n.i. 3

I corresponded with my Aunt Nancy for many years via letters. This song was created from Nancy's own words taken from these letters she wrote to me. Some of her life experiences and lessons she called pearls and she would keep these pearls in a figurative treasure box.

I actually finished recording this song March 6 in order to send it to her when I found out the doctors were giving her only months to live. I found out the next day that she had passed away around the same time I was recording the song. I was grieved that she was not able to hear it but then, maybe she did.

Nancy was a pearl, precious and rare formed by God to survive the irritable, cutting piece of sand that caused her so much pain. His love surrounded her and her faith and hope in Jesus Christ strengthened her through this malady. Although her physical body was marred, her spirit shined brightly.

Pearl (song)

I've always known You were real
even when I didn't understand you

With these pearls of wisdom
My treasure box it overflows

You're a God of second chances
Forgiveness was my new start

Chorus:
You longed to free me from my hearts greatest pain
that I would love You with all my heart and soul and mind

I wanted healing for my body
You wanted healing for my soul

You are a balm to my spirit
You, You are my strength

Chorus

Bridge:
Amidst every loss
Every sorrow
You are here

Chorus

Rejoice the soul of your servant
for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul   (psalm 86)

And now I am living
as a person without fear

And I am full of joy
when I sing, when I sing to You

Chorus 2x

Nancy L. Warren/9
©2008

n.i. 2

Found (song)

the still of a nights sleep
was stirred by questioning the truth
nightmares become reality

in a darkened world
days were filled with unbelief
I found my trust was in man

and I never knew that I was lost
until I was found

little did I  know
all I needed was you
and with my broken heart I see
it's you that has saved me
it's you that has saved me
it's you that has saved me
it is you that has saved me

and I never knew that I was lost
until I was found

how is it I ran with 
and now I run from
demons?

I have been shown white
through a blood spattered past
my freedom has been bought with grace

and I never knew that I was lost
until I was found

he has cast my sin
as far as east to west
awakening to hear His voice
is what I long for now
it's what I long for now
is is what I long for now
this is what I long for now
it's what I long for now


9
©2007

n.i. 1

Truth I Believe (song)

True is Your word
Weak sometimes is my faith
Through trust I find a peace
Peace that I have needed
Needed for many years
Your light has shown me

I believe
I believe
I believe in You my Lord

Truth in my heart
Stumble sometimes I may
Through trust I find a love
Love that I have needed
Needed for many years
Your mercy has shown me

I believe
I believe
I believe in You my Lord

True is Your grace
How do I deserve
Through trust I find new life
A life that I have needed
Needed for many years
Your blood has shown me

I believe
I believe
I believe in You my Lord

For me You have given
For me I’ve received
I will move on - in Your truth

I believe
I believe
I believe in You my Lord


9
©2006