Hope

by Wes Pickering

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released October 31, 2011

Produced, recorded mixed and mastered by Wes Pickering
Recorded in a little house in East Nashville

Strings on “Until it Gets Better” by Hans Nelson
Upright Bass on “Open My Heart” by Scott Gypson
Background vocals on “Help Me To Know You” by Sara Beth

Cover photo by Marianne Gregg, Portraits by Willa Gregg
Design by Wes Pickering

All songs words and music by Wes Pickering
© 2011 Not Enough Words, ASCAP
except “Open My Heart” by Wes Pickering and Andrew Osenga
© 2011 Not Enough Words, ASCAP and © 2011 House of Mirrors Music,
Admin by simpleville ASCAP.
and “Help Me To Know You” by Wes Pickering and Lindsey Jones
© 2011 Not Enough Words, ASCAP and © 2011 Lindsey Jones ASCAP

For booking info, song lyrics, videos, and more visit
www.wespickering.com

Special thanks to Hannah. I love you.
Thanks for letting me turn our house into a recording studio.

Thanks to my family, the old one and the new one.
Scott, Hans, Lindsey, Andy, and Sarah Beth, Willa, Marrianne
Josh and Becca Wilson
my extended Church family,
Until that Day is here, We live to be a kingdom.

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Track Name: In Silence and in Song
I don't have the words to say
I've tried and I've come up empty
And still you know what I'm thinking
In silence and in a song
I know that you're always with me
How do you write a song
That is good enough?
How do you find a word
That is strong enough?
Track Name: Open My Heart
After my failure breaks me
Frustration takes me
And I'm left shaking with fear

All of my plans have crumbled
My feet have stumbled
And I wonder
How did I end up here

I want to live a life that shows
That I know how good you are

Open my eyes when I don't see you
Open my ears to hear your voice
Open my heart when I don't feel you now
Help me believe in you

I'm taking all my worry
The way a hurry
All my fears and laying them
At your feet

God a I want to obey and
To listen pray and
To know you
Following where you lead

I want to live a life that shows
the world how good you are

You wake me up
Renew my mind
Stir my soul
Help me to be alive
Track Name: Until it Gets Better
You hold on
You keep it
Locked up inside
But isn't this the time for breathing out
And breathing in?

A moment
A memory
Is where you live
You're holding on so tight
But now it's time for moving on

And I wish that I could promise
That you'll never hurt again
But I'm holding on to hope
That it gets better
Because I know we have a promise
That we'll never hurt again
And so I'm holding on until
It all gets better

So take it or leave it
It's what we have
But blessed are the ones
Who never see
Yet still believe

Until that day is here
We live to be a kingdom
On the earth

So take it or leave it
It's beautiful
Oh blessed are the ones
Who never see
Yet still believe
Track Name: Calm My Heart
well she looked and me and said
I want peace and love instead
of all this anger that is eating at my heart

but if I do everything right
and I take my drugs tonight
I will wake up and I’ll still be sick tomorrow

and her father prays each day
Lord please take this cup away

would you calm my heart?
would you move so I can see it?
would you hold me in your arms?
would you calm my heart?
would you breathe so I can feel it?
would you help my unbelief?

well he said so quietly
said we can’t get our girl to eat
she is 9 years old and smaller than a bird

Still we look for every light
At the edge of of every night
And we celebrate our victories great and small

and I know he prays each day

Blessed are the hungry
And blessed are the broken
Blessed are the humble
The weary and the poor
Track Name: Help Me to Know You
Your love, no I don’t always feel it
Burning a hole in my heart
And I know you don’t try to conceal it
But it seems like we’re so far apart

I know it’s not it’s always a feeling
‘Cause feelings they come and they leave

Help me to know you
Help me to love you
Help me to trust you
When you’re there but my eyes just can’t see
Help me to know you
Help me believe through my unbelief

Your mercies are new every morning
Before I even get out of bed
You’ve numbered the days set before me
And you know every hair on my head

What more could I ever ask for
When you’re all I want love to be

I know it’s not it’s always a feeling
‘Cause feelings they come and they leave
What more could I ever ask for
When you’re all I want love to be
Track Name: There is More
Good morning
Have you had the feeling
Everything we know is far too small

A fragment
A panel of painted glass
But we can't see the bigger picture

There is more
More than we could ever know
than we understand
There is love
Bigger that all our fear
More than we can describe

I am a blind man
Seeing the stars for the first time
I can barely catch my breath

I am a child
Playing in the ocean’s waves
I don’t understand how small I am

And when I close my eyes on the last day
I know I’ll wake up there to find
Track Name: Such a Hope
Each time the sun breaks through the clouds
I am hopeful for that day
The day that you return to earth
How I’m longing for that day

A day to heal the suffering
Of a broken world

Every sinner, every saint
Will bow down on bended knee
They will know you
And confess that you are Lord

I have within me such a hope
The salvation of my soul!
My name is written in the book
You made new what once was old

And on that day, you will dry the tears
Of a broken world
Track Name: Emmanuel
Even when walking through shadows
My heart will not bend in fear
Because I know
I know you are with me

Even when I had denied you
You never once stepped away
Now I know
I know you are with me

And though the world may tremble
My heart will ever trust
You are Emmanuel
God with us

There is no height and no distance
You do not go for your love
And I know
I know you are with me

No greater love could be fathomed
Than when you gave your life for our sin
Now I know
I know you are with me

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Emmanuel
God with us