Soar/Songbird Sing #Writephoto

They soar above clouds
Like birds, my heart, mind and soul
Are freed from chaos!

Songbird Sing

Instrument: Acoustic Guitar

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For Sue Vincent’s
#Writephoto Prompt, Soar.

Silent Night in Irish Gaelic – Music and Lyrics

“Silent Night (Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht)” was originally written in German in the 1820’s. It has been translated into many languages and was sung at the same time in German, French, and English during World War I. Here it is in Irish Gaelic, with lyrics linked below for those brave enough to try them!

Wishing all of you a blessed and beautiful Christmas Eve!

Lyrics here

Instrument: Guitar

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Internet Love

I wrote this song in approximately 2002, for a couple I knew who met online. Dating in general can be difficult, but online dating has its own pitfalls. Add in distance, which was a big factor for Freddy and me, and, well, it really shows you what you’re made of!

Freddy and I met in a writing group, as I wrote in
My Greatest Gift.

We were friends first and weren’t looking for a romantic relationship. As time, emails, and phone calls passed, we became close, and love became our reality. Though we didn’t use “online dating,” our writing and the internet were an integral part of how we met, fell in love, and recently got married.

I hope you enjoy this song, and that you are open to love, however it comes into your life!

Internet Love – Lyrics

1. I found you on the internet and took a chance.
Back then I had no clue that it would be romance.
I found you on the internet and took a chance.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

2. I asked you many questions, and you answered me.
And I know your opinion on important things.
I asked you many questions, and you answered me.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

3. And I hope that one day you and I will finally meet;
And hope that when we do, you’ll be the same to me.
I hope that one day you and I will finally meet.
Now here’s the way I feel.
Refrain:

I love you!
You’re a dear, sweet man.

Refrain:
I love you,
Even though some think it can’t be.
I love you,
And I’m hoping that you love me.
I love you,
And I’ll give you everything I can,
‘Cause I love you!
You’re a dear, sweet man.

Pay it with Love

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
–1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13 (NKJV)

1. If you have a child,
You know the power of love.
There’s no request too big or small
On earth or heaven above.
Refrain:

2. If God sends you a soulmate,
No mountain is too high.
You give yourself and all you have
To see that precious smile.
Refrain:

3. O Jesus paid the price
To wash away our sins.
So let us open up our hearts
And let his Spirit in.
Refrain:

It’s not enough
Unless you pay it with love.

Refrain:
‘Cause if there’s any other reason that you make the sacrifice,
And if the cost is any less than the greatest things in life,
And if you choose a different way to pay the highest price,
It’s not enough.
You gotta pay it with love.

Virtuous Woman

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Proverbs 31:10-13, 20, 25-31 (NIV)

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Virtuous Woman – Lyrics

Refrain:
Lord, make me a virtuous woman,
Hard-working, caring, and kind,
Keeping a home for my family,
And living Your design.

1. Give me the talent to make
All that my hands can supply.
Grant me the Spirit to manage it well
And bring my husband pride.
Refrain:

2. Cooking and planting to grow,
Nurturing children and seeds.
Lord, may I be a good wife to my husband
And gladly meet his needs.
Refrain:

3. May I have extra to share
And be giving and humble and meek.
For in this way I inherit the kingdom
And make my life complete.
Refrain:

Lord, make me a virtuous woman
Who is living Your design!

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It Took You

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It took you to do that for me.

1. You got me to talk when I wouldn’t,
And you got me to smile when I couldn’t.
They say for everyone there’s a special one to love.
I believed and now I see it’s true.
Refrain:

2. You got me to sing through the trials,
And you got me to skip across the miles.
Everything’s the same, but my point of view has changed.
The llight is shining bright between us two.
Refrain:

‘Cause I couldn’t understand the perfection of the plan
Until love revealed the mystery through you!
Refrain:

It took you to do that for me.

Refrain:
[And] it took you
To show me proof
That dreams really do come true.
It took you to do that for me.
It took you to do that for me!

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Life Is Too Short (Nana’s Song)

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In loving memory of Nana, who knew all about flowers–and about life.

Refrain:
[‘Cause] life is too short
Not to smell the wildflowers.
And it’s too short
Not to do a little dance.
Life is too short
Not to cherish every hour.
And it’s too short
Not to love when God gives you the chance.

1. Life is for the living,
No matter who you are.
So smell the fragrant flowers,
And let the living start.
Refrain:

2. Life is for the dancing,
Like breezes through the trees.
So dance a little rhythm,
And set your Spirit free.
Refrain:

3. Life is for the loving,
The greatest gift of all.
So open up your heart,
And never be afraid to fall.
Refrain:

Life is too short
Not to love when God gives you the chance.
Life is too short,
So love when God gives you the chance.

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Dance!

Minute of Life

Trick Candle

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(Capo 1)

1. I got a funny candle.
You blow it out and then,
It comes to life, you blow it out,
And sparks play tricks again.
Refrain:

2. This candle is a lesson.
It’s so simple, true and pure.
We travel through the darkness
With light forevermore.
Refrain:

3. The darkness of this world,
It may seem to take our light.
But just when we’re despairing,
It blazes strong and bright.
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
Thank God, thank God
That our light is a trick candle!
It sparks and sparks again
With every fire He helps us handle.
Thank God, thank God
That our light is a trick, trick candle!

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A Candle

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I wrote this song in about 2003. It was written on an electronic keyboard with synthetic instruments. Now here it is on acoustic guitar.

(Capo 3)

1. I have a flaming candle;
It is a special one.
The brightest light in darkness,
It’s there for everyone.
Refrain:

2. We share a special love,
And it is a candle too.
It waits and hopes and lasts long,
And it shines for me and you.
Refrain:

Repeat from beginning.
Refrain:

Refrain:
O love is the bright candle
That never burns away.
It shines throughout the world,
Through the night and through the day.

Guard YourHeart

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Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”
Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”
So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
–Matthew 15:11, 15-18 (NKJV)

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
–Psalm 119:11 (NKJV)

and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
–Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)

Guard Your Heart – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. The heart is a place where we hide things.
It uses the mouth to speak.
And sooner or later it’s going to tell
Every secret that we keep.
Refrain:

2. It isn’t the things that we’re eating
Or those we have heard and seen,
But all the hard feelings we push down inside
Are destroying you and me.
Refrain:

3. Be mindful of what you are saying,
The words that you think and speak,
For every word has the power to hurt
Or to plant a loving seed.
Refrain: (Twice)

The heart is a place where we hide things.

Refrain:
[So] hide, hide within you the word of life.
And guard, guard your heart in the peace of Christ.

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