May Concert Songs

 

Sing

Some words they can't be spoken only sung,
So hear a thousand voices shouting love.
There's a place, there's a time in this life
When you sing what you are feeling,
Find your feet, stand your ground,
Don't you see right now the world is listening to what we say?

Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight.
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,
Old and young shouting love tonight.

To sing we've had a lifetime to wait (wait, lifetime to wait)
And see a thousand faces celebrate (celebrate, faces celebrate)
You brought hope, you brought life,
Conquered fear, no it wasn't always easy,
Stood your ground, kept your faith,
Don't you see right now the world is listening to what we say?

Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Make some noise, find your voice tonight.
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever,
Old and young shouting love tonight.

Some words they can't be spoken only sung,
To hear a thousand voices shouting love and light and hope.

Just sing; just sing; just sing; just sing. Come all and sing

Sing it louder, sing it clearer, knowing everyone will hear you,
Sing it stronger, sing together, make this moment last forever, old and young, shouting love tonight

Hear a thousand voices shouting love.


Let the River Run

Let the river run,
let all the dreamers wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Silver cities rise,
the morning lights
the streets that meet them,
and sirens call them on
with a song.

It's asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

We're coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

We the great and small
stand on a star
and blaze a trail of desire
through the darkening dawn.

It's asking for the taking.
Come run with me now,
the sky is the colour of blue
you've never even seen
in the eyes of love.

Oh, my heart is aching.
We're coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

It's asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.
We're coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
let all the dreamers
wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem


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 dying
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too 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
.


Opportunity

Under the glow of the very bright lights
I turn my face towards the warm night sky
And I am not afraid of a thousand eyes
When they're above five hundred smiles

Oh I used to think
What wouldn't I give
For a moment like this?
This moment this gift

Oh, now look at me
And this opportunity
Is standing right in front of me
But one thing I know
It's only part luck and so
I'm putting on my best show
Under the spotlight
I'm starting my life
Big dreams becoming real tonight


So look at me
And this opportunity
You're witnessing my moment, you see?

(My big opportunity)

 

 

Now I'm right here and it's time
'Cause this is real

This is real and it's all mine.

 

I'm not afraid, afraid to fly

When it's above 500 smiles


Oh I used to think

What I wouldn't give
For a moment like this?
This moment, this gift

Oh, now look at me
And this opportunity
Is standing right in front of me
But one thing I know
It's only part luck and so
I'm putting on my best show
Under the spotlight
I'm starting my life

Big dreams becoming real tonight
So, look at me and this opportunity

You're witnessing my moment, you see?

My big opportunity
I won't waste it
I guarantee

 


Flashlight

When tomorrow comes
I'll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don't know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
And though the road is long
I look up to the sky
And in the dark I found, lost hope that I won't fly
And I sing along, I sing along, and I sing along

CHORUS

I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can't lie, it's a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight
You're my flashlight , you're my flashlight


I see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
I'm not afraid when the rain won't stop
'Cause you light the way
You light the way,
You light the way

CHORUS 

(I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can't lie, it's a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight
You're my flashlight, you're my flashlight


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:
"I feel your presence near me."

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.

For you are always . .


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

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.


In a Wheatfield

Walking through a golden wheatfield, a young man goes a dreaming.

Though many riches does it yield, for him they have no meaning.

Rising early in the dawn he dreams but of his lady, on such a lovely splendid morn, she'll give her answer, maybe.

 

When the sea is salt no more, when the water flows up river and when the grass should never grow

it's then I'll cease to love her.

Already thinking of the day they'll be as one forever.

He still awaits to hear her say, that she will leave him never.

 

Walking through a golden wheatfield, a young man goes a dreaming.

Though many riches does it yield, for him they have no meaning.

Rising early in the dawn he dreams but of his lady, on such a lovely splendid morn, she'll give her answer, maybe.


 

Believe

 

When I look up to the stars,

There's a burning deep inside me,

And I feel a power growing in my soul.

There is something I can sense,

Deep within a dream to guide me,

And I know that I am reaching for my goal.

 

I can do anything at all,

I can climb the highest mountains,

I can feel the ocean calling wild and free,

I can be anything I want, with this hope to drive me onwards,

If I can just believe, in me.

