Caryn Borland

City on a Hill

by Caryn Borland

Released 03/24/2016
Released 03/24/2016
Contemporary Christian with hints of pop, rock, folk and jazz.
  • 03:34 Story Lyrics That's Why We Praise You

    THAT’S WHY WE PRAISE YOU

    by Caryn Borland

     

    1.  IN YOU IS LOVE IN YOU IS LIFE

    IN THIS WORLD SO DARK YOU GIVE US YOUR LIGHT

    YOU FREED US FROM SIN YOU CALMED THE ROUGH STORM

    THAT WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND IN YOU BE REBORN (CHORUS)

     

    CHORUS

     

    THAT’S WHY WE PRAISE YOU LORD OF LORDS

    THAT’S WHY WE WORSHIP YOU KING OF KINGS

    THE OLD MAN IS GONE AND THE NEW MAN IS BORN

    BY YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD OUR LIFE YOU’VE RESTORED

     

    2.  THE ROAD MAY SEEM LONG SOMETIMES WITHOUT END

    YOU’RE ALWAYS BESIDE US OUR SAVIOR AND FRIEND

    YOU LEAD US ON YOU CARRY OUR FEARS

    YOU SHOWER US WITH LOVE TO DRY UP OUR TEARS (CHORUS)

     

    HALLELUJA 3X

     

    3.  OH HOW I LOVE YOU JESUS MY LORD

    EMANUEL OH LIVING WORD

    MAY YOUR NAME BE PRAISED FOREVERMORE

    BY YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD MY LIVE YOU’VE RESTORED (CHORUS)

     

     ©1986 and 2010 by Caryn Hildenbrand Borland

  • 03:22 Psalm 145
  • 05:04 Mary's Song, My Song
  • 04:21 Slow Down
  • 04:44 Make Us One
  • 03:35 I Have Called You by Name
  • 03:43 Praise the Lord
  • 03:27 Psalm 26
  • 03:32 You Are the One
  • 04:05 Lyrics My Heart's Desire

    MY HEART’S DESIRE                 

    by Caryn Borland

     

    CHORUS

    YOU ARE MY HEART’S DESIRE

    YOU ARE THE ONE I’VE WAITED FOR ALL MY LIFE

    YOU ARE THE ONE I’VE LONGED FOR

    YOU ARE THE ONE I’VE PRAYED FOR

    YOU ARE THE ONE I’LL LOVE ALL OF MY LIFE

     

    1.  WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES

    I SEE SUCH TENDERNESS AND LOVE

    I KNOW IT’S IN YOUR ARMS I WANT TO STAY

    I KNOW THAT WE WERE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER ALL OUR LIVES

    AND OUR LOVE WILL GROW STRONGER EACH DAY (CHORUS)

     

    3.  I’LL ALWAYS BE BESIDE YOU

    THROUGH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD

    I PLEDGE MY LIFE TO YOU THIS DAY

    SO HOLD ME CLOSE AND TELL ME

    THAT YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO

    THAT YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY (CHORUS)

     

    BRIDGE

    AND THROUGH THE YEARS AHEAD

    THERE’LL BE SOME HARDSHIPS DOWN THE ROAD

    BUT WE WILL NEVER BE ALONE

    FOR CHRIST AS OUR REFUGE

    OUR SHIELD AND OUR FOUNDATION

    THROUGH HIM WE’LL HAVE THE STRENGH TO CARRY ON (CHORUS)

     

     ©1996 and 2010 by Caryn Hildenbrand Borland

  • 03:11 Story Lyrics City on a Hill

    CITY ON A HILL

    by Caryn Borland

    1.  May God keep you in the shelter of His wing

    May He show you His love and teach you to sing

    May you grow by His word, walk in His light

    Be filled by His Spirit, fight the good fight (CHORUS)

     

    CHORUS:

    You are the light of the world

    A city on a hill cannot be hidden

    His life for you He has given

    So let your light shine

     

    2.  Proudly bear His name through all your days

    Never tread from His path Nor turn from His ways

    Keep your eyes fixed on Him, live by His grace

    Not growing weary of running the race (CHORUS)

     

    BRIDGE:

    Abide in the knowledge of God

    Not being blinded by the wisdom of men

    Letting your good works be seen by all

    That they may give glory

    To your Father in heaven (CHORUS)

     

    ENDING:

    You are the light of the world

    A city on a hill cannot be hidden

    His life for you He has given

    So let your light shine

    Bright and clear

    Throughout all the world

     

     

     ©1986 and 2010 by Caryn Hildenbrand Borland

  • 02:56 Story Lyrics Mama's Prayer

    MAMA’S PRAYER

    by Caryn Borland

      

