March 24, 2024 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Follow along as we sing these songs

The Impossible Dream (Don Quixote’s Quest)

To dream the impossible dream,
to fight the unbeatable foe,
to bear with unbearable sorrow,
to run where the brave dare not go;

To right the unrightable wrong,
to love, pure and chaste, from afar,
to try, when your arms are too weary,
to reach the unreachable star!

This is my quest, to follow that star,
no matter how hopeless, no matter how far;
to fight for the right without question or pause,
to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm,
When I’m laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
still strove with his last ounce of courage,
to reach the unreachable stars:
the unreachable stars!

Words: Joe Darion; Music: Mitch Leigh
Arr. Roy Ringwald
© 1965 Andrew Scott, Helena Music, Sam Fox Publishing

Go The Distance

I have often dreamed of a far-off place,
where a hero’s welcome would be waiting for me,
where the crowds would cheer, when they see my face,
and a voice keeps saying this is where I’m meant to be.

I’ll be there some day, I can go the distance.
I will find my way if I can be strong.
I know every mile would be worth my while.
When I go the distance, I’ll be right where I belong.

Down an unknown road to embrace my fate,
though that road may wander, it will lead me to you,
and a thousand years would be worth the wait.
It might take a lifetime, but somehow I’ll see it through.

And I won’t look back, I can go the distance.
And I’ll stay on track; no I won’t accept defeat.
It’s an uphill slope, but I won’t lose hope, 
till I go the distance, and my journey is complete.

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part,
for a hero’s strength is measured by his heart.
Like a shooting star, I will go the distance.
I will search the world, I will face its harms.

I don’t care how far, I can go the distance,
till I find my hero’s welcome waiting in your arms.
I will search the world, I will face its harms,
till I find my hero’s welcome waiting in your arms

Words by James Rad and Jerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot

Sure On This Shining Night (from “Permit Me Voyage”)

Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.

The late year lies down the north.
All is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.
Hearts all whole.

Sure on this shining night
I weep for wonder
Wandering far alone
Of shadows on the stars.

James Agee, Samuel Barber
© 1941

Te Quiero

No, no, don’t cry for me
Don’t go to make me
cry to me
Give me, give me your hand

Try it, my girl
I want to see you laugh
Hold me strong
come running to me

I love you I love you I love you
And I don’t do anything else
What to think about you
You are asleep

And I hug you and
I feel you breathing
I dream of your smile
I kiss you, very slowly

Cheeks
I need to see you
Wherever you are
I love you I love you I love you

And I don’t do anything else
What to think about you
I just live and breathe
For you

I love you I love you
I love you I love you
Hold me strong
come running to me

Let me tell you
I love you again
I love you, I love you (let me tell you again that I love you, I love you, I love you)
I love you (let me tell you again that I love you, I love you, I love you)

I love you
I love you
I love you

Words: Mario Benedetti
Music: Alberto Favero
Arr. Liliana Cangiano

The Music of the Night (from the “Phantom of the Opera”)

Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation;
darkness stirs and wakes imagination.
Silently the senses abandon their defenses.

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor;
grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender.
Turn your face away from the garish light of day,
turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
and listen to the music of the night.

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams!
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before!
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.

Softly, deftly music shall caress you.
Hear it, feel it secretly possess you.
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
in this darkness which you know you cannot fight,
the darkness of the music of the night.

Let your mind start a journey though a strange new world;
leave all thoughts of the life you knew before.
Let your soul take you where you long to be!
Only then can you belong to me.

Floating, falling sweet intoxication.
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation.
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in,
to the power of the music that I write,
the power of the music of the night.

Music: Andrew Lloyd Weber
Lyrics: Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe
Arranged: Ed Lojeski
© 1986 The Really Useful Group

The Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many songs about rainbows,
and what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told, and some choose to believe it;
I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection;
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered,
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it,
look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing
and what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection;
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell.
We know that it’s probably magic.

Have you been half asleep
and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound
that calls the young sailors?
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it,
it’s something that I’m s’posed to be

Words and Music: Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Arranged: Gary D. Fry
© 1979 Welbeck Music Corp.

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In

[Intro]
[Verse 1]
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
[Chorus]
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
[Bridge]
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius
Aquarius
[Verse 2]
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
[Chorus]
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius

[Part 2: Let the Sunshine In]
[Instrumental Bridge
[Outro]
Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine
Let the sunshine in
The sunshine in

Let the sunshine (oh, let it shine)
Let the sunshine in (come on)
The sunshine in (now everybody just sing along)

Let the sunshine (and let the sun shine on in)
Let the sunshine in (open up your heart)
The sunshine in (let it shine on in)
(And when you’re lonely)

Let the sunshine (Hey! Let it shine, yeah)
Let the sunshine in (you got to open up your heart)
The sunshine in (and let it shine on in)
(And when you feel like you’ve been mistreated)

Let the sunshine (and your friends turn their back upon ya)
Let the sunshine in (just open up your heart)
The sunshine in (and let it shine on in)
(You’ve got to feel it)

Let the sunshine (you’ve got to feel it)
Let the sunshine in (ahh, open up your heart and let it shine on in)
The sunshine in
(And let me tell you one thing)

Let the sunshine (I want you to sing along with the 5th Dimension)
Let the sunshine in (Hey, open up your heart)
The sunshine in
(Aww, come on)

Let the sunshine (Let it shine)
Let the sunshine in (Everyday)
The sunshine in (Hey, you got to feel it)

Let the sunshine (You got to feel it)
Let the sunshine in (When you open up your heart)
The sunshine in (You gotta let the sun come on in)
(And I see in the mornin’)

Let the sunshine (And late in the evening)
Let the sunshine in (Open up your heart)
The sunshine in (Hey!)

Words and Music: Alan Menken / David Zippel
Arranged: Ed Lojeski
© 1977 Wonderland Music Company and Walt Disney Music Company
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