Gift of Love

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piano/SATB - words and music by Mary Alice Amidon - arr. Peter Amidon

In the Amidons' book Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs. Sung here by the Starry Mountain Singers. Mary Alice's mother, Alice Tear Copeland, spent the last few years of her long and wonderful life in the deepening haze of Alzheimers.  Mary Alice knitted her mother a blanket so that Alice might be comforted and reminded of Mary Alice between visits.

LYRICS

Gift of Love
by Mary Alice Amidon

I'm singing you a love song as I'm fading from your sight,
I'm giving you my hand now
as we greet the evening light;
I'm sending you a message to say everything's alright,
Thank you for the gift of love.

Time is moving on and there's no turning back the tide,
Stil I'm right here with you and my arms are open wide;
Hold me tight and feel me now
though I can't linger long,
thank you for the gift of love.

Tell me of the times when you were happy way back when;
Tell me all your stories and just what you knew of then.
We'll drink the cup of kindness as we sit together now;
Thank you for the gift of love.

I'm telling you a story that I know that  you will hear,
The gift I made is there for you,
for warmth when I'm not near;
Hold it close and know the longing that we share is real,
thank you for the gift of love.

I'm singing you a love song as I'm fading from your sight,
I'm giving you my hand now as we greet the evening light;
I'm sending you a message to say everything's alright,
Thank you for the gift of love.

 

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