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In Our Winters

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These are songs we sing each week at our church, Watermark, in Tampa, FL. We hope you are encouraged by them.

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released June 3, 2014

Recorded & produced by Tim McTague for 715 Studios
Mixed by Tim McTague & Ray Jeffrey
Tracks 12-16 recorded & mixed by Seth Purcell
Mastering by Troy Glessner for Spectre Studio
Cover and interior photos by Daniel Davison isthmusstudio.com
Band photo by Nicole Kilbert elawgrrl.com
Design & layout by Nathan Murray everynewday.com

All songs by Tommy Preson Phillips, except ‘Wayfaring Stranger’
All words by Tommy Preson Phillips, except ‘Wayfaring Stranger’
Arranging & programming by Tim McTague
All tracks performed by Tommy Preson Phillips, Tim McTague,
Mickey Olaf Holm, Rachel Collins, Nathan Murray and Ashton Bajaranson

Additional keys, instrumentation and programming by Chris Dudley
Piano on ‘Open For Me’ performed by Taylor Vinson
These are songs we sing to our living God each week
with our community at Watermark Church in Tampa, FL

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Tampa Florida’s Preson Phillips has been called “a refreshing change from mainstream worship music [who’s] songs recall the wide-eyed fervor of the early 70s Jesus music artists” ~itunes review.

With an americana influenced sound ranging from folk to alt/country, newcomers should expect a real, almost personal, connection with the emotions and ancient spirituality of the music of Preson Phillips.
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Track Name: Wayfaring Stranger
I am a poor way faring stranger
Traveling through this world alone
And there's no sickness toil or danger
In that great land to which I go

I'm going home to see my Father
I'm going home, no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is dark and steep
But beautiful fields lie out before me
Where God's redeemed, their vigils keep

I'm coming home sisters and brothers!
Rise up to meet me when I come home
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I will be free from every trial
My body sleeps in the church yard
I'll drop the cross of self-denial
And enter on my great reward

I'm going home to see my savior.
To sing His praise forevermore
I am reborn through resurrection
My Jesus bore it in my soul
Track Name: Open Seas
Behold, as fountains in the desert rise and bring us hope
As manna feeds us from the skies
And he is lighting up our night
Leads the way in darkened times

The King, from whom all virtue springs to life
And solace brings
A loving groom an unfaithful wife
And he is calling back again
A tattered bride adorned in shame

Teach me of the your plan to tame this often sordid heart
Touch me O’ sweet grace of God and I will not depart
I’m coming home home home
I’m coming home home home

Oh, the hands that wrought this work for me It was my Lord
Thou hast brought mine eyes to see
And not a mite for you was gained
Thou has saved, an unfaithful friend

Teach me of your ways of love more vast than open seas
Plant your image firmly on my life for all to see
You’ve given hope, hope, hope
You’ve given hope, hope, hope

And Father let the courts allow just one more solemn plea
When I was found and wanting Jesus paid the debt for me
It was not owed, owed, owed
Track Name: Come Down Father
He comes to me like water poured on a flower as it withers and fades.
He comes to me like sunlight melting the frost and ushering the spring

Come down Father, come like rain
Judge with fire, bring warmth the same
Purge transgressions, and hearts reclaim
And we in stillness, Lord, will speak your name

He comes like candles in our darkness, revealing our old broken world
He comes like voices, shouting vic’try as angels, his banners, unfurl

See our blindness, and behold our greed
Heed our cries, Lord, discern our need
Souls that hunger, bless and feed
Til our hearts, Lord, plant grace; your seed

He Comes!
He Comes!

Come down Father, come like rain
Judge with fire, bring warmth the same
Purge transgressions, and hearts reclaim
And we in stillness, Lord, will speak your name
Track Name: Lift Up The Gates
Lift up your heads oh ancient doors
This carnal temple, now the Lord’s
Prepare for visitation unlike ever seen before

This carnal house of earthly sin
Where gates are low, and built for men
Now renovations must occur, for glory this way comes

Lift up your gates
The King is entering
Lift up the doors
Oh, these ancient doors

My Father walks the earth
His feet they roam the sand
My God he parts the seas
And halts the waters with His hands

But my people build His house so small
With pious righteousness and pride
And we stand atop our filthy rags
Like towers built to reach the sky
And my people paint cathedral walls
That He can’t fit inside

Lift up your gates
The King is entering
Oh ancient doors
Prepare the way of our Lord

Lift up your heads oh ancient doors
Once pagan temples, now the Lord’s
Prepare for visitation like you’ve never seen before

These carnal hearts of earthly sin
Where gates are low, and built for men
Now renovations must occur, for glory this way comes
Track Name: In Our Winters
When the days of transgression are over
When the memories all that remain
We will see

When the deeds of the injustice have ended
When the world all around us has changed
We'll finally see

Every prayer we pray
We’re begging for redemption
Every sound we make
Is a window to our souls
For a dampened world
We call for resurrection
In our winters, Lord, bring us spring

We are looking through darkly lit mirrors
Wishing only to see but the whole
Let us see
Though we walk through the valley dying
Resurrection, it burns in our souls
And the tomb it is open and empty
Like the prophets before us foretold

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up my soul

When the future we’ve waited for enters
When fullness of beauty has come
When the firmaments round us are opened
And Jerusalem’s city reborn

With His spirit of peace oar’ the waters
With His message of grace in our lungs
With His angels we’re singing the chorus
Sing forever the songs that we've always sung

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up my soul!

