Marie Ashmeade

Marie Ashmeade

 Edgewater, New Jersey, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Inspirational and introspective. I want the music that is conveyed through me to touch others the way that I have been touched, and for them to ultimately experience whatever healing is needed.

Biography

I have been greatly influenced by Mahalia Jackson, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Wynans. For years, I neglected the gift of music. I became ill and was losing my voice and speech. While in recovery, I began writing and singing. These days, I can feel the enormous healing power of music.

Lyrics

Sin Thing

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

Sin Thing

It's about the sin thing Adam and Eve put us in
Disobedience on the wrong side of the fence
Wanting to know it all, only to head for the Fall
The Fall from grace, out of God's place
The Fall from grace, put out, displaced

Chorus
Why did they choose to disobey?
Why did they have to go astray?
Caught in this power seeking thing
When true power only comes from Him
Why did they choose to disobey?
Why did they have to go astray?
Not by power, nor by might
But by His Spirit, let's get it right

It's about the serpent and the distance that it went
Temptation and its welcomed invitation
Choices made, no reversing that charade
Come take a bite, turn on your light
Come take a bite, receive your sight

Chorus

It's about the guilt, the shame and the shifting of the blame
A place to hide, leaves to cover every side
Eyes opened by the creature that he named
Fell for its lies, dust you are, to dust return
Fell for its lies, had it easy, now get out and earn

Chorus

Two sons later open jealousy and strife
Led Cain to take his brother Abel's life
Generations and nations since begotten
Created in God's image, disobedience unforgotten
But Papa didn't leave us desolate
He sent His Son the Word incarnate
He laid down His life that we may live
What more could He possibly give?
It's up to us to share the Word
Come on people haven't you heard

About
The way out of the sin thing Adam and Eve put us in
His name is Jesus; He's the only way to win
He'll take us from the dust back to Papa once again
He first chose me: I've chosen Him

By: Marie Ashmeade
October 4, 2004

Freedom

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

Marie Ashmeade
August 1, 2005

Freedom

You're the beginning and the end
You are my true and perfect friend
Down on my knees we often meet
And our communion it is sweet
You're always there to lift me up
You've never failed to fill my cup
You give me grace exceedingly
Thank you Lord for setting me free

Chorus
Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom from the dust to the sky
Freedom! Freedom!
Lord with you I'll live, I'll never die
Freedom! Freedom!
Freedom from the dust to the sky
Freedom! Freedom!
Lord you take me on a supernatural high

You're the way, the truth, and the life
You rebuke the storms and the strife
Prostrate is where I learned to die
And it is there too I learned to fly
You're always there to comfort me
You've taught me true humility
You give me peace increasingly
Thank you Lord for letting me see

Chorus

Bridge
You've broken every chain, Lion of Judah
I'll never be the same, Conquering King
You've put a new song in my heart, Sweet Rose of Sharon
Of thee I sing
Praises I bring

Chorus

Nay I Decline

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

Marie Ashmeade
August 28, 2004

Nay I Decline

I won't make promises that I don't plan to keep
When I lay my head upon my pillow, I intend to sleep
So if you're looking for someone to play your fiendish game
I say no senor, forget my name
I say no senor, and I do proclaim

Chorus
I refuse to be a prisoner in your dark cell
I refuse to be a part of your private hell
I've endured enough pain to last a lifetime
This time I take a stand it's nay, I decline
This time I take a stand it's, get thee behind

I've been around the bend many times before
I've given all I can, I've even hit the floor
I've been a victim in the past, and now I say at last
There's the door senor, head for it fast
There's the door senor, I'm free at last

Chorus

Bridge
Revenge is best served cold some say
But I won't serve it any way
I know you know that there's a price to pay
For your deals in the dark
When you hurt someone's heart

Chorus
(Repeat)

Victory

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

They released a killer and freed an innocent man
But that was all part of God the Father's Plan
Without his son's obedience where would we children be
But on the dark side of nowhere, lost in all eternity

