By Jeff Johnson

Down in the ground, there is buried a ship,
Wonderfully made to behold,
Lost in my prayers, I have sailed it away,
Out through this window I hold my heart's longings,
And carry them into the clouds above,
I fly away.

How blessed is the soul,
Which hopes and dreams in you,
Who made the sky and earth,
The sea and all within.

How grateful is the one,
Whose heart is helped by him,
Who set the prisoner free,
And made the blind man see.

Over the waters a wild goose has flown,
Pulling my ship full of longings,
Crossing the deep made of darkness and doubt,
Onto the isle of dreams I have landed –

And hidden by heart in it's caverns of mercy.
(I need your caverns of mercy.)
I've laid down my soul there to sleep.
(I lay my soul to sleep tonight.)

Oh, if I had faith, I would walk to that island,
(I'd walk out onto the water.)
Yet, someday I pray that I'll fly,
By your mercy, I'll fly ...

How blessed is the soul that hopes and dreams in you!


from The Isle Of Dreams, released October 15, 1994


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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: www.selahservice.com/2015/05/jeff-johnsons-arkmusic-discography/ ... more

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