Michael Bierly

Michael Bierly

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Praise and worship music in the style of Chris Tomlin meets The Band.

Biography

And the dream goes on forever…

Its funny how dreams turn slowly into reality, like one of those nice dreams that you wake up to on a groggy Saturday morning, that turns into a fantasy and then lightens your whole day.

That is what music is like for me. On one hand there is the call of the sirens tempting me to dash my life against the rocks in wild abandon to the muse, but the other side is a gentle breeze of melody blowing through the fabric of my life.

From a bluegrass picker to a rocker, to a dead head to my new life (in a jar of clay) as a believer of the Way (of Jesus), music has been on the sign post of my life guiding me on a twisted, wandering journey, never straight, but always forward.

Right now, it is a solo and sometimes duo (and sometimes even trio) venture into what the record business would probably label Contemporary Christian music. I call it a soundtrack to the dream.

Close your eyes and listen in. Maybe together we will hear His voice.

Lyrics

Less Than Nothing

Written By: Michael Bierly

Less than nothing – inspired by Isaiah 40
Copyright – Michael Bierly 2005

Less than nothing
Not a reason why
You would claim me as your own

Fill my living
Teach my wings to fly
Draw me closer to the Son

Never understand the way You gave Your life for me
And never figure out just how Your chains could set me free

But now I’m
Standing on Your Holy ground
All the earth, is bowing down
On my knees beside myself in awe

Never, ever, never wanna let you go
Wanna be the only thing I know
Humbly to Your alter I will crawl

Because I’m
Less than nothing
Not a reason why
Holy Spirit calls me home

Fill my living
Teach my wings to fly
Draw me closer to Your Son

Never understand the way You gave Your life for me
And never figure out just how Your chains could set me free

But now I’m
Standing on Your Holy ground
All the earth, is bowing down
On my knees beside myself in awe

Never, ever, never wanna let you go
Wanna be the only thing I know
Humbly to Your alter I will crawl

And sing out
Halle, Halleluiah Lord)
Halle Halleluiah Lord

Halleluiah (Halleluiah) Holy Father (Holy Father)
Humbly to Your alter I will crawl

Because I’m, less than nothing…

All About Grace

Written By: Michael Bierly

All About Grace
Copyright Michael Bierly – 2005

I dreamed last night about the Holy Water
It burned like tears as it streamed down my face
I heard the whisper of Our Heavenly Father
And woke up crying, and thinking ‘bout grace
I woke up crying

Now I’ve seen angels in smoky bar rooms
And I’ve seen preachers when they stumble and fall
Tax collectors at the table with Jesus
Guess it comes down to Grace and that’s all
Guess it comes down to Grace and that’s all

Chorus:
Cause there’s no earthly reason
There’s no way to rhyme
words like forgiven
For a life lived like mine
There’s just no explaining
No you cant make a case
For why He would love me
Must be all about Grace
Why would He love me

Pearls and swine and holy rollers
I’d done ‘em all and I thought I was cool
But the open mind that I thought I was holding
Was just the prison of a poor jaded fool

So I turned away, thought I knew better
Didn’t need nothing that I couldn’t see
Then on the day when it crashed down around me
God had mercy on a sinner like me
God had mercy for a sinner like me

Repeat Chorus two times

Discography

LIFE - Less Travelled Road

Set List

A typical set is an eclectic mix of originals, covers and classic hymns updated to reflect a modern style including songs like:
Famous One, Blessed Be the Name, Dance With Me, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, among others.