Friday, March 05, 2010

Song Lyrics

After a several years-long dry spell, I finally have another song to let moulder in my notebook. I'm not a good musician (untrained. Barely more than one year of guitar lessons) and I don't have a good voice (I hide in the choir at Church by singing quietly) but I love music and I love to sing. And I love writing songs. Ironic, isn't it? Well, I reckon it's God-pleasing at any rate.

Stay with me Lord
by Alana Sheldahl
adapted from a prayer by Padre Pio

Stay with me Lord
I must have you present
So I do not forget you
or abandon you,
Stay with me Lord

Stay with me Lord
because I am weak
I need your strength
so I don’t fall
Stay with me Lord

Stay with me Lord
you are my life
and without you
I am without fervor
Stay with me Lord

Stay with me Lord the hour is late
and the day is drawing to a close
Stay with me Lord for death approaches
Oh how I need you in this night of exile
Stay with me, Jesus, I must have your presence
this alone I ask of you: Stay with me Lord
Stay with me Lord, stay with me Lord

Stay with me Lord
you are my light
and without You
I remain in darkness
Stay with me Lord

Stay with me, Lord
and show me your will
So I can hear your voice
and follow You
Stay with me Lord


Stay with me Jesus let this Eucharist sustain me
Your body and your blood: Joy of my heart
Stay with me Lord it’s You alone I look for:
Your love your grace your spirit, heart and will
Stay with me Lord because I love you
I ask no reward but You
and to love you more and more
Stay with me Lord, stay with me Lord
stay with me Lord....

...the hour is late...

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

both prayers are so lovely. thank you.

Tabitha said...

I can almost here the background music. Or maybe my mind is echoing back to me some of the other songs. Either way, thank you for sharing it.

thegeekywife said...

:) well done, A-J!

Bonnie said...

That was beautiful, thank you for sharing it. It is late Saturday night, may the Lord stay near to both of us. I can't make it without Him.

AM said...

Very very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!