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“Singing’ A Song of Love” For my grandchildren, who love singing. May their song last forever.
“O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” For Elizabeth, who showed God’s love to so many.
“Once Upon a Time” For Ken, who demonstrated to me the value of telling stories.
“Lord, Sing Your Song To Me” For Jennifer, who listens so intently to His song.
“All By Grace” For Dave, who has grown with me in appreciating God’s grace.
“Psalm 139” For Rod, who lets me hear him sing the psalms of life.
“He’s The One” For Mom and Dad, who passed on to me a love for the old songs.
“I Will Greet the Day with Singing” For Kathy, who always cheers me, and never lets me forget this song.
“Flee As A Bird” For Doc, who shares my appreciation for this unusual song.
“My Prayer” For John, who helped me learn to pray these words.

SPECIAL THANKS

To Conrad, my husband of 35 years, who has given me the consistent support, challenge and encouragement that I have needed over all this time. he hasn’t let this grandma give up singing yet.

To my sons and daughters and their spouses, who make being a mother a joy, and who help me to keep on singing the “song of love.”

To the special people in my life to whom I have dedicated these songs.

Donna Krieger

1995

Song List & Lyrics

Click each song title below for lyrics

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Singin’ a Song of Love

CHORUS:
Singin’ a song of love,
Singin’ a song of love.
The rhythm is strong and steady
When you’re singin’ a song of love.
Singin’ a song of love,
Singin’ a song of love.
The music goes on forever
When you’re singin’ a song of love.

Songs of every variety are sung day after day.
Some of them last for many years, but most fade away.
There’s one song that never ends – sent from the Lord above;
When your heart is in tune with His, my friend,
You’re singin’ a song of love.

CHORUS

Love is more than a simple word that’s quick and easy to say,
More than a nice emotion that soon fades away.
There’s a love that never ends – simple and pure and strong.
The music is sent from God, my friend,
And you can sing along.

CHORUS

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean
In its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me,
Is the current of Thy love –
Leading onward, leading homeward,
To Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Love of ev’ry love the best!
’Tis an ocean vast of blessing,
’Tis a haven sweet of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus –
’Tis a heav’n of heav’ns to me;
And it lifts me up to glory,
For it lifts me up to Thee!

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         (Francis/Williams)

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Once upon a Time

Once upon a time in a land far away
A baby boy was born one day.
His mother was often heard to say,
“He is the Gift of God.”
Once upon a time on a special night
Angels filled the sky with light.
Shepherds wondered at such a sight!
It was the gift of God.

CHORUS:
O what a wonderful gift!
I don’t deserve it, I never could earn it.
O what a wonderful gift!
The precious gift of God!

Once upon a time on a hill far away
A man was crucified one day.
His mother was faintly heard to say,
“He was the Gift of God.”
Once upon a time in a garden fair
Angels told His followers there,
“He is risen, now go and share
The living Gift of God.”

CHORUS

Far beyond all time in a land so fair
Jesus waits to welcome us there.
He’s gone on ahead a home to prepare.
It is the gift of God.
No, it’s not a dream or a fairytale.
It’s a place God longs to unveil.
It is perfect in each detail –
Eternal gift of God.

CHORUS

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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Lord, Sing Your Song to Me

Lord, sing Your song to me
Until it penetrates the barriers of my mind.
Lord, sing Your song to me
Until it permeates the silence, and I find
All the beauty that I crave
In the music that You gave
Through Your Singer long ago.

Lord, sing Your song to me
Until I concentrate on You and You alone.
Lord, sing Your song to me
Until I resonate in oneness with the tone
Of Your never failing love
And Your wisdom from above,
Like Your Singer long ago.

Sing Your song of victory!
Sing Your song of peace.
Sing Your song until the power of Your music
Causes all my fear and despair to cease.

Lord, sing Your song to me.
Lord, sing Your song . . .O Lord.

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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All by Grace

Ev’ry good gift, ev’ry perfect gift
Comes from above.
Ev’ry good gift, ev’ry perfect gift
Is sent from a heart of love.
He who gave His only Son
Keeps giving as if He’s just begun.
But there’s not one thing that I’ve ever done
To deserve such love!

CHORUS:
It’s all by grace. All by His grace.
There’s never a trace of anything
I could merit on my own.
For it’s all by grace. All by grace.
I fall on my face and thank the Lord
That thru Him I have been restored.
It’s a gift that I could never afford,
For it’s all by grace.

Ev’rything I am, ev’rything I have
Comes from the Father’s hand.
From eternity to eternity
His good gifts have all been planned.
He who gave His Son for me
Keeps giving and giving constantly.
It’s only thru His goodness I’m free
To enjoy such love!

