Hymns & Hers

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1. Let Me Find a Way (to Find You)

I love You like a lunatic, I think of little else
Iíll climb the highest steeples, and ring the mission bells
But when life starts to holler and grab me by the collar
And steal me away from everything I know is true
Let me find a way to find You

See Lord, I say the Rosary, and every fervent prayer
I say Your name incessantly while Iím rocking in my chair
But when memories get hold of me & remind me who I was
And distract me so I donít know what to do
Let me find a way to find You
Let me find a way to find You

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You know Iím a believer, forgive my unbelief
It makes me feel so silly to tell You I still need
To put my hand into Your wound, & see Your empty tomb
And see the back of Your cloak down the avenue

I love the Joyful Mysteries, I mourn the Sorrowful
I just finish the Glorious, and I can feel the pull
Of every foolish human deed, each un-sacred need
And I turn red & hold my breath 'til I turn blue
Let me find a way to find You

Find a way- to get me through the day
When all Your skies are gray & You donít seem to be there
A way when I feel alone, those moments when Your throne Seems like an empty chair

I love You like a lunatic, I think of little else
And I know after all this time- perfectly well
That I am cradled in Your arms, but even with Your
Charms, sometimes my foolish, foolish mind gets confused
Let me find a way to find You
Let me find a way, let me find a way
Let me find a way to find You

2. She-Ro

You are my She-ro baby, you are my ecstasy
You are the reason that Iím proud to say I got God in me
You are my Wonder Woman, genius at this & that
You are so beautiful in each & every one of your hats

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Mother, sister, friend- servant of the Lord til the end
Keeper of the answers to who, what, why & when
You are my she-ro, baby- You are my ecstasy
You are the reason that Iím
Proud to say I got God in me
You are my Wonder Woman, wonder whatís up with men
How we keep messin up this
Gorgeous world again & again

Love to get you in charge- youíd be the Momma Superstar
Lord we need us some Venus with our Mars

You are my she-ro, baby- You are my ecstasy
You are the reason that Iím
Proud to say I got God in me
You are my Wonder Woman- gray to my black & white
You are the person who I want with me
If there should be a fight

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Youíre my she-ro, she-ro
Gosh I love to watch you be that girl
Youíre my she-ro, she-ro
Youíre my favorite person in this world (x2)

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You are my she-ro, baby- You are my ecstasy
You are the reason that Iím
Proud to say I got God in me (x2)
She-ro She-ro She-ro She-ro, youíre my
She-ro She-ro She-ro She-ro, youíre my
She-ro She-ro She-ro She-ro, youíre my
She-ro She-ro She-ro She-ro

3. Uncontrollably

Uncontrollably, heart & soul of me
Desperate to get to you
Uncontrollably- this you know of me
What I most wanna do

I never told you how I cried that night
Knowing I had let you down
Guy in the mirror was a frightful sight
Most pitiable man in town
I fought the fear that the end was near
That you finally had enough
Well I donít need to live, Iíd have nothiní to give
If I were to lose your love- whoa-oh-oh-Iím

Uncontrollably, heart & soul of me
Desperate to get to you
Uncontrollably- this you know of me
What I most wanna do

Thereís no kind of wine that could taste quite right
Thereís no book I could get through
Thereís no movie that could have a happy ending
That I couldnít see with you- would be
Everything erased, everything debased
Every flower turned to stone
Every former joy only would annoy
If I had it all alone- whoa-oh-oh-Iím

Uncontrollably, heart & soul of me
Desperate to get to you
Uncontrollably- this you know of me
What I most wanna do

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Scold me Lord, uphold me Lord, do with me as You will
The bad wolf in me, starve him Lord
Please bind him, keep him still
Take my money, sour my honey, up-end my whole world
Hide away the light of day but let me have this girl
Whoa-oh-oh-Iím

Uncontrollably, heart & soul of me
Desperate to get to you
Uncontrollably- this you know of me
What I most wanna do

