THIRST

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
Hand Of God Baby Hates Clowns
Fire Every Heartbeat Is A Prayer
Sleeping Lonely House
Father Of Lights Little Rose
Angels' Wings Everything You Know (Is Incorrect)
          Keeper Of The Bear (Unlisted Track Only On CD)          



Hand Of God - Randy Stonehill

Can you confront these shadows / Can you face your fears up close / When you look them in the
eye /You'll see they're just a lie / An imaginary ghost / Can you embrace your sadness / Taste
the salt of your tears / Start laughing when you cry / 'Cause it means that you're alive / And
thank God you're standing here / chorus: And there's a road through the mountains high /
There's a boat that can take you across the river wide / For every heart love has healed / Every
hope faith makes real / In all these things / Oh, I have seen the hand of God / Can you confess
your darkness / Gaze in the mirror of your soul / Then rise above the shame / For mercy is a
flame and it's light will lead you home / Will you lay down your anger / Ah, the wayward sons of
Cane / And fall upon your knees for truth will set you free / And forgiveness kills your pain /
[repeat chorus] / Jesus is standing before every man / Shining bright as the sun / All of creation
cries out His name / From the stars in the heavens, the blood in our veins / Only one glimpse of
His face, the whole world has changed / [repeat chorus] / In all these things / Oh, I have seen
the hand of God

© 1998 Stonehillian Music / ASCAP.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.



Fire - Randy Stonehill, Jimmy Abegg

Fire, holy flame / Walk with me, walk with me / Fire, holy flame / Take my heart / And burn
way this darkness in Your fire / I did not know that I was blind until I looked into Your eyes /
I did not know that I was lost until You found me / I did not know I was a fool until I heard the
words You speak / They are spirit, they are life, they are / Fire, holy flame / Walk with me, walk
with me / Fire, holy flame /Take my hand / And I will follow you into Your fire / I did not know
my savage thirst until You lead me to Your well / I did not know I lived in chains until You freed 
me / I did not know I was afraid until You gave Your perfect love / Love that casts out all my
fears / Fire, holy flame / Walk with me, walk with me / Fire, holy flame / Take my soul / That
I may dwell forever in Your fire / And when I feel the flame within this burning white hot light
of truth / My body trembles 'til I feel my flesh will leave my bones / My soul is filled with
Mourning such as I have never known / A piercing aching sorrow, heavy as a grave stone / And
I cry out, "I am ruined, oh, I am undone" / Then like Ezekiel You bring burning coals to touch
my tongue / Cleansing me from my iniquity / Under the shadow of Your cross / you shelter me
/ You shelter me in Your fire / Holy flame / Walk with me, walk with me / Oh, fire, holy flame
/ Take my hand, take my heart, take my soul / Fire, holy flame / Walk with me, take my hand
and walk with me / I will follow You...

© 1998 Stonehillian Music / ASCAP / Twin Angels Music / ASCAP.
All rights reserved.  Used by permission.



Sleeping - Randy Stonehill, Phil Madiera

I see the world as a perfect place / No tears, no fears, no dizzy fall from grace / No hungry
moths / No one in pain / No naked orphans in the rain / But I was only sleeping / Safe and
sound in bed / While the world was weeping / Hanging by a thread / I was only sleeping /
Sometimes a voice whispers in the night / About the river of souls running through my life / Lives
in the balance / See 'em sinking down / Will I reach out or watch them drown / But I just go
on sleeping / Safe within my dream / While the world is weeping / Bleeding at the seams / I
just go on sleeping / Sleeping / The harvest is ready and ripe / But the fields are on fire / The
workers deserted to chase the mirage of desire / And I was only sleeping / Sleeping / There's
a mournful dove on my window sill / If I don't wake up, who will

© 1998 Stonehillian Music / ASCAP / Mail Train Music (admin. by Fun Attic Music) /
ASCAP.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.



Father Of Lights - Randy Stonehill

Shining down from the Father of lights / Every good thing in my life / Raining down from the
Father of lights / They come down from the Father of lights / one bright star burns away my
darkness / One true hope gives me strength to stand / And my soul has found a resting place /
In the hollow of God's hand / Every river I could not cross / Every dream that the wind has tossed
/ Sting of failure, the pain of loss / They all just fade away /And love comes down / chorus:
Shining down from the Father of lights / Every good thing in my life / There's no doubt about it
/ I can see / Raining down from the Father of lights / Through the sacred sacrifice / Now He
pours His blessings down on me / Down on me / They come down from the Father of lights / I
have learned to embrace the laughter / To see the beauty in simple things / And my heart has
found the freedom / A childlike faith can bring / Faith in more than I see or feel / Faith in
something that's much more real / The one thing even death can't steal / It never fades away /
And the love comes down / [repeat chorus] / Down from the Father of lights / They come down
from the Father of lights / Down from the Father of lights / This pearl beyond all price is worth
every sacrifice / Give my soul and not think twice / It never fades away / Love not fade away /
Raining down from the Father of lights / They come down from the Father / Down from the 
Father of lights / Shining down from the Father of lights / Every good thing in my life / Raining
down from the Father of lights / They come down from the Father / Down from the Father /
Down from the Father of lights

