Be My Hands (single)

by Jessica Gerhardt

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we don't touch
we don't embrace goodbye
we don't touch
just wave and hold our hands high

be my hands as i hold
this person close to my heart
be my hands as i hold
what is whole from breaking apart

we look, we smile
then shyly look away
we laugh thinking
of those things we cannot say

so be my eyes when I look
at the person in front of me
be my eyes so i'll know
the person you want me to see

so that i may love like You

we don't say the things
the things we're afraid to feel
we don't say what we think
the thoughts we're afraid to reveal

so be my words when i speak
let what i say be true
be my words when i sing
may they always honor You

we feel the calm
the energy between
our arms and our words
and the things that can't be seen

so be my heart guiding me
in everything i do
be my heart, vulnerable
so that i may love like You


released January 18, 2019
Lyrics and music composed by Jessica Gerhardt
Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Patrick Doyle
Additional engineering: Prezleigh Moy

Vocals: Jessica Gerhardt
Percussion: Michael Schneider
Guitar: David Irelan
Bass, keys, synths: Patrick Doyle
Trumpet: Derrick Stauffer

Sample from "Leviathan" by Josh Garrels (licensed by Essential Music)


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Jessica Gerhardt Los Angeles, California

Jessica Gerhardt explores discernment, vulnerability, and the challenge of loving well in her music. Her gentle yet resonant voice infuses her earnest, lyric-driven songs with a soothing and passionate spirit. Jessica creates a space of communion - solidarity in others' experiences of truth, goodness, beauty, contentment, impatience, and that universal longing for connection - for home. ... more

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