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...

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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