MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE OF HOPE



I will GUIDE you along the JOURNEY for your life. I will ADVISE you and WATCH OVER you. Psalm 32:8

WHO CAN MIND THE JOURNEY CD


WHO CAN MIND THE JOURNEY

Had my share of bad days
And times that weren’t so good
I’ve been stretched a whole lot farther
Than I ever thought I could be
Nowadays I find it’s brought me peace of mind
And more joy than I’ve ever known
Who can mind the journey when the road leads home
Brother Pete says guys don’t be surprised
When the fiery trials come
Don’t you be afraid you’ll be ok
When that long dark day is done
Our Lord is faithful just and true
To those He calls His own
So who can mind the journey
When the road leads home
Who can mind the journey
When the road leads home
Where every day is another day
To come before His throne
Singin’ Holy Holy Holy
Great mercies He has shown
Oh who can mind the journey
When the road leads home
Temptation leads us everywhere
But where we’re supposed to go
What we do we don’t want to do
And what we do we don’t you know
We got to get our eyes back on the prize
And the victory He’s won
Singin’ who can mind the journey
When the road leads home



CLOSER THAN A FRIEND 
(audio clip link)

There was a time didn’t think I’d make it through
I was searching for answers looking for the road less traveled
In my mind I thought I had the truth
I was going my own way watching my life unravel
Redemption is not about getting our way
But rescue from a life of hell to pay
You made me see what I was doing to me
Before the consequences summoned reality
Closer than a friend You were here with me
When I was alone for all the world to see
You listened when I cried faithful to the end
Jesus You turned out to be closer than a friend
Where would I be without Your love for me
I’d be chasing that rainbow trying to get what I’m wantin’
Now I see the rainbow’s not about dreams
Dreamin’s for dreamers but now I’ve found Your Promise
You promised me that You’d never leave
And You paid the price that set me free
Surrender is not just giving in
But following You just as close as I can
Closer than a friend You are here with me
When I am alone for all the world to see
You listen when I cry faithful to the end
Jesus You are more to me closer than a friend



Momma and Son
In the picture and in the following song.

JESUS I BELIEVE
(Audio Clip)

My heart is breaking and falling into pieces
This world’s invaded my heart
With all of its hurt and pain
And I’m tryin’ to hang on to what You told me
Even though I just can’t see it
I believe it’s not in vain
Oh Jesus I believe that You will never leave me
Oh Jesus I believe that my heart
Is safe within your hands
And always will be oh Jesus I believe
I need the shelter of Your love through the storm
It blows so hard around me
I’m losing sight of what I know is real
Though I’m tryin’ to hang on to what You told me
Through the tears I just can’t see it
But I believe in what I cannot feel
My heart’s been broken and you hold all the pieces
Mend me and make me new
Guard me in the dark cold night
Lord I’m tryin’ to hang on to what You told me
I need You so desperately keep me and hold me tight
You are more to me than any other could ever be
You satisfy my soul only You can make me whole


LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
Audio Clip
Not long ago on a long dark and lonely road
A man with weak and weary steps tried to carry his load
His heart was heavy with every man’s doubts and fears
But he struggled on choking back the tears
Lay your burden down come unto Me
I’ll comfort you I’ll set you free I’ll give you peace
She lays on her bed with her head in her hands
And she starts to cry
Wondering what to do with this child inside
She doesn’t love him just a season in the sun
And now she realizes the price to be paid for what they’ve done
Lay your burden down come unto Me I’ll comfort you I’ll set you free
Lay your burden down come unto me
When your world is spinning ‘round on troubled seas I’ll give you peace
A church divided is a terrible thing to see
Is it a war between the children of God or just sibling rivalry
It is written we’re to be of one accord it is written so what are we fighting for

GROWING PAINS

You know that I love You and I know it makes You weep
To see the way I behave as if Your grace was cheap
The things I do I don’t want to and the things I do get left behind
I know it doesn’t please You forgive me one more time
I’m so ashamed that I cause You so much pain
The more I change the more I stay the same
You grow me up slow but Your effort’s not in vain
You see the perfect I see the pain
I crave Your forgiveness and I need Your love
But forgiving myself is something I’m afraid I’m just not capable of
Now I know there’s no condemnation for those who follow You
But I gotta read it again anyway ‘cause I know Your Word is Truth
And You tell me to ask for wisdom but I’m asking You for love
‘Cause I can’t take these growing pains I’m just not strong enough


BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS  
(AUDIO LINK)

Well I was walkin’ home after school
Some bullies met me gonna make me a fool
But God said don’t you be afraid here’s what you doYou just keep your eyes on Me
So be strong and courageous
Be strong and courageous
Be strong and courageous and keep your eyes on Me
Now Joshua spied out the promised land
Took Caleb with him to give him a hand
The Lord said don’t you worry Josh I’ve got a plan
You just keep your eyes on me
So when things are scary and I don’t know where to turn
My God reminds me of the lessons I’ve learned He says
Be anxious for nothing remember what you’ve heard
And just keep your eyes on Me

THANK YOU  (AUDIO LINK)
I don't know what you've done to me
But I know that finally my eyes can see
You gave me love of a different kind
And I wanna thank you
It used to be everything was me
And I was standing
But I was standing alone
Then You came along and You
Filled my heart with song
And Jesus now You’re everything to me
And Jesus now I know Your Word is true
'Cause You've shown me time and time again
And Jesus all I want is to be with You
Oh I guess it's true You're my best friend

WORTHY
Won’t You listen to our hearts
Bend Your ear way down
We want to commune with You
In our whitened gowns
Oh Lord You are worthy
Worthy of all our praise
Oh Lord You are worthy
Oh Lord You are worthy
As we gather together
Before Your throne
We’re thankful for the lives
That are not our own
Bought with a price
Redeemed by Your blood
Washed clean in the streams
Of Your never ending love























Joe Dion from Legacy Audio, Post Falls, ID

GONE FOR ETERNITY
Every time I think about it I look up to the sky
Every time I think about it makes me wonder why
So many people every day abuse the name of Christ
So many people refuse to believe
Convinced that they are right
Oh they don’t know so many lonely souls
They’re watching you they’re watching me
Waiting for one wrong step
Inside their heart a fire burns kindled by their regret
We keep our faith and keep our face
By keeping out of sight
But if we keep on sleeping all of heaven will be weeping
If we don’t take up the fight
If we sleep in the light then we cannot see
If we pass them by they may be gone for eternity
We got to shine the light of Jesus to their blinded eyes
We got to show the power of His love deep as it is wide
We got to stand up and be prepared to turn the other cheek
We got to stop pretending and we got to start depending
On the Lord for the strength we seek

EVERYTHING

Take a look take a look at what it took to make you exactly who you are today
What you think and what you say and how you pray will define exactly who you are today
We don’t understand it though Lord knows we try
so we dig a little deeper and we reach for the sky
You say you’re looking for meaning and truth for today well I’m here to tell you God’s Word hasn’t changed
It’s still the same Jesus He’s everything to me (He’s all you need)
Long ago and far away upon a hill that’s standing still God’s own Son was made to pay
On a cross a wooden cross for the lost for you and me Jesus gave His life away
He could have called ten thousand angels with strength beyond compare
And it wasn’t the nails in His hands no His love held Him there


Tentmakers is:
Joe Dion- electric guitars, backing vocals, mandolin, synth, organ, kitchen sink
Brad Hardy- main vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Monika Hardy- main vocal on Jesus I Believe, backing vocals
Stephen Hardy- backing vocals
Mike Lively- drums and percussion
James Pratt- bass


Rhythm tracks recorded “Live” by Joe Dion at The Lively Loft, Rathdrum, ID
Additional tracks recorded by Joe Dion at Legacy Audio, Post Falls, ID
Mixed and engineered by Joe Dion at Legacy Audio, Post Falls, ID
Produced by Joe Dion and Brad Hardy
Artwork and layout by Monika Hardy
Special thanks to Jody Dion
for her unending hospitality…
All songs written by Brad Hardy,
Except Jesus I Believe, written by Monika Hardy.


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