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From the Album "Come Share My Joy"

All songs written by Fred Bogert

copyright Maxbox Music BMI

All rights reserved

 

 

1. ONE MORE TIME AROUND THE SUN

Chorus:

Let's take it

One more time around the sun

New beginnings have just begun

What we have here

Is the dedication of the year

Let's take it one more time around the sun

With peace and blessings for everyone

Day to day we can love our way

One more time around the sun

Verse 1: Let's take time

Make up our minds once and for all

To walk on hand in hand

Forever in peace never to fall

Cause it all goes by so fast

And in loving we can make it last

With a yearly affirmation for us all

(chorus)

Verse 2:

Rest your mind, open your eyes, your future calls

Bring all the dreams you have

When you're released you'll live them all

Just be true to who you are

Make a wish upon a winter star

Shining clearly thru the longest night

Make a promise to your own life

(chorus)

 Copyright 1991 MAXBOX MUSIC, BMI All Rights Reserved

 

2. DON'T WISH YOUR LIFE AWAY

Verse 1

I knew an old man you could say he had a wisdom

There was always peace in his walk

When I was a child with a taste for blind ambition

We'd sit on his front porch and talk

About powerful cars and the power of money

And the power that just cannot be bought

And at the end of the day he'd send me on my way

And the last thing that he'd say to me was

Chorus:

Don't wish your life away

Don't wish your life away

Take it as it comes and make yourself a someone

Whatever you do

Don't wish your life away

Don't wish your life away

Don't throw miracles away

Verse 2

One day I made him laugh when I said my time was wasted

Working so hard just to get by

He said all that you desire is so close that you can taste it

And the only time you're wasting is mine

Put your faith in your dreams and not in your possessions

And let your spirit learn how to fly

Just in case you hadn't noticed we're not getting any younger

so look me in the eye when I say

(chorus)

Bridge:

I treasured our time like brothers of the spirit

Till destiny took us apart

We never said good-bye but I always will remember

'Cause I took it to my heart when he said

(chorus)

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3. LIVING THANKSGIVING

Verse 1:

The Indian corn, the frosty morn, the golden harvest days

The autumn sleet, the winter wheat, the forest brown and gray

The sparkling lights of starry nights, the turkeys in the glen

The deer, the grouse, the cozy house, the fellowship of friends

Chorus:

Living Thanksgiving we pause to reminisce

How the good Lord had the good grace to give us all of this

We'll be expressions of God's gracious ways

By living Thanksgiving each day

Verse 2:

We lift a glass to Pilgrim's past ; the good life they inspire

The blessings of the ones we love all gathered 'round the fire

As fortunes turn we come to learn of love that lingers still

The good things done, the yet to come, their hopes and dreams fulfilled

(chorus)

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4.CHILD IN MY LIFE

Chorus:

There's a child in my life

There's a joy there's a wonder

There's a child in my life I can see everyday

There's a child in my life

There's a joy there's a wonder

I celebrate the child in my life

Verse 1

When I look in a baby's eyes I see a tender wisdom shine

I discover I'm a child at heart we smile and we share the surprise

And I feel like a sunrise

Just like everyday can be a brand new start

And don't you know the feeling we share in our hearts

God is bringing, I am singing

(chorus)

Verse 2

Children's voices like an angel's song, seeking love to make them strong

Stand beside them, be there to guide them

See that they can carry on

With a dream to grow on

Innocence and beauty like a springtime flower

God is trying to tell us that the future is ours

We should care for them, be there for them

(chorus)

Bridge:

I celebrate the child in my life

All the joy the wonder the best of my life (repeat)

They let me see the natural sense of things

They make me feel alive  (repeat)

Just like everyday can be a brand new start

And don't you know the feeling we share in our hearts

God is bringing I am singing

(chorus twice)

