Vast Terrain

A Vast History


     During our second year of college we had an opportunity yet again to work with Jeff Nelson and Nick Gonzales on our first full-length album. Due to a generous donation from our childhood optometrist and Nick's flexibility we were able to pay for the project without any debt or delay.
     Only one song from our EP was written on the guitar. However, since the release of our first recording, Alicia had become more proficient on guitar and we had started using it frequently in our songwriting, thus incorporating more of a folk sound into our previously pop orientation. In addition, Cynthia had begun playing recorder in performance, so a couple of songs from Vast Terrain display her instrumental additions.
     Kevin's involvement was another sign of growth between our first recording and the second. He had co-written one song on The Extra Mile, but on Vast Terrain four tracks feature his voice and composition.
     Although it has been a decade since Vast Terrain was completed, we continue to perform several of these songs regularly. We hope that they will bless you in your faith as you listen.
Vast Terrain contains 13 tracks, and is available on CD or cassette from Canopy at (832) 493-5968 email canopy@jesusanswers.com or use the following button to purchase the album for any donation.
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Vast Terrain


"Vast Terrain"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Life's Bright Colors"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Eclipse (Instrumental)"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Horizon"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Clothed In Beauty"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Court Of Love"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Freedom"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Psalm's Song"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Father O'Brian"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Heartbeat Of This Child"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Why Did It Take So Long?"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Quiet Tears"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"All I Know"lyricsstreamdownload mp3





+Vast Terrain


Col. 1:16-17
Chorus:
When I consumed the Earth�s frontier,
My heart would hunger all the more,
Unless I heard what creation declares,
That the essence of all is from this source:
The vast terrain of God�s great mind.

Verse1:
Wish I had a thousand years
To gather all life�s souvenirs;
The world in all its mystery
Is calling to me constantly.
I�d learn every word or song
That ever brushed a creatures tongue;
Sail the seas across the globe,
Leave no region unexplored.

Pre-Chorus:
When my heart is pounding but my head is still,
There are deeper places that I long to fill,
(Chorus)

Verse2:
Wish I had a mountain place
Where I could view the stars in space,
Solar flares and Northern lights,
Let their dance entrance my mind.
If I could see with naked eye
All that lies beyond the sky,
Perhaps within the universe,
I�d find the unifying force,

(Pre-Chorus)
(Chorus)

+Words & Music by Alicia & Cynthia V. - � 1998
Vocals: Alicia & Cynthia V.
Background Vocals: Cynthia V.
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+Life's Bright Colors


1 Peter 1:7-8
Verse 1:
I'm surrounded by life's bright colors:
The neon lights of the city,
The morning sky, no duller.
But brighter than the sun above the chimney
Is the little light I call my own,
A light that shines from within me.
And it's free and wild.
It's the color of a child's smile.
Would you like to hear about it?
Have you got a while?

Verse 2:
I've been filled by God's own spirit,
And the joy that I've been given,
Nothing comes near it.
It's like a glow or a vibrant hue.
It adds some spice into my life
In daily things I do.
Now I realize
I have no friend like Jesus Christ.
He came into the world that
We might have life.

Chorus:
It's like the colors that don't stay within the lines:
The ones too beautiful for anyone to confine.
I find that when I praise Jesus my Lord,
I just can't help it, Heaven's joy breaks forth.
Maybe that's the way I can define
Why my joy won't stay within the lines.

Verse 3:
My life was a silver dream.
Then exposed to harsh weather
It lost its gleam.
And I awoke to a tarnished land,
And turned it over for polishing
In the Messiah's hand.
Then when the Lord
Returned it to my hand to hold,
My silver dream once tarnished
Had turned to gold.
(Chorus)

+Words & Music by Cynthia V. - � 1998
Vocals: Alicia & Cynthia V.
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+Eclipse




this song is an instrumental, there ARE NO lyrics, but you can hum along if you like.
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+Horizon



Rev. 22:4a, 5

Verse 1:
Shadows lift like opening eyes,
As a growing glow whispers through the skies.
Shooting through a cloudy haze
Are the sun's bright rays; sky ablaze.
The sunrise was in God's mind
From the beginning of time,
And now I am standing here
Receiving its light.

Chorus:
Horizon, where the sun meets the earth.