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Angels' Wings - Randy Stonehill

I'm gonna lay myself down in that sweet rolling river / 'Til the cool flowing water has washed me
clean / And when I rise in the sunlight / I will gaze ever homeward / For there'll be no need to
look back again / chorus: And angels' wings were fluttering over my shoulders / And they
lifted me up above all this darkness and dust / And my heart was on fire when I heard the song
they were singing / They sang don't you remember you were born to be free just like us / And
I dreamed of a meadow filled with beautiful flowers / And silvery white horses I was watching
them run / And all of my loved ones who had gone home before me / They were there by my
side / We were there, everyone / [repeat chorus] / Now the devil was waiting standing there at
the crossroads / And he smiled like he knew me and I hung my head down / Then a white dove
descended, shining bright as the morning / And though Satan was shouting, he could not make
a sound / I have struggled so long on this strange pilgrim journey / And the wild wind has cut
me as the sands of time blow / But it all will be worth it when I kneel before Jesus / And His
face has been carved in the stone of my soul / [repeat chorus] / Don't you remember you born
to be free just like us / Don't you remember / Don't you remember / Remember

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Baby Hates Clowns - Randy Stonehill

Oh my girl loves surprises / So I bought a pair of tickets / And we went to see the greatest show
on earth / Where everybody comes to have a really good time / Underneath the big top / Oh she
seemed so delighted with the lions and the tigers / And the men on the flying trapeze / Oh, but
when the clowns come around / She clinches her fists / She looks as if she's catching a disease
/ Baby hates clowns and the tricks they do / Baby hates clowns in their great big shoes / Baby
hates clowns with their polka dot clothes / Baby hates clowns with their big red nose / Now I get
a little nervous every time that the circus comes to town / I don't know why baby hates clowns /
Well, I gingerly suggested she was over-caffeinated / Or perhaps she had a simple case of nerves
/ She said as she glared at me with eyes like knives / You gotta a lot to learn, boy / So, I quick
dropped the subject like a flaming hot potato / But it didn't bring her any relief / Oh and it's so
hard to pretend everything is just swell / When she's muttering and grinding her teeth / Baby
hates clowns with their stubby cigars / Baby hates clowns in their little toy cars / Baby hates
clowns when they tumble and they flip /  Baby hates clowns with their painted on lips / Now it's
no exaggeration and there's not an explanation I have found / I don't know why baby hates clowns
/ She gets so traumatized / And I feel paralyzed / In the midst of her psycho drama / I don't
know what to do / It's such a mystery / All this hostility / I tell her she should lighten up / But
all she does is tighten up and come unglued / It's so unsettling / My girl loves surprises but
I never realized / She was vexed with a complicated mind / And I'm not sure whether it's a
colorful quirk or some flavor of dementia / How I wish I could say there was a moral to
the story / Something cute about venting her angst / Oh, but let the truth be known, I'm in the
twilight zone / Some guy dressed up like bozo gets the thanks / Baby hates clowns, it's truly
bizarre / Baby hates clowns, just the way they are / Baby hates clowns, man it's making me nuts
/ Baby hates clowns, she hates their guts / Now I get a little nervous every time that the circus
/ I get a little nervous every time that the circus / Get a little nervous every time the circus comes
to town / I don't know why baby hates clowns

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Every Heartbeat Is A Prayer - Randy Stonehill

Every heartbeat is a prayer / Mighty Father of creation, You who stand outside of time / To Your
beauty no other can compare / While I still cast a shadow in the precious days of grace / Your
countless tender mercies I'll declare / Perhaps it is the wisdom only weariness can bring / But
I've come to distinguish what is real from what it seems / I've danced just like the dervish to the
symphony of liars / But Your voice of love rose above that desolation choir / Desolation choir /
chorus: Won't you take me as Your child of light / Break me if You must, I won't despair / 'Til
every breath I breath is a song of praise / Every heartbeat is a prayer / 'Til every breath I breathe
is a song of praise / Every heartbeat is a prayer / Oh, speak to me in the silence / Come to me
in my dreams / Call me through the clutter of these days / If I should turn to blindness / Oh, let
the church bells ring / Pull me back before I fall away / For I have stumbled down many a dark
and crooked mile / Where seduction and destruction have dogged me all the while / And the very
things that I've embraced to medicate my pain / Turned out to be impostors and poison in my veins
/ They were poison in my veins / [repeat chorus] / From the day we are born to the day they close
our eyes / We are aching for belonging / Won't you take me as Your child of light / Break me if
You must, I do not care / 'Til every breath I breathe is a song of praise / Every heartbeat is a
prayer / 'Til every breath I breathe is a song of praise / Every heartbeat is a prayer

