Build My Life

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"Build My Life" is a contemporary Christian song created and originally performed by the band Housefires. Its lyrics give glory to the solid foundation upon God provides to build your life. As Jesus gives the parable of the house built on rock rather than sand, let us build our lives upon the foundation of God's love. Discover scriptural inspiration for the lyrics of this song and music video performances below!

"Build My Life" Lyrics

First Stanza:

Worthy of every song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise." ~ James 5:13

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." ~ Colossians 3:16


Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and
Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

"Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law." ~ Psalm 119:18

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." ~ Psalm 23:1-4

Second Stanza:

And I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation
And I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken
And I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation
And I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken...

"But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:19

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." ~ Matthew 7:24-25

Songwriters Brett Younker / Karl Andrew Martin / Kirby Kaple / Matt Redman / Pat Barrett Published by Build My Life lyrics © Bethel Music Publishing, Sentric Music

The Story Behind Build My Life

According to Wikipedia,

Housefires originated at Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The church had released two prior worship albums as Grace Midtown, with Pat Barrett and others leading. Housefires formed in 2014, with the addition of Kirby Kaple as a worship pastor at Grace, and signaled a shift in the church's musical style toward a more stripped-down style reminiscent of artists such as United Pursuit and All Sons & Daughters. Barrett and Kaple were joined by fellow Atlanta worship leader Tony Brown, and Grace Athens worship pastor Nate Moore. Additional members included violinist Vicki Schmidt, keyboardist Jonathan Jay, percussionist, Zac Brooks, and drummer Harold Brown. 

In 2016, the band also participated in the Outcry Tour and continued touring independently in 2017. They often host monthly worship nights at Grace Midtown's campus. On February 1, 2020, Donald Hart joined Housefires as their bassist.

Pat Barrett - Build My Life

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