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Your Eyes Open Wide, by Daniel Lovett

Your Eyes Open Wide

There have been times, I’ve wondered what you see in me
Stuck in my mind, the ruts of failure running deep
I try to think, of ways I can appease my guilt
You never blink, as you undo the beast I’ve built

(Cuz) You see and you know
All our brokenness inside
And you dare to love
With Your eyes open wide

I drift away, the current sweeping me downstream
I feel the fade, this hopeless feeling crashing in
The enemy, has filled my heart with dread inside
How can this be? You’re eyes betray a Father’s pride



I’m undone when I think of how
You know the depths of me
And that you love me more than I could dream


In what you’re goin through,
I wont give up on you
(I see you oh my love)

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Years ago Catherine and I had the idea for a song about how God is committed to a relationship with us even though he fully knows exactly what he is getting into. He knows it will get messy and be difficult and often slow going when it comes to us yielding to righteousness. And yet, He’s all in.

We had the chorus and bridge that just sat on the back burner for a few years simmering till it was nice and tasty (nothing like a slow cooked song), but we never could settle on the verses. We tried a few times and nothing ever seemed to fit.

Then one day, not too long ago, I was taking the kids to swimming lessons. I would have some time to kill while waiting for them but had no book. So I grabbed some paper and a pen and in a half hour I had written the verses.

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Emma came up to me on the benches at the side of the pool and asked what I was doing.

“I just wrote a song! You wanna hear it?”

I didn’t know there was a melody yet. I hadn’t really worked that out but I sang it perfectly the first time and it stuck. Wow! Within an hour I was at a nursing home concert and sang it acapela. I hadn’t worked out the guitar yet.

Well, the recording came together so perfectly and you want to know the crazy part? I did not feel like recording. I hardly ever do. But you just do it regardless of how you feel. It opens up the flow and you get the ball rollin down the hill. Momentum. Movement. Purpose. Happiness. =)

I decided to collaborate with my cousin Esther Eyre. She plays the piano and recorder on this one. Click HERE to listen to more of her music!

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You Have Come Into My Life Lord Song

Have you ever written a song? It is truly a wonderful experience that I believe most everyone is capable of. Maybe you should try it? What would you write about? This song was written by Geri and sung by Catherine Lovett and our daughter Elisabeth:

You Have Come Into My Life Lord
By Geri Vandenbusch

You have come into my life Lord
You have shared your love divine
You have filled a great big emptiness
In this wondrous heart of mine
Now let me do your holy will Lord
Just as you would want me to
So that every day will be a joy,
Sharing every hour

Let me be your faithful child,
Help me walk that daily path
Knowing what you want of me each day
Guiding me along the way
There is only one thing that I want
It’s to show my love for you
By being kind and loving others
Just as you have taught me to

You have blessed me with your peace Lord
We are now in one accord
You have touched me with your Spirit
What a comforting reward
I know that I can never thank you
so I’ll live every day
Hoping I may touch another life
In a very special way

I know that you will never leave me
For you promised in your word
You would always be there at my side
If in you I would abide
So for the rest of my life here on earth
I will live for you alone
Until you take me up to be with you
On that great eternal throne

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