Eric Rafoth

Eric Rafoth

BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

* With thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies, this Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter uses his craft to inspire and encourage.

Biography

* Eric's works reflect and blend his many musical influences over the years.

* Eric's current focus is as a songwriter, devoting his energy and gifts to the Christ-centered music he has been called to create. We hope you enjoy what you hear.

* The songs posted here are a small sample of Eric's work. Please return often to see what's new. If you're interested in recording or publishing any of Eric's songs please drop him an email via the contact page, or just give him some feedback by sending an email.

Lyrics

Safer Ground

Written By: Eric Rafoth

SAFER GROUND
© 2005 Eric Rafoth

TV DRAWS ME IN SUDDENLY
AS THE YOUNG REPORTER CRIES
SHE TALKS OF YESTERDAY’S TRAGEDY
AS THE TEARS FALL FROM HER EYES

I STAND ALONE IN MY DISBELIEF
AND I WONDER WHAT I CAN DO
LONELY MOTHER IS LOST IN GRIEF
AND SHE PLEADS FOR ME TO COME THROUGH

HOW I ACHE TO CONSOLE YOU
I DON’T EVEN KNOW YOUR NAME
MUST BE SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO
IF ONLY I COULD FIND A WAY

TO PULL YOU ON TO SAFER GROUND
(HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND)

TREASURES TAKEN BEFORE HER EYES
GONE WITH OUT A TRACE
PAINFUL SOUND OF HER BABY’S CRY
CAN NEVER BE WASHED AWAY

IF ONLY I COULD HOLD YOU
I’M STANDING WITH MY HEART WIDE OPEN
IF ONLY I COULD SHOW YOU
HOW I’M PRAYING AND I’M HOPING

TO PULL YOU ONTO SAFER GROUND
(HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND)

LORD CAN YOU HELP HER
HELP HER TO UNDERSTAND
HER BABY’S RESTING THERE QUIETLY
IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

LET HER KNOW THAT YOU REACHED OUT
AND PULLED HER FROM THE STORM
NOW SHE’S SLEEPING THERE SOFTLY IN YOUR ARMS

YOU PULLED HER ON TO SAFER GROUND
(HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND
-CAN ANYBODY HELP ME, HEAR ME, PULL ME ON TO SAFER GROUND)

The Armor of the Lord

Written By: Eric Rafoth

THE ARMOR OF THE LORD
© 2005 Eric Rafoth

Another day another fight
Temptations trying to get the best of me
It's not that I don’t know what’s right
I'm just not as strong as I should be

This battle between dark and light
In the war of truth and lies
Is taking all my energy
Oh Lord I need you by my side

So I strap on my defenses
And I hit my knees to pray
Prepare to face the enemy
And fight another day

So take me as I am Lord
A soldier fighting sin
Lead me into battle
Without You I can’t win

Cause the shield of faith is sturdy
And the belt of truth is tight
The Spirit’s sword is glistening
As I swing with all my might

I shall be victorious
In the armor of the glorious Lord
In the armor of the Lord
In the armor of the Lord
In the armor of the Lord

I have tasted victory
But there's no time to stop and rest
The enemy has reinforced and he’s ready
To put me to another test

So cunningly and patiently
In my weakness there he waits
Another opportunity
To snare me with the bait

It’s a never-ending battle
In a never-ending quest
The struggle for the truth
In this world of emptiness

So take me as I am Lord
A soldier fighting sin
Lead me into battle
Without You I can’t win

Cause the shield of faith is sturdy
And the belt of truth is tight
Spirit’s sword is glistening
As I swing with all my might

I shall be victorious
In the armor of the glorious Lord
In the armor of the Lord
In the armor of the Lord
In the armor of the Lord

(Repeat Chorus)

I Have Found In You

Written By: Eric Rafoth

The roads are many, the journey long
Not sure of the path I'm on
The allure of the neon lights is strong
But my heart tells me something's wrong

So I leave those lights behind
For the narrow gate I must find
That leads to streets of gold
Into the arms of my saving Lord

Now I have found in You
A whole new way of living
Yes I have found in You a new way of life

I pray You'll take me by the hand
Make me part of Your great plan
And even though I really don't understand
I'll trust the Shepherd to guide this lamb

So I leave this world behind
For the narrow gate I must find
That leads to streets of gold
Into the arms of my Saving Lord

Now I have found in You
A whole new way of living
Yes I have found in You a brand new life
A brand new life

The well-traveled road is easy to find
And the beaten path is easier to follow
The fruits that you find there are so sweet to the taste
But the promises, the promises are hollow

Now I have found in You a whole new way of living
Yes I have found in You a brand new way of life
So long I have refused the gifts that You were giving
Now I have found in You a new way of life,
I have found in You, I have found in You, I have found in You

Discography

** Check out Eric's music @

www.eric-rafoth.com
www.indieheaven.com/artists/ericrafoth
www.makingmusicmatter.org

**Eric has had numerous songs hit the Broadjam.com Top Ten Pop and Country Religious and Easy Listening charts.