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1.
My Lord Help me find a song To express what my heart longs to say I want to bless You And my God I have so much to say Sometimes my words get in the way And my prayers seem so lame Yet You love me just the same And my name is written In Your Book of Life Thou art mine and I am Thine My heart, my soul, my strength, my mind My Lord Your joy is my strength And I stand humbled and amazed You’re not ashamed to call me brother And my God Great is Thy faithfulness That carries me above the stress Through every test Into Your rest You have removed all my transgressions And You abundantly pardon You save my soul from hell You deliver me from death I love You so My best friend My Lord I’m eager and unsure Exactly what You have in store Yet I’m assured: You’re in control And my God So many family and friends Who don't know You just as yet Long to usher them into Your wedding feast You still use me in my weakness You created me in Your image You fill me with Your Spirit Your love is drawing me nearer Into the likeness of my Lord My Lord The hour’s getting late Soon be passing through them gates over Jordan I’ll see Your face And my God I’ll see You as you are I will look upon Your scars The only man-made things in heaven Oh, my Lord and my God My Lord and my God My Lord and my God Blessed is he who has not seen and yet believes My Lord and my God …
2.
Desert Bloom 04:04
Who instigates your troubles? And who complicates Your already muddled thoughts? The enemy within So subtly disguised The father of lies But our Father knows this The heat is on, yet you’re pressing on Hallelujah He’ll see you through Cause He’s been there too God love you The weeds won’t choke the seed It will bloom for you Have you considered My servant Job? You have desired to sift him as wheat Yet he shall emerge as gold He’s pressing on Hallelujah He’s pressing on Who comforts you through your struggles? And who comes to you When the floods rush in? The enemy deceives He tells you you’re not loved That you never were But your Father knows this The heat is on, still you’re pressing on Hallelujah He’ll see you through Cause He’s been there too God love you The weeds won’t choke the seed It will bloom for you Desert bloom My servant Job God love you Keep pressing on Keep pressing on …
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We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God My brothers, count it all joy When you fall into various trials Knowing this That the testing of your faith works patience And patience works hope And hope maketh not ashamed For the love of God is shed abroad In our hearts And we must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God To him that overcomes Will I give to eat of the tree of life Him that overcomes Will I grant to sit with Me on My throne We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God Beloved, think it not strange Concerning the fiery trial Which is to test you As though some strange thing happened to you Because in the world You will have tribulation, but be of good cheer I have overcome the world I have overcome the world And you must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God To him that overcomes Will I give to eat of the hidden manna Him that overcomes Will I make a pillar in the temple of My God Lord, help my unbelief Please increase my faith Son, don’t lose heart I am with you every step of the way The way For I am the Way I am the Way And we must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God We must through much tribulation Enter into the kingdom of God.
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I Await Thee 06:45
Silently and unseen I wander Seeking quiet time to spend with just You Weaving through this life of folly and blunder As the wheat and chaff divide none too soon Lost in my mind I can’t escape me Tossed in my thoughts that love and hate me Striving through the tests, rejoice then, my son Struck down, perplexed, distressed, we shall press on Lost in my mind I can’t escape me Tossed in my thoughts that love and hate me As I await Thee Will vain words have an end? Are there not mockers with me? For mine eyes have poured tears out unto God But now He hath made me weary We have this treasure in earthen vessels That the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us We have this treasure in earthen vessels That the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us May be of God and not of us Curse God and die No He’s the way, the truth, the life, this I know Pierced at His side flows His blood that is life that saved my soul My Lord, accursed is he who hangs on a tree And You died there for me Forsaken, so alone Crowned with thorns Yet death could not hold you Now the curtain is torn You’re taking us home I want to go home Set your sights upon the kingdom’s throne You’ve seen the light, this world is not your home Lost in my mind I can’t escape me Tossed in my thoughts that love and hate me Lost in my mind I can’t escape me Tossed in my thoughts that love and hate me I will await Thee O my Lord.
