Pursue Me

In The Silence Of The Heart

(Hosea 2:16-17, 21-22)

In the silence of the heart
In the silence of the heart
In the silence of the heart You speak

Thus says the Lord, “I will allure her
I will lead her into the desert.

There she shall respond as in the days of her youth,
When she came up from the land of Egypt.

I shall espouse you to me forever,
In right and in justice, love and in mercy;
I’ll espouse you in fidelity,
And you shall know the Lord.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, March 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Pursue Me

(John 15:16)

Was that you, Lord, calling to me?
A voiceless word within me speaks
And you declare what you desire--
To have my heart with you forever.
I’m so afraid to die, O God,

To lose my life, to choose the cross.
But when I fall in love with you
Then I will rise to life anew.

Pursue me, Lord.
Pursue me, Lord.
Pursue me, Lord.
I’ll let you lead.

Then you stretched your loving arms
Across the world into my heart.
Why do I run from the love
You long to give
The love I seek.

I did not choose you;
You have chosen me,
To go bear fruit abundantly.
I did not choose you;
You have chosen me, O God,
In your mercy.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, May 2007. Copyright © 2007 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Nothing Compares To You

(Song of Songs 5:9-16)

He could give me diamonds,
But you’re the treasure that I seek.
He could whisper sweet nothings,
But you’re the voice in my dreams.
He could sing me a song,
But you’re the melody.
He could give me a home,
But you’re my safety.

Nothing compares to you
No one compares to you
I have found a love that’s true
I belong to you

He could give me roses,
But you’re the earth the rain the Son
He could kiss me softly,
But you’re the maker of love
He could give me his heart,
But you’re the beat within mine
He could lay down beside me,
But you lay down your life

You are the heavens
You are eternity
Is it true that you wanna marry me?

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Hail Mary

Traditional Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed are thou among women
Blessed is the fruit of thy womb

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now
And at the hour of our death, Amen

Amen, Amen, Amen
Amen, Amen, Amen

Glory be to the Father, to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now,
And will be forever

Amen, Amen, Amen
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus

Music for Hail Mary by Danielle Rose Skorich, music copyright © 2009, published by World Library Publications; and by Jeff Thomas and Jennifer Thomas, music copyright of © 2009 Jeff Thomas Publishing (SESAC), used by permission. www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Abraham's Offering

(Genesis 22:1-18)

“Abraham,” you called to me.
I am ready, Lord; what do you want of me?
“Take your son, your only one, your joy above all things.
You shall journey up the mountain to the place of which I speak
You shall lay him on the altar; you shall give him back to me.”

And I did not sleep that night.
And my agony gave birth to the morning light
For three timeless days my son walked by my side
And Isaac turned to me as we approached the chosen height

“Father, I carry the wood, and you carry the flame,
But where is the lamb for the sacrifice of praise?”
I said, “God will provide; what he asks for we must do.”
O God I trust in you.

This was the child you gave to me,
The fruit of all my prayers I offered fervently.
My son, my only one, you bore the wood for me.
I took it from his shoulders when our journey was complete.
I began to build the altar; then I bound his hands and feet.

Then I looked into his eyes.
I saw the confusion and I heard his cries.
“Father, why are you doing this? Please say something to me!”
But silence was my sole reply; I could no longer speak.

Then I laid him on the wood and I shook like the flame.
With trembling hands I took the knife and prayed for strength.
I do not understand but my love for you is true.
O God I trust in you

“O Abraham,” the Lord cried out to me.
“Do not slay your son; do not harm him in the least.
Now I know that there is nothing you won’t do.
Now I know your love for me is true.”

By your faith, every nation shall find blessing in your name;
You have trusted in my promise, so your kingdom shall be great.
You’ll have descendants countless as the stars and sands of the sea.
All the world’s been blessed through your obedience to me.

Jesus in his agony.
“I am ready, Lord, what do you want of me?”
“My Son, my only one, my face revealed to see,
You shall journey up the mountain to the cross on Calvary
You shall lay down on the altar; you shall die to set them free.”

