Sunday Morning Digital Liner Notes

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Peter Link

“I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens
And thy glory above all the earth...”   

Psalms 113 & 108 with Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

1. Beautiful

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Psalms 96, 90 & Eccl 3
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

O sing unto the Lord a new song
Sing unto the Lord all the earth
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised
Yes the Lord is greatly to be praised

Honor and majesty are before Him
Strength and beauty define Him

So let Thy work appear
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us
For He hath made every thing beautiful in His time
Beautiful
Beautiful
Everlastingly beautiful

O sing unto the Lord a new song
Sing unto the Lord of His works
From the azure sky, His beauty shining forth
From the mountain high, it’s shining on

Honor and majesty are before Him
Strength and beauty define Him

So let Thy work appear
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us
For He hath made every thing beautiful in His time
Beautiful
Beautiful
Everlastingly beautiful

Yes the Lord is greatly to be praised!

2. Consider the Lilies

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics from Matthew 6

Take no thought for your life
What ye shall eat
Or what ye shall drink
Nor yet for your body
What ye shall put on
[3 Bars]
Is not your life more than the meat
And the body than raiment? 
Are ye not much better than they? 
[4 Bars]
Behold the fowls of the air
For they sow not
And nor do they reap
Or harvest for others
Yet God feedeth his own
[1 Bar]
Are ye not much better than they? 
[4 Bars]
Consider the lilies of the field
How they grow
Oh how they grow
Consider the lilies of the field
They toil not
Neither do they spin

And yet I say unto you
That even Solomon in all his glory
Was not arrayed like one of these
And therefore take no thought
In wond’ring who will clothe
And who will feed us
And who will end this thirst within
No take no thought
For your heavenly Father knoweth
That ye have need of all these things
But now seek ye first
The hand of God
His righteousness
And all will be added
Take no thought for the morrow
The morrow shall take thought
For the things of itself
[4 Bars]
Consider the lilies how they grow
How they grow
Oh how they grow
How they grow
How they grow

3. Peace Be Still

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics Adapted from Mark 4
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

And when they had sent away the multitude,
They took the Master into a ship.
And there were also with him other little ships. 
But then there arose a great storm
And the waves beat down
And the wind rose up
And the sea filled the ship
Till the waters reigned
And the Master asleep on a pillow lay
While all of those around him lost hope
So they began to waken him and say to him
Oh Master why do you not care
That we perish out here
In a raging storm
And the waters rise
And the ship goes down
Aaah
And he arose
And rebuked the wind
And said unto the sea
Peace be still
Peace be still

And the wind ceased
And there was a great calm
And he said unto them
Why are ye so fearful?
How is it that ye have no faith? 
And so they esteemed him exceedingly,
and said to one another “Oh my
What manner of man is this who works such miracles
That even the wind and the sea obey him?”
For he arose
And rebuked the wind
And said unto the sea
Peace be still
Peace be still

4. Prosperity

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Isaiah 55
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

Seek ye the Lord
While He may be found
Call ye upon him
While He is near
And He will hear thy voice
And impart the wisdom
And alleviate thy fear
Come all that thirsteth
Come ye to the waters
And he that hath no money
Come ye, and eat
Wine milk and honey
With abundance abundance
Wine milk and honey
And sustenance sweet
For as the rain cometh down
And the snow from heaven
And returneth not thither
But watereth the earth
So shall His word be
And it shall bring to all mankind
It shall bring to all mankind
The Lord shall bring to all mankind
Prosperity
Prosperity

Come all that thirsteth
Come ye to the waters
And he that hath no money
Come ye, and eat
Wine milk and honey
With abundance abundance
Wine milk and honey
And sustenance sweet
For as the rain cometh down
And the snow from heaven
And returneth not thither
But watereth the earth
So shall His word be
And it shall bring to all mankind
It shall bring to all mankind
The Lord shall bring to all mankind
Prosperity
Prosperity
For ye shall go out with joy
And be led forth with peace
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing
And all the trees of the field
Shall clap their hands
And all across the lands
Prosperity
Prosperity
Prosperity

5. On Eagles Wings

Based on Psalm 91
Music and Lyrics by Michael Joncas

1
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust";

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

2
The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

3
You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

4
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

6. In Praise

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Psalms 113 & 108
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and for evermore
From the rising of the sun unto the going down
The Lord's name is to be praised
Blessed be the love shining forth
That lights our way from an endless source
From the waning of the moon unto the dying day
The Lord's name is to be praised
The Lord is high above all nations
And his glory is above the heavens
I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens
And thy glory above all the earth
Blessed be each breath in our lives
For each breath we take is a gift from God
From the moment we are born and on forevermore
The Lord's name is to be praised
The Lord is deeper far than the oceans
And his power is beyond all measure

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations
Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens
And thy glory above all the earth
Yes the Lord’s name is to be praised
The Lord’s name is to be praised

7. The Song That Ne'er Shall Cease

Lyrics by Violet Hay
Music by Peter B. Allen

 

All glory be to God most high
And on the earth be peace
The angels sang in days of yore
The song that ne’er shall cease
Till all the world knows peace.