4. Fling Em at Your Feet

Hungry hounds are hounding me
Fear & worry, fame & greed
They can taste my tender flesh, see my pace grow slow
Bloody feet and furrowed brow, the wolves they sense:
Their time is now

But even as they close- I grab them by the throat & say
Lord, I fling Ďem at Your feet, the world & itís
Deceit canít hurt me when Youíre for me
Lord, in You thereís no defeat, I canít be beat now:
Holy Spirit guide my stride- guardian angel by my side
Hosts of Heaven be my shield- Mary help me never yield
Father show me where to go, Jesus all I need to know is
Take my troubles- & fling Ďem at Your feet

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Lord, I fling Ďem at Your feet, the world & itís
Deceit canít hurt me when Youíre for me
Lord, in You thereís no defeat, I canít be beat now:
Holy Spirit guide my stride- guardian angel by my side
Hosts of Heaven be my shield- Mary help me never yield
Father show me where to go, Jesus all I need to know is
Take my troubles- & fling Ďem at Your feet

5. Lucky Street

From the Third of May- right thru today
Been tryiní to say it right:
Youíre my best friend, my worries end
As shadows drowned in your light
I am someone cause of you
Youíre just at the heart of all thatís true
You been my reason to get up each day
You been my reason to get down and pray
If it was up to me- theyíd be giviní ya, giviní ya
Every kind of prize there is
If it was up to me- theyíd be giviní ya, giviní ya
Gold for all the good you did- but youíre gettiní

No Oscar, no Emmy, no piles of free money
Just me- just me- I agree
Thatís tough yeah but itís good luck for me
No mansion, no Beemer
No handsome world leader
Just me- just me- just me- Glory Be
You married the Mayor of Lucky Street

The neighbors say hello good day
We've stopped to see your flowers
The husband chats, the wife seems glad
To talk to you for hours
But she'll never know you like I do
Thereís just no heart more sweet and true
Youíve been the champion for those you love
You been an angel straight from up above
Then I think of me- givin ya, giviní ya
Nothin but my aches and pains
I oughtta be- giviní ya, giviní ya
A haven where it never rains- but youíre gettiní

No Oscar, no Emmy, no piles of free money
Just me- just me- I agree
Thatís tough yeah but itís good luck for me
No mansion, no Beemer
No handsome world leader
Just me- just me- just me- Glory Be
You married the Mayor of Lucky Street

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If it was up to me- theyíd be giviní ya, giviní ya
Sainthood and a Cadillac
If it was up to me- theyíd be giviní ya, mountains of
Joy and never ask for it back-
but youíre gettiní

No Oscar, no Emmy, no piles of free money
Just me- just me- I agree
That sucks, yeah but itís good luck for me
No mansion, no Beemer
No handsome world leader
Just me- just me- just me- Glory Be
You married the Mayor of Lucky Street

6. Make Me One of Them

Thereís somethiní creepy Ďbout this guy
Just a look in his eye
Thereís somethiní crooked in his step
A weirdness I donít wanna catch
But I donít know his deal, what
Happened when he was 12, when he
Had his last meal, sorry sorry well

Lord bless him stronger than my curse
Delight him more than my words could hurt
Surround him with people kinder than I am
And make me one of them- make me one of them
Make me one of them

She left her chair out in my way
Iím walkiní here, you take all day
She stares at me, I glare right back
Like Iím williní her a heart attack
But I donít know her heart, why she
Looks so all alone, others left their scars
I did this one on my own

Lord bless her stronger than my curse
Delight her more than my words could hurt
Surround her with people kinder than I am
And make me one of them- make me one of them
Make me one of them

Make me walk a mile in their shoes
And remember when I was hurting too
And how it felt to meet a stranger on the street
Who turns out to be You

Lord bless them stronger than my curse
Delight them more than my words could hurt
Surround them with people kinder than I am
And make me one of them- and make me one of them
Make me one of them- make me one of them
Make me one of them

7. My Regular Angel

My eyes they open- at first morning light
I think of dear friends who had suffered that night
And I use my ten fingers as my rosary beads
And my regular angel- sleeps next to me

