Lonely Moon Cafe’ – August 2003

Stranger in the corner of the Lonely Moon Café

Blending in with the shadows on the wall

Without a name or place to go

He stares into his empty glass

 

And the Lonely Moon Band plays on

Song after song all night long

Voices fill the air

The brave ask for a dance

The young dream of romance

 

Stranger in the corner of the Lonely Moon Café

Sunken eyes thanks to the pain

Without a friend to listen or a stranger to offer pity

He stares into another empty glass

 

And the Lonely Moon Band plays on

Song after song all night long

Voices fill the air

The brave ask for a dance

The young dream of romance

 

And from the corner comes a cry

Tired of the drinks! Tired of the lies!

I want to dance! I want romance!

A glimmer of hope shines from the corner at the Lonely Moon Café

 

And the Lonely Moon Band plays on

Song after song all night long

Fresh voices fill the air

New friends teach an old stranger to dance

To fall into the arms of Eternal Romance

Hope shines from the Lonely Moon Café

8.02.03
IAH – ABQ

Eternal Triune God

Eternally Begotten, eternal Holy Son

Eternally the Lamb, eternal Risen One

First Born of creation, Victor of the fall

Rescuing Your people from the righteous wrath of God

 

Hallelujah! There is none like You

Hallelujah! There is none like You

 

Eternally existing, eternal Holy Ghost

Eternally the Counselor, Eternal Bond of Love

Empowering creation, You raise the dead to life

Residing in Your people for the righteous work of God

 

Eternal Holy Father, eternally Faithful

Eternal love and mercy, eternally I AM

The Sovereign of creation, effectual Your call 

Reflecting in Your people the righteous will of God

 

Hallelujah! There is none like You

Hallelujah! There is none like You

A Song of Lament – November 2012

based on Lamentations 5

our streets are deserted, our shops have been looted

vandals have had their way

our sounds have been silenced

our people taken prisoner 

rejected and empty city

 

she wails at night no one is there to listen

or wipe away her tears

no one goes to her festivals

or gathers to worship

rejected and empty city 

 

Restore us to Yourself, Yahweh!

Return us to Yourself, Yahweh!

Renew us to the days of old!

This rejected and empty city 

 

our children are orphans

our mothers are widows

punished for our fathers’ sin

Zion, Your Daughter: impure, stained, dishonored

rejected and empty city 

 

we rebelled against Your command

You withdrew Your mighty hand

and struck us with righteous judgment

You refused our offerings, destroyed our dwellings

rejected and empty city 

 

 

joy has left our hearts, we’ve traded dance for a dirge 

under the rod of Your wrath

afflicted and homeless

abandoned and forgotten

rejected and empty city

 

we will examine our ways and turn back to You

lifting up hearts and hands to heaven

our only hope is You; Your unending love

This is Your city

 

Restore us to Yourself, Yahweh!

Return us to Yourself, Yahweh!

Renew us to the days of old!

Bring life to our city 

 

You will not reject us forever, Your mercies are greater!

Dawn breaks through the night

Joy comes in the morning

The City of God

1. Sing for joy, Daughter of Zion
    Shout aloud sons and daughters of God
    Saved by grace through faith in Christ
    Spiritual children of Abraham

        The city of God! Our eternal home
        The city of God! Our eternal rest
        The city of God! Our eternal joy
        Safely within His fortified walls
        Abide we with our Father

2. Heavenly city, Jerusalem
    The Kingdom of the Word
    From sea to sea Your dominion secured
    Sovereign King of Glory

        The city of God! Our eternal home
        The city of God! Our eternal rest
        The city of God! Our eternal joy
        Safely within His fortified walls
        Abide we with our Father

3. Christ bids us come to His Righteous gate
    Find we passage in His Blood
    We glory in the Cross of Jesus
    Declared holy, pure and whole

        The city of God! Our eternal home
        The city of God! Our eternal rest
        The city of God! Our eternal joy
        Safely within His fortified walls
        Abide we with our Father

4. Gathered round His Throne with all the nations
    Citizens diverse and free
    No more war, no more disparity
    Rescued from the enemy
        
        The city of God! Our eternal home
        The city of God! Our eternal rest
        The city of God! Our eternal joy
        Safely within His fortified walls
        Abide we with our Father