Darlene's Spiritual and Positive Lyrics

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THE ESSENCE OF YOUR PEACE

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

Lyrics adapted from

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi 13th c.

From "Inspired by a True Story"

Make me the essence of your peace

Make me a channel for your peace

Make me the essence of your peace

Make me a channel for your peace

Where there is hatred, let me bring love

Where there is injury, I bring forgiveness

Where there is doubt, faith, despair, hope

Let me bring light into the darkness

Where there is sadness, Let me bring joy

Oh Divine Spirit

Grant that I may be more of a comfort than to be consoled

To understand, as to be understood
To love, as to be loved

For it is in giving, that we receive

And it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned

It is in dying to this world, we are awakened to eternal life

Make me the essence of your peace

(Loving Creator)

Make me a channel for your peace

(Make me your instrument)

Make me the essence of your peace

(I am Your Vessel)

Make me a channel for your peace

(Your peace within me)

Oh Spirit

Make me . . . The Essence of Your Peace

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THE WHO I AM IN ME

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven & Larry Steelman

From "Inspired by a True Story"

When the great fog has lifted 

I can see the horizon easily

The sun rises clearly

And beauty surrounds me

No more chasing and worry

Careless jokes judge or jury

It’s a new way of seeing

There’s God everywhere

I am so free

Now that I see

God is the Who I Am in Me

Here is the key 

So I can just be 

The Who I Am in Me

Every leaf, stone or flower

Has that mystical power

Found in every expression

Revealing God’s love in everyway    

I am so free

Now that I see

God is the Who I Am in Me

Here is the key 

So I can just be 

The Who I Am in You

(Repeat Chorus)

A reflection of God

I can feel in your heart

Knowing it’s true

That our Spirit is free

We can fly

I am so free

Now that I see

God is the Who I Am in Me

Here is the key 

So I can just be 

The Who I Am in Me

I am so free

Now that I see

God is the Who I Am in Me

Here is the key 

So I can just be 

The Who I Am

God in you and me

 

©2011 DarSongs Music, ASCAP & Melamu Music, BMI. All Rights Reserved.

WITHIN THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From "Inspired by a True Story"

It’s a new beginning

The stars are shinning brighter than before

Together we’re winning

Such happiness is too great to ignore

It’s our time

For in the now we choose to live

We take it with ease

And set our souls free

When we live Within the Consciousness of God we cannot fail

With mercy and grace

We’re living with faith

There’s a “knowingness,” we must confess, that Spirit lives within

As we are all

A part of the One

We all have our stories

But past and future never weigh us down

The moment of glory

Comes when the whole world flips upside-down

It’s a chance

For us to turn it all around

Just let it release

And send it some peace

When we live Within the Consciousness of God we cannot fail

With mercy and grace

We’re living with faith

There’s a “knowingness,” a confidence, when Spirit lives within

As we are all

A part of the One

The wholeness we reveal, a Universal Law

As life expands tenfold within the power of Love

When we live Within the Consciousness of God we cannot fail

With mercy and grace

We’re living with faith

There’s a “knowingness,” we must confess, that Spirit lives within

As we are all

A part of the One

As we are all

A part of the One

As we are all

A part of the One

We are One

 

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INFINITE VOICE

Words & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From “Infinite Voice” Best Vocal Album 2007 &

From "Inspired by a True Story"

Hear it calling you

Inviting you

Evoking you

Entrain you with love

In search of a home

A heart to bring joy

Reviving the hope

Releasing the voice of infinite love…

Infinite Voice of love

Infinite Voice, Infinite Voice

Infinite Voice

Infinite Voice of love

Infinite Voice

Infinite Voice

Infinite Voice

Infinite Voice of love

Infinite Voice

Open your heart to hear

The Infinite Voice of love

From the depths of you

The sound of the voice

Like tones on the wind

Will carry a choice

It warms you within

A world without fear

The essence of peace

Gives silence to hear the infinite voice…

The Infinite Voice of Love

 

©2006 DarSongs Music ASCAP

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UNTIL

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From” Color Me Home” 

Until my heart beats in peaceful time

Until my eyes see the truth

Until my feet cross that sacred line

My actions now will last a long, long time

Oo -oo

 

Until the ground thrives in balanced form

Until the wind clearly blows

Until the water will cleanly flow

I’ll be a champion for her silent cry

A voice for all to hear her call

 

Carry on with wisdom, love and light, become aware

Flying free with graceful wings ascend the conscious prayer

 

