Josh Garrels - The Arrow Lyrics




An arrow is stuck between my ribs
And I pray to God, Don't let it end like this
I fought like a man with will to live
But I was betrayed by the man within

How on earth did it all go down like this?
I've got no words to make sense of it
My shield, my fight for righteousness
Could not protect me from myself

I'm looking for the higher power
To be my mighty tower
Save me from myself, Oh yeah
But I'm-a fall seven more times
And it ain't nobody's fault except mine
There's only one way out

Please, Lord, forgive me
I'm down on my bended knees
And I need your love
Mercy is your medicine
Help me turn around again
To You, my friend

How long did I fool myself
Believing I, I didn't need nobody's help
A fool trusts in his power and his wealth
Until he's brought down low
Unto a shadow of himself

The arrow was sent to intervene
It pierced my bones and shook me from my dream
Lord You know exactly what I need
Wounds from a friend, severe mercy

I'm looking for the higher power
To be my mighty tower
Save me from myself, Oh yeah
But I'm-a fall seven more times
And it ain't nobody's fault except mine
There's only one way out

Please, Lord, forgive me
I'm down on my bended knees
And I need your love
Mercy is your medicine
Help me turn around again
To You, my friend





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  1. Sir Evan Yak liggins StoneBaxter

    1:55 2x speed. It won't disappoint.

  2. ohifonlyx33

    This performance is everything.

  3. Henry

    josh and his kids go to our church and we have very close relationships with all of them. my mom and josh’s sister shared a dorm and josh and my dad had a class together. i love being able to see all of his music.

  4. Tolim Chang

    wow....wish to have karaoke on this song?

  5. Jase Am

    Josh is so underrated but how appropriate for somebody who truly serves and sings for the King of kings.
    That profoundness and preciseness of his lyrics and music is appreciated by those that have been touched by similar afflictions and trials the Lord has brought us through.
    Seeing him singing this shows just how deep and intense these lyrics and notes run through his soul but still doesn't even capture the intensity.
    Our Abba Father is amazing how he works through us.
    All praise honor glory power and Majesty be unto our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our father in Heaven thank you Holy Spirit!🔥🔥🔥👑🔥🔥🔥

  6. Jessica Hollers

    I need to stop commenting untrue things about myself

  7. Fabian Van Der Elst

    It's so insane that he can hit every note perfectly, even when switching between the different types of voices, even in a live video! God has given him some insane talents, and it's so beautiful to see that he uses them for the Lord! His songs inspire me on various levels, and I can't be thankful enough for it!

  8. ana ribeiro

    Super!!!!!

  9. J Galicia

    May Jesus Christ bless you brother! Do not sell out. Keep away from these so call "Christian" singers who value stardom and money instead of their God given gift to Glorify God ALONE!!!

  10. Bruna Arcine

    Meu, como fui conhecer só agora??? Muito bom <3

  11. Kassandra

    Yessssss josh!!!! Yaaaas!

  12. Fernando Rosseto

    Josh Garrels, que timbre de voz. e que falsete bem executado, me ensine por favor!!! Deus te abençoe!

  13. Ana Clara Meira

    I love it so much

  14. Tris

    oh man, that high note gets me going every time.

  15. Jane - - -

    *_Effortless beauty, sigh ..._

    Crabby Nabby

    Jane - - - Look at you, sigh ...

  16. Rayan Agarm

    Shuajo
    Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

  17. Ryan Hampton

    You should collaborate with Allen Stone

  18. Starling Adara

    how could anyone dislike this?? amazing. ❤️

  19. Deon Brugmann

    Amazing!

