I Am a​-​Roaming

by van der Wel

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Hamish Petersen such an honest record. The most straight-forward song structures and so beautifully crafted Favorite track: My Home is with You.
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released December 12, 2012

Recorded by Luke Thompson (lukethompsonmusic.com)
Mixed by Mark Myers (facebook.com/thestarryfield)
Mastered by Dave Baxter (davebaxtermusic.com)
Photography by Chris Lane (facebook.com/bigkidfilms)



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Track Name: Where Do You Go?
Where do you go, my love?
Away from these arms of mine,
Where do you go, my love?

I go where skies are blue,
There's mountains and rivers too,
No cares, nor woes, nor you.

Clouds will turn black, my love,
Mountains fall, rivers flood,
Where to from there, my love?

Wretched to you I cry,
In sorrow when life's awry,
'Til then farewell, my love.

Where do you go, my love?
See you're breaking my heart,
All you need is here in my arms.
Track Name: I Am Lonely
I say I am not but I am lonely,
I eat, I sleep, I drink alone, afraid
I will grow old and die lonely,
O someone take this loneliness away.

Loneliness in the morning,
Lonely during the day,
The evening, through the cold night,
O someone take this loneliness away

I say I am not but I am empty,
I thirst, I hunger, naught can satisfy,
I am weary, heavy laden, empty,
O someone fill this emptiness away.

Emptiness in the Scriptures,
Empty on knees in prayer,
With my friends and my family,
O someone fill this emptiness away.
Track Name: My Home is with You
I am a-roaming over God's green earth,
Far from my family, so far from my birth,
City to city, from town to town,
Branches reach far and wide,
Roots grow in shallow ground.
My home is with you, babe.

Mother, farewell you have nurtured have cared,
Father, I will heed the wisdom you share,
Beloved, uncovered we lay, we know,
Flesh of my flesh,
Bone from my own bone.
My home is with you, babe.

Foxes they burrow, birds of the air they nest,
But the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his weary head,
"In Father's mansion, are many a room,
I must go on now and prepare the way for you."
My home is with you, Lord.
Track Name: Not What My Hands Have Done
Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul;
Not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God;
Not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load.

Thy grace alone, O God, to me can pardon speak;
Thy power alone, O Son of God, can this sore bondage break.
No other work save Thine, no other blood will do;
No strength save that which is divine can bear me safely through.

I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love divine;
And with unfaltering lip and heart I call this Savior mine.
'Tis He that saveth me and freely pardon gives;
I love because He loveth me; I live because he lives.