CASSANDRA LOKKER

 

author/musician

 

Lyrics

     

    Jesus is Your Friend

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

 

     She called me on the telephone a little past one on a summer afternoon/

     Her tears were falling, and she longed for someone she could pour her heart out to/

     She was hurting and filled with pain and loss/

     The friendship she had lost that day was worth far beyond a cost.

     Moments later we sat and talked/

     She told me of her fears/

     And although I didn’t know what to say, I lent a listening ear/

     I prayed to God to give me strength and the words to give her hope/

     And when she left my house that day, I knew she would learn to cope.

     ‘Cause He feels all her pain/

     And He’s crying with her in the cold and dreary rain/

     He’ll never leave her/

     He’ll be there ‘til the end/

     Don’t give up/

     Don’t lose hope/

     Jesus is your friend.

     So face the days ahead of you/

     God’s love is here to stay/

     He’ll never leave you stranded/

     There’ll always be a way/

     You may be feeling empty/

     You may be feeling blue/

     But no matter what, He understands and knows what you’re going through.

     ‘Cause He feels all your pain/

     And He’s crying with you in the cold and dreary rain/

     He’ll never leave you/

     He’ll be there ‘til the end/

     Don’t give up/

     Don’t lose hope 

     Jesus is your friend.

     A smile will light your eyes one day/

     The happiness will come/ 

     Just hold on to the promises of a sure, enduring love/

     The sun will shine warm rays again/

     The clouds will disappear/

     And a gentle hand will wipe away every single falling tear.

 

     Beam of Hope

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

 

 

     Disheartened and discouraged, a hopelessness inside/

     A dreaded diagnoses, so many who have died/

     Dear loved ones have departed, a legacy left behind/

     A dream, a hope for the future, a cure some day to find/

     So we will work together and walk hand in hand/

     We can make a difference.  United we will stand/

     With faith we’ll make tomorrow bright.  We’ll find a way to cope/

     As one we’ll keep the dream alive, reaching for the beam of hope/

     In memory of the ones who’ve passed so bravely from this earth/

     We’ve found a hope to carry on.  The light of life is birthed/

     We’ll keep on striving toward our goal.  With conviction we will run/

     We won’t give up the battle until victorious we’ve won/

     Illuminate the darkness.  Shine the hopeful beam/

     Give life a fighting chance.  Reach out and grasp the dream.

 

     Dream

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

 

     In days of childhood innocence, life was fresh and new/

     Curiosities and questions: where to go, what to do/

     The world seen through simplistic eyes is never what it seems/

     But nothing can shatter future hopes and dreams.

     Dream… with conviction in your soul/

     Dream… aspire toward the goal/

     Don’t ever settle for second best/

     With perseverance, pass the test/

     The future thrives with possibility/

     To dream becomes reality.

     Minutes turn to hours/

     Hours turn to days/

     The future is uncertain in so many ways/

     Growth and realistic views abolish simple trust/

     With strength and dedication we must…

     Dream… with conviction in our souls/

     Dream… aspire toward the goal/

     Don’t ever settle for second best/

     With perseverance, pass the test/

     The future thrives with possibility/

     To dream becomes reality.

     To dream becomes reality.

 

     When the Angels Sing

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker and Harlan De Jong

 

       On that blessed night, shone a holy light/

      As the angels came to adore/

      Born in Bethlehem, came to save all men/

      Our Savior, Jesus, our Lord.

      And when the angels sing, “Glory to the King”/

      We’ll celebrate His love together/

      As our voices rise, lifted to the skies/

      We’ll shout and sing His praise forever.

      As we follow Him, Christ will shine within/

      For in Jesus, all are complete/

      When our life is through, we will shine anew/

      As we sit and sing at His feet.

 

     Best Friends

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

 

      The time of yesterday has passed; we’ve traveled through the years/

      Sometimes separated, sharing laughter and tears/

      But still we carried on through time; we took it day by day/

      We prayed no matter what would come, best friends we’d stay.

      We’re best friends, forever meant to be, bonded together in this friendship unity/

      God gave us each other, a love, a hope to bring/

      And I thank Him always for His plan in everything

      So now look to the future.  I’ll stay here by your side.  In our hearts we’ll be together/

      Our secrets we’ll confide.  Wherever life will take you, you’ll never be alone/

      We’ll always hold the memories, and I want you to know.

      The time of yesterday has passed; we’ve traveled through the years…

 

     My Jesus, I Love Thee Traditional

 

      My Jesus, I Love Thee Traditional

      My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;

      For thee all the follies of sin I resign. 

      My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;

      If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. 

      I love thee because thou hast first loved me,

      And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;

      I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;

      If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now. 

      In mansions of glory and endless delight;

      I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;

      I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;

      If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

 

     Welcome to the Family

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

      

      Yesterday we prayed for you, not knowing where you were/

      We asked the Lord to give you love, to bless him or her/ 

      We didn’t know when you’d arrive.  We didn’t know your name/

      But still we kept you in our prayers until the day you came.

      Welcome to the family.  Our love for you will stay/ 

      You’re special to each one of us in a special kind of way/

      You’ll never find yourself alone.  We’ll be there at your side/

      You’ll find a home of peace and love in which you can abide.

      Today we thank the Lord for you, a precious gift of love/ 

      We pray that as the years go by you’ll look to Him above/

      We know He holds the future/

      And we pray some day you’ll see that just like us, He loves you/

      You’re a part of His family.

      Welcome to God’s family.  His love for you will stay/

      You’re special to the Lord above in a special kind of way/

      You’ll never find yourself alone.  He’ll be there at your side/

      You’ll find a home of peace and love in which you can abide.

      You’ll find a home of peace and love, forever to abide.

 

     Fill Me

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

     

      Tonight my heart is heavy, but why I cannot say/ 

      I faced the day with ready smile, hiding my thoughts away/

      But now the quiet surrounds me— silence the only sound/ 

      I’m lifting up a desperate prayer that in You I might be found.

      Send a roaring river to wash away my pain/ 

      Remove the marks of sin and guilt that leave a crimson stain/

      And melt away this great façade I struggle to maintain/ 

      Fill me.  Fill me.

      Another night of solitude— I feel Your presence here/

      But I long to feel Your closeness that I once held so dear/ 

      I’m overwhelmed with questions that battle in my mind/

      But in time I know this all will fade/

      My peace in You I’ll find.

      Surround me with Your peace and love that I might seek to gain/ 

      Send Your healing downpour in a driving, cleansing rain/

      And take away these empty things ‘til only You remain/ 

      Fill me.  Fill me.

      Fill me.  Fill me.

 

     Footsteps 

     Words and Music by Cassandra Lokker

 

      Footsteps in the fog on a cold, December day/ 

      The calendar it lies; there is no snow/

      And as this Christmas nears, uncertainty fills me with doubts and fears/

      And I cry, asking why, and I don’t know.

      You walk beside me though I cannot see Your face/ 

      The dismal gray of morning could never hide me from Your grace/

      Your open arms are waiting to enfold me in Your love/

      And the sunlight is Your promise as the mist dispels above.

      Footsteps in the sand on an endless, summer’s day/

      Sometimes I stumble, I fall/

      You hold my hand/

      And as You draw me near/

      I feel You lift me from doubt and fear/

      And I see You’re leading me, and I know that…

 

     Doxology Traditional

 

      Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

      Praise Him, all creatures here below.

      Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.

      Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 

 

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