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Lonely House - Randy Stonehill

I want to tell you everything / Tell you who I am / I need to be the one you trust / And take you
by the hand / But when I try you pull away / And I don't understand / chorus: Here we are in the
lonely house / We can't talk about it / Because the anger might come out / Here we stay crying
hidden tears / Days turn into years / In the lonely house / The lonely house / We can touch but
even then / It doesn't bring us close / All the things we've left unsaid / Hover like a ghost / To
be a stranger in your arms / That breaks my heart the most / [repeat chorus] / There's a shadow
in the room / There's a shadow in the room / Let's just ignore it / Though it's choking out the
light / We're too afraid to fight / So we'll ignore it / And hope that someday / It will just fade
away / Here we are in the lonely house / And it's sad but true / I can't say these things to you

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Little Rose - Randy Stonehill, David Edwards

An angel walks beside her / Through the dusty Haitian streets / Her school books get so heavy / 
And she's weary from the heat / But she looks for all the beauty she can trace / In a harsh and
hopeless place / There's a reason for believing / chorus: And, oh, how you bless my soul / As I've
watched a holy love entwine you / Faith like flowers grow / And now, all the blossoms bloom / I
believe in miracles each time I look at you / Heaven knows, you're a little rose / My little rose /
On the morning I first met her, she was just a child of ten / And orphan like so many others lost
upon the wind / And I knew my world would never be the same / She said, "Dina is my name" /
And I held her like a daughter / [repeat chorus] / Though the land and sky and water stand
between us / Still a father's love can reach across the miles / And if we never meet again you
can be sure / When we finally step through heaven's shining door / Of all the saints, all the faces,
you're the first I'll look for / [repeat chorus] / Now an angel walks beside her / Through the
dusty Haitain streets

© 1998 Stonehillian Music / ASCAP / Mountain Park Music / BMI.  All rights reserved.
Used by permission.



Everything You Know
(Is Incorrect) - Randy Stonehill, David Edwards

You may know the ways of this world / Like the back of your hand /Be as shrewd as a
serpent in Eden's tree / But all his tempting substitutes / Cannot compare to the simple truth /
chorus: You can turn the right, turn to the left / 'Til you turn to the One who gives us breath /
Everything you do, everything you are / Everything you know is incorrect / You may be a techno
tycoon / Just like William Gates / You may travel the world like a Rolling Stone / But if the truth
don't set you free / You'll only be a refugee / [repeat chorus] / Pull out that rotten wisdom tooth
/ Now that's a wise extraction / For all the good it's given you / You still can't get no, get no, get
no satisfaction / You may know the roar of applause and the spotlight of fame / have a face that
could grace every magazine / You may be the president and think you're power is heaven sent /
[repeat chorus] / Turn the right, turn to the left / 'Til you turn to the One who loves you best /
Everything you do and everything you are / And everything you know is incorrect

© 1998 Stonehillian Music / ASCAP / Mountain Park Music / BMI.  All rights reserved.
Used by permission.



Keeper Of The Bear - Randy Stonehill

I am the keeper of the bear / I bring him here / I take him there / Oh, what a special bond we
share / The truth is plain / We truly care / And if you see us on the street / There is a bear you'll 
love to meet / Why, just to pet him is a treat / No reason to be scared, oh / I am the keeper of /
I am the keeper of / The keeper of the bear / I am the keeper of the bear / When winter comes / I
am prepared / He keeps me warm in all his hair / You think he'd mind / But, au contraire / And though
it seems a little odd / We're like two peas within the pod / To me he is a gift from God / A joy that
we both share, yes / I am the keeper of / I am the keeper of / The keeper of the bear / When someone
comes a'prowling / My bear begins his growling / To let them know their plan was not so bright / 
And though he'd always rather use his bark and not his bite / If push comes to a shove, he'll never
shrink back from a fight / It's best to heed our warning, lest you meet a grizzly end / For, to be 
sure, we'd much prefer to have you as our friend, yes / I am the keeper of / I am the keeper of / 
The keeper of the bear 


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