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Heart Songs 2003
 
 
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The Heart Songs CD is a collection of songs and music that represent a music journal expressing the Resources for Life journey for that year. The CD is available for checkout from the Resources for Life library. The songs selected for the 2003 Heart Songs CD reflect various significant events and people from the year. The song list is included below with lyrics, links to albums at Amazon, and other information. Click here to read a personal note from Gregory Johnson.

Heart Songs 2003 - "Traveling Light"

Song List [ Top ]

1) Traveling Light - Sarah Groves and Joel Hanson (3:28) [Lyrics]
2) In Green Pastures - Jaci Velasquez (3:44) [Lyrics]
3) Calling Out Your Name - Rich Mullins (4:51) [Lyrics]
4) Creation Song - Fernando Ortega (4:07) [Lyrics]
5) My Hope - Rebecca St James (4:29) [Lyrics]
6) No One Else - Fernando Ortega (5:28) [Lyrics]
7) God of All - Twila Paris (5:05) [Lyrics]
8) I Live To Know You - Words and Music by Darlene Zschech (4:48) [Lyrics]
9) Blue Skies - Point of Grace (4:20) [Lyrics]
10) Reaching - Carolyn Arends (4:22) [Lyrics]
11) Love Sees - Pam Thum (4:42) [Lyrics]
12) Word of God Speak - MercyMe (3:07) [Lyrics]
13) I Believe - Diamond Rio (3:56) [Lyrics]
14) Sad Lisa - Carol Tatum / Angels of Venice (4:51) [Info]
15) Lea Halalela - Khululiwe Sithole (6:03) [Lyrics]
16) Ohureo - Baka Beyond (6:53) [Lyrics]

 

Personal Note from Gregory Johnson [ Song List | Top ]

The year 2003 has been a spectacular year for Resources for Life. I'm very grateful to the many people who continue to contribute to the Resources for Life mission and community. Most of the songs chosen for this year's Heart Songs are selected for their religious seasonal relevance. In the fall, From September through December, friends from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities fast, pray, celebrate, and observe various holidays, Holy Days, and festivals to acknowledge and commemorate the faithfulness of God in their lives. The inspirational songs selected are interfaith songs that primarily refer to God without making any specific theological statements. The songs are unique in that they are worshipfully and intimately sung directly to God, unlike many hymns which are typically songs about God that are sung to audiences.

Some of the songs have specific relevance other than a religious significance:

 

1) Traveling Light - Sarah Groves and Joel Hanson [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Traveling Light [Amazon Lookup]
Written by: Allison Mellon, Marc Byrd, Brown Bannister and Steve Hindalong

Well I was doublin' over the load on my shoulders
Was a weight I carried with me everyday
Crossin' miles of frustrations and rivers a ragin'
Pickin' up stones I found along the way

I staggered and I stumbled down
Pathways of trouble
I was haulin' those souvenirs of misery
And with each step taken my back was breakin'
'Til I found the One who took it all from me

Down by the riverside
(Down by the riverside)
I laid my burdens down,
Now I'm travelin' light
My spirit lifted high
(I found my freedom now)
I found my freedom now
And I'm travelin' light

Through the darkest alleys and loneliest valleys
I was draggin' those heavy chains of doubt and fear
Then with the one word spoken the locks were broken
Now He's leading me to places
Where there are no tears

 

2) In Green Pastures - Jaci Velasquez [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Traveling Light [Amazon Lookup]

CHORUS:
Make me lie down in green pastures
Teach me to trust and to know that You are God
Lead me beside Your still waters
Restore my heart, refresh my soul

Only You can take me to a peaceful quiet
Where all that I can hear is just a fear
The quickly slips away
I can feel You closer when the world is silent
So hush my thoughts and slow my steps
Guide me where I'll find that place

CHORUS:
Make me lie down in green pastures
Teach me to trust and to know that You are God
Lead me beside Your still waters
Restore my heart, refresh my soul

Help me catch my breath and just be in Your presence
Even when I try to run
Please keep Your love surrounding me
Far below the sea and in the heights of heaven
I feel Your spirit near me and I hear Your voice
It's calling, calling me

CHORUS:
Make me lie down in green pastures
Teach me to trust and to know that You are God
Lead me beside Your still waters
Restore my heart, refresh my soul

Teach me to trust You

 

3) Calling Out Your Name - Rich Mullins [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Songs [Amazon Lookup]

Well the moon moved past Nebraska
And spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob's stairs
Yeah they danced on Jacob's stairs
There is this silence in the Badlands
And over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer
The whisper of a prayer

And the single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I can feel the earth tremble
Beneath the rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant's wings
And there's fury in a pheasant's wings
It tells me the Lord is in His temple
And there is still a faith that can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring
And I've seen love make heaven ring

Where the sacred rivers meet
Beneath the shadow of the Keeper of the plains
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

