by David McWhite

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The first EP from David McWhite. The focus is on the role of Christians as the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world" and the evident difference that our beliefs should make in our lives.


released August 15, 2011

Recorded at JP Studios by John Petty. Produced by John Petty and David McWhite.



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David McWhite Wake Forest, North Carolina

I am a church planter, worship leader, and song writer living in Central Europe. I have a beautiful wife and three amazing kids. I have a desire to write songs that are Scripturally-sound and that result in greater worship and witness.

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Track Name: Your Name [Ezek 36.22-32; Gen 12.2-3]
We were ruined in our sin
We were chasing gods we'd made with our own hands
Abandoning Your Word to live out our futile plans
Then You stepped in and gave us hearts of flesh in place of stone
To show the world that You are God alone

You gave us a new heart, a new heart
Not for us but for the glory of Your Name
So that the world might know that You alone are the Lord
You have blessed us so that we might do the same
For Your name

You have washed away our sins
You have saved us; Your Spirit's in our hearts
Your wrath is gone; we are purified and set apart
We will be Your people and You will be our God
And forever we will sing

You took our sin upon Yourself
Jesus, You have given us righteousness for our guilt and shame
Now we are ransomed by Your blood, blood that gives us life
And we'll live to spread the glory of Your name
Track Name: Salty.Shiny [Matt 5.13-16]
Set apart as salt and light
To heal the wounds and break the night
But are we bringing a change
Or are we merely blending in?
Are we salt without its flavor
Good for trampling in the ground?
Are we light beneath a bushel
With no plans of coming out?

We are the light of the world
So let your light shine
That all the world may see
That all the world may glorify
The One who came to set them free

Our faith is not just for us
It's for those who have not heard
But how will they ever hear
If we never say the Word?
Has our faith really changed us
If it never leaves our mouth?
If it never shows itself
In good deeds somehow?
Salvation working out

And where you lead, God, we will go
We will follow You, we will follow You
At any cost so the world may know You're the way
The life, You're the truth
For You have called from every nation
Every tribe, and every tongue
And we've been called to spread Your fame
Till every praise to You is sung
So let us go while fields are white
While hearts are open to Your voice, O, God
Let us declare Your greatness
Till Your work on earth is done
When all You've called are won
Track Name: Rescue [Gal 1.4]
We were under the curse of death
We were helpless to pay our debt
We were children of wrath and shame
Then in the fullness of time You came for us
To take away all sin's claim on us
You ransomed and freed our hearts

Now sons and heirs of grace
We offer up our praise

You gave Yourself for our sins that You might rescue us
That You might save us from this world
Taking our place You died; now we stand justified
To You be the glory forevermore

Oh God, how quickly we can forget
The source of all of our righteousness
Is You and not what we've done
So let our boast be only in Your cross
And let our hearts count everything else loss
Compared to knowing You, our God

You came here to save us from what had enslaved us
Thinking we could save ourselves
Bind our wandering hearts to You; there's nothing we can do
In You it's all been done
Track Name: Love Is Dying [Eph 5.22-33]
What is a vow these days?
It's nothing but words to be given and taken right back
We're wed at an altar, but there's no sacrifice
Just players performing an act

So we leave and cleave and leave again and tear the flesh in two
As if covenants with God and man are things we can undo

What if Christ suddenly said,
"I've had enough; this is the end;
I take back my love
For being unfair, for running around
Betraying my trust, and letting me down"
But Christ didn't lay a cross on His back
To show us a love with strings attached
If love's understood by looking to Christ
Then love is a sacrifice

Wives have you given up submitting yourselves
Like the church submits to Christ?
Men have you no desire to lay down your lives
Just as Christ did for His bride?

We're so comfortable with "comfort first" we barely bat an eye
When the selfishness within the church looks just like that outside

Marriage is meant to display the love we've been shown
By Christ who would die to make us His own
Denying Himself, He put his love first
To make us holy, blameless, and pure
If Christ would die for His unfaithful bride
And no matter what, He'd stay by her side
If true love is marked by laying down your life for someone else
Then how can we leave our love just to please ourselves?
Track Name: Hope for the Lost [1 Pet 1.3]
You were there before the world began
You spoke the word and breathed your life in man
Foolish, we ran from You
Out of Your will but not out of Your view

You are a wonderful, merciful God
And You came to us when we were far from You
You sent Your Son for us
Perfect in life to do what we could not do
Taking our sin and dying our death on a cross
You rose again as the hope for the lost

Now we're on the other side of grace
Tempted to forget what those will face
Who never heard of You
Who left this earth and never knew that...

So may our mouths say the words that You want us to say
May our hands and feet move as You will
As we carry Your name to the ends of the earth
And hear Your praise grow louder still