God’s angels ever come and go
All winged with light and love
They bring us blessings from on high
They lift our thoughts above
They whisper God is Love

O longing hearts that wait on God
Through all the world so wide
He knows the angels that you need
And sends them to your side
To comfort, guard and guide

O wake and hear the angel song
That bids all discord cease
From pain and sorrow, doubt and fear
It brings us sweet release
And so our hearts find peace
And so our hearts find peace
And so our hearts find peace

8. To Carry On

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Psalms 30
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

 

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing
Thou hast put off my sackcloth and ashes
Thou hast girded me with gladness
And Thou hast raised me up
Hallelu-u- u-jah
Thou hast stretched out the heavens before me
And given me the strength to carry on

And oh the wondrous possibilities of our lives
As we climb the lofty pinnacles of Mind
Always the promise, the expectation of the Christ
Filling our eyes with the newness of the morning

The chance to begin again
The will to go on and on
The hope of a new dawn
And the impulse to carry on

Yes the chance to begin again
The will to go on and on
The hope of a new dawn
And the impulse to carry on

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing
Thou hast put off my sackcloth and ashes

Thou hast girded me with gladness
And Thou hast raised me up
Hallelu-u- u-jah
Thou hast stretched out the heavens before me
And given me the strength to carry on
You’ve given me the strength to carry on
God’s given me the strength to carry on

9. Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Luke 17 & Psalm 57
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

And it came to pass,
That as they went
They were cleansed

Yes it came to pass,
That as they went
They were cleansed
They were cleansed
And made whole

And one of them
When he saw that he was healed
Turned back
And with a loud voice
Glorified God
And fell down on his face at Jesus’ feet giving thanks
And shouted his gratitude to the skies

And Jesus answering said
“Were there not ten cleansed?
But now where are the nine?
Where went the other nine?
‘Twas only just this stranger who turned back to honor God
And shout his hallelujahs to the world

“Now humble stranger rise
Go thy way
Thy faith hath made thee whole”
Ye shall not be forgotten
In the annals of time
Thy spirit be thy fair reward
You have praised your God in gratitude
From the depths of your soul
And thy faith hath made thee whole
Thy faith hath made thee whole
Thy faith hath made thee whole

And it came to pass,
That as they went
They were cleansed

Yes it came to pass,
That as they went
They were cleansed
They were cleansed
And made whole

Yes thy faith hath made thee whole

10. I am Here

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from Isaiah 43
Additional lyrics by Peter Link

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers,
They will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
You will not be burned;
The flames will not set you ablaze.

For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
The comforter of your soul
And the salvation of your being
When you pass through the waters
I am here

When you stand in the shadows,
I will light your way
And when you stumble and falter
I will hold you in my arms
In the face of misfortune
You will know I’m near
My presence will quiet your fear

For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
The comforter of your soul

And the salvation of your being
When you pass through the waters
I am here

Know that I am God
Ever present
Know that I am Love
Ever near
Know that I am Life
Everlasting
And when you pass through the waters
I am here

11. This is My Commandment

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from John 15
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

(Jesus Speaks)
As the Father hath loved me,
So have I loved you:
Continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments,
Ye shall abide in my love;
And abide in the love of the Father
Who has always loved you

So this is my commandment,
That ye love one another,
That ye love one another,
That ye love one another,
As I’ve loved you.

You must love one another
With equal abundance
Abandoning the prejudice of human misconception
And obeying the commandment of your God

This is my commandment
Yes this is my commandment to you
{4 Bars}

Yes this is my commandment,
That ye love one another,
That ye love one another,
That ye love one another,
As I’ve loved you.

You must love one another
With equal conviction
Accepting the differences of each of our expressions
And obeying the commandment of your God

Yes this is my commandment,
That ye love one another,
That ye love one another,
As I have loved you.

This is my commandment
This is my commandment
This is my commandment

12. The Daily Prayer

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy

Thy kingdom come
Let the reign of divine Truth Life and Love
Be established in me

And rule out of me
All sin
All sin
All sin
Mmmm

And may thy word
Enrich the affections of all mankind
And govern them
And govern them
And govern them
Mmmm

Thy kingdom come
Let Truth be established in me
Let Life be established in me
Let Love be established in me

And rule out of me
All sin
All sin
All sin
Mmmm

Thy kingdom
Come!

13. Live in Peace

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics adapted from II Corinthians 13 & Ephesians 4
Additional Lyrics by Peter Link

Finally, my brethren, farewell.
Be perfect,
Be of good comfort,
Be of one mind,
Live in peace;
And the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Till we all come in the unity of the faith,
And of the knowledge of the Son of God,
Unto a perfect man,
Unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

So finally, dear brethren, farewell.
Be perfect,
Be of good comfort,
Be of one mind,
Live in peace;
And the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Till we all come in the glory of one another,
And of the knowledge that we all are one.
So let the love pour forth
To all your brothers and your sisters in the family of God.

Now finally, good bretheren, farewell
Live in peace
Then we will all be of one mind together
If we be in peace
then the God of peace shall be with you
Amen

 

Acoustic Guitar on “On Eagles Wings”
by Bobby Stanton

Acoustic Guitar on “The Daily Prayer”
by Peter Link

Asian Instruments used on “I Am Here”