Hope

by Wes Pickering

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1.
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?
2.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Such a Hope 02:47
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
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Emmanuel 04:15
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

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Download includes all 10 tracks plus a 4 page digital booklet with all the album artwork.

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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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