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Young Women Values
Stand in Holy Places Mutual Theme 2013

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Song background:

The little word “if” can have so much weight on it.  So much depends on it.  And so much can come through it.

I was asked to write a song for the young women in our ward for their Young Women in Excellence.  The topic was Stand in Holy Places.  When I looked into songs that were already written, I found great songs by Hilary Weeks, Jenny Phillips and some others great writers.  My first thought was, “How could I ever add to what has already been written?”  After a lot of pondering and prayer though, the inspiration of how to approach this song came, (the day before I needed it done.)  I am grateful for the opportunity to write and for those who support me.  I am extremely grateful for inspiration that is far more than I could ever do alone.  I am also grateful to my friend Jessika, for coming over and helping me record this song.

I had hopes to put other instruments to it and re-record it, but time isn’t easy to come by right now and I really wanted to share it as soon as possible.

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Lyrics: When the road gets rough <br/>there are those who loose strength. <br/>When the path gets dark <br/>Some fall astray. <br/>Yet there’s others too <br/>who stay strong through it all <br/>And I know I can too <br/>If I seek his strength. <br/>Chorus <br/>And I will stand in Holy places <br/>so that when I reach he can take my hand <br/>and lift me up to face it. <br/>I’ll be found in holy places <br/>For I know I need the strength that only He can give. <br/>If I stand with Him. <br/>Esther must have felt <br/>that her trial was great <br/>Yet she did not shrink <br/>But walked forth in faith. <br/>In the strength of the Lord <br/>She faced that darkened day. <br/>And I know I can too <br/>If I seek his strength. <br/>Chorus <br/>Optional * <br/>And I’m strengthened by *My own mother too <br/>those who now light my way. Who now lights my way, <br/>When their path gets hard When her path gets hard <br/>or darkens their day. Or darkens the day <br/>They don’t heed the fear She does not heed the fear <br/>But walk on with great faith But walks on with great faith <br/>And I know I can too And I know I can too, <br/>If I seek his strength. If I seek his strength. <br/>Chorus <br/>Bridge <br/>The promise that he gave <br/>Still stands true today <br/>That no trial would be too hard <br/>that I cannot endure the way <br/>If I seek his strength. <br/>Chorus <br/>
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