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This Much I Understand

Artist: Carolyn Arends


Songs on "This Much I Understand" Album

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Go With God - View Go With God Lyrics
Happy - View Happy Lyrics
In Between - View In Between Lyrics
In Good Hands - View In Good Hands Lyrics
Life And Death
Life Is Long - View Life Is Long Lyrics
Love You Out Loud - View Love You Out Loud Lyrics
One Syllable Words - View One Syllable Words Lyrics
Surprised By Joy - View Surprised By Joy Lyrics
The Day Will Never Come - View The Day Will Never Come Lyrics


Go With God Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends and Connie Harrington
Farther than lands you have ever imagined
Deeper than even the oceans of blue
An open horizon is waiting like morning
Waking the dreamer who's living in you

So now go with the wind at your back
And the sun on your face
With a song in your heart
And the promise of grace
Go in peace and in truth
And let love lead your way
Go with God
Go with God

Stronger than will in the soul of a fighter
Higher than hope in the heart of a child
There is a longing, a yearning inside us
That's reaching for heaven and won't be denied

If you go with the wind at your back
And the sun on your face
With a song in your heart
And the promise of grace
Go in peace and in truth
And let love lead your way
Go with God
Go with God

Go with the wind at your back
And the sun on your face
With a song in your heart
And the promise of grace
Go in peace and in truth
And let love lead your way
Go with God
Go with God
Go with God

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP (both administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) and Magnolia Hill/ASCAP (a division of McSpadden-Smith Music).


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Happy Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends
Do I annoy you with my optimism
Am I an insult to your realism
I've got hope and just a little bit of passion
I know both those things have gone right out of fashion
So call me a rebel, you can call me a fool
I won't give up the fight, I just refuse

And I will dare to dream
I will dare to believe in something, baby
I will dare to be - happy
I will dare to be happy

Does it offend you that I've made that decision
Does it betray your sense of fatalism
Well please forgive me but I don't believe it's treason
For me to live my life like its mine for a reason
So call me Pollyanna, you can call me a child
But I will not lie down, that's not my style

And I will dare to dream
I will dare to believe in something, baby
I will dare to be - happy
I will dare to be happy

Do I annoy you with my stubborn insistence
That love can save us and I've seen its existence
I've got Jesus and a little bit of passion
I know both those things have gone right out of fashion
So you can call me crazy 'cause here's what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna dare to pray the same for you

And I will dare to dream
I will dare to believe in something, baby
I will dare to be - happy
I will dare to be happy

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/ASCAP. All rights administered by Brentwood- Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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In Between Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends and Connie Harrington
Photographs on the wall
Frozen in time we smile
Neatly hung in the hall
Moments caught like old hair styles
Summer trips far away
Homecoming King and Queen
But can these pictures really say
What happened in between

In between our finest days
And all the ones we waste away
In between the dreaming and the coming true
In between the lines we draw
And all the ones we cross we are
Heroes, we are villains, we are everything
In between

We remember the highs
We can't forget the lows
But we spend most of our lives
Somewhere in between them both
We become who we are
Without even noticing
Over breakfast dishes and bedtime prayers
And what we do in between

In between our finest days
And all the ones we waste away
In between the dreaming and the coming true
In between the lines we draw
And all the ones we cross we are
Heroes, we are villains, we are everything
In between

In between our finest days
And all the ones we waste away
In between the dreaming and the coming true
In between the lines we draw
And all the ones we cross we are
Heroes, we are villains, we are
Lovers, we are leavers we are
Skeptics or believers, we are everything
In between

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP (both administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.) and Magnolia Hill/ASCAP


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In Good Hands Lyrics

Words and music Carolyn Arends
His hands were callused
Oh I am sure of that
From years of nails and hammers with his father
And his hands were dirty
I know they must have been
The times he healed blind eyes with mud and water

And though I have never seen him face to face
I can say this much I understand
I believe that he is holding me now
And so I know I am
In good hands
I'm in good hands

His hands were steady
Breaking the bread
That fed five thousand souls who came to hear him
And his hands were gentle
I know they must have been
The little children clamored to be near him

And though I have never seen him face to face
I can say this much I understand
I believe that he is holding me now
And so I know I am
In good hands
I'm in good hands

His hands were wounded
He gave his life
And we know by the scars how much he loves us

And though I have never seen him face to face
I can say this much I understand
I believe that he is holding me now
And so I know I am
In good hands
I'm in good hands

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP. All rights administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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Life Is Long Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends and Joe Beck
I'm gonna love you for forever that's what he used to say
Then you found out that forever ended last Tuesday
And Wednesday things got sad
You got a bender in your fender and the battery's dead
You got a problem with the plumbing and an ache in your head
So Thursday's looking bad
I believe, I believe, I believe that you're gonna survive
I believe, I believe, I believe all that you need is a little more time

Yeah, yeah life is long
So you gotta be strong
Yeah, yeah life is long
Hold on, Hold on
Yeah, yeah life is long
If tonight don't feel right just sit tight
Another morning's on the way

