Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Celebrate the Life CD

If you have a CD called "Celebrate the Life" ... then you have attended one of my speaking engagements.  All songs are written by me, Beth Gore.

If you would like to use any of the songs for any purpose, we'd be honored.  We would just like to be asked first so we know where the songs are going and for what purpose.  email me at goredan@hotmail.com with a description of where you want to use the song.

While we were hoping to have a fully mastered CD by now, life has a way of getting in the way sometimes of best laid plans.  So we decided to release a "live, unedited" version.  It's a nice way of saying:  Not professionally recorded in a studio, not mastered or "fixed".

Therefore we are not charging for this.  (Couldn't bring myself to do that!)  But we have said that if you feel the need to donate, that's great.  Here's where the donation will go:

Destiny's Crossing.  It's a non-profit ministry helping orphans experience the love of the Father.  If you want to read more about our ministry ... click this link:  http://www.destinyscrossing.com 

If you would like to donate, feel free.  We accept Checks as well as Paypal.  You can see more about that on the site as well.

If you have donated and want a tax deductible contribution receipt, please email us with the subject "Destiny's Crossing Receipt" to this email:  goredan@hotmail.com  and we'll get that to you ASAP.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

One Day

Zoe on the day we met
To see a music video with this song, click this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJZEfCDTz1o


One Day

V 1 One day not so long ago, I was born
In a land oh so far away
For reasons I may never know, she left me
In a place where I would be found

One day can change it all, all I have ever known
I just hope that I understand one day

V 2 One day, I was tiny still, she held me
In a way that I would feel safe
So many other babies there, one day I learned
I would have to do without

V 3 One day, in a crowded room, she hugged me
I was scared, how my world would change
Tear drops fell from my eyes.  I didn’t know
Just how much, she loved me

V 4 One day, many years had passed, now I belong
My forever family
I thought back to the many days that changed my life
And now I finally know.

One day can change it all, all I have ever known
I knew that I would understand one day.
I just knew that I would understand one day. 

Beth Gore © 2007

Someone Pick Me

To see a music video with this song, click the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-4gVu2VJMo

Verse 1 by Kaley, 8
Someone Pick Me

Someone pick me I’m a happy child
I’ll be real sweet and I’m funny
I won’t make a mess, won’t get in the way
I won’t be too loud, I don’t cry much
Someone pick me

(CHORUS)
Love’s my dream, love’s my hope
I don’t think it’s too much to ask

(v2) No one’s picked me, I’m a faceless child
What’s wrong with me, do you see me?
The rest of the girls and all of the boys
Have Mommy’s and Daddy’s to love them,
But not me     (CHORUS)

(v3) Is today the day I’ve been longing to see
I’ll have what I want, someone to love me
I’ll sleep tonight and I’ll dream my dream
Someone sees me and they love me,
Someone picks me     (CHORUS)
© 2008 Bethlei Gore

Bread of Life

The Bread of Life

(v1)  Long ago there was bread in the House of God

It gave way to things of men, not the work of God

But the message lingered on, “Bread is in God’s house”

Every one who came to see, they would leave without  (but)


CHORUS

Je sus  came to earth, the firstfruit of all

Je  sus  the   bread of life, eat of Him and live

Jesus, the lamb of God, the Savior of all

Jesus is wanting you, do you hear the call?  Do you hear the call?


(v2)  Hungry souls needing God looking for some bread

Leave God’s house hungry still, they are never fed

We cloud the way and make it hard, calling it God’s will

The message from long ago, is the message still  (that) 


(v3)  Visit prisoners, clothe the poor, feed the hungry

Preach the gospel, mend the hearts, set the captives free

Give to those with heavy hearts, a garment of praise

Then there’s bread once again, in the latter days





Beth Gore © 2006

Friday, September 17, 2010

You Cared For Me

Click on this link to see a music video of this song:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMcDjEDKfNg

You Cared For Me

I am hungry and I am thirsty
And I have no clothes to keep me warm
And I’m scared, nobody’s there to care for me

Where is my Mommy and where is my Daddy
I’m so confused who will take care of me
Where did they go?  I don’t know who loves me

My eyes have seen things that little eyes should not see
My ears have heard things that make me cry
Who to trust?  I don’t know who cares for me

Don’t talk to strangers is one thing I’ve learned
Now there’s no one around me that I even know
What to do?  Where to go?  I don’t know

You walked up to me and you smiled at me softly
And said that you made me some food I could eat
I’m not sure, nobody’s yet been kind to me

You gave me a toy and you read me a story
You saw I was scared so you held to me tight
I feel alone “cause I’m not home.  So who loves me

Now I am older, the years have gone quickly
I won’t soon forget all the things that you did
All the love that I felt you give to me

I open my arms and my heart to those just like me
I share my food, my love, my heart like you
Every day I repay what was done for me

It’s time that I thanked you by sharing my story
And thousands like you who gave me a chance
Now I know how to love.  You cared for me.

Beth Gore ©2008

You're an Angel

Click this link to watch a music video of this song.  These are some sleeping angels (all adopted). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyXcG6er8g8

You’re an Angel

I watch you as I’m singing this lullaby
And I think to myself
I know, you’re an angel

You inspire the angels to sing
The joy that you bring
You’re an angel
So sleep, my peaceful angel

I watch you as you’re breathing and you look up at me
The sparkle in your eyes
I know you’re an angel

Chorus

I watch you, you’re enchanting as you close your eyes
And as you drift off to sleep
I know, you’re an angel

Chorus
Sleep, my angel

Beth Gore © 2008


You Lead Me Through

You Lead Me Through     

I open my eyes to take on the day
You’re my first thought
‘cause I can’t face the day without You
What do You have in store for today?
I’ll follow you  Each and every step of the way

Pillar of cloud by day
Pillar of fire by night
You lead me through
The darkness and the wilderness of my life

I am amazed at how You see me
I am just dust
But Your plan of salvation includes me
You sent Your Son to die for me
I owe my life  So I try every day to follow

Wherever You go, I go
Wherever You stay, I stay
You lead me through
The mountains and the valleys of my life

You were there the day I was born
Before my first breath
You knew everything about me
You gave me life and now it’s my job
To praise every day  And to give all the glory to You

Pillar of cloud by day  Pillar of fire by night
You lead me through The darkness and the wilderness of my life

I close my eyes at the end of the day
You’re my last thought
‘cause You’ve been right beside me all day
And as I drift off to sleep
You let me know  You are standing guard over me

Wherever You go, I go
Wherever You stay, I stay
You lead me through
The mountains and the valleys of my life

© 2008 Beth Gore

Background

I wanted to write a song capturing how God is there from the time I wake up till I go to sleep.  I grew up with the old testament symbols of God like: pillar of cloud by day, pillar of fire by night.  I know He leads us through symbolic places like darkness, wilderness, mountains and valleys.  Somehow that’s comforting.