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  1. Ageless One

From the recording Ageless One

This song came to me in 1988 when I was on the southern shore of the Big Island in Hawaii looking out over the ocean at the spinner dolphins jumping.

Lyrics

AGELESS ONE (words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff copyright 1988) www.lovesongstogod.org Ageless One, Sacred Spirit, We praise Your name For all to hear it. Free my soul, Help me see, Let Your love ... wash over me. (Sweet, sweet love, wash over me) By Your love All souls shall know, Through Your grace All blessings flow, As we serve With heart and mind, Thy will be done On earth this time. Ageless One, Sacred Spirit, We praise Your name For all to hear it. Free my soul, Help me see, Let Your love ... wash over me. (Sweet, sweet love, wash over me) Thy will be done .. on earth this time. {4x} (Sweet, sweet Lord) MAKE ME YOUR MESSENGER Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org Oh my Lord, make me Your messenger Take my soul that longs for Thee Oh my Lord, make me Your messenger That walks the earth completely free. Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger Sing through me Your sacred song Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger For this heart’s where You belong. With every breath I take May I feel my spirit wake In everything I do Let me always think of You With every word I say May I find a gentle way To myself always be true So Your love comes shining through. Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger Hear my prayer when I call Your name Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) Make me Your messenger That spreads Your love like a mighty flame. If I sometimes slip and fall, Let me teach what I’ve learned to all When I’m blinded by the night Help me trust my second sight Lift me up on the wings of love Like a hawk soaring high above Let me hear Your voice so clear When You whisper in my ear. Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger From the dawn to the setting sun Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger For Your work is never done. Through the changes that You made I have healed in a thousand ways Now my mind is calm and still To reflect Your precious will Fill my heart with perfect peace As my fears they are released For Your love has touched my soul Now I stand before you whole. Oh my Lord, (Oh my Lord) make me Your messenger For my life is Your very own May I love, (May I love) and serve as Your messenger Till the day that You call me home Till the day that You call me home Till the day (Till the day) Till the day (Till the day) Till the day (Till the day) that You call me home… Call me home... (call me home) Call me home... (call me home) Call me home... (call me home) Call me home... (call me home) Call me home Call me home. OPEN TO MY LOVE words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff © 1993 www.lovesongstogod.org Open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love Won’t you open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love... I hear your deepest prayer And know your heart's desire Reach out to take My hand I'll set, (I’ll set) your soul on fire... Open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love... Come take one step towards Me I'll take ten towards you Your faith is all I ask To know (to know) My love is true... Open.... Open... Won’t you open... Open... Open to My love... I hear your deepest prayer And know your heart's desire Reach out to take My hand I'll set, (I’ll set) your soul on fire... Open.... Open... Won’t you open... Open... Come take one step towards Me I'll take ten towards you Your faith is all I ask To know (to know) My love is true... Open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My love Won’t you open, open, open to My love Open, open, open to My l---o---v---e... God’s Love Has the Power to Heal Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org God’s love has the power to heal Nothing else feels quite so real Just got to sing about the way it feels … I said God’s love has the power to heal. God’s love has the power to cure Flowing steady through a heart so pure Whatever ails ya, He can fix for sure God’s love has the power to cure… (Chorus call and response between solist and choir) I said the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power, a power so real, I said God’s love has the power to heal… I said the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power, you can feel… I said God’s love has the power to heal. (First Bridge) Leave your mind behind, let your Spirit soar Love is the key that will open the door Put your faith and trust in the Lord above And feel the power of His healing love. (Chorus) I said the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power, a power so real, I said God’s love has the power to heal. (Verse) God’s love has the power to change Every detail He can rearrange His works and wonders are a little strange but that’s because God’s love has the power to change. God’s love has the power to mend What was broken can be healed again He’s there beside you as your closest Friend God’s love has the power to mend. (Chorus) I said the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power, a power so real, I said God’s love has the power to heal… (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking, talking ‘bout the power, yeah, a power so real, God’s love has the power to heal. Put your pride aside, leave your doubt at the door Have you asked yourself what are you living for When the Holy Spirit touches you inside Your heart can’t help but open wide… To the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power (talking ‘bout the power) Talking ‘bout the power, a power so real… I said God’s love has the power to heal… (Talking ‘bout the power), Talking ‘bout the power (Talking ‘bout the power), Talking ‘bout the power, you can feel… I said God’s love has the power to heal… (Talking ‘bout the power), Yeah, talking ‘bout the power (Talking ‘bout the power), Talking ‘bout the power, a power so real… God’s love has the power to heal. SHINE ON Words and music copyright 1986 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org Let Your light shine down on me By Your love we all shall see Hearts that heal are meant for sharing Touching souls through lives of caring. Shine on (Shine on) Shine on Shine on (Shine on) Shine on When will people understand That fear alone divides our land How much further must we fall Before people rise and answer Your call... Shine on (Shine on) Shine on Shine on (Shine on) Shine on... Shine on...so sweet Your love... Your love complete Shine on...Your hand in mine Together...till the end of time... Shine on (Shine on) Shine on Will we see the truth revealed As the planet cries out and the fire is real Heal our hearts and break these chains And let God's Grace pour down like rain. Shine on (Shine on) Shine on Shine on (Shine on) Shine on... Take Your children by the hand And lead us to that Promised Land Guide our steps with faith and love And light our path from Heaven above. Shine on (Shine on) Shine on Shine on (Shine on) Shine on... Shine on...so sweet Your love... Your love complete Shine on...Your hand in mine Together...till the end of time... Shine on (Shine on) Shine on You have woven our lives together (Shine on...) Every thread shall live forever (Shine on...) Cover us with Your mantle of peace (Shine on...) And by Your love we are released. (Shine on...) Shine on... Gonna Give My Life to the Lord Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again I’m gonna jump, I’m gonna shout, I’m gonna dance and sing I’m gonna tell my sweet Lord everything I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again. I’m gonna live my life for the Lord, for the Lord again I’m gonna live my life for the Lord, for the Lord again He picked me and turned me round, put my feet on solid ground I’m gonna live my life for the Lord, for the Lord again. (Bridge) In times of trouble When the sky turns black Call His Name on the double He’ll provide what you lack Hold on to His hand As tight as you can… And it won’t be long if your faith is strong You’ll soon be singing His victory song When you give your life to the Lord, to the Lord again. (Instrumental solo) I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again I’m gonna jump, I’m gonna shout, I’m gonna dance and sing I’m gonna tell my sweet Lord everything I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, sweet Lord I’m gonna live my life for the Lord, my Lord I’m gonna give my life to the Lord, to the Lord again. LORD OF THE UNIVERSE (words and music copyright by Ladd Bogdonoff 1992) www.lovesongstogod.org Lord of the universe, Father divine Mother of miracles, may Your love shine We who adore You, worship Your name Light of creation, heavenly flame. Every soul who yearns to know You Sings a song their very own Every heart Your music flows through Shall never be alone. Lord of the Universe, radiant sun God of compassion, merciful One All forgiving, faithful friend Guide our footsteps once again. Like restless rivers searching For the source where we have come We long to feel Your ocean Sweet Lord, carry us home. Lord of the universe, Master of light Long have we waited for Your precious sight Prophets and sages let it be known Every nation will kneel by Your throne. Everywhere Your signs are written On the earth and in the skies We feel Your omnipresence Your love before our eyes. Lord of the universe, Father divine Mother of miracles, may Your love shine We who adore You, worship Your name Light of creation, heavenly flame... Light of creation, heavenly flame... Light of creation, heavenly flame. LET GOD’S PEACE HEAL THE EARTH Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org (Starts in key of B flat) Let God’s peace (Let God’s peace) heal the earth Let it fulfill His sacred birth For the pure in heart will surely see The Golden Age of Divinity Let God’s peace heal the earth. Let the Lord’s peace (Let the Lord’s peace) Let the Lord’s peace (Let the Lord’s peace) heal the earth By His will it shall be done For the world must live as one Let God’s peace, let God’s peace heal the earth. Let God’s love (Let God’s love) heal the earth Let it fulfill His sacred birth Heaven and earth and the angels sing Praises to our highest King Let God’s love heal the earth. Let the Lord’s love (Let the Lord’s love) Let God’s love (Let God’s love) Let the Lord’s love (Let the Lord’s love) heal the earth By His will it shall be done For the world must live as one Let God’s love, let God’s love heal the earth. (key modulates up to C) Let God’s grace (Let God’s grace) heal the earth Let it fulfill His sacred birth For the Lord now walks in