  20. Christopher Crabtree

    Salvation

    Romans 1:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
    15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
    17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

    Acts 16:30-31 King James Version (KJV)
    30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
    31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

    1 John 5:13 King James Version (KJV)
    13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    Romans 3:23 King James Version (KJV)
    23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Romans 6:23 King James Version (KJV)
    23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 10:9-13 King James Version (KJV)
    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Revelation 20:14 King James Version (KJV)
    14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

    Revelation 21:8 King James Version (KJV)
    8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    1 John 1:10 King James Version (KJV)
    10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    Revelation 20:10 King James Version (KJV)
    10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    Matthew 25:41 King James Version (KJV)
    41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    Romans 5:8 King James Version (KJV)
    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Ephesians 2:8-10 King James Version (KJV)
    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    John 6:47 King James Version (KJV)
    47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

    1 Corinthians 15:3-4 King James Version (KJV)
    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    John 3:15-21 King James Version (KJV)
    15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
    19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
    20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
    21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    Jacobb Amen

    2 king 2 21

  21. Abram Reimer

    cause he's not

  22. Abram Reimer

    thats da best of the best even better than John mayor... not like john mayor is any good hehe

  23. Chris Anderson

    I need lyrics.

  24. Christopher Baione

    The world is missing Josh Garrells

  25. Jacob Opitz

    Not sure if anyone will be reading this, massive fan of Josh Garrels and i really wanna know the chords he plays in this video?

    Bryan Rodriguez

    Jacob Opitz intro, verses and chorus: Bm A D F#m Bm A E
    pre chorus: F#m A E F#m A//

  26. jay luke

    So much soul..

  27. Nick Howell

    how is it anyone would give this a thumbs down???? amazing Josh!

    Aron Tyler

    Darkness just can't live in the light... Amazing this song is indeed...

  28. Jane

    I love much this music <3 <3 <3

  29. Tina abraham

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  30. Kimberly Murphy

    Amazing! I am not one to comment, but Josh's music moves me so much in ways I can not even put into adequate words! Praise YHWH! A talent like this deserves to be heard by all. I have shared his music with many of my friends and I know his music and lyrics will continue to bless and encourage many. He is so raw and real, a rare find, even among Christian artists.

  31. Joshua Warrior

    man.. im moved.. Thank u. Lord Jesus... Wow! thank you Lord!

  32. Camilo Newentun

    excelente!

  33. D Tys

    gives me goosebumps

  34. Brother Daniel

    mainstream christian music is missing soul.

  35. Sam Hopkin

    Incredible :)

  36. immissana

    What the heck... That voice is so amazing O.O

  37. poeticlicensetokill

    Excuse me while I say holy shit and hallelujah! Damn son!

  38. Sofia Isabella

    An arrow
    Stuck between my ribs,
    And I pray to God don't let it end like this.
    I fought like a man with a will to live,
    But I was betrayed by the man within.
    How love, did it all go down like this?
    I've got no words to make sense of this.
    My shield, my fight for righteousness could not protect me from myself.

    I'm looking for the higher power,
    To be my Knight and tower
    Save me from my self
    Aw yeah

    Cause im a fall seven more times
    Singing ain't nobody's fault except mine
    There's only one way out
    Oh

    Please, God, forgive me, I'm down on my bended knee,
    And I need your love.
    Mercy is your medicine
    Help me turn around again
    To You, my friend .

    How long did I fool myself
    Believing I didn't need nobody's help?
    A fool trusts in his power and his wealth,
    Til it brought him down low
    To a shadow of himself.

    The arrow was sent to intervene;
    It pierced my bones,
    It shook me from my dream.

    And Lord, you know exactly what I need;
    Wounds from a friend,
    Severe mercy.
    I'm looking for the higher power,
    To be my Knight and tower;
    Save me from my self.
    Aw yeah

    Cause im a fall seven more times,
    Singing ain't nobody's fault except mine,
    There's only one way out.
    Oh

    Please, God, forgive me; I'm down on my bended knee,
    And I need your love.
    Mercy is your medicine
    Help me turn around again
    To You, my friend.

    Luis Espinoza Molina

    Sofia Isabella to be my mighty tower*

    Cyrus Dabar

    Sofia Isabella Mighty Tower not knight and tower

  39. Mr. Cali

    I dont hear the "christian" aspect but good music . im not christian....religion doesnt mattter to me we are all children of god no matter what name we call him by ..BLESS ALL!

    Matt Lewis

    Right off the bat I noticed he's using a lot of biblical references in the lyrics. He's singing to the one true God.

