Laura Hall

composer : singer : songwriter : musician
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  All in God's Good Time

All in God's Good Time
is my second faith cd.  I learned so much from making A WOMAN OF FAITH that I couldn’t wait to start on the next one.  I was very inspired, and wrote so many new songs, I felt like God was dropping them in my lap.  In fact, I had so many songs it was hard to pick which ones to use. 

The songwriting is very eclectic in style, because I’ve always liked and listened to lots of different kinds of music.  There are a few country tunes, a gospel feel, rock ballads, an R&B feel, and even a jazzy ballad.  I had so much fun making this cd.  My friend and band mate from Church of the Valley, Gary Griffin, co-produced it with me.  He was remarkable!  Such a creative musician, great to hang out with, exactly the guy you want to be in the studio with. 

I used the same rhythm section as on the first cd; Luke Hannington on bass, and Glenn Jost on drums.  I also added my good friend and band mate from WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY, Linda Taylor, on guitar.  What an amazing team they were!  They all had great ideas and added so much to the songs I brought to the table.  I used a lot of great singers from my church as well, and my daughter even sang lead vocals on one track.

The first cd felt so intimate and personal to me, all about my journey of becoming a mom and a Christian, which happened at about the same time.   ALL IN GOD’S GOOD TIME feels more about my maturing faith, how I’ve grown as a Christian.  It also feels more universal somehow; less about me personally, and more about a wider sense of being part of the family of faith.

  Listen to "You Can Choose Hope"  





Complete Lyrics  

Note: Song lyrics are in the order they appear on the cd.

All in God’s Good Time
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2007 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


This is the place you were meant to be, all in God’s good time
These are the faces you were meant to see, all in God’s good time
These are the gifts that you’ve been given
This is the life you were born to be living
I know you’re blessed and forgiven and free
All in God’s good time
All in God’s good time
All in God’s good time

Life unfolds in mysterious ways, all in God’s good time
So live it to the fullest till the end of your days, all in God’s good time
Fill your heart with joyful gratitude
Live your life with a loving attitude
Let go of the things that don’t matter to you
All in God’s good time             
All in God’s good time
All in God’s good time

So take my hand, and walk with me
We don’t know what God has planned, but together we will see
All in God’s good time

This is the place we were meant to be, all in God’s good time
These are the faces we were meant to see, all in God’s good time
These are the gifts that we’ve been given
This is the life we were born to be living
I know we’re blessed and forgiven and free
All in God’s good time             
All in God’s good time
All in God’s good time

A Little Bit of Heaven
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2006 Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)

We’ll make a little bit of heaven here on earth, right here, right now
We praise the Lord, for He alone is worthy, right here, right now

When I see the light in your eyes, when I feel the warmth of your smile
The presence of the Lord shines through, from you to me, from me to you

We’ll make a little bit of heaven here on earth, right here, right now
We praise the Lord, for He alone is worthy, right here, right now

When we love our sisters and brothers, when we learn to treat one another
With respect, with dignityFrom me to you, from you to me

We’ll make a little bit of heaven here on earth, right here, right now
We praise the Lord, for He alone is worthy, right here, right now

When we find our common ground, in the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord
We will lay our swords right down, in the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord

We’ll make a little bit of heaven here on earth, right here, right now
We praise the Lord, for He alone is worthy, right here, right now

We’ll make a little bit of heaven here on earth, right here, right now
We praise the Lord, for He alone is worthy, right here, right now

You Can Choose Hope
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2007 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


Are you sitting around, waiting for the sky to fall down
When they’re handing out the good stuff are you sure you won’t get any
Have your disappointments, become your best friends
Has your heart been broken, one time too many
So where do you go from here, and what are you gonna do
When the choices are unclear, but in spite of all you’ve been through

You can choose hope, you can choose joy
You can choose faith, you can choose love
You can choose to trust in God
You can choose hope

I know you had it rough, when you were coming up
But maybe it’s time, to lay that burden down
I know it’s hard to do, but God will be right there with you
To help you trade your sorrow, for a crown
So who are you gonna forgive, and what are you gonna let go of
Cause it’s time for you to live, it’s time for you to know love

