Lyrics for Speak Not a Word

BETWEEN TWO TREES
Based on Job 32:8; Gen. 2:9; Rom. 8:2, 5-6; and The Knowledge of Life, ch. 9 by Witness Lee
Music by Matthew David Fritz

Triangular universality
Man, God, and His enemy
Inextricably planted inside of me
My soul is standing between two trees

Battles raging
Yet there is a spirit in man
Complicating
But breath has made me to understand that

I am a miniature garden of Eden
Two trees make me their home
Life and knowledge of good and evil
Set me on life alone

My history is a biography
Three stations portraying me
Created, then fallen, then saved, and now
Back in a garden between two trees

In this garden,
Where will I choose to be?
Flesh or spirit?
Choosing the law that sets me free? Oh

I am a miniature garden of Eden
Two trees make me their home
Life and knowledge of good and evil
Set me on life alone

One law demanding
One in my mind wants to succumb
One law warring
One in my spirit can overcome

I am a miniature garden of Eden
Two trees make me their home
Life and knowledge of good and evil
Set me on life alone

I am a miniature garden of Eden

HIDDEN IN YOUR HEART
Based on Job 10:1-2, 13; 6:11; Eph. 3:9; 2 Cor. 2:9-10
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Look to the sky, plumb the sea
Search out the depths of Me
Eye has not seen nor been heard by ear
Things which I reveal
To those who love Me

You have hidden these things in your heart
I know that this is with You
The economy of ages in mystery
My God, make known to me

What is my strength, what is my end?
Why would You with me contend?
Let my complaint have free course in me
Sincere as I can be
I’m pouring out for

You have hidden these things in your heart
I know that this is with You
The economy of ages in mystery
My God, make known to me

Hidden in Your heart, ooh
Hidden in Your heart, ooh
Hidden in Your heart, ooh
Hidden in Your heart, ooh

Look to the sky, plumb the sea
Search out the depths of Me

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ME
Based on Job 38; 42:5-6
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Have you ever commanded the morning since your days began?
Have you ever caused the dawn to know its place, so that it takes hold of the earth at its ends?
Have you entered into the springs of the sea or walked the depths of the deep?
Have you ever seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you ever seen Me?

Ooh, have you ever seen Me?
Ooh, have you seen Me?

Have you comprehended earth’s full expanse? Declare it, if you know
Have you entered into the billowy storehouses of the snow?
Have you seen the storehouses of the hail reserved for calamity?
Have you seen whose womb gave birth to it all? Have you ever seen Me?

Ooh, have you ever seen Me?
Ooh, have you seen Me?

Can you fasten the bands of the Pleiades or loose Orion’s cords?
Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth or guide the Bear with its cubs adored?
Can you lift your voice up to the clouds, till its lightnings guarantee?
All the wonderful things that your ear has heard, now your eye has seen Me

Ooh, have you ever seen Me?
Ooh, have you seen Me?

SONGS IN THE NIGHT
Based on Job 35:10; Acts 16:23-26
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Precious morning star
Rapture me so far from here
Let this earth fall away
Let its glitter fleet and fade
Till it disappears

Overwhelming me
Is this sense of vanity
Coursing my veins in the name
Of chasing a dream

But I’m leaving ere the night turns to morning
Lest the daylight come without fair warning

In the darkness will I find
He who gives songs in the night?

If my mind recalls
Scenes that forged my prison walls
Make my delight at midnight
While foundations will fall

I’ll be singing hymns of praise to my Maker
Let my joy be every prisoner’s bondage-breaker

In the darkness will I find
He who gives songs in the night?

Night

In the darkness will I find
He who gives songs in the night?

WITH MY OWN EYE
Based on Job 42:5; Phil. 3:8
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

I’ve been circling ’round this mountain
Figuring out what I feel
Why would He let this thing happen
And what to me does He want to reveal?

Painting the clouds steeped in setting sun
We still can’t find a place to see it rise
In a kaleidoscope of hue, the red betrayed the blue
But I stared so long that spots obscured my eyes

It was a tragedy
I thought the night would leave me alone
If I’d bear it on my own

’Cause I kept all my integrity about me
Passed through the trial but my eye couldn’t see
I suffered the loss but passed through in vain
Where God I never gained

If I wake before the morning light
It’s not that I couldn’t sleep
There’s an answer in a whirlwind
And it’s giving me just a glimmer of something deep

It was a shame to me
I never really heard it before
I can’t quell it anymore

And You know how I just really love You
And how all I want is just to please You
Burn into my being all that I see

Cause I’ve heard so many things about you
I never even once doubted they were all true
But now I’ve seen and realize

With my own eye
With my own eye
Ooh, eye
With my own eye

DEAR JOB
Based on Job 1—2
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Dear Job, she said, Curse God and die
Whose wind and flames rained hell from the sky
Should we receive the good He supplies
But not the ill?