Verse 2:
Gazing at this crimson sky,
I'm reminded of how Jesus died.
He wore our sins like a cursed garment;
Took our punishment, pain, and lament.
Jesus, You are the light
That floods my soul.
I accept your gift. You paid my price.
We're no longer apart.

(Chorus)
Horizon, have I eyes to see such a birth of Eden,
This new beginning?

Verse 3:
People ask, "Is this really God's son?
How could He give life if He can't keep his own?�
Then the seal of death was ripped of its power.
He conquered it in the resurrection hour.
The sunrise was in God's mind
From the beginning of time,
And now I am standing here
Receiving its light.

(Chorus)
The sunrise was in God�s mind
From the beginning of time,
And now I am standing here
Receiving its light.

(Chorus)

+Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia V. - � 1998
Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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+Clothed in Beauty



Ex. 4:11-12, Eph. 1:3-4

Chorus:
I don�t know why You chose me.
What did I have You saw that you could use?
Was it I that caught Your eye,
Or did Your love clothe me in beauty?

You molded me like clay,
And what we call imperfection,
You call someone you could use.

Chorus

Though I know I�m on my way,
Walking towards the light of wisdom,
Sometimes I feel like a fool.
Help me see what You see, Lord,
For I know compared to You,
Every sage is like a fool.

Bridge:
Helplessness and selfishness and fear,
      Doubt and apathy,
           Disillusion and frustration:
These are disappearing in Your hands>
Unity, devotion and wisdom,
      Prosperity,
           Confidence and understanding:
You�ve more than hope for me, You have a plan.

May never know why You chose me,
But there was something in me You saw that You could use.
Yet it was I that caught Your eye
Because Your love clothed me in beauty. (3X)

+Words & Music by Alicia V., Cynthia V., Kevin Butler
� 1998 - Vocals by Alicia V., Cynthia V., Kevin Butler
Background Vocals by Vic Vlahakos
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~Court of Love



Romans 8:33-34; 1 John 2:1

Verse 1:
Caught red-handed in the city square;
Desperately he looks around,
But there ain't no way out of there.
Flashing lights, he's read his rights;
In a court of law
He won't have a prayer.
But look at me, I'm no innocent one.
My God knows the wrong I've done.

Chorus:
Pleading guilty in a court of love.
I need a pardon from a perfect judge.
Confessing what I cannot hide.
His mercy justifies
In a court of love.
Only in a court of love.

Verse 2:
I am kneeling before the Judge,
Crying and pleading
And trembling because
If justice was served, death would be my fate.
Then the Judge begins to speak,
And anxiously I wait.
Then He says that I
Am sentenced to life, life in His light.

(Chorus)

I should be the one to face my shame,
But Jesus is my advocate, ready to plead my case.

(Chorus)
Only in a court of love.
Only in a court of love.
Only in a court of love.

~Words & Music by Cynthia V. & Jeff Nelson � 1998
Vocals by Cynthia V.
Background Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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~Freedom



Gal. 5:1

Chorus:
Shouldn�t we be free? Oh, what is freedom?
Not for society, but humanity,
Beyond today into eternity.
Oh, shouldn�t we be free? (2X)

Verse 1:
We blame the pain on the politics,
But we�re comfortable enough to forget the sick,
And we�d give if we only had more,
But we�re rich enough to forget the poor.

Verse 2:
We fight for choice, it�s our sacred right,
But we�re numb enough to forfeit life;
And one choice we�ll never have
Is to change a choice we made in the past.

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
The torch in Lady Liberty�s hand,
An inspiration to the American man,
Joins the stars and lights the sky,
Only guides our path if we open our eyes.

(Chorus)

Bridge:
Political freedom won�t liberate your soul.
I live in the land of the free but this is not my home.
I have a better place waiting for me with Jesus,
�Cause He�s the one that frees us,
Oh, shouldn�t we be free? (2X)

(Chorus)
Oh, shouldn�t we be free? (2X)

+Words & Music by Cynthia V. & Alicia V. - � 1998
Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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+Psalms Song



Ps. 119:105-109

A:
Your Word guides my every move;
I promise I will stay in its light forevermore.
I, I have suffered much.
Preserve my life, Oh Lord,
�Til You take me from this world.

B:
Accept, Oh Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
And teach me Your laws,
Though I constantly push us apart.

C:
Oh why, oh, why, oh why, oh why do I take my own life
Into my hands?
That is when my faith runs dry.
I know that�s when joy will die,
And I cannot stand.

