December Rain

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 (Anno Domini Graphix), my wonderful dad, designer, and recording groupie.
To my darling husband, Cj Watterson, and dear brother, Dustin Friesen, for making music with me.
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: Agape
My heart is full
My hope is strong
Oh Lord, I want this prayer to be life-long
I can't afford to get this wrong
So show me how to love
Please teach me how to love

Is there a place
Where truth is found
The world around me has it upside-down
You said to build on solid ground
So show me how to love
Please teach me how to love

Christ, Love of God incarnate,
You are how I know
You have the words of life
Where else could I go
Where else could I go
I will love as you loved
Knowing what it cost
I will follow you
Even to the cross
Even to the cross

You always hope
You persevere
Your great compassion leaves no room for fear
Your mercy lasts a thousand years
So show me how to love
Please teach me how to love

Christ, Love of God incarnate,
You are how I know
You have the words of life
Where else could I go
Where else could I go
I will love as you loved
Knowing what it cost
I will follow you
Even to the cross
Even to the cross

Agape, agape, agape, agape
Agape, agape, agape, agape

Christ, Love of God incarnate,
You are how I know
You have the words of life
Where else could I go
Where else could I go
I will love as you loved
Knowing what it cost
I will follow you
Even to the cross
Even to the cross

Agape, agape, agape, agape
Track Name: Psalm 13
How long, O Lord?
How long will you forget me?
How long O Lord?
How long will you hide your face from me?

But I trust in your unfailing love;
My heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord. I choose to sing.
For he has been good to me.

How long, O Lord?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts?
How long, O Lord?
How long must I have sorrow in my heart?

But I trust in your unfailing love;
My heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord. I choose to sing.
For he has been good to me.

O Lord my God.
Lord, look on me and answer.
O Lord my God.
Lord, give me light, or I will sleep in death.

But I trust in your unfailing love; even now,
My heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord. I choose to sing.
For he has been good to me.
Track Name: December Rain
December rain
It isn’t altogether fair
That you pretend to ease my pain
When it is obvious you don’t care
December rain

December rain
There is one thing you can do for me before you go
Mix with my warm tears, and numb them with your cold

December rain
I never told you what was wrong
I didn’t want my hope to grow
And now the loss is much less strong
December rain

December rain
There is one thing you can do for me before you go
Mix with my warm tears, and hide them with your cold
December rain

December rain
I don’t mind your company
Don’t leave me here alone
Our maker sent you down to me
You know the way back home
And if you’ll be returning soon
Please let me come along
I want to rest where love can drown
The reason for this song

December rain
I know we’ve got to stay right here
The only way to cleanse the sky
Is letting go of all these tears

December rain
There’s still one thing you can do for me before you go
Mix with my warm tears, just join them with your cold
December rain
Track Name: On This Late Eve of 24
On this late eve of 24
I let my soul strip to the core
To ask what hope of love is for
And whether I
Should go there more

My heart was crushed at this same door
When I approached it once before
My wounds are closed but deep and sore
The hope I have
Is faint and poor.

But eagles’ wings can’t ever soar
On self-constructed daydreams nor
On strength of will and earth’s love-lore
They make the charm
Of hope a chore

Fulfillment rather lies in store
If I would choose a different door
I need not stumble anymore
If I do hope
But in the Lord

It’s not about me anymore
My hope belongs
In Christ the Lord
Track Name: I Pray For Him
I pray for him
I pray for him
That he would see you in Your glory
I pray for him
I pray for him
I pray his heart would stay at home in You

I pray for him
I pray for him
That he would grow in depth of insight
I pray for him
I pray for him
I pray his love would overflow for You

May he desire to be like You
May he forever lean on You
May he get all his strength from You
You, You, You, Jesus
May he know who he is in You
May he give all he has to You
May he be truly one with You
You, You, You, Jesus

I pray for him
I pray for him
That he would run in your direction
I pray for him
I pray for him
I pray his life would be a song to You
Track Name: Grief
I’m crumpled on the floor
Trying to press the ache out of this grief
I dread each waking up
The further settling in of pain so deep

These thousand little deaths
I’d offer up my life before my hope
There’s no way out but through
Shallow breaths, slow motion, Jesus, oh
I will not waste this pain
Spare me nothing you want me to see
It’s you I’m longing for
No one, nothing else will give me peace

One way seems right to me
But I don’t know what’s ahead
Why’s it so crazy hard
To act like you know what’s best?

