new life's prayer

by allen odell

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How will I take care
of these little hands?
How will I put life
in these wandering eyes?

Mercy, come down.
Mercy, come down.
Mercy, come down.

Lord, I'm not unaware.
There's blood where I stand.
Lord, there's an endless fright,
even at sunrise.

Mercy, come down!
Mercy, come down!
Mercy, come down!


released April 24, 2019


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Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing--

--a descriptor, according to the Christian Scriptures, of the one who hopes in God.

Allen Odell's music aims to evoke that very description through the combinations of lyrics, melodies, and rhythms that range from down-tempo, droney, and introspective to bright, quirky, and self-deprecating.

His music refuses to be "positive" or "negative"

only real.
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