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BE YOURSELF (from Passages)
©1989, 1998 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.
Music & Lyric by Joy Katzen-Guthrie

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Lover Lover, what's within you? Are you who you really are?
After all the games you've been through, who are you really living for?

CHORUS:
Oh, it is all within you. You can be the sun.
Fire, splendor, rapture, flower drenched in morning rain,
Just be yourself. Lover Lover, be yourself. Be. Be.

Faith and strength will never enter a heart that sits upon the shelf.
Open your eyes and meet your Maker. It's none other than Yourself.

CHORUS:
Oh, it is all within you. You can be the sun.
Fire, splendor, rapture, flower drenched in morning rain,
Just be yourself. Lover Lover, be yourself. Be. Be.

All you valued once is now dead. All your yesterdays are past.
Get a head start with a clear head. Make your mark, so it will last.

CHORUS:
'Cause it is all within you. You can be the sun.
Fire, splendor, rapture, flower drenched in morning rain,
Oh, it is all within you, and the world will know.
Thunder, power, pleasure. All the pain will wash away.
So be yourself. Lover Lover, be yourself.
Lover Lover, be yourself. Lover Lover Be Yourself. Be. Be.



CROSSROADS (from A Steadfast Bridge)
Lyric by Lisette Brodey • Music by Joy Katzen-Guthrie
©2002 by Lisette Brodey & Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.

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Life is a funny thing, my friend, how it changes, yet stays the same.
Moments can touch our hearts like strangers we can’t call by name.
There are hours and days we can only cry, then suddenly we rejoice,
And there’s so much to learn, just heeding our inner voice.

What to do? Where to go? What is around the bend?
Where does the circle stop? Where does the circle end?
Shall we go? Shall we stay? Is there gladness or is there strife?
Just what lies ahead at the crossroads of life?

There are so many questions yet to ask in this life with no guarantees.
Myriad doors to open, yet where do we find the keys?
Life is a challenge we must face, we’re tested more every day.
God fills our minds with questions, then guides us on our way.

What to do? Where to go? What is around the bend?
Where does the circle stop? Where does the circle end?
Shall we go? Shall we stay? Is there gladness or is there strife?
Just what lies ahead at the crossroads of life?

As we move on, we look down the road, often forgiving some debts we’re owed.
While a new life waits for us to arrive, it’s all we can do some days … to survive.

Our past and our present join as one as change hovers in the air.
With a deep breath, we carry on, wiser, and more aware.
At times we ache for those left behind, but that’s not really how it goes.
Those who are dear journey on in our hearts … love only grows and grows.

What to do? Where to go? What is around the bend?
Where does the circle stop? Where does the circle end?
Shall we go? Shall we stay? Is there gladness or is there strife?
Just what lies ahead at the crossroads of life?
Just what lies ahead at the crossroads of life?



EVERY DAY MORE LOVE (from Passages)
©1987, 1998 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.
Music & Lyric by Joy Katzen-Guthrie

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Every day more love, all that we can give,
To cherish and treasure each moment that you live.
Every day brings joy, watching as you grow. You are our rainbow.

See our hopes and dreams come alive in you,
Wisdom and courage to learn from all you do.
A free and open mind, a strong and healing heart to guide you from the start.

How your world is magic! Touching, tasting, feeling ...
Eyes that shine with wonder. Every day and every day more love.

Got your mama's smile and your daddy's eyes.
Tiny handshake reaches for a prize.
Arms that one day might hold a child as sweet to make your world complete.

How we need you, baby! Clinging, hugging, laughing ...
Give you all our kisses. Every day and every day more love.

Every day more love, all that we can share,
To raise you, teach you, bless you with this prayer.
May you always know love so pure and true, the gift that comes from you.
Every day and every day more love

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