Broken Things Video
Broken Things Lyrics

If grace is a kingdom
I’ve stopped at the gate
Thinking I don’t deserve to pass through after all of the mistakes I’ve made
But I heard a whisper
As Heaven bent down
Said, “Child, don’t know you that the first will be last and the last get a crown.”

Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring You so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I am all Yours

The pages of history they tell me it’s true
That it’s never the perfect; it’s always the ones with the scars that You use
It’s the rebels and the prodigals; it’s the humble and the weak
The misfit heroes You chose
Tell me there’s hope for sinners like me

Grace is a kingdom
With gates open wide
There’s seat at the table just waiting for you
So, come on inside

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8 stories about "Broken Things"

  • Annaleah says:

    I though my 3 year old daughter only knew “Let it go” from the movie Frozen until this song came on the radio the other day. She began singing during the chorus and belting out “OHHH OHH OHH” when that part came on. It reminded me again how much her little ears hear and why listening to radio stations like this is important to me and my family. Now whenever I hear this song it gives me goose bumps! “The misfit hero’s You chose tell me there’s hope for sinners like me.” Every line in this song is beautiful!

    1. Carly Viland says:

      That’s so wonderful that she loves this song! It’s so good!
      Thanks for sharing your story with us, Annaleah.
      – Carly, Listener Engagement Director at Life 97.9

    2. Robert Muhlhausen says:

      As I walk with God, I find something new to learn, understand, take in, enjoy, and be grateful for. I can use and/or carry with me for the rest of my life. And, I GET to carry more from God each day because His yoke really is easy and His burden is light.
      I saw Matthew West at the Washington State Fair where God introduced me to “Broken Things”. I now have new favorite song to carry with me. Thank you.

    3. Carly Viland says:

      It’s a great reminder that God can use all of us for His glory, no matter how broken we think we may be.
      Glad it was encouraging to you!

  • Kara Maggard says:

    My family does a Monday night bible study at our house. This past Monday a friend that normally comes was struggling with the fact that “Jesus really does love him the way that he is”. I sent text messages of reassuring truth about who Jesus is as did all the other friends who were in the texting stream. I sent him the song and told him to listen to it. He messaged back and said it made him cry. He showed up at the Bible study that night after sorting through Acts 5. The conversation got started and my 19 year old son led him to Christ and we baptized the friend in our bath tub! Thank you so much Matthew West for that song! It moved mountains for us on Monday night at Bible study. I am a worship leader at my church and I’m praying that the Lord allows me time to do a couple of run thrus of the song to sing it in church on Sunday. I’m expecting God to do bigger things through that song!

    1. Carly Viland says:

      Wow! What an incredible story. God is good!

  • Franco says:

    When I first heard the beginning of the lyrics, I didn’t understand why he would stop at the gates, but as I read and heard on, I realize that we sometimes believe we don’t deserve to enter into the Kingdom of grace. God loves us all.

    1. Carly Viland says:

      Amen! God does love us all.

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