I’ve written a number of songs here. While I was just noodling around on the piano I could hear the persistent song medley of a mocking bird outside the church windows.
Even though the people were gone for the moment, I could really feel the Spirit lingering.
Rev. Jim Fuller had given me some ideas about what his next Sunday’s sermon topic was so it was a natural process to incorporate that into this new song… Garden of Dreams
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This live recording feature myself on vocals and piano and Angelina M. Hart, Norma Seaward, and Pete Furlong on vocals.
Garden of Dreams 5/20/12 | Song #448 by Mark Shepard
A stray beam of sunlight caresses the church pews
The mockingbird sings it’s heart out to the sky
Worship is over the people are gone
But the Spirit still lingers as I welcome it’s song…
The ripples that live on the pond where we swim
Move outward in circles and then back again..
If we choose fight them they’ll splash and they’ll churn
And cause us to wonder how the tide can be turned
In the passing of days and the living of lives
Some wade in the shallows, some go deep when they dive
And always the lesson we must constantly learn
The love that we are never has to be earned
If you could grasp the wonder you are
How could you not shine out along with the stars?
And dance in the moonlight in the garden of dreams
All that you are is much more than you seem
If you would like to sing this song in your church please contact me at Mark [at] MarkShepard.com or use the contact form below.
-Mark Shepard, “Compulsive Songwriter”