Riches and Rhymes

The Poetry and Writing of Janis Gaines

Category: Song

You Are Welcome Here

You are welcome here
Have no fear
I’ve called you as my own

You are welcome here
All draw near
I have made your heart my home

Cause you are loved
You are my love
Will you believe
My love will set you free
And you are mine
This love divine
It’s all for you
My dreams come true

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© January 8, 2014
Asheville, NC

A Lighted Flame

A lighted flame within me burns
And shimmers through the night
Your love’s the fire; how my heart yearns
That the candle will burn bright

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@mid-1990s
Nashville, TN

Micah 6:8

He has told you, oh man, what is good.
What does the Lord require of you?

Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God.

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***Micah 6:8

© mid-1990s
Nashville, TN

Nighty Nite

Braden’s Lullaby

Nighty, nighty, nighty,
Nighty, nighty, nigh
It’s time to go bed-y-bye
Nighty, nighty, nighty
Go to sleep
Close your eyes
And donna make a peep

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© 1994-95
Nashville, TN

Unfailing Love

May your unfailing love come to me
And salvation according to your promise

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*** Psalm 119:41

© Probably late 1990s
Nashville, TN

A Priestly Blessing

May the Lord bless you and keep you
May his face shine upon you
And give you peace
And give you peace

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*** Numbers 6:24-26

© Probably mid-1990s
Nashville, TN

Lord, We Beseech Thee

Lord, we beseech thee
Lord, we beseech thee
For the cares of our hearts are many
For the cares of our hearts are many

Child, release them to me
Child, release them to me
You don’t have to carry them anymore
I carried them on the cross I bore

And thy consolations cheer my soul
And thy consolations cheer my soul

For you have made my heart glad
The Lord says, You have made my heart glad

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***Psalms 94:13

© February 18, 1999
Nashville, TN

Many Are the Pangs

Many are the pangs of the wicked
Many are the pangs of the wicked
But steadfast love surrounds him
But steadfast love surrounds him
Who trusts in the Lord
Who trusts in the Lord

Be glad in the Lord
And rejoice, oh righteous
And shout, shout for joy
Shout, shout for joy
All you upright in heart

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***Based on Psalm 32:10

© mid-1990s
Probably Nashville, TN

No One

The Cemetery Song

No one can know me
Like you, Lord
Like you, oh Lord
No one is like you

No one can save me
Like you, Lord
Like you, oh Lord
No one is like you

No one can heal me
Like you, Lord
Like you, oh Lord
No one is like you

No one can love me
Like you, Lord
Like you, oh Lord
No one is like you

No one can wipe away the tears…
No one can take away the fear…
No one can put my heart at ease…
No one can bring me to my knees…
No one can fill all my needs…

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© Late 1980s
Searcy, Arkansas

Search Me

Search me and know me, oh God
Know my inmost thoughts
You know all of my ways
You know all of my days
You will lead me in the way everlasting

Fearfully and wonderfully made
You formed me in the womb
You know all of my ways
You know all of my days
And my life is not hidden from you

I want to know your love
The love that saves my soul
When you poured out your life
And you made me your wife
I was washed in your blood and made whole

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***Based on Psalm 139

© mid-1990s
Probably Nashville, TN