll wait on You tonight
Worries only wasted time

I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
Not like before, oh
I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
I’m safe in Your love, oh, Lord

This world cannot take my treasure
This world doesn’t own my tears
My hope is alive in heaven
I will not give into despair
I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
I don’t have to be afraid
I don’t have to be afraid anymore
Oh, Lord

I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
Not like before, oh
I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
I’m safe in Your love, oh, Lord

Don’t wanna be afraid
(Don’t want, don’t want)
Don’t wanna be afraid anymore
(Don’t want, don’t want)
(Don’t want, don’t want)
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
Don’t wanna be afraid
(Don’t want, don’t want)
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
(Don’t want, don’t want)
(Don’t want, don’t want)
I don’t have to be afraid anymore

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