Song Lyrics


A Branch on the Vine

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In Your love, I’ve found my peace,
for there is where I know true love will never cease.

In Your heart, I’ve found my place,
for there is where streams flow of mercy and of grace.

In Your hands, I place my life,
for there is where You keep me safe through this world’s strife.

Chorus:
I am all Yours
and You are all mine;
We belong together like a branch on a Vine.

My heart is Yours
Your heart is all mine;
as we stay together
I am fully alive.

For I’m nothing without You
And apart from You I’ll bear no fruit.

Copyright© Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar 10-28-2013


His Face Outshines the Sun

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His smile is like a rainbow in the sky
His eyes are bright as stars in the night
His Face outshines the sun
His Face outshines the sun

Christ’s heart’s aflame with burning love for you
With arms outstretched He reaches out to you
His Face outshines the sun
His Face outshines the sun

One glance will start a fire in your soul
One word from His mouth is more precious than pure gold
One smile from Christ would light up the whole world

His mercy stretches ‘til the end of time
His holy truth, the bright Light divine
His Face outshines the sun
His Face outshines the sun

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 9-08-2014

 


Maranatha March

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Behold Your Church, Lord
See how she shines in truth
Filled with Your Spirit
lighting up the earth.

Behold Your Body, Lord
Bearing our wounds in love
One in Christ’s passion
with our Head above.

Behold Your Bride, Lord
See how she shines in love
For You have cleansed her
in Your pure and precious Blood.

Come Lord Jesus for Your Bride
Maranatha! Your Church cries.

Behold Your Temple, Lord
Built up of living stones
Laid on the foundation,
Christ, our Cornerstone.

Behold Your Family, Lord
Members of one household
Brothers and sisters
in the Shepherd’s fold.

Behold Your Chosen, Lord
To us, You promised thrones
For we have followed
the Lamb where ‘er He goes.

Come Lord Jesus for Your Bride
Maranatha! Your Church cries.

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 1-24-2014


Winter’s Sign

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Snow as whispers drift,
Unto boughs of evergreens.
A cold and tender kiss upon silent lips, –
an icy nip.

And Winter’s frosty hand
fondles sky and dormant land;
a bitter caress, with frozen breath,
she hushes still, valleys and hills,
lulling the earth to sleep,
to dream of Spring.

Winter, like the night,
Is a sign for our own lives, –
a sign to edify,
That what seems to die,
will come alive.

As warmth and light return,
when the Spring sun hears the earth;
then is rebirth,
renewal and growth,
seedlings will sprout,
flowers come out,
life starts anew:
a sign of Truth for you.

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 2-3-2014


Smile, Sing, Dance

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Smile, even though days are cloudy,
the sun will soon start to shine.
Smile, at the world all around you,
and soon you will be feeling just fine.

Sing out all of your sorrows;
good songs will soon ease your mind.
Dance, leave cares for tomorrow;
today there is no time to cry.

When you dance and you sing and you smile
you’ll get through every trial.
They’ll bring joy to your soul,
give you hope, help you cope
for a while.

So…

Smile, and the day will seem brighter.
Sing, and your heart will feel lighter.
Dance, from the morning into the night.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 1-21-2014


Good Shepherd Guide Me

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You have called me, and I will follow.
Where You lead me, I want to go.
Hold my hand Lord,
for I may stumble,
along the road.

Good Shepherd guide me, on the way.
Stay close beside me, lest I stray.
I’ll never leave You,
even for one day.

When You call me, I’ll promptly answer.
“Here I am Lord,” You’ll hear me say.
My heart and soul, Lord,
are always with You,
in ceaseless prayer.

Good Shepherd guide me, on the way.
Stay close beside me, lest I stray.
I’ll never leave You,
or I would lose my way.
I’ll never leave you for one day.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 1-16- 2014


I Belong to You

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You are beautiful
You are merciful
I’m in love with You

You are bountiful
You are powerful
I give my life to You

I am pitiful
I am sorrowful
Yet, You love me too

I am neglectful
I am forgetful
Your love is always true

And I belong to You

You are wonderful
You’re desirable
I want to be with You

You’re inscrutable
You’re unfathomable
Yet, in truth, I do know You.