B. A. B. C. B. A.

+Taken from Psalm 119
Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia V. - � 1998
Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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+Father O�Brien



Ps. 25:16-17, John 4:13-14

Verse 1:
Father O�Brien, he tended his parish,
Preached every sermon and prayed every prayer.
All of the people said, �thank you, God bless you,�
Then he walked to the parsonage still hollow and bare.
Can anybody really drown out the sound of the silence,
Or does it keep on shufflin� around in our heads?
Does anybody really not have loneliness beside them,
Darkening our shadows and sleeping in our beds?

Chorus:
But the giver of life brings a spring in the famine.
When my body is parched, oh, my soul compensates.
And when my Spirit is dry like an unflattered canvas,
I have only to inherit what Jesus illustrates.

Verse 2:
Sometimes O�Brien would walk to the chapel
With a fog in his head but a thirst in his soul;
Colors would brighten his Bible�s worn pages,
Shining in from all angles: a heavenly glow.
Pondering aloud, he says, �Lord, I want to know you,
For you are maker of the colors that my eyes see.
Take away this loneliness that I lay before you.
I miss you and I want you to speak to me.�

You�re the giver of life, You bring a spring in the famine.
When my body is parched, oh, my soul compensates.
And when my Spirit is dry like an unflattered canvas,
I have only to inherit what Jesus illustrates.

Father O�Brien, he tended his parish,
Preached every sermon and prayed every prayer.

+Words & Music by Alicia V., Cynthia V., Kevin Butler,
Daren Butler - � 1998
Vocals by Alicia V., Cynthia V. & Kevin Butler
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~Heartbeat Of This Child



Eph. 3:16-19

In the ocean's depths, or beyond the sun;
Even in my darkest fears,
With your love, I am safe,
With your strength, I persevere.

Chorus:
Lord, you are the heartbeat of this child,
You are the reason that I live.
No one else can compare,
The love Jesus gives.

You are the start of every life and every journey's end;
When I return from my prodigal ways,
You welcome me back again.

(Chorus) (2x)

You were the one who blew at the dust and gave me life;
I was the one who threw it all away.
Jesus, send your healing blood that you gave in sacrifice;
Run it through my veins, let it seep into my soul.

(Chorus) (5x)

You�re the heartbeat of this child,
You�re the reason that I live.

~Words & Music by Alicia V., Cynthia V. & Kevin Butler
�1998 - Vocals by Alicia V., Cynthia V. & Kevin Butler
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~Why Did It Take So Long?



1 Thess. 5:16, Phil. 4:6

Verse 1:
Around me life�s hurricanes blare
�Til I feel God�s presence in response to my prayer.
Peace is a shadow that He casts,
And I smile and I thank the Lord, and I ask:

Chorus:
Why did it take so long to go down on my knees
�Til my feet are numb from standing so long?
And I had a list of excuses that piled to the moon,
But they don�t make much sense now that I�m with You.

Verse 2:
It�s a feeling of insecurity
When you get what you want and find
It�s not what you need.
Peace is what I really seek
To fill my heart in places that nothing else could reach.

(Chorus)

When I finally came to Jesus,
He never said, �Why did it take so long?�
He opened His arms to hold me and told me
He was so glad to see me.

(Chorus)

Why did it take so long�

~Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia V. - �1998
Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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~Quiet Tears



1 Peter 1:18-19

Chorus:
I'm crying quiet tears, soft rain,
Humble joy, but with it pain
Because my sin hung him on the cross;
But on that cross he paid the cost
For my life.

Verse 1:
Through these cleansing tears,
I begin to peer
At this life He gave to me.
Let it be His once more,
Change me from the core,
To make me what I ought to be.

(Chorus)

Verse 2:
By dying on the cross,
Jesus gave me worth,
For I've been bought with a great price.
Jesus died for all,
Now all should live for Him,
So I surrender my whole life.

(Chorus)

Verse3:
If I could, I would be
Perfect for my Lord.
I know it's not within my power,
But let my mind and my soul
Be transformed,
And let His forgiveness be a healing shower.

Last Chorus:
I'm crying quiet tears, soft rain,
Humble joy, no longer pain,
Because He kneels beside me now,
And holds my hand as I bow,
I'm crying quiet tears, soft rain�

~Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
�1998 - Vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
Background vocals by Alicia V. & Cynthia V.
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+All I Know



Ps. 36:7

I feel the Spirit moving in a million ways,
Casting my misconceptions into disarray;
Molding interpretations into black and white;
Cementing inclinations into solid wrong and right.
Still, when I hear the voice, I wonder if it�s really God�s or mine�
�I don�t know.

