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Winter In His Heart of Gloom

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Bruce over at cardiphonia.org invited some folks to write new music for a collection of hymn texts based on the Apostle’s Creed called Lyra Fidelium. The whole collection of new tunes, along with chord sheets, is available for free download on BandCamp. Check out the original texts by Samuel John Stone, and read Bruce’s intro of the idea. Thanks Bruce for a fun and encouraging project!

Article XI, The Resurrection of the Body
Winter In His Heart of Gloom
Words by Samuel John Stone (Lyra Fidelium,1866) and Cameron Gray, 2010. Music by Cameron Gray. ©2010 Rough Harbor Music.

Winter in his heart of gloom
Sings the song of coming bloom;
So o’er death our souls shall sing
Lays of the eternal spring
Then decay shall be no more
And, the weary seed-time o’er,
All the dead in Christ shall rise
For the Harvest of the skies

Then there shall be, there shall be
Then there shall be, there shall be
Then there shall be sorrow no more, no more

We from earth to heaven shall soar
In that flesh which once we wore,
Deathless now and glorified
Like our Lord and at His side
This is life’s eternal Spring
This the coming joy we sing
Look we ever toward that Day
Be it near or far away
(Chorus)

Mid the sorrow and the strife
Tis the music of our life,
And our song has this refrain,
Our Redeemer comes again
Our Redeemer comes
(Chorus)

Just Like You Are

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Just Like You Are
©2007 Words & Music by Cameron Gray

I am missing your smile babe
Your smile is far away
Call you up on the telephone
Just to say
Don’t forget that I love your smile
Like honey to the bee
That’s just like you are to me.

I am missing your voice babe
Your voice is far away
Call you up on the telephone
Just to say
Don’t forget that I love your voice
Like sugar to my tea
That’s just like you are to me.

I am missing your moves babe
Your moves are far away
Call you up on the telephone
Just to say
Don’t forget that I love your moves
A precious commodity
That’s just like you are—

Don’t go so far away
Don’t go so far away

I am missing your love babe
Your love is far away
Call you up on the telephone
Just to say
Don’t forget that I love your love
Like water to the sea
That’s just like you are
That’s just like you are
That’s just like you are to me.

Written and recorded for Mellie, Dec 07. Hooray for Mellie!

Old Fashioned Lullabye

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Old Fashioned Lullabye
©2007 Words & Music by Cameron Gray

Slow summer nights and old fashioned lullabyes
Underneath a blue, blue moon,
Voices in union, a sweet perfume,
Holdin on like a juniper root,
Feelin fine, just to know you’re mine.

Standing shoulder to shoulder, arm-in-arm to uphold
The strength of our love—just you and me up against the world.
Looking forward to getting older,
The warmth we share won’t never, never, never grow colder,
I’m gonna love you til the day I die.

So bring on those days of slow change, those years of age,
I’m falling for you like a fool, like when my youth was young,
Let’s make a melody of you and I,
Making love in sweet slow time,
Like an old fashioned lullabye.

I went dreaming last night, of a lullabye,
Dreaming…
Dreaming last night, of a lullabye,
You were there, just dreaming by my side,
And we went dreaming all through the night.

Dreaming of those days of slow change, those years of age,
I’m falling for you like a fool, like when my youth was young,
Let’s make a melody of you and I,
Making love in sweet slow time,
Like an old fashioned lullabye.

Time gonna change us, take liberties outrageous,
Make mockery of vanity and pride,
Oh but love lingers on,
Young and strong.

So bring on those days of slow change, those years of age,
And someday, baby when all our youth is gone
We can look back upon the melody of you and I
Making love to last all our lives,
Like an old fashioned lullabye.

Written and recorded for Mellie, Dec 07. Hooray for Mellie!

Way Back Home

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Way Back Home
©2007 Words & Music by Cameron Gray

I’ve seen the stars in your eyes
We’ve slept out under a sky-blue sky
We’ve heard the sound of angels all around
And we know the way back home.

We’ve drunk a taste of the sea
We’ve painted purple mountain majesty
I’ve whistled a tune with you beneath the moon
And we know the way back home.

Oh, ain’t it hard
Learning how live with love
Is bound to break your heart
Don’t be afraid
Don’t give up, don’t give in
Don’t be ashamed
Let’s bring a little bit of heaven to this side of Revelation

I’ve seen the stars in your eyes
That steady constellation has been my guide
And with you by my side, I know that I know
We know the way back
We know the way back
We know the way back home

Written and recorded for Mellie, Dec 07. Hooray for Mellie!

Awaken The Dawn

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Awaken the Dawn
Words & Music by Cameron Gray. ©2010 Rough Harbor Music.

Day is breaking,
My heart awakened to you,
Awakened to you.
You are worthy,
All of your mercies are new,
Mercies are new.
World is turning,
My spirit yearning for you.

And this darkness, only for a time.
I can see forever, breaking through the sky

With a song
I will awaken the dawn,
I will awaken the dawn,
For you have made me your own,
I will awaken the dawn,
I will awaken the dawn.

Helpless, hopeless,
Blinded and broken was I,
Broken was I.
Your love sought me,
Your blood bought me and I
Owe you my life.
Eyes wide open
Feel like I am finally alive.

Singing Alleluia

I will awaken,
I will awaken,
I will awaken the dawn.

Crown Him With Many Crowns (Gray)

Crown Him With Many Crowns
Words: Matthew Bridges, 1852. Chorus & Music by Cameron Gray.
©2010 Rough Harbor Music

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him Who died for thee,
And hail Him as they matchless King
Through all eternity.

CHORUS:
Crown Him! Lift up your voice
Crown Him! Ye saints rejoice
Crown Him! With songs of joy
Crown Him with many crowns

Crown Him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save.
His glories now we sing,
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring,
And lives that death may die.
(Chorus)

Crown Him the Lord of love,
Behold His hands and side;
Those wounds yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.
(Chorus)

Another Miracle

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Another Miracle
Words & Music by Cameron Gray
© 2010 Rough Harbor Music

Learning to wear my woes
Sharp dressed in heart shaped clothes
Getting harder to muster
The energy I need to be disgusted
I know, I know.

Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle

Learning to weigh my words
Dove shaped dissident birds
Wonder what’s worth keeping
Crumb collecting while the the sun is sinking
I know, I know.

Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle

When I want you, you don’t want me
When I see you, you don’t see me
When we find ourselves lost at sea
If I rescue you, would you rescue me?

Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle
Maybe we don’t need another miracle

O Come, Dwell In Me

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O Come, Dwell In Me
Words adapted from Charles Wesley’s hymn, c.1788. Music by Cameron Gray, 2010. ©2010 Rough Harbor Music

O come, dwell in me,
Spirit of Christ within;
Bring Thy liberty
From sorrow and fear and power of sin.

Hasten
The joyful day which shall this night consume;
Old things
They shall be done away and all will be made new.

You make all things new.

Scripture References:
Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 14:23; Romans 8:15; I Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17