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The Gray Havens - Pale Moonlight (CCM)


The Gray Havens has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Pale Moonlight.

The song was inspired by CS Lewis’ autobiography Surprised by Joy. In the autobiography, Lewis shares about his journey with God and the ups and downs along the way. This song tells the story of chasing the wrong desires and not finding the satisfaction and joy he was so longing for. 

Dave will go into more depth on this particular story on the podcast episode for this song that will post on Tuesday. I’d encourage you to give the podcast a listen as Dave gives great insight on each song on the album. You can listen here - http://smarturl.it/tghpodcast


The lyrics:

Verse 1
In the pale moonlight
In the dark, in the dead of night Second hand from a star it shines The fire’s on

Verse 2

Cold touch of an ancient rhyme There's a god that I left behind Second-hand everywhere I find The fire’s gone

Pre-Chours 1

They told me keep to your course In chasin' after desire
I'm not findin' a source
Like some sun-gold fire

Chorus 1

But maybe I’ve been sold a lie
I can’t find a light
Tell me how many go down and never return To the sunlit lands, heaven please
Have I lost 'em for good

Verse 3

Had a dream where I went to find

Far away, over seas and time
The lost shores of a distant island, for so long

Verse 4

Woke up to the pale moonlight Cold touch of an ancient rhyme Second-hand everywhere, I'll find it The first one

Pre-Chorus 2

They told me keep to your course In chasin' after desire
I'm not findin' a source
Like some sun-gold fire

Chorus 2

But maybe I’ve been sold a lie
I can’t find a light
Tell me how many go down and never return To the sunlit lands, heaven please

Chorus 3

But maybe I’ve been sold a lie
I can’t find a light
Tell me how many go down and never return To the sunlit lands, heaven please

Have I lost 'em for good 


You can listen to the track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5VsB4x08z0tkJbsySHoxUi

Here is a link to the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7TOpcRns8

Would you like to hear more CCM music? Then check out our Christian playlists on: https://www.christiandance.eu/playlists

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