Saying Bye to Jess

It’s 5:42 am and I’ve already been awake for three hours trying to keep a lid on the welling sadness billowing about my heart and memories. In a couple of days Nance and I are driving our son Jesse to Victoria. Both he and his girlfriend, Lauren, are going to the U of Vic  this fall […]

The Wellspring – Holy Lord

  The Wellspring – Music and Lyric by Steve Bell Isaiah 6:1-8 The Father gives away His word and His breath And all things are called into being This mystery of love and of life is a gift And its glory beyond human reason And Holy, Holy, Holy is The God of power and might […]

I Feel the Winds of God Today

  I Feel the Winds of God Today (Kingsfold) Music: Traditional, Lyric by Jesse Adams – public domain I feel the winds of God today Today my sail I lift Though heavy oft with drenching spray And torn with many a rift If hope would light the water’s crest And Christ my bark will use […]

Burning Ember

Burning Ember – Music and Lyric by Steve Bell From the albums Burning Ember, Solace for Seasons of Suffering, Symphony Sessions, Beyond a Shadow Judge for yourself how great is the one Who lives in God – whose God is love Like an iron when left in embers bright Everything if fire – everything is […]

I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken – Music and Lyric by Steve Bell adapted from Psalm 16 Keep me safe oh God You are my refuge I say to You Lord – You are my God Apart from You I have no good thing going As for the saints living in the land Those at peace […]

So Long

So Long – Music and Lyric by Steve Bell  I’ve been sitting here for hours Trying to think of things to say while I’m singing To find a different way to say I love you in a song Could take awhile And in my efforts to create the words My imagination leaves me only dreaming […]

House of Peace

  House of Peace  – Music and Lyric by Jim Croegaert 1974 Rough Stones Music / 827 Monroe St. / Evanston Il 60202  You have brought us so very far In so short a time In spite of our weaknesses In spite of all our crying You are worthy of everything Every word of praise […]

As Long As the Sun

As Long As the Sun Music by Steve Bell / Lyric by Steve Bell and Larry Campbell adapted from Psalm 131 / Psalm 72 From the album Burning Ember My heart is not proud And neither my eyes oh Lord I’ll not be concerned With mysteries of life that are yet untold But I am […]

Dakota Hymn

Dakota Hymn  – Native American Hymn Paraphrased by Philip Frazier From the Dakota Indian Hymnal (1916) Public Domain From the album Burning Ember Many and great oh God are Thy things Maker of earth and sky Thy hands have set the heavens with stars Thy fingers spread the mountains an plains Lo, at Thy word […]

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