From the album Love Was Here First.

Written by Carolyn Arends.

We’ve got stiff necks, weak-knees
And tendencies to wander
We’ve got empty hands and pockets
All our fortunes have been squandered
And to see our situation
You would think that we were done
But it ain’t over till it’s over
And even then you overcome

You made cosmos out of chaos
You made Adam out of dust
You made wine out of the water
You’ll make something out of us
You make light shine in our darkness
You make life to conquer death
You make children out of sinners
You’ll make something of us yet

We want our way
Like David with Bathsheba
We are dreamers, we are schemers
Like Jacob the Deceiver
But you meet us at the river
And you show us a good fight
Then you bless us and you name us
And you make morning of our night


We fall asleep
Instead of standing by you
Yeah we boast as big as Peter
And then just as quick deny you
But you’ve always made disciples
Out of prodigals and worse
Just by giving us your Spirit
You make us into your church


© 2009 Running Arends Music/ASCAP

Phil Robertson: drums
Miles Hill: upright bass
Roy Salmond: accordion, vocals
Spencer Capier: bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, vocals
Carolyn Arends: acoustic guitar
Horns: Arranged by Kent Wallace
Trumpet: Kent Wallace
Tenor and Baritone Saxophone: Bill Runge
Trombone: Jeremy Berkman
The Sojourners: vocals

Love Was Here First

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