Johnny Appleseed –Author Unknown

The Lord is good to me and so I thank the Lord 

For giving me the things I need 

The sun and the rain and the Apple seed 

The Lord is good to me. 

And every seed I sow, will grow into a tree 

And someday there’ll be apples there 

For everyone in the world to share 

The Lord is good to me.

Crowded Table – The Highwomen

You can hold my hand
When you need to let go
I can be your mountain
When you’re feeling valley-low
I can be your streetlight
Showing you the way home
You can hold my hand
When you need to let go

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed
Plant a little happiness
Let the roots run deep
If it’s love that we give
Then it’s love that we reap
If we want a garden
We’re gonna have to sow the seed

Yeah I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done

The door is always open
Your picture’s on my wall
Everyone’s a little broken
And everyone belongs
Yeah, everyone belongs

I want a house with a crowded table
And a place by the fire for everyone
Let us take on the world while we’re young and able
And bring us back together when the day is done
And bring us back together when the day is done

Simple Gifts –Joseph Brackett 

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ‘tis a gift to be free 

‘Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be 

And when we find ourselves in a place just right, 

We will be in the valley of love and delight. 

When true simplicity is gained, 

To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed 

To turn and to turn will be our delight 

Till by turning, turning we come ‘round right  

Simple Gifts- Joseph Brackett; Translated to Spanish by Laurabeth Rapaz

Ser sencilla y libre es una bendición

Encontrarnos en lugar que parece divino

Cuando descubriremos el valle del amor

Bailaremos cantando que nos ama Dios.

Cuando tendremos libertad

Arreglamos el mundo con la amistad

Sinvergüenza luchamos hasta que el amor

Sea mas poderoso que el odio.

Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; Lyrics by Graham Nash

I’ll light the fire

You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today

Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you

Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me

Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes, everything is good

Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the

Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard

Life used to be so hard

Now everything is easy ’cause of you

And our la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard

Life used to be so hard

Now everything is easy ’cause of you

And our

I’ll light the fire while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today

If I Needed You – Townes Van Zandt

Well, if I needed you

Would you come to me

Would you come to me

And ease my pain?

If you needed me

I would come to you

I would swim the seas

For to ease your pain

Well, in the night forlorn

Oh, the morning’s born

And the morning shines

With the lights of love

And you will miss sunrise

If you close your eyes

And that would break

My heart in two

The lady’s with me now

Since I showed her how

To lay her lily

Hand in mine

Loop and Lil agree

She’s a sight to see

A treasure for

The poor to find

Well, if I needed you

Would you come to me

Would you come to me

And ease my pain?

If you needed me

I would come to you

I would swim the seas

For to ease your pain

The George Fox Song- Sydney Carter (Lyrics) to the tune of an old English folk song

There’s a light that is shining when the world began

And a light that is shining in the heart of a man

There’s a light that is shining in the Turk and the Jew

And a light that is shining Friend in me and in you

CHORUS:

Walk in the light, wherever you may be (2x)

In my old leather britches and my shaggy, shaggy locks

I am walking in the glory of the light, said Fox.

There’s a book and a steeple and a bell and a key

They will bind us forever but they can’t, said he.

For the book it will perish and the steeple will fall

But the light will be shining at the end of it all.

CHORUS

If I give you a pistol will you fight for the Lord

But you can’t kill the Devil with a gun or a sword

Will you swear on the Bible? I will not, said he

For the truth is more holy then the book, to me.

CHORUS

There’s an ocean of darkness and I drown in the light

‘Till I come through the darkness to the ocean of light

For the light is forever and the light is free

And I walk in the glory of the light, said he

CHORUS

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If your Thanksgiving Day is looking more open than usual (like ours is!), we hope you will join us on Thanksgiving Day at 2pm ET. Our Thanksgiving Songs of Grace and Gratitude virtual singalong will put us in a thankful spirit as we sing Camp Onas graces and other thankful songs together for 30-35 minutes. All are welcome, but we do ask you to register.

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