Lyrics for Weddings

Our range of Wedding CDs includes these ten

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Website of each artist is on her CD, and in links below.
Some overlap of material is inevitable, since these lyrics are all popular at weddings.

 

One Step Closer
Catherine Byrne

 


 

It Feels Like Home
Nikki Kavanagh

Nikki Kavanagh


 


 

Wedding Melodies
Margaret Brennan

Song of Service
Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Wherever you Go
Like a Shepherd
Seinn Alleluia
Only in God
The Voyagers
One hand, one heart
Ag Críost an Síol
On Eagles' Wings
You raise me up
Bí' Íosa Im' Chroíse
Fíon agus Uisce
Panis Angelicus
Over The Rainbow
Fields Of Gold


Margaret Brennan

mb

 


 

 

 


Gospel Wedding
The Dublin Gospel Choir

 

Gift of Love
Patricia Bourke

pb

 


 

 


Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
Mary O'Donnell

Tabhair dom do lámh
Mo ghrá Thú a Thiarna
Ave Maria (Gounod)
My Love is like a Red Rose
Flower Duet (& Teresa O'D.)
'Sé an Tiarna im' Aoire
When Love is found
Pie Jesu
Ag Críost an Síol
Stand by me
Harp Prelude
Set Your Hearts
Panis Angelicus
Tar Anuas, a Spioraid Naoimh
Throughout all time
Carolan's Concerto
Yahweh, I know you are near
Gabriel's Oboe


Mary O'Donnell


mo

 


 


Togetherness
Fionnuala Monks

The First Time Ever
Through the Fair
Be My Love
All I ask of You
My Lagan Love
Nella Fantasia
If You Love Me
If I Loved You
Somewhere
The Last Rose of Summer
A Róisín Dubh
Rose of Tralee
Peggy Gordon
Only You, Nora
Greensleeves
Galway Bay
The Sally Gardens
Slievenamon
Danny Boy
Schindler's List

Fionnuala Monks

fm

 



"Songs of the Heart"
Niamh Murray

Let There Be Peace
You'll Never Walk Alone
Laudate Dominum
Panis Angelicus
He Was Beautiful
My Dearest Dear
The Sunshine of your Smile
Fill, Fill a Rún Ó

Roses of Picardy
I'll have you to Remember
Those Simple Words
After the Ball was over
I Could Have Danced
Pie Jesu
The Holy City - Jerusalem
Birdsongs at Eventide

 

 

Niamh Murray

 


 


One Hand, One Heart
Carrie Keane

One Hand, One Heart
Ag Criost an Siol
Song of Ruth
Jesu Joy
Ave Verum
I will be the vine
Eagle’s Wings
There is Love
Wind beneath my wings
Ave Maria (Gounod)
The Rose
Panis Angelicus
The water is wide
The Prayer
The Voyage
Pie Jesu
She moves
Sunrise Sunset
The Wedding
Three Things
Love Changes everything
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Amazing Grace
Yahweh I know you are near
Somewhere

Carrie Keane

ck

 


 


There is a Time
Deirdre Seaver

There is a Time
The Cloud's Veil
I will be the Vine
Voice of an Angel
Bí Íosa im Chroíse
Mascagni's Ave
Do not be afraid
Listen to the Spirit
'Sé an Tiarna m’Aoire
Be still and listen
Shepherd me o God
The Coolin (harp)
Nella Fantasia
The Rose
A Hiding Place
I know you are near
Harp (March)
My lullaby
The Sallie Gardens
Ruth's Song
He is our peace

Deirdre Seaver

 


 

 


One Step Closer

Heart beats fast
Colours and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.
One step closer!

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer!

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more
One step closer!
One step closer.

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Pointing Straight To You

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

[Chorus:]
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
(Yes He did)

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true.

[Chorus]
Yeah.
Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

 

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Remember me to one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine.

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Without a seam or needlework,
Then she shall be a true love of mine.

Tell her to wash it in yonder well,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Where never spring water or rain ever fell,
And she shall be a true love of mine.

Now he has asked me questions three,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
I hope he'll answer as many for me
Before he'll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Between the salt water and the sea sand,
Then he shall be a true love of mine.

Watch Us Where We Go

I pray you'll be our eyes and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way
Lead us to the place guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

I pray we'll find your light
And hold it in our hearts
When stars go out each night,
Let this be our prayer
(When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

We ask that life be kind
And watch us from above
We hope each soul will find
Another soul to love

Let this be our prayer (Let this be our prayer),
Just like every child
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

It Feels Like Home

Somethin' in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There's somethin' in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life

If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

A window breaks, down a long, dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright, 'cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see, through the dark there is light

Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way the back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

In a Country Churchyard

In a country churchyard there's a preacher with his people,
Gathered all around to join a man and woman,
Spring is here and turtledoves are singing from the steeple,
Bees are in the flowers, growing in the graveyard,
And over the hill, where the river meets the mill,
A lovely girl is coming down,
To give her hand upon her wedding day

Dressed in simple white and wearing flowers in her hair,
Music as she walks slowly to the altar,
And picking up his bible then the preacher turns towards her,
"Will you take this man to be your wedded husband,
To honour and love in the eyes of God above,
Now let the people sing with me,
These words to live forever in your heart
Let your love shine on,
For we are the stars in the sky,
Let your love shine strong,
Until the day you fly away"

If Life is a River

If life is a river and your heart is a boat
And just like a water baby, baby born to float
And if life is a wild wind that blows way on high
Then your heart is amelia dying to fly
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I've seen heaven in your eyes

And if life is a bar room in which we must wait
'round the man with his fingers on the ivory gates
Where we sing until dawn of our fears and our fates
And we stack all the deadmen in self addressed crates
In your eyes faint as the singing of a lark
That somehow this black night
Feels warmer for the spark
Warmer for the spark
To hold us 'til the day
When fear will lose it's grip
And heaven has it's way
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I've seen heaven in your eyes

If your life is a rough bed of brambles and nails
And your spirit's a slave to man's whips and man's jails
Where you thirst and you hunger for justice and right
Then your heart is a pure flame of man's constant night
In your eyes faint as the singing of a lark
That somehow this black night
Feels warmer for the spark
Warmer for the spark
To hold us 'til the day when fear will lose it's grip
And heaven has it's way

And heaven has its way
When all will harmonise
And know what's in our hearts
The dream will realise

Heaven knows no frontiers
And I've seen heaven in your eyes
Heaven knows no frontiers
And I've seen heaven in your eyes

 

Be still my soul

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross and find the gain;
leave to thy God to order and provide;
in every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
through winding ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
to guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored,.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blesséd we shall meet at last.