From the place where morning gathers
You can look sometimes forever 'til you see
What time may never know
What time may never know
How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
And shakes us forward and shakes us free
To run wild with the hope
To run wild with the hope

The hope that this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
And I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

And I know this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name

 

4) Creation Song - Fernando Ortega [ Song List | Top ]

Album: The Breaking Of The Dawn [Amazon Lookup]

He wraps Himself in light
As with a garment
He spreads out the heavens
And walks on the wings of the wind
He sends forth the springs from the valleys
They flow between mountains
The birds of the air dwell by the waters
Lifting their voices in song

CHORUS:
Singing glory, glory!
Glory to the Lamb!
All praises and honor forever

He made the moon for its seasons
The sun knows its setting
He looks at the earth and it trembles
He touches the mountains and they smoke
I will sing to the Lord all my life
I will sing praises to my God
As long as I live
Praises to the Lord, oh my soul

 

5) My Hope - Rebecca St James [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Transform [Amazon Lookup]
Scripture Reference: "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone: my hope comes from Him." Psalms 62:5 NIV

When the weight of the world is on my shoulders
And my bridges are broken
I will remember You
When the flowers are blooming, skies are bluer than ever
And everything's well
I will remember You

Oh Lord my God, You walk beside me
Through the laughter, through the tears
Oh Lord my God, You hold and You hide me
Because of your love, I have nothing to fear

You are my hope You are my joy
You are my savior and You are my God
You are my love You are my life
And I will praise you forever my God

The deepest part of me is crying out
Just to know You more
So I remember You
Now I will draw nearer to who You are
And I see you clearer
As I remember You

 

6) No One Else - Fernando Ortega [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Home [Amazon Lookup]

I look for you in the middle of the night
Savior and guardian of my soul
From highest heaven You hear my call
And in my trouble You comfort and hold me
I long for You when I cannot hear Your voice
And my heart is dry as the dust
Oh Lord, be near me if I should fall
And show me how to believe and to trust
You alone

There is no one else beside you
In the darkest night
In the wilderness
There is no one else beside you
At Your feet I cry
In Your arms I rest

I hope in You and Your promise to return
With angels and dark clouds of thunder
When death and evil and sorrow flee away
And all creation will bow and proclaim
You alone

There is no one else beside You
You will fill the sky
When You come again
There is no one else beside You
Heaven's only light
Burning without end

7) God of All - Twila Paris [ Song List | Top ]

Album: House Of Worship [Amazon Lookup]

God of all
We come to praise You
We lift Your name on high in all the earth
God of all
We come to praise You
We lift Your name on high in all the earth

God of glory
God of majesty
God of mercy
We life Your name on high
God of all
God of all

God of all
We come to praise You
We lift Your name on high in all the earth
God of all
We come to praise You
We lift Your name on high in all the earth

God of holiness
God of righteousness
God of Heaven
We life Your name on high
God of all

God of glory
God of majesty
God of mercy
We life Your name on high
God of holiness
God of righteousness
God of Heaven
We life Your name on high
God of all
God of all

 

8) I Live To Know You - Words and Music by Darlene Zschech [ Song List | Top ]

Performed by: Hillsongs Australia
Album: You Shine [Amazon Lookup]

Standing in Your presence
Lord my heart and life are changed
Just to love You and to live to
See Your beauty and Your grace

Heaven and earth cry out Your name
Nations rise up and see Your face
And Your kingdom is established
As I live to know You more

Now I will never be the same
Spirit of God, my life You've changed
And I'll forever sing Your praise
I live to know You Lord
I live to know You Lord

You've called me
I will follow
Your will for me I'm sure
Let Your heart beat
Be my heart's cry
Let me live to serve Your call

 

9) Blue Skies - Point of Grace [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Free To Fly [Amazon Lookup]

On days of gray
When doubt clouds my view
It's so hard to see past my fears
My strength seems to fade
And it's all I can do
To hold on, 'til the light reappears
Still, I believe though some rain's bound to fall
That you're here next to me
And you're over it all

(Chorus)
Lord, the sky's still blue
For my hope is in you
You're my joy
You're the dream that's still alive
Like the wind at my back
And the sun on my face
You are life
You're grace
You are blue skies
You're my blue skies
When nights are long
Seems the dark has no end
Still we walk on in light of the truth
For waiting beyond
Where the morning begins
Is the dawn, and you're mercy anew
Oh, to believe we're alive in you're love
There is so much to see
If we keep looking up

(Repeat Chorus)

You fill the heavens with hope and a higher love
A picture, a promise for life

 

10) Reaching - Carolyn Arends [ Song List | Top ]

Album: I Can Hear You [Amazon Lookup]

There’s a time I can recall
Four years old and three feet tall
Trying to touch the stars and the cookie jar
And both were out of reach
And later on in my high school
It seemed to me a little cruel
How the right words to say always seemed to stay
Just out of reach
Well I should not have thought it strange
That growing causes growing pains
‘Cause the more we learn the more we know
We don’t know anything
But still it seems a tragic fate
Living with this quiet ache
The constant strain for what remains
Just out of reach

