Anthology 3

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1. I Can't Love You Anymore

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2. Dear

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3. Let Me Go

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4. Steven's Soul

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5. He Waits For Her Return

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6. Just Friends

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7. I'll Be Back Again

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8. That Was Then

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9. Dear (Guitar version)

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10. I'll Follow You

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11. Angels Sing On High

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12. You Are My Friend

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13. Nearer My God To Thee

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14. Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

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15. The Lord Is My Shepherd

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16. O My Father

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17. Abide With Me; ‘Tis Eventide

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18. I Know That My Redeemer Lives

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 ANTHOLOGY 3 LYRICS

I Can't Love You Anymore

I can’t love you anymore

You’re just too hard to find

Since you walked out of my life

Broke my heart and hurt my pride

If you come back I’ll be gone

‘Cause an eagle can’t stay in one place

He’s got to spread his wings and fly

To a new love’s heart, a warm embrace

I’m not the first and I won’t be the last

The birds still sing, the midnight train will pass

A tree will always stand where we fell in love

How I’d gaze into your eyes and we’d count the stars above

I can’t love you anymore

I’ve got to leave you in the past

Now my life’s an open door

For her who loves me most to have

I see clearly through her eyes

The one who heals this broken face

The one who walks across the water

Who picks me up and keeps me safe

I’m not the first and I won’t be the last

The birds still sing, the midnight train will pass

A tree will always stand where we fell in love

How I’d gaze into your eyes and we’d count the stars above

I can’t love you anymore

I fight the tears remembering the past

It’s been years, I’ve a new love

But memories of you just seem to last

[Written by CP Pennington]

Dear

I was your first, you’ll be my last

I swear I’ve known you somewhere in the past

We share a bond that money can’t buy

We know of it’s truth when we see eye to eye

Happier times don’t think I can say

Never knew love could feel this way

Dear

A common bond, now that we know

We watch him play and we watch him grow

His shining eyes, his little face

So perfect and pure, so perfectly placed

Happier times don’t think I can say

Never knew love could feel this way

Dear

I go to work, I miss our love

Can’t wait to come home just to give you a hug

Then later on when the kids are asleep

With lights turned down low our love will run deep

Happier times don’t think I can say

Never knew love could feel this way

Dear

People need to see the story of you and me

How love is still a real thing we all need

Our hair is gray, our eyes are old

But the fire we once started never grows cold

You cannot hear and I barely see

But memories of beauty still linger in me

Happier times don’t think I can say

Never knew love could feel this way

Dear

Happier times don’t think I can say

Never knew love could feel this way

Dear

[Written by CP Pennington]

Let Me Go

I held that baby bird

In my hands so tight

I wanted to make sure

That he would not take flight

I wanted to protect him

And keep him safe inside

But he seemed to say to me

When I looked into his eyes

If you love me

Then you have to let me go

I need to find my way on my own

It’s the only way for me

To live, to learn, to grow

If you love me

Let me go

It was only me and mother

For all my eighteen years

And we held each other close

As we cried so many tears

Although this isn’t easy

You know today’s the day

That I have to look you in the eyes and say

If you love me

Then you have to let me go

I need to find my way on my own

It’s the only way for me

To live, to learn, to grow

If you love me

Let me go

There comes a time in every life

A day that brings much sorrow

But we all must try to find

Our own tomorrow

You tell me you still love me

And you want back what used to be

But you know that everything

Has changed for you and me

You know this isn’t easy

So please don’t look at me that way

I need for you to listen

And believe me when I say

If you love me

Then you have to let me go

I need to find my way on my own

It’s the only way for me

To live, to learn, to grow

If you love me

If you love me

If you love me

Let me go

[Written by Serena Pennington Stewart]

Steven's Soul

Somewhere there’s a forest where my son longed to be

And there we laid his soul to rest

Ain’t no rhyme or reason why he couldn’t stay longer

But God only knows his story best

And maybe his ashes will help a little tree grow

Or his spirit help me find a deer

But this I know for certain as the sun will rise and set

Steven’s soul will always linger near

Such an example to many as a loving man

And loving he always seemed to be

I heard he once had given the shirt right off his back

I know this ‘cause he did it once for me

And maybe his example will help us all to grow

Or the man he was help us not to fear

But this I know for certain as the sun will rise and set

Steven’s soul will always linger near

Somewhere there’s a heaven where my song longed to be

And a loving God who laid his soul to rest

And circled in the arms of love by once wounded hands

The good Lord met my boy at the end of his test

Maybe his matchless love with healing in his wings

Reached to my son and held him dear

But this I know for certain as the sun will rise and set

Steven’s soul will always linger near

Steven’s soul will always linger near

[Written by CP Pennington]

