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Lake Erie

(Steve Simpson)
God can heal anything.
As we flew to Toledo for a last-ditch marriage workshop,
We wondered in silence, is there any hope?
But after four days of fighting and ten years of damage,
We were both certain the answer was no.

Defeated, we headed for the airport,
Distracted, I made a wrong turn,
Or maybe, we found our destination,
When we rounded a curve and there we were...

At Lake Erie, alive and strong,
Once it was nearly, dead and gone,
Then God said hear me, this is wrong,
To waste this gift is a sin,
If you’ll stop pouring poison in,
I’ll make it whole again,
And He did.

I said let’s stop for a minute and we walked down to the water,
That was once so polluted man could never heal,
As we watched the bass jumping and we smelled lilies blooming,
We heard God speaking, and Lake Erie grew still.

We held hands and bowed our heads together,
We promised to leave the past to Him,
We threw all our anger in the water,
And right there began our love again...

At Lake Erie, alive and strong,
Once we were nearly, dead and gone,
Then God said hear me, this is wrong,
To waste this gift is a sin,
If you’ll stop pouring poison in,
I’ll make it whole again,
And He did.

Now any time we feel disconnected and we’re in trouble again,
We hop a plane and everything looks better once we get our toes in...
To Lake Erie, alive and strong,
Once we were nearly, dead and gone,
Then God said hear me, this is wrong,
To waste this gift is a sin,
If you’ll stop pouring poison in,
I’ll make it whole again,
And He did.
We kept our eyes on Him,
And He did,
And He did,
He did.

Steve: lead vocals, guitar
Chris Rosser: piano, organ, guitar, bass guitar
River Guerguerian: percussion
Tania Hancheroff: harmony vocals