So now you're camping on the couch and you don't go out at all
And the Landlord is the only one who bothers to call
Which means the rent's past due
Your shrink's gone for a week 'cause he's been under such stress
And your mother wrote a letter says she's worried to death
She hopes you'll write back soon
I believe, I believe, I believe you're gonna get out alive
I believe, I believe, I believe all that you need is a little more time

Yeah, yeah life is long
So you gotta be strong
Yeah, yeah life is long
Hold on, Hold on
Yeah, yeah life is long
If tonight don't feel right just sit tight
Another morning's on the way

There is something you can count on 'cause it's always the same
However things are hanging they are going to change
Just wait and see what's next
I believe, I believe, I believe that you're gonna do fine
I believe, I believe, I believe all that you need is a little more time

Yeah, yeah life is long
So you gotta be strong
Yeah, yeah life is long
Hold on, Hold on
Yeah, yeah life is long
If tonight don't feel right just sit tight
Another morning's on the way

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/ASCAP and LifeSong Music Press/BMI. All rights administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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Love You Out Loud Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends and Joel Lindsey
If I had only known that you were leaving here so soon
I would not have been so flippant when I offered you the moon
I'd have pulled my chair up closer to the railing of your bed
And chosen much more carefully the words I said

I would ask you for your stories
And I would tell you mine
I would give you much more credit
I would take more of your time
There's so much I left unspoken
If you were here right now
I would love you out loud

If I had said the words "I love you" every time they crossed my mind
Then you would have heard me tell you at least a thousand times
I know you knew it anyway, I guess you understood
But I would like to go back if I only could

I would ask you for your stories
And I would tell you mine
I would give you much more credit
I would take more of your time
There's so much I left unspoken
If you were here right now
I would love you out loud

I would touch you much more often
I would laugh at all your jokes
I would worry through your worries
I would dream through all your hopes
I would pray with you to heaven
Are you watching from there now
Do you know what I would give for the chance somehow

To ask you for your stories
I would tell you mine
I would give you much more credit
I would take more of your time
There's so much I left unspoken
If you were here right now
I would love you out loud
Oh, I would love you out love

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP and Paragon Music Corp./ASCAP. All rights administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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One Syllable Words Lyrics

Psychobabble, legal-ese
People earning Ph.Ds
In Postmodern Paranoid Confusion
Self-indulgent rhetoric
Talk and talk until we're sick
Of arguments that end with no conclusion
Can't we make the point clear
Maybe what we need here are

One syllable words
Faith, hope and love
Truth, peace and trust
One syllable words
That's what we need, yeah

To listen to us talk you'd think
That twenty dollar words are cheap
But answers can't be bought for any tender
Constantly we complicate
Pointlessly pontificate
'Til things are getting worse instead of better
Look at how far we've come
Maybe we should learn some

One syllable words
Faith, hope and love
Truth, peace and trust
One syllable words
That's what we need, yeah

Everybody knows them
Maybe we should speak in

One syllable words
Faith, hope and love
Truth, peace and trust
One syllable words
That's what we need, yeah

Faith and hope and love
Truth and peace and trust
Dream and play and watch and pray
Learn and live and laugh and give
Reach and fly and seek and try
With all your heart and soul and mind
Yeah

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP (both administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.), and Magnolia Hill Music/ASCAP


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Surprised By Joy Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends
Every once in a while on a summer night
The sunset glows and I see the light
And when the stars come out it dawns on me
There is holy ground underneath my feet

Surprised by joy
Awash in love
Just one taste of grace
And I'm overcome
You've got a way
Of breaking through
'Til I'm surprised by joy
I'm amazed by you

Just the other day when I kissed my son
I was blown away by what you've done
'Cause when he smiles at me with his toothless grin
All at once I see your hand on him

Surprised by joy
Awash in love
Just one taste of grace
And I'm overcome
You've got a way
Of breaking through
'Til I'm surprised by joy
I'm amazed by you

And when I least expect it
You surround me
You astound me with your love

Surprised by joy
Awash in love
Just one taste of grace
And I'm overcome
You've got a way
Of breaking through
'Til I'm surprised by joy
I'm amazed by you

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP. All rights administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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The Day Will Never Come Lyrics

Words and music by Carolyn Arends
O my darling, how I wish that I could guarantee
I will always be the things you want and need from me
But life is funny, honey, we both know that that's a fact
And looking at it honestly I can imagine that
I may get crazy - I might get weak
I will forget to think before I speak
But if you're asking if this love will keep
I will not lie to you - I won't deny the truth

The sky could fall on us
The sun could just combust
The earth could turn to dust
And still, whatever may be
When all is said and done
The odds are ten to none
The day will never come
When I don't love you baby
O come what may, the day will never come

O my darling, there are times when I don't recognize
The woman underneath my skin, the man behind your eyes
But love is funny, honey, we both know what it can do
I never fail to catch my breath upon the sight of you
I may get selfish - I might get sad
I will forget sometimes just what I have
But I would have to be completely mad
To ever want to leave - and so you must believe

The sky could fall on us
The sun could just combust
The earth could turn to dust
And still, whatever may be
When all is said and done
The odds are ten to none
The day will never come
When I don't love you baby
O come what may, the day will never come

(C) 1998 by New Spring Publishing/running arends music/ASCAP. All rights administered by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.


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