Saturday Song: Truth Be Told

On weekdays during the season of Lent, we post daily meditations on our website, and on Saturdays we include a piece of music, as well. These songs are submitted by parish family members and friends of Christ Church, and meant to uplift, comfort, and inspire. We hope that you enjoy.



Lie number one you're supposed to have it all together

And when they ask how you're doing

Just smile and tell them, "Never better"


Lie number 2 everybody's life is perfect except yours

So, keep your messes and your wounds

And your secrets safe with you behind closed doors


Truth be told

The truth is rarely told, now


I say I'm fine, yeah I'm fine oh I'm fine, hey I'm fine but I'm not

I'm broken

And when it's out of control I say it's under control but it's not

And you know it

I don't know why it's so hard to admit it

When being honest is the only way to fix it

There's no failure, no fall

There's no sin you don't already know

So let the truth be told


There's a sign on the door, says, "Come as you are" but I doubt it

'Cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be crowded

But didn't you say the church should look more like a hospital

A safe place for the sick, the sinner and the scarred and the prodigals

Like me


Well truth be told

The truth is rarely told

Oh, am I the only one who says


I'm fine, yeah I'm fine oh I'm fine, hey I'm fine but I'm not

I'm broken

And when it's out of control I say it's under control but it's not

And you know it

I don't know why it's so hard to admit it

When being honest is the only way to fix it

There's no failure, no fall

There's no sin you don't already know

So let the truth be told


Can I really stand here unashamed

Knowin' that you love for me won't change?

Oh God if that's really true

Then let the truth be told


I say I'm fine, yeah I'm fine oh I'm fine, hey I'm fine but I'm not

I'm broken

And when it's out of control I say it's under control but it's not

And you know it

I don't know why it's so hard to admit it

When being honest is the only way to fix it

There's no failure, no fall

There's no sin you don't already know

Yeah, I know


There's no failure, no fall

There's no sin you don't already know

So let the truth be told



Songwriters: Carly Pearce and Matthew West