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Pastor Steve On Guitar 1

Music Written by Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve included two songs he wrote as part of his September 25, 2016 sermon, “God Won’t Ever Give You More Than You Can Handle.

The first selection, “Meditation #1,” was written in memory of a dear friend Chip who passed away. This is an instrumental piece performed by Pastor Steve and his son Brian (on cello).

Pastor Steve also wrote a song titled, “Long Way Home,” which was written for his friend Kathy. Here are the words of that song:

Long Way Home

S. Donat (for Kathy Morrissey)

It’s a long way home when you can’t see the road ahead
with it’s ups and downs and unexpected turns.
And I feel alone, as I press on towards the goal
so I sing my song… and walk into the night.

If I had the wisdom of the sages,
the ability to answer every doubt
still, the nature of this world would be a mystery.
There is more that’s going on than I can figure out.

The world is a reflection of its Maker,
and woven in its pattern is a plan;
in faith I search for goodness, though I cannot understand
for God is neither woman nor man.

(Chorus)

The song I sing is sometimes weak and trembling
for I believe, Lord help my unbelief.
Though faint, the melody still lingers through my tears and pain –
it is written on my soul… this world is not my goal!

Lord, give to me the strength to face tomorrow.
Lord, give to me the will to face today,
to trust in unseen hands to lead, and hold me on my way,
to lean on Love sufficient for the day.

It’s a long way home when you can’t see the road ahead
with it’s ups and downs and unexpected turns.
And I feel alone, as I press on towards the goal
so I sing my song… and walk into the light.