He Waits For Her Return

He’s out there getting older

The nights are getting colder

And when the sun comes up he must be moving on

The diesel fuel keeps burning

As his eighteen wheels keep turning

And the gentle snow is softly falling down

He’ll soon be home in Dallas

Walking through an empty palace

Where a king and queen once thought they ruled the world

But the true love of his life

Just slipped away one night

And from that day on he never kissed another girl

Once he was a knight in armor

Now he’s just an old-time farmer

And his prince grew up, so did his little girl

Things are getting awful lonely

And he thinks, "If I could only

See her one last time to me it would mean the world"

And some of us would say

Why don’t you just put her away

Get on with life and find another love

But the one he loved the most

That has long become a ghost

Still haunts him and he waits for her return

His wife’s been gone for ten years

Every night he fights through all his tears

But tonight she’ll come and take him home again

She helps him draw his last breath

And walks with him through the valley of death

Hand in hand and up the golden steps they climb

They’ll soon be home in Dallas

Walking through a brand new palace

Where a king and queen will never be alone

This I know for certain

All of daddy’s hurtin’

And the pain of missing momma will be gone

And some of us would say

Why don’t you just put her away

Get on with life and find another love

But the one he loved the most

That has long become a ghost

Still haunts him and he waits for her return

Yeah, the ones we love the most

That sometimes become a ghost

Still haunt us and we wait for their return

[Written by CP Pennington]

Just Friends

It was about a year ago today

I met a blond-haired, blue-eyed girl along my way

I thought she was the prettiest girl that I had ever seen

But I thought I’d let her walk on by so I wouldn’t have to sing

A song about love and life, hurt, risk, and pain

Just a few of those little things this old life can sometimes bring

So I went along my way and seldom thought again

Of this lovely little girl I would call my friend

Now it seems funny how fate can sometimes change

How it can feel so right and then seem so strange

If we knew better than to fall in love again

Than I guess it would be alright to just stay friends

Now the time goes slowly on and I can still recall

How much I cared for her and wasn’t ready for the fall

But every time that I fall down I can rise again

All it takes is a little love and some help from a friend

Now it seems funny how fate can sometimes change

How it can feel so right and then seem so strange

If we knew better than to fall in love again

Than I guess it would be alright to just stay friends

Friends will come and friends will go and leave their memories

Some are good and some are bad it’s very plain to see

But the ones you love the most they’re always in your heart

And when you have to say goodbye, well, that’s the hardest part

Sometimes it happens that we let the good ones go

But it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never known

If we knew better than to fall in love again

Than I guess it would be alright to just stay friends

Why can’t we just fall in love

And just stay friends

[Written by Doug Guthrie]

I'll Be Back Again

Saying goodbye was hard to take

Are you sure this ain’t a big mistake

As the tears rolled down her cheeks in aspiration

You’re leaving me for many a day

And a boy needs his dad to stay

Are you sure you want those far off destinations

Then I held her close and said

I’ll be back again, but I gotta go play

Lousiana’s next, baby I can’t stay

Gotta get off stage, my record deal is done

Don’t worry ‘bout our love or wear your ring

Those young girls don’t mean a thing

Before you know it all my songs will be sung

And all those lonely nights will be over like they begun

Said goodbye, hung up the phone

I’ve never felt so alone

Then I heard a little knock upon my hotel door

She said to me, "Are you lonely?"

And I thought to myself, "If I could only"

Then I felt my forever band of gold

And I remembered what I’d said

I’ll be back again, but I gotta go play

Lousiana’s next, baby I can’t stay

Gotta get off stage, my record deal is done

Don’t worry ‘bout our love or wear your ring

Those young girls don’t mean a thing

Before you know it all my songs will be sung

And all those lonely nights will be over like they begun

I’ll be back again, but I gotta go play

Lousiana’s next, baby I can’t stay

Gotta get off stage, my record deal is done

Don’t worry ‘bout our love or wear your ring

Those young girls don’t mean a thing

Before you know it all my songs will be sung

And all those lonely nights will be over like they begun

And all those lonely nights will be over like they begun

[Written by CP Pennington]