I am miserable
I am pitiable
Yet, You want me too

I am unfaithful
I am ungrateful
You know me through and through

Still, I belong to You

Copyright@  Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar 5-29-2013


Run the Race

sunrise
Give thanks for every sunrise
Praise God for each new day
Though clouds at times will gather
And conceal the sun’s brightest rays

Draw strength from every trial
God sends to test your faith
His love and grace sustain you
He will raise you to the highest place

When we run the race with one goal and aim
It’s then we’ll win the prize
God’s upward calling….
In Jesus Christ

Let us run the race ‘til we see His Face
Across the finish line
That’s when He’ll crown us…
With the wreath of eternal life.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 4-14-13



Come to Me

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Come to Me and I will give you rest
Come lay your weary head upon My breast

Now let go
Give Me your heavy load
Place on My shoulders all your fears and woes

Come to Me and I will set you free
That weight like lead release to Me instead

Refrain:
Draw near My child
Close by My side
I’ll hold you up
When you are tired
I’ll lift you high
For you are Mine
Let Me shoulder your cross
Let Me carry your heart

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 4-6-2013


Come Dance With Me

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Hear the music
Feel my heartbeat
Look into my eyes
See how I love you tonight

Will this love song
Last all night long?
Come dance with me
Let’s share love endlessly

Refrain:

Come dance with me
until the sunlight
reveals that our love
will last forever.
Press close to my heart,
Hold me tight in your arms,
and we’ll dance through life together.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-18-2013


Long Night

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(Woman sings):
VERSE
Long night
as I lay here waiting.
Cold Sheets
on your side of our bed.
My heart
with the dawn is breaking.

PRECHORUS
Can it be
that again you’ve left me?

CHORUS (woman sings)
Why do you fear to give your love?
Why do you run and not come close?
Why do you hide yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
In time our love can grow and thrive.

VERSE
Baby,
was it something I said?
Maybe
just a bad dream in my head.
Morning
has brought the truth that I dread.

PRECHORUS
You are gone
And I’m all alone again.

CHORUS (woman sings)
Why do you fear to give your love?
Why do you run and not come close?
Why do you hide yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
In time our love can grow and thrive.

(Man sings)
VERSE
Cold night
On my own, I’m shaking.
My heart
and my mind are aching.
Daylight
through the window breaking.

PRECHORUS
Why have I
Run away from your side?

CHORUS ( man sings) :
Why do I fear to give my love?
Why do I run and not come close?
Why do I hide myself inside?
I want my heart to open wide.
For it’s your love keeps me alive.

VERSE
Baby,
No, it’s nothing you said
Save me
From all these nightmares in my head.
It’s true
apart from you I feel dead.

PRECHORUS
I’ll come home
‘coz I can’t go on alone.

CHORUS (woman and man sing together)
Why do you/I fear to give your/my love?
Why do you/I run and not come close?
Why do you /I hide my/yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
This time our love will grow and thrive.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-20-2013


Rise on Love’s Wings

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Rise on the wind
soar over the sea to the sun.
Glide on the breeze,
clouds under your feet.

Majesty shines from your glorious wings.
The Eagle flies
in eternal skies.

Open your hearts.
Love sets you free.
Rise on love’s wings, in God’s glory,
in God’s glory, in God’s glory!

Hope in the Lord
and strength is restored,
then you’ll soar –
an eagle in flight,
you’ll reach heaven’s heights.

No longer weary, ascend to the sun –
where eagles fly,
in eternal skies.

Open your hearts.
Love set you free.
Rise on love’s wings, in God’s glory
in God’s glory, in God’s glory!

Copyright@: original music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-6-2013
Based loosely on Isaiah 40:31, Luke 21:27-28


Where the Spirit of the Lord Is

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Where the Spirit flows there’s freedom
Joy and peace and love fill your soul
Streams of living waters in you
Life where’er He goes.

As a river strong and mighty takes you to the sea
You are free
Life where ’ere the Spirit breathes…
Spirit breathes… there you’re free

Where the Spirit blows there’s freedom
Light and life and hope fill your soul
Streams of living waters I you
Life where’er He goes

As a river strong and mighty takes you to the sea
You are free
Life where’er the Spirit breathes…
Spirit breathes… there you’re free.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-23-12

Surrender

(A poem I received March 21, 2013 from Jesus during Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament)

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“I am here My child
Surrender all to Me
I am living
the very air you breathe

“Give your heart to Me
and you will see
the wonders I will do
in love to set you free

“Little child can’t you see?
There’s no fear when you stay near to Me
Calm and peace surround your heart
Your mind is still
My light penetrates the dark

“There is no rush
Time fades away
In My Presence
is Eternal Day

“I lift your soul in My embrace
Where I am
beyond time and space
to the heights of Heaven
to My Holy Place
and there you see Me Face to face”.

