Beyond Imagination

by Heidi Watterson

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released March 22, 2016

Unless otherwise noted, all composition, accompaniment, and vocals are by Heidi Watterson.

My sincere thanks...
To Stan Friesen, my wonderful dad, designer, and recording groupie.
To my darling husband, Cj Watterson, and sweet mama, Diane Friesen, for making music with me.
To my bro, Dustin Friesen, for co-composition on two of these songs.
To Charlie Dennis, for being an enthusiastic fan, recording genie, and provider of yummy pies.
To Stephen Spurlock, for part II of super-skilled recording and for pro-quality work on the marathon of editing and mixing 25 songs captured on two continents.

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Track Name: Hope of Heaven
Hope of heaven, rescue me
From earthly snares, from lesser dreams
Hope of heaven, I know you
Can deliver what you promise to

I’m attracted to most distractions
That God has forbidden me
Wise in his sovereignty
Harness in my wandering spirit
You’re the prize
Keep my eyes
Far from Satan’s lies

Hope of heaven, rescue me
From earthly snares, from lesser dreams
Hope of heaven, I know you
Can deliver what you promise to

I’m one heiress of Christ, the fairest
Of treasures my heart could seek
Sealed for eternity
Glorious joy wells up inside me
Overflow
There is no
Other fount I know

Hope of heaven, rescue me
From earthly snares, from lesser dreams
Hope of heaven, I know you
Can deliver what you promise to

Hope of heaven, goal of life
The Father’s love in Jesus Christ
Hope of heaven, cling to me
Till the eyes faith gave me can truly see
Track Name: You are the Lord
People often speak of what they do not know and cannot see
As though they’re experts on the universe, and yes, that includes me.
I sit and preach about what I am far too small to understand
And vainly claim that I can span the breadth of your almighty hand.

Great Creator, how presumptuous your creatures dare to be,
That we would make you in our image, when the tragic irony
Is that we shattered your reflection in ourselves with all our sin,
Now we each fight to prove our way is right when none of us should win.
But there is one thing I do know:

You are the Lord, and who you are is not defined
By what I say or what these experts have in mind.
I praise you that you’re not what we would have designed.
You are exactly who you are, and that’s what I desire to find.

We’re directionless if we look for direction in ourselves,
Like sightless wanderers, we stumble confidently straight for hell
And all the time you’re calling out the way of life so loud and clear
But we have closed our ears so what we want as truth is all we hear.
But we can always look to you:

You are the Lord, and who you are is not defined
By what I say or what these experts have in mind.
I praise you that you’re not what we would have designed.
You are exactly who you are, and that’s what I desire to find.

You’re the one true God, the constant in our history of change.
You are perfection far beyond imagination’s mortal range.
You are most holy. You are justice. You are mercy. You are good.
Oh, please forgive me when I try to alter you, as if I could.
I love you just the way you are:

You are the Lord, and who you are is not defined
By what I say or what these experts have in mind.
I praise you that you’re not what we would have designed.
You are exactly who you are, and that’s what I desire to find.
Oh God, please show yourself to me –

You are the Lord, and who you are is not defined
By what I say or what these experts have in mind.
I praise you that you’re not what we would have designed.
You are exactly who you are.
You are that you are that you are.
And if we seek, that’s what we’ll find.
Track Name: Mary's Song
My soul doth magnify the Lord
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden

For behold from henceforth all generations
Shall call me blessed
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things

And holy is his name
Holy is his name

And his mercy is on them that fear him
From generation to generation
He hath showed strength with his arm
He hath scattered the proud
In the imagination of their hearts

He hath put down the mighty from their seats
And exalted them of low degree
He hath filled the hungry with good things
And the rich he hath sent empty away

He hath helped his servant Israel
In remembrance of his mercy
As he spake to our fathers
To Abraham, and to his seed forever.

And holy is his name
Holy is his name.
Track Name: Life's an Adventure
We have been watching you for years
And you and Mom have made it clear
The road goes ever on and on
So make the journey more than A to B
Life happens here, in between.

You showed us faith will stand the test
God’s will is never second best
Living with purpose gracefully
Taking that leap is the ultimate thrill
Dad, Teacher – you fit the bill

You tell us life’s an adventure
And that’s the way you live
Taking hold of each day
You keep your eyes peeled for blessings and the chance
To bless someone else along the way

You aren’t afraid to stand your ground
Praise doesn’t know to make you proud
When you could take offense, you say
“Just be a duck; let it roll off your back”
Your wisdom keeps us on track

You tell us life’s an adventure
And that’s the way you live
Taking hold of each day
You keep your eyes peeled for blessings and the chance
To bless someone else along the way

Your shoes are big and hard to fill
(Your heart is wise and bigger still)
You know just when to take the lead
(And what it means to sow the seed)
When you are wondering what to do
(When you are burdened or confused)
You prove you’re built on the rock, not the sand
First thing you do – watch the Lamb

You tell us life’s an adventure
And that’s the way you live
Taking hold of each day
You keep your eyes peeled for blessings and the chance
To bless someone else along the way

That’s the way we want to live
Taking hold of each day
We’ll walk beside you and closer still beside the One
You have shown us is the way
Track Name: I Am in Awe of You
I don’t want to take anything for granted
You didn’t have to make the light
You didn’t have to make the water

I don’t want to take anything for granted
You didn’t have to give me life
You didn’t have to give me fingernails and eyelashes and vocal chords and pain receptors

Every time I blink my eyes they open on some new genius blessing
Every time that I wake up an untapped flood of mercies greets my soul
Thank you, Yahweh… I am in awe of you

I don’t want to take anything for granted
You didn’t have to send your Son
You didn’t have to send your Spirit

I don’t want to take anything for granted
You didn’t have to teach us truth
You didn’t have to give us prophets and your written word and consciences and signs and wonders

Every time I blink my eyes they open on some new genius blessing
Every time that I wake up an untapped flood of mercies greets my soul
Thank you, Yahweh… I am in awe of you

You didn’t have to give us gravity and spider webs and waterfalls and poetry and faithful friends and certain hope and your love…

Every time I blink my eyes they open on some new genius blessing
Every time that I wake up an untapped flood of mercies greets my soul
Thank you, Yahweh… I am in awe of you
I am in awe of you
I am in awe of you
I am in awe of you
Track Name: Lord, I Love You Too
I see the sunrise, its brilliant colors
Bursting through my soul and I say
Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too

I see the snowstorm, its gentle fury
Settle down on me and I say
Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too

You go all out every time
You put your heart on the line
You could hold back, full knowing the lack
That you’ll receive

Open my eyes, help me see
The depth of your love for me
I must respond, I give you this song
My everything

I see the fire, its dancing danger
Give and take away and I say
Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too

I see the children, their fearless wonder
Mirroring your face and I say
Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too

You go all out every time
You put your heart on the line
You could hold back, full knowing the lack
That you’ll receive

Open my eyes, help me see
The depth of your love for me
I must respond, I give you this song
My everything

I see the sunset, its silent glory
Signed by your own hand and I say
Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too

And I say Lord, I love you too
Oh Lord, oh Lord
I love you too
Track Name: I Wait on You
Give me your prayers to pray
Give me your words to say
Give me your heart, oh Lord
I wait on you

Give me your prayers to pray
Give me your words to say
Give me your heart, oh Lord
I wait on you

I wait on you
I wait on you
I wait on you
And you will come

I wait on you
I wait on you
I wait on you
And you will come
Track Name: Be Thou My Vision
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.