 

 

When the skies are dark and grey,

We still know the sun is shining,

Though it's out of sight, it's light is glowing still.

And as long as I believe, there is nothing I can't wish for,

Not a dream that I'm unable to fulfil.

 

I can do anything at all,

I can climb the highest mountains,

I can feel the ocean calling wild and free,

I can be anything I want, with this hope to drive me onwards,

If I can just believe, in me.

 

And whatever it takes I'll find it somehow,

Whatever it needs I'll show I'm strong.

Whatever it takes I'll make it happen:

Finding out where I belong.

 

While the world is spinning round, I can sometimes lose direction

And I know how hard it is to find my way.

But with friends around to care there is nothing I can't handle

And I'll face the future treasuring each day.

 

I can do anything at all,

I can climb the highest mountains,

I can feel the ocean calling wild and free,

I can be anything I want, with this hope to drive me onwards,

If I can just believe, in me.
 


Choir Songs

 
2016-2017

The Climb

1. I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But, there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I got to keep trying
'Got to keep my head held high

 

 

CHORUS

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
'Always going to be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm going to have to lose

It's not about how fast I get there
It's not about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb


2. The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no I'm not breaking

I may  not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most, yeah
Just got to keep going

And I, I've got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

CHORUS x2



Somewhere Only We Know



I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting tired and I need someone to rely on

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything,
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know
Somewhere only we know

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?
I'm getting old and I need someone to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
'Cause this could be the end of everything,
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?


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:
"I feel your presence near me."

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.

For you are always . . .


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.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

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, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them, They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak My word to them
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord ...

I, the Lord of wind and flame
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?

Here I am Lord ...


Proud

I look into the window of my mind

Reflections of the fears I know I've left behind

I step out of the ordinary,

I can feel my soul ascending

I am on my way, can't stop me now and you can do the same, yeah
 

CHORUS

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

It's never too late to try

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people

If you make that break for freedom

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

 

Still so many answers I don't know

Realise that to question is how we grow

So I step out of the ordinary

I can feel my soul ascending

I am on my way, can't stop me now

You can do the same, yeah

CHORUS

Yeah, we need a change Yeah,

Do it today, yeah

I can feel my spirit rising
Change, yeah, we need a change

Yeah, so do it today, yeah

'Cause I can see a clear horizon

CHORUS

 

What have you done today to make you feel proud?
You could be so many people?

Just make that break for freedom

 So what have you done today to make you feel proud?
 



Opportunity


Under the glow of the very bright lights
I turn my face towards the warm night sky
And I am not afraid of a thousand eyes
When they're above five hundred smiles
Oh I used to think
What wouldn't I give
For a moment like this?
This moment this gift
Oh, now look at me
And this opportunity
Is standing right in front of me
But one thing I know
It's only part luck and so
I'm putting on my best show
Under the spotlight
I'm starting my life
Big dreams becoming real tonight

So look at me
And this opportunity
You're witnessing my moment, you see?
(My big opportunity)
Now I'm right here and it's time
'Cause this is real
This is real and it's all mine.

I'm not afraid, afraid to fly
When it's above 500 smiles

Oh I used to think
What I wouldn't give
For a moment like this?
This moment, this gift
Oh, now look at me
And this opportunity
Is standing right in front of me
But one thing I know
It's only part luck and so
I'm putting on my best show
Under the spotlight
I'm starting my life
Big dreams becoming real tonight
So, look at me and this opportunity
You're witnessing my moment, you see?
My big opportunity
I won't waste it
I guarantee

 


Flashlight

When tomorrow comes
I'll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don't know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
And though the road is long
I look up to the sky
And in the dark I found, lost hope that I won't fly
And I sing along, I sing along, and I sing along

CHORUS

I got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I'm stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can't lie, it's a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you're my flashlight
You're getting me, getting me, through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight
You're my flashlight , you're my flashlight


I see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
I'm not afraid when the rain won't stop
'Cause you light the way
You light the way,
You light the way

CHORUS   -    (You're my flashlight etc)


CHORUS
You're getting me, getting me through the night
'Cause you're my flashlight
'Cause you're my flashlight
You're my flashlight

Ooh ooh
...

