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Peace of the River

I Forgot About The Stars
(Jane Roman Pitt)
I forgot about the stars
I forgot about how many there are
So far away, I’m sorry to say
I forgot about the stars

I forgot about the breeze
Forgot to watch the breeze caressing the leaves
Soft as a kiss, how could I have missed
Remembering the breeze

In the city there’s so much to do
That a big part of life gets hidden from view
We look down at our feet, or ahead at the scene,
Or over our shoulder to see where we’ve been

And I forgot about the moon
Seems the evenings are just over too soon
I don’t stop to gaze, but one of these days
I’ll notice, I can if I try,
So life won’t pass me by

Child of the Circled Heart
(Jane Roman Pitt)
Child of the circled heart,
Child of the holy memory
Dark is the path below,
But goodness lights the way
Wild are the toys, fierce are the forces
Wild are the games you play

Child of the circled heart
Child of the tender trials
Who would dare defile your trusting face
Gazing upward as you stand alert,
Firm in your chosen place

Child of the sheltered soul,
Weaponless and noble
Delicately robed in wings and jewels
Step on in the night
You carry purity and silence as your tools

Sunshine Switch
(Jane Roman Pitt)
My mama told me that gray skies would come my way
And I should always be prepared for a downpour, she said
Don’t count on sunshine until you feel sunburn
And even then, you can never be sure
But lately I find I like to wake up early
And go and take a walk in the rain
‘Cause some time ago a switch got turned on in me
And rainy days have never been quite the same

We’ve got a sunshine switch
We can flood the place with light and laughter
And make those clouds of sadness go away
We’ve got a sunshine switch
We can change our world forever after
And make all of life one sunny day

My mama told me that love don’t come easy
And good friends are so very hard to find, she said
Don’t give your heart away, don’t you put your faith in no one
‘Cause they’ll take it, and they’ll leave you behind
But lately I find my heart just slips away on me
And comes back feeling better than before
‘Cause when sunshine starts to fill a heart it keeps on growing
And with hearts, there’s always room for more

We’ve got sunshine switch. . .

Look To Today
(Text from the Upanishads)
Look to today, look, look to today
For it is life, the life of life,
The very life of life, look to today

Look, look to today
In its brief course is all of existence
The bliss of growth, the glory of action
The splendor of all of life’s beauty
Look to today

Yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow but a vision
But today well lived,
Makes the past a dream of joy
And the future a vision of hope
So look, look to today,
Look well to today
It is life, the life of life
The very life of life
Look to today

She Walks Like A Whisper
(Jane Roman Pitt)
She walks like a whisper,
She floats like the sky
If you turn you could miss her
As she passes by

She doesn’t talk often
Though you’re waiting for more
It seems like she knows
That it’s all been said before

She is of this world and she’s not
Her vision turns inward
To admire what the rest of us forgot

And you get the feeling
That she knows why she’s here
She’s silent and steady
Wise beyond her years

And you get the feeling
That she knows where she’s been
She’ll stay here for now
But she’s going back again

She is of this world. . . .

Where The Sky Meets The Future
(Jane Roman Pitt)
Where the sky meets the future,
Where the earth fades away
Where all dreams come together
At the end of the day
Where the length of the sunset
Meets the depth of the sea
Where horizons that seem empty
Are as full as can be

If the eye can see for miles around
Then the heart can see forever

Sunny Side Of The Street
(McHugh-Fields. Used by permission
of the Songwriter’s Guild of America.
All rights reserved)
Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street

Can’t you hear that pitter pat?
That happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade
With my blues on parade
But now I’m not afraid
This rover crossed over

And if I never have a cent
I’ll be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street

Where Or When
(Rodgers/Hart Chappell &Co. (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All right reserved.)
It seems we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can’t remember where or when

The clothes that you are wearing were the clothes you wore
The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
But I can’t remember where or when

Some things that happen for the first time
Seem to be happening again

And so it seems that we have met before
And laughed before, and loved before
But who knows where or when

Peace Of The River
(Gosling-Wood. From “The Ditty Bag”
by Janet E. Tobitt, used with permission
of the Girl Scouts of America)
Peace, I ask of thee, old river
Peace, peace, peace
When I learn to live serenely
Cares will cease

From the hills I gather courage
Visions of a day to be
Strength to lead and faith to follow
All are given unto me

Peace, I ask of thee, old river. . .

Going Beyond
(Jane Roman Pitt)
There are times
When my mind is as clear as the sun on a lake
And I’d think I was sleeping or dreaming
But I’ve never been more awake
And my heart hears the song of the wind in the trees as my own
And I start to feel certain I’ll never again be alone

Going beyond what we see, beyond what we touch
Even beyond what we feel we are so much

So my soul must be part of the story
Since time first began
And the laws that have structured creation
Are right here at my command
If it’s true all of life is within every one of us every day
Then we must know how to make all the world feel this way

Going beyond what we see, beyond what we touch
Even beyond what we feel we are so much

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