A Special Hand

I skimmed across black water
without once submerging
onto the banks of an urban morning
that hungers the first light
much much more
than the mountains ever do.
And she like a ghost beside me
goes down with the ease of a dolphin
and emerges unlearned, unshamed, unharmed.
For she is the perfect creature
a natural in every feature,
and I am the geek with the alchemist's stone.
For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand
For having left the path of others
You'll find a very special hand.
And it is a holy thing
And it is a precious time,
And it is the only way.
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death
And his life eternally.
For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand
For having left the path of others
You'll find a very special hand.
And it is a holy thing
And it is a precious time
And it is the only way.
Forget-me-nots among the snow
It's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death
And his life eternally.
One bright blue rose
outlives all those
Two thousand years
and so it goes
To ponder his death
and his life eternally.

I Watch the Sunrise

I watch the sunrise lighting the sky,
Casting its shadows near.
And on this morning bright though it be,
I feel those shadows near me.

But you are always close to me
Following all my ways.
May I be always close to you
Following all your ways, Lord.

I watch the sunlight shine through the clouds,
Warming the earth below.
And at the mid-day, life seems to say:
ÒI feel your brightness near me.Ó
For you are always . . .

I watch the sunset fading away,
Lighting the clouds with sleep.
And as the evening closes its eyes,
I feel your presence near me.
For you are always . . .

I watch the moonlight guarding the night,
Waiting till morning comes.
The air is silent, earth is at rest
Only your peace is near me.
Yes, you are always…

She Moved through the fair

My love said to me
My mother won't mind
And me father won't slight you
For you lack of kind
Then she stepped away from me
And this she did say
It will not be long love
Till our wedding day

She stepped away from me
And she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there
And she went her way homeward
With on star awake
As the swans in the evening
Move over the lake

The people were saying
No two e'er were wed
But one has a sorrow
That never was said
And she smiled as she passed me
With her goods and her gear

And that was the last
That I saw of my dear

I dreamed last night
That my true love came in
So softly she entered
Her feet made no din
She came close beside me
And this she did say
It will not be long love
Till our wedding day

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Through Fields Of Gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in the fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley
We'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in the fields of gold

See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of gold
I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We'll walk in the fields of gold
We'll walk in the fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold
When we walked in the fields of gold
When we walked in the fields of gold

The Songbird

For you, there'll be no crying
For you, the sun will be shining
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
It's alright
I know it's right

And the songbirds keep singing like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before

To you, I would give the world
To you, I'd never be cold
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
It's alright
I know it's right

And the songbirds keep singing like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before
Like never before
Like never before

As I Kneel Before You

As I kneel before you,
As I bow my head in prayer,
Take this day, make it yours
and fill me with your love.
Refrain:
Ave Maria,
Gratia plena,
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu.
All I have I give you,
Every dream and wish are yours,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of mine, present them to my Lord.
(Repeat Refrain)
As I kneel before you,
And I see your smiling face,
Ev'ry thought, ev'ry word
Is lost in your embrace.
(Repeat Refrain)

Feel My Love

When the rain is blowing in your face,
And the whole world is on your case,
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love.

When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one there to dry your tears,
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love.

I know you haven't made your mind up yet,
But I would never do you wrong.
I've known it from the moment that we met,
No doubt in my mind where you belong.

I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue,
I'd go crawling down the avenue.
No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love.

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret.
The winds of change are blowing wild and free,
You ain't seen nothing like me yet.

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true.
Nothing that I wouldn't do.
Go to the ends of the Earth for you,
To make you feel my love
To make you feel my love

You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me

Your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So give me love, which is my desire, honey
I'm gonna be at your side, forevermore

Now, you know your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So give me love, which is my desire
I'm gonna be at your side, forevermore

Now, I was once down and broken hearted
And disappointment was my closest friend
And than you, you came in, heated hearted
And you know he never, showed his face again

Now, you know your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So give me love, which is my desire
I'm gonna be at your side, forevermore

Know your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So give me love, which is my desire
I'm gonna be at your side, forevermore

Now, you know your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So give me love, which is my desire, honey
I'm gonna be at your side, forevermore

Where Your Treasure Is

Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be.
All that you possess will never set you free.
See the things that last; Come and learn from me.
Where your treasure is your heart shall be.

What do you gain from all your worry,
What you should eat or what to wear?
There is no peace in stress or hurry.
Do you not know that your are held within God's care?

Let There Be Peace

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be.

Let peace begin with me,
Let this be the moment now;
With every step I take,
Let this be my solemn vow:

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be.

To take each moment and live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Laudate Dominum

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes laudate eum, omnes populi
Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia eius
et veritas Domini manet in aeternum

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper.
Et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Make me a channel of your peace

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me bring you love;
Where there is injury, your healing pow'r,
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, - only light,
And where there's sadness, ever joy.

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consolded as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul - .

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all that we receive,
And in dying that we're born to eternal life.

He Was Beautiful

He was beautiful, beautiful to my eyes
From the moment I saw him the sun filled the sky.
He was so, so beautiful; beautiful just to hold
In my dreams he was springtime, winter was cold.
How could I tell him what I so clearly could see?
Though I longed for him another trusted me completely
so I never could be free

Ah, but it was beautiful knowing that he cared
I will always remember moments we shared.