Dreams in the Windy City

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Don’t give up on love
‘though the world feels cold
And the sharp winds blow right through your bones
Poor and all alone
Men without warm homes
On the lonely streets of Chicago
(refrain)
Hold onto Hope
For one more day
Let dreams carry away
All sorrow and pain
‘til Love comes your way

Hold onto Love
For it just may
Come to meet you today
In my warm embrace
And melt your heart away

People pass you by
Won’t look in your eyes
Please don’t let your heart turn hard as ice
Shiver in the cold
Spend your nights alone
On the lonely streets of Chicago

Someone passes by
Looks you in the eyes
Your hungry soul calls to their heart inside
You give a weary smile
Might stay with you awhile?
On the lonely streets of Chicago

Hold onto Hope
For one more day
Let dreams carry away
All sorrow and pain
‘til Love comes your way

Hold onto Love
For it just may
Come to meet you today
In my warm embrace
And melt your heart away

Copyright©, Music and  lyrics by Ann Ammar 1-25-2013

 

The Greatest Gift

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It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole
And Santa’s readying his sleigh
And he’ll soon be on his way
To all the children of the world
To every good little boy and girl

The elves have wrapped up all the new toys
In pretty packages and bows
What a marvelous load!
All of the reindeer set to go!
And will tonight skies be filled with snow?

Chorus:
Yet Santa knows, there’s first one place that he must go
To receive the Gift that God bestows,
one far much greater than all of his
for God in His great love has giv’n:
Jesus Christ His Son.

Just past midnight Santa arrives
He followed one bright star on high
Touching down on Beth’lem’s plain
He hears the angels’ sweet refrain:
“Glory to God, peace on earth to men”

Santa, and all his reindeer in tow
Follow the shepherds where they go
Their hearts are all aglow!
They’ve heard God’s message filled with love!
Our heavenly Father sent Christ His Son

All hasten to the humble manger
To see this Child with their own eyes
Holy Savior of Mankind
His Virgin Mother near His side.
As Santa bows down the Baby smiles

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 12-22-12

It’s Just You and Me

It’s just you and me babe,
now the children are grown
And we’re on our own,
yet we still have our song.

We’ve played it together
Throughout all of these years
Our hearts’ beat to its drum and
We can still sing along

And although we are much older now
We still know how to dance
And can make the romance last.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics 9-30-2012 By Ann Ammar

Pater Noster- Sh’ma Israel

Pater Noster qui es in caelis – Sh’ma Yis ‘ra ‘eil
Sanctificetur nomen tuum – Adonai Eloheinu
Adveniat regnum tuum – Adonai Echad
Fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et terra – Barukh Sheim
Panem nostrum qoutidianum da nobis hodie
Et dimitte nobis debita nostra
Sicut et nos dimitimus debitoribus nostris
Et ne nos inducas in tentationem
Sed liberanos a malo – Sh’ma Yis ’ra ‘eil
Barukh Sheim – K’vod Malkhuto – L’o lam va’ed

Sacred texts from the Old and New Testaments
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©, Music by Ann Ammar 10-26-2012

Moonlight Blues

Moon on high
Do you see me cry
Walking here tonight on my own
Under the sky?

My mood is low
I feel so all alone,
Yet the lovely glow of your light
Consoles my soul.

For you keep me company,
Through the long cold night
And you warm my heart within
By your magical light.
Stay with me until the morning light.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics  Ann Ammar 9-10-2012

These are your Yester-years

Why are you rushing towards the future?
Why are you running at top speed?
Why don’t you stop and see around you?
Why look back to where you’ve been?
These are your yester-years.
Don’t let them fly away.

These are your yester-years
of days gone by – today.
Live in the present moment.
Give in the present day
Then all your fears and worries fade away.

What use is running in the rat race?
Why keep on spinning on the wheel?
You know you feel your life is empty.
You can change and make it real.

These are your yester-years
of days gone by – today.
Go and serve your brother
Help him on his way,
Do good and love another in this day.

Copyright©,  Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar 9-14-2012

Shout for Joy

Come all nations,
shout your joyful praises,
raise your cries of gladness,
worshiping the Lord.

Come before Him,
singing your hosannas,
waving your palm branches,
Giving thanks to God.

Enter His gates with praise and adoration.
Enter His Courts and bless His holy Name.
The Lord is good, loving us forever,
faithfulness enduring,
through-out every age.

God is our Maker.
He is the Lord.
We are His people.
To Him we belong.

Come before Him,
hearts full of thanksgiving,
bringing songs of praises,
gifts to please the Lord.

Copyright©,  music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 9-1-2012
(Lyrics adapted from Psalm 100.)

Come Lord Jesus


How long O Lord? How long O Lord?
We are waiting; we are watching,
for Your coming.

I raise my eyes up towards the hills
From whence my help comes
It comes from the Lord.

Rise up you ancient portals!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
Let the King of Glory enter in!

Copyright©,  music by Ann Ammar 5-24-2012

Lyrics From Holy Scripture

There’s a Love

Do you stop to ponder?
Do you often wonder?
Do you think about it at all?