  40. Michelle Rodrigues

    Amazing,😍😍

    Aron Tyler

    Exactly... :D :)))

  41. iaiij v.araneda

    Alguien pudiera traducir en español las canciones de Josh garrels por favor, bendiciones desde Chile

    Taiwo Thomas

    Una flecha está atrapada entre mis costillas

    Y le pido a Dios, no dejes que termine así

    Luché como un hombre con voluntad de vivir

    Pero fui traicionado por el hombre dentro

    ¿Cómo demonios bajó todo así?

    No tengo palabras para darle sentido

    Mi escudo, mi lucha por la rectitud

    No podría protegerme de mí mismo

    Estoy buscando la mayor potencia

    Para ser mi poderosa torre

    Sálvame de mí mismo, oh sí

    Pero estoy-una caída siete veces más

    Y no es culpa de nadie, excepto la mía

    Solo hay una salida

    Por favor, Señor, perdóname

    Estoy sobre mis rodillas dobladas

    Y necesito tu amor

    Mercy es tu medicina

    Ayudame a dar la vuelta otra vez

    Para ti, mi amigo

    ¿Cuánto tiempo me engañé a mí mismo?

    Creer que yo no necesitaba la ayuda de nadie

    Un tonto confía en su poder y su riqueza

    Hasta que haya sido derribado

    A una sombra de sí mismo

    La flecha fue enviada para intervenir

    Me atravesó los huesos y me sacudió de mi sueño

    Señor, sabes exactamente lo que necesito

    Heridas de un amigo, misericordia severa

    Estoy buscando la mayor potencia

    Para ser mi poderosa torre

    Sálvame de mí mismo, oh sí

    Pero estoy-una caída siete veces más

    Y no es culpa de nadie, excepto la mía

    Solo hay una salida

    Por favor, Señor, perdóname

    Estoy sobre mis rodillas dobladas

    Y necesito tu amor

    Mercy es tu medicina

    Ayudame a dar la vuelta otra vez

    Para ti, mi amigo

  42. Elke Fontillo

    i bought about three of josh.s cds after hearing one of his songs by accident "white owl"...and i have listen to them every day since..never getting tired of discovering and enjoying something new about the songs and his voice. it inspires me constantly! shared it with my twelve year old girl..and this is her favorite song to listen to and sing..thanks for having him here!

    Stephanie Clute

    Same! It was the first song I heard of his and I was instantly hooked! Such talent in this man and he's currently back home producing more! Can't wait!

  43. Eli Fleishman

    This sound is so amazing!!!! It's seems so real!!!

    Josh get it💰💰💰

  44. MADVIKING19

    Whooooooooooo nice song josh

  45. Lucas Gomes

    these lyrics are epic!
    So deep and simple at same time.
    Very well done Josh, again!

  46. avril cherian

    Best Voice..best lyrics and by far THE best music ..More songs from Josh please :)

  47. Whitacre

    Please check out some of the live videos on my channel! My lyrics are all heavily influenced by my faith, a very similar style to Josh!

  48. Nicolas Leiva

    his voice is amazing....

  49. Charles Baetens

    sublime !

  50. jake alvarez

    dont have a clue wat hes singing about bout fuck hes amazing!! truely blessed!!

  51. Payte

    This dude has such an inspiring passion. Love his originality and style! I never get tired of listening to Josh. This song is so cool I did a drum cover of The Arrow.

  52. Evan Ruiz

    7 dislikes? no sir

  53. crush2gizmo

    Such a unique artist; love this.

  54. Juan Duitama

    Woww!!! I don't have more words.

  55. cx45830

    If you like this guy's voice check out JP Cooper! peace x

  56. cx45830

    When I realised his music was religious, I thought, "Oh I shouldn't like this because I'm not christian." and I was very reserved about listening to it...but then I realised again, that it's beautiful sounds and if I can only appreciate that, so be it. He's got an amazing voice! peace x

    Cyrus Dabar

    cx45830 Using his talent to honor the God that gave it to him:)

    Cyrus Dabar

    cx45830 You weren't raised a Christian, you were raised in modern American Churchianity. Huge difference. A True biblical Christian cannot fall away. Christianity is a relationship with Jehovah the Father of Creation through Jesus.

    awkwardsaw

    @cx45830 forget religion, crhstianity, how you were raised, church etc.

    leave those behind and take a simple look at Jesus. you aren't "raised" to follow him, it's a choice you make when you see him. so if you feel like you never saw him in that "relgious" stuff you experienced, look again..

