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01  here I am again

Luke 15:11-32

 

Here I am again

Comin’ to You now

Longin’ for Your love

Longin’ for Your power

Been searchin’ for a way

To make it on my own

But now I realize

I need to come back home

 

And here I am again

It just takes me a little awhile

Until I understand

‘Til I become a child

So won’t You hold me close

And gimme what I need

Oh here I am- I’m fallin’

I’m crawlin’ on my knees

 

I can’t take it- I can’t fake it

I can’t make it without You

 

Oh-what a fool I’ve been

Thinkin’ I go around

Livin’ my life without You- but

Oh no I can’t pretend that I

Have it all together

So- here I am again

 

And here You are again

I can’t believe it’s You

After all my pride

And all I put You through

You’d think You’d had enough

You’d think You’d turn away

But You gimme another chance

New mercies everyday

 

Oh- I go ‘round in circles

Over I get beat and broken

Still there You wait for me with

Your love and Your arms wide open

 

Here I am- comin’ home- once again

What a fool I’ve been- Here I am again

 

Lyrics:  Christine Vales  

Music:  Christine Vales & Plink Giglio

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

02  masterpiece

Ephesians  2:10

 

I don’t always like

What I see in the mirror

And my face ain’t getting any clearer

And these jeans

Well they’re fittin’ pretty tight

This battle for beauty is an uphill fight

 

I wake up in the mornin’

And the war is on

Magazines and beauty queens

Channel and Revlon

Everywhere I turn I start to compare

And I hate this envy

It gets me nowhere- but

 

You say I am

And what You say is true

I’m a masterpiece created by You

Because You say I am

And what You say is true

I’m a masterpiece created by You

Oh ‘cause You say

Oh ‘cause You say- I am

 

This world keeps tellin’ me

That I’m not good enough

And if I change a thousand things

Well I just might be loved

And I’ve bought these lies so long

I’ve been tricked and deceived

Oh father help me

Won’t You help me to believe- that

 

I don’t wanna fall

Into the pattern of this world

I wanna see things from Your view

‘Cause beauty fades

And charm does deceive

And I really need to stand

Upon Your truth

So help me know the Truth

 

And I don’t always see

What You see in the mirror

But then You remind me and You

You draw me nearer

I’ll keep runnin’ right back to You

‘Cause no one loves me

The way that You do- ‘cause

 

Lyrics and Lyrics by Christine Vales

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

03  oh to be the moon

(Rock Ballad Version)

Psalm 19:1-3

 

Oh to be the moon

Is what I want to be

To be a mirror way up high

And to be the moon

I’d be set apart

Shining brightly

In a dark blue sky

 

To be a reflection

Of The Mighty One

To be a testimony

When we cannot see the sun- and

 

Shine Shine Shine

With a light that’s not my own

Down upon a world

That can’t live without You- and

Climb Climb Climb

Higher to become

A better image of the Son

Oh to be the moon

 

You illuminate my life

With the falling of Your rays

Into the craters of my heart

And through each phase of mine

You never leave me ‘lone

No, You guide me through the darkness

And Your light leads me home

 

I was so cold and lonely

My heart was hardening

But now I got Your Spirit in me

And all I can do is sing- and

 

Lyrics & Music:  Christine Vales

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

04  anxious heart

Matthew 11:28-30

 

Anxious heart of mine

Why do you beat so fast in me?

Worried mind

Your thoughts spin round constantly

Weary soul

Why don’t you stop and get some rest?

Settle down

And lay your head upon His chest- and

 

When will I surrender

To Your love so tender?

Oh Lord I’m tired of wasting time

And how can I let go

Of this only way of life I know

Oh Lord- won’t You calm this anxious heart of mine

 

Fear’s on every side

And it strips me of Your peace

My “what if’s” and “whys”

Oh they never seem to cease

“Satisfied” Oh Lord- will I ever be?

I want to trust You

But I get so wrapped up in me- and

 

And rock my troubled heart to sleep

Whisper my name- Sing over me

And let me know You’ll never leave

So I can rest- though I can’t see just-

 

Lyrics & Music:  Christine Vales

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

05  waitin’ on me

Psalm 130

 

I’ve been waitin’ a long time now

I’ve been counting every hour

I’ve been listenin’ to hear Your voice

But the only thing I hear is noise

 

I’ve been longin’ to see Your face

I’ve been searchin’ for You everyplace

Well don’t You see me cryin’ in the dark

Won’t You satisfy my willing heart?

 

Then I look to the east and I see

Your sunrise- You break through the night

Then I look to the west and I see

Your sunset- I know I’ve been blessed

Being able to finally see that

All this time- oh I was waitin’ on You

You were waitin’ on me

 

Funny how I’ve been so blind

While each day held all the signs

Please forgive me Lord for wanting proof

Now I look and all I see is You

 

And You’re all around me

If I stop and I listen

The air - the trees

And Your love for me

No- I can’t believe

No- No- what I’ve been missin’

 

Lyrics:  Christine Vales & Lorraine Ferro

Music:  Christine Vales & Plink Giglio

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

06  you are here

1 Peter 1:8

 

I’ve never seen Your face

Or looked You in the eye

But something tells me- You are near

And I couldn’t say I’ve heard Your voice

Or held Your hand in mind

But deep down in my heart

I can testify- that

 

You are here

Though this room it may seem empty

I know that You are with me

And I’m not alone

You are here

I’m convinced of Your existence

I know that You are listenin’

To my every word

You are here

 

Some people call me crazy

For puttin’ my trust in You

And for following someone I can’t see

But the longer I know You

I can’t deny Your reality

‘Cause You keep revealin’

Your love to me- I know

 

I used to think that seein’ was believin’

Oh- but now my view has changed

Now I’m livin’on somethin’ I’ve been givin’

Yeah- I’ve been livin’ on

Oh- I’ve been livin’ on faith- ‘cause

 

Lyrics & Music:  Christine Vales

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

 

07  be still

(Jersey Version)

Psalm 37:7

 

Another day has ended

Another day is done

Another day passes

As I watch the setting sun and I

Sometimes I wonder

As I lay here in the night

I think about the future

The rest of my life

 

But I know You know my name

I hear You whisperin’ the same

“Be Still”

 

I wake up in the mornin’

I look up toward the sky

I gaze upon the highway

See those cars passin’ by and I

I wonder where they’re goin’

Where have they been?

What are they seekin’?

What is drivin’ them within?

 

Well everything is movin

Everywhere I turn

And everything is movin’ around me

Oh- but I know You know me

You know me well

And You have a plan for me

Oh- help me wait and see

 

The trees are blowin’

In the wind

The leaves are dancin’

As this world spins

All of creation

Is keepin’ time

Your Spirit moves them

In rhythm and rhyme

 

But what about my life?

What about me?

When will I move out of New Jersey?

I see my pride

Oh- it’s risin’ with the sun

Oh Father help me now

To trust in The One- ‘cause

 

And Lord- You know I hate to wait

Father help me to have faith

To be still

 

Lyrics & Music:  Christine Vales

© 2012 Christine Vales

 

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