the form of man Blessings pour from His sacred hands Let God’s grace heal the earth. Let the Lord’s grace (Let the Lord’s grace) Let God’s grace (Let God’s grace) Let the Lord’s grace (Let the Lord’s grace) heal the earth By His will it shall be done For the world must live as one Let God’s grace, let God’s grace heal the earth. (4 part Special Chorus) (part 1) (By His will, ...............................by His will, His mighty will...) (part 2) (...................., it shall be done,......................it shall be done...) (part 3) (Heaven and earth and the angels sing, praises to our highest King, The Lord now walks in the form of man, blessings pour from His sacred hands) (part 4) (Thy will be done..... sweet Lord, .............Thy will be done!) (Final Ending) By His will it shall be done, for the world must live as one Let God’s grace, let God’s grace heal the earth, By His will it shall be done, for the world must live as one Let God’s love, let God’s love heal the earth, (Slower) By His will it shall be done, for the world must live as one Let God’s peace, let God’s peace heal the earth. IN THE LAP OF THE LORD Words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff ©1997 www.lovesongstogod.org There I lay ... (there I lay) in the lap of the Lord For some days ... (for some days) in the lap of the Lord And I prayed ... (and I prayed) in the lap of the Lord Just to stay ... (just to stay) in the lap of the Lord He looked through me Freeing something deep within His eyes knew me And of the changes about to begin. What to say ... (what to say) in the lap of the Lord Just obey ... (just obey) in the lap of the Lord Never stray ... (never stray) from the lap of the Lord Find your way... (find your way) in the lap of the Lord His love drew me Back into the heart of the flame He showed to me How my sweet life would never be the same. There I lay ... (there I lay) in the lap of the Lord For some days ... (for some days) in the lap of the Lord And I prayed ... (and I prayed) in the lap of the Lord Just to stay ... (just to stay) in the lap of the Lord COME ONE AND ALL (words by Sri Sathya Sai Baba, music by Ladd Bogdonoff) (key of D...open tuning) Come one and all See in Me yourself For I see Myself in you You are My life You are My breath You are My form My very soul When I love you I love Myself When you love yourself You love Me. Bodhisattva Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff Bodhisattva on this earth Praise God, you’ve taken birth Bodhisattva, you’ve come again Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend. Hands that heal and a heart so pure A peace so real and a love so sure A life of service to the One Precious Soul you’re a shining sun. Bodhisattva on this earth Praise God, you’ve taken birth Bodhisattva, you’ve come again Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend. From the morning ‘till the night Everywhere you spread your light With each breath you live for Him God’s own heart beats within. Bodhisattva on this earth Praise God, you’ve taken birth Bodhisattva, you’ve come again Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend. Bodhisattva on this earth Praise God, you’ve taken birth Bodhisattva, you’ve come again Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend Selfless servant, you’re the Lord’s true friend. Love Is The Answer Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org Love is the answer Love is the key Love is the healer Love sets you free. The Lord, He is waiting For you to decide No more hesitating Your heart is your guide His voice is deep inside Love is the answer Love is the key Love is the healer Love sets you free. You can trust in God’s mercy And know that He cares He’s there right beside you And hears every prayer The Lord is everywhere. Love is the answer Love is the key Love is the healer Love sets you free. Arise every nation Rejoice side by side The Lord of creation Is here to provide No one will be denied. Love is the answer Love is the key Love is the healer Love sets you free. Love will set you free... Set you free... Set you free... Love will set you free IN TIMES LIKE THIS Words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff ©1992 Whitefield www.lovesongstogod.org In times like this, I remember you And the way our music flowed And the peace we shared together And the seeds of love we sowed. In times like this I remember you And the way you called my name Your love has touched me deep inside I will never be the same. In times like this I remember you With the angels gathered round As we sang our Lord's praises And heard their heavenly sound. (instrumental) In times like this I remember you In times like this I know That the love we shared and gave to God In time will surely grow, In time will surely grow, In time will surely grow. God Will Make A Way Words and music copyright 1997 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org There are times when you feel you can’t go on The sky turns black and the road is just too long Lost and lonely, no help in sight You do your best but you just can’t get it right. Down so long and blinded by the pain The well runs dry and there’s just no sign of rain Bent and broken and wounded by your loss Call out His Name and He will bear your cross. …..