I wrote this song in theory in 1994 for a student conference titled Uncharted Waters. The theme centered around the idea that our beliefs require a step of faith toward a desired future or outcome without always knowing how we will get to that end. I used the metaphor of ocean sailing as the language to reflect this element of the journey.
Early cartographers would use the Latin words, Terra Incognita to describe unknown land that had not been explored or about which they knew very little. They knew something was out there. They just didn’t know what.
Ironic that the words I wrote 24 years ago would come back around in my mid-life to encourage me in searching the terra incognita in which I now find myself.
Set to sail
Its time to board
On a lifelong journey
We cant afford
The trip is set
The plans are made
We need not worry
The cost is paid
He will lead us through uncharted waters
He will lead us deep into the sea
Knowing all the time
The treasures we will find
Are only waiting for us if we go