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Saturday, December 6, 2008

SONGS



 
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GARDENER FOR GOD

I’m gonna be a gardener for God
I’m gonna plant the seeds of faith
I’ll nurture them and water them and watch them grow
Till the earth is full of flowers and we all know

chorus:
God gives the glory, God gives the light
His is the power, His is the might
Honour and glory, all worship and praise
To the Lord our God, for the rest of our days

I’m gonna be a gardener for God
I’m going tend the seedlings as they grow
I’ll feed them and direct them to the lightest light
Till they grow up big and strong to the highest height

repeat chorus twice
To the Lord our God, for the rest of our days



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This was a fun song to write, and Tony gave me the male chorus.
listen on youtube    http://youtu.be/YNdL_wmsLNc 
THE LORD’S HANDS

I’m in the Lord’s hands and He looks after me,
every day
Yes, I’m in the Lord’s hands and I am safe with Him,
in every way

chorus: (in brackets, male voices only)
other parts sung together
Now I have no worries, and I have no fear
For He’s always with me, yes He is always near
I’m in the Lord’s Hands, (He shows me the way)
I’m in the Lord’s Hands, (every day)
I’m in the Lord’s Hands (He shows me the way)
I’m in His hands

I’m in the Lord’s hands and my life’s full of joy,
all of the time
Yes, I’m in the Lord’s hands and being loved by Him,
really is fine

repeat chorus

I´m in the Lord´s Hands and I will sing my praise
Worshipping Him
I´m in the Lord´s Hands and I will honour Him
My God and King

repeat chorus

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JESUS IS MY FRIEND

Jesus is my friend,
He’s my friend to the very end
He’s the One who I can depend
on to always love me,
always be my friend

Jesus is my Lord
He’s my Lord and I love His Word
It’s the best word I’ve ever heard
I will always love Him
Always love my Lord

Jesus is my guide
Through the storm or the bumpy ride
All my life He is there beside me
He’ll always love me,
always be my guide

Jesus is the One
He’s the One, He’s the Only Son
Through the cross that He died upon
We can live for ever
Ever, with the Son

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This song began as a poem, then the music just came along afterwards
 
Listen on youtube    http://youtu.be/Gao57tyxXGo  
HOW WONDERFUL

A ripple on the water,
A tiny grain of sand,
The wonders all around me
touched by His mighty hand

The breeze that stirs the grasses,
a gull that soars above
The glories of all nature
created by His love

The flowers in all their beauty
turn faces to the sun
In praise to their Creator,
The glorious Heavenly one.

Change key and repeat above 3 verses
Followed by:

The flowers in all their beauty
turn faces to the sun
In praise to their Creator,
The glorious Heavenly one.

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COME LET US SING

Come let us sing with joyful voice
His wonders to proclaim
Let voices ring as now we sing
And magnify His name

Come let us sing with joyful voice
And tell of all His love
The gift He gave, our souls to save
Sweet blessings from above

Come let us sing with joyful voice
And give your life to Him
He died for thee to set you free
Let thankful praises ring

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 Listen on youtube   http://youtu.be/3xQZVCytR0A
LOVE PRAISE & THANKS

Every day and every hour,
I love Him, Love Him
For every tree and every flower,
I love Him, love Him
For all the love He’s given me,
He gave His life to set me free
I love Him, love Him, I love Him

For all His gentleness and grace,
We praise Him, praise Him
For being with us in this place,
We praise Him, praise Him
For all His tender loving care,
for all the fellowship we share
We praise Him, praise Him, we praise Him

Change key:

For all the wonder of His love,
We thank Him, thank Him
And all His blessings from above,
We thank Him, thank Him
His love alone can make us whole,
that’s why we give our heart and soul
We love Him, praise Him, we thank Him
 
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This is the first song I wrote, many years ago one Christmas at my sister Lucy's house
 
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LIFT YOUR HEART

We are all God’s children, whether great or small
We are His children and He loves us one and all

chorus:
Lift your heart and lift your soul and sing to heaven above
And thank our dear sweet Jesus for all His precious love
Lift your heart and lift your soul and praise to heaven above
And thank our dear sweet Jesus for all His precious love
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He is waiting for us with His loving and His care
Just reach out your hand to Him and He will be right there

Repeat Chorus
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Fill your heart with gladness and your soul with joy
His love is for each of us, every girl and boy

Chorus as before but ending….
Yes, thank our dear sweet Jesus, for all His precious love
 
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Listen on youtube    http://youtu.be/mU7MTOSxpm4
SING HALLELUJAH

He is worthy of our praise
He’s deserving of our love
So come on everybody
Let your shout reach heaven above

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the Lord

He is love personified
And He sets the sinner free
So come on, start rejoicing
Because that means you and me

Sing Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the King

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the King

Repeat from beginning

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SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE

Spread a little love, With the help of the Lord above
Let His love light show through your life to everybody you know

Spread a little love With the help of the Lord above
Let His mercy share through the world to every person there

Spread a little love With the help of the Lord above
Let his grace come down to the world in every city and town

Spread a little love With the help of the Lord above
Let His love light show through your life to everybody you know
Through your life to everybody you know
Through your life to everybody you know

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I especially like this one because the melody was so hard to grasp! I know God gave it to me because it took me ages to remember it!