You can choose hope, you can choose joy
You can choose faith, you can choose love
You can choose to trust in God
You can choose to heal, you can choose grace
You can choose life, you can choose peace
You can choose sweet release
You can choose hope
You can choose hope

Awake

Words and music by Laura Hall
©2008 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


Awake, awake, arise from your bed
Awake, awake, feel the presence of the Lord
Oh, can you hear the fluttering of angel’s wings
Awake, awake, arise and sing

Cast aside your deepest fears, put away your doubt
Open all the windows, and let the darkness out

Awake, awake, arise from your bed
Awake, awake, feel the presence of the Lord
Oh, can you see the light of the bright morning sun
Awake, awake, a new day has begun
Awake, awake, God’s new day has begun

When We Worship You
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2006 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


We all come from different places, we all come with different truths
But when we gather in this house, we become as one when we worship You

For you alone are perfect and holy, and by Your grace we are renewed
As we gather in this house, we become as one when we worship You

We all come with our own struggles, we all have our own work to do
But when we gather in this house, we become as one when we worship You

For you alone are perfect and holy, and by Your grace we are renewed
As we gather in this house, we become as one when we worship You

When we worship You
When we worship You

For you alone are perfect and holy, and by Your grace we are renewed
As we gather in this house, we become as one when we worship You

You Are
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2008 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


You are our Father, we are your children
We are your children, You are our Mother

You are eternal, we are like blades of grass
We are like blades of grass, You are forever new

You walk in heaven, we walk here on the earth
We walk here on the earth, You walk here with us

You are our history, we are alive right now
We are alive right now, You are our destiny

You made the universe, I am so small in it
I am so very small, but you know my name

You are the God of love, we praise your holy name
We praise your holy name, you are the God,       
The God of love, the God of love            


Love Believes

Words and music by Laura Hall
©2004 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)
From Corinthians I

Love is patient, love is kind, love surprises you and sneaks up from behind
Love knocks down ancient walls, and in their place builds up a lover’s soul

Love will hope all things, love endures all things
Love will bear all things, love believes, love believes all things

Love is not jealous, it doesn’t boast, love offers it’s beloved a heavy coat
To protect them from the storms, tThat will surely come

Love will hope all things, love endures all things
Love will bear all things, love believes, love believes all things

Love rejoices in the truth, it does not bear a grudge
Abide in faith and hope, but the greatest one is love

Love will hope all things, love endures all things
Love will bear all things, love believes, love believes
Love believes, love believes all things

God Never Promised
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2007 by Sister Trudy’s Music


God never promised, that trouble wouldn’t come around
God never promised, you would never feel any pain
God never promised, this life wouldn’t hurt sometimes
God never promised, sunshine without any rain

But God did promise, to always be by your side
And God did promise, a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise,He would complete all the work in you He has begun
And to keep that promise, God gave His son

God never promised, that your body would not fail you
God never promised, your friends would never leave
God never promised, this life was gonna be fair
God never promised, it would be easy if you just believe

But God did promise, to always be by your side
And God did promise, a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise, life after life when your time on this earth is done
And to keep that promise, God gave His son

But God did promise, to always be by your side
And God did promise, a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise, He would complete all the work in you He has begun
And to keep that promise, God gave His son
And to keep that promise, God gave His son

Why Won’t You Do it My Way?
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2008 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)

I’ve jumped the groove, I’m out of sync
Fallen off track, no turning back, I’m on the brink
I’m out of sorts, on the ragged edge
Fallen apart, broke my own heart, I’ve lost my head
I'm trying to see the big picture but sometimes it’s so hard
When I can barely see beyond my own backyard

Lord won’t you help me, help me today
And could you please get to it before all my hair turns gray
Things would work out fine if you’d just do what I say
Why won’t you do things my way, Lord
Why won’t you do it my way

