Building 429 Songs:  Top 16 List

Building 429 is one of those bands that reach down into your gut to bring out emotion. Their lyrics are so real and beautiful. They derived their name from Ephesians 4:29 which says, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (ESV) I am inspired by the lyrics of Building 429 and I hope you enjoy this list of my 16 favorite songs of theirs.

“The Truth" 2 Timothy 1:13-14

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

16. Glory Defined

Favorite Lyric – “But I know that You're guiding me. And the best is yet to come. You've given me hope for tomorrow. And I know someday I'll wake up to find Your glory defined. I will finally bow at Your feet. Whoa-o I will lift up Your name in honor and praise. When I cross over the Jordan, I know that I'll be running home to you!”

15. End Of Me

Favorite Lyric – “Once upon a time the story goes. I laid it all down and let it go to lose it all, to lose it all. I took a step of faith and said goodbye. Everything I had I left behind to find true life. All I longed for I found finally at the end of me.”

14. Home

Favorite Lyric – “Won’t you run, fly, open up your lungs tonight. Breathe freedom for the first time in your life! Won’t you run, fly, open up your lungs tonight. Breathe freedom for the first time in your life!”

13. Awaken Us

Favorite Lyric – “You will lead us out of the desert. You will hold us when we are weak. Lord, we will rise up; we will rise up to follow our Great King!”

12. Listen To The Sound

Favorite Lyric – “His grace is reaching for us. His grace is reaching out. Listen to the sound; listen to the sound wherever you are.”

11. Free

Favorite Lyric – “I still break down when I'm paralyzed with fear. But I hold onto the words I've read and listen for Your voice that calls me near. ‘Cause all that makes me who I am to be is everything in You that I still need. And it's a long road for me to make it home, but I don't go alone. Yeah! Yeah!”

10. You Carried Me

Favorite Lyric – “I know that you love me. I’ll never doubt it. I can’t live without it. Your mercy has found me. I am astounded. I can’t live without it.”

9. You Save Me

Favorite Lyric – “It's in my heart, it's in my soul, it's something that I can't let go. I come alive every time I can feel You. All I am and all I'll be is different since You set me free. I come alive every time. ‘Cause You save me, Lord, You save me!”

8. Waiting To Shine

Favorite Lyric – “Lord I hope it won't be long till You let the skies open wide, let Your child see Your eyes, iris to iris. I will be waiting. Let the skies open wide. Let Your children be like diamonds reflecting. We will be waiting to shine, waiting to shine.”

7. Where I Belong

Favorite Lyric – “All I know is I’m not home yet. This is not where I belong. Take this world and give me Jesus. This is not where I belong.”

6. We Won’t Be Shaken

Favorite Lyric – “You know my every longing. You've heard my every prayer. You've held me in my weakness. ‘Cause You are always there. So I'll stand in full surrender. It's Your way and not my own. My mind is set on nothing less than You and You alone. I will not be moved, oh!”

5. Right Beside You

Favorite Lyric – “When the world is on your back and you think that you will never last, when you're lonely and you are confused, I'll be right beside you. When the walls are closing in and you think you'd rather sink than swim, when you think there's nothing left for you to lose, I'll be right beside you. I'll be with you.”

4. No One Else Knows

Favorite Lyric – “Only one can understand and only one can hold the hand of the broken, of the broken. When no one else knows how I feel, Your love for me is proven real. When no one else cares where I've been, You run to me with outstretched hands and You hold me in your arms again.”

3. The Space Between Us

Favorite Lyric – “All I really want to do is to fall into the emptiness that is the space in between us, to break this division. All I really want to do is to fall into the emptiness that is the space in between us. Erase it and bring us together again.”

2. Amazed

Favorite Lyric – “Where did it go, 33, and it’s gone so fast. Thought I knew who I was. I thought that You were leading me, but this depression is crashing in on me. And I’m not half the man I hoped I’d be. But I won’t question in the dark, what is true out in the light. I will follow after You through the storm and through the fight!”

1. Always

Favorite Lyric – “I believe always, always our Savior never fails. Even when all hope is gone, God knows our pain and his promise remains. He will be with you always.”


I hope you have enjoyed this list of my favorite 16 songs from Building 429. What are some of your favorites? Please let us know in the comments below! God bless you!

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