Take a look around you
At just what surrounds you,
Nature’s beauty for you to behold

There’s a Love that’s deeper than the sea
It can fill your heart and set you free.
There’s a Love that’s brighter than the sun
Burning long before the world had begun.

Copyright©,  music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 4-18-2012

Lift Up Your Heart and Listen

Verse:
Be still, O soul,
“Be still and know that I am God” ( Psalm 46:10)
from worries cease
receive My peace.
Verse:
Dear child, in awe
“Walk humbly, meekly with your God” ( Micah 6:8)
My mercy, seek
My love brings peace
Chorus:
Lift up your heart to listen
Attend your soul to hear
My still, small Voice is speaking ( 1st Kings 9:12)
My words will give you peace.
Verse:
Dear child, don’t fear
With faith you trust your God is near
I hear your prayers
and fill your needs.
Verse:
My child, My love
“In Me you live and move and breathe
and have your being.” (Acts of the Apostles 17:28)
I am your God
Chorus:
Lift up your heart to listen
Attend your soul to hear
My still, small Voice is speaking
My words will give you peace.

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 2016

I Believe in You

We’re walking life together
We’ve come a long, long way
We’ve had hard times and many troubles
And yet this love of ours remains

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

In travelling life together
We’ve sometimes lost our way
We’ve faced our share of trials
Yet been sustained by God’s good grace

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

Let’s run this race together
So as to win the prize
We’ll pass through love’s deep selfless valleys
To reach the joys of mountains high.

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

Copyright©,  music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 6-5-2012

Never Too Late

It is never too late
to return to your dreams
Even though the time has passed
And they seem far from real
They remain deep within your heart
And you only need to feel
They are there
If you dare
To believe
For you only need to start
They all may come true
If you just open your heart
They’re waiting for you

Even though the years have passed
And life seems near to an end
There’s still time for you to find
That dreams can still be fulfilled
They remain deep within in your heart
And you only need to feel
They are there
If you dare to Believe

Copyright©,  music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-21-2012

For Those Who Love You and Are Called

Verse:

Now, as I look way back,

I can see Your hand

guiding my life forward.

You always had a plan;

Now I understand;

You work all things out for our good,

even what seems bad.

Chorus:

For those who love You and are called,

according to Your purpose,

will find that life’s not quite as hard

when Your arms are supporting them.

Verse: 

Now, as I look ahead

I will take Your hand

for You to lead me forward

You always have a plan

and I understand

You work all things out for our good

even what seems bad.

Chorus:

For those who love You and are called,

according to Your purpose,

will find that life’s not quite as hard

when Your arms are supporting them.

Bridge:

For those that God foreknew

He predestined.

He called you

to be conformed

to the image of His only Son.

Chorus:

For those who love You and are called,

according to Your purpose,

will find that life’s not quite as hard

when Your arms are supporting them.

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 2016

So Your Love Can Be Found

Why is the sky so blue?
Why are the clouds all white?
Why do the starts burn brightly?
Why do they shine at night?
Why do the birds sing sweetly?
Why do we hear their sound?

We’re surrounded by such beauty, so Your love can be found.
Why does the moon have phases?
Why does the world spin round?
Why is the grass much greener,
after the rain pours down?
Why do the waves keep pounding?
Yet Earth still holds its ground?

We’re surrounded by such wonders, so Your love can be found.
Why do our hearts feel longing,
for someone we can love?
Why do they feel so empty,
when we are all alone?
You made us in your image, to love and to be loved.

We’re surrounded by Your Spirit, so Your love can be known.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 6-2-2012

Fire of Love

Fire of Love, Fire of Life,
Burning Star in the dark night,
All Your children follow Your light, Jesus Christ;

And we will shine like the sun in the glory of God in Heaven.
And we will live in the light of Your love for all ages to come,
close by Your side.

Light of the world, Shepherd of souls,
Peace for those who answer Your call,
All the humble and all the small, will stand tall;

Before the Lamb who was slain and now
sits on God’s throne in Heaven; Jesus who laid
down His life for His sheep to make all of us one,
and take us Home.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 5-24-2012

Jesus’ Heart Will Heal the Sinner

Verse:

Shame, shame, shame Your burdened by the blame

You’ve got to let it go Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ heart is merciful.

Verse:

Pain, pain, pain

Your conscience really burns Where’re you going to turn? Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ heart is merciful.

Chorus:

Jesus’ blood will heal the sinner Wash your soul as white as snow Jesus’ love is like no other Like no love you’ve ever known.

Verse:

Ache, ache, ache

 Your sin’s a heavy load

It weighs you down on life’s long road Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ heart is merciful.

 

Verse:

Pray, pray, pray Don’t wait another day You’ll soon be standing straight and tall Jesus’ heart is merciful

 Jesus’ heart is merciful.

