Stronghold

Stronghold

BandChristian

A combination of Kultess' rock and Jars of Clay's acoustic blend.

Biography

Going on 4 years now, Stronghold has been together playing for local churches, schools, and cafe's while still sticking to the roots of why they do what they do. "We are a band that loves what we do and we love being able to praise God in this awesome way," says Wes Koontz. "Our hope, our prayer, and our main objective with our music is to reach out and share the awesome news God has for us."

The verse 2nd Samuel 22:3 says it all, "My God and my rock in whom I take refuge, the shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my deliverer."

God loves each and everyone of us, whether you believe it or not. He sent his only son to die for a world full of sinners, without him there would be nothing. Through our music we hope that we can share some of the love God has shared with us. God Bless.

Lyrics

A Beautiful Thing

Written By: Wes Koontz

Every day is brighter
Brighter than the day before
The sun is smiling upon me
I can't see rain anymore

I know I don't quite act the same
But that's just fine with me
'Cause if you live like I'm living now
Then maybe someday you'll see

His love is amazing
His heart is unchanging
He died for you and me
So we sing
It's a beautiful thing

No one could imagine
No one can even measure up to you
And if I fall or if I stumble now
I know you're there to pull me through

His love is amazing
His heart is unchanging
He died for you and me
So we sing

I give my life to follow
Where you'd have me go
Your love is everlasting
I want the world to know

His love is amazing
His heart is unchanging
He died for you and me
So we sing

His love is amazing
His heart is unchanging
He died for you and me
So we sing

His love is amazing
His heart is unchanging
He died for you and me
So we sing, Oh we sing, Yeah we sing
It's a beautiful thing

More Than All

Written By: Wes Koontz

Our simple minds can't comprehend
the price you paid for our sins
you shed your blood over me
hung on the cross to set me free

And now I know that I am safe
because of your will and of your grace
you've cast away all my pain
your sacrafice was my gain

I know you'll catch me when I fall
I know you'll hear me when I call
You'll carry me when I cant crawl
Jesus you are more than all

Open my heart and make me new
let my eyes get a glimpse of you
Im not afraid of earth complete
because in the end your hailed worthy

Bigger than a mountain high
higher than the stars in the sky
I want to hear you calling out
do not fear oh do not doubt

Words and music by
Wesley Koontz, 2006©

It's Like Rain

Written By: Wes Koontz

My heart is empty and dry
On my knees, I'll stare at the sky
When storms are growing inside
With you, I know I can shine

So let your love overflow on me
Covering all of my impurities
I thirst for the water of life
I thirst for the water of life

It's like rain falling on me
A love that washes me clean
Your spirit that's setting me free
Jesus rain down your love

Though I walk through this desert
And it's more than I can bear,
I will make it in the end
Because I know you are there

So let your love overflow on me
Covering all of my impurities
I thirst for the water of life
I thirst for the water of life

It's like rain falling on me
A love that washes me clean
Your spirit that's setting me free
Jesus rain down your love

When I'm lonely
I know you'll be there for me
When I'm stranded
Yes, I know, you'll set me free

So let your love overflow on me
Covering all of my impurities
I thirst for the water of life
I thirst for the water of life

It's like rain falling on me
A love that washes me clean
Your spirit that's setting me free
Jesus rain down your love

It's like rain falling on me
A love that washes me clean
Your spirit that's setting me free
Jesus rain down your love

So let your love overflow on me
Covering all of my impurities
I thirst for the water of life
I thirst for the water of life

Jump

Written By: Wes Koontz

You may think that I'm a little bit crazy
Some say I'm a little bit strange
But I have never felt this feeling
I am not about to change

Yeah some may think that I'm a little bit crazy
Some say I'm a little bit strange
But I have never felt this feeling
I am not about to change

I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love
I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love

I want to jump

I don't care if they judge me
'Cause what you see is what you're gonna get
When you see me shining for Jesus
He'll be the one you'll never forget

I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love
I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love

I want more than just a song
To praise his name all day long
To give back what he deserves
To give him more than just my word

I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love

I want to jump
I want to jump for Jesus
Dance, for the one who leads me
Shout, Shout out the name of the one I love

So jump
I want to jump
I'm gonna jump

Discography

Turn to You (EP, 2006)
Jump (Single, 2007)
A Beautiful Thing (Single, 2008)

Set List

Our sets usually are comprised of a mix of Christian Rock songs that we play in our own style with a few originals as well.
Here is a sample set list from our last gig:

No One Like You - David Crowder
My Glorious - Delirious?
Passion - Kutless
More than All - Original
Strongtower - Kutless
Carried Me - Building 429
Mighty to Save - Hillsong United
From the Inside Out - Hillsong United
Here I Am to Worship - Michael W. Smith
Sing Like the Saved - Matt Redman
Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
I Am Free - Newsboys

Our originals include: More than All, Turn to You, It's Like Rain, Jump, and A Beautiful Thing