Christian Contemporary


Good Shepherd Guide Me

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Verse:

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.

Chorus:

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.

Verse:

You have called me and I will answer

“Here I am, Lord,” You’ll hear me say

My heart and soul, Lord,

Are always with You in ceaseless prayer.

Chorus:

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.

Bridge:

In paths of righteousness You lead me, Jesus

Your rod and staff they comfort me

With You near me, no evil will I fear

For You will guard Your sheep

In pastures green they’ll sleep.

Chorus:

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 2016

 


His Face Outshines the Sun

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Verse:

His smile is like a rainbow in the sky

His eyes are bright as starts in the night

Christ’s Face outshines the sun

His Face outshines the sun

Verse:

Christ’s Heart’s aflame with burning love for you

With arms outstretched He reaches out to you

He thirsts for love returned

He thirsts for love returned

Chorus:

One glance will start a fire in your soul

One word from His mouth is more precious than pure gold

His gaze enkindles hearts that have grown cold

One smile from Christ would light up the whole world.

Verse:

His mercy stretches ‘til the end of time

God’s holy truth the bright light divine

His Word will never change

His Word will never change

Chorus:

One glance will start a fire in your soul

One word from His mouth is more precious than pure gold

His gaze enkindles hearts that have grown cold

One smile from Christ would light up the whole world.

Christ’s Face outshines the Sun

His Face outshines the Sun

Copyright© Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar 09-2014

 


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

 

Walking by Faith

Grey skies, crickets and fireflies,

Under the clouds tonight;

Walking by faith, not sight.

Warm air, caressing my skin and hair,

Your presence everywhere;

A love so pure and fair.

 Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

 Night birds, sing their sweet lullabies,

My heart-song then replies;

I know that You’re nearby.

Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

Grey skies, hiding the stars tonight

Cover their twinkling lights

We walk by faith not sight

Dark night, a place of the mind and soul

We feel we’re all alone

Your Word says it’s just not so

 Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

 Moon light, veiled by a shroud of clouds

Yet, Your love and peace surround

For faith is where You are found

 Even though I cannot see You I believe. 

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 6-22-2012

 

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

 

 

On Eagles’ 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.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-6-2013

 

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”.

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

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

You Work All Things For Good

Now, as I look way back,
I can see Your hand
Guiding my life forward.

You always had a plan;
Now I understand;
You worked all things out for my good,
Even what was bad.

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©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 7-5-2012

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 is Merciful

Shame, shame, shame
Burdened by the blame
You got to let it go-o-o
Jesus’ heart is merciful

Blame, Blame, Blame
Conscience really burns
Where you going to turn?
Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ love can heal the sinner
Make him pure and white as snow
Jesus’ love is like no other
Like no love you’ve ever known

Pain, pain, pain
You feel you’re all alone
Holding that big load
Jesus’ heart is merciful

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

Jesus’ love can heal the sinner
Make him pure and white as snow
Jesus’ love is like no other
Like no love you’ve ever known

Take, take, take
Make it go away
Feel the power of His love
Jesus’ heart is merciful

Jesus’ love can heal the sinner
Make him pure and white as snow
Jesus’ love is like no other
Like no love you’ve ever known

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

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 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

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

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 and 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

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 Copyrighted©, by the United States copyright office, Washington DC.

Copyright© 2013 ANN AMMAR. All rights reserved.

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