(Don’t ya know) God will make a way (…in the darkest night) God will make a way (…when you’ve lost your sight) God will make a way (…so stand and fight) God will make a way…… Mind held hostage by doubt and fear The past still haunts you and the future is unclear Break those chains that bind you to this earth Trust the One who will free you through rebirth …..(Don’t ya know) God will make a way (……………………………) God will make a way (……………………………) God will make a way (……………………………) (Bridge) If your heart is pure and true, He’ll be there beside you If your faith and love are strong, you’ll sing that victory song If you hold out till the end, He’ll be your faithful Friend If you take His mighty hand, you’ll reach that Promised Land. …..(Don’t ya know) God will make a way (…Oh, yes He will) God will make a way (…When you’re all alone) God will make a way (…He will lead you home) Feel the peace (feel the peace) that is on the other side Feel the truth, the truth you just can’t hide Love alone will take you to that shore The Lord Himself will open every door. …..(Don’t ya know) God will make a way (…In the wind and rain) God will make a way (...He will bear your pain) God will make a way (...So praise His name) God will make a way…… (Final Special Chorus in four parts followed by solo on top of vamp) (First Harmony) Make a way, yeah................God will make a way Make a way, yeah................God will make a way (Second Harmoy ) .......................Make a way, God will make a way .......................Make a way, God will make a way (Third Harmoy) Make a way, make a way...God will make a way Make a way, make a way...God will make a way (Fourth Harmoy) Make a way......... Make a way......... (Soloist) When you’re all alone, He will bring you home When no one cares, He will hear you prayers (Call and response) (Yes, He will), (Yes, He will) Every tear you cry, He will be right there to dry your eyes (Yes, He will) In your darkest hour....... in your darkest hour...... He will be your Power (Call and response) (Yes, He will) (Yes He will) (Yes, He will) (Yes, He will….) (Yes, He will) (Yes He will) (Yes, He will) (Yes, He will….) …..(Don’t ya know) God will make a way (When you can’t go on…) God will make a way (He will make you strong…) God will make a way (So hold on…) God will make a… God will make a… God will make a……… way. THE GRACE OF THE LORD (words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff) April 21, 1991, Easter Sunday, Felt a love so strong, A truth so real, I awoke to be reborn, My purpose revealed, Time stood still, The day I turned toward, The sweet love of God and, Beheld the Grace of the Lord. The Grace of the Lord, (Grace of the Lord) The Grace of the Lord, (Grace of the Lord) I cry when I feel the Grace of the Lord, The Grace of the Lord, (Grace of the Lord) The Grace of the Lord, (Grace of the Lord) I'm a child in the Grace, the Grace of the Lord. And the lighting cracked, The thunder rolled, Angels wept tears of joy, The day Jesus rose, And perfect peace, That sacred reward, Filled my soul with the Grace, The Grace of the Lord. CHORUS Blessed from birth, Are those who see, The Light of God, Shining in all Divinity, I was healed, My vision restored, Now I live for the Grace, The Grace of the Lord. CHORUS YOUR HEALING LOVE (words and music by Ladd Bogdonoff) (copyright1992) Heart to heart, Hand to hand Through Your touch, I understand {A} How God's light fills my soul By Your love I am made whole. Cause Your healing love (healing love) Carries me And Your healing love (healing love) Helps me see Now I know (now I know) How it feels to be {B} Cause Your healing love Sets me free... Sets me free... Sets me free... Sets me free. {humming with instrumental} Cause Your healing love (healing love) Carries me And Your healing love (healing love) Helps me see Now I know (now I know) How it feels to be {B} Cause Your healing love Sets me free... Sets me free... Sets me free... Sets me free. YOUR SWEET, SWEET LOVE words and music copyright 1994 by Ladd Bogdonoff www.lovesongstogod.org Your love, (Your love, Lord) is blessing me Your love, (Your sweet love, Lord) is all I see Your love, (Your love, Lord) has made me free Your love, Your sweet, sweet love. Your love, (Your love, Lord) is everything Your love, (Your sweet love, Lord) is all You bring Your love, (Your love) is the reason I sing Your love, Your sweet, sweet love. You're there right beside me You're there when I call You're there to guide me You're there if I fall You gently remind me "There's nothing to fear," Sweet Lord, You're always near. Your love, (Your love) is my only desire Your love, (Your sweet love) sets my heart on fire Your love, (Your love, Lord) is lifting me higher Your love, Your sweet, sweet love. You guard and protect me I'm never alone Your kindness and mercy Are all I have known The joy that I feel Is Your song in my soul Sweet, Lord, You make me whole. (2) Your love, (Your love, Lord) is all I need Your love, (Your sweet love, Lord) is sacred in deed Your love, (Your love) is the truth that you freed Your love, Your sweet, sweet love. You whisper so softly " I'm always with you." Your words give such comfort To help see me through Your Grace is a shower Of nectar Divine Sweet Lord, You are mine. Your love, (Your love, Lord) is precious to me Your love, (Your sweet love, Lord) is pure as can be Your love, (Your love, Lord) is ecstacy Your love, Your sweet, sweet love... Your love, Your sweet, sweet love... Your love, Your sweet, sweet love...