Chorus:
All I know is Jesus
Will give me all I need.
When I look to Jesus,
He reaches out His arms to cover me.

Darkness passes through me on its way to morning light
To frighten me while I�m defenseless in the night;
And rising like a curtain, my sin is on display.
The audience lets out a cheer as my integrity wastes away.
And when I wake, I wonder if the revelation�s true�
�who I am.

(Chorus) (2x)

+Words & Music by Kevin Butler - �1998
Vocals by Alicia V.
Background Vocals by Cynthia V. & Kevin Butler

INSTRUMENTALISTS:

+ Guitar and Bass: Nick Gonzalez
+Percussion: Gregg Vasquez
+Programming: Nick Gonzalez
+Recorded & Produced by: Nick Gonzalez @
Ash Valley Studios, Houston Tx.

~Guitar: Mark Baldwin
~Programming: Jeff Nelson
~Vocals Recorded & Produced by: Jeff Nelson @
Howard Mell Studios, Houston, Tx.

Soprano Recorder on �Lifes Bright Colors,� �Eclipse,�
& Horizon�: Cynthia Vlahakos

Bagpipes on �Psalms Song�: E.J. Jones

CREDITS:

-All songs mixed by: Nick Gonzalez @
Ash Valley Studios, Houston, Tx
-All songs mastered by: Skip Burrows @
Sunrise Studios, Houston, Tx
-Photography: Ryan Harkey, Houston, Tx
-Photo Location: San Luis Potosi, Mexico
-(2005)Graphic Design: Edward Motter-Vlahakos, Houston, Tx
-All songs published by: God Impressions
Publishing (ASCAP)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

�FOR FROM HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS. TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER! AMEN.� ROMANS 11:36

CANOPY (Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos)
THANKS:

*NICK�we�re so glad God put us together again. You brought our songs to life! (Thanks for lending you o�brains to the project).
*JEFF & TAMMY� For your nurturing friendship & your focus on Christ�Jeff, recording with you was a cool, new experience.
*KEVIN�You are such a vital part of our ministry & a constant spiritual encouragement.
*EJ�For your entrancintg bagpipes & your friendship.
*JILL�For your hospitality & gourmet �oh it was nothing� meals.
*HOWARD�For great engineering & a welcoming environment.
*VAL�Thanks for helping find all those lovely scriptures.
*TIM�For all your help & advice.
*PAUL & DAVID�As always, your mentoring and support are invaluable.
*RYAN� For committing to God�s leadership and quality in your photography.
*DADDY�For being our fan club & accountability partner.
*MOM�For managing, chauffeuring, booking, etc., etc., etc.

For information:
www.canopymusic.net
canopy@jesusanswers.com

Kevin & Cynthia Butler- 832-493-5965
Edward & Alicia Motter-Vlahakos- 832-493-5968
1740 W 27th, #302
Houston, Tx 77008
(713) 466-5772

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Where Your Treasure Is



Chorus:
Watch out!
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.
Your life does not consist of what you have.
Learn well:
Jesus Christ is all you need.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will live.
For where your treasure is,
There your heart, there your heart will live.

Verse 1:
Let go of these worldly things
Before they drag you down.
Why set out to find yourself
When you�re already found?

Chorus

Verse 2:
It�s a proven fact you know:
You can�t serve God and greed.
You�ll love one and hate the other;
There�s nothing in between.

Watch out!

Instrumental

Chorus

Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.

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Maybe Tomorrow

This song was composed for the
Laura Recovery Center an organization which assists with and promotes the recovery of missing children.

Maybe tomorrow
I�ll see your face again,
Hold your little hand,
Watch as you pretend
To fly to magic lands.

Maybe tomorrow
I�ll know that you�re alright,
My worries will be gone,
I�ll tuck you in at night.
Oh, I pray it won�t be long.

�Cause I don�t want to miss another day,
No, I don�t want to miss another day,
Oh, I don�t want to miss another day . . .
Of your life.

I can remember
The day that you were born;
The joy that filled my heart.
You were soft and warm,
Cradled in my arms.

I can remember
When you took you first step,
When you spoke your first word.
You�re not done growing yet,
And I cannot afford. . .