Listen on youtube  http://youtu.be/a9ceAjiRiNE 
ETERNAL

I’ll shuffle off this mortal coil,
but I shall never die
For I shall live for ever,
and here’s the reason why

Jesus conquered mortal death
the day He died for me
He suffered so that you and I
for ever can be free

And when I gave my life to Him,
He gave it back and more
He gave me life eternal,
He opened up the door

So now I live rejoicing,
each day a gift of love
I thank and praise you, Father,
my precious Lord above
my precious Lord above

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This also began as a poem (Come Now), some years ago

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THE GREATEST LOVE
(Come Now)

How Jesus must weep and feel the pain
when someone on earth denies His Name
The sorrow He feels no-one can tell
when He sees a soul on the road to hell

chorus
The greatest love the world has ever known
The greatest love can be your own
If you will follow me
Then the greatest love the world has ever known
will set you free

He suffered and died, that soul to save
His life and His love, His all He gave
Salvation He gives, priceless yet free
“To all who believe and will follow Me”

Chorus as above

Change key
He shed His blood, now He sheds His tears
for all the lost souls throughout the years
He weeps for YOU now, don’t waste a day
but come to your Saviour, while you may

Chorus as above

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This is definitely one of my favourites

Listen on youtube  http://youtu.be/jCna4PfVCgM
KEEP ME SAFE

Keep me safe, Father God, in your arms
Safe from harm, Father God, in your arms
Let no ill befall me as you walk before me
Keep me safe in your arms, Father God

Guide my life, Father God, day by day
What I do, Father God, what I say
Let my deeds extol thee and my words uphold thee
Guide my life day by day, Father God

Walk with me, Father God, all the way
By my side, Father God, every day
Lead my steps as you guide me
Every moment there beside me
Walk with me, Father God, all the way

Change key

Take my hand, Father God, and my life
I surrender my trouble and strife
I accept your salvation given free to every nation
Take my hand, Father God, and my life

Take me home, Father God, at the end
Home with You, Father God, as your friend
Let me live life for ever with a joy that ceases never
Take me home, Father God, at the end

Let me live life for ever with a joy that ceases never
Take me home, Father God, at the end

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I’VE BEEN THERE

You try to do good in your home town
But the folks all laugh and put you down
So there’s just one thing I have to say
Shake the dust off your shoes and walk away

Chorus:
I’ve been there, so I know just how you feel
I’ve been there, and I know your pain is real
But take my word, as I tell you as a friend
I’ve been there, and it’s worth it in the end

You tell the Good News but they say you’re bad
You show you have faith and they call you mad
So there’s just one thing I have to say
Go somewhere alone and continue to pray

Repeat chorus

True friends will stay beside you there
While others betray you without a care
Just one thing I have to say
Keep on following the Only Way

Repeat chorus

(slowly) When you come to the end and you feel alone
Don’t worry because you’re coming home
Just listen to what I have to say
(faster) and Rejoice in Heaven on Salvation day

Repeat chorus

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I began writing this song many years ago but could never get the words or tune right.

I´d always felt it so unfair that people could criticise God but He couldn´t answer back!

In 2009 it just came to me all at once.

Listen on youtube  http://youtu.be/J7q3fD-0A2o
GOD TALKING

This is God talking, Listen to Me
This is your God talking, Why can´t you see

I made you, I loved you, I set you free
The choices are yours so don’t you blame it on me
“How could He let it happen” I hear you all say
and it breaks my heart every single day
But if I stepped in and changed everything
You’d just be puppets on a string

This is God talking, Listen to Me
This is your God talking, why can´t you see

I gave you the world and it was so good
But you didn´t treat it in the way that you should
But you´re still my children and this I can say
There’s a better world waiting on your dying day
Everything good, all your dreams come true
Just believe in me – it’s waiting for you

This is God talking, listen to Me
This is your God talking, why can´t you see

I said from the start, you´re free to choose
It´s your decision if you win or you lose
I can never break a promise, or go back on my word
And it hurts me so much, but you must have heard
I´ve told you before, you´re free, you´re free
So don't blame all your problems on me