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5. I Call to Me

Verse 1

I call to me my highest good

that it may find me when it should

May guiding wisdom let me see

my hgihest good when it comes to me

Verse 2

I call to me my trust in God

when all is well and when times are hard

I've seen some changes and I believe

to trust in God is my highest need

Bridge

When pain and danger, they are not strangers

That's how we know that we're alive

Pay the cost and let it go, you're not lost, you're not alone

in the company of the angels by your side

Verse 3

I call to me my sense of peace

Still as the heart of the endless sea

When God puts his blessings in all I see

then a sense of peace washes over me

Repeat Bridge, Verse 3

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6. Light My Way

Light my way, lead me on

Teach me words full of praises in your song

Comfort me from above

so that I can comfort those who need my love

Speak to me in the voice of omnipresent truth

keep me free let me hold the spirit of my youth

Children know the truth

they listen to you

Light my way, lift me up

Hear my praises for this overflowing cup

And in my joy, and in my peace

and in my love of living I shall be released

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7. OPEN YOUR HEART AGAIN

 Chorus:

Open your heart again

Let God's love shine within

Lift your voice to the sky and let your spirit fly

Try loving life and live

Let God's love go and give

Turn your face to the wind and

Open your heart again.

Verse 1:

Cold and lonely lost in pain

A pilgrim left standing in the rain

Must not flee from love's domain

Spirit shelters Faith sustains

Verse 2:

Fear and anger take a toll

A lost child held prisoner in his soul

Must not hide there, only see

God's love power sets you free

And you know just where to start

It's the most important part.

 (repeat chorus twice)

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8. Growing Love

Chorus:

Growing love, growing love

we're forever growing love

It's a seed that we can sow

with our caring it will grow

We are family, we are friends

and the feeling never ends

Together we're forever growing love

Verse 1:

We seek the sunshine, we bless the rain

Throught the storms we know the sun will shine again

We have God-light in our hearts

we're growing up illumined from the start

(Chorus)

We imagine a world at peace

and we know some day our dreams will be released

All we ask is that people care

We sing this song for people everywhere

(Chorus)

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9. THE POWER THAT IS GREATER

 Verse1:

When I ease my mind

The power that is greater comes and moves through me

And it's then I find

That the mountains start to move and I can cross the seas

It sets me free

I can open up my arms and give the whole world love

And it seems as if I'm living all that I've been dreaming of

There's a joy that it brings to me when I feel it passing through me

The power that is greater from above

Verse2:

When I can't do right

And I feel so small and helpless and I fear the night

I can't take it all

So I put my faith in God and I tear down the walls

And heed His call

And He bids me be His vehicle of hope and peace

So that He can work His miracles and I can be released

And it always will renew me just to feel it moving through me

An omnipresent sense of joy and love

There's a joy that it brings to me when I feel it moving through me

The power that is greater from above

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10. Empty Me

Chorus:

Empty me

pull the pug I'm lost at sea

pull the rug out from under me

If I'm still standing won't you please

come and knock me to my knees

help me let go of these things before they kill me

and then fill me

Verse 1:

I got the whole thing figured out

and I know what life is all about

and my pride is my command

so I don't need your helping hand

People envy where I stand

on this castle made of sand

Then with an ocean's mighty roar here comes the tide

so much for pride

(Chorus)

Verse 2:

There's some place I gotta be

and they all know they can count on me

ao I can't make the time for you

with all these things I gotta do

and I got fears that run so deep

that I can't stop and I can't sleep

I got adreniline to bounce me off my bed

'til I drop dead

(Chorus)

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11. Shine Like the Sun

I used to think the meaning of life passed me by

couldn't get ahead of the game

and all my struggles to figure it out

wouldn't let me just remain the same

Now I know that the race isn't over until it's been won

And each time you make it, you've only begun

to really believe it

to be number one

until you are truly a champion

You give all you got to the world around you

'til all of the dreams that you've dreamed have found you

The miracles have just begun

Shine Like the Sun

Chorus:

Shine like the sun

you can be an enlightening one

Shine like the sun

Remember that you're a champion

You give all you got to the world around you

"til all of the dreams that you've dreamed have found you

The miracles have just begun

Shine Like the Sun

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