No, I can�t afford to miss another day,
Oh, I don�t want to miss another day,
Oh, I can�t bear to miss another day . . .
Of your life.

Maybe tomorrow
You�ll see your dreams come true,
You�ll know you�ve come so far,
And I�ll be there with you,
So proud of who you are.

Maybe tomorrow
Your life will be blessed
With your own family.
You�ll know the happiness
That you brought to me.

So I don�t want you to miss another day,
No you don�t need to miss another day,
God forbid that you miss another day. . .
Of your life.

Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Troubadour



Verse 1:
The other day I was just thinking that there�s another way to live
Besides being the average American family with two and a half kids,
Living in a little house on the corner right next to the Joneses,
Saving up for retirement and hoping that the government keeps their promises.
I could stay in the comforts of predictability,
But I�m longing to take the open road wherever it may lead.

Chorus:
I wanna be travelin� like a troubadour, like a missionary minstrel,
With a song and a suitcase, singing the gospel.
I wanna be walking with Jesus from town to town with hope for the lost and poor;
Travelin� like a troubadour.

Verse 2:
Perfect little job, perfect little life in a perfect little town;
It seemed to me to be the right thing to do to buy a house and settle down.
So I assimilated, became domesticated, while my dreams sat on a shelf
�Til the doors of opportunity opened right before me when my bridges burned themselves.
Looking back I have no regrets; no I�m really quite at peace.
To tell you the truth, I think that I have been waiting for this release.

Chorus

Intrumental

Chorus

Words by: Cynthia and Kevin Butler
Music by: Cynthia Butler, and Alicia and Buddy Motter-Vlahakos
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia M-V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Holding On



Verse 1:
Holding on, holding on for Heaven
Lord, help me, �cause I feel the fire.
Holding on, holding on for Heaven
Lord, may you be my one desire.
Until the day that all temptation is gone,
I�m holdin� on, holdin� on, holdin� on,
Holdin� on for Heaven.

Chorus
Satan lays a table of temptation.
He brings a menu, says the food is free.
Harmless pleasure or deadly poison;
I can choose to see what I want to see.
I could feast until my conscience was numb,
But I know there�s something sweeter to come. (so I�m)

Chorus

Verse 2:
Satan says, "There�s no use fighting.
You�ve got no power to resist the urge."
But I�ve got a weapon, and I have armor,
�Cause I�ve got the Spirit and the Holy Word.
I�m not a victim or a slave or a pawn.
My Jesus bought my freedom. (so I�m)

Chorus

Words & Music by Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Mrs. Marshall�s Class



Written for our friend Kat in honor of her wedding (2005)

Verse 1:
I�m so proud to stand beside you on your wedding day.
I can�t believe how far we�ve come together.
Just think of all the memories we�ve made along the way,
And I am sure that we�ll share many others.
Now on this day as you start your new life hand in hand,
I think of how our friendship first began.

Chorus:
Back there in Mrs. Marshall�s class, we found each other and we bonded fast.
Two young hearts a few seats apart; it was the start of something built to last.
And when I think how we�re still close after all the years that have passed
I grow more and more thankful for Mrs. Marshal�s class.

Verse 2:
You have so much love to give; I know it to be true,
�Cause you have always been a faithful friend.
I know that you will bless the husband God has given you
And any children that the Lord may send.
Now on this day as you start your new life hand in hand,
I think of how our friendship first began:

Chorus

Words & Music by Buddy & Alicia M-V, Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia M-V. & Cynthia B.
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Are You Ready



Verse 1:
In the Past I haven't done my part;
I had a halfway heart.
But now I'm leaving that life behind;
God has changed my mind.
I could gain the whole world, but yet lose my soul,
But what would I really gain?
So I'll work for my Lord, Jesus Christ,
I know my work in Him is not in Vain.

Chorus:
Are you ready to go the extra mile?
God is searching for one committed child.
Are you ready to go the extra mile?
God is searching for one committed child.

Verse 2:
When you heard the word and first believed
You were a drifting seed.
How can you grow if you don't plant your roots?
You've got to live God's truth.
The word Christian is more than a name;
It's a whole new life to live.
We're on a mission; we're His chosen ones.
Have you really given you whole life to Him?

Chorus

Bridge:
What God plans for your life you know will be the best.
And when trials come your way
It's just your chance to put your love for Him to the test.

