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HEAVEN WAITS (from A Steadfast Bridge)
Music and Lyric ©2003 by Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.
Music & Lyric by Joy Katzen-Guthrie

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Go forward into the unknown with the joy of what you do.
Love your fate — celebrate — fear no longer shackles you.
Follow your intuition, allow your heart to be your guide.
One step at a time on the mountain you climb, before long you will find your stride, so ...

CHORUS:
Wake up! And see the beauty,
Swing the children, chase the butterflies, cross the stream a time or two.
Reach out! And seize the moment,
Feel the gentle ease of the wind in the trees, that heaven, heaven waits for you.

You give the world your most precious gift when you do the things you love.
Great success brings distress when money’s all you’re thinking of. 
Make choices that give you peace of mind:  the miracles will flow.
The talents you birth bless the earth. Only you can make them grow, so ...

CHORUS:
Wake up! And see the beauty,
Swing the children, chase the butterflies, cross the stream a time or two.
Reach out! And seize the moment,
Feel the gentle ease of the wind in the trees, that heaven, heaven waits for you.

Let go of the need to struggle with life to make an aim come true.
The knock at the door you can’t ignore is bliss — it’s waiting there for you.
Imagine you have the strength to remove the obstacles you see.
Step out on faith you’ll create the power to change destiny …

When you feel that you have reached an end,
There’s more courage there than you can comprehend.
Draw out your inner strength from deep inside
And watch the roadblocks tumble like a landslide.

CHORUS:
Wake up! And see the beauty,
Swing the children, chase the butterflies, cross the stream a time or two.
Reach out! And seize the moment,
Feel the gentle ease of the wind in the trees, that heaven, heaven waits for you.

Wake up! And touch the sunrise,
Catch the glory, find the treasure, ride a wave to carry you through.
Reach out! And hug somebody. Take the hand of a friend when you see it extend.
There are angels all around! Heaven waits ... for you.


HOLIDAY CIRCLE  OF LOVE (from Holiday Circle of Love)
Lyric by Annemarie St. Michael, Music by Joy Katzen-Guthrie
©1985, 1990 by Annemarie St. Michael & Joy Katzen-Guthrie. All rights reserved.

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The colors of autumn have opened our hearts to the start of the holiday season.
All the world over, each faith will take part in a festival for different reasons.
Each one has its own custom.  It changes from nation to nation.
No matter the name, the idea is the same.  It’s a worldwide love celebration.

CHORUS:
Sing!  Dance!  Join hands!  Let’s form a circle.
We’re one fam’ly, so love one another like sister and brother,
and laugh!  Shout!  Stretch out!  Widen the circle.
Show me a smile and then pass it around our holiday circle of love.

Indira’s house is a picture in lights.  Heinrich is dressing a pine tree.
Rashid’s been fasting a long forty nights, while David’s menorah burns brightly.
Mei-ling is baking a moon cake, so sweet, no other comes near it.
Whitefeather’s dancing, while he is chanting a prayer to the Great White Spirit.

CHORUS:
Sing!  Dance!  Join hands!  Let’s form a circle.
We’re one fam’ly, so love one another like sister and brother,
and laugh!  Shout!  Stretch out!  Widen the circle.
Give me a hug and then pass it around our holiday circle of love.

Come join our party and bring all your friends. It’s time that we all got together.
Let’s line all the cities and streets end-to-end. We’ll be dancing in spite of the weather.
And for this wondrous occasion, bring love, some music, and laughter.
And maybe we’ll find, for the very first time, that we all will live happ’ly thereafter.

CHORUS:
Sing!  Dance!  Join hands!  Let’s form a circle.
We’re one fam’ly, so love one another like sister and brother,
And laugh!  Shout!  Stretch out!  Widen the circle.
Blow me a kiss and then pass it around our holiday circle of love.

Sing!  Dance!  Join hands!  Let’s form a circle.
We’re one fam’ly, so love one another like sister and brother,
and laugh!  Shout!  Stretch out!  Widen the circle.
Give me a hug and then pass it around our holiday circle of love.
Blow me a kiss and then pass it around our holiday circle of love.


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