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A smooth jazz vocal that describes the common anxieties about not having enough time, wanting good love, not doing enough good,and not being worthy, then the mercy, peace, and healing that can be found.
SWEET SURPRISING MERCY
Glancing at my watch, speeding up a bit,
Hoping to accomplish every goal I've set;
However fast I go, I seem to slip behind;
I fear I've wasted too much time,
. . .
Longing to have love, the kind that's true and deep,
But I can't always give what someone needs from me,
'Cause sometimes I am weak, or sometimes don't know how,
And then I get so scared,
CHORUS: But then a sweet surprising mercy
Comes on the evening breeze,
And I can hear redemption
In the raindrops falling through the trees;
Nothing can explain this calm that I feel,
And the troubles deep inside simply start to heal,
When that sweet surprising mercy
Comes to me.
Watching every week, the people on t.v.,
Think I know them better than my neighbor 'cross the street.
Afraid I've fallen short, here safe inside,
Not reaching out toward people's lives,
Starting to suspect, I won't be number one,
Might not find success before this life is done,
Where's all the potential others used to see?
Now I fear I'll never be all I was meant to be,
It comes unexpected,
And free like the rain and the wind;
It comes like refreshment,
And I can see joy again,