a crafty theft

by edison service

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released December 19, 2013

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Track Name: Caught Up With You
there comes a time in life when one must choose
whether it's best to resist and refuse
or to accept the outstretched hand of truth
that's been reaching out to rescue you

it seems so basic from our point of view
but in the mire I know, it's not so easy to construe

it's better to be caught up with You
it's better to be nearer still than hidden from Your view
for when all we think we're due we find was made to lose
it's better to be caught up here with You

we tend to cling to branches with no fruit
with our bellies aching for some food
and all the while below us in plain view
awaits a feast prepared for me and you

it seems so basic from our point of view
but in our hunger I know, it's not so easy to construe

it's better to be caught up with You
it's better to be nearer still than hidden from Your view
for when all we think we're due we find was made to lose
it's better to be caught up here with You

hollow words and empty bottles
line the paths of broken-hearted
fending for a numbing agent
to quell the fear with more complacence
all the while One calls out to us
whose blood was shed in loving-kindness

it's better to be caught up with You
it's better to be nearer still than hidden from Your view
for when all we think we're due we find was made to lose
it's better to be caught up here with You
Track Name: Alabaster and Olive
the night we met would prove to be
the planting of a love deep inside of me
the times we spent avoiding sleep
they still remain the fondest hours in memory

come my love we must make haste
for soon the daylight will invade
and our world, yes our world, will be displaced
stolen glances with grinning face
our hands held tight to keep the pace
with this time, oh our time, there is no waste

aware of love but speaking not of it
desiring to become more than friends
'til that day comes when we relent
to all that's building from within and we commit

devotion pledged by God's own grace
our lives entwined as one we make
and this life, yeah this life, is born again
with alabaster and olive skin
combined together, enveloping
in this night, yeah this night, we're done waiting

we've reached the precipice of days
with dwindling depth left of life's page
by your side, by my side, we will remain
with final breaths through struggling
we speak our love in whisperings
oh this love, yeah this love, it's undying
Track Name: Winter White
winter's white with your tender hand in mine
ever so slight palpatation by design
I am unglued and all consumed
this winter's night here with you

as we long to be accepted
desiring only ever-after
falling giddy in the softness

your frosty breath portraying all the words you said
a crafty theft to steal away my defenses
this warmth from within a heart that's aflame
this winter's night our love begins

as we long to be accepted
desiring only ever-after
falling giddy in the softness
Track Name: Perish the Thought
tormented by the wicked lies we have believed
allowing words from sinful man to plant destructive seeds
fragile hearts choked out by thistled weeds
consuming thoughts intent on incapacitating

perish the thought
perish the thought

sometimes it feels that our demise is the surest bet
in restless nights we find our courage fleeing from the war at hand
all fears and thoughts hid by protective smiles and words
if only we could on our own draw forth the sword and

perish the thought that seeks to empty us of all hope
perish the thought that drives us from the truths well known

for we are beautiful and lovely and are created for Your glory
You gave all You had to know us yet we cower in dark corners
please take captive all the notions that seek to keep us ever-frozen
release our mind from these commotions
distracting us from love's devotion
and put to death all earthly sorrow
oh how we yearn for our tomorrow
release us from the war's we've fought
against all perishable thoughts
perish the thought
Track Name: You Are My Love
like ice and water penetrate a stone
Your love cuts to the marrow
like the moon pulling the tides ashore
Your love keeps drawing us towards home

we have mistaken all of our greatness
we are not worthy of a love so grand
You stooped from greatness revealing grace which
alone can make clean our filthy rags

how can this be true? despite all we do
You still desire us truly
though wayward we roam, resistant, alone
Your pursuance keeps calling to us
"you are my love, won't you turn back toward me?
you are the one I love, there's no need for hiding"

like the shifting of our earthen plates
Your love moves when we can't be swayed
like the mysteries held in waters deep
Your love unfathomed engulfs me

we have mistaken all of our greatness
we are not worthy of a love so grand
You stooped from greatness revealing grace which
alone can make clean our filthy rags

how can this be true? despite all we do
You still desire us truly
though wayward we roam, resistant, alone
Your pursuance keeps calling to us
"you are my love, won't you turn back toward me?
you are the one I love, there's no need for hiding"