This is God talking, listen to me,
This is God talking, why can´t you see
This is God talking, listen to me
This is your God talking, listen to me
God Talking

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Listen on youtube    http://youtu.be/7QQYSFEKxR8

HE IS LORD, HE IS GOD

I put my trust in God above and rest in His eternal love
I know He’s always there for me no matter what life brings

The Lord my God is my best friend, I know on Him I can depend
A glorious future waits for me, no wonder my heart sings

He is Lord, He is God
He’s my all, my everything
He is Lord, He is God
Prayer and praise I’ll gladly sing
To the Lord, praise His Name
Let our cry reach heaven above
Praise the Lord, thank Him for
His precious love
 
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Listen on youtube http://youtu.be/m5Zatt3N7dk
WHATEVER YOU ASK

Chorus:
Whatever you ask, in faith, that will I do
Whatever you ask, believing, shall be given to you

Let him who lacks wisdom, ask it of the Lord
Yes, if you seek wisdom, just listen to His Word

Repeat chorus

A leper said to Jesus, cleanse me of my pain
“Indeed I will” said Jesus, “now be clean again”

Repeat chorus

Ask, it shall be given, seek and you shall find
Knock, it shall be opened, keep these words in mind

Repeat chorus and repeat "shall be given to you" 

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IN BETHLEHEM

The angel gave the news to shepherds as in fields they lay
A guiding star shone in the sky to show the kings the way
To Bethlehem, where in a manger Jesus Christ was born
In Bethlehem, a miracle occurred that happy morn
A son was born, to save us all, our holy Lord and King
And so we raise our song of praise and gladly sing

The sheep and cattle looked upon where baby Jesus slept
And in the heavens up above an angel watch was kept
In Bethlehem, where in a manger Jesus Christ was born
In Bethlehem, a miracle occurred that happy morn
A son was born, to save us all, our holy Lord and King
And so we raise our song of praise and gladly sing

Gold, frankincense and myrrh were gifts that at His feet did lay
But priceless is the gift He gave to each of us that day
In Bethlehem, where in a manger Jesus Christ was born
In Bethlehem, a miracle occurred that happy morn
A son was born, to save us all, our holy Lord and King
And so we raise our song of praise and gladly sing

A little life came in the world to bring His gift so rare
The promise of eternal life for all the world to share
In Bethlehem, where in a manger Jesus Christ was born
In Bethlehem, a miracle occurred that happy morn
A son was born, to save us all, our holy Lord and King
Let´s join in praise, For all our days, and gladly sing

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In November 2003 I had pneumonia and was quite ill in hospital.
I couldn´t sleep, and these words kept running around my head.

It wasn't until 2009 that I was in the shower and the tune appeared!

Listen on youtube  http://youtu.be/K1dKiUXQ5D4
TALK WITH ME ABBA

(prayer of the night)
Talk with my Abba until I sleep
Let me hear sweet angels sing
Wrap me in your loving arms
and hide me under your wing

Stay with me Abba until the dawn
Breaks with Your glory anew
Then it will be the way it should be
Together, as one, me and You

repeat
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In 2008 Tony had a heart bypass and I was finding it hard to cope.

Struggling to carry some things to his room, these words came to me
and gave me the strength I needed.

Listen on youtube   http://youtu.be/nxvwD93qbig
I CAN DO ALL THINGS

When I am weak
And feel I can´t go on
I raise my eyes to heaven
And I sing this song

Chorus:
I can do all things, through Him who strengthens me
I can do anything with the One who set me free
Though I am weak, in Him I am strong
For His strength is made perfect in my weakness

When I am sad
And everything seems grim
I lift my heart to heaven
And I sing to Him

Repeat chorus plus

Yes, His strength is made perfect in my weakness

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You may think this is morbid or weird - but I wrote it for my funeral!
I actually wrote it more than ten years ago and I hope I don't need it for many more years
But it´s just how I feel - it isn´t the end - it´s a wonderful beginning

 
Listen on youtube  http://youtu.be/T3-Z81aTY_8
WHEN I'M GONE
 
Don't be unhappy, don't be sad
I'll tell you why you should be glad
For Jesus made a solemn vow
and I'm with Him in heaven now

He said "If you believe in Me
You shall have life eternally"
He's always been my faithful friend
from birth to death, from start to end

And now I praise Him all day long
with thankful prayer and joyous song
I ask you to rejoice for me
for God's dear love has set me free
 
change key

Please ask Him into your life too
for there's a place with me for you
Then re-united we shall be
As one, for all eternity

As one, for all eternity

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