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All creatures great and small The Lord God He made them all He made you and me in His image Wrought with tender loving care A doubting man, a lady fair Yet He will have His way, fulfill His vision So where’d the childhood magic vanish When you were a little girl? Come full circle, journey homeward Be not of this world Brave, gentle faithful love patiently awaits Let every living thing sing His praise The countenance of small children Far greater than the ways of men And it waits for you, my dear, and it’s all true And every creature small and great shall make a joyful noise And every living thing shall sing His praise Alleluia, alleluia Alleluia, alleluia Praise the Lord!
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Lord, there’s something happening inside me Some growing hunger that only You can satisfy Some missing part deep in my heart I just don’t know Lord, there’s something awakening inside me From some hibernation through the long winter’s night Some secret desire kindles the fire And I watch it grow I watch it grow But it was a long time ago I decided I’d never let my heart be broken again It was a long time ago that I took a stand That I’d never let my head get messed up again Never again, never again Lord, there’s something frightening inside me Some distant thunder stirring up my mind Please open my eyes I’m so blind with pride, and I feel so alone I’ve been so alone This heart of glass needs to be shattered And my spirit made contrite For this hardened man has been hurt and he’s bleeding He needs Your healing hand reach in his life He needs You tonight It is not good for the man to be alone Lord there’s something that I need to say to You I don’t want anybody coming between us But if there’s a friend for me to befriend who You want me to know I want You to know That it was a long time ago I decided I’d never let my heart be broken again It was a long, long time ago since I took a chance That I’d ever give my heart away again Never again, never again Lord, there’s something happening inside me Lord, You’re doing a new thing.
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Psalm 30 03:47
You delivered me from the arms of the evil one Saved from that dark tower, now I’m prisoner of the Son O Jesus, You set my spirit free I called unto You, and You have healed me Sing, o ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance Of His holiness, for His anger endures but a moment O Jesus, You set my spirit free I cried unto You, and You have healed me Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me To the end that my glory may sing praise to Thee You have turned for me my mourning into dancing Lord, be Thou my Helper You delivered me from the hands of the wicked one Saved in my darkest hour, now I’m prisoner of the Son O Jesus, You set my spirit free I cried unto You, and You have healed me I cried unto You, and You have healed me I called unto You, and You have healed me You have healed me …
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There is an emerging awareness A new race of man is dawning An altered state of cosmic consciousness Personified We’ve finally arrived The mystery of lawlessness Has been at work since the beginning And soon it shall be made manifest In the flesh The pride of the serpent’s seed New age messiah Prophesied from days of old Thief, pimp, pariah “You shall not surely die, ye shall be as gods.” Close encounters Ascended masters Whisper help is on the way And I have no doubt you have sincerely heard them Yet where they come from Here they come To cleanse the earth on wings of death New age messiah Prophesied from days of yore Thief, pimp and liar You shall not surely die, ye shall be as Lord God of Israel Malicious is Thine enemy It’s beyond belief O Lucifer, how you have fallen from heaven Son of the morning! For you have said in your heart “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.” Yet you shall be brought down to hell Is this the man who made the earth to tremble? And ever since that day of mutiny You’re living only to steal, kill and destroy The works of the Lord Lord God of Israel Relentless is Thine enemy Even in defeat O Jesus of Nazareth, my Lord King of creation You have died upon the cross The sacrificial lamb Bound to the horns of the altar of God Yet You were raised up from the dead You are the Man at whose name the demons tremble And ever since that day of victory Our living hope is You save our souls, and destroy The works of the devil We are not all God’s children Only those who believe Jesus is Lord But even Adolf Hitler said Few are chosen to be the supermen Here we go again New age messiah Prophesied from days of old Thief, pimp, pariah: “You shall not surely die, ye shall be as God” New age messiah The serpent of the Garden of Eden The man of lawlessness The father of lies The author of evil.
9.
The King left His throne and His crown And made Himself of no reputation He left His Father’s side To go and take He’self a bride Now the old story’s still the same How He laid down His life And took it up again He put His love on the line Now I got Jesus on my mind Well He tread this earth Searchin' for a faithful lover Who’d take Him at His Word That He was who He claimed to be And He performed miraculous signs He loosed the bonds of the slave He opened the eyes of the blind Just like He did for me last night And now I got Jesus on my mind I can’t take religion But I desire to be loved And anyone who says He loves me that much Deserves looking into Is worth checking out Check it out I can’t take religion But I desire to be loved And anyone who shows He loves us that much Deserves looking into Is worth checking out Check you out Now you may laugh at His name But your ignorance, it betrays you And He still loves you so For you know not what you do Cause if you knew Him like I know Him And to know Him is to love Him He’d be the Lord of your life The one and only Jesus Jesus Christ Love of my life I got Jesus Jesus on my mind.