Chorus
Are you, are you ready? Are you, are you ready?
Are you, are you ready? Are you, are you ready?
Now's your chance to be what you were created to be

Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos
�1994 - Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos

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Big Answers



Verse 1:
We were sailing in a boat that my dad made with his dad when he was sixteen.
But there was barely a breeze, and the sails were empty and we were drifting.
But with a little prayer and a little faith, the winds, they came
So strong that the boat was tipping.

Chorus:
He gives big answers to our small prayers.
That helps strengthen my faith and reminds me He's there.
It doesn't matter how small your prayers may be,
'Cause each one is small compared to his strength.

Bridge:
I used to wonder why He even wanted us to pray.
Wouldn't he always have His will no matter what we say?
But did you know He answers each and every plea;
Not always what's expected, but what's best for you and me.

He gives big answers, big answers, yeah.

Verse 2:
We all have our dreams; things that we wish for, sometimes lust for.
But when we pray for them, it seems to set our eyes a little higher.
So go ahead make your request, and pray that God will perfect
Your heart's desire.

Chorus

Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos
�1995 - Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos

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Light in the Dark



You are uncompromised.
You are the truth in the midst of all lies.
And though I am far from your righteousness,
You are the light in my darkness.
You are the light in the dark.

You restore my soul.
You give me peace when life is out of control.
And when I feel depressed,
You are the light in my darkness.
You are the light in the dark.

I have found that time is fleeting,
And I don't know where my life is leading.
The world has a plan, but I know who I'm seeking;
I yearn to reach for you; let me learn to cling to you.

You guide me night and day.
You're the good shepherd helping me find my way.
And when I am in distress,
You are the light in my darkness.
You are the light in the dark.

Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos and Kevin Butler
�1995- Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos and Kevin Butler

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Near To You



Verse 1:
Let the raindrops fall to earth.
Let the thunder roar its roar.
Let the lightning strike its light.
Let the waves crash on shore.
'Cause I know a place where I can go;
Here, near to you, Jesus.
Here, near to you.
Chorus:
Like the rain- the rain that fell outside,
Were the tears- the tears that I cried;
But you came and wiped my eyes.
Oh, you came and wiped my eyes.

Verse 2:
Before I found you,
I was tossed about on the wind.
I was drowning in the rain-
The pain that would not end.
But I found a place where I can go,
Here, near to you, Jesus.
Here near to you.

Chorus

Bridge:
Far more wild were the storms you were in
When you rid all men of their sins.
Oh, Near to you.
Near to you, Oh Lord, near to you.

Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos
�1994 - Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos

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Only You



Chorus:
Only you, Jesus;
Only you will be my God because you love me.
Only you, Jesus;
And Lord, I want to praise you for eternity.
Verse 1:
You left your rightful throne,
And lived upon the earth,
And died to take our sins away.
Now I will not worship
Any other god.
No other god deserves my praise.

Chorus

Verse 2:
There will come a day
When all will know your power;
A day when every knee will bow.
But I don't want to wait
For life to pass me by.
My focus is on you right now.

Chorus

Bridge:
Deep in my soul there is a joy
Deep in my soul there is a joy
Deep in the soul of all my being,
There is a joy that keeps me singing.
When I am down, you're what I turn to.
You are my strength and Lord I love you.

Chorus

Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos
�1993 - Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos

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That's Why



Verse 1:
The crowd cried, "Crucify Him!"
But their sins were why He died then.
The punishment for sin is death,
But the gift of God is life.

Chorus:
That's why He carried the cross; that's why He died.
That's why no man can boast with pride.
All men have fallen from the glory of God.
That's why my Lord shed His blood.

Verse 2:
The nails are buried in the ground.
The crown of thorns is nowhere to be found.
The wooden cross long ago did rot,
But the promises of God have not.

Chorus

Bridge:
Oh, how could it matter to me
If it was so many years ago.
But Christ is for eternity,
And, Oh, how Jesus loves you so.
Words and Music by: Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos
�1993 - Vocals by Alicia and Cynthia Vlahakos

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Natus est ex Spiritu



John 3:7-8

non mireris quia dixi tibi oportet vos nasci denuo
Spiritus ubi vult spirat et vocem eius audis sed non scis unde veniat et quo vadat sic est omnis qui natus est ex Spiritu
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Solar Sailor



This song is an instrumental, and has no lyrics, but you can sing the "Gilligan's Island" theme to it if you really want to.

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