THEY PUT ME IN A BOX
They told me what to wear,
how to smell and do my hair..."
They push me around with words
and I dont meet the standards
and conditions they suggest

Ive been this way for far too long
just to turn around and be
the lady-like secretary
they want from me

Im not like that and dont want to change
to conform to society and not be myself
Who am I and how am I to be?

I know Im not a world-like lady you see,
but yet - once He sang a song to me
Youre once, twice, three times a lady
and I love you", He said
And that is why Ive decided to stay
the person He made me on that first day...

DONT RUN AWAY AGAIN
All your life you have been running
though you didnt know from what
I wish I could stop you now
to tell you theres no need for that...

You cant run away from something that is within you
you cant run away from yourself
Please stand still, be paitent, wait,
there is a reason for the fact theat you feel so paranoic
stand still before its too late

SOMEONE wants to talk to you
the way youve always wanted someone to
and this time it will come true -
it is God who wants to talk to you...

USE ME
God - extend your hand through me,
open blind eyes
that they may see
Touch his heart, give him a key
Please God, touch this man through me

LET ME BE
Let me be a blessing to him
who started growing under my skin
whom I know has so much hurt
let me be alert
and always seeing
where to be a helping being
let me be the light that drives
away the darkness
of so many hurts and hardness
Let me be the soaking agent
of that once-soft heart of stone
Let me be there when hes alone
and now at the end
I just ask this -
please let me be to him -
a friend

OTHER PEOPLE
I have this deep compassion
that burns within my heart
towards people that I know has hurts
people trying to hide away and guard
the pain and agony killing their heart
bitter, resentful, unforgiving
because of what was done

The built-in love they once were sowing
are now the hate and coldness
they are showing
as a means of self-defence
they have built these
walls so dense...

SOMETIMES
Sometimes I experience this urge -
just to be with you
we dont even have to say a word
I just want to know theres another soul
near me, that can hold me, warm me, just be with me

Although you cant be more than a friend to me
thats all right - thats enough
love is there for friends too -
I think it is a good way to experience love -
simply to be with a friend, a true friend
one you can love and that love you back...

 

PEOPLE
I allow people to grow on me
and then after a while I can see
some of these roots deeper than other
even one or two that do not bother
Some who really grow fast and steady,
for whom I am always too ready
to help if I can
to make lighter their pain
and I pray that I,
before I die
may be a blessing to those
to whom my heart feel so close

 

DIE WRELD VANDAG
In n tonnel van jellie
word die mense gedruk
soos tandepasta in n buisie
onder indoktrinasie gebuk

Geen vryheid van denke
en almal gee wenke
om maar net onder dwang
deur die lewe se gang
op te krop en nooit te weier
"Doen wat ges word,
hys die leier!"

Min wetende dat
almal is siek en sat
om met oogklappe aan
deur hierdie lewe te gaan

Hulle kan nooit hul self
soos n diamant uitdelf
om die geskenk te belewe
ja - van Bo af gegewe
wat jou van voor af
vir altyd laat lewe

MAN
What worth is there to struggle forth
and have heavy burdens to bear;
always lacking, never enough
is this from a God
whose characteristic is Love ?

You wont understand, no matter how you try
youll always be indoctrinated
by the devils lie
that it is not your fault
but His whos above
who gives this world hatred
instead of His love

The only way to overcome
be renewed by the Truth
lay bare the enemys snares
and see there is One who cares...

Because of sin in this world of today
try however you may
the prince of this world is corrupting it
more and more each day

 

LOOK OUT!
" Turn of burn", they say,
"maybe this is your last day"
And with fear they pursuade you
to religion untrue...

Be aware of those who preach the fire
and know that it is not Gods desire
to force through fear the Belief in Him
on those whom He gave a free will to choose;

Do not be shaken by false intentions
If its from God - youll see His love
in the one who was anointed from above
to teach others His Word of Truth
And not pressing by fear the only salvation
which keeps in mind -
that each man as a free will
to find his own Saviour

 

Look out for some teachers - they dont even know

that the big, great liar is the one they profess

he is twisting the truth

just a little too far

and hes using ignorance

from the church to the bar

 

 

 

MANS CHOICE
Mans choice -
a gracious gift
and yet - so often misused
abused, not met
by others who have
no respect at all
toward God above all
and His higher call
for people, humble
noble, innocent
to be themselves
without resent

But the Devil comes
and interfere
inside of hearts
of people so dear
and before they realise
theyve been caught in his lies...

 

TO YOU
You are so special
but I am so afraid
I persued a dream
and now its come true
at last, thank God,
I have found you

Youll need to be patient, my friend
cause this is something so new to me
I dont know what to do
I dont know what to say
one thing I know, and that is for sure -
Something like this has never happened before...

