joy

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5 Jun 1976

if I was a bass drum, I would beat for You
and if I was a bird, You know, I'd tweet for You
if I was a lemon I'd be sweet for You
but all that I can do is love You
oh, if I was a river, I would run for You
and if I was a playground, I'd have fun for You
if I was the West, I would be won for You
but the best that I can do is love You

I only wish that I had more to give
I only wish I had more lives to live for You
but everything I've got belongs to You, Lord
so take me, I am Yours—what else can I do?

oh, if I was a cannon, I would boom for You...

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6/73

my world just used to turn around
and even when it hurt
it really didn't seem
to slow down much
but you know when I met you
you stopped it cold
and all I knew is it felt
like I would go through an
opening door
and I knew that you would never ever leave me
anymore
and I don't know what to do
though I should know
just what to do
and how I should react to you
but I just don't know what to do

at times my sky was filled with gloom
and sometimes there were clouds
but when you came to me it was
bluer than it's ever been...

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4 Sep 1980

you telephoned
how can you sound so close, yet distant
we keep pretending time is nonexistent
you’re laughing like you used to do
but the most that I can seem to do is
smile at the illusions I had planned
cause now I hold your laughter in my hand
somehow it’s lost the power of command

I can’t feel it anymore
can’t conceal it anymore
neither joy nor pain can enter through a bolted door
and I can’t feel it anymore

ghost towns
they lived here once, but now they’re gone
they gave up all the hopes they...

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19 Jul 1975

when You reach out your arms to me
and take me to your heart
I know that there will never be
a time when we're apart
each time I read your book I'm filled
with wonder through and through
then even though You're who You are
You love me like You do

and Jesus
all my days I'll sing your praise
and lift up your name
everywhere I'll tell them how you care
I'll tell them why You came

I know You made the stars above
You call them all by name
but I don't know how it could be
You love me just the same
I pray that You will fill...

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I've Been Freed (MP3)

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19 Jul 1974

don't make me talk about weather
please don't make me talk about trends
and don't ask my opinion of the latest style
can't we talk about something
that's never gonna end?

I just wanna talk about Jesus
I just wanna talk about His love
how it frees us
I just wanna talk about Jesus
and I just wanna talk about His love
He's the one we should all be talking of

don't make me think about fortune
don't make me think about fame
don't make me think about the friends that fail me
I'd rather think of someone who'll always stay the same

I just...

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I've Been Freed (MP3)

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16 Nov 1974

I was raised in a box in the city
oh, no
I was really raised in the country on an orchard
a blossom-filled orchard
but my soul lived in a box in the city
yes, my soul lived in a box in the city
my soul lived in a box
most of the time
most of the time

but I've been freed
from slavery to selfish desires
from living my life
as part of a world full of liars
yes, I've been freed
from all the loneliness
that used to plague me so
and I want the whole world to know
I've been freed
by Jesus

then I moved to a place...

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5 May 1975

lately I've been going through a rough, lonely time
I couldn't get my eyes off of my dreams
but even when my road becomes a long, hard climb
He's there to take my hand and say
"It's brighter than it seems!"

Jesus is enough to make me smile
the light of His Word shines around me mile after mile
when my eyes meet His it's just impossible to frown
and with His love inside
you just can't keep me down
Jesus is enough to make me smile

when I look at myself, I lose perspective on things
and I forget the joy of reaching out
but then His Word reminds me...

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1 Aug 1973

just to think about You, Lord
makes me feel like singing
and just to think that You still care
it makes me feel like bringing
all my love to You
and I do
just to know a love so true

just to think how You have made
this empty life worth living
and just to know that You'll be there
it makes me feel like giving
my whole life to You
and I do
makes the sky seem so blue
just to think about You, Lord

I will never understand the reason for Your love
or the reason why You think that I'm worth thinking of
maybe that's what makes...

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7/73

Life is like a melody
rhythm and rhyme and harmony
sweet and simple sunshine melody
since he came into my life
bad times are gone
good times have arrived
and life with him is like a melody

it's such a shame
the way we complicate our lives
when God meant us to lead
a simple life
it's such a shame the way we let a dark cloud
take away our song
when we should be teaching
someone to sing along

(repeat chorus)

oh, there are times I get
so tired of singing songs
when I begin to think there's
something wrong
but...

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Lyrics by Hannah Hurnard,
based on The Song of Solomon

the song of songs, the loveliest song
the song of Love, the King
no joy on earth compares with his
but seems a broken thing
his name as ointment is poured forth
and all his lovers sing

draw me, I will run after thee
thou art my heart's one choice
O bring me to thy royal house
to dwell there and rejoice
there in thy presence, O my King,
to feast and hear thy voice

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