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Voicing/Instrumentation: Vocal Solo

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

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