Jehovah gives and He takes away
Till nothing’s left, only God as gain
And nothing would I be

From far away lift up your eyes
A friend you’ll see but won’t recognize
Sit on the ground with him seven nights
But speak not a word

Jehovah gives and He takes away
Till nothing’s left, only God as gain
And nothing else I seek

Sails not only catch the wind
Like vessels filled to the brim
Souls emptied and filled with Him
Gain God as their life and their everything

His reckoning, I cannot explain
His only goal that God be my gain
So strip away but let God remain
And that is all I seek

LOVE COVERS ALL
Based on Prov. 10:12; 17:9; Gen. 9:22-27; John 8:3-11; James 5:19-20; 1 Cor. 9:22; 2 Cor. 11:29
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Who is weak? And I’m not weak?
Covering, Your love I seek

Some defend the rules they bend
In the end, were you condemned?
When they came to cast their stones
One by one they realized their own sin and left you alone

When you’re led astray
Love covers all
If I err in my way
Love covers all
Love covers all

To the weak, I became weak
One repeats and love would cease
When your failure was exposed
Walking back they covered and the way of blessing chose

When you’re led astray
Love covers all
If I err in my way
Love covers all
When you miss what I say
Love covers all
If I cause your dismay
Love covers all
When to sin I fall prey
Love covers all
From the path should you stray
Love covers all

KEEP YOUR HEART
Based on Prov. 4:23; Luke 6:45; Psa. 139:23-24
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

If I become what I love
What love will I let in?
Love of self, love of God
Or love of sin?

Incline your ear to my sayings

Keep your heart with all vigilance
On life’s path stay aright
Keep your heart with all vigilance
For from it are the issues of life

If I bring forth my treasured zeal
Will streams of good flow out?
Will my teeming heart reveal
What I’m about?

Heed my words and find healing

Keep your heart with all vigilance
On life’s path stay aright
Keep your heart with all vigilance
For from it are the issues of life

O God, search me and know my heart
Try me, know me and my anxious thoughts
And lead me on the eternal way

If just a leaf can block a ray
And God’s own light obscure
Will I turn my heart astray?
Will I keep it pure?

Seeking out His dealings?

Keep your heart with all vigilance
On life’s path stay aright
Keep your heart with all vigilance
For from it are the issues of life

THE PATH I CHOSE
Based on Proverbs 29:18; Matthew 7:14
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

You caught a glimpse through a veil
So obscurely, it cruelly
Shattered and tragically failed
Prematurely, so surely

Something went wrong
That shackled your heart like a fetter
So you moved along for better

I know the gate and path are narrow
I won’t try to intervene
And although I understand your sorrow
To take this way depends on the vision that you’ve seen

Here lies the path that I chose
Ever costly, it taught me
Words not everyone knows
Whispered softly, they brought me

To where I belong
Where time can’t make everyone better
But visions live on forever

I know the gate and path are narrow
I won’t try to intervene
And although I understand your sorrow
To take this way depends on the vision that you’ve seen

Here lies the path that I chose

HE WHO WATERS
Based on Proverbs 11:25; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; John 4:14; Matthew 10:8; and Christ Our Portion, ch. 3 by Witness Lee
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

In the fall I’ll sow a tree
Come the spring you’ll reap a seed
Pouring out our all we’ll see
He who waters will be watered himself

Rain descends from gloomy eyes
Tears stream down from saddened skies
O Lord, why am I so dry?
He who waters will be watered himself

Fountains that become a spring
Know the joy that drinking brings
Flowing yet replenishing
He who waters will be watered himself

In my being a flow is springing
That drinking will not exhaust
Here remaining, the sense I’m gaining
That in Your spirit I’m lost
In this heavenly mystery

Freely we’ve received from Him
Freely will I give, and then
Give and give and give again
He who waters will be watered himself

THE HEART OF KINGS
Based on Prov. 21:1; 16:1, 9; 19:21; and Knowing Life and the Church, ch. 7 by Witness Lee
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Sometimes my heart with all its inclinations
Disregards its reservations
Deviates and gravitates again
But I’m still passing all the exit signs
I’ve left my idols far behind
Though once near me, they don’t really matter in the end

Turn my heart, turn at Your command
Just like streams of water in Your hand
I lay aside my way and all the dreams I’ve planned
So turn my heart, turn at Your command
Turn like streams of water in Your hand

I may not understand life’s ups and downs
How I’m here, it so confounds
One suspects God directs our steps
But nothing happens without God’s permission
Letting go of inhibition
Sometimes yearning, still I’m learning
Trusting just accepts

Turn my heart, turn at Your command
I’m giving up my desperate demands
My heart devised my way but only Yours will stand
So turn my heart, turn at Your command
Turn like streams of water in Your hand

A matter has been concealed
And through the ages un-revealed
God only knows what might it brings
To search it out is the glory of kings

I told a boy in desert lands
To grasp a lizard with his hands
But one of those four wiser things
Lives in the palace of the king

On judgment’s throne, the king who’s wise
Will scatter evil with his eyes
There’s wickedness under the sun
I’m waiting for the end to come

I’m just a man, in work I’m skilled
Sometimes ashamed of what I’ve built
Before the kings I’ll take my stand
And not before an obscure man

In righteous lips, the kings delight
They love the subject who speaks right
As the heaven’s height, as the deepest springs
Unsearchable is the heart of kings

Unsearchable is the heart of kings

SEARCH MY INNERMOST PARTS
Based on Proverbs 20:27; Psalm 139:23; and How to Enjoy God and How to Practice the Enjoyment of God, ch. 10 by Witness Lee
Music and lyrics by Matthew David Fritz

Search all the parts of my inner being
And know my heart, where I need the healing
And You know what I need, You’re always waiting
For me to just breathe

When conviction turns into praise
O Lord, enlighten my darkened heart
Lord, search my innermost parts

So wrong, I long for what can save me
I was so strong, yet sin enslaved me
Then my darkness just dies, there’s no evading
The fire of Your eyes

When conviction turns into praise
O Lord, enlighten my darkened heart
Lord, search my innermost parts

Our true condition, though confusing
Is lit up by a lamp infusing
Though I’m condemned, all my inner being
Is shining bright

Breathe out, breathe in, the joyous feeling
Let air begin to bring the healing
And when comfort you need, it’s all pervading
Cry out and just breathe

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