That Was Then

Out of all the girls I’ve left behind

You were the one girl I still got on my mind

You were the fastest draw of love in the west

Yeah, the one who left this hole in my chest

I can see you running through my daddy’s fields

You were young, untamed, hard as steel

No one could tell you what to do

That’s why I’m still somehow in love with you

So I will keep your memory alive

And maybe you will hear me playing in this dive

And take my hand and hold it tight

Whisper I love you all through the night

Like you did a long time ago with a grin

But this is now and that was then

Years pass by, things slowly change

You got yours, I got mine, shows that time will rearrange

All the things that you thought you could keep are not yours

Swept away by a flood of revolving doors

That’s why you grew up and moved away

Seems your memories are the only friends who’ll stay

I loved you then and I love you still

But in a different way that can never be real

So I will keep your memory alive

And maybe you will hear me playing in this dive

And take my hand and hold it tight

Whisper I love you all through the night

Like you did a long time ago with a grin

But this is now and that was then

So I will keep your memory alive

And maybe you will hear me playing in this dive

And take my hand and hold it tight

Whisper I love you all through the night

Like you did a long time ago with a grin

Like you did a long time ago with a grin

But this is now and that was then

[Written by CP Pennington]

I'll Follow You

Oh Lord, where are you, I feel so alone

I keep knocking, but no one’s home

Help me find my way through this pain

Through worldly things I had nothing to gain

When all my friends were gone

Your light would still burn strong

You knelt and prayed for everyone

I can’t forget all that you’ve done

You raised a child from the dead

Blessed everyone with what you said

Oh, how can anyone ever forget

You were the one who had to pay the debt

Your words were freely given

Your blessings were from heaven

I know your words are true

Because of all you’ve done

I’ll follow you

Dear Father

I am waiting here

To receive your answer

For my deepest prayer

It seems like I’ve been waiting for so long

I know that in time

You’ll tell me of your choice

And I will feel your spirit

And hear that still small voice

And I’ll recall my promises

That I made to you

I told you I awould always be

A shining star for all to see

Oh, how can anyone ever forget

You were the one who had to pay the debt

Your words were freely given

Your blessings were from heaven

I know your words are true

Because of all you’ve done

I’ll follow you

You’ve always helped me through

When I kneel down on my knees and prayer to you

And I can’t help but cry

When I wonder why

Oh, how can anyone ever forget

You were the one who had to pay the debt

Your words were freely given

Your blessings were from heaven

I know your words are true

Because of all you’ve done

I’ll follow you

[Written by Serena Pennington Stewart & CP Pennington]

Angels Sing On High

Look around you now

Tell me what you see

Can you see the beauty of the world?

Listen all around

Tell me what you hear

Can you hear the angles sing on high?

Angels sing on high

Try to hear them sing

Songs for all to hear

Singing joyous songs of love

For our Savior’s near

Everywhere you’ll find

Strength and peace of mind

When you turn your heart unto the Lord

Eveywhere you’ll see

Love and harmony

When you hear the angels sing on high

Angels sing on high

Try to hear them sing

Songs for all to hear

Singing joyous songs of love

For our Savior’s near

Our time will come

For each and everyone

We’ll sing Hosanna to His name

And we will walk with Him again

Look around you now

Tell me what you see

Can you see the beauty of the world?

Listen all around

Tell me what you hear

Can you hear the angles sing on high?

Angels sing on high

Try to hear them sing

Songs for all to hear

Singing joyous songs of love

For our Savior’s near

For our Savior’s near

[Written by Serena Pennington Stewart]

You Are My Friend

It’s been so long since I’ve felt clean

And all of the questions I just don’t know what they mean

I’ve tried so hard to open my heart at times

But searching has left me nowhere ‘cause I don’t know how to find

How can I see that you believe in me

How will I know that you want me to grow

How can I stay the fight and finally win

I’m looking right now for a miracle or a friend

I feel like I’m walking a path of lonliness

Hoping someone would find me and help me through this test

But I think I’m coming now to realize

That all of us are responsible for our own prize

And if I listen to the Prophet’s word

It will be as though my Savior I have heard

And if I hold on to the iron rod

It will bring me safely back into the presense of my God

Now that I see that you believe in me

Oh how I will show that I can grow

When I win the fight and finally win

I’ll be ready and standing worthy when I meet my friend

And I know the time is not so far away

When I will sit at loving feet and then He’ll say

"Now that I see that you believe in me

To you I will show what you wish to know

These are wounds deep in my skin

And I know your name and you are my friend"