And you did not sleep that night.
And your agony gave birth to the morning light.
For three timeless hours, you made one last sacrifice,
To save us by your blood and offer us eternal life.

Lamb of God upon the wood
With the Spirit’s burning flame
The Father gave His only Son as the Lamb to be slain
To fulfill every hope that your promises are true.
O God I trust
In Jesus I trust
In Jesus I trust in you.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Anointing At Bethany

(Luke 10:42, 23:34; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8
Wisdom 3; Revelation 5:12)

You have come to the table of my soul.
Thank you, O Lord, for the mercy you’ve shown.
What you took you have given back to me.
So I pour out the oil of my dreams.
As the tears start to fall, I am bathing your feet,
Filling this house with the fragrance of your peace.

I bow down to the ground.
My hair spills all around.
I am kissing your feet.
I am wiping them dry because I believe that

You deserve to receive all of my love.
Anything less, Lord, would not be enough.
I’ll lavish you, Lord, with all I have received.
I’ll spend my whole life to anoint you as King.

They say, “Why are you wasting this gift?
Just think of the good you’d have done if you sold it
To serve all the poor souls in this world.”
Father forgive them, for they know not what they say.
Worthy are you, Lamb of God, who was slain,
To receive power, riches, wisdom and strength.

I fall down at your throne,
Longing for you alone.
Singing, “Holy, Holy!”
God should be given all of the glory.

Now, Lord, I sit at your feet.
You say the better part’s given to me
By your love, by your generosity.
She’s done a good thing for me.
My time on earth is but a blink of eternity.
But the souls of the just shall live forever in peace.

They’ll remember this story.
You will be given a crown of glory,
In memory of what you’ve done,
The story will go on and on.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Follow Me

(Mark 8:34-35, 10:28-30; Luke 5:4,9; John 12:24, 15:15, 21:15-17)

If you lose your life for the sake of my name
If you leave behind all fortune and fame
Then my heart shall be your home
Every child shall be your own
One grain falls to the ground and a thousand are sown
Follow me, follow me.

I’ve called you by name; I call you my friend
From now on you’ll be fishers of men
Cast out all fear; put out in the deep
Take up your cross and follow me

You will hold the heart of the world in your hands
You will hold the Flesh and the Blood of the Lamb
As you lay down your life for the Body of Christ
You will stand in my place offering sacrifice
For the sheep, a good shepherd for the sheep

Do you love me? Yes Lord I love you
Do you love me? You know that I love you
Do you love me? You know everything;
You know that I love you
Feed my sheep

Take up your holy cross and follow me

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Walk On Water

(Psalm 77:17,20; Matthew 14:24-33; Numbers 15:41)

The waters saw you, Lord, the coastlands trembled.
Through the mighty sea you made your way.
Though your footsteps were unseen, in the night you came to me
While the boat was tossing in the waves.

‘Are you but a ghost?’ I cried in terror.
‘Take courage, it is I. Don’t be afraid.’
‘Lord, if it’s you, command I come and walk upon the water now,
you whom even wind and seas obey.’

He said, ‘Come to me and walk upon the water.
Come in faith—my grace will be enough.
If you believe, you’ll come to know Love’s power.
Come to me, and I will hold you up.’

I held the boat’s edge, putting one leg over.
The sea was dancing underneath my feet.
I looked to you and I let go of everything I claim to know
Carried by the grace you’ve given me.

But can I really walk upon this water?
The wind is strong and I am so afraid.
My faith is weak, Lord, save me with your power.
I am sinking deep into the waves.

You raised your hand and stretched it out to save me.
The sea was parted underneath your gaze.
You lifted me up from waters wild; you claimed me as your child,
Saying, ‘Why’d you doubt, O you of little faith?’

Lord, you brought me out of Egypt through the waters.
You baptized me with power to believe.’
Truly, you’re the Son of God, Lord Jesus.
Keep me in the harbor of your peace.
Be still my soul, for God can do all things.

