• advent journal: I’ve got a hope

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    It’s late, the dinner shift was busy, and I am missing my friend David. I’ve turned to music we shared together, particularly Mark Heard and Pierce Pettis. One of Pierce’s songs, “I’ve Got a Hope,” keeps circling around. I tried to find it on YouTube to no avail, but here is the lyric. It comes from his State of Grace CD, which is worth the investment.

    Man is born to trouble
    All the days of his life
    As the sparks fly upward
    From bonfires at night
    They fill up the heavens
    With pinpoints of light
    And I’ve got a hope
    That is not in this world

    Time, it is turning
    Like a plow in the field
    It roots up the earth
    And what’s hidden is revealed
    Sewing the future
    While the past, it is sealed
    I’ve got a hope
    That is not in this world

    Half of the battle
    Is only with myself
    While the other half
    Is something I can’t help

    Lest I should stumble
    I try not to forget
    That every hair is numbered
    Every footstep, every breath
    And this life that I’m living
    It will not end in death
    I’ve got a hope
    That is not in this world
    I’ve got a hope
    That is not in this world

    I’m going to let his words be enough for this night.

    Peace,
    Milton

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    One Response to advent journal: I’ve got a hope

    1. December 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm

      Pierce is one of the best! And so is this song. Blessings.

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