CHORUS

Coda:
Yes, it’s all by His wonderful, indescribable,
Undeserved, inexhaustible,
Matchless, amazing grace!

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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Psalm 139

CHORUS:
O Lord, You know ev’rything about me;
You know what I do, and even the thoughts inside me.
You chart my path, and tell me where to stop and rest.
Because You are there, my way is always blessed.
O Lord, You know ev’rything about me.
You know what I do, and even the thoughts inside me.
You know where I am each moment,
And You know the things I say.
Without Your presence to guide me,
I know I would lose my way.

Bridge:
But I can never be lost to Your Spirit.
I can never get away from my God.
I may ride the morning winds to the farthest sea,
And there I find Your strength and guiding rod.

CHORUS

Coda:
So I praise You for Your presence,
And I praise You for peace and rest.
Because You are with me,
My way is always blessed!

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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He’s the One

Guitar accompaniment adapted from” “Meditations on the Canonical Hours”
by Jim Dickson

Is there anyone can help us, one who understands our hearts,
When the thorns of life have pierced them till they bleed;
One who sympathizes with us, who in wondrous love imparts
Just the very, very blessing that we need?

CHORUS:
Yes, there’s One, only One;
The blessed, blessed Jesus, He’s the One.
When afflictions press the soul,
When waves of trouble roll,
And you need a friend to help you, He’s the One.

Is there anyone can help us when the load is hard to bear,
And we faint and fall beneath it in alarm;
Who in tenderness will lift us, and the heavy burden share,
And support us with an everlasting arm?

CHORUS

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         (Mackay)

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I Will Greet the Day with Singing

CHORUS:
I will greet the day with singing, I will meet the dawn with joy.
I will praise the Lord of Life all day long!
I will greet the day with singing, I will meet the dawn with joy,
For the Lord has put within my heart a song.

Each day is like a new adventure, I am never bored;
The little things in life have meaning since I’ve known the Lord.
In Him I’m finding great fulfillment, life seems so worthwhile!
So in spite of difficulties, I have learned to smile.

CHORUS

I know a day is never perfect; problems come and go.
The Lord has promised to be with me, and I’ve found it so.
With Him all things in life have meaning, God is in control!
So a song of joy is planted deep within my soul.

CHORUS

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

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Flee as a Bird

Flee as a bird to the mountain,
Thou who art weary of sin.
Go to the clear flowing fountain,
Where you may wash and be clean.
Fly, for the avenger is near thee;
Call, and the Savior will hear thee.
He on His bosom will bear thee,
O thou who art weary of sin.

He will protect thee forever,
Wipe every falling tear.
Will He forsake thee? No, never!
Sheltered so tenderly there.
Haste, then, the hours are flying;
Spend not the moments in sighing.
Cease from your sorrow and crying;
The Savior will wipe every tear.

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         (Traditional melody; text – Dana)

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My Prayer

Lord, I come to You in my weakness.
Send me out in Your strength.
Please fill me with Your love, dear Lord,
That goes to any length
To save a soul that is dying,
To mend a broken heart.
O Lord, there’s so much to do for You right now,
I don’t know where to start.

CHORUS:
So I’ll sit here at Your feet, Lord,
Learning to know You.
Fill me with Your strength, Lord,
So that I can do
All You ask, nothing more.
Nothing less is enough.
Only the best is enough
For You!

Lord, I come to You in my darkness.
Send me out in Your light.
Oh, fill me with Your strength, dear Lord;
Fit me for the fight,
To rescue a soul in bondage,
Enslaved by the enemy.
It is Your truth, Lord, that has the power
To win the victory!

CHORUS

Coda:
O fill me with Your strength, Lord.
Fill me with Your love, Lord.
Fill me with Your truth and Your power,
O fill me this hour, O Lord.
Then and only then will my best be enough
For You!

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         (Donna J. Krieger)

Credits

RECORDED AT: Max Trax Media, Fort Mill, SC
PRODUCED BY: Dave McCallister
ENGINEERED BY:
Dave McCallister

Instruments

PIANO: Donna Krieger & Dan Miller
GUITAR: Rod Lewis
BASS: Terry Peoples
PERCUSSION: Russel DeShields
SYNTHESIZER: Donna Krieger & Dave McCallister
ORCHESTRATION: Dave McCallister

Looking Back

Life is all about love. God’s love, first of all. And then learning to share His love with others. Dave McCallister exercised his expertise as a producer and arranger to make this album special. Rod Lewis’s guitar accompaniments on several of the songs are uniquely exquisite. I was teaching at Columbia International University when I recorded this and was inspired by my students there who love following Jesus.