Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Wanting Memories" from CROSSINGS by Y.M. Barnwell, Standing on the Shoulders by Joyce Johnson Rouse, When Saints go Marching in with Jack Meehan videos on youtube Music for All Saints, All Souls Day

(from CROSSINGS by Y.M. Barnwell (c)1992)
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
To see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
You used to rock me in the cradle of your arms.
You said you'd hold me ‘til the pains of life were gone.
You said you'd comfort me in times like these and now I need you.
Now I need you...
And you are - gone.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
Since you've gone and left me, there's been so little beauty,
but I know I saw it clearly through your eyes.
Now the world outside is such a cold and bitter place.
Here inside I have few things that will console.
And when I try to hear your voice above the storms of life,
then I remember all the things that I was told.

I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
To see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
I think on the things that made me feel so wonderful when I was young.
I think on the things that made me laugh, made me dance, made me sing.
I think on the things that made me grow into a being full of pride.
I think on these things, for they are true.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
I thought that you were gone, but now I know you're with me.
You are the voice that whispers all I need to hear.

I know a "Please", a "Thank you", and a smile will take me far.
I know that I am you and you are me, and we are one.
I know that who I am is numbered in each grain of sand.
I know that I am blessed,
again, and over again.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.
I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me
To see the beauty in the world through my own eyes.

Standing on the Shoulders
by Joyce Johnson Rouse 


I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me 
I am stronger for their courage, I am wiser for their words 
I am lifted by their longing for a fair and brighter future 
I am grateful for their vision, for their toiling on this Earth 

We are standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before us 
They are saints and they are humans, they are angels, they are friends 
We can see beyond the struggles and the troubles and the challenge 
When we know that by our efforts things will be better in the end 

They lift me higher than I could ever fly 
Carrying my burdens away 
I imagine our world if they hadn't tried 
We wouldn't be here celebrating today 

I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me 
I am honored by their passion for our liberty 
I will stand a little taller, I will work a little longer 
And my shoulders will be there to hold the ones who follow me 

They lift me higher than I could ever fly 
Carrying my burdens away 
I imagine our world if they hadn't tried 
We wouldn't be so very blessed today 

I am standing on the shoulders of the ones who came before me 
I am honored by their passion for our liberty 
I will stand a little taller, I will work a little longer 
And my shoulders will be there to hold the ones who follow me

Jack Meehan plays when the saints go marching in with Galway Band at Elaine and John Duff's wedding in Ireland



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Louis Armstrong rendition of when saints go marching in
May 15, 2011 - Uploaded by Bridget Mary Meehan
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