Maybe Next Year

I made my way to the western wall,
As the sun went down, I could hear them call for you
And the words I heard in the ancient song
Were the same as the ones I’ve sung so long to you
And when I touched the wall, the veil, it never felt so thin
Cause you are the Rock and the
Cornerstone, You are the temple of flesh and bone
And you are the door and the way back home again

To that city that we long for, that we feel so far away
Where the dawn will drive away our tears
And we’ll meet in the New Jerusalem someday
Maybe next year
Maybe next year

At the western wall I bowed my head,
I knew that every word I read was true
As the prophet spoke from another age,
And the song rose up from the sacred page to You
And I never felt so near, I never felt so far away
But You tore the curtain and shook the
Ground, the saints woke up and they walked around
And resurrection came to town that day

Like in that city that we long for, that we feel so far away
Where the dawn will drive away our tears
And we’ll meet in the New Jerusalem someday
Maybe next year

This is the place where Abraham cut
Lose the boy and he killed the ram instead
And this is the place where Jesus said,
You could tear down the temple and he’d raise it from the dead
You never felt so real, I never felt so close to You
So I’ll weep and dance at the western wall
And sing of the way you’re making all things new
Cause the kingdom’s here, but I know the kingdom’s moving in

So maybe I’ll meet you here next year
In the New Jerusalem, in the New Jerusalem…

In that city that we long for, that we feel so far away
Where the dawn will drive away our tears
And we’ll meet in the New Jerusalem someday
Maybe next year
Maybe next year
Next year in the New Jerusalem
Next year in the New Jerusalem

Next year, next year
Next year in the New Jerusalem
Next year, next year
Next year in the New Jerusalem
Next year, next year

-Andrew Peterson, Ben Shive, and Dave Radford

I’ve Seen Too Much

“I know it sounds crazy
But I know what I saw
When the sun came up on the brightest day
From the darkest night of all

I saw the Man die
They laid Him in the tomb
And I know ’cause I saw it with my own two eyes
When He stepped into the room

And I’ve seen too much,
Too much to deny
I’ve seen too much,
Too much to say goodbye

So we scattered to the four winds
To tell them what we know
But I get so tired and the doubt creeps in
And the doubt won’t let me go

And it’s all I can do to get up in the morning
All I can do to stand up in the storm
When all I remember’s the passing form
A glimpse of the glory before it was gone

And I get so tired of this ridicule
But I cannot deny what I know to be true
‘Cause I’ve seen too much
What else can I do?

Where else can I go, Lord?
Where else can I go…
But to You?

I’ve seen too many faces
All shining like the sun
I’ve seen too many skies on fire
Like the face of the Holy One

I’ve seen too many eyes wide open
That once were so blind
All burning with the beauty of the same love
The same love that opened mine

And I’ve seen too much,
Too much to deny
I’ve seen too much,
Too many points of light

I know too much,
I saw the scars and touched His skin
That’s how it was,
And I cannot hold it in

I’ve seen so much that cannot be explained
And I realize it’s a mystery of faith
But my friend was dead and He walked out of the grave
And I knew the world would never be the same

I saw too much,
When I looked into the eye
Of the One I love and the One who loves me
And there was nowhere left to hide

I’ve seen too much,
Too much to deny
I’ve seen too much,
Too much to say goodbye

Too many points of light,
Too much to say goodbye.”

-Andrew Peterson

Is He Worthy?

Do you feel the world is broken?
(We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen?
(We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through?
(We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new?
(We do)

Is all creation groaning?
(It is)
Is a new creation coming?
(It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst?
(It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?
(It is)

Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this?
He is

Does the Father truly love us?
(He does)
Does the Spirit move among us?
(He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves?
(He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us?
(He does)

Is anyone worthy?
Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
From every people and tribe
Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?
He is!
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
He is!
He is!

-Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive

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