First decade a presence- enters the room
A faint smell of sulfur- the sun fights a new gloom
My rosary goes silent- I look up and see
The fallen angel- stand over me

He taunts me with pictures- that dance on the page
Distracts me with humor- then fills me with rage
He reminds me of heroes- that Iíll never be
The diabolical angelís laughing at me

My prayers they fight harder- but he beats them back
I pledge a new ardor- he points out what I lack
As my teeth are grinding- he canít hide his glee
The terrible angel- smells victory

I reach for the hand of my true loving bride
And I feel the presence of God at my side
My five other fingers- glad praying will be
For my regular angel
My regular angel sleeps next to me

8. If Itís Your Will

If itís Your will, Lord- let me land gently
If itís Your will, Lord- let me have plenty
If itís Your will, Lord- throw the devil off my scent

If itís Your will, Your sweet will
If itís Your will, Lord- Your will

If itís Your will, Lord- prosper my family
If itís Your will, Lord- have my friends stand with me
If itís Your will, Lord- bless what You hand me

If itís Your will, Your sweet will
If itís Your will, Your sweet will

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Your will, Your will be done
Your kingdom, kingdom come
Your heart & ours be one (x3)

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And if you wonít, Lord- let me be graceful
Cause if You donít, Lord- I wanna stay faithful
This is just me, Lord- shape me, guide me

If itís Your will, Lord- Your will
Give me Your will- Lord, Your will

Your will, Your will be done
Your kingdom, kingdom come
Your heart & ours be one

9. Greater Things

Rinse the brush, tap down the lid
What a gorgeous job you did
Stand with me, admire your work
God above is goiní berserk

He says: ďLook at all the beauty you made
Itís fit for flowers & lemonade
Much you were given, but look at all that you gave
When I say this, I know youíll roll your eyes
Greater things youíll do than I

The Lord said: When you stopped that angry mom
Who hurt her girl in front of everyone
The other standers-by were just too scared
How Ďbout Me, I wasnít even there

My child, look at all the peace you made
Think of all the hurt you saved
As some stood in horror, you were so brave
You didnít let the chance for love go by
Greater things youíll do than I

Strident earthly voices all congratulate themselves
For every little victory of wealth & greed & fame
You just say My Name

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You took your father for his tests
The doctor said ďHope for the bestĒ
You said: ďThe best is what heís been
Weíre home now, Pa, letís get you inĒ

The Lord says: ďLook at all the hope you made
The first in line in My parade
When the least of mine fell you rushed to their aid
So I make a stern ĎGod faceí lest I cry
Greater things youíve done than I

10. The King & I

Thereís a rhythm in my step- behind you on this road
Itís not just me who follows you so
Darling- if I get too close
Itís my partner who pushes me, makes me go
See I prayed: Lord Jesus, walk with me
Help me be who I should be
So I make you this claim- give you my vow
For an unending age- you are my now

But it isnít I alone provides protection on your way
The King & I will hold you high
Above in love always

Well the King & I walk on- into this blessed day
& you glance back- as if to say
My darlings: I know that youíre here
And no harm will come to me with you near
Well I know the faith that you placed in me
Is faith that our Lord can uphold
So I hold my head high- & trust in His care
If my efforts fall shy- my Lord is there

No it isnít I alone provides protection on your way
The King & I will hold you high
Above in love always

Now the three of us walk on- into this joyous day
Arm in arm, and in one voice say:
Together- weíll never slow down
And joy is our victory, love is our crown
Spreading the blessings to everyone
Being the message of peace

Saying be of good cheer, hope is our shield
For we have Our Lord near- never to yield
No it isnít I alone provides protection on your way
The King & I will hold you high
Above in love always

11. Thatís Why God Made Tomorrow

I never went away from you- I just lost who I was
So sorry, love
I hate I made you cry
Now somethinís in my eye
Was thin-kiní maybe youíd say I could come by awhile
Hey, well now

