Joy Katzen-Guthrie ... Music & Lyrics


Return to Music & Lyric Main Menu
Or directly visit other pages in our Music & Lyric Section:
Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Page 10Page 11Page 12


Yes!! You may reprint or copy Joy's lyrics — but please, only with copyright notice and authorship included!


EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT (from A Steadfast Bridge)
Music & Chorus: Traditional Spiritual (ca. 18th century)
Verses ©2003 Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.

Click to listen:

Cick to download a pdf of lyric

CHORUS:
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

By our faith we see the light. By our faith we bear the night.
Not by fortune, not by might -- only spirit ends the blight.

CHORUS:
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

With our hearts, we clearly see that in God's hands we'll always be.
Through devotion, we turn the key for God's good to set us free.

CHORUS:
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

When perfect trust is applied, perfect grace can’t be denied.
With loving truth as our guide, God’s promise will provide.

CHORUS:
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

Sounds of laughter fill the air, understanding is present there.
Peace and beauty, not a care -- feel God's glory everywhere.

CHORUS:
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

When with passion, one believes, with compassion, one receives.
And the heart at last perceives the many miracles God weaves.


FORGIVE ME (from A Steadfast Bridge)
©2001 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.
Music & Lyric by Joy Katzen-Guthrie

Click to listen:

Click to download a pdf of lyric

Forgive me for not saying goodbye. Forgive me for not saying, “I love you” one time more.
Forgive me for not holding you close and not knowing you were leaving me forever.
Please forgive me for not reaching out. Forgive me for not stroking your hair and your sweet face,
Forgive me for not loving you enough, though I’ve loved you with all of my heart.

If I could go back and undo all the wrongs, if I could turn back time and take your place,
In an instant I would do it, in this moment I would change it, in a heartbeat, I would end your pain.

Won’t you help me now to say goodbye. Help me now to say, “I love you” one time more.
Help me to hold you even closer and to know you haven’t left me forever.
Help me reach out and take your hand. Help me to stroke your hair and your sweet face.
Help me love you enough to let you go, that it’s possible … that it’s possible to love you more.

Please forgive me for the fear and the hurt, for not being there to comfort you and guide you to my arms.
Forgive me for not knowing how to find you, though you’ll always be by my side.

If I could go back and undo all the wrongs, if I could turn back time and take your place,
In an instant I would do it, in this moment I would change it, in a heartbeat, I would end your pain.

Won’t you help me now to say goodbye. Help me now to say, “I love you” one time more.
Help me to hold you even closer and to know you haven’t left me forever.
Won’t you reach out and take my hand. Take away this emptiness and grief that I now feel.
Help me love you enough to let you go, that it’s possible … that it’s possible to love you more.

Return to Music & Lyric Main Menu
Or directly visit other pages in our Music & Lyric Section:
Page 1Page 2Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7Page 8Page 9Page 10Page 11Page 12


Joy Katzen-Guthrie is creator, operator, and web master of this site.
All site content except where otherwise noted ©1999-2016 Katzen and Guthrie Associates, Inc.
Contact Tune-of-the-Century Music®  • 
joyfulnoise@earthlink.net
727-785-4568  (Tampa Bay Area) •  800-354-1302