River of Grace: The Soundtrack & Audio Book

by Susan Bailey

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  • Companion volume to River of Grace as Louisa May Alcott figures prominently in my story of grief to new life and transformation. This devotional, pairing passages from Alcott's books (Little Women, Little Men, Moods, Work, Hospital Sketches, Lulu's Library, Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag) with the Bible, provides literary prompts to prayer and meditation.
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How Can I Keep From Singing Verse 1: My life goes on in endless song Above earth's lamentations, I hear the real, though far-off hymn That hails a new creation. Refrain: No storm can shake my inmost calm, While to that rock I'm clinging. Since love is lord of heaven and earth How can I keep from singing? Verse 2: Through all the tumult and the strife I hear that music ringing, It sounds and echoes in my soul. How can I keep from singing? Verse 3: The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart A fountain ever springing All things are mine if I am his How can I keep from singing?
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Will You Teach Me Just today I awoke with a feeling Of something new Something’s here Just as real as can be And yet hidden from view It was there all along Buried down so deep inside Stumbling through my nighttime of darkness I tried to make the other side To that place Where the fire was warm And would draw me near Melting away Every doubt in my head Every single fear I’ve been wandering far Often lost and often alone Now I see it was right hereinside me Inviting me to come on home Oh will You teach me to be loved And will You teach me to receive The bounty of Your endless grace, yeah And give me reason to believe There’s something greater than me It was You In the warmth of the sun In the stars at night It was You, You were there In the child who was holding My hand so tight You were there all along Quietly You called out my name Speaking through all those who have loved me You’ve touched me and I’m not the same (Middle Eight) You have opened my eyes And I see You everywhere I must open my heart now And let You show me How much You care Oh teach me! When I looked at the cross When I would partake of the bread You were in there with Your arms reaching Hoping that the word be said I say it! Oh will You teach me to be loved And will you teach me to receive The bounty of Your endless grace, yeah You gave me reason to believe I believe! Oh will You teach me to be loved And will you teach me to receive The bounty of Your endless grace, yeah You gave me reason to believe There’s something greater than m
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Spirit of Life Spirit of Life, come unto me Sing in my heart all the stirrings of compassion Blow in the wind, rise in the sea Move in the hand, giving life the shape of justice Roots, hold me close, wings set me free, Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me Spirit of Life, come to me, come to me
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Teach Me to Love (Pray for Me, Mother) (dedicated to Mother Teresa 9/5/97) Teach me to love, teach me to serve And may my eyes, like yours, shine at the sight Of Jesus in my neighbor Teach me to love, teach me to serve And may my heart be moved and pierced by compassion And so be compelled to reach out in love May I be like you, reaching out to hold The image of God in my hands Teach me to love, teach me to serve And may I never see rich nor poor Age nor race, just a precious gift from God Teach me to love, teach me to serve And may I never seek reward nor glory But only because I’m in love with Jesus Christ May I be like you, with a single heart Lost inside an ocean of love for the Lord May I be like you, reaching out to hold The image of God in my hands May I be like you, learning from the poor Shedding all my wealth for the love of Jesus Christ May I be like you, reaching out to hold The image of God in my hands
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I Will Remember You (for Louisa and Lizzie) I call you "friend" Though you lived long before me It’s your words, your wisdom shining through the stories told of the losses and heartache, of triumphs and the hope that make me want to live like you And now I find your spirit in the pen on the page You’ve become my muse, my guide My sage I will remember you In the flowers on the hill Your voice may have been silenced But your words they always will Live in my memory And when I look upon your face Your life is what I will recall And what I will embrace A child-like heart Tucked away in the shadows You could not hide your inner light With every smile Every deed through your sorrow Today and through tomorrow And through the bitter night Your legacy of selflessness I take to my care To emulate your kindness Is my prayer I will remember you In the flowers on the hill Your gentle soul residing In my heart, remaining still In my memory And when I look upon your face The love is what I will recall And what I will embrace.
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Lord, Send Out Your Spirit Refrain: Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth Lord, breathe on your people now, and bring us to a new birth Verse One: Bless the Lord, oh my soul! Lord God, how great you are. How many are your works, O Lord! The earth is full of your creatures. Verse Two: You take back your spirit, we die We return to the dust we once were But in your spirit we’re made brand new You renew the face of the earth! Verse Three: May the Lord rejoice in his works May our thoughts be pleasing to him May his glory last throughout time We find our joy in the Lord
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Touch the Sky “My arms, outstretched, await you Spread your wings and fly For I will lift you up And you will touch the sky!” Oh Lord, I am so fearful That’s why I hesitate I just can’t make that leap Because I lack the faith I don’t know why I just can’t try My fears, they are so paralyzing Wish I was strong Oh how I long To trust in you, my Lord “Bring your fears to me, child Lay down your shame and grief For I will lift your burden And you will find relief Then you shall fly Across the sky With wings of joy to lift you higher You can be strong For your heart longs (for you belong to Me) To trust in me, my child” “Then you shall fly Across the sky With wings of joy to lift you higher You can be strong For you belong to Me” “My arms, outstretched, await you Spread your wings and fly For I will lift you up And you will touch the sky!”

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released November 1, 2015

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Susan Bailey Grafton, Massachusetts

Susan Bailey is a singer/songer & author whose writing appears regularly in The Catholic Free Press & CatholicMom.com. She has sung on CatholicTV, EWTN and at World Youth Day 2002. Susan maintains two blogs: Be as One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion. She is the author of two books, River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message. ... more

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