I’m out to sea, trapped in the flood
No solid ground, can be found, it’s all as clear as mud
My little boat, has sprung a leak
Odds are slim, that I can swim, things are looking bleak
I’m busy bailing, but it’s doing no good
I’d try to walk on water if I thought that I could

So Lord won’t you help me, help me today
What’s taking you so long, this is what I pray
Things would work out fine if you’d just do what I say
Why won’t you do things my way, Lord
Why won’t you do it my way

What is the lesson that you’re trying to get across
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m not the boss
I’m sure there’s something about patience too
I’ve got to learn to give it all up to you

So when I’m lost, fallen from grace
Got to let go, of control, step out in faith
And learn to trust, in only You
And understand, you’ve got a hand, in everything I do
If I could only get it through my tiny little brain
I’m not the one who’s driving this train

Lord won’t you help me, to know your will
Cause I can’t keep pushing this rock up this hill
Things will work out fine if I just trust and obey
And learn to do things your way Lord
I’ll learn to do it your way
I’ll learn to do things your way Lord
I’ll learn to do it your way

I’ll learn to do it, I’ll learn to do it
I’ll learn to do it your way

What’s God Like
Words and music by Laura Hall
©1997 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


What’s God like, does he have a dad or mom
What’s God like, does he know where he came from
And is he busy running the world
or does he just stay home in bed
What’s God like, she said         

She said, la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la
La la, la la la la, la la la

What’s heaven like, is it always foggy there
What’s heaven like, do you have to style your hair
a certain way so, the halo fits, on top of your head
What’s heaven like, she said       

                                                                              She said, la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la
                                                                              La la, la la la la, la la la

                                                                              And if we get to heaven, would we know what to do
                                                                              And if we met in heaven, would I be me
                                                                              and you be you       

                                                                              She said, la la, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la
                                                                              La la, la la la la, la la la
Bigger Than Me

Words and music by Laura Hall
©2007 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


God is bigger than you, God is bigger than me
God is bigger than our differences, God is bigger than the ways we disagree
God’s love is all embracing, so find the grace in all things

God’s love is so wide, that everybody, everywhere is welcome to the table
It’s only foolish pride, to think that we are bigger than the God who is able
To make the planets spin, to set the stars in the sky
To give us new beginnings, you and I

God is bigger than one nation, God is bigger than one faith
God is bigger than our deepest fears, God is bigger than any kind of hate
God’s love is all embracing, so find the grace in all things

God’s love is so wide, that everybody, everywhere is welcome to the table
It’s only foolish pride, to think that we are bigger than the God who is able
To make the planets spin, to set the stars in the sky
To give us new beginnings, you and I

God’s love is all embracing, so find the grace in all things

God’s love is so wide, that everybody, everywhere is welcome to the table
It’s only foolish pride, to think that we are bigger than the God who is able

God’s love is so wide, that everybody, everywhere is welcome to the table
It’s only foolish pride, to think that we are bigger than the God who is able
To make the planets spin, to set the stars in the sky
To give us new beginnings, you and I

The Moment
Words and music by Laura Hall
©2008 by Sister Trudy’s Music (BMI)


This is a moment, like any other moment
Most ordinary, and every day
One of the millions, of tiny moments
Strung together, to make a life

But what if this was, the moment that you were reborn
What if this was, the moment you were purified
What if this was, the moment you finally started to heal
What if this was, the moment you broke down and cried

What if this was, the moment you met the love of your life
What if this was, the moment you began your sobriety
What if this was, the moment you admitted you’d been wrong
What if this was, the moment you were set free

Would you overcome your fears, would you change your point of view                  
Would you touch somebody’s heart, in ways you never knew                    
Would you live a simpler life, would you let go of your pain
Would you trust in this new world, where everything was changed

What if this was, the moment you saw the face of God
What if this was, the moment you were blessed
What if this was, the moment you reached out to an enemy
What if this was, the moment you were finally laid to rest

This is a moment, like any other moment
Most ordinary, and every day
One of the millions, of tiny moments
Strung together, to make a life
To make a life
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