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28 May 1980

I’ve spent my whole life
running away from pain
thinking it wasn’t your will
always asking questions
demanding you explain
never hearing you say,
“Be still.”

let it be done to me
according to your word
till your love flows through me
into this dying world
can’t shut my eyes to all I’ve seen
deny what I have heard
let it be done to me
according to your word

Lord, I know you never
turned away from pain
instead you took it face to face
you won the victory
even through the...

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8/73

all I ever want to say
and all I ever want to be
is you, Lord
yes it's you, Lord
all I ever want is you

everything I want to do
and everything I want to feel
it's you, Lord
oh, it's you, Lord
all I ever want is you

I'm fed up with searching
my whole life away
I don't want to waste
even one more day
I'm telling all my doubts
that they can fly away
cause all I've ever wanted
is what I've got today

it's you, Lord
yes it's you, Lord
all I ever want is you

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17 Oct 1971
(music adapted from "Recitative and song" from Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell)

sometimes I see people crowding by
in sorrow they die
in sadness they cry
and follow after a lie

when the whole world cries out
in torment and despair
how can I stop the pain?
Lord, hear me and help me to care
a tender touch—a healing touch
as You came to me come to them
You died for them
now gently lead them to life that's new

now He is pleading for you
to open your heart
don't just turn Him away
don't shut Him out
invite...

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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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22 Oct 1979

Blair, I was used to playing solitaire
but you caught all my defenses unaware
and my feelings long since fallen into disrepair
but you made me feel like a millionaire

how I hate the thought of leaving now
how I wish that I could stay somehow
but I will always remember you
and I will always love you
across the moments and the miles
and I will sing this song about your smile

Blair, I can close my eyes and see your golden hair
and your eyes reflecting rainbows in the air
you were an answer to a hopeless prayer
I want to wrap my arms around you...

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20 Mar 1976

blessed be His name
glory to His name
Jesus holds all things in His hand
let us praise His holy name

(repeat chorus)

even in our darkness
we know His love won't fail
when the best that you can seem to feel is bad
so bad
His love will show the way
when those that you look up to let you down
Jesus won't desert you
He'll heal when others hurt you
He'll chase away the memories
and help you love again

(repeat chorus)

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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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10/73

brother
I have written so many songs
in my day
but you know I'd give
them all away if I could only
find a simple way
to make you understand
how I feel today

brother
you know I felt just like a song that came too soon
and no one ever sang it quite in tune
I can't forget the day
God gave me you
cause no one ever sang
that song like you can do

sometimes I think that you must have been there
when God made the world
cause I could swear
I've seen his sunlight
shining in your eyes
and I could swear
it's his...

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Lyrics by Hannah Hurnard,
based on The Song of Solomon

by night on my bed I sought him
he whom my soul loveth so
I sought but I could not find him
and now I will rise and go

out in the streets of the city
and out on the broad highway
for he whom my soul so loveth
hath left me and gone away

(instrumental)

and then in the dawn I saw him
he whom my heart loveth so
I found him, held him, and told him
I never could let him...

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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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