Sunday Lyrics – Stained Glass Masquerade

By glblguy

My all time favorite contemporary Christian group is Casting Crowns. They have mastered the ability to combine powerful and meaningful lyrics with wonderful melodies. Their sound is unique and it would seem every song they record is a hit. There music has been a true ministry in my life and really serves to make sure I’m living my life in the way Christ wants me to.

Stained Glass Masquerade is a song that reveals the truth about the life many Christians unfortunately regularly live in. Read the lyrics below and you’ll see what I mean. You can also listen to the song on YouTube.

Have you traded the altar for a stage?

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small

Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they’ll soon discover
That I don’t belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything’s okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I’ll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

*Chorus*
Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who’s been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who’s traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

Chorus x2

Well if the invitation’s open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small

Photo by: edbrambley


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  1. Michelle H. Says:

    I love this song! Casting Crowns is one of my favorites too! I also really love “If We are the Body”. Very convicting but uplifting too.

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