Chorus:

Jesus’ blood will heal the sinner Wash your soul as white as snow Jesus’ love is like no other Like no love you’ve ever known.

Verse:

Free, free, free Your soul has been made clean Feel the power of His love Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ heart is merciful.

Chorus:

Jesus’ blood will heal the sinner Wash your soul as white as snow Jesus’ love is like no other Like no love you’ve ever known.

 

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 2016

I Will Lead You Home

Night is falling
I hear you calling:
Come unto Me. Where are you going?
And I will lead you home, but you must follow

Then where I am, you’ll be with Me forever
In the light of my Love

Take My hand now
The road is narrow
Hold onto Me. I’ll guide you safely
And I will lead you home but you must follow

Then where I am, you’ll be with Me forever
In the light of my Love

You are weary
So I will carry
you in My arms
Save you from all harm
And I will lead you home but you must follow

Then where I am, you’ll be with Me forever
In the light of my Love

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 5-3-2012

Lost in Your Love

Verse:
Lost in love is how I feel
When You gaze deep into my soul
And turn Your Face towards me
You set me free
You’re all I need

Chorus:
I’m Lost in Your love as one drowned at sea
Your Heart, an ocean of mercy,
With tides of endless peace
I’m soaked by the waves of Your mighty grace
Your Blood like a flood washes over me
And takes my sins away

Verse:
In my prayers, I sense You’re near.
All my worries, troubles and my fears
Through Your love disappear.
Jesus You’re here,
To dry my tears.

Bridge:
Tiny grains of sand
In Your Hand
Yet You know us each by name
Waves of love
Wash over us
Carry us to eternal shores

Chorus:
I’m Lost in Your love as one drowned at sea
Your Heart, an ocean of mercy,
With tides of endless peace
I’m soaked by the waves of Your mighty grace
Your Blood like a flood washes over me
And takes my sins away

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2015

Jesus is There with You

Sit tight and wait it out
Patience is a virtue
Don’t cry, or whine or pout
Wisdom tells you not to.

You need to persevere
There ain’t nothing you should fear
Jesus is there with you.

Slow down from life’s fast ride
Take time to smell those flowers
Kinds words will bring you smiles
Unlocking heaven’s power

You need to persevere
There ain’t nothing you should fear
Jesus is there with you.

Keep cool, don’t lose control
Hold your tongue and don’t speak
God’s peace is a with pure soul
Silence won’t make you weak.

You need to persevere
There ain’t nothing you should fear
Jesus is there with you

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 5-11 2012

I Am Here With You

Don’t be afraid; don’t lose your way,

I am right here with you.
I’ll always stay near and remain true
Because I love you

Don’t look behind, or look ahead

I am right here with you.
I’ll always stay near and remain true
Because I love you

Don’t walk alone, or on your own

I am right here with you.
I’ll always stay near and remain true
Because I love you

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 4-11-2012

Seek and You Will Find

Stop and look around, what can be found outside your door
Look and you will see more than you dream.

Do you hear the birds now singing?
Or are your ears just filled with ringing
from the TV
and the speakings
and the noises in your mind?

Draw a deep long breath and slow your heart; just rest awhile
Pause and feel it beat; you are alive!

Do you hear the birds now singing?
Or are your ears just filled with ringing
from the TV
and the speakings
and the noises in your mind?

Still your soul within; you will begin to understand
Seek and you will find, the Truth is there.

Do you hear the birds now singing?
Or are your ears just filled with ringing
from the TV
and the speakings
and the noises in your mind.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 4-9-2012

Mother

Verse:
Mother, you amaze me
By your bravery
As you carry your own cross
Striding forward, pressing on

Verse:
Mother, you’re my model
In this time of strife
You’ve made every sacrifice
And you’ve done this your whole life

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Verse:
Mother, you’re my hero
Giving even though
You are weary to the bone
Handling all things on your own
Verse:
Mother, you’re my idol
Facing every trial
While you hold your head up high
With your kind and radiant smile

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Bridge:
Mother, you’re a treasure
Precious beyond words
All things valuable on earth
Can’t add up to what your worth

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2015

The Passion

O God, My God, My God,
Why have You forsaken Me?
I hang upon the tree,
dying, sighing, bleeding.

Father, forgive them.
They know not what they do.
I put my hope and trust in You, My God.

Eli (lama) sabachthani,
I cry out in agony.
Elijah doesn’t come.
Where have all My good friends gone?

Father, forgive them.
They know not what they do.
I put my hope and trust in You, My God.

They gloat and glare at Me
I’m surrounded by two thieves
They wag their tongues in scorn
While I wear a crown of thorns

Father, forgive them.
They know not what they do.
I put my hope and trust in You, My God.

My heart, it melts like wax
They look away, they turn their backs
I thirst for all your love;
they give me vinegar and gall.

