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Ode To Joy

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Peter Link

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Ode To Joy — a year in the making. Peter Link’s funk/classical response to some of the world’s most loved hymns. Beethoven and Bach meet Rock, Pop and Gospel in this soaring exploration of the joy of life. Composed, Produced and Orchestrated by Link.

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Simple Gifts

New lyrics by Peter Link
Music arranged by Peter Link and Margaret Dorn

˜Tis a gift to be simple
˜Tis a gift just to be
So alice here now seeing all there is to see
And hearing the music of this glorious earth
As each new moment springs to birth

˜Tis a gift to be grateful
For the Gifts we receive
For the faith we have and all that we believe
For the pure understanding of His radiant light
That illuminates the darkest night

God’s grace is really very plain
Like a baby’s breath or a morning rain
But there in the essence as the plan unfolds
Is the hand of God and the life He holds

[Key Change]

And it’s all very simple
And it’s all very wise
How the waving wheat turns to summer skies
And the stars know their places
In the vastness of space
In the allness of God’s embrace

God’s love is really very meek
There is no false pride
There is no mystique
Just a pure affection for the beauty of man
For the perfect child
For the perfect plan

[Clarinet Solo]

And the science of healing
And the powers of one mind
These are simple gifts blessing all mankind

‘Tis a gift to be simple

[Clarinet Answers]

˜Tis a gift just to be!

© 2007

V
FATHER

MUSIC ADAPTED BY AND LYRICS
BY
PETER LINK

FATHER
I AM LONELY FOR YOU
ARE YOU REALLY OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
LOVING ME
SOMETIMES WHEN I TRY TO FIND YOU
EVERYWHERE I TURN WELL IT’S JUST
ONLY ME

IF THIS LIFE IS WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR
HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF ALL I SEE

FATHER
WE THY LOVING CHILDREN
WONDER WHAT’S THE POINT
OF ALL THIS MISERY

AND THIS WORLD OF CONFUSION’S
SOMETIMES ALL I KNOW

LOST IN THE SHADOWS
BUT I CAN’T LET GO

FATHER FATHER FATHER
NO I CAN’T LET GO

TEACH US HOW TO
STEP FROM THESE ASHES
INTO THE LIGHT OF
THY PURE GRACE

FATHER
WE THY LOVING CHILDREN
LOOK TO FIND OUR JOY TODAY

FATHER FATHER FATHER

VII

THIS I KNOW IS TRUE
THE JOURNEY HEAVENWARD

MUSIC AND LYRICS
BY
PETER LINK

IN THE END
WHAT IS MAN
JUST A POUND OF CLAY
BREAK THAT DOWN
NOTHING’S THERE
MUCH TO OUR DISMAY

I’VE BEEN TOLD
LIFE’S A DREAM
JUST LIKE DREAMS AT NIGHT
IT’S NOT ALL
AS IT SEEMS
MAYBE ALL THAT IS IS LIGHT

QUANTUM PHYSICS FINDS
THAT IT’S ALL JUST MADE OF WAVES
EINSTEIN TELLS US TIME ISN’T REAL
HOW DOES IT FEEL
KNOWING THAT NOTHING’S AS IT SEEMS

PEOPLE COME
PEOPLE GO
YEAH BUT ARE THEY REALLY GONE
WHERE THEY GO
HEAVEN KNOWS
MAYBE LIFE GOES ON AND ON

GOD MAKES MIRACLES BY THE MILLIONS EVERY DAY
A MAN NAMED JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD
THOUSANDS WERE FED
STARTING WITH NOTHING
NOTHING BUT GOD

FRAGILE STUFF
MATTER IS
FLEETING THROUGH AND THROUGH
ONE THING’S CLEAR
I AM HERE
THIS I KNOW IS TRUE
THIS I KNOW IS TRUE
THIS I KNOW IS TRUE

AND AS I GROW AND KNOW THEE
THE “MAYBES” DISAPPEAR
THE CERTAINTIES ARE CLEARER
THE MORE THAT GOD IS NEAR
THE CLOSER I CAN GET TO THEE
THE MORE I UNDERSTAND

THE MORE I UNDERSTAND
THE BETTER MAN I AM
THE BETTER MAN I AM
THE MORE I LIVE IN YOU
THE MORE I LIVE IN YOU
THE MORE I AM

AND ON AND ON IT GOES LIKE THIS
TILL TIME AND SPACE ARE THROUGH
AND ALL THE THINGS I KNEW
NO LONGER MATTER
AND ALL THE THINGS I THOUGHT I WAS
NO LONGER TRUE

I CLIMB WITH JOY THE HEIGHTS OF MIND
TO SOAR O’ER TIME AND SPACE
I YET SHALL KNOW AS I AM KNOWN
AND SEE THEE FACE TO FACE
TILL TIME AND SPACE AND FEAR ARE NAUGHT
MY QUEST SHALL NEVER CEASE
THY PRESENCE EVER GOES WITH ME
AND THOU DOST GIVE ME PEACE

HOW GREAT THOU ART

Lyrics by Carl G. Boberg and RJ Hughes
with Verse 2 lyrics by Peter Link
Music by Carl G. Boberg and RJ Hughes
Arrangement by Peter Link

O Lord my God!
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds
Thy hands have made.
I see the stars,
I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout
The universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When in my soul
I know that Thou art with me
And feel Thy gentle presence
Through and through
Then we are one
I know that I am in Thee
And as I live
I walk this life with You

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Copyright © 2008 Westrax Music Publishing.

Copyright © 2008 Westrax Music Publishing.

XI

FINALE
MISSIONARY CHANT
ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING
ODE TO JOY

NEW MUSIC AND LYRICS
BY
PETER LINK

O LIFE THAT MAKETH ALL THINGS NEW
THE BLOOMING EARTH
THE THOUGHTS OF MEN
OUR PILGRIM FEET
WET WITH THY DEW
IN GLADNESS HITHER TURN AGAIN

FROM HAND TO HAND THE GREETING FLOWS
FROM EYE TO EYE
THE SIGNALS RUN
FROM HEART TO HEART
THE BRIGHT HOPE GLOWS
THE SEEKERS OF THE LIGHT ARE ONE

ONE IN THE FREEDOM OF THE TRUTH
ONE IN THE JOY
OF PATHS UNTROD
ONE IN THE HEART’S
PERENNIAL YOUTH
ONE IN THE LARGER THOUGHT OF GOD

THE FREER STEP THE FULLER BREATH
THE WIDE HORIZON’S
GRANDER VIEW
THE SENSE OF LIFE
THAT KNOWS NO DEATH
THE LIFE THAT MAKETH ALL THINGS NEW

FATHER WE THY LOVING CHILDREN
LIFT OUR HEARTS IN JOY TODAY
KNOWING WELL THAT THOU WILT KEEP US
EVER IN THY BLESSED WAY
THOU ART LOVE AND THOU ART WISDOM
THOU ART LIFE AND THOU ART ALL
IN THY SPIRIT LIVING MOVING
WE SHALL NEITHER FAINT NOR FALL

IN THY HOUSE SECURELY DWELLING
WHERE THY CHILDREN LIVE TO BLESS
SEEING ONLY THY CREATION
WE CAN SHARE THY HAPPINESS
SHARE THY JOY AND SPEND IT FREELY
LOYAL HEARTS CAN FEEL NO FEAR
WE THY CHILDREN KNOW THEE FATHER
LOVE AND LIFE FOREVER NEAR