Every prayer we pray,
We’re begging for redemption
Every sound we make,
Is a window to our souls
For a dampened world we call for resurrection
In our winters, Lord, bring us spring
Track Name: Rising Like A Song
Awake my soul awake
As morning starts to break
Rising with our King
Now comes eternal spring

Come down from up on high
And rescue far and wide
All hearts once dead and gone
Rising like a song

And hear the mighty roar
And feel the quake
Removal of the dross
Save what remains

The day of resurrection tell abroad
We see again the passover of God
The deaf shall hear the crippled man shall walk
As the mighty roar of creatures great and small
Rises like a song
Track Name: Lamb Of God
Lamb of God when we behold thee
In the form of human kind
As a vagabond and stranger
Humbled hands and human mind

Lamb of God, where art thou going
Keeping earthly joys at bay
Wandering as a homeless stranger
Asking not for earthly praise

Armed with mighty words of wisdom
All creation’s works proclaim
All our souls awake, and the ground will shake
At the simple words “I Am”

Lamb of God, He walks between us
Down this earthen dusty road
As He hears our earthen folly
He in love for sinners grows

Lamb of God did we not notice
You were walking by our side
With our eyes short-sighted focused
While eternity abides

You have joined us at this table
Who from seven places bled
Now our cups are filled as the one once killed
Sits before us breaking bread

Lamb of God when are You coming
Our offense in volumes grow
Though in goodness once created
Now rebellion is our home

Lamb of God, we know your story
As the pioneers of old
Charging onward into darkness
Where no earthly soul dare go

Lamb of God we know you’re able
Resurrect and set aright
Cut a path for us to follow
Into everlasting life
Track Name: Deuteronomy Six
I have heard you Oh Lord
and the choice that you offered
between blessing and curse
for blessed are the ones who remain in You

Lord stretch out Your hand
and lay Caanan before me
Ability is not what I have
just Your tender mercies
and Grace that falls like rain

We will hold with our hands
we will tie to our heads
We will sing to our children
the things we have read
We will hail when we lie down
and rise from our beds
For as long as skies remain
our king will reign

I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses
and the voice that I hear
the Son of God discloses

‘Twas the same voice that led me from bonds
and frees all who follow from toil
I’ve followed that sound through the wilderness
it has led me to beautiful shores

We will hold with our hands
we will tie to our heads
We will sing to our children
the things we have read
We will hail when we lie down
and rise from our beds
For as long as skies remain
our king will reign

I will sing of mercy
love has proved me wrong
there is still hope

We will hold with our hands
we will tie to our heads
We will sing to our children
the things we have read
We will hail when we lie down
and rise from our beds
For as long as skies remain
our king will reign
Track Name: Behold The Architect
Oh the wind of God was terrible and strong
And it stripped me, like a building, of my beautiful facade
To reveal what lies inside, a monument to pride

And the hands of God were steady like tree
As they fashioned, like an artist, what would be His masterpiece
And he made me what he first declared me to be

Behold, the Father
And behold the architect
Behold, the Founder
And the stone on which we rest
Who will build in us an edifice of love

The truths of God are steadfast, they are sure,
Making royalty of peasants, who were not of noble birth
Choosing weak and foolish souls, and humbling the wise

The heart of man is fashioning his gods
Placing burdens on his soul and granting nothing that he ought
Until he finally learns that its the kings own image he bares

Father I’m already yours
Father I’m already yours
Open wide my doors
My soul can rest assured
Father I’m already yours
Father I’m already yours
Open wide my doors
Open wide my doors

Behold, the Father
And behold the architect
Behold, the Founder
And the stone on which we rest
Who will build in us an edifice of love
Track Name: The Riverbed
A river wrought by mercy flows and gathers at thy feet
We launch upon repentance setting sail upon its sea
The wind of words the prophets spoke
The writings of the fathers
They move us close
They bring us close

And He takes me to the riverbed
and washes me beneath the waves
And He takes me to the riverbed
and washes me beneath the waves

I will not be clean
I will not be clean until you wash me

A river wrought with mercy flows
Now spring to life, thou guilty soul
You’re already loved
Came ye lame, who walk no more
Arise and raise your bed this morn’
And stretch your knees, so worn
And run to meet the shore

So we gather at the river
And we lay our burdens down
And I feel my soul delivered
And I drown beneath loves sound

And He takes me to the riverbed
and washes me beneath the waves
And He takes me to the riverbed
and washes me beneath the waves
Track Name: Open For Me
There is a King who’s blood brings forth new life.
Who’s dwelling place gleams with bliss beyond measure,
immortal and sweet.