The space reserved for tears
Is the space marked out for thankfulness
I gasp out honest words
I trust you, Lord, your loving faithfulness
There’s so much I can’t know
Might as well embrace uncertainty
A chance to live by faith
I believe, Lord, help my unbelief.

I wait like the potter’s clay
Ready for you to mold
When you’re done testing me
I will come forth as gold

You intercede for your suffering loved ones because you understand
Any gift that strengthens me to join you I’ll welcome from your hand

I’m curled up on the floor
Nestled in your strong, mysterious arms
My fears are scared away
I have all I want in who you are
Track Name: I Delight to Trust in You
You go before me
You light my way
You are my sole illumination

You are my compass
You are my star
Oh Lord, you are my destination

I hear a voice behind me:
“This is the way to go”
Oh, would you give me ears to hear?

The darkness need not shake me
It is not dark to you
Oh Lord, you set me free from fear

I delight to trust in you
I delight to trust in you
You are singing over me
As I delight to trust in you

Your plans are perfect
Your word is true
Oh Lord, you’ve more than earned my confidence

You have a reason
For all you do
There is compassion in your providence

You are my dancing partner
I know to move my feet
But you’re the one who leads the dance

I savor this adventure
As long as I’m with you
It’s here that faith becomes romance

I delight to trust in you
I delight to trust in you
You are singing over me
As I delight to trust in you

I delight to trust in you
I delight to trust in you
You are singing over me
As I delight to trust in you
Track Name: You Are Not Alone
You are not alone
I have not forgotten you
You are not alone
I have not forsaken you

Your tears are counted
Your fears are answered
Your cries, your sighs
Are not hidden from my eyes

You are not unloved
I have lost my heart to you
You are not unloved
I would not abandon you

Your tears are counted
Your fears are answered
Your cries, your sighs
Are not hidden from my eyes

Your tears are counted
Not one is lost
Your fears are answered
By love at any cost
Your cries have called my name
Your sighs are not in vain
Your cries, your sighs
Are reflected in my eyes

You are not alone
I have not forgotten you
You are not alone
I have not forsaken you

It will not always be this way
It will not always be this way
The dark will bow to endless day
And your tears will all be wiped away

You are nearly home
I have saved a place for you
You are nearly home
Hold on, I am coming soon
For you
I have not forgotten you
Track Name: You Are All I Need
I'm confused. Need someone to tell me what to do.
Paralyzed by the idiotic stare in my own eyes.
I send my silent scream into your waiting ears.
Your answer flows through me. Your voice is all I hear:

I will be your leader.
You must look to me.
Yes, my child, in this thing too
I am all you need.

I'm afraid. Haven't got what this is gonna take.
Petrified, like a naked soldier out on the front lines.
I throw my gaze around and, oh - I find you here.
You hover over me. Your voice is all I hear:

I will be your refuge.
Hide yourself in me.
Yet again, in this thing too
I am all you need.
I am all you need.
I am all...

All alone. Almost getting used to letting go.
Left behind in the wake of unrelenting waves of time.
I half believe these lies and sign them with my tears.
You gather me into you. Your voice is all I hear:

I will be your husband.
Trust your heart to me.
Yes, my dear, in this thing too
I am all you need.

God, I will remember
What you've promised me.
I will rest in what is true.
You are all I need.
You are all I need.
You are all I need.
You are all I need.
You are all.
Track Name: Headlong
Pulled into a whirling dance
A matching hand, a lingering glance
Steps we didn't know we knew
Have lent us wings and snatched our shoes

I would jump, were I not already falling
Leap, were I not already flung
Run, were I not already soaring
Dive, were I not already plunged
Headlong by greater hands than mine
So strong, so unmistakably divine
I must love - oh, and I do
Love has robbed me of choice
But it's given me you

Swept along to places where
Songs of trees thrum in the air
Sunlight paints the world with gold
And beauty's secrets all unfold

I would jump, were I not already falling
Leap, were I not already flung
Run, were I not already soaring
Dive, were I not already plunged
Headlong by greater hands than mine
So strong, so unmistakably divine
I must love - oh, and I do
Love has robbed me of choice
But it's given me you

I am love's willing captive, ardent slave
Welcome surrender, I want no escape
I must love - oh, and I do
Love has robbed me of choice
But it's given me you