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, July 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Psalm 139

Lord you search me and you know me
When I sit and when I stand
You understand my thoughts from afar
Behind me and before me
Your hand is there to guide me
Too wonderful for me
This knowledge is beyond my reach
Before a word is on my tongue
You know it all before it has begun

I praise you God
That I am fearfully,
Wonderfully made

Where can I hide from your presence?
Where can I flee from your face?
If I climb to the heavens you are there
If I lie in the grave you are there
If I take the wings of the dawn
Or dwell at the sea’s furthest end
Even there your hand would guide me
Your right hand hold me fast
For you night is as the day
For you light and darkness are the same

I praise you God
That I am fearfully
Wonderfully made

In secret
As in the depths of the earth
You formed my inmost being
My very self you knew
My bones were not hidden from you
Knit me in my mother’s womb

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, April 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved. Scripture excerpts in Psalm 139 copyright © 1963, The Grail, England, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American Agent, 7404 S. Mason Ave, Chicago IL, 60638, www.giamusic.com, 800.442.1358 All rights reserved. Used by permission. All remaining scriptural allusions are adapted from the New American Bible © 1991, 1986, 1970, Confraternity of Christine Doctrine, Inc., Washington DC. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Sing A New Song

(Philippians 3:7-15; Psalm 144:9; Psalm 30:12)

Whatever gains that I have had,
I consider a loss to me.
Because of knowing Jesus I’ve accepted losing everything
That I might be found in Him.

I will sing a new song
To the Lord a new song
I will sing a new song to the Lord
He has turned my mourning
Turned it into dancing
My silence into melody

Forgetting all that lies behind,
Straining forward to what lies ahead,
I continue my pursuit in hopes to reach the prize—
The resurrection from the dead.

Depending on faith to know His power,
And sharing in His sufferings,
By being conformed to His death,
I will rise with Him.

Lyrics written by Danielle Rose, June 2007. Music written by Daniel N. Skorich and Danielle Rose Skorich, music copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

See You In The Eucharist

I will meet you at the table
I will meet you in His heart
In the company of angels
In the place where all things start
We receive each others’ presence
We are all made one in Him
Though I cannot see your face
I will see you in the Eucharist

Come and meet me at the table
Come and meet me in His heart
We’ll be singing with the angels
Each man playing his own part
In a symphony of praises
We will join our song with His
Though I cannot hear your voice
We’ll be speaking in the Eucharist

Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid

When we gather at the table
We are closer than our breath
Even nearer than the angels
When we touch His very flesh
Dwelling in each others’ presence
I will hold you close inside
Every soul in heaven and earth
Now is present in the Body of Christ

We are pilgrims on a journey
We are headed for the throne
Carried on the wings of angels
O we do not walk alone
All our prayers we lay before Him
And His grace will pave the way
To lead us to our one true home
Where we’ll see each other face to face

I will meet you
I will hear you
I will hold you

I’ll receive you
I will see you in the Eucharist

Music and lyrics written by Danielle Rose, May 2007. Copyright © 2009 Danielle Rose Skorich, published by World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

Gates Of Heaven

O child, my child, are you going away?
Will you leave on the wings of the morning?
You have heard his voice; you’ve answered the call,
But it’s hard the path you’re making.

Will you think of me
When the blue bird sings,
With the warmth of the sun in its rising?

And if I never see your face again,
We will meet at the gates of heaven.
O we’ll meet at the gates of heaven.

You have given me hope; you’ve given me joy.
You have given me more than you’ve taken.
And I look at you with my heart in my hands
And you know this old heart is aching.

And I’ll think of you
When the roses bloom,
With the sound of a baby laughing.

And if I never hear your sweet voice again
We will sing at the gates of heaven
O we’ll sing at the gates of heaven

Walk on, walk on, with the wind at your back
And a prayer for a new life beginning.
You’ve been given to me by the Good Maker’s hands
Now my gift to the Lord is returning.

And I’ll bless your path
With the stars at night,
And the smile of the day as its dawning.

And if I never walk beside you again,
We’ll dance at the gates of heaven,
O we’ll dance at the gates of heaven.

Music and lyrics written by Daniel N. Skorich, July 2007. Copyright © 2009, World Library Publications, www.wlpmusic.com. 3708 River Rd, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. All rights reserved.

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