Is heaven so near?
Does glory come nigh?
It’s welcome I fear,
as His holiness shines.

And can it be?
Oh the great depth of mercy
cause there stands a gate
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me.

Radiance gleamed
from the doors and the windows,
and there stands a gate,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me.

Sing, oh redeemed!
Your Savior has vanquished what you were before,
and given you peace.
Your wandering soul,
it will wander no more.

Cause you’ve walked down a path,
and it led to a tree,
and it led by a tomb
that was open and clean!

And can it be?
Oh the great depth of mercy
cause there stands a gate
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me.

Radiance gleamed
from the doors and the windows,
and there stands a gate,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me,
left open for me.

Ohhh, wandering soul!,
enter His life, and enter His gates!
No don’t be afraid,
Don’t be afraid!
Don’t be afraid!
Don’t be afraid!

Sing, oh redeemed!,
and speak of the path,
and point to the gate
left open for thee,
left open for thee,
left open for thee,
left open for thee!
Track Name: Wayfaring Stranger (live acoustic)
I am a poor way faring stranger
Traveling through this world alone
And there's no sickness toil or danger
In that great land to which I go

I'm going home to see my Father
I'm going home, no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is dark and steep
But beautiful fields lie out before me
Where God's redeemed, their vigils keep

I'm coming home sisters and brothers!
Rise up to meet me when I come home
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I will be free from every trial
My body sleeps in the church yard
I'll drop the cross of self-denial
And enter on my great reward

I'm going home to see my savior.
To sing His praise forevermore
I am reborn through resurrection
My Jesus bore it in my soul
Track Name: Come Down Father (live acoustic)
He comes to me like water poured on a flower as it withers and fades.
He comes to me like sunlight melting the frost and ushering the spring

Come down Father, come like rain
Judge with fire, bring warmth the same
Purge transgressions, and hearts reclaim
And we in stillness, Lord, will speak your name

He comes like candles in our darkness, revealing our old broken world
He comes like voices, shouting vic’try as angels, his banners, unfurl

See our blindness, and behold our greed
Heed our cries, Lord, discern our need
Souls that hunger, bless and feed
Til our hearts, Lord, plant grace; your seed

He Comes!
He Comes!

Come down Father, come like rain
Judge with fire, bring warmth the same
Purge transgressions, and hearts reclaim
And we in stillness, Lord, will speak your name
Track Name: Behold The Architect (live acoustic)
Oh the wind of God was terrible and strong
And it stripped me, like a building, of my beautiful facade
To reveal what lies inside, a monument to pride

And the hands of God were steady like tree
As they fashioned, like an artist, what would be His masterpiece
And he made me what he first declared me to be

Behold, the Father
And behold the architect
Behold, the Founder
And the stone on which we rest
Who will build in us an edifice of love

The truths of God are steadfast, they are sure,
Making royalty of peasants, who were not of noble birth
Choosing weak and foolish souls, and humbling the wise

The heart of man is fashioning his gods
Placing burdens on his soul and granting nothing that he ought
Until he finally learns that its the kings own image he bares

Father I’m already yours
Father I’m already yours
Open wide my doors
My soul can rest assured
Father I’m already yours
Father I’m already yours
Open wide my doors
Open wide my doors

Behold, the Father
And behold the architect
Behold, the Founder
And the stone on which we rest
Who will build in us an edifice of love
Track Name: In Our Winters (live acoustic)
When the days of transgression are over
When the memories all that remain
We will see

When the deeds of the injustice have ended
When the world all around us has changed
We'll finally see

Every prayer we pray
We’re begging for redemption
Every sound we make
Is a window to our souls
For a dampened world
We call for resurrection
In our winters, Lord, bring us spring

We are looking through darkly lit mirrors
Wishing only to see but the whole
Let us see
Though we walk through the valley dying
Resurrection, it burns in our souls
And the tomb it is open and empty
Like the prophets before us foretold

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up my soul

When the future we’ve waited for enters
When fullness of beauty has come
When the firmaments round us are opened
And Jerusalem’s city reborn

With His spirit of peace oar’ the waters
With His message of grace in our lungs
With His angels we’re singing the chorus
Sing forever the songs that we've always sung

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up my soul!

Every prayer we pray,
We’re begging for redemption
Every sound we make,
Is a window to our souls
For a dampened world we call for resurrection
In our winters, Lord, bring us spring
Track Name: Let Me Walk
And even though the answers find escape
I know my God will keep me ‘neath His wing
And though a life of heathen calls to me
Forever is a long time to be free

Let me walk
Placing only feet where prints are scarred
Let me walk
Throughout the Earth with feet of God