Day One – Matthew West

This seemed like a fitting song to share on New Year’s Day – LITERALLY Day One of 2020!!  Since Tuesday is all about “Words and Music” – I LOVE the phrase that says “Every single day Your grace reminds me that my best days are not behind me.”  Talk about hope!

Music and Me – Light a Candle

Light a candle
For the old man who sits staring
Out a frosty windowpane

Light a candle
For the woman who is lonely
And every Christmas is the same

For the children who need
More than presents can bring

Light a candle
Light the dark
Light the world
Light a heart or two
Light a candle for me
I’ll light a candle for you

Light a candle
For the homeless and the hungry
A little shelter from the cold

Light a candle
For the broken and forgotten
May the season warm their souls

Can we open our hearts
To shine through the dark

Light a candle
Light the dark
Light the world
Light a heart or two
Light a candle for me
I’ll light a candle for you

And in this special time of year
May peace on earth surround us here
And teach us there’s a better way to live
And with every (every) flame that burns
We must somehow learn
That love’s the greatest gift
That we could ever give…..

Light a candle
Light the dark
(light the world)
Light the world
(light a heart or two)
Light a heart or two
Light a candle for me
I’ll light a candle for you (I will)
Light a candle (oh, I will)
Light the dark ( because everybody needs a light)
Light the world
Light a heart or two (ohhh)
Light a candle for me (you know I will)
I’ll light a candle for you(you can light a candle)
Light candle for me
I’ll light a candle for you
(i will)
Light a
Light a candle for me
Oh, I’ll light a candle for you

Music and Me – I Need a Silent Night

I’ve made the same mistake before
Too many malls, too many stores
December traffic, Christmas rush
It breaks me till I push and shove
Children are crying while mothers are trying
To photograph Santa and sleigh
The shopping and buying and standing forever in line
What can I say?
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
December comes then disappears
Faster and faster every year
Did my own mother keep this pace
Or was the world a different place?
Where people stayed home wishing for snow
Watching three channels on their TV
Look at us now rushing around
Trying to buy Christmas peace
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
What was it like back there in Bethlehem
With peace on earth, good will toward men?
Every shepherd’s out in the field
Keeping watch over their flock by night
And the glory of the Lord shone around them
And they were so afraid
And the angels said fear not for behold
I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people
For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace
I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
To end this crazy day with a silent night

Music and Me – One King

Kings of earth on a course unknown
Bearing gifts from afar
Hoping, praying
Following yonder star
Silhouette of a caravan
Painted against the sky
Wise men searching
For the Holy Child
One king held the frankincense
One king held the myrrh
One king held the purest gold
And one king held the hope of the world
A star hangs over Bethlehem
A journey ends in the night
Three kings trembling
Behold the glorious sight
Heaven’s treasure Emmanuel
Drawing men to bow down
Tiny baby born to wear a crown
One king held the frankincense
One king held the myrrh
One king held the purest gold
And one king held the hope of the world
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satans power
When we were gone astray
Oh Tiny Baby born to wear a crown
One king held the frankincense
One king held the myrrh
One king held the purest gold
And one king held the hope of the world
One king held the frankincense
One king held the myrrh
One king held the purest gold
And one king held the hope of the world
One king held the purest gold
One king held the hope of the world