Father, forgive them.
They know not what they do.
I put my hope and trust in You, My God.

Deep darkness all around
It covers Me like a shroud
O Mother, behold your son;
It is finished, it is done.

Father, forgive them.
They know not what they do.
I put my hope and trust in You, My God.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-8-2012

The Acceptable Time

What time is it?
What time is it?
Everybody asks what time this is?

Now is the right time
Now is a good time
Now the acceptable time
This day of your salvation

Reconcile with God
Turn with your whole heart
He is merciful,
Generous and rich in love
On this day of salvation

What time is it?
What time is it?
Everybody asks what time this is?

Now is the right time
Now is a good time
Now the acceptable time
This day of your salvation

Life is but a breath
Time, it passes fast
Days spring up like grass
Withering and do not last
All you need to do is ask
your salvation’s within grasp

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-22-2012

Spring Will Come

After the long lonely winter
Spring will come to your heart
Seeds of love will start growing
From earth so cold and dark

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart
Time has a way of healing
wounds that are deep and raw
As nighttime is always followed
By the breaking of the dawn

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart

Nature’s own consolation
For hearts broken in life
Seasons follow on seasons
Day comes after night

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-26-2012

 

We all have this Song

VERSE
I can’t sing like Whitney
I can’t dance like Michael
I can’t sway like Elvis
I can’t play like Hendrix
I can’t drum like Ringo
I can’t strum like B.B.

CHORUS
But deep in my heart, there is a song
And before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

BRIDGE
As our hearts beat as one
To this melodious song
Then the rhythm we share
Will make each one belong.

VERSE
If we come together
And behave like brothers
If we stop our warfare
And embrace each other
Then we’ll dance forever
To the song of heaven.

CHORUS
‘Cause deep in our hearts, there is a song
and before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

BRIDGE
As our hearts beat as one
To this melodious song
Then the rhythm we share
Will make each one belong.

VERSE
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

CHORUS:
Now deep in our hearts, there is a song
And before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-21-2012

Peace

Peace in our hearts
Peace You impart
Peace that world cannot give.
Peace for our souls
Peace full and whole
The peace that comes from You alone.

My peace I give you
My peace I leave you,
Peace be with you
Peace be with you

Hearts come to rest
Tranquil and blessed
Peace too deep to comprehend.
Minds set at peace,
Striving has ceased
All of our cares now released.

My peace I give you
My peace I leave you
Peace be with you
Peace be with you.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-17-2012

Examination

Today I feel bad, Lord
Today I feel sad, Lord
Today I have fallen deeply into myself

Today I have spoken
Those words I now regret
Done those things that shame me; so my heart now blames me

Your love is wide and Your mercy is endless
And I find forgiveness
when I turn back to You.

How can it be Lord
So easily lost Lord
The path I was walking just moments before?

I turned to my own thoughts
I followed my own way
I lost sight of Your face; my focus had strayed

Your love is wide and Your mercy is endless
And I find forgiveness
when I turn back to You.

Your Holy Spirit
gives wisdom and insight
reveals all my hidden faults; they lay bare before You

But just like a child, Lord
You pick me off the floor
And set me back on my feet, restored in your Love

Your love is wide and Your mercy is endless
And I find forgiveness
when I turn back to You.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar and Victoria-Taylor Naoe 2-14-2012

God Waits

Nights so dark and so long
Lying there on her own
Waiting for the sun to rise
How can she make it through?
Her heart feels empty, numb and blue.

Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry
The night presses in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light

Days that pass without aim
Smiles concealing all of her pain
Wandering through this life alone
Where can she go from here?
Her mind full of anguish and fear.

Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry
The night presses in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light

Time seems to pass so slow
Hopelessness is all she knows
Angels guard her round about
Will she hear His Voice tonight?
Offering joy and love and Life.

Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry
The night presses in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-13-2012

Remembrance

Come all and render to those brave souls
Your love and your gratitude
For they with courage did persevere,
(and) purchased freedom for you.

Let no one hold in disrespect
These martyrs of pure love
Who sacrificed their blood and lives
And gained glory above

Hail defenders of our nation,
Under God and liberty
We salute your holy offering
For our lives and great country

To lands both near and so far away
America’s children went
Bringing the flame of truth and right
to places they’d been sent.

Leaving all they held most dear to them
Bless’d home and family
To face the night of fright and fear
To guard our freedom here.

Hail defenders of our nation
Under God and liberty
We salute your holy offering
For our lives and great country

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-7-2012

Always Your Best Friend

As life’s troubles come my way
Can I face another day?
Yes, if I turn my heart to You and pray
It’s then I hear Your Spirit say:

I am the answer
To your soul’s pleadings
I am your wisdom
I am your healing

I’ll bring my comfort
To all of your hurts
I am your Way, your Truth, your End, always your best Friend.

