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