Wide Awake

by Nate Sabin

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Wide Awake was originally released January 1, 1990.
This version was remastered from the original digital master recordings.

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released June 23, 2016

Produced by Nate Sabin
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Randy Adams at Future Audio, Dallas, TX

Bass: James Owens
Upright Bass (Missing Minnesota): George Anderson
Harmonica (New Jerusalem): David Mckemy
Background Vocalists: Greg Gibbs, Tonja Gibbs, Tim Pedigo,
English Horn: Marshall Head
Drum Consulting: Allen Forsythe
Guitars, Flute, Piano, Programming: Nate Sabin

Cover Photo: Cindy Stitt
Original Cover Layout and Design: Patricia Dehmlow
Thanks to Norman Daniel Burns for Cover reformat

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Track Name: Don't Stop Short
Don't Stop Short
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

We knew when we began it would not be an easy road
Didn't he say "take up your cross and follow me"
But we don't have to be afraid of carrying that load
He will walk beside us
Bear our burdens with us
He will give us all the strength we need

Don't stop short
Of the goal
Keep on walking
Don't you know
If we believe and just be patient
We will reach our destination if we
Don't look back
Don't lose hope
And don't stop short of the goal

We set out with determination burning in our eyes
Certain that we would make it all the way somehow
Now we can't let discouragement steal away our prize
Though we may be tested
Think of what's invested
We've come much too far to turn back now

Don't stop short
Of the goal
Keep on walking
Don't you know
If we believe and just be patient
We will reach our destination if we
Don't look back
Don't lose hope
And don't stop short of the goal
Track Name: This Is Love
This Is Love
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

There is a beautiful thing I’ve seen
Shinin’ from a reborn babies face
It’s the love of Jesus
Love that can wash us and make us clean
Love that covers enmity with grace
It’s the love of Jesus

This is love
This heart-mending love
This is lifesaving love
This is unending
Love that sets you free
And lets you be
What you were meant to be
Thank God for the love

I don’t know why people have to hate
Can’t we see that the thing we’re runnin’ from
Is the power that frees us
This is a power that can recreate
Any kind of a person we’ve become
It’s the love of Jesus

This is love
This heart-mending love
This is lifesaving love
This is unending
Love that sets you free
And lets you be
What you were meant to be
Thank God for the love
Track Name: Missing Minnesota
Missing Minnesota
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

Minnesota memories
Colorful as autumn leaves
Just won’t let me fall asleep tonight
I’ve been dreamin' wide awake
Of a harvest moonlit lake
Home is just too far away tonight

It’s really not as cold as they say
At least as far as I can recall
Here in my memory
It’s warm as a family
Sittin’ by a fireside, watchin’ the snow fall
Somewhere in this wandering heart of mine
There will always be a northern light
I never saw it shine so bright
Missin’ Minnesota tonight

Southern friends can’t understand
Why I feel so good and bad
Whenever I get in this sky blue state of mind

It’s really not as cold as they say
At least as far as I can recall
Here in my memory
It’s warm as a family
Sittin’ by a fireside, watchin’ the snow fall
Somewhere in this wandering heart of mine
There will always be a northern light
I never saw it shine so bright
Missin’ Minnesota tonight

Missin’ Minnesota
Don’t you ever miss your own sweet home
Like I’m missin’ mine
Tonight
Track Name: Time to Love
Time to Love
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

Holding on tight to a trembling hand
Whispering, “i understand”
Kneeling to share an assuring smile
Eye to eye with a child

Little things in life can mean so much
A warm word or a tender touch
Gifts that we can all afford to give
Giving is receiving in return
Oh, if we could just begin to learn
The simple secret of taking the time to love

But we’re busy with so many other things
Living in a prison of our day-to-day routines
We race to make the payments on the things we know will fade
And neglect the best investments to be made

Giving a part of yourself away
To someone who can’t repay
Spending a moment, or two, or three
Sharing love, selflessly

Little things in life can mean so much
A warm word or a tender touch
Gifts that we can all afford to give
Giving is receiving in return
Oh, if we could just begin to learn
The simple secret of taking the time to love

Taking the time
The time to love
Track Name: I Am With You
I Am WIth You
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

In the night
In the day
I am with you
In the sun
In the rain
I am near
In the dark troubled time
I am here to clear your mind
I am with you to the end
Never fear