My Dearest Dear

My dearest dear,
If I could say to you
In words as clear
As when I play to you,
You'd understand
How slight the shadow that is holding us apart.
So take my hand,
I'll lead the way for you.
A little waiting and you'll reach my heart.

Your lonely hours will spread their wings and fly;
The passing show'rs will only pass you by.
If you can trust me, trust the secret in my song.
When love is true
The road is never long.

My dearest dear,
If I could say to you
In words as clear
As when I play to you,
You'd understand
How slight the shadow that is holding us apart.
So take my hand,
I'll lead the way for you.
A little waiting and you'll reach my heart.


The Sunshine of your Smile

Dear face that holds so sweet a smile for me
Were you not mine, how dark this world would be
I know no light above that could replace
Love's radiant sunshine in your lovely face.

Give me a smile, the love-light in your eyes
Life could not hold a sweeter paradise
Give me the right to love you all the while
My world forever, the sunshine of your smile.

Shadows may fall across the land and sea
Sunshine from all the world may hidden be
But I shall see no clouds across the sun
Your smile shall light my life till life is done.

Give me a smile, the love-light in your eyes
Life could not hold a sweeter paradise
Give me the right to love you all the while
My world forever, the sunshine of your smile
My world forever, the sunshine of your smile.


Fill, Fill a Rún Ó

Fill fill a rún ó
Fill a rún ó
is ná h'im-igh uaim
Fill o-rm achuis le's a stó
óir ag-us chi fidh tú'n glór má fhil-lean tú.

Shiuil mi-sethal is a bhus i mól-ta ghrainn
ói-ge a rug-adh mé
'sni fha-ca mé nion-tas go tóill
már an sa-gart ó
Dó-náill ná mhi-ni-stir.

Fill fill a rún ó
Fill a rún ó
is ná h'im-igh uaim
Fill o-rm achuis le's a stó
óir ag-us chi fidh tú'n glór má fhil-lean tú.

Dhiul-tigh tú Pea-dar is Pói már gheall
ar an ór's as an air-gid
Dhiul-tigh tú ban-rion ná glóir
a-gus d'iom-paifg tú gcóta an mhi-nistir.

Fill fill a rún ó
Fill a rún ó
is ná h'im-igh uaim
Fill o-rm achuis le's a stó
óir ag-us chi fidh tú'n glór má fhil-lean tú...


Roses of Picardy

Roses are shining in Picardy
In the hush of the silver dew
Roses are flowering in Picardy
But there's never a rose like you
And the roses will die with the summer time
And our roads may be far apart
But there's one rose that dies not in Picardy
'Tis the rose that I keep in my heart

And the years fly on forever
Til the shadows veil their sighs
But he loves to hold her little hand
And look in her sea blue eyes.
And he sees the rose by the poplars
Where they met in the bygone years
For the first little song of the roses
Is the last little song she hears

She is watching by the poplars
Colinette with the sea blue eyes
She is watching and longing and waiting
Where the long white roadway lies
And a song stirs in the silence
As the wind in the boughs above
She listens and starts and trembles
'Tis the first little song of love.

When I grow too old to dream

We have been gay, going our way
Life has been beautiful, we have been young
After you've gone, life will go on
Like an old song we have sung

When I grow too old to dream
I'll have you to remember
When I grow too old to dream
Your love will live in my heart
So, kiss me my sweet And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

(Orchestral Interlude)

So, kiss me my sweet
And so let us part
And when I grow too old to dream
That kiss will live in my heart

Why should I fear?

Why should I fear man
When You made the heavens?
Why should I be afraid
When You put the stars in place?

Why should I lose heart
When I know how great you are?
Why should I give up
When Your plans are full of love?

You shine, brighter than the brightest star.
Your love, purer than the purest heart.
You shine, filling us with courage and strength,
To follow You.

Why should I fear man
When You made the heavens?
Why should I be afraid
When You put the stars in place?

Those Simple Words

Will you say those words to me?
Will you say them tenderly?
Do you know just how they go,
those simple words?


After the Ball

A little maiden climbed an old man's knee
Begged for a story, “Do, uncle, please!”
Why are you single? Why live alone?
Have you no babies? Have you no home?”
“I had a sweetheart, years, years ago
Where she is now, pet, you will soon know.
List to the story, I'll tell it all
I believ'd her faithless, after the ball.”

After the ball is over,
After the break of morn,
After the dancers' leaving
After the stars are gone;
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball.

After the ball is over,
After the break of morn,
After the dancers' leaving
After the stars are gone;
Many a heart is aching
If you could read them all
Many the hopes that have vanished
After the ball.


I Could Have Danced All Night

Bed! Bed! I couldn't go to bed!
My head's too light to try to set it down!
Sleep! Sleep! I couldn't sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels in the crown!

I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I've never done before.
I'll never know What made it so exciting;
Why all at once My heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!



The Holy City - Jerusalem

Last night as I lay sleeping there came a vision rare:
I stood in old Jerusalem beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing and ever as they sang
I thought the voice of angels from heav’n in answer rang:
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, lift up your gates and sing
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to your King!

And then I thought my dream had changed: the streets no longer rang;
hushed were the glad hosannas the little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery, the morn was cold and chill
as the shadow of a cross arose upon a lonely hill.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, hark how the angels sing:
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna to your King.

And once again the scene was changed, new earth there seemed to be.
I saw the Holy City beside the tideless sea;
the light of God was on its streets, the gates were opened wide,
and all who would might enter and no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night, nor sun to shine by day:
it was the New Jerusalem which would not pass away.
There was no pain and no more death, no good would pass away.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, sing, for the night is o’er!
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna forevermore,
Hosanna in the highest, Hosanna forevermore!