you are, you are my love
you are, the one I love
you are my love
Track Name: The Day Is Yours
what do we have, that has come from our hands?
and what can we keep safe, from rust and moth and decay?
and what can we add, to what has been established?
we try to ornament what is perfect

the day is Yours and Yours is also the night
the sun and moon positioned in our sky
the seasons change though we try to defy
the boundaries are already defined

we make arrangements but then our destinations shift
we raise our voice to excuse and to object
but there is One who's word stands firm and on which we can rely
unlike shifting shadows that float and flitter by

the day is Yours and Yours is also the night
the sun and moon positioned in our sky
the seasons change though we try to defy
the boundaries are already defined
the day is Yours
and Yours is also the night
Track Name: Undone
what is man's lot from above, his heritage from on high?
is it not ruin?
for we have walked in falsehood, our feet carry us downward
deceit at the ready
our steps have turned from the path, our hearts refuse covenants
hands and eyes now defiled

and now we fear the damage that's been done
we shame ourselves and all of those we love
these defiled hands can't hold back this great flood
we invite destruction when we allow our sin to overcome

my harp is tuned to mourning, I heeded not the warnings
darkness now consumes
if I had remained blameless, my bones would not waste like this
I now cry out
for I am now confronted, with the great depths of my sin
oh God save me

and now I fear the damage that I've done
I've shamed myself and all of those I love
my defiled hands can't hold back this great flood
I invite destruction when I allow my sin to overcome

in the dark there's a light that is shining
like a start in the sky that is guiding
to a place where all can be renewed
come and see what He has done for you

and now we see sin's damage is undone
the shame we've caused is covered by His love
these defiled hands are washed clean by His blood
if we invite His presence then by His strength we now can overcome
Track Name: This Time of Year
as the summer sun changes your skin to darker shades
and mine to pinkish reds as we frolic in the waves
and those starried-night skies as we ride down country lanes
leaning into curves with your arms around my waist

oh summer seems more lovely with you here beside me
you with me, this time of year

as autumn bows laying it's crown of red and gold
and my heart resounds with a love I've never known
walking wooded paths leading places rarely shown
destinations matter less when beside the one we love

oh autumn seems more lovely with you here beside me
you with me, this time of year

and we're snow-laden anticipating each embrace
hands and toes frozen in this moment hearts ignoring restraint
this bleak weather binds together it is so clear
that you make things more lovely this time of year

and as spring bursts forth we find our lives have been reborn
for what we were apart has been combined forevermore
Track Name: The Panicking Defeat
there's little defense when confronted with
the reality that life is sometimes crushed and brushed aside
a tragedy revealed to each
that what's been hid behind the curtains
we are all broken and uncertain
all comfort flees in one great retreat
and the draught of nonchalance drowns
beneath the threatening loss
as we awake from our great mistake
we find the castles we've been building
are merely coffins filled with feelings

we breed defeat, it's in our genes
as we set our sights on gathering for ourselves a hollow feast
we fall so short of the promised hope
with the drug of numbness coursing
another empty form of coping

we feel betrayed when faced with the grave
and the promise that it holds that we are only visitors
and yet we cling to earthly things
all the while we are mistaken
that we are owed a life of greatness

we breed defeat, it's in our genes
as we set our sights on gathering for ourselves a hollow feast
we fall so short of the promised hope
with the drug of numbness pulsing
another useless form of coping
Track Name: You Are Beauty
the beauty of a forest wood at once rustled by the wind
thrushes rush through bended limbs and twitter forth a song within
shafts of swaying luminance digging pin-pricked passages
in the leafy canopy mesmerizing foliage

this vast array of colors sights and sounds
it can persuade a word of praise from my mouth

You are beauty You are
You are glory You are
You are lovely You are
You are holy You are

"for the beauty of the earth for the glory of the skies
for the love which from our birth over and around us flies"
the image of the unseen a likeness not yet made complete
come and occupy our need may we reflect Your beauty

this vast array of all that You have done
it can persuade a word of praise from my tongue

You are beauty You are
You are glory You are
You are lovely You are
You are holy You are