    Henry

    him and his family go to our church, my family has known them for well over 20 uears

  57. RT Rogers

    His falsetto is amazing!

  58. Ischirognomon

    Oh god this is amazing !

  59. Ryan Howard

    He is everything that is missing in mainstream christian/gospel music.

    Michael Ranieri

    @Memz Beats They already tried and failed. He was offered a contract by the CCC (Corporate Christian Culture) (some sort of music company) and declined after they said he'd have to "tone down" his music. Look it up--interesting interview.

    Memz Beats

    @Michael Ranieri thats why this guy is excellent

    MIZ ZOU

    Michael Ranieri any idea of the name of the interview? Thanks

    Michael Ranieri

    @MIZ ZOU I just tried seeking it out. I think it was on Christianity Today "Album of the Year Winner" interview but apparently they force you to cough up $ to read their articles now...

  60. Yurfish

    Dem high notes though. Daaaaamn.

  61. Connor

    Daaaang! love all his music. needs a third one!

  62. Jack Francis

    Have him sing a 3rd one!!!

  63. John Campbell

    And repeat! Wow this guy is amazing! Thanks again mahogany ... Keep up the good work

    Caleb Humphries

    John Campbell his name is josh garrels check him out john. I recommend Ulysses

  64. Rhys Lewis

    hnnnnnnggggggg

  65. Monica DeLisle

    Extremely gifted to shine Light

  66. pilgrim2soldier

    I love it!

  67. Caro Romero Gómez

    so greeeeat!!!!!

  68. Chris Steenhof

    Just in case you were curious if Josh could replicate those highs live... he nailed it!  Beautiful and tight as ever.  Good to see Jason Barrows (guitar & hand) in there too.  Cheers Mahogany Sessions!

  69. Brian Holmes

    Favorite song on the new Album. Love this!

  70. Sarah Boyd

    #JGforever

  71. Phil Hankins Music

    That guitar part is so sick, his voice just makes the spaces in between that much better

  72. Phariah

    Does anyone else feel like it's the vibe jack johnson also puts in his music?

  73. femmedejon

    Mm.  Sing it baby!

  74. daena

    I love this. Hopefully I'll get a chance to perform on the Mahogany Sessions someday! :)

  75. twitchie27

    I really love Josh Garrels. This song is amazing due largely to the range he sings in throughout the song. Makes me think he could do a really soul album like St Paul and the Broken Bones.

  76. Kyra K.

    His voice is so beautiful!

  77. jesseschulz214

    This is my favorite song off his new album. so good!

    The Original Spacefan

    +jesseschulz214 Yup. His vocals, the guitars. It's gold.

  78. Debby Ayinda

    That is one amazing voice!

  79. c.h.browser

    Ya'll should seriously consider letting Josh perform a third song on ya'll's channel. Like it would make me extremely happy.

  80. Jerry Seinfeld

    Tobuscus?

  81. LukeDunleavyMusic

    It's my dream to perform on mahogany :(

  82. run

    those are some voluminous sideburns!

    Stian Berg

    +run They're also uneven, by a lot XD I just noticed.. haha.. Right side from out point of view is a lot further down compared to the left one. :D

    Sam Hopkin

    I went back to the beginning to see if it was true.
    It is, so very true :p

    All Truth Matters!

    run this. Moment was hilarious to me! I just listened to the most amazing voice and lyrics ever, I go to comments to see what others thought, and first comment I see is about his "Volumoinous" sideburns. Awesome! I'm in tears!

    Abram Reimer

    actually the other one is tucked in his hat soo, there even!😐

  83. Mayra Deharo

    beautiful voice <3