Bird songs at eventide

Over the quiet hills, slowly the shadows fall;
Far down the echoing vale, birds softly call.
Slowly the golden sun sinks in the gleaming west;
Bird songs at eventide, call me, call me, to rest.

Love, though the hours of day sadness of heart may bring,
When twilight comes again, sorrows take wing;
For, when the dusk of dreams comes with the falling dew,
Bird songs at eventide call me, call me to you.
(Reprise, softly):
Bird songs at eventide, call me, call me to you..


She Moved Through the Fair

My young love said to me,
“My mother won't mind,
And my father won't slight you
For your lack of kine.”
And she stepped away from me
And this she did say,
“It will not be long, love,
Till our wedding day.”

She stepped away from me
And she moved through the fair,
And fondly I watched her
Move here and move there;
And then she went homeward
With one star awake,
As the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake.

The people were saying
That no two were e'er wed,
But one had a sorrow
That never was said,
And she smiled as she passed,
With her goods and her gear,
And that was the last
That I saw of my dear.

Last night she came to me,
My dead love came in,
So softly she came
That her feet made no din;
And she laid her hand on me
And this she did say,
“It will not be long, love,
Till our wedding day.”



Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hand I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hand I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Down By The Sally Gardens

Down by the Sally Gardens my love and I did meet
She crossed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet
She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish and with her did not agree

In a field down by the river my love and I did stand
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand
She bid me take life easy as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish and now am full of tears

Galway Bay

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland,
Then maybe at the closing of your day,
You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh,
And see the sun go down on Galway Bay.

Just to hear again the ripple of the trout stream,
The women in the meadow making hay.
Just to sit beside a turf fire in the cabin,
And watch the barefoot gosoons at their play.

For the breezes blowin' o'er the sea from Ireland
Are perfumed by the heather as they blow
And the women in the uplands diggin' praties
Speak a language that the strangers do not know.

Yet the stangers came and tried to teach us their way.
They scorned us just for bein' what we are.
But they might as well go chasing after moon beams,
Or light a penny candle from a star.

And if there's is going to be a life hereafter,
And somehow I am sure there's going to be,
I will ask my God to let me make my heaven,
In that dear land across the Irish sea.



Schindler's List

(a haunting, wordless air)

The last rose of summer

'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming all alone,
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred,
No rose bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go sleep thou with them;
'Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow
When friendships decay,
And from love's shining circle
The gems drop away!
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Galway Bay

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland,
Then maybe at the closin' of your day
You will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh
And see the sun go down on Galway Bay.

Just to hear again the ripple of the trout stream
And the women in the meadows making hay,
To sit beside the turf fire in the cabin
And watch the barefoot gossoons at their play.

For the breezes blowin' across the sea from Ireland
Are perfumed by the heather as they blow.
And the women in the upland diggin' praties
Speak a language that the strangers do not know.

For the strangers came and tried to teach us their way.
They scorned us just for bein' what we are.
But they might as well go chasin' after moon beams
Or light a penny candle from a star.

And if there's to be a life in the hereafter --
And somehow I'm sure there's going to be --
I will ask my God to let me make my heaven,
In that dear land across the Irish sea.

Somewhere

There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us somewhere.

There's a time for us,
Someday a time for us.
Time together with time to spare,
Time to learn, time to care.

Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving,
Somewhere.

There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there,
Somehow, someday, somewhere.

Someday, somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving,
Somewhere.

There's a place for us,
A time and place for us.
Hold my hand and we're halfway there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there,

Only You, Nora

Oh the violets were scenting the woods, Nora
Displaying their charm to the bee
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

The chestnut blooms gleamed through the glade, Nora
A robin sang loud from a tree
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

The golden-robed daffodils shone, Nora
And danced in the breeze on the Lea
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

The trees, birds and bees sang a song, Nora
Of happier transports to be
When I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

Our dreams they have never come true, Nora
Our hopes they were never to be
Since I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me

Since I first said I loved only you, Nora
And you said you loved only me


Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.
And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
And I will sleep in peace until you come to me.

Nella Fantasia

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Li anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.


Be My Love

Be my love
For no one else can end this yearning
This need that you and you alone create
Just fill my arms
The way you've filled my dreams
The dreams that you inspire
With every sweet desire

Be my love
And with your kisses set me burning
One kiss is all I need to seal my fate
And hand in hand
We'll find love's promised land
There'll be no one but you for me
Eternally
If you will be my love

Greensleeves

Greensleeves was all my joy,
Greensleeves was my delight;
Greensleeves was my hart of gold,
And who but my Lady Greensleeves.

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
To cast me off discourteously;
And I have loved you so long,
Delighting in your company!

I have been ready at your hand,
To grant whatever you would crave;
I have both waged life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have. And who did pay for all this gear,
That thou didst spend when pleased thee?
Even I that am rejected here,
And thou disdainst to love me!
Well! I will pray to God on high,
That thou my constancy mayst see,
And that, yet once before I die,
Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me! Greensleeves was all my joy,
Greensleeves was my delight;
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
And who but my Lady Greensleeves.

Rose of Tralee

The pale moon was rising above the green mountains,
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea;
When I strayed with my love by the pure crystal fountain,
That stands in the beautiful Vale of Tralee.

She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading,
And Mary all smiling was listening to me;
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding,
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee.

Though lovely and fair as the Rose of the summer,
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye.
-- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
it's time to say goodbye. -- con te io li vivrò.

Quando sei lontana
sogno all'orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
e io si lo so
che sei con me, con me,
tu mia luna tu sei qui con me,
mio sole tu sei qui con me,
con me, con me, con me.

Time to say goodbye. -- Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso sì li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più, Both:
Con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò Io con te.

Peggy Gordon

Oh, Peggy Gordon, you are my darling
Come sit you down upon my knee
And tell me the very reason
Why I am slighted so by thee.

