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Canít Hear You Now

I have walked into a valley that I have never seen
As dark and dreary a place as I have ever been
Shadows in the darkness, my life full of woe
Lord, where have you gone, where did you go

I have prayed nonstop since I walked into this pit
Beat up and battered and nothing seems to fit
Lord, I know you are faithful and so it has to be
You have always been there so it has to do with me

I have sang all your praises through all of my life
Smiled with the blessings and worried through the strife
You said have faith - there is no reason to fear
The storm wont hurt me as long as youíre near

So why canít I hear you now?
Why canít I hear you now?

You are my God Ė you are my guiding light
I have felt your love in the darkest night
I canít hear you speaking the world got to loud
So Iíll keep praying until you work it all out

I have sang all your praises through all of my life
Smiled with the blessings and worried through the strife
You said have faith - there is no reason to fear
The storm won't hurt me as long as youíre near

So why canít I hear you now?
Why canít I hear you now?

Could you speak a little louder Lord?
Iíll pray a little harder
Could you speak a little louder Lord?
The world has me down
Could you speak a little louder Lord?
©2008 Desert Windsong Pub.

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "Can't Hear You Now"
by jonpenny

@ jonpenny
This reminds me of some of the more upbeat Christian songs we sang in Church choir.

Yes, this little Jew went to a Baptist Church in my teenage years. It was my escape from a brutal home-life.

It's full of longing, and what I call "the dark night of the soul" when one is so depressed, that one doubts everything . . . even God.

Do you also set your lyrics to music, or do you just write the words?


( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: April 4, 2009 )

I write music as well. The Rock Na Blues stuff you can hear at

Before I was ill I found that writing faith music was difficult and at some level dishonest for me. I had found life hard and I wondered much about God - and more - my relationship with the divine. If you were a Babptist then you know the concept of 'Two mindedness' -

When I was miraculously healed from a terrible disease I came out of a coma with my faith in my heart rather than in my head and faith music started flowing. The blessing is that I do get to perform these songs in churches and give a small and humble testimony to what is possible.

Bless you my friend and thanks for commenting.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 6, 2009 )

nice work

( Posted by: Dgreat [Member] On: April 9, 2009 )

Thank you my friend. Big number humbly noted.
Bless you.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 10, 2009 )

Very moving and heartfelt! Brings to mind a lot of different quotes and are two:

"There are two types of faith. Like freedom, there is the type that is easily kept but proves not worth the keeping and there is the type that is hard won" - from Sailor on the Seas of Fate by Michael Morecock

"We turn to God when our foundations are shaking only to find that it is God who is shaking them"
- Charles West

Thank you, also for sharing the story of your illness and healing. I love the way you state that faith is now in your heart vice in your head.

( Posted by: Eldros [Member] On: April 12, 2009 )

Thank you, my friend, for sharing the cool quotes and your kind comments.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 13, 2009 )

Listening to God.
Oh Ken...I love this one!

Sometimes we can't hear the Lord, because we're so busy feeling sorry for ourselves. He's speaking a language we can't hear, because we're not listening hard enough!

If we just have enough faith, and leave it in his hands, his voice will come through loud and clear!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 16, 2009 )

Paging Father God... Father God please...
Oh, come on now, Heavenly Father! Answer Mr.Jonpenny for Pete's sake. I would wager he's learned what you have had him on the hook for all this time. Throw the good man a bone for his peace of mind!

( Posted by: TheTesticularPrancer [Member] On: April 16, 2009 )

Thank you for your comment - so true. There is a little sermon that goes with this song - Of course ;)
There is also the behavior wherein a person continues to do the things that put themselves in that dark valley.(I speak from expierience) and that person only calls on God when the plans laid willfully go sour. Does God tire of us? AS the Apostle Paul - said I know what to do I just can't do it. Surely grace is the greatest gift.
Bless you

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 16, 2009 )

LOL. :) You made my day Rev. Thank you - from your clever lips to God's ears.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Bless you

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 16, 2009 )

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