Words to 9 Spritual Songs - Akiva Lane
(c) copyright Akiva Lane words & music 2012


DON’T FORGET WHAT’S HOLY

They’re times when we’ve got tests
We gotta reach deep to do our best
And then when we’re called to make a choice
We got to look inside for our best voice

Don’t forget what’s holy – right
We got to shine a candle thru the night
Don’t forget what’s holy and bright
We got to make sure what we do is right

When things may tempt our eyes
Oh then it’s best if we recognize
We gotta be strong, and try to wait
Oh then we’ll find that our reward is great

Don’t forget what’s holy – right
We got to clear away what clouds the sight
Don’t forget what’s holy and bright
We got to fill the world up with light

They’re challenges around
Try not to let them pull you down
But if you think that you could fall
Oh just remember to protect your soul

Don’t forget what’s holy – right
We got to shine a candle thru the night
Don’t forget what’s holy and bright
We got to make sure what we do is right
We got to fill the world up with light

EYES

Oh with our family and friends we share our lives with
Oh with the people that we feel those loving ties
Oh how we share the times we’re in
We go through thick and thin
We appreciate the love that’s in their eyes

Oh when the times are getting tough, for us or loved ones
We lift our voice to Heaven with our heartfelt cries
We’re calling to the One above
To send down His precious love
We appreciate the love that’s in His eyes

We pray that with compassion He’ll be shining down His light
He’s watching over people with His clear and caring sight
So we can be more worthy, we will try to do what’s right
We hope that we are worthy in His eyes

Oh how we pray in times of need for one another
We’re calling out with all our hearts and recognize
How He’s responding to our call
With the love that binds us all
We appreciate the love that’s in His eyes
He appreciates the love that’s in our eyes

(A-Scat) We pray…

(add at end)
We hope that we are worthy in His eyes
We’re grateful for the loving in His eyes

SOUL

(Am) Although we're (D) materi(Am)al
(Am) Oh there's a (D) part that is (Am) ethereal
(Am) And (C) that's the (D) part of us (C)called the (Am) soul (D) (G)
(Am) Though it seems (D) beyond (Am)us
(Am) Oh its (D) effects are all (Am) around us
(Am) But (C) we don't (D) know much (Em) about it (Am) all (D) (Em)

(chorus)
(Am) Heaven help (C) us (G) come (Am) alive
(Am) Oh help (D) revive our sleeping (Am) soul inside
(Am) Heaven help (C) us, (G) oh show our (D) spirit the (Am) way (D) (G)
(Am) Heaven help (C) us (G) to be (Am) strong
(Am) And help (D) us see and choose what's (Am) right from wrong
(Am) Heaven help (C) us, (G) 'cause we have feet of (Am) clay (D) (Em)

(Am)When we are barb(D)ari(Am)ans
(Am)Oh life is (D)cheapened for(Am) everyone
(Am)Drag(C)ging our (D)soul through the (C)mud and (Am)dirt (D) (G)
(Am)Our soul can be (D)clean and (Am)bright
(Am)Instead of (D)filthy and (Am)dark as night
(Am)If (C)we only knew (D)what it's (Em)really (Am)worth (D) (Em)

(chorus)

(Am)There's joy and it's (D)mighty (Am)deep
(Am)Oh when our (D) spirit is (Am) not asleep
(Am)We (C)sense our (D)source in the (C)uni(Am)verse (D) (G)
(Am)These things can (D)mysti(Am)fy
(Am)Perhaps we'll (D)get a chance to (Am)testify
(Am)If (C)we have (D)made things (Em)better or (Am)worse (D) (Em)

(chorus)

HEARTS IN PRAYER

(C)Oh in the morning I start my prayers
Unburdening my heart's cares
To the (F)One who listens to my voice with (C)love
Oh how I search inside my soul
To formulate my call
For all the (G)things that I've been needing from above
Oh won't you (C)shine on me your light
And clarify my sight
So I (F)know what's going on around me here
In every (C)way I need you so, please answer (G)me
As I lift my heart in (C)prayer, oh (F)lift my heart in (C)prayer, in (G)prayer