As I view the world around
Is there no help to be found?
For in all places suffering abounds,
It’s then I hear this mighty Sound:

I am the answer
To your soul’s pleadings
I am your wisdom
I am your healing

I’ll bring My comfort
To all of your hurts
I am your Way, your Truth your End, always your best Friend.

When I wonder ‘bout it all
Is it true what I’ve been told?
By all the doubting, unbelieving souls
Then speaks the Message clear and bold

I am the answer
To your soul’s pleadings
I am your wisdom
I am your healing

I’ll bring My comfort
To all of your hurts
I am your Way, your Truth, your End, always your best Friend.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-4-2012

The Hiding Place


Come my love, into our secret place
I will meet you there.
Hush your soul, wait in the sacred space
I will see you there.

We’ll meet Face to face in our hiding place
Spending time as lovers do
Sharing a Love pure and true
Keeping our Love fresh and new.

Talk to Me, pour out all of your heart
I will hear your pleas.
Give to me, all your anxious fears
I will dry your tears

We’ll meet Face to face in our hiding place
Spending time as lovers do
Sharing a Love pure and true
Keeping our Love fresh and new.

Rest a while, far from the frantic earth
I will calm your heart
Take with you, My love, My peace, My mirth
I’ve given you My heart.

We’ll meet Face to face in our hiding place
Spending time as lovers do
Sharing a Love pure and true
Keeping our Love fresh and new.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-5-2012

Never Lost

Keep me safe in Your Goodness
Hold me tight in Your Love
Give me tastes of Your sweetness
Kept for me up above
Held for me in Your love.

Where You lead,I will go
Your will is my will, for You are all I know.

As we walk through life together
As we carry that one Cross
Being yoked in love forever,
Never lost….. I’m not lost.

Teach me wisdom of Spirit
Help me love as You love
Open my heart that I hear it
Whispering like a dove
Filling me with your love.

Through Your word, I will speak
Your heart is my heart , Your Face is all I seek

As we walk through life together
As we carry that one Cross
Being yoked in love together
I’m not lost… never lost.

Cleanse me from all defilement
Wash my soul in Your Blood
Free me from all attachment
That You alone I may love
As angels do up above.

By Your grace, I am free
Your love is my love, Your mercy all I need.

As we walk through life together
As we carry that one Cross
Being yoked in love together
I’m not lost…never lost

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar – 1-22-2012

God’s Lullaby

Little children of the light,
in God’s own glory shining bright
Safe within the Father’s heart,
though limb and body torn apart

Cry no more My little one
Your tears are dried up by My Love
Rejected on earth, here glorified
As angels sing God’s lullaby

Here no pain can hurt your frame
In God’s own bosom you remain
Pressed close upon His Sacred Heart
Your true Mother from the start

Cry no more My little one
Your tears are dried up by My Love
Rejected on earth, here glorified
As angels sing God’s Lullaby

Purest souls from God’s own breath,
Given life, yet put to death
By fear and greed and selfishness
By those who act in ignorance

Cry no more My little one
Your tears are dried up by My Love
Rejected on earth, here glorified
As angels sing God’s lullaby

For those who turn their hearts to God
Will find His judgment is not hard
His mercy surpasses every sin
His will to draw each soul to Him.

Copyright©, music & lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-23-2012

King of Love

(SECOND LYRICS SUBMISSION WITH ORCHESTRAL VERSION)

VERSE:
Lord see Your weak and your helpless child now turns toward Your loving gaze.
All through my life I have wandered far, a lamb who’s gone astray.
I know You love me now, just as I am, in all my wretchedness.
I know You’ll heal my soul and make me well, and save me from distress.

CHORUS
King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children
and return them to Your keep.

VERSE:
Lord see this grieving and aching world, that fell from Your perfect grace.
We lost our way in the night of sin – the whole of the human race.
I know You love us now, just as we are, in all our wretchedness.
And You can heal our souls and make us well, and save us from distress.

CHORUS
King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

BRIDGE
Lamb of God,
You shed Your precious Blood,
to heal the hearts and souls of men.
By Your cross
You bought our freedom,
Your’e the sinner’s faithful friend.

CHORUS
King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

TAG
Gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-4-2012

The Eternal Song

Angels lift up their praise to the Throne of God
Singing through endless days the Eternal Song

Angels with one voice sing to the Lord Most High
Saints bow down and bend their knee to join the heavenly throng.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Glory be to God.

There stands the Lamb of God, at the Father’s side.
Lord of all heaven and earth, Savior of Mankind.

Near Him the Virgin waits , her heart with love aflame.
To take His graces forth to children of His Name.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Glory be to God.