Chorus:
We are reaching for the future
We are reaching for the past
And no matter what we have we reach for more
We are desperate to discover
What is just beyond our grasp
But maybe that’s what heaven is for

There are times I can’t forget
Dressed up in my Sunday best
Trying not to squirm and to maybe learn
A bit of what the preacher preached
And later lying in the dark
I felt a stirring in my heart
And though I longed to see what could not be seen
I still believed
I guess I shouldn’t think it odd
Until we see the face of God
The yearning deep within us tells us
There’s more to come
So when we taste of the divine
It leaves us hungry every time
For one more taste of what awaits
When heaven’s gates are reached

Chorus

I believe that’s what heaven is for

There’s a time I can recall
Four years old and three feet tall
Trying to touch the stars and the cookie jar
And both were out of reach

 

11) Love Sees - Pam Thum [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Pam Thum [Amazon Lookup]

In a world of broken souls and lies
Few hearts survive
Can we find the faith?
In a world where trust is soon betrayed
A selfish game
Can we find the faith?
And when it seems that faith is gone
And the doubts just carry on
Sometimes it seems love is simply blind

Love sees what no eye can see
Love hears what we cannot hear

In a world where life can often change
And lead to pain
Can we find the hope?
And when it seems that hope is gone
And the doubts just carry on
Sometimes it seems love is simply blind

Love sees what no eye can see
Love hears what we cannot hear
It consumes the soul with pure desire
And waters cannot quench the fire
What no one else believes
Love sees

The heart of love has reasons
That reason cannot understand

 

12) Word of God Speak - MercyMe [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Spoken For [Amazon Lookup]

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say

[Chorus]
Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice

[Chorus 2x]

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay

 

13) I Believe - Diamond Rio [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Completely [Amazon Lookup]

Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And it's like you haven't been gone a moment from my side
Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time are holding you and me
And with all my heart I'm sure we're closer than we ever were
I don't have to hear or see, I've got all the proof I need
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

Chorus
That when you die your life goes on
It doesn't end here when you're gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends and if I'm right
Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe, I believe

Forever, you're a part of me
Forever, in the heart of me
And I'll hold you even longer if I can
The people who don't see the most
Say that I believe in ghosts
And if that makes me crazy, then I am
'Cause I believe

There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

 

14) Sad Lisa - Carol Tatum / Angels of Venice [ Song List | Top ]

Album: Angels of Venice [Amazon Lookup]

This beautiful instrumental piece includes piano, flute, guitar, cymbals, strings, harp. The mood of the melody is soothing as it rises and falls alternating between pensive expressions and hopeful upward looking sounds.

 

15) “Lea Halalela” (“Holy Land”) - Khululiwe Sithole [ Song List | Top ]

Language: Zulu
Written by: Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer
Album: Rythm Of The Pride Lands (Disney) [Amazon Lookup]

Fatshe leso [Our land]
Lea halalela [Is holy]
(Repeat)

Uli-buse le lizwe [You must rule this land]
Izwe lethu [The land of the people]
Mhlaba wethu [Soil of the people]
Uli phathe Kahle [Handle it with care]
Izwe lethu [This land of ours]
Izwe lehtu [This land of ours]

(Chorus)
Uzo libusa [You will rule]
Le lizwe [This land]
Uli buse kahle [Rule it with care]
Uzo libusa [You will rule]
Le lizwe [This land]
Le lizwe [This land]

Fatshe leso [Our land]
Lea halalela [Is holy]
(Repeat)

Uli-buse le lizwe [You must rule this land]
lzwe lethu [The land of the people]
Mhlaba wethu [Soil of the people]
U'zuli qondise [Keep it in order]
Izwe lethu [This land of ours]
Izwe lethu [This land of ours]

(Chorus)

Fatshe leso [Our land]
Lea halalela [Is holy]
(Repeat)

 

16) Ohureo - Baka Beyond [ Song List | Top ]

Album: The Meeting Pool [Amazon Lookup]

Ohureo is based on a traditional Gaelic song from the Western Isles of Scotland. The children in this lullaby are being mistreated by thier step mother, so their real mother returns form the dead on their behalf!

 

Copyright Notice

Resources for Life is a strong supporter and promoter of the professional music industry. We also help support freelance independent musicians. For this reason, all of the music used on the Heart Songs 2003 CD was legally obtained by purchasing the entire CD/Album - this helps provide maximum financial benefit to the artists and industry. We encourage others to purchase music through legal channels as a way to support the work of musicians and the music industry. For this reason, we do not mass produce the Heart Songs 2003 CD. We make it available on loan from our library and encourage people to create their own music mixes from their own growing legally purchased music collection. The above lyrics are probably protected by some copyright laws.

 


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