Earl Ricker

Earl Ricker

BandChristianAdult Contemporary

Introverted songwriter who wants no gigs, no interviews, no awards shows, and no publicity seeks extroverted artist who's ready for the road.

Biography

I think I can write songs on demand. The reason I think this is because when I've challenged myself to do so, I've been able to.

Lyrics

Clothed With Hope

Written By: Earl Ricker

Clothed with hope
For a new tomorrow free of pain
Where your life can start anew again
Release the burdens that restrained your soul
Still the waters with new calm
Fill your reservoir with love so whole
Your spirit consoled
In God

Clothed with hope
That the Cross has freed you from your sins
That our Saviors love will bring you in
We’ve found the meaning of your short time here
Found the way to soothe your spirit
Only faith could make your path so clear
Your heart so pure
And still

Clothed with hope
Jesus greets you on the other side
That his holy arms are open wide
The way, the truth, the life, has been the key
He has a room prepared for thee
Faithful service will now set you free
This is Christ’s guarantee
Fulfilled

Caribbean Getaway

Written By: Earl Ricker

Soft air, calm seas
Mai Tai, sea breeze
Bronze skin, tight abs
G strings, hermit crabs

Caribbean getaway
Coconut fragrance
Turquoise seas
There’s no better way to get your senses straight
Than a Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
Getaway

Haitian night, salsa dance
Tender skin, hot romance
Soft flow, going slow
Lapping waves caress the glow

Caribbean getaway
Coconut fragrance
Turquoise seas
There’s no better way to get your senses straight
Than a Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
Getaway

Escape, yes get away
Stake your claim, light her flame
Find your soul, your inner bliss
Reignite your lover’s kiss
On a Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
Getaway

Water sports, parasail
Snorkel near a moray eel
Jet Ski, raise sail
Banana boats, sea shells

Caribbean getaway
Coconut fragrance
Turquoise seas
There’s no better way to get your senses straight
Than a Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
A Caribbean getaway
Getaway

Trust In God

Written By: Earl Ricker

When your darkest hour looms
Don’t wallow in the gloom
Turn to God
Trust in God

If your health’s is stripped away
Too many bills to pay
Turn to God
Trust in God

‘Cause your fate is forged with tension
The Almighty’s plans will be
Stepping stones providing lessons
Moving toward your destiny
In the end you’re going to see
The hand of God
Trust In God

If you’re left to live alone
Your soul mates not at home
Turn to God
Trust in God

When your fear has taken hold
You’re scared of getting old
Turn to God
Trust in God

‘Cause your fate is forged with tension
The Almighty’s plans will be
Stepping stones providing lessons
Moving toward your destiny
In the end you’re going to see
The hand of God
Turn to God
Trust In God

Jackson Hole

Written By: Earl Ricker

In Jackson Hole Wyoming
There’s still buffalo out roaming
On meadows below Teton Mountain skies
Snake River water flowin’
Calypso orchids growin’
Americana’s best from days gone by

Jackson Hole a little slice of heaven here and now
Jackson Hole a place you feel God’s energy rain down
Jackson Hole every chance I get I come to Jackson Hole

Go boating on a clear lake
Do business on a handshake
White water rafting gives your heart a thrill
In winter bring your snow gear
Explore our frosty frontier
A cozy evening fire warms the chill

Jackson Hole a little slice of heaven here and now
Jackson Hole a place you feel God’s energy rain down
Jackson Hole every chance I get I come to Jackson Hole

The grizzly and old faithful
With luck you’ll see a gray wolf
There’s bison elk and mule deer here to see
The park is such a short drive
You feel your senses come alive
And come to see this is the place to be

Jackson Hole a little slice of heaven here and now
Jackson Hole a place you feel God’s energy rain down
Jackson Hole every chance I get I come to Jackson Hole
Every chance I get I come to Jackson Hole

This place must be protected
God’s masterpiece respected
We want our kids to come to Jackson Hole

Bring Me Into Your House

Written By: Earl Ricker

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed with some resistance
That holds me back from letting you come through
I almost didn’t come to hear the message
I almost didn’t come to hear the truth
And even though I know I need direction
And even though I stumble without you
Please fill me with the strength to keep commitments
Please humble me enough to come to you

Bring me into your house, where your message is revealed
Into your house, where my soul and heart are filled
With compassion
In your house

Somehow I tend to walk outside the boundaries
Ignore that voice the spirit gave to me
Then I stray away from your good teaching
Then I stray away from being freed
Although I know your word can help to guide me
Although I know I can’t succeed alone
Please show my heart the way toward true compassion
Please prove I cannot get there on my own

Bring me into your house, where your message is revealed
Into your house where my soul and heart are filled
With commitment
In your house

Once I’m here I know I’ve done the right thing
My heart is filled with all the fruit of love
I feel you as you flow into my body
I feel you as you flow into my soul
And when your word resounds through my meek body
When your wisdom frees me from my tomb
I’ll feel your presence wrap itself around me
I’ll feel your presence permeate the room

Cause I’m here in your house, and I feel your work in me
Here in your house where you have set me free
With contentment
In your house

When He Comes to Me

Written By: Earl Ricker

Left alone I get weary
Lurking forces move in
Then my spirit it dwindles
I succumb to the sin

But Jesus can lift me up
That’s the gift I’ve been given
Through his grace and spirit
I’ve been set free

When he comes to me
He lifts my burden
When he comes to me
I feel at ease
When he comes to me
My load is lifted
My soul is soothed
When he comes to me

Jesus lends me his armor
Jesus lends me his peace
Jesus shields me from harm here
Causes darkness to cease
Cause Jesus can conquer fear
That’s the gift I’ve been living
That’s the promise he’s kept eternally

When he comes to me
He lifts my burden
When he comes to me
I feel at ease
When he comes to me
My load is lifted
My soul is soothed
When he comes to me

Discography

I usually forget how to play the songs I write within a week or so of recording them.