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Coffee Shop Concert—Cheri Showalter

On Stage

Come Away, by Cheri Showalter
In The Shadow, by Cheri Showalter
You Alone Are My Rock, by Cheri Showalter

Artist

CheriThrough many years of struggling with insecurity and fear, God used music as a way to draw Cheri to Himself and grab a hold of her heart. In the process, she was transformed from a terrified girl to a Spirit led woman. God’s changing touch is visible upon her heart, life and music.

Believing that God uses music as a unique way of speaking to our hearts and drawing us to Himself, Cheri strives to offer songs that invite us to personally encounter Jesus for the first time or in a fresh new way. Driven by the awesome, unchanging love of God, she challenges her listeners to move on to the next level in their faith, knowing that true freedom and change can only be obtained through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Cheri is a self taught pianist and guitarist who draws inspiration from her own personal times with God as well as from everyday life experiences to compose honest, reflective songs that encourage growing faith and worship. Her unique combination of scripture and melody teach and present God’s word as true and living instructions for life. She is passionate about the Word of God and desires to teach and “feed” people the truths she has discovered there. She offers her listeners hope and leaves them holding onto the promises found only in the Word of God.

This wife, mother, musician and writer desires to use music to paint a picture of the many facets involved in a personal relationship with Jesus. She’s not afraid to be honest and transparent in her lyrics hoping that it will free others to be that way with God and each other. Cheri has a heart to minister to people of all ages and openly shares from her life journey using personal stories and songs.

Learn more at www.cherishowalter.com and http://www.indieheaven.com/artist_main.php?id=18265

Lyrics

Come Away

Your armor’s rusting from the tears you’ve cried
From behind the battle lines
Against an enemy beyond your size

Though you’re tired and the battle’s long
This is right where you belong
In your weakness I will make you strong

Come away with me
Let me hold you awhile
Lay your broken heart in my hands
You are safe within the boundary of my love
Won’t you come away?

Your fainting heart just wants to give it up
Fear declares you’ve had enough
It’s not human to remain so tough

So afraid to take a safe retreat
That is might proclaim defeat
But your strength is waiting here with me

Come away with me
Let me hold you awhile
Lay your broken heart in my hands
You are safe within the boundary of my love
Won’t you come away?

Come near to me, I’ll come near to you
Come near to me and I will come near to you (repeat)

Come away with me
Let me hold you awhile
Lay your broken heart in my hands
You are safe within the boundary of my love
Won’t you come away?

Music and lyrics by Cheri Showalter
©2002 Cheri Showalter
Sappy Seeds Publishing

In The Shadow
(Psalm 63:7)

Umbrella over my spirit
As steady raindrops fall
Endless love jumpstarts my heartbeat
The minute the flat-line calls

Promises gently lead me
Safely away from fear
Quietness calms my wonder
Hidden joy replaces my tears

I am singing in the shadow
Singing in the shadow
Singing in the shadow of your wings
I am singing in the shadow of your wings

Forgiveness bestowed so freely
Releases my soul to find
Peaceful sounds echoing around me
Protected leaving all else behind

I am singing in the shadow
Singing in the shadow
Singing in the shadow of your wings
I am singing in the shadow of your wings

Music and lyrics by Cheri Showalter
©2001 Cheri Showalter
Sappy Seeds Publishing

You Alone Are My Rock
(Psalm 62)

Chorus
You alone are my Rock
My faithful Rescuer
My strong Defense
And Mighty Fortress
Oh, I am no longer afraid (repeat)

Here in the midst of the loud crashing waves
I am standing still
I know I am safe

There is no limit or boundary
To your awesome power
You claim every space

Chorus
You alone are my Rock
My faithful Rescuer
My strong Defense
And Mighty Fortress
Oh, I am no longer afraid

Caught in the eye of the storm once again
I’m protected
And never alone

Gratefully, I offer praise to you
For the amazing way
You care for your own.

Chorus
You alone are my Rock
My faithful Rescuer
My strong Defense
And Mighty Fortress
Oh, I am no longer afraid

Words & Music by Cheri Showalter
©2002 Cheri Showalter
Sappy Seeds Publishing