I'm so in love that I can't deny it
My heart lies smothered in my breast
But it's not for you to let the world know it
A troubled mind can know no rest.

I put my head to a glass of brandy
It was fancy I do declare
For when I'm drinkin', I'm always thinkin'
And wishing Peggy Gordon was here.

I wish I was in some lonesome valley
Where womankind cannot be found
Where the little birds sing upon the branches
And every moment a different sound.


Slievenamon

Alone, all alone, by the wave-washed strand
All alone in a crowded hall.
The hall it is gay and the waves they are grand
But my heart is not here at all.
It flies far away, by night and by day,
To the time and the joys that are gone.
And I never can forget the sweet maiden I met,
In the valley near Slievenamon.

It was not the grace of her queenly air
Nor her cheek of the rose's glow.
Nor her soft black eyes, not her flowing hair
Nor was it her lily-white brow.
'Twas the soul of truth and of melting ruth,
And the smile of summer's dawn
That stole my heart away, one mild summer day,
In the valley near Slievenamon.

In the festive hall, by the star-watched shore
My restless spirit cries: my love,
Oh my love, shall I ne're see you more,
And my land will you ever uprise.
By night and by day I ever, ever pray,
While lonely my life flows on
To our flag unrolled and my true love to enfold,
In the valley near Slievenamon.


If I loved you

If I loved you,
Time and again I would try to say
All I'd want you to know.
If I loved you,
Words wouldn't come in an easy way
Round in circles I'd go!
Longin' to tell you,
But afraid and shy,
I'd let my golden chances pass me by!
Soon you'd leave me,
Off you would go in the mist of day,
Never, never to know how I loved you
If I loved you.

If You Love Me

If the sun should tumble from the sky,
if the sea should suddenly run dry
If you love me, really love me,
Let it happen I won't care

If a dream I fear should fall apart
I can still be smiling with my heart
If you love me, really love me,
Let it happen darling I won't care

Shall I catch a shooting star,
Shall I bring it where you are
If you only say you care
I can make a mountain fall
I'll do anything at all
As long as you are there

When at last my life on earth is through,
I will share eternity with you
If you love me, really love me,
Let it happen darling I won't care


The last rose of summer

'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions are faded and gone;
No flow'r of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them;
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from love's shining circle
The gems drop away!
When true hearts lie wither'd,
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

My Lagan Love

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blows a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is on her hair
And like a love-sick lennan-shee
She has my heart in thrall
Nor life I owe nor liberty

For love is lord of all.

Her father sails a running-barge
'Twixt Leamh-beag and The Druim;
And on the lonely river-marge
She clears his hearth for him.
When she was only fairy-high
Her gentle mother died;
But dew-Love keeps her memory
Green on the Lagan side.

And often when the beetle's horn
Hath lulled the eve to sleep
I steal unto her shieling lorn
And thru the dooring peep.
There on the cricket's singing stone,
She spares the bogwood fire,
And hums in sad sweet undertone
The songs of heart's desire

Her welcome, like her love for me,
Is from her heart within:
Her warm kiss is felicity
That knows no taint of sin.
And, when I stir my foot to go,
'Tis leaving Love and light
To feel the wind of longing blow
From out the dark of night.

Where Lagan stream sings lullaby
There blows a lily fair
The twilight gleam is in her eye
The night is on her hair
And like a love-sick lennan-shee
She has my heart in thrall
Nor life I owe nor liberty
For love is lord of all.

A Róisín Dubh

A Róisín ná bíodh brón ort fár eirigh duit -
Tá na bráithre ag dul ar sáile is iad ag triall ar mhuir.
Tiocfaidh do phárdún ó'n bPápa is ó'n Róimh anoir
Is ní spáráilfear fíon Spáinneach ar mo Róisín Dubh.

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty skies.

The first time ever I kissed your mouth
And felt your heart beat close to mine
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command, my love
That was there at my command.

And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And last till the end of time my love
It would last till the end of time my love

The first time ever I saw your face, your face,
your face, your face.

Endless Love

My love
There’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s right
My first love
You’re every breath that I take
You’re every step I make
And I
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do
And your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Oh, yes you will always be
My endless love

Two hearts
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives had just begun
Forever
I’ll hold you close in my arms
I can’t resist your charms
And love
I’ll be a fool for you
I’m sure
You know I don’t mind
You know I don’t mind

‘Cause you
You mean the world to me
Oh, I know
I know I found in you
My endless love



All I ask of You

No more talk of darkness
Forget these wide-eyed fears
I'm here
Nothing can harm you
My words will warm and calm you
Let me be your freedom
Let daylight dry your tears
I'm here
With you, beside you
To guard you and to guide you

Say you love me every weakening moment
Turn my head with talk to summertime
Say you need me with you now and always
Promise me that all you say is true
That's all I ask of you

Let me be your shelter
Let me be your light
You're safe
No one will find you
Your fears are far behind you

Then say you'll share with me one love,
One lifetime
Let me lead you from your solitude
Say you want me
And you need me
Beside you
Anywhere you go, let me go too
That's all I ask of you


Oh Happy Day

Oh happy day! Oh happy day!
When Jesus washed
Oh when he washed
When Jesus washed
He washed my sins away!
Oh happy day Oh happy day
1. He taught me how to watch
He taught me how to watch and fight and pray; fight and pray
2. And he'll rejoice in things we say; things we say

The Cloud’s Veil

Refrain:

Even though the rain hides the stars,
even though the mist swirls the hills,
even when the dark clouds veil the sky,
God is by my side.

Even when the sun shall fall in sleep,
even when at dawn the sky shall weep,
even in the night when storms shall rise,
God is by my side. God is by my side.

Bright the stars at night that mirror heaven’s way to you.
Bright the stars in light where dwell the saints in love and truth.

Deep the feast of life where saints shall gather in deep peace.
Deep in heaven’s light where sorrows pass beyond death’s sleep.

