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After attending a DNA training in Puerto Rico on the kingdom of God and the Church’s role in it, musical artist Crystal Velez was inspired to write a powerful song called “Wake Up.”

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“This song is a call for the Church to wake up and continue to persevere in bringing the Kingdom of God, as beauty, truth, justice, and life are imparted into society,” says Crystal. “My prayer is that this song would cause an awakening in people’s hearts as they see the world through the eyes of Truth, knowing that we are empowered by His Spirit to arise and collaborate with the work God is doing today throughout the world.”

Crystal Velez
E-mail Crystal at cvelez@seu.edu

Crystal was a student of Youth with a Mission’s Discipleship Training School when she attended a DNA training and wrote this song, and her current pursuits include a bachelor’s degree in music business from Southeastern University in Florida. She also works with children and youth at her local church.

“We are not where we should be as the Church,” Crystal says. “Many times, the Church has settled in its comfort zone, neglecting the responsibility that Christ has given us, thereby not aiming towards His ultimate plan. God gave me a deep burden for the world which, as scriptures say, eagerly awaits for the revelation of God’s children.”

Art can be a powerful way to influence culture and share about God’s love. Here are a few other examples of DNA friends and partners using their artistic talent to build God’s kingdom:

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Song Lyrics (English & Spanish)

Wake up!
¡Despierta!

There’s a voice that cries out for love
Hay una voz que clama por amor

There’s a voice that cries out for truth
Hay una voz que clama por Verdad

There’s a voice that cries out for hope
Hay una voz que clama por esperanza

There’s a voice that cries out for you
Hay una voz que clama por ti

Wake up! Where have you been when I most need you?
¡Despierta! ¿Dónde has estado cuando mas te he necesitado?

Questions in need of answers
Preguntas que necesitan respuestas

Lies in need of One Truth
Mentiras en búsqueda de una verdad

Wake up! There’s so much to do and so little time.
¡Despierta! Hay tanto que hacer y tan poco tiempo

So arise, open your eyes to something new
Así que levántate,
abre tus ojos a algo nuevo

Created to create and beauty
innovate
Creado para crear y traer belleza innovadora

In justice and in truth. In Him I am made new
En justicia y en verdad, en El soy hecha nueva

There’s so much more to life than just to live
La vida es mas que solo vivir

You’re not doing your job if you don’t give
No estas haciendo tu trabajo si no das

Would you just open your eyes and see the bigger picture?
¿Y qué si abres tus ojos para que veas el cuadro mayor?

Because nothing in this world will change if that is what you think or say
Porque nada en este mundo cambiará si eso es lo que piensas y dices

Wake up! Where have you been when I most need you?
¡Despierta! ¿Dónde has estado cuando mas te he necesitado?

Questions in need of answers
Preguntas que necesitan respuestas

Lies in need of One Truth
Mentiras en búsqueda de una verdad

Wake up! There’s so much to do and so little time.
¡Despierta! Hay tanto que hacer y tan poco tiempo

So arise, open your eyes to something new
Así que levántate,
abre tus ojos a algo nuevo

It’s our time to arise
Es el tiempo de levantarnos

Let your Kingdom come
Que venga Tu Reino

Blind eyes are open
Los ojos ciegos se abren

Strongholds are broken
Cadenas se rompen

Bringing beauty, truth, justice and life
Trayendo belleza, verdad, justicia y vida

Wake up! Where have you been when I most need you?
¡Despierta! ¿Dónde has estado cuando mas te he necesitado?

Questions in need of answers
Preguntas que necesitan respuestas

Lies in need of One Truth
Mentiras en búsqueda de una verdad

Wake up! There’s so much to do and so little time.
¡Despierta! Hay tanto que hacer y tan poco tiempo

So arise, open your eyes to something new
Así que levántate,
abre tus ojos a algo nuevo

There’s a voice that cries out for you.
Hay una voz que clama por ti.

 

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