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Every man and w the Grand Picture. ourselves there


woman belongs in . Willingly finding e is the journey.


“The ideology of ou believe in real newn not believe in the re so it must hold to a who never dies.�


ur age does not ness... It does esurrection, a messiah Walter Breuggemann


It’s not about the drinking It’s all about being drunk It’s not with whom you’re sleeping It’s with whom you wake up

It’s not about the wars you fight It’s whether or not you win Not so much about being right As not letting all the wrong ones in

We all wan’t that resurrection But we don’t want to die

We all wan’t that sweet salvation Without the bitterness of sacrifice

It’s not about forgiveness But making sure they know You’re the one they’ve injured But you’re too strong to let it show

It’s not about believing It’s about making it look good So when you loose your reason You just keep doing what you should


“He is a a name of which cannot by anyone


God with f His own, t be uttered e but Him.� Walter Breuggemann


My God knows everything He knows my mind And that’s what has me worried all the time My God sees everything He sees my heart And I think that’s the

So tell me when do we begin? The fear of God. They say it is the beginning of wisdom Am I ready yet to learn?

most disturbing part My God does anything Cuz I know some of what’s inside of me It makes the whole thing harder to believe

He wants to do And when He does, it makes the action true But there are things I know my God has done

The fear of God. They say it is the

That strike me both strange and even wrong

beginning of wisdom I’m scared as hell.

Your thoughts are higher than So, can I question them?


God gives us glimpses into the enormity of His work, not to increase our capacity to do a larger work or to do more work, but to make the work before us more vital and less optional. We are compelled to do the work we can do because we cannot do all that we want.


Lord, You know we’ve seen it Wealth without the work And pleasure with no conscience Both plagues upon the earth

We are overwhelmed; we are overcome And yet we live in expectation

We are overwhelmed; we are overcome And yet we live in expectation

Science without a heart Knowledge with no character Politics without a sense of place And we’re selling things

Lord you know we’ve lived it Religion with no cost Worship that means nothing Because it does not bear a cross

without a thought For what it is we really want And what it is they really cost to make.


“Most of u the church b the church doe


us come to by a means es not allow.” Flannery O’Connor


Remember me Jesus. Remember my name When you come to your Kingdom

The strong ones repent, Lord

Where forever you’ll reign

The week ones just fold

See, I’m so forgetful,

So have mercy, my God,

I’ve forgotten my way.

on this old, tired soul

So remember, remember, remember my name

Will you stay with me Jesus? Stay here all night

Have mercy, My God

I am all out of anger

on this old, tired soul

And I’m too tired to fight

I’m aware of my deeds,

I’ve heard you are faithful

aware of their toll

and patient and kind Would you stay with me Would you stay here all night?


“What is life?” When you first Hear the question It echoes in your skull As if someone shouted In an empty cave.

The same answe The resurrection Of the beloved The wo


er each time n of the body d, which is orld.

Every poem different but Telling the same story And we’ve been gathering Them in a book Since writing began And before that as songs Or poems people memorized And recited aloud When someone asked: “What is life?”


You find the reasons for the life you’re living Are predicated on what is not best This is the good life This is the start of things at last

When grace begins to heal the wounds it caused you and every footstep falls on holy ground This is the good life

When the lament over

This is the life of here and now

your absent father Becomes a story that can heal a soul This is the good life This is the life becoming whole

So when you’re finished tearing down the whole thing And you’re undone by all the good there is

When you no longer know what you can call it

This is the good life This is the life you get to live

And yet you move despite the fear and doubt

May you find yourself singing out...

This is the good life This is the life of courage now And you find yourself singing out...

Where all the colors of the world collide


JUSTIN MCROB


BERTS

Since 1999 Justin McRoberts has been a constant and noteworthy presence on the independent music scene. A songwriter, storyteller, teacher and an advocate, he is one of those rare artists who blends artistry, honesty and humor seamlessly. ”In and through art,” Justin writes “we learn to see ourselves and our world as part of a cohesive, Divinely-orchestrated story.” Sharing songs and stories with an audience is where Justin’s gifts are most fully realized. His live shows strike a delicate balance between intellect and emotion. While his audiences are diverse, from congregates in a small rural church to young professionals in DC, most of Justin’s schedule is made up of appearances on college campuses in the continental US. Including early releases with 5 Minute Walk Records, McRoberts has consistently made thoughtful and well crafted albums. His catalogue currently includes 7 full-length projects and handful of EP’s. Central to Justin’s work is advocacy on behalf of the poor and oppressed through Compassion International. “Not only do the poor need us,” he writes “we need the poor to remind us what being human is about. In the same way that the poor learn to identify themselves with their lack, the wealthy learn to identify themselves with their wealth. It is in the meeting of the two that we can recognize ourselves and one another as human.”


PRODUCED BY DUSTIN SMITH AND JUSTIN MCROBERTS @ STILLWATER STUDIOS IN CONCORD CA MIXED BY MASAKI LIU @ ONE WAY STUDIO IN BENICIA CA PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARTWORK BY GREG MADSEN JUSTIN MCROBERTS - GUITARS & VOCALS JUSTIN FITCH - GUITARS & KEYS MAX BUTLER - PEDAL STEEL AUDREY RICHTER - VOCALS LYNDSIE SMITH - VOCALS LEWIS PATZNER - CELLO BRIAN VARGAS - PIANO DUSTIN SMITH - DRUMS

Y: Album Booklet  

The lyrics and album booklet for Justin McRoberts EP, "Y".

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