Blest are they who sing the fellowship of saints in light.
Blest in heaven’s King. All saints adore the Lord, most high.

When I Fall In Love

When I fall in love, it will be forever
or I'll never fall in love.
In a restless world like this is, love is ended before it's begun,
and too many moonlight kisses
seem to cool in the warmth of the sun.

When I give my heart it will be completely
or I'll never give my heart
And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
Is when I fall in love with you.

Panis Angelicus

Panis angelicus Fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus Figuris terminum
O res mirabilis Manducat Dominum
Pauper, pauper Servus et humuilis
Pauper, pauper Servus et humilis

Nella Fantasia

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Li anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

May the Road Rise To Meet You

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall softly on your fields
and until we meet again may you keep safe
in the gentle loving arms of God

Be With Me Lord

Be with me Lord when I am in trouble, be with me Lord I pray.

Verse 1

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, most high,
who abide in the shadow of the Lord,
say to the Lord “my refuge and fortress,
the God in whom I trust”

Verse 2

No evil shall befall you, no pain come near,
for the angels stand close by your side,
guarding you always and bearing you gently,
watching over your life

 

Seinn Alleluia

Seinn alleluia, Seinn alleluia,
Seinn allelu, seinn allelu,
Seinn alleluia.

She Moved Through The Fair

My young love said to me,
My mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you
For your lack of kind.
And she stepped away from me
And this she did say,
“It will not be long love
Till our wedding day”.

She stepped away from me
And she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her
Go here and go there.
And she went her way homeward
With one star awake,
As the swan in the evening
Moves over the lake.

I dreamt it last night,
My young love came in.
So softly she entered
her feet made no din.
And she lay down beside me
And this she did say,
“It will not be long love
Till our wedding day”.

So This Is Love

So this is love
So this is love
So this is what makes life divine
I'm all aglow,
And now I know
The key to all heaven is mine

My heart has wings,
And I can fly
I'll touch every star in the sky
So this is the miracle that I've been dreaming of
So this is love!

The Voyage

I am a sailor and you’re my first mate,
We signed on together and coupled our fate.
We hauled up our anchor and plan not to fail,
For the heart’s treasure together we set sail.

With no maps to guide us we steered our own course
We rode out the storms though the winds blow gale force.
We sat out the doldrums in patience and hope
Working together we learned how to cope.

Life is an ocean and love is a boat.
In troubled waters it keeps us afloat.
When we started to voyage there was just me and you.
Now gathered ‘round us we have our own crew.

Together we’re sailing a relation-ship.
We’ve built it together to last the whole trip.
Our true destination's not marked on a chart.
For we’re navigating the shores of the heart.

Make me a channel of your peace

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me bring you love;
Where there is injury, your healing pow'r,
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, - only light,
And where there's sadness, ever joy.

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consolded as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul - .

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all that we receive,
And in dying that we're born to eternal life.



From this moment

From this moment... life has begun
From this moment... you are the one
Right beside you... is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment... I have been blessed
I live only for... your happiness
And for your love, I'd give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start
You and I will be... never apart
My dreams came true because of you

From this moment, as long as I live
I will love you, I promise you this
There is nothing... that I wouldn't give
From this moment on.


Panis Angelicus

Panis Angelicus fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum
O res mirabilis manducat Dominum
Pauper servus et humilis.

Pauper, pauper
servus, servus et humilis.

Seinn Alleluia

Seinn alleluia, seinn alleluia,
Seinn alliliú, seinn alliliú,
Seinn alleluia.

Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?


Today's The Day

(or: Goin' to the Chapel)

Spring is here, the sky is blue
Birds all sing as if they knew
Today's the day we'll say I do
And we'll never be lonely anymore

Because we're...
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married
Gee I really love you and we're gonna get married
Goin' to the Chapel of Love

Bells will ring, the stars will shine
I'll be hers and she'll be mine
We'll love until the end of time
And we'll never be lonely anymore

Because we're...

 

How Great Thou Art

Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed;

Refrain:
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!


When through the woods and forest glades I wander
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
and hear the brook, and feel he gentle breeze;
Refrain

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home- what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!
Refrain



You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

On Eagle's Wings

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, “My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust.”

Refrain
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.
Refrain

You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands may fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.
Refrain

Song of Bernadette

There was a child named Bernadette.
I heard the story long ago.
She saw the queen of heaven once
and kept the vision in her soul.

No one believed what she had seen.
No one beleived what she heard,
that there were sorrows to be healed
and mercy, mercy in this world.

So many hearts I find
broke like yours and mine,
torn by what we've done and can't undo.
I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.
We've been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run.
And every now and then we try
to mend the damage that we've done.

Tonight, tonight I just can't rest.
I've got this joy here,
here inside my breast.
To think that I did not forget
that child, that song of Bernadette.

So many hearts I find,
hearts like yours and mine,
torn by what we've done and can't undo.
Well, I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.

Fields of Gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Among the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

So she took her love for to gaze awhile
Among the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me will you be my love
Among the fields of barley
And you can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We will walk in fields of gold
We'll walk in fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I've broken
But I swear in the days still left
We will walk in fields of gold
We'll walk in fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
As you lie in fields of gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Among the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold


One hand, one heart

Make of our hands one hand,
Make of our hearts one heart,
Make of our vows one last vow:
Only death will part us now.

Make of our lives one life,
Day after day, one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart;
Even death won't part us now.

Make of our lives one life,
Day after day, one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart,
Even death won't part us now.


Bright Blue Rose

I skimmed across black water,
Without once submerging,
Onto the banks of another morning.
That hungers the first light,
Much, much more than
The mountains ever do.

And she like a ghost beside me
Goes down with the ease of a dolphin
And awakens
unlearned, unshamed, unharmed.
For she is the perfect creature,
Natural in every feature.
I am the geek with the alchemist stone.