When your skies turn to gray
I am with you
When your friends walk away
I am near
When you're lost and alone
Come to me
I'll be your home
I am with you to the end
Never fear

Call me Alpha and Omega
Call me Father
Call me Friend
Call me anytime you'll find that I'm close at hand
I am closer than a heartbeat
I am Master of the Wind
Everything you need for me to be
I am

If you stand
If you fall
I am with you
If you can't even call
I can hear
If you cry in the night
I will be the morning light
I am with you to the end
Never fear

Never fear
Track Name: That's Enough
That's Enough
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

I may not know the meanin' of everything I see
I may not always know just what you're doin' with me
I may not always understand when the road gets rough
But I know you love me
And that's enough

Lord, I've never known a friend, faithful as you
I trust you as the pilot of my soul
So when a storm arises and I can't see my way through
I just keep on smilin'
Confident that you are in control

I may not know the meanin' of everything I see
I may not always know just what you're doin' with me
I may not always understand when the road gets rough
But I know you love me
And that's enough

Lord, I must confess sometimes I feel so confused
And life is like a song without a rhyme
But in those times I've learned to leave the worryin' up to you
And I just keep on singin'
Believin' that I'll understand in time

I've learned your ways are so much higher than mine
You see the end from the beginning of time

I may not know the meanin' of everything I see
I may not always know just what you're doin' with me
I may not always understand when the road gets rough
But I know you love me
And that's enough
Track Name: Temptation
Temptation
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

He slips in silently
If you don't lock the door
Makes himself at home in the back of your mind
He moves in subtly
And waits for you to drop your guard
He knows what he wants
But he's willing to take his time
He'll win you over with his salesman smile
Always careful not to mention the price
He sounds so sensible
When he tells you not to think twice

Temptation
He's a killer in disguise
A green-eyed nice guy
Pockets full of white lies
I'm warnin' you now
If you value your life
Learn to recognize and avoid
Temptation

He whispers wooingly
If you've got an open ear
Everything you need, you can get it from him
If you listen long enough
He'll tell you what you want to hear
It sounds so good
You forget about the wages of sin
He'll win you over with his salesman smile
Always careful not to mention the price
He sounds so sensible
When he tells you not to think twice

Temptation
He's a killer in disguise
A green-eyed nice guy
Pockets full of white lies
I'm warnin' you now
If you value your life
Learn to recognize and avoid
Temptation
Track Name: Wake Up Get Ready
Wake Up Get Ready
Written by Nate Sabin
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP

Wake up, get ready
Wake up, it’s time to get ready
Wake up, get ready
Got to be ready to see the king

The Lord compared his coming with a thief in the night
Stealing in to take his bride away
We should all be waiting up and leaving on the light
Just in case the Lord decides to come for us today

Wake up, get ready
Wake up, it’s time to get ready
Wake up, get ready
Got to be ready to see the king

When you least expect him to, the Lord will come again
And it will all be over in a wink
There will be no time for you to reconsider then
Get yourself together friend
It’s later than you think

Wake up, get ready
Wake up, it’s time to get ready
Wake up, get ready
Got to be ready to see the king
Got to be ready to see the king
Track Name: Heroes of the Faith
Forged out of adversity
Like iron from the flame
One by one they emerge
Men of pure integrity
Defenders of the name of the God that they serve
Strangers to safety
They offer their all
Seeking no earthly reward
Willing to die or to live for the cause of the Lord

Heroes of the faith
Bold and unafraid
Champions with the courage to step out and the lead the way
Heroes of the faith
The fearless and the brave
Common men who rise up and conquer
These are the heroes today

Marching on the gates of Hell
Challenging the reign
Of the god of this world
Advancing with authority
Into the dark domain
With the Light of the World
Braving the night with a solemn resolve
To rescue the prisoners of war
Willing to die or to live for the cause of the Lord

Heroes of the faith
Bold and unafraid
Champions with the courage to step out and the lead the way
Heroes of the faith
The fearless and the brave
Common men who rise up and conquer
These are the heroes today

Heroes of the faith
Bold and unafraid
Champions with the courage to step out and the lead the way
Heroes of the faith
The fearless and the brave
Common men who rise up and conquer
These are the heroes today
Track Name: New Jerusalem
New Jerusalem
Written by Nate Sabin, Randy Hollis, Phil Penny
© 1990/ Lorilu Music/ ASCAP Used by permission