Until we cherish our earthly home

Until we value all lives

Until our world sings in harmony

I pledge myself until we live as one

 

I will not rest until we live

Until we thrive

‘Till all are one someday

Until love will make us all one

 

©2017 DarSongs Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

 

KISS A RAINBOW OF LOVE

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From "Inspired by a True Story"

As you’re traveling on your journey 

And the pathway takes a turn

Then you wonder what’s in store for you

And what there is to learn

When you think there’s no solution

Like you’re drifting out at sea

And that rain keeps pouring down on you 

Just close your eyes and see, if you

Look through the rain for the rainbow

Fill up your heart with the colors of love

Oh no matter how crazy the day goes

Flying high on the wings of the dove

There’ll be infinite rainbows of love

Shining Rainbows of Love

Ride a Rainbow of Love

Catch a Rainbow of Love 

Kiss a Rainbow

There’s a place of buried treasure

Found inside your center soul

With a deeper breath you’ll touch that place

And your peace will overflow

There will be abundant answers

Dressed with gentle golden hue

And colors that the raindrops make

As your light beam passes through, when you

Look through the rain for the rainbow

Beyond the dark clouds shines the sun up above

You know a smile will erase a dark shadow

Soaring high with the eagle and dove

You’ll be shining with rainbows of love

See a Rainbow of Love

Touch a Rainbow of Love

Be a Rainbow of Love

Kiss a Rainbow

Life’s a Rainbow of Love

We’re all Rainbows of Love

Share a Rainbow of Love

Kiss a Rainbow

Kiss a Rainbow of Love (4x)

 

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SING

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From "Inspired by a True Story"

We’re many people waiting for the dawn

Coming together searching for the lost and lonely to be strong

No matter when or where or what the situation

We can be heard, with one small word, our cry for help rings through

Out of the darkness and the storm we raise the song

Like gentle songbirds singing loud and strong

Calling all to sing along

Sing

Sing like the yellow bird and soar above the noise

Sing

Sing till the heavens hear your golden-throated voice

Sing

Sing when all creatures of the universe take flight

Sing

Sing till the spirit moves you closer to the light

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Oh-oh-oh Sing, sing in harmony

Sing the universal song of love

Sing 

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Sing in harmony

Sing with us the universal song of peace and love

Whenever life seems like it’s hard to take

Where nothing’s working, there’s no future and it all just stays the same

There is a space that has a wealth of inspiration

That can change our tone and bring us home to center once again

Out of the chaos comes the truth like flowering stone

A tale of beauty is our cornerstone

We shall not sing this song alone

Sing

Sing like the yellow bird and soar above the noise

Sing

Sing till the heavens hear your golden-throated voice

Sing

Sing when all creatures of the universe take flight

Sing

Sing till the spirit moves you closer to the light

Oh-oh-oh Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing, Sing in harmony

Sing the universal song of peace 

Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing

                  Oh-oh-oh Sing                 

Sing in harmony

Sing the universal song of love

Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Sing in harmony

Sing the universal song of peace

Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing

Oh-oh-oh Sing 

Sing in harmony

Sing with us the universal song of peace and love

We sing of peace and love

Sing

Sing

 

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IN GOD'S TIME

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From "Inspired by a True Story"

 

One tender moment

Growing hour by hour

One long surrender

Blooming like a flower

 

See the light warmly beaming

Through the forest night

Hear my heart gently beating

Peaceful dreams

Where earth and heaven rhyme

By design

In God's time

 

Feel the rays of God’s presence now

Everlasting love will shine     

Transcending life is flowing through

Suspending space and time

    

The stars are stealing

Shadows passing time

O how revealing

The message of the mime

 

Like a deep winding river

Wonder fills my mind

There I wait and I pray for

Streams of wisdom guided by Divine

To unwind

In God's time

 

Here I'll find 

My peace of mind

My world aligned

In God's time

God's time

In God's time

God's time

In God's time

 

 

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All rights reserved.

RELEASE

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From "Inspired by a True Story"

Be still my soul and hear the voice within

To calm my fears

Forgive my heart

Resolve my restless thoughts and wandering mind

And make all worry and sorrow cease 

Reveal only good intentions

So I may soon feel a lasting peace

And trust that Spirit guides me now and always as it beckons me

Release

Release

Awake be true my soul within me

My sacred place

My evergreen

Remove illusions of control that test my life

And help me to be free

Revive every joyful essence

And restore my inner peace

And bring me to the sacred space of healing as it calls me to

Release

Release

Release

Release

Release

      Release . . .