You're my flashlight, light light ...


Seek Ye First

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Man shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of God.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Hallelu, Hallelujah!


7 Years Old

Once I was 7 years old my mama told me,
"Go make yourself some friends, or you'll be lonely." Once I was 7 years old

It was a big, big world, but we thought we were bigger
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker
By 11, pushing  limits, we were learning quicker,
Never rich, so we were out to make that steady figure

Once I was 11 years old my daddy told me,
"Go get yourself a life, or you'll be lonely." Once I was 11 years old

I always had that dream, like my daddy before me
So I started writing songs, I started writing stories
Something about that glory, just always seemed to bore me
'Cause only those I really love will ever really know me

Once I was 20 years old my story got told
Before the morning sun, when life was lonely. Once I was 20 years old

I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure
'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major
I got my friends with me, at least those in favour
And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later

Once I was 20 years old my story got told
I was writing about everything I saw before me, Once I was 20 years old

Soon we'll be 30 years old, Our songs have been sold
We've travelled around the world, and we're still roaming Soon we'll be 30 years old

I'm still learning about life my woman brought children for me
So I can sing them all my songs and I can tell them stories
Most of my friends are with me some are still out seeking glory
And some I had to leave behind, My brother, I'm still sorry

Soon I'll be 60 years old My daddy got 61
Remember life, and then your life becomes a better one
I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once
I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month

Soon I'll be 60 years old Will I think the world is cold,
or will I have a lot of children who can warm me. Soon I'll be 60 years old

Soon I'll be 60 years old Will I think the world is cold,
or will I have a lot of children who can warm me. Soon I'll be 60 years old

Once I was 7 years old my mama told me,
"Go make yourself some friends, or you'll be lonely."
Once I was 7 years old, Once I was 7 years old

 


2015-2016


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 dying
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too 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
.
 

Seek Ye First

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And His righteousness;
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

 

Man shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds out from the mouth of God.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Ask, and it shall be given unto you;
Seek, and you shall find.
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!


Hallelujah - Get Happy

We're heading 'cross the river, wash your sins away in the tide

It's all so peaceful on the other side

 

Forget your troubles and just get happy. You better chase all your cares away.

Sing hallelujah come on get happy. Get ready for the judgement day.

The sun is shining, come on get happy. The Lord is waiting to

take your hand.

Shout hallelujah, come on get happy. We're going to a promised land

 

 

We're heading 'cross the river, wash your sins away in the tide

It's all so peaceful on the other side

 

Forget your troubles and just get happy. You better chase all your cares away.

Sing hallelujah come on get happy. Get ready for the judgement day.

Get ready for the judgement day ...

 

O happy day, what a happy, happy day. When all my sins, (When all my sins)

When all my sins, (When all my sins). When all my sins, My sins were washed away, O happy day, O happy day.

 

Let us rejoice, let us rejoice, what a happy day

Let us rejoice, let us rejoice, what a happy day

 

O happy day, (O happy day), What a happy day (O happy day)

When all my sins (When all my sins)  When all my sins (When all my sins)

When all my sins (When all my sins) My sins were washed away ( O happy day)

My sins were washed away ( O happy day) My sins were washed away ( O happy day)

 

Sing hallelujah get happy, O happy day ... O happy day ... O happy day..

 


Mostly Mozart Performance

 

1. Dona nobis pacem


2. Ave Maria


3. Friends Forget the Cares that Bore Us
      Mozart


Friends forget the cares that bore us
Come and join the jolly chorus
A song of praise, to happy days
Let us be merry one and all

You sit so idly in your places
With gloomy looks upon your faces
Come on rejoice, and raise your voice
To happy days a song of praise,
a song of praise.

Are you like donkeys far to old to pray?
Are you like donkeys far to old to pray?
Sing out! Sing out!
Sing out now loud and strong
Laugh and be gay.

We toast romance and joyous song
May they be with us all life long
Long live -- long live --
Long live, romance and song

 


Christmas Songs

All Around the World

A Starry Night

Children of the World
Hark the Herald Angels Sing