Hosanna, hosanna, all praises to our king
Hosanna, Hosanna all Gods' children sing
Hosanna, Hosanna his glory we proclaim
Hosanna, Hosanna All honor to his name

No love can ever be expressed
It took an act most gruesome for mankind to be blessed
The irony of death on the cross of calvary
Is death lost its sting when Christ rose triumphantly

Chorus repeated

Thank God for his love and his amazing grace
And his Son Christ jesus, whose blood saved the human race
Yet, only those who chose and follow him
Are guaranteed victory over death and sin

Chorus repeated

The Reason for the Christmas Season

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

The Reason For The Christmas Season

By: Marie Ashmeade
December 2002

The reason for the Christmas Season is Christ
The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
Oh, yes! Christ is the reason
He's the reason for the season
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ

Take Christ out of Christmas and Christmas dies
Take Christ out of Christmas and its all lies
Take Christ out of Christmas, and it becomes blasphemous
No Christ, no Christmas, all lies
No Christ, no Christmas, it dies

Christmas was never meant to be
About material things you see
Christmas was meant to celebrate
The Son of God incarnate
Christmas was never meant to be
About how much you spend on me
Christmas was meant to celebrate
The Savior who bares sin's heavy weight

The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
Oh, yes! Christ is the reason
He's the reason for the season
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ

Christmas was never meant to be
About the stocking and the tree
Christmas was meant to celebrate
The One whose life we appreciate
Christmas was never meant to be
About a mindless spending spree
Christmas was meant to celebrate
The love we all should generate

The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
Oh, yes! Christ is the reason
He's the reason for the season
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ

Give a smile, a hug, a word of cheer
Things are fine, but love is dear
Not on someone's list this year?
You're on His. He's ever near
Let's share His love, all through the year
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ
Oh, yes! The reason for the Christmas season is Christ

Walk Out

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

Walk-Out

Marie Ashmeade
September 3, 2004

Well, I'm dressed up in my walk-out shoes and I'm in them for the haul
It doesn't matter if I take small steps, I leap, I glide, or fall
‘Cause I've received the father's love, been steeped in the water and blood
I've been washed and spirit filled, and I shan't return to the mud

Chorus

I'm healing and I'm peeling, and I'm feeling awfully sore
But by His stripes I know I'm healed, now could I ask for more?
No pity party over here, no bitterness, rage or fear
As the Lord God lifts me up, I'm gonna lift up someone else

Well, I won't say that it's easy in my brand new walk-out shoes
From my head down to my toes I ache, as the devils sing the blues
But with the Godhead on my side, I'm sure I'll overcome
As I reclaim health, joy and peace, and the demons loose their fun

Chorus

Well, as the squatters tug upon my flesh and have themselves a ball
I repeat 2 Tim 1:7, I can feel those squatters fall
And in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Ghost
I'll cast them out, I'll praise, I'll shout, I'll no longer be their host

Chorus

Bridge
I've found A More Excellent Way; my thoughts they're being changed
And my actions they are catching-up as my life is rearranged
I'm doing it God's Wright way, got my 8 R's square, on track
Demons, all I've got to say is book it, and don't you come back

Chorus

Victory

Written By: Marie Ashmeade

Victory

Written by: Marie Ashmeade

They released a killer, and they killed an innocent man
But that was all part of God the Father's plan
Without His Son's obedience, where would we children be?
But on the dark side of nowhere, lost for all eternity

Chorus
Hosanna! Hosanna! All praises to our king
Hosanna! Hosanna! All Gods' children sing
Hosanna! Hosanna! His glory we proclaim
Hosanna! Hosanna! All honor to his name

No greater love can ever be expressed
It took an act most gruesome, for mankind to be blessed
The irony of death on the cross of calvary
Is death lost its sting when Christ rose triumphantly

Chorus

Thank God for His love and His amazing grace
And for His Son Christ Jesus, whose blood saves the human race
Yet, only those who choose to believe and follow Him
Are guaranteed the victory over death and sin

Chorus

Discography

Marie Ashmeade

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