[Written by CP Pennington]

Nearer My God To Thee

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer to thee

E’en though it be a cross

That raiseth me

Still all my song shall be

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer to thee

Though like the wanderer

The sun gone down

Darkness be over me

My rest a stone

Yet in my dreams I’d be

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer to thee

There let the way appear

Steps unto heav’n

All that thou sendest me

In mercy giv’n

Angles to beckon me

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer, my God, to thee

Nearer to thee

[Written by Sarah F. Adams]

Joseph Smith’s First Prayer

(Oh How Lovely Was The Morning)

Oh, how lovely was the morning

Radiant beamed the sun above

Bees were humming, sweet birds singing

Music ringing thru the grove

When within the shady woodland

Joseph sought the God of love

When within the shady woodland

Joseph sought the God of love

Humbly kneeling, sweet appealing

‘Twas the boy’s first uttered prayer

When the pow’rs of sin assailing

Filled his soul with deep despair

But undaunted, still he trusted

In his Heav’nly Father’s care

But undaunted, still he trusted

In his Heav’nly Father’s care

Joseph, this is my Beloved

Hear Him, oh, how sweet the word

Joseph’s humble prayer was answered

And he listened to the Lord

Oh, what rapture filled his bosom

For he saw the living God

Oh, what rapture filled his bosom

For he saw the living God

[Written by George Manwaring]

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd

No want shall I know

I feed in green pastures

Safe-folded I rest

He leadeth my soul

Where the still waters flow

Restores me when wand’ring

Redeems when oppressed

Restores me when wand’ring

Redeems when oppressed

In the midst of affliction

My table is spread

With blessings unmeasured

My cup runneth o’er

With perfume and oil

Thou anointest my head

Oh, what shall I ask of

Thy providence more?

Oh, what shall I ask of

Thy providence more?

[Written by James Montgomery]

O My Father

O my Father, thou that dwellest

In the high and glorious place

When shall I regain thy presence

And again behold thy face?

In thy holy habitation

Did my spirit once reside

In my first primeval childhood

Was I nurtured near thy side?

I had learned to call thee Father

Thru thy Spirit from on high

But until the key of knowledge

Was restored, I knew not why

In the heav’ns are parents single?

No, the thought makes reason stare

Truth is reason; truth eternal

Tells me I’ve a mother there

When I leave this frail existence

When I lay this mortal by

Father, Mother, may I meet you

In your royal courts I high?

Then, at length when I’ve completed

All you sent me forth to do

With your mutual approbation

Let me come and dwell with you

[Written by Eliza R. Snow]

Abide With Me ‘Tis Eventide

Abide with me; ‘tis eventide

The day is past and gone

The shadows of the evening fall

The night is coming on

Within my heart a welcome guest

Within my home abide

O Savior, stay this night with me

Behold, ‘tis eventide

O Savior, stay this night with me

Behold, ‘tis eventide

Abide with me; ‘tis eventide

Thy walk today with me

Has made my heart within me burn

As I communed with thee

Thy earnest words have filled my soul

And kept me near thy side

O Savior, stay this night with me

Behold, ‘tis eventide

O Savior, stay this night with me

Behold, ‘tis eventide

[Written by Martin Lowrie Hofford]

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

I know that my Redeemer live

What comfort this sweet sentence gives

He lives, he lives who once was dead

He lives, my ever living Head

He lives to bless me with his love

He lives to plead for me above

He lives my hungry soul to feed

He lives to bless in time in need

He lives to grant me rich supply

He lives to guide me with his eye

He lives to comfort me when faint

He lives to hear my souls complaint

He lives to silence all my fears

He lives to wipe away my tears

He lives to calm my troubled heart

He lives all blessings to impart

He lives my kind, wise heav’nly Friend

He lives and loves me to the end

He lives, and while he lives I’ll sing

He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King

He lives and grants me daily breath

He lives, and I shall conquer death

He lives, my mansion to prepare

He lives to bring me safely there

He lives, all glory to his name

He lives, my Savior, still the same

Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives

I know that my Redeemer lives!

He lives, all glory to his name

He lives, my Savior, still the same

Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives

I know that my Redeemer lives!

[Written by Samuel Medley]