To Know You

Paul McCartney is somebody who knows a little bit about songwriting.  He once said this about making music with other people:

“When you find someone you can talk to, that’s special…when you find someone you can play music with, that’s really something.”

That’s how I feel about writing songs with Lindsey Jones.  Every time I’ve ever sat down to write a song with Lindsey, something beautiful comes out of it.  Several of those songs have ended up on both of our records.  Today we got together for the first time in months and wrote a song about God’s love.

I’ve been particularly enamored by the promise that God’s mercies are new every morning.  How amazing is God’s love that it doesn’t get tired like our human love does.  God never wakes up and says, “Man, I just don’t feel it today.”  However, I do.  A lot.

So Lindsey and I wrote this song called “To Know You” that’s basically a prayer to love and trust God better even when we don’t feel his presence.  We count on the promise that he is always with us, and we are thankful that he allows us the room to ask for faith when we don’t have any.

I’ll go ahead and include our rough work tape.  It’s not polished or produced in any way, and I definitely screw up some of the chords, but I want you to hear it.

To Know You – by Lindsey Jones and Wes Pickering
© 2010

Your love, no I don’t always feel it
Burning a hole in my heart
And I know you don’t try to conceal it
But it seems like we’re so far apart

I know it’s not it’s always a feeling
‘Cause feelings they come and they leave

Help me to know you
Help me to love you
Help me to trust you
When you’re there but my eyes just can’t see
Help me to know you
Help me believe through my unbelief

Your mercies are new every morning
Before I even get out of bed
You’ve numbered the days set before me
And you know every hair on my head

What more could I ever ask for
When you’re all I want love to be

I know it’s not it’s always a feeling
‘Cause feelings they come and they leave
What more could I ever ask for
When you’re all I want love to be