”Mother Teresa’s Creed”

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Song: I Celebrate The Day

Artist: Relient K
Album: Deck The Halls, Bruise Your Hands

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You’ve touched my life
Because here is where You’re finding me, in the exact same place as New Year’s eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We’re less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I’ll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

Song: Softer To Me

Artist: Relient K
Album: Relient K

Where am I!? Where are you?
There’s so much time so little to do
We’re busy doing nothing cause it’s vanity we prize.
You can’t see nothing cause you can’t see through your eyes.
They’re covered with a film, you’re blinded by yourself.
You’re the one to blame but you pretend it’s someone else.

Life could you be a little softer to me.
Life could you be a more gentle to me.
Yeah I know this is a selfish plea,
Because Christ sacrificed his flesh
On the cross for me
But this world is hard,
It’s cruel and I wish it could be…
Softer to me

I’m still alive. That much is true
I’ve never lied, well, I guess I’ve told a few.
There’s nothing to see because I brought nothing to show.
The coversation got too deep, I shrug and tell you I’ don’t know.
This life can get so hard, this world can be so cruel,
Sometimes I fall apart I feel just like a useless tool.

Song: For The Moments I Feel Faint

Artist: Relient K
Album: The Anatomy Of The Tongue In Cheek

Am I at the point of no improvement?
What of the death I still dwell in?
I try to excel, but I feel no movement.
Can I be free of this unreleasable sin?

Never underestimate my Jesus.
You’re telling me that there’s no hope.
I’m telling you, you’re wrong.
Never underestimate my Jesus.
When the world around you crumbles,
He will be strong.
He will be strong.

I throw up my hands.
“Oh, the impossibilities.”
Frustrated and tired,
where do I go from here?
Now I’m searching for the confidence I’ve lost so willingly.
Overcoming these obstacles is overcoming my fears.

I think I can’t, I think I can’t.
But, I think you can, I think you can.
I think I can’t, I think I can’t.
But, I think you can, I think you can.
Gather my insufficiencies and place them in your hands.
Place them in your hands.
Place them in your hands.

Song: I will Pledge this Song to You

Jim Cowanmusic and lyrics: Jim Cowan

refrain
You are holy,
You are holy,
and my life is in Your hands
You are worthy,
You are worthy,
take my life and all I am. (repeat)

verse 1
every dream I’ve known
every heartache, too,
they have all been shared with You
all the times I’ve failed
been untrue to You
I have known Your mercy, too. (refrain)

verse 2
now the way shines clear
and Your presence here
gives me strength to carry through.
Lord, You are my way
and so every day
I will pledge this song to You.

(refrain)
take my life and all I am.