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Burn The Ships Lyrics

"Burn The Ships" was written by Steven Curtis Chapman 1, James Isaac Elliott, Steven Curtis Chapman.
"Burn The Ships" was written by Steven Curtis Chapman 1, James Isaac Elliott, Steven Curtis Chapman.

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In the spring of 1519 a Spanish fleet set sail
Cortez told his sailors this mission must not fail
On the eastern shore of Mexico they landed with great dreams
But the hardships of the new world make them restless and weak

Quietly they whispered, "Let's sail back to the life we knew"
But the one who led them there was saying

"Burn the ships we're here to stay
There's no way we could go back
Now that we've come this far by faith
Burn the ships we've passed the point of no return
Our life is here so let the ships burn and burn"

In the spring of new beginnings a searching heart set sail
Looking for a new life and a love that would not fail
On the shores of grace and mercy we landed with great joy
But an enemy was waiting to steal, kill, and destroy

Quietly he whispers, "Go back to the life you know"
But the one who led us here is saying

"Burn the ships we're here to stay
There's no way we could go back
Now that we've come this far by faith
Burn the ships we've passed the point of no return
Our life is here so let the ships burn and burn"

Nobody said it would be easy
But the one who brought us here
Is never gonna leave us alone

Never gonna leave, never gonna leave
Never gonna leave, never gonna leave
Never gonna leave

Burn the ships we're here to stay
There's no way we could go back
Now that we've come this far by faith
Burn the ships we've passed the point of no return
Our life is here so let the ships burn

Burn the ships we're here to stay
There's no way we could go back
Now that we've come this far by faith
Burn the ships we've passed the point of no return
Our life is here so let the ships burn, so let the ships burn
Let them burn, let the ships burn

Songwriters
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN 1, JAMES ISAAC ELLIOTT, STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN

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