energy in us

[Last weekend we celebrated 21 graduates from SSU. One inspiring moment was Joel Mason singing this song, with Jeremy Barham’s mandolin accompaniment]

Then lights they fill the air, or were they always there?
I finally see it. I finally see it.
And I heard the captain say, I heard the captain say,
“You’re always close to it, so very close to it.”
There’s so much energy in us.

(Cloud Cult) – There’s So Much Energy In Us

Joel and Jeremy play There's Energy in US

cola cans

[lyrics from a song written by Zoe Fitch – the song is on the self-titled album by The Geese]

Cola Cans

I went for a walk that brought me out of town
And I found my Jesus hanging on
On a tree made of cola cans
Christ, I’d left you for so long

He said
Take me back to the land I came from
Take me back to the soil I know
Take me back to the land I’m made of
I want to know you

I don’t need another logo
I need you to speak your name
And through the speaking differentiate
Till we have faces they’re the same

– words and music by Zoe Fitch

Lord Make Us Instruments of Your Peace

Where there is hatred, let us sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is discord, let us be one
Where there is doubt, let there be faith

Lord make us instruments of Your peace
Lord make us instruments if Your Peace

Where there is despair. Let there be hope
Where there is darkness, let your light shine
Where there is mourning, let there be comfort
Where there is sadness, let there be joy

Lord make us instruments of Your peace
Lord make us instruments of Your peace

It is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life
Alleluia (x4)

Words by St. Francis of Assisi
Music and Arrangement by Holli Durost

Water

Hold me under water till I breathe in only you
Hold me in the broken arms of all who follow you

For they have sung with the breath that fills my lungs

Hold me under water till I breathe in only you
Hold me in the broken arms of all who follow you

For they have sung with the breath that fills my lungs
For they have sung with the Word that moves my tongue

Song written by Dave Warne