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Awaken, a sleeping world Great tidings of joy revealed Awaken, a weary land Liberation day is at hand The King is coming, one for all To lift the curse of the great Fall The break the spell of the snakebite To heal the mortal wound Let there be light, light, light! Awaken, a fallen race He has borne our shame and disgrace Awaken to Satan’s lies Repent and be baptized The King is coming with a sword The cutting edge of His mighty Word To break the chains To set men free from hell and death He has the keys, the keys, the keys Behold, I stand at the door and knock If any one hear My voice and open the door I will come in to him and feast with him And he with Me Be with Me Please! Awaken, all who’ve believed The Good Shepherd has come for His sheep Awaken, all the unsaved Where will you spend forever after the grave? The King is coming, the Prince of Peace The Sovereign God, His Majesty To end the war and begin the peace forevermore Hail the King of kings The King Hail the King The King of kings!
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O Laodicea 04:28
O Laodicea Have you so soon forgotten It cost Me everything to set you free? You’re taking Me for granted And flirting with the world You’d rather dialogue with another god The world is mired in subterfuge Will you despise the zeal of your youth? Somewhere down the road You’ve been defiled By the leaven of hypocrisy Of secret sin, of apostasy Mine eyes behold Your indifference to Me And it’s plain to see Though I address you as My people Your heart is far from Me O Laodicea I’m standing outside your door Ask me thy will to bless As you blow me a kiss While hirelings preside And nepotism rules the day Take away the noise of your songs Your cacophony Cause it’s plain to see Though you pay me lip service Your heart is far from Me Triumphalism crept in Snuffing dying embers Ravaging My bride While you milk the golden calf Consumerism runs the show Against My Word I’ll have you know Watered-down lukewarm Pragmatician milquetoast And it’s plain to see Though I address you as My people Your heart is far from Me You say you’re rich Increased with goods And have need of nothing Yet you are blind and naked And wretched and miserable And poor Your love’s grown cold You must repent The lampstand’s quickly dimming Get oil for your lamp And cast the wolf out of the fold Cause it’s plain to see Though you honour Me with your lips Your heart is far from Me And it’s plain to see Though I address you as My people Your heart is far from Me Yet I still love you But do you love Me? O Laodicea ...!
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Hey baby, I don’t know about you You say you believe in Me Why don’t I believe you? You’re making eyes with the other gods It’s breaking My heart to see you falling For those same old white lies You’ve left your first love And I know where you’re heading Over to the dark side of the fence Listen baby, to Me it’s adultery Slipping around every train of thought your path meets Seducing voices whisper in your itching ears They tickle your fancy, and they don’t care As long as the truth you won’t hear You’ve left your first love And I know where you’re heading Over to the dark side of the fence You don’t agree And you have made your mind up But the truth is the truth Whether you believe it or not Believe it or not So now I’m standing at the crossroads Should I stay or should I go? And I see a little child Being sweet-talked out of eternal life And I know I’ve got to go Go that extra mile You’ve left your first love And I know where you’re heading Over to the dark side of the fence …
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Memory Lane 08:37
Talk a walk down memory lane And survey your past Take a long, hard look at yourself And face the facts There are scars, it would seem That just won’t heal And there is shame that won’t let go Inner darkness and very real pain That haunts you Every time you’re passing through Going down memory lane Take a trip down memory lane And take stock of your past Reminisce on the good old days But don’t unlock the bad For there are scars, it would seem That just won’t heal And there is shame that won’t let go Inner darkness and very real pain That haunts you Every time you’re passing through Going down Going down memory lane I used to try to hide Every time my closet door would open wide And the skeletons would rattle my chains And phantoms from my past Would bury me in a sea of misery And I would deeper sink into the miry clay Under lock and key Under lock and key, oh no On the darkest night of my life My whole life passed before my eyes The writing was on the wall And I didn’t like what I saw And I lost the will to live anymore And for me it did seem the only open door Led to the balcony of the tenth floor Then over the edge From my living hell to second death Where my torments Would only be beginning Then an unexpected thing happened To me that night To intercepting my endless flight Down Deep South I met a Man, more than a man Who said He knew me And that He alone could make me well He said He’d overcome the world on my behalf And that He’d conquered death And