    1.  WHEN I LOOK AT YOU MY BABY BOY A MIRACLE I SEE

    A DREAM COME TRUE FOR YOUR DADDY AND ME

    A GIFT FROM GOD’S TREASURES

    AN EXPRESSION OF OUR LOVE

    AS WE PRESENT YOU THIS DAY T

    O THE LORD UP ABOVE

    WE PRAY THAT HE WOULD GUIDE YOU

    WHEREFER YOU GO

    THAT HIS JOY AND GRACE YOU’D COME TO KNOW

     

    CHORUS

    CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING A HERITAGE FROM THE LORD

    MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL OF YOUR DAYS

    CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING A HERITAGE FROM THE LORD

    MAY YOU GROW IN HIS WORD, DELIGHT IN HIS WAYS

    MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL OF YOUR DAYS

     

    2.  WE OFFER UP OUR LIVES TO GOD

    AND PRAY THAT HE WOULD GIVE

    US WISDOM IN TEACHING YOU

    THE TRUTH AND HOW TO LIVE

    TO BECOME A MAN OF HONOR AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

    BE FILLED WITH HIS SPIRIT,

    FROM HIS WAYS NEVER DEPART

    MAY YOU BRING JOY DO THOSE AROUND YOU

    WHEREVER YOU GO

    GLORIFY THE LORD IN ALL YOU DO

     

    CHORUS 2

    YOU ARE A BLESSING OUR HERITAGE FROM THE LORD

    MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL OF YOUR DAYS

    YOU ARE A BLESSING A HERITAGE FROM THE LORD

    MAY YOUR LIFE BE FILLED WITH WONDER

    AS YOU LIVE EACH NEW DAY

    SAFE IN KNOWING WE’LL LOVE YOU ALWAYS

     

    ENDING

    MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL OF YOUR DAYS

     

    Written especially for Justin Borland on his baptism June 4, 2000.

     

    © 2010 by Caryn Borland

  • 05:06 Lyrics Sacrifice

    SACRIFICE   

    by Caryn Borland

     

    1.  EVERY TIME THE FLAG’S UNFURLED

    YOUR HEART FILLS WITH PRIDE

    NOW YOU’RE HEADED HALFWAY ROUND THE WORLD

    LEAVING ALL YOU KNOW BEHIND

    AS THE PLANE TOUCHES DOWN

    IN A DRY AND BARREN LAND

    YOU WONDER WHAT LIES AHEAD

    ACROSS THE DESERT SAND

     

    SURROUNDED BY BOMBS AND GUNFIRE

    THE WORD OF GOD IS TAUGHT

    BY HIS DEVOTED SERVANTS

    WHO TRY TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST

    AND BUILD UP THE SOLDIERS

    WHO ARE PUT IN HARM’S WAY

    GIVING STRENGTH TO THE WEARY

    AS THEY FIGHT FOR US EACH DAY  CHORUS

     

    CHORUS:  TO THE REAL AMERICAN HEROES

    WHO NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT

    PROTECTING SO MANY THEY’VE NEVER MET

    THROUGHOUT EACH DAY AND NIGHT

    WE OWE YOU SO MUCH

    WE’LL NEVER KNOW JUST

    WHAT YOU’VE GONE THROUGH

    TO KEEP US FREE TO LIVE OUR LIVES

    WE’RE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SACRIFICE

     

     

    2.  GOODNIGHT DADDY GOODNIGHT MOON

    WHERE ARE YOU?  WILL YOU BE HOME SOON?

    CAN’T YOU COME TO MY BASEBALL GAME

    WITHOUT YOU THERE IT JUST ISN’T THE SAME

    SORRY SON YOU KNOW I WISH I COULD

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOM, TRY TO BE GOOD

    I KNOW IT’S HARD TO BE SO FAR APART

    BUT YOU’RE WITH ME IN MY HEART

     

    YOUR DAUGHTER TOOK HER FIRST STEPS TODAY

    I MISS YOU BABE ARE YOU OK?

    I LONG TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS AGAIN 

    FEEL YOU CLOSE TO ME

    GOD KEEP YOU SAFE TILL THEN

    I NEED YOU HERE BESIDE ME

    IT’S SO HARD TO BE STRONG

    EVERY DAY IS SO LONELY

    AND THE NIGHTS ARE SO LONG  CHORUS

     

     

    3.  WHETHER ON LAND, SEA OR IN THE AIR

    OR THE STREETS OF OUR HOME TOWNS

    YOU KEEP US SAFE FROM DANGER

    NO MATTER WHERE IT MAY BE FOUND

    LEAVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS BEGIND

    WILLING TO GIVE YOUR LIVES

    YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE THIS SACRIFICE 

     

    CHORUS

     

    ENDING:  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE

      

     © 2010 by Caryn Borland

NOTES
I enjoy a wide range of musical styles and genres which is reflected in my original songs. I hope people will find something the like in each one. I also try to put positive, encouraging, or uplifting messages in my music which reflect my love for God and the joy of being a Christian. Many of my songs are also taken directly from scripture and put to music.