struggle

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21 Mar 1973

thirteen inches of snow on the earth
what better way to spend the day
than sitting alone in my room with the door shut
typing my life on sheets of paper
life has always been a noun to me
but just now it seems to me
as if it should be something more

Daniel must have been some sorta guy
too bad it's not easy to live for God
then everyone would do it
wouldn't they?

one more layer of stone on my heart
and it will be unreachable
doesn't seem right that I've known You for fifteen years
and been slapping your face for fifteen years
Jesus...

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Feb 1980

well-mannered, cool and calmly persuading
myself that I am truly what I seem to be
a beast of greed unbounded still is raging
barely contained beneath the straining liturgy
they joke of pain as if it were so distant
I laugh along, a desperate play for comedy
but if they knew my most inflexible resistance
can scarcely curb the madness of my villainy
I’d be crushed beneath the heel of their intolerance
and left alone to face my own Gethsemane

dweller by the dark stream
how can I escape the meaning of my name
pilgrim of a fair dream
dream...

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Sep 1981

walking down the boulevard
the eyes so hurtin’, flirtin’ and hard
you’re utilized and tossed aside each moment
and bit by bit enamored by all the trumped up glamour
your greed begins expanding by exponent

you take refuge in the numbers game
forget your honor, despise your name,
you settle in behind your anonymity
just think of all you’ve been denied
and fabricate your alibi
and sacrifice your freedom in the name of liberty

welcome to
Hollywood
they believe in the power of the pocketbook in
Hollywood
everybody...

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Lyrics by Hannah Hurnard,
based on The Song of Solomon

I am my love's and he is mine
and this is his desire
that with his beauty I may shine
in radiant attire
and this will be when all of me
is pruned and purged with fire

come, my beloved, let us go
forth to the waiting field
and where thy choicest fruit trees grow
thy pruning knife now wield
that at thy will and through thy skill
their richest store my yield

spices...

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Lyrics by Hannah Hurnard,
based on The Song of Solomon

I'll turn my hands upon thy heart
and purge away thy dross
I will refine thee in my fire
remake thee at my cross

All songs ℗ © 1983 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. and Eden Records, assigned to Creative Measures. The title Hinds’ Feet On High Places, the American edition of the book, and jacket front cover logo © 1977 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Album cover art courtesy of Tyndale...

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30 Oct 1978

let go
why is it so hard just to let go
let me give you all the good things that I’ve planned
do you believe that I love you?
I know, I know all your dreams
but do you know I’ve got some dreams for you
can you trust me to make them come true
they’re good dreams
no matter how empty they may seem
but you can’t see beyond your loneliness
no, I don’t go back on my promises
don’t you remember
you belong to me

trust me, please
I just want to make you happy
don’t hang on to your love
it...

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30 Oct 1978

yesterday at the fair you really took me for a ride
you said if I’d surrender you’d keep me satisfied
but after just one time around it all came down the same
leaving me to hate myself for playing in your game

liar, liar
you really took me for a ride
liar, liar
you’d better run and

you’ve been saying so long you’ve got exactly what I need
you sold me to a dream marked "satisfaction guaranteed"
I wanted so to believe you, you know I blinded my own eyes
but now I recognize you beneath your foul disguise

liar,...

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Lyrics by Hannah Hurnard,
based on The Song of Solomon

a garden closed art thou, my love
where none thy fruits can taste
a spring shut up, a fountain sealed
an orchard run to waste

awake, north wind, and blow, thou south
blow on my garden fair
that all the spices may flow out
as perfume on the air

All songs ℗ © 1983 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. and Eden Records, assigned to Creative Measures. The title Hinds’ Feet On High...

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Apr 1982

if I’m meant to live my life alone
I know you’ll give me the strength to be on my own
knowing I’m your own is enough for me
but if there should be something more to your plan
than I can see from where I stand
and if there should be one special hand to hold
please tell me

where is the woman you meant for me
to cling to and sing to
where is the girl who could make my life more complete in you
if it’s true that there’s someone waiting for me
where could she be

you’re the one who said
it is not good for man to be...

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