that by the power of His Spirit He’d give me life And then He asked, “Would I repent?” Would I repent? Would I repent? I said, “Yes, yes, yes …” He reached down deep into my heart Where no one had gone before And touched me as only He can More than any man or woman And as He freed me from the pit And from the jaws of the dragon, my nemesis His perfect love cast out my fear My life began anew I’ll follow You who knows The end from the beginning It all comes out in the wash And I’ve been cleansed from my sin And I’ve been born again And some may say I’ve been brainwashed And I won’t disagree My brain, my heart, my soul Are being cleaned From the pollution on the TV From the media Shoved down my throat twenty odd years A force-fed diet of the evolution Humanist manifesto Mortal man’s philosophies That draw a great fat zero From pop psychology From high anxiety From all the guilt The devil loves to heap on me Now all I’ve got to say to him is All I’ve got to say to him is “Satan, oh Sata Satan, get thee behind me.” Take a jaunt down memory lane Inventory your past Take a long, hard look at yourself And face the facts There are scars, it would seem That just won’t heal And there is shame that won’t let go Inner darkness and very real pain That haunts you Every time you’re passing through Going down Going down Going down, down, down, down, down Memory lane ...
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An angel prayed and laid his hands on me, “Heal his pain and fill this empty frame” Now something strange is taking place, my space has been invaded And things will never be the same And as I gaze upon Your holy face this fateful midsummer’s day My God, I thought I knew You, but it’s me I’m only fooling And things will never be the same. Many are the years I’ve hid behind a false protection Mainly guarded fears contained within my wall, borne of rejection But I need new direction, can’t keep running away High time to really listen to the One who really cares He says, “Cast your cares upon Me because I care for you The past is passed away, and I make all things new Behold, I make all things new.” An ill-perceived frequency, unlooked-for change of scenery Has honed in on my no-fly zone, is jamming up my radar And things will never be the same When I don’t feel Your love for me, can I love You just the same Because we are meant to be together, my God, it has to be And things will never be the same. Many tears inside have gone unwept as I pretend That I’m content to be alone, but you’re a godsend, my needed friend I need new direction, can’t keep running away High time to really listen to the One who really cares Jesus says, “Cast your cares upon Me because I care for you The past is passed away, and I make all things new Behold, I make all things new.”
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It’s plain to see That the world is doomed And the nuclear destructive power Is just the tip of the iceberg The proof is clear All the signs are here The day is evil And the end is near. Ever since the Fall The writing on the wall Ever since the beginning When we turned our back on our Creator We killed His Son We reject His love Is it any wonder that Judgment Day is coming? You know we raped mother earth (And for what it’s worth) We love to blame the Lord For what’s clearly our fault We are responsible, one and all One and all Is civilization soon to be a wasteland? Has society’s moral fibre been reduced to a frayed strand? Would the human race sooner trade God’s grace For the tightening chains of silent strangulation? Strangulation—the wage of sin The war of ages that rages within A losing battle to fight yourself This is life or death, heaven or hell The choice to live or die So choose life, choose life Choose life … Jesus Christ You know He stood in our stead Tasted death for every man So how do we respond To the truth of this reality If we are responsible for our destiny? Eternal destiny O, heavy baby To speak the truth Not man’s opinion As the facts withstand the test of time To the hour of fulfillment When the Lamb that was slain comes to earth again He's coming back again! As True and Faithful Not the homeless stranger The homeless stranger Our Creator The Babe in the manger Nowhere to lay His head No, nowhere to lay His head The sweet Lord Jesus I love You, Lord Jesus I want to be with You So come back for me soon Please ...!

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2012 seanosongs
Remastered May-July 2020, The Cave, Vancouver, BC
Graphic design: Sean O'Leary

The tracks for "Ghost-written" slept in the can for almost five years before finally being shaped into this 15-track album in early 2012. The songs were written over the course of the mid-80s to the 90s; some are among the most autobiographical yet featured.

Excellent musicianship from all the guest artists! Thank you :)

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released June 8, 2017

Lauren Dally: vocals
Bec Abbot: vocals
Suneal Pal: electric, acoustic and nylon guitars
Kane Freeman: electric and acoustic guitars
Zoe Thiessen: violin

Incidental Music homepage banner artwork: "The Frieze of the Prophets," John Singer Sargent (American) 1902
Left-to-right: Zephaniah, Joel, Obadiah, Hosea, Amos, Nahum, Ezekiel, Daniel, Elijah, Moses (with Ten Commandments), Joshua, Jeremiah, Jonah, Isaiah, Habakkuk, Micah, Haggai, Malachi, Zechariah.

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