For all of you who must discover
For all who seek to understand,
For having left the path of honour
YouTo find a very special land.

2X: And it is a holy thing, And it is a precious time,
And it is the only way. Forget-me-nots among the snow.
It's always been and so it goes
To ponder his death and his life eternally.

One bright blue rose, who lives are those,
Two thousand years and so it goes.
To ponder his death and his life eternally.




Bí Íosa im' Chroíse

Bí 'íosa im chroíse 's im chuimhne gach uair,
bí 'íosa im chroíse le haithrí go luath,
bí 'íosa im chroíse le dúthracht go buan,
's a íosa, 'Dhia dhílis, ná scar choíche uaim.

'Sé íosa mo ríse, mo chara 's mo ghrá,
'sé íosa mo dhídean ar pheaca 's ar bhás,
'sé íosa mo aoibhneas, mo sheasamh de ghnáth,
's a íosa, 'Dhia dhílis, ná scar liom go bráth.

Bí, 'íosa, go síoraí im chroí is im bhéal,
bí, 'íosa, go síoraí im thuiscint 's im mhéin,
bí, 'íosa, go síoraí im mheabhair mar léann,
's a íosa, 'Dhia dhílis, ná fág mé liom féin.

Ag Críost an Síol

Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
in iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
i líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

ó fhás go haois, ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn.
ó bhás go críoch nach críoch ach athfhás,
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.

The Seed


The seed is Christ’s,
and his the sheaf;
within God’s barn
may we be stored.

The sea is Christ’s;
and his the fish’
in the nets of God
may we be caught.

From birth to youth,
and from youth till death,
your two hands, O Christ,
stretch over us.

From death the end?
No end but new life
in sweet paradise
may we be found.


Only in God

Only in God is my soul at rest, from Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock, my strength, and my salvation.

CHORUS:
My stronghold, my Savior, I shall not be afraid at all
My stronghold, my Savior, I shall not be moved.

Only in God is found safety when the enemy pursues me.
Only in God is found glory when I’m found weak and lowly.

Song Of Service

Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace to
let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
we are trav’lers on the road.
We are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping,
when you laugh I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we've seen this journey through.

Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace
to let you be my servant, too.

 

Joyful we adore You

Joyful, joyful, we adore You
God of glory and Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before You
Opening to the sun above

Joyful, joyful, we adore You
God of glory, Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before You
Opening to the sun above

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away

Joyful, joyful, we adore You
Hearts unfold like flowers before You
Joyful, joyful, we adore You
Joyful, we adore You

All Your works with joy surround You
Earth and Heaven reflect Your rays
Stars and angels sing around You
Center of unbroken praise

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away

Joyful, joyful, we adore You
Hearts unfold like flowers before You
Joyful, joyful, we adore You
Joyful, we adore You

Like a Shepherd

Refrain:
Like a shepherd he feeds his flock, and gathers the lambs in His arms,
holding them carefully close to His heart, leading them home.

1. Say to the cities of Judah: Prepare the way of the Lord.
Go to the mountain top lift your voice. Jerusalem, here is your God.

2. I myself will shepherd them, for others have led them astray.
The lost I will rescue and heal their wounds, and pasture them giving them rest.

3. Come unto me if you are heavily burdened
and take my yoke upon your shoulders. I will give you rest.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear,
And Grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord's My Shepherd

The Lord's my shepherd i'll not want
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; he leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
E'en for his own name's sake.

Yea, though Iwalk in death's dark Vale,
Yet shall I fear no ill;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnishéd
In presence of my foes;
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be.

You Raise Me Up

Musical Intro
When I am down and oh my soul so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me

Verse II (with choir oohs)
There is no life, no life without its hunger
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly
But when You come and I am filled with wonder
Sometimes I think I glimpse eternity

Chorus (with choir)
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
And I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be

Now Behold the Lamb

Now behold the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God
Born into sin that I may live again, the precious Lamb of God

Holy is the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God
Why you loved me so lord I shall never know. The precious Lamb of God

Nw behold the Lamb the precious Lmb of God
Born into sin that I may live again He’s the precious Lamb of God

When I always didnt do right, I went left he told me to go right
But I’m standing right here in the midst of my tears
Lord I found you to be the Lamb God

Thank you for the Lamb the precious Lamb of God
Because of your grace I can finish this race the precious Lamb of God

Even when I broke, broke your heart, my sins tore us apart
But I’m standing right here in the midst of my tears
I claim you to be the Lamb of God
New life can begin yeah
For you washed away, you washed away everyone of my sins
Whom the son sets free is truly free indeed
I claim you to be the Lamb of God

Now behold the Lamb the precious Lamb of God
Born into sin that I may live again the precious Lamb of God

oh oh oh,oh oh oh, oh oh oh

oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
the precious Lamb of God

oh oh oh,oh oh oh, oh oh oh
oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
Why you loved me so Lord I shall never know
the precious Lamb of God


Something Inside, So Strong

The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become
The further you take my rights away
The faster I will run
You can deny me
You can decide to turn your face away
No matter, cos there's.... Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Though you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong The more you refuse to hear my voice
The louder I will sing
You hide behind walls of Jericho
Your lies will come tumbling
Deny my place in time
You squander wealth that's mine My light will shine so brightly
It will blind you…cos there's...... Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it
Though you're doing me wrong, so wrong
You thought that my pride was gone
Oh no, something inside so strong
Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Brothers and sisters
When they insist we're just not good enough
When we know better
Just look 'em in the eyes and say
I'm gonna do it anyway x 2
Anyway, Anyway, Anyway

Like The Deer that Yearns

Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is longing
for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God,
the living God.
When shall I come and see
the face of God?

My tears have become my food,
by night and day,
while I hear it said all day,
“Where is your God?”

