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A personal homage to the band, "Wolves at the Gate."
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My new all-time favourite band is "Wolves at the Gate" (WATG), a hardcore rock alternative (sometimes screamo) band out of Cedarville, Ohio and is made up of band members: Steve Cobucci, Colin Jones, Jeremy Steckel, Ben Summers, and Ben Millhouse.

What I love most about them is:
1) They rock hard, and
2) Their mission is to "show the incredible love of God to every person we come in contact with."

WATG strongly believes that "the salvation message of the Gospel is free to everyone, and our primary purpose on this earth is to spread that message to everyone we meet."

To this end, I find their music and their lyrics to be amongst the most powerful and hard rocking I've heard in quite some years... hence, their being my new number one fave band.

This personal piece is a homage of sorts to them, with the lyrics to one of their songs inserted into the work.
The song is "Through the Night" and comes from their new 2012 album, "Captors."

LYRICS:
"I've seen the road and it's snares
I bore the load though it wears
I've heard your curses and taunts and yet it won't stop me
I've heard your curses and slights and still it won't stop me
Slept through the coldest of nights
From ever calling You “king”
Or hide the Gospel we bring
It's burning bright in my eyes
Come grow, come grow and light up the skies

We're hungry, tired, and sick
Faced with resistance on every end (in You we hide)
I've felt the scorn you inflict
Attack this mission I will defend
Still onward we will ride
We will ride
Onward we will ride
Forward with no end in sight
In You we shall hide
Our hope is found in the light

Tonight I rest, I rest in peace
Your will is greater than mine
And I haven't a thirst for wealth or man's empty praise
For the glory is Thine
And I haven't a want of fame in this world to claim at all

We will ride
We will face the world
We will ride
We will face the world

We're dirty, restless, and sore
But count it joy to be found worthy (against this test)
Endless assaults to endure
Upon our bodies with no worry
For one day I'll have rest
I've seen the road and it's snares
I bore the load though it wears
I've heard your curses and slights and yet it won't stop me
And yet it won't stop me

Tonight I rest, I rest in peace
Your will is greater than mine
And I haven't a thirst for wealth or man's empty praise
For the glory is Thine
And I haven't a want of fame in this world to claim
When the vile take aim on my flesh I'll call Your name

I've seen the road and it won't stop me
With Your strength bestowed upon me freely
And Your grace has flowed in us completely
Now let us cut through the night so that in me they would see light
I've seen the road and it won't stop me
No end in sight as far as I see
And I'll bear the weight of the victim
Onward we ride till kingdom come
I've seen the road and it won't stop me
No end in sight as far as I see"

I had a lot of fun working on this piece and I hope to do some more inspired by their music and message.