Sing too you holy souls, in fires pure as gold.
Your love is growing strong, soon Him you will be hold.

Come now O Spirit of God and fill our hearts with love.
That we who are still on earth may praise as those above.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Glory be to God,
Praise to God most High, Alleluia!

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-8-2012

God’s Lamb of Sacrifice

Droplets of crimson on cold cobblestones.
Hearts just as stiff and as dead as dry bones.
Wood hard as rock on the back of His neck.
Minds tightly closed and remain obstinate.

Jesus is passing by carrying His cross
God’s Lamb of sacrifice sent to the lost.

Jerusalem sleeps in her dark night of sin.
Rejecting Messiah’s true Light to come in.
Soldiers escort Him on His lonely climb.
Good women weep and they follow behind.

Jesus is passing by carrying His cross
God’s Lamb of sacrifice sent to the lost.

Out through the gates of the city He goes
broken and bleeding from all of their blows.
Onwards to Golgotha He will not stop
where He pours out His Blood to the last drop.

Jesus is passing by carrying His cross.
God’s Lamb of sacrifice sent to the lost.
Nails hammered in, arms stretched wide on the cross
Do the onlookers at last see the cost,
of their redemption from damnation and sin?
Not ‘til He died there and rose once again.

Jesus is passing by carrying His cross
God’s Lamb of sacrifice sent to the lost.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-4-2012

The Last Trump

Arise O Lord, let those who hate You flee before Your Face
Arise, O Lord, cast out Your enemies in their disgrace
And send them to their own appointed place.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

The One who sits upon the Great White Throne is Lord of all
All nations will be brought before Him at His mighty call
To hear the judgment of their rise or fall.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

All those who fear the Lord and plead the mercy of the Lamb
Can stand in faith, and trust in the most gracious Son of Man
Who saves us from the abode of the damned.

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

O Ancient of Days, O God Most High,
Jesus the Lamb, at Your Right Side
Saves by His Blood His brethren who’ve died
And opens to them the gates of Paradise.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-6-2012

Holy Spirit of Truth

Every day of our lives, through actions big and small
In our thoughts, by our words, we hurt the ones we love.

And then our hearts speak clear to us
Because our Lord gives light to see
The plain truth about ourselves
As He sees you and me.

Holy Spirit of Truth
Shine Your light in our hearts
Help us to turn back to You
To embrace a new start

As we go through our lives and we look back to see
Have we grown in God’s love? Are hearts full, or empty?

And then our hearts speak clear to us
Because our Lord gives light to see
The plain truth about ourselves
As He sees you and me.

Holy Spirit of Truth
Shine Your light in our hearts
Help us to turn back to You
To embrace a new start

At the end of our lives, our sins fully confessed
Having made our amends, by God we are blessed

And then our hearts speak clear to us
Because our Lord gives light to see
The plain truth about ourselves
As He sees you and me.

Holy Spirit of Truth
Shine Your light in our hearts
Help us to turn back to You
To embrace a new start

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-7-2012

Endless Love

If I stand at the door and I call to your soul will you answer Me?
If I speak to your heart will you open in part or give all to Me?
If I lay down my life and give all of Myself
Would it be enough for you?

Endless love have I
For you precious child
Why won’t you give your heart to Me?

All your life you have tried to be strong on your own but you’re weary now.
Holding big heavy loads on this long winding road to eternity
If I lift them all up and I light up your walk
Would it be enough for you?

Endless love have I
For you precious child
Why won’t you give your life to Me?

Hidden deep down within are your fears so your tears flow upon your face.
Death is hard all alone in the night and the cold of this lonely place.
If I die first and rise and destroy every lie
Would it be enough for you?

Endless love have I
For you precious child
Why won’t you give your trust to me?

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-8-2012

All Ann Ammar’s Songs & Lyrics are registered and Copyrighted by the United States Government Copyright Office, Washington DC.

Copyright© 2013 ANN AMMAR. All rights reserved.

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  1. Kathleen Hinton

    Dear Ann, This is Kathy from St. Jane’s Church. Oh, how your words in your website and songs are inspiring, uplifting, and good for my soul. I can picture you as I read them, and realize that the faith and joy I witnessed in you before, is ever strong and focused and true. The light you carry is special and it is much needed in this world. Thank you for telling me about your writings, and for following the Lord’s promptings to do this writing. You enrich my heart and soul. God bless you, Ann. I pray to grow in my own little way, in openness and faithfulness to Jesus, and boldness for Him. With Prayers and Love, Kathy

  2. Come Lord Jesus! I really like that one. It just gets under my skin and makes me tingly. I really feel the need fro His return and governance. Here’s to the day when fairness reigns again and selfish evil is banished. A great one Ann! Thanks for this.

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