(C)Oh won't you grant us health and peace
And protect our families
From the (F)scourges that are raging on (C)outside
And keep us standing on our feet
And help us make ends meet
It's not so (G)easy to support ourselves these times
And help me (C)love my wife and kin
And have more good children
Cause the (F)kids are keys to what we've living for
And won't you (C)help us to return, and (G)learn
As we lift our hearts in (C)prayer, oh (F)lift our hearts in (C)prayer, in (G)prayer

(C)And let all those not well be cured
And help them be assured
There are (F)many years ahead they can en(C)joy
And let the lonely find their mate
And rid the world of hate
And let Your (G)Holiness just flood the world with joy
And teach us (C)how to love You more
Not stumbling anymore
Cause we (F)tend to fool ouselves to get our way
Oh now we (C)call with bended knees, oh help us (G)please
As we lift our hearts in (C)prayer, oh (F)lift our hearts in (C)prayer, in (G)prayer (C)


YOU ARE ONE

Oh both in times of joy and pain
I know deep inside You’re the Creator
I can sense the things You do
Because my soul’s attached to You
I sometimes wonder who and where You are

The things you are for my gain
Yes having trust in You, there’s nothing greater
The space from You to me
Is what allows me to be free
You sometimes seem so close and yet so far

Oh You are one,
What can compare with all the wonders that You’ve done?
Oh You are one,
You made a cosmos with a trillion blazing suns,
Oh You are one,
You love the world just like a father loves his son,
Oh it is clear that You are One.

You care about the things we do
You give us feedback that can teach us
You’ve let us know
The many ways that we can grow
Gave guidelines that we should be mindful of

The goal is being close to You
To open up our hearts to let You reach us
If we do the things we should
And can express our gratitude
We’ll feel the boundless bounty of Your love

LIFE IS HOLY

Oh from the moment that our soul joins with our body
Giving us living, it’s a gift that’s from the King
And it is truly a great match that’s made in heaven
Oh life is a holy and wondrous thing (3 at end)

And then throughout our lives the soul and body travel
In all weather, together, in Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring
And as a pair, what they can do, the sky’s the limit
Oh life is a holy and sanctified thing.

On the road of life that’s winding
There’s so much good they’re finding
Together they are shining
And it makes the angels sing
Hand in hand, they help each other on their journey
Oh life is a holy and sanctified thing.

It’s a marriage to believe in
But there comes a time for leavin’
And then it’s time for grieven’
For the end that time did bring
Oh life’s a woundrous chance for them to be together
Oh life is a holy and sanctified thing.
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FAITH

(Am)The world can surely keep us (Dm)guessing
(G)We witness things that need con(Am)fessing
(Am)There is a source of strength, that (Dm)is a source of (G)blessing
(G)Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

(Am)And when the world feels like it’s (Dm)crashin’ (clashin’)
(G)We call to Heaven for com(Am)passion
(Am)We’re looking up above, for (Dm)more than what’s in (G)fashion
(G)Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

Refrain:
(G)What we’re achieving
(G)With our (C)believing
(C)Is having (Dm)all the peace of (G)mind that we’re (Am)receiving
(G)When we start calling
(G)It stops our (C)falling
(C)Oh we be(Am)lieve our faith is (G)gonna (will) get us (Am)through

(Am)Although it may escape de(Dm)tection
(G)We’re showered by Divine pro(Am)tection
(Am)And when we pray we try to (Dm)feel Divine con(G)nection
(G)Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

(Am)Oh when we feel some trepi(Dm)dation
(G)With any unknown situ(Am)ation
(Am)We try to elevate our (Dm)spirit and be (G)patient
(G)Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

refrain
(Am)Oh life today can keep us (Dm)hoppin’
(G)At any time problems can (Am)drop in
(Am)The One upstairs deserves our (Dm)trust whatever (G)happens
Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

