Young Oceans (Digital)

before the beginning it is said 
the great Spirit of God in canopies of darkness 
hovered over the face of the deep 
the brooding potential of all to come 
stirring the waters 

down into the ominous void 
went the words of God 
creating space to be filled 
with water and life teeming 
first light on the young oceans 

vast the life it grew 
always on into the space beyond 
though the poisons came 
bent backs and nothing was the same 
except for God 

before the end it is said 
we the young oceans 
will wrestle no more with the deep dark 
glimpsing out like children before the sea 
we see what will be coming 

singing on the banks 
waiting together and telling 
winding stories of just how 
the ancient curse has lost its grip 
so all with God are young forever


released 02 April 2012 

Produced by Mike Beck and Eric Marshall 
Mixed and engineered by Mike Beck 
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge 
Artwork by Jeff Rogers 
Poetry by Caleb Clardy 
Management and A&R: Chris Bradstreet, Street Talk Media 
Special thanks to Travis Meyer 

Mike Beck: Keys/Programming 
Mason Ingram: Drums/Percussion 
Eric Marshall: Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keys 
Ben Mars: Electric/Upright Bass 
Kanene Pipkin: Vocals 
Rob Ritchie: Electric Guitar/Mandolin/Lap Steel 
Brian Sanders: Cello 
Zach Williams: Vocals 

All songs written by Eric Marshall (BMI) except: 
*track 5 ‘None But Thee’: words by John Fellows and Eric Marshall; music by Eric Marshall 
*track 7 ‘Nothing Beside Jesus’: words by Joseph Hart; music by Eric Marshall

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