Thatís why God made tomorrow
To give us a chance to get it right, so here I go
Thatís why God made tomorrow
I donít need a reason just a chance
Cause I love you so (Thatís why- thatís why)

I had a bit oí dťjŗ vu- rememberiní you and me
In that old tree- laughiní like we did
You were the cutest kid, you put up with me
So can I try to make you smile?
Hey, well now

Thatís why God made tomorrow
To give us a chance to get it right, so here I go
Thatís why God made tomorrow
I donít need a reason just a chance
Cause I love you so (Thatís why- thatís why)

God made me love you, God made me care
Let me open up my heart & show you itís just you in there

Thatís why God made tomorrow
To give us a chance to get it right, so here I go
Thatís why God made tomorrow
I donít need a reason just a chance
Cause I love you so (Thatís why- thatís why)

12. Down to My Last Danciní Day

See how the breezes make that tree limb dance?
Thatís how Iím dancing with you
Though weíve been battered by the winds of chance
The song of life sees us thru
Darling long may it play- & not fade away
Still we can never know- how many chords to go
Just hold me tight & weíll let it play

The Lord needs us dancing this way
& my heart needs you to hear me say
I will give you my best tho my spark fade away
Right down to my last danciní day

The rhythm floats us up when we feel down
The melodyís like a prayer
The chorus of our love keeps turniní around
And dances us from here to there
Darling long may it sing
Bells of faith ever ring
Still there are sour notes- that seek to dash our hopes
Those bitter sounds donít mean a thing

The Lord needs us dancing this way
& my heart needs you to hear me say
I will give you my best tho Iím wrinkled & grey
Right down to my last danciní day

And every time the dancing seems to
Sputter & go thud- our feet stuck in the mud
Somewhere thereís an angel saying:

The Lord needs us dancing this way
& my heart needs you to hear me say
I will give you my best tho my voice trails away
Right down to my last danciní day

13. Win Me- Win All

You say keep a brave and trusting heart
Lord I try it but You made it so hard
You say: ďThereíll be no defeat- remember
Where I am is victory

Win Me- win all- trust that I have you
Win Me- win all
With me for you who can be against you
Keep standing strong and it wonít be long
Iíll never let you down, never let you fall
Win Me- win allĒ

You say that my spirit canít be crushed
Lord sometimes the pressure seems just way too much
You say: ďEvil will surely flee
Long as my spirit is conquering

Win Me- win all- trust that I have you
Win Me- win all
With me for you who can be against you
Keep standing strong and it wonít be long
Iíll never let you down, never let you fall
Win Me- win allĒ

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Win Me- win all- trust that I have you
Win Me- win all
With me for you whoís against you
Keep standing strong and it wonít be long
Iíll never let you down, never let you fall
Win Me- win all
Iíll never let you down, never let you fall
Win Me- win all

14. It Is Not This Day

Someday weíll only have a minute left
Thinkiní bout it, well it sure makes me cry
When it gets to that slow final breath
One of us there by the otherís side
Heaven will welcome us both, it is true
But on that day, it will be only one
It will surely test our faith, but however scared or brave
We know- that day will surely come

But it is not this day- not this day
No it is not this day- that we will say goodbye
But my love for this day- and always
I am yours, & youíre forever mine

Weíve faced our battles and our trials
Some victorious and some not so much
Yet weíve learned that each of our wounds
Can be healed by the otherís touch
Well the Lord will lead one of us into His care
Where the other cannot yet go
We will find out if grief- is overcome by belief
How weíll fare, that day will let us know

But it is not this day- not this day
No it is not this day- that we will say goodbye
But my love for this day- and always
I am yours, & youíre forever mine

Some day people may lose faith that
Love can conquer death & carry on

But it is not this day- not this day
Lord it is not this day- that we will say goodbye
Oh my love for this day- and always
I am yours, & you are forever mine

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Credits

All songs are by Bob Halligan Jr, except ďMake Me One of ThemĒ which is by Rev. Quinn G. Caldwell & Bob Halligan Jr
All songs are published by WBOB Music ASCAP 2014
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