Morning Moon

by Jessica Gerhardt

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I have felt
so full before
but now I feel so hollowed out.
I never wrestled
with my faith
but of late I've been filled with doubt.
And why when things
fall right into place
can't they just stay where they are?
Oh God I'm growing
restless for home
Oh now it feels so far

Just like the morning moon
who asks the sun,
"Where did the night go?"
And in the light of day
she fades in the blue,
fades in the day glow.
Oh how the morning moon
always seems
so out of place,
and as time goes on
you cannot see her face.

I couldn't seem
to find myself,
oh how long this dark night has been.
I've been lost and stumbling
searching all around
until I could only look within.
And I find that in
emptying myself
that I have new room to fill
And slowly I'm transfigured and
glowing with new light
and a whisper says, "I am; be still".

Just like the crescent moon
who asks the sun,
"Where did the day go?"
And in the dusk of day
she lights up the blue,
and she has found home.
Oh how the growing moon
always seems
to find her place,
and as time goes on
she will not hide her face.


released November 12, 2019
Vocals, lyrics, and music: Jessica Gerhardt
Percussion: Michael Schneider
Electric Guitar: David Irelan
Backing vocals: Natalie Carol Meadors
Bass, keys: Patrick Doyle


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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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