Every Love You Find

Another new song, from the songwriter group. Man o man, am I grateful to them and their continued support and encouragement.

Hope you like it…

EVERY LOVE YOU FIND
I don’t have the words to say
That could take your pain away
So, let us bear this silence, just us two

But when it comes my time to go
I’ll leave this wish for you to know
A benediction, written just for you.

May the valley that you cross lead to the mountain you will climb
May the wave that knocks you down ease into gentle evening tide
May the coldest night alone, melt inside a warm sunshine.
And may every tear you lose come back in every love you find.

There are times of grief so deep
That the soul slips off to sleep
A wall of pain to tall that we can’t see.

So, pack these feeble words away
Save them for another day
Until what they say has come to be.

May the valley that you cross lead to the mountain you will climb
May the wave that knocks you down ease into gentle evening tide
May the coldest night alone, melt inside a warm sunshine.
And may every tear you lose come back in every love you find.

We all need a little hope
To keep us strong and help us cope
Words cannot heal on their own
But they can light the way back home

May the valley that you cross lead to the mountain you will climb
May the wave that knocks you down ease into gentle evening tide
May the coldest night alone, melt inside a warm sunshine.
And may every tear you lose come back in every love…
Every love you find.

(Open D, Capo 4)

Copyright, Eric Folkerth.
© 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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