(Am)We read our wise books and we (Dm)listen
(G)And try to make our actions (Am)glisten
(Am)From every thing that happens, (we) (Dm)try to learn a (G)lesson
(G)Our faith is gonna get us (Am)through

refrain


WINDOW INTO HEAVEN

(Am) With all the (Dm)people that we (Am)share the (D)world (Am)together    
(Am)With whom we (D) go through living (F)day by (Am)day                           
(Am)We help each (Dm)other go through (Am)fair and (D)stormy (Am)weather
(Dm) Respect and kindness go a (Em) long, long (Am) way                                 
(Am) With love we (D) choose (Am) them, and don’t ab(D)use (Am) them           
(Am) ‘Cause if we (D) don’t appreciate someone we lose (Am) them
(With lots of giving, and much forgiving
To be with people that’s the formula for living) - 2nd time
(Am) In every(Dm)body there’s a (Am)window (D)into (Am)heaen
(Dm) And with each other we can (Em) share in the (Am) light

(Am)Our words are (Dm)powerful ‘cause (Am)every(D)thing that’s (Am)spoken
(Am)Once in the (D) ear how they can (F) penetrate the (Am)heart
(Am)It often (Dm)happens that they (Am)leave a (D)heart that’s (Am)broken
(Dm) It’s wiser watching what we (Em) say from the (Am) start
(Am) It’s not so (D) plea(Am)sing, to hear them (D) tea(Am)sing
(Am) What’s doubly (D) sad it’s often done without a rea(Am)son
(Am) In every(Dm)body there’s a (Am)window (D)into (Am)heaen
(Dm) And with each other we can (Em) share in the (Am) light

(Am) Oh people (C) are (D)the most important (Am) treasure
(Am) Oh that is (D) obviously (Em) helpful to (Am)see
(Am) They’re more (C) important than a (D) momentary (Am) pleasure
(Am) And to be (D)happy that is (Em)surely the (Am) key

(Am) Oh we’re the (D) pinnacle, the (Em) peak of the (Am)creation
(Am) Just slightly (D) lower than the (Em) angels (Am) above
(Am) We share an (D) overwhelming (Em) sense of ob(Am)ligation
(Am) To be (D) reflections of the (Em) heavenly (Am) love  (D), (Dm)

(Am) We hear and (Dm)recognize (Am)another (D)heart that’s (Am)beating
(Am)And we can (D) deeply feel those (F) elemental (Am)ties
(Am) Oh we can (Dm)make ourselves in(Am)capa(D)ble of (Am)cheating
(Dm) Those bonds are torn apart each (Em) time that we (Am) lie
(Am) All we’re (D) expect(Am)ing, ‘s actions re(D)flect(Am)ing
(Am) An attit(D)ude that shows that people are respect(Am)ing
 (Am) In every(Dm)body there’s a (Am)window (D)into (Am)heaen
(Dm) And with each other we can (Em) share in the (Am) light
(Dm) The thing with people is just (Em) treating them (Am) right


LET US LEARN

We try to fill our lives with words of inspiration
Oh we all recognize, we’ve had sages who are wise
Every day how we look, deep inside their books
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow

We try to understand our many obligations
We learn to do what we should, what’s involved in being good
How we’re striving to know, what can help us grow
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow

Learning helps us see
What is reality
It helps us grow into who we can be
It helps us hear the echoes of eternity
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow

Oh it connects us to our many generations
Yes the truths of the past, are the things that last
We can feel in our soul, how it binds us all
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow

(A-Scat)
Learning helps us take
What’s real, not fake
It guides us through the choices that we make
It binds us to the One above for Heaven’s sake
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow

Oh it’s a wholesome and a holy education
Every day we return, to our books and learn
‘Cause it opens inside, a holy light
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow and learn,
Let us learn, let us learn, let us grow (3)

(It helps us grow into the person we can be
It guides us through the many choices that we make)
We want to be good, and try to do what we should
We are told what is good, we try to do what we should