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The bristles that grow on my cheek
Show the world that I’m too weak
The lines that lie beneath my eyes
Show the world that I’m too tired

He says “Old man, do not be afraid,”
“But, Lord, can’t you see how my hands they shake?”
My hands, they’ve been shaking for a long time.
They’ve been shaking for a long time.

He says, “I’m your shield- your great Reward,”
“But can’t you see my hands shaking, Lord?”
My hands they’ve been shaking for a long time.

I know He knows that I’m not,
But I think He sees me as if I am
And now I can’t help thinking
I’ve become a stranger in this old land.

He says “old man, look to the sand on the shore,”
I know He’s better than all that came before
But my hands they’ve been shaking for a long time

He says “old man, look to the lights in the sky,”
I did
And the tear drops formed in my eyes
My tired eyes that have seen
The love of the Lord
The promises of the Lord
Keep my lamp burning
Let the stars keep on turning
Keep my lamp burning.

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from Wildebeest, released January 11, 2014
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voices and guitar | Lara Sweeney
viola | Brendan De Meillon

written and performed by Northumberland (Lara Sweeney & Brendan De Meillon). recorded, mixed and mastered at HEL Studios (Canberra) by Primrose Cooper and Becki Whitton. vocal arrangements by Lara Sweeney and Becki Whitton. MIDI orchestration by Primrose Cooper. produced and arranged by Primrose Cooper.

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