 

Be still and hear the sound . . . Release

 

 

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All Rights Reserved.

 

     ETERNAL LOVE'S SONG

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

(From "Eternal Love" Tranquil Times)

An open door

A golden shore

The view from here is long and clear

I'll be with you when time is full

Forever in your love

'Cayse you and I

Will always be

Connected by eternity

As angels fly

From earth to sky

Far into the heavens

I surrender

To Love

A shooting star

Without a moon

Races by, full brilliance shown

As bright a light

As this could be

There’s none compared to you

 

Cause you and I

Will always be

Connected by eternity

‘Tween earth and sky

As angels fly far into the heavens

I surrender

To Love

 

Hear the spinning sound of love’s surrender

A heavenly choir sings out its joyful songs

And soon we both shall sing our song together

Resounding with the resonance of pure love

Cause you and I

Will always be

Connected by eternity

As angels fly

From earth to sky

Far into the heavens

I surrender

To Love

Eternal Love

©2013 DarSongs Music, ASCAP.

All Rights Reserved. • 8/31/13

 

 

EMBRACING THIS MOMENT

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From” Color Me Home”

Open my window

To life with a rosy hue

Enjoy things together

Like sharing the world with you

 

Be kissed by the sunset

Dream in the reverie

Like floating on water

In shade of the banyan tree

 

Embracing this moment

Now, here, with you

For this is our moment

Sharing life’s amazing view

 

Laugh in the mirror

Come play with me everyday

We’ll waltz with the willow trees

And rustle through fallen leaves

 

Embracing This Moment

Now, here, with you

For this is our moment

Sharing life’s amazing view

 

Time will tell

What fate we knew

Around we go

And so we choose

To slowly turn

Now spinning free

Find our treasures in the stars

 

Embracing This Moment

Now, here, with you

For this is our moment

Sharing life’s amazing view

 

Open wide your heart

Forevermore

Embrace the dance of life embracing you

 

©2017 DarSongs Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

COLOR ME HOME

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From” Color Me Home” 

The Blue

Painting the sea and sky from sun’s pure golden hue

 

The Green

Lush forests, blades of grass, when heart creates the scene

 

Raise the vibrant rainbow’s queue

Before they fade from view

 

                    Color Me Home

                    Here in this time and place

                    Traveling on earth through space

                    Part of the human race

                    Color Me Home

 

The Red

Blood unites all as orange-eyed sunsets call to rest

 

The Violet

Crown of the mountain, flowers and lofty amulet

 

Raising hope as rainbows do 

Keeping them always in view

 

                    Color Me Home

                    Here I can just be me

                    Live in a world that’s free

                    Be who I want to be

 

                    Color Me Home

                    Letting my soul release

                    Feeling the good increase

                    Imagine we’re all at peace

                    Color me Home

                                       

                             SOLO

                    Color Me Home

                    See a familiar face

                    Share in a warm embrace

                    Living a life with grace

 

                    Color Me Home

                    Close to my favorite things

                    Trusting the angel’s wings

                    Loving what life will bring

 

                                        Color Me Home

                                        Color Me Home

                                        Color Me Home

 

 

 

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KEYS TO THE WORLD

Music & Lyric by Darlene Koldenhoven

From” Keys to the World”

There was an old sculptress

I used to visit everyday

And we'd talk as I watched her chisel away

She could tell I was troubled

Lost my courage and my drive

I was barely feeling alive

She'd say, "Listen to The Voices inside

They're trying to be your guide

Stop looking for happiness on the outside

When you've got the Keys to the World

Got the Keys to the World right here in your heart

Keys to the World

Got the Keys to the World right here in your heart

She told me her secret

"When you're carving away the old, be patient

It takes time before you see the work of art unfold

With love and acceptance

And a willingness to change

I know you'll find yourself and your life will rearrange

Just imagine who you want to be

And know you can begin to be free

When you open your eyes and see

You've got the Keys to the World

Got the Keys to the World right here in your heart

Keys to the World

Got the Keys to the World right here in your heart

Believe the changes will start

Unlock the faith in your heart

Do your part

You've got the Keys to the World in your heart"

Later on I returned to thank her

Show her all that she had done for me

To my surprise I got to see

The image she'd been working on looked like me

Holding the key

Chorus

 

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