Mark has written over 150 songs
including praise and worship songs,
pop/contemporary Christian songs,
several choir anthems and four
worship liturgies. Mark is the music
minister at his church, a professional
member of the Gospel Music
Association and a writer member of
ASCAP.
Sampling of Mark's Song Lyrics
Ancient wisdom, pages torn
Martyred voice and life just born
All God's children, all are holy

Refrain

Widow's tear and orphan's cry
Dead-man's bones and blind-man's eyes
All are raised and lifted high

Wondrous Love

Someday soon,
Where the sunlight meets the moon
I will see your face;
Meant to be
Everything you asked of me
I fall, but for your grace

(Refrain)
Jesus my brother,
There's no, no, no other
Could break me and change me,
Could be who you are;
And Jesus you move me,
Embrace and consume me
For nothing compares to
Your wondrous love

I can't see
How you love one such as me,
Guilty, stained and lost;
Still redeemed
By a life unselfishly
Given on a cross

Repeat Refrain

Repeat Verse 1

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2006
Least of These

In Africa, the least of these
Tries her best to fall asleep
With hugs that are just memories
She's all alone, she's only three

Child, I don't know where to start
Forgive my foolish, foolish heart
That never seems to look too far
Beyond my walls to where you are

Jesus, are you asking me
To see the world the way you see
With hands that heal and hearts that bleed
Is this what I'm supposed to be?

Child, let me see your face
And dry your tears with mother's lace
Oh, that I could take her place
With your sweet head in my embrace

In Africa, the least of these
Is sound asleep, I'm on my knees
Oh, break my heart that I might be
Like Jesus for the least of these


Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2006
Over 17. 5 million
children have
become orphans due
to AIDS, the majority
of them in
sub-Saharan Africa.
Many are left to
survive on their own
without any adult
care or love.
Our faith and our
humanity demands
us to step in and
make a difference in
the lives of the "least
of these"

Roll the Stone Away

Blinded by these earthly eyes,
can't find the light of day
The tears run dry, my heart's untied
and left in disarray
My fragile faith seems far from safe,
I try so hard to stand
The ground beneath my feet is sinking sand

Roll the stone away
Roll the stone away
Give my heart your resurrection
Roll the stone away

Cover me with memories,
breathe down sweet words of hope
Get me through this one more day,
reach out and draw me close
Blessed are the broken hearts,
for comfort they shall gain
I hear the words but all I feel is pain.

Roll the stone away
Roll the stone away
Give my heart your resurrection
Roll the stone away

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon(ASCAP)
Copyright 2009

Calvary

Morning breaks on Calvary
Between the shade of crosses three
Crimson flesh and thorny wreath
Climb that hill to Calvary

See the lamb on Calvary
Writhing hands and pierced feet
Iron nails on twisted tree
Guilty not, he dies for me

Silence falls on Calvary
Muffled calls, a mother's grief
Whispered fear on blood-stained streets
Night has come to Calvary

Sinners, come to Calvary
Olly, Olly oxen free


Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2010

You Are My God
(Worship Song)

In a world, so cold, that it chills my very soul,
There is still a warmth that brings me through each day.
It’s a raging fire; it’s a voice from deep inside,
And it tells my heart to follow, you are the way.

Refrain:
You are glory, you are might
You are wisdom, you are light
You are power, you are peace
And you bring me to my knees
To worship you
For you are my God

You are Lord, my king
I surrender everything
Take my life and make it to your own.
God of perfect love,
I’m so desperate for your touch,
Teach my heart to follow, you are the way

(Refrain)

Bridge:
You are my God, You are my God, You are my God, Alleluia
You are my God, You are my God, You are my God, Alleluia

(Refrain)



Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2004

Extraordinary

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win
Sometimes you're sheltered from the truth, sometimes you're in
Sometimes you soar ,sometimes you fly
Sometimes you're crashed out on the floor with your back to the sky

Sometimes this place, it's not what you'd choose
You find you're up above your neck in six o'clock news.
Too scared to scream, too numb to cry
So you curl up on your couch and ask yourself why

Refrain:
It's an extraordinary moment
In an extraordinary time
Fortunate for you and I
We got an extraordinary God

Long time ago, high on a hill
A man hangs by his hands perfectly still
Too weak to speak, too strong to try
So he turns his eyes above and quietly dies

(Refrain)

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2005

Who Will Save the Children?

They're gathered again, it's an hour past 10
at the church of Saint Prosperity
The minister ends with a rousing "Amen"
Saying "Go now in comfort and peace;
Enjoy all your blessings,
We'll see you the same time next week"

A world away, a little girl scrapes
the prodigal crumbs from her plate;
With dust-crusted eyes unable to cry;
she's not tasted water for days
We say "What a shame;
What kind of God are you anyway?"

Who will save the children?

In Washington, they're meeting again
to debate the fate of the poor;
They say "We'd like to help out, but the economy is down
and we're saving the money for war;
We've done all we can, someday we'd like to do more"

And where's the "Amen" when a child of ten
in Uganda is handed a gun
He's ordered to fight or his mother will die
so he marches until he is numb
We say, "What a pity;
Please change the channel my son"

Who will save the children?

Near a run-down hotel in Ohio
A young woman begs on the street
A little boy sees and he says "Momma, please,
can we buy her something to eat"
And down from the heavens
a smile cannot be contained
It says" Blessed are you
who welcome such ones in my name

Who will save the children?


Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2008

Surrounded

My God's love is like a river,
Or the rolling of the tide
You can try to swim against it,
You can stand your ground and fight
But only in sweet surrender will you finally find
You are perfectly surrounded by God's love

My God's will, it is a mountain
Standing tall in firm resolve
You can try to walk around it
Or pretend it's not there at all
But only in sweet surrender will you understand
You are perfectly surrounded by God's love

My God's mercy is an ocean
Stretching wide from shore to shore
And he covers all his children
With his grace forevermore
By our God's sweet surrender we have been restored
And are perfectly surrounded by God's love.

(Refrain)

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2009

Can You Hear Me?

Someone's shaking,  someone's breaking,
Someone I don't see.
Looking over heaven's shoulder
At a world in need;

Someone's hungry, someone's hurting,
Beat down on their knees.
Through the silence of my indifference
A billion voices scream

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me now?

Someone's lonely, someone's only
wishing for to die.
Someone's dreaming, someone's waiting
For someone to hear them cry

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me now?
(Repeat)

Someone's shaking,  someone's breaking,
Someone I don't s
ee.

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2009

In Memory of Mary Ellen
(Newborn who spent one wonderful day in this world)

They say in all creation
That God has got a plan
And so it was that I was formed
By His almighty hand
Cradled in an ocean
Of possibility
Daddy won’t you sing me soft asleep

I touched the fragile sunlight
Felt the pulse of your strong hand
I gazed into my mama’s eyes
That begged to understand
And every breath that filled me
Was wonderfully sweet
Daddy won’t you sing me soft asleep

I’ve seen the face of angels
And the fire of heaven’s light
I forged across the river
And I danced across the sky
But know the heart you gave me
Is always yours to keep
Daddy won’t you sing me soft asleep.

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 2000

Nothing

You got your new Mercedes,
Got all your fancy cars.
Your house looks down on Hollywood,
You got your own star.
You got your perfect body
For all the world to see,
And all the lovely ladies
Fall down on their knees.

But you got nothing.

Your team’s gone undefeated,
You’re everything they said.
Your wall is full of trophies
And so is your bed.
All the morning papers,
They want your interview;
You say that you could walk on water
If you had the right shoes.

But you got nothing.

Without Jesus you are lost,
And there’s really just one god.
Don’t believe me, but it’s true,
That the one god isn’t you.
All you are and all you own
Will so soon come crashing down.
Without love and without heart
You will find that you are nothing.

You climb the corporate ladder,
You leap from rung to rung.
The method does not matter
‘Cause you get things done.
Upon your penthouse office,
Your name is etched in gold,
But your heart’s been disconnected
And your soul has been sold.

And you got nothing.

Words and Music by Mark Anzelon (ASCAP)
Copyright 1999
Words and music by Mark Anzelon
(ASCAP) Copyright 2008
Falling
You are my hope unending, You are my king of kings
You are the one who holds me up when I would sink
You lead me to still water when all I can do is scream
You are the one who loves me more than anything

And you saved my life when you fell on your knees
You came to love and rescue me
And if I could only just believe
Then my heart would be free

I'm falling
I'm falling in my savior's arms tonight
I'm sailing across that ocean wide
There's a magic in the moonlight that seems so right
I'm falling in my savior's arms tonight

No more waiting on world that keeps me blind
Believing is so much more than your own eyes
There's a magic in the moonlight that seems so right
I'm falling in my savior's arms tonight
This is a song about believing....trusting....falling into faith.    Matthew 14:22-33
During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking
on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take
courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water." "Come," he said.
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Folded hands and priestly robes
Blood-stained feet and ragged clothes
Bow before you, you are holy

Rich man, poor man, strong and lame
Proud and foolish, scorned and shamed
By your name all are holy

Refrain:
One by one uplifted high, Saint and sinner sanctified
All are precious in your sight; and holy.
Age to age and soul by soul
All connected, all made whole
By your mercy we are holy

Refrain
Holy
Words and music by Mark Anzelon
(ASCAP) Copyright 2006
(Inspired by tapestries in Cathedral of the Angels, Los Angeles)
Words and music by Mark Anzelon
(ASCAP) Copyright 2007
Enough
Refrain:
Enough hunger and hate, enough death enough pain;
Enough sorrow and shame, enough;
Enough suffering cries, enough tearful goodbyes;
Enough, enough, enough.

The sword shall be broken, the night will be chained;
The mountains, the kingdoms, will fall down like rain
The meek will be lifted, the weak shall be strong,
As the King of all glory reigns on His throne

Refrain, Repeat verse 1, Refrain
In times such as these, when my heart cannot breathe,
And the dawn of tomorrow seems distant to me;
I hold on the hope that lives deep in my bones;
The hope that was born when my Savior arose

And sometimes it seems like there's no room for dreams;
That hopeless is winning and despair is king;
But one perfect day when the clouds roll away,
The trumpet will sound and my Savior will say:
Revelations 21:
I saw a new heaven and a new earth.........and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more,
neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore......
Words and music by Mark Anzelon
(ASCAP) Copyright 2008
Bow Down
(Song for Christmas)
We will all bow down,
The low will be lifted and crowned in peace to all the world around
Come near and worship him now, bow down

Believers and dreamers, and peasant and king
Rejoice in the light that he brings

We will all bow down
The low will be lifted and crowned in peace to all the world around
Come near and worship him now,
Shattered and broken
God's love has spoken now
Love came in silence, like a knife in the darkness,
cutting the veil of resistance away
Wrapped in surrender, so meek and so tender,
Yet every king knew the sound of his name

We will all bow down,
The low will be lifted and crowned in peace to all the world around
Come near and worship him now, bow down

Somedays and maybes in the hands of a baby
Fragile and quivering, shivering still
The love of his mother, the fire of his father
The eyes of an angel on the wings of a dove