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‘New Life’

In the past I called you God ‘coss I didn’t know your name.
You were sat on the mountain top, and I was on the plain.
You went your way. I didn’t care.
I didn’t think you answered prayer.
We both lived in different worlds and played at different games.

I heard that Jesus was your son, and had earned the right to live.
He came from the Lord of Life with a pardon he could give.
Before the Judge he took my place,
My punishment, and my disgrace.
I realised, I owed Him my life, which was all that I could give.

I’ve got a new life before me.
What’s in the past won’t count against me.
New life before me.
Now I live my life in You.
You gave your life to restore me,
When I rebelled and kicked against you.
Upwards you bore me.
Now I’ll build my life on you.

Discovering your love for me fills me with new confidence.
You know all my thoughts, so I can drop the old pretence..
You care for me. I have no fear.
I know your Spirit’s living here.
Now that I’ve been born anew, let my new life commence.

Composer: Robert Bathurst/Simon Bartlett/Andrew Clark/Martin Day
Lyricist: Martin Day
© M Day 01-Sep-1983


One of Salt Solution’s trade-mark songs: big swirling guitar sounds, abrupt stops with high jumps! A basic isn’t-salvation-great lyric.

Surprisingly as this was only the B-side of Salt Solution’s only single it got us more in PRS royalty returns than any other song.


'New Life' surfing video
Big wave surfing to the song ‘New Life‘ by Salt Solution.

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Listen to ‘New Life’ from Salt Solution’s album ‘Arctic Frosties‘.