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas Grace that taught my heart to fear,
And Grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

Moving On Up

I was blind but now I see
You made a believer out of me
I was blind but now I see
You made a believer out of me
Chorus
I'm moving on up now
Out of the darkness
My light shines on
My light shines on
My light shines on I was lost and now I'm found
I believe in you. I've got no bounds
I was lost and now I'm found
I believe in you. I've got no bounds
Chorus

I'm moving on up now
Out of the darkness My light shines on
My light shines on
My light shines on
My light shines on x4

I was blind but now I see
You made a believer out of me
I was blind but now I see
You made a believer out of me

Chorus
My light shines on x8


I Go To The Rock

Where do I go?
When there's nobody else to turn to
Who do I talk to?
When nobody wants to listen
Who do I lean on? Oh
When there is no foundation stable
I go to the rock
I know he is able, I go to the rock

Chorus
The Lord is the rock of my salvation
Oh He’s the stone that the builders rejected
Mountain after mountain stands by me
When the Earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ the solid rock I stand
When I need a shelter I go to the rock

Where do I go, where do I go
When the storms of life are threatening
Who do I turn to when those winds of sorrow blow
And is there a refuge in the time of tribulation
Go to the rock, I know he is able
I go to the rock

Repeat Chorus I go the rock ( x4)
You can go to the rock x4
I go, to the rock
And when the Earth around me is sinking sand
On Christ the solid rock I stand I can stand
When I need a friend
I go to the rock
I can go to the rock
Hey hey hey oh yeah


The Rose

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you its only seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.



Down to the River to Pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O brothers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O sisters let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sisters let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.


As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O fathers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O fathers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.


As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way!

O mothers let's go down,
Let's go down, won’t you come on down,
Come on mothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.


My Life, My Love, My All

My hands were made to worship you
My heart, my King, It beats for you
Oh Lamb so true
I surrender to you
My life (I give you)
My love (I give you)
My all (All)
Your touch, Your kiss
Your grace to me
Is deeper than my soul can see
My purpose it changed
When I called out your name
My life (I give you)
My love (I give you)
My all (All)

My past has been erased
With just one touch from you
My clouds, my rain
My pain has changed
Your blood has made me new
O Lamb so true I surrender to you
My life (I give you)
My love (I give you)
My all (All)
And when this world has come to end
And paradise with you begins
Well done you’ll say when I see your face
My life (I give you)
My love (I give you)
My all (all)



Here I Am, Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.

Refrain
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Refrain:
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

Pie Jesu

Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
qui tollis peccata mundi
dona eis requiem sempiternam.

Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
qui tollis peccata mundi
dona eis requiem aeternam.

She Moved Through the Fair

My young love said to me my mother won't mind
And my father won't slight you for your lack of kind
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
It will not be long now 'til our wedding Day

She went away from me, she moved through the fair
And fondly I watched her move here and move there
And then she went onward, just one star awake
Like the swan in the evening moves over the lake

Last night she came to me, she came softly in
So softly she came that her feet made no din
And she laid her hand on me and this she did say
It will not be long now 'til our wedding day

Ave Maria (Gounod)

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

Sancta Maria
Maria, Maria
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen

Panis Angelicus

Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis caelicus
figuris terminum.
O res mirabilis!
manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus, et humilis.

1. The Prayer

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise, In times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, As we go our way
Lead us to a place, Guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

(Instrumental)
Let this be our prayer, When shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place, Guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

2. Sing Alleluia

Now is the moment to greet the new day
Our hopes and our dreams to bring
Now is the moment for Christians to pray
To celebrate, dance and sing
Now we are called to come to one place
As saints have done before
Now is the moment to walk in Gods grace
And lift our voices evermore
Sing alleluia. . .

3. Song of Ruth

Wherever you go I will go, wherever you live I will make my home
Your people shall be my people; your God shall be my God
Wherever you shall die
I’ll be buried beside you

Where you are I must always be
No matter where it is or what the cost
My devotion will always be, your presence brings lasting peace
Our love will grow and deepen every day
Wherever you go I will go.

4. How can I repay the Lord

Refrain
How can I repay the Lord, for his goodness to me
How can I repay the Lord, for his goodness to me

I will call, I will call, on the Lord’s own name,
My vows to the Lord I will fulfil
I will call, I will call, on the Lord’s own name,
O precious indeed in the eyes of the Lord
Is this love of his faithful one

Refrain
How can I repay the Lord, for his goodness to me
How can I repay the Lord, for his goodness to me

5. Ave Maria

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Maria, gratia plena, Maria, gratia plena
Ave, Ave Dominus, Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus, et benedictus
fructus ventris, ventris tui, Jesus.
Ave Maria.

6. Because the Lord is my shepherd

Because the Lord is my shepherd,
I have ev’ry thing I need.
He lets me rest in the meadow and leads me
to the quiet streams.
He restores my soul and he leads me
in the paths that are right:
Refrain
Lord, you are my shepherd,
you are my friend.
I want to follow you always,
just to follow my friend.

7. Ephesian Prayer

May the lord our God, bless you with love
May the Lord our God, fill you with peace
May he lead you and guide you,
May he love you with compassion
May God bless you, and hold you,
May he always live in you.

8. An raibh tú ag an gcarraig

An raibh tú ag an gCarraig?
nó a' bhfaca tú féin mó grá
nó a' bhfaca tú gile,
finne agus scéimh na mná?
Nó a' bhfaca tú t-úll
ba chumhra is ba mhilse bláth?
nó a' bhfaca tú mo Vailintín
Nó a' bhfuil sí á cloí mar táim.

9. May the road rise to meet you

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be at your back
May the sun shine, warm upon your face
May the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again,
May you keep safe in the gentle, loving arms of God
Verse:
For everything there is a season
A time for loving, a time for sharing life
In all things God is near
Always guiding your way

May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be at your back
May the sun shine, warm upon your face
May the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again,
May you keep safe in the gentle, loving arms of God

10. Set your hearts on the higher gifts

Set your hearts on the higher gifts,
On the things that come