It is wonderful, yet Im afraid
to open myself for hurts
Though its you at my hearts door
Be patient with me, and I will show you
the infinite amount of love
Ive stored up through the years
for you

 

MEMORIES
Thank God for memories
and that no one can take them away;
that one can remember many things from the past,
and that one can say:
"I miss you so much, and wish your were here,
to see how life goes on and everybody finds his own way,
to see your grandson play chess; to see his way with maths
- just as good as you were...
If you could only come back for one day,
to share these wonderful moments with us

But I know that you know
and can see everything
And that you smile and is glad
and that your heart also sings
with joy and excitement
over al we'nve received
since you were taken from us
in the blink of an eye
before we could even say goodbye...

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WIE IS JY EINTLIK?
Is jy n son wat die duisternis verdryf,
of is jy n wolk
waardeur skadus verstyf

Ons kan elk kies wat ons in die lewe wil wees
is dit die duisternis,
of is dit n fees?
Wat is in jou hart
soek verby die smart
Is dit n kersie of is dit n lig,
wat ander kan laat struikel, of skenk jy hul sig?

Wat doen jy diep daar binne
in jou binneste rond
is dit jyself, of is dit n front?

VIR JOU, RYNO
n Spesiale vriendskap
is soos iets vanuit die hemel
dalk n voorsmakie
van dit wat kan wees

n Leerskool vir die liefde
dit wat kom van Bo
so spesiaal, so onbeskryflik
eks so bly dis met ons twee so

 

NET VIR JOU HIRDIE OUJAARSAAND
n Palet met hemelkleure
ontvou voor ons o
as mens dit nie self sien nie
is dit moeilik om te glo

die woorde ontbreek
om dit te bespreek
om dit selfs te beskryf
skiet so ver te kort

Maar ek wil net s -
dit was spesiaal vir jou
Sodat jy my daardeur
vir altyd sal onthou

NUWEJAAR 1992
n Nuwejaar begin
toeters blaas, vuurwerk skiet -
maar my vriend -
hoe voel jy binne-in?

Voel jy ook
die intense emosie
lag jy opreg
of spot jy Sy horlosie
wat sekondes aftik,
jare verstryk?

Huil jy ook
voor jou Skepper
nie juis met n rede nie
sommer vir die lekker
Of dalk is die rede
die feit dat jy lewe;
dieper gewortel
as bloot net jou dop

 

SYS WEG
So finaal - en tog so tydelik;
n dag is soos n duisend jaar
 - en duisend jare soos een dag
die dood, die slaap, het wl n bangmaak-mag
oor ons ou mensdom, nes n donker nag

Hom hoef jy nie te vrees nie,
dis n poort na die Ewigheid
- en wel net vir di wat wet
hulle is deel van die Koninkryk

Een keer gebore - twee keer sterf jy,
twee keer gebore - net een dood wag;
n moeilike lewe, swaarkry tevergeefs
maar die troos - n rus so sag

Na soveel ellende, hartseer en ly,
n ewighe lewe - geen siekte, geen pyn
n eerbare mens, n voorbeeld om na te strewe
n moedige glimlag - vriendelikheid kos niks
altyd gewillig, nooit teengestribbel
altyd vol liefde, altyd bemin
Soms nie waardeer nie - as vanselfsprekend aanvaar
altyd gedienstig - haar soort is raar
elkeen tog so uniek...
waarom nie vroegtydig
haar waarde besef nie?

Altyd te laat die spyt, en verwyt, nou ongedaan
die versoeke, vir altyd
Ons sal haar nooit nie vergeet, maar wie weet?
Dalk nie meer lank nie en ons sal weer hoor -
haar opgewekte stem in die hemelkoor...

WE ARE THE SAME
In the centre of a black suburb
in the middle of the night
me - part of this scene
it would have given mom a fright
so many differences
a conglomeration of circumstances
a variety of faces - a combination of races
in one room, amidst a neighbourhood of doom
and yet - in one accord as unto the Lord
they practice their God-given talent
music - its all that count

The beats in my ear draw deeper the thought
all the time I could hear
emotions cannot be bought
What fair is is fair
and who of us would dare
to touch this part
of another humans heart
this experience shows
as the leaves on a rose
that we need each other
He made you my brother

 

MY FREEDOM
Tell me whatever you want
and you will soon find out
you dont have the power
to change my thoughts in any way
to let me think or believe
in the things you say
It is my right
and for that Ill fight
to have freedom of thought
my soul wont be bought

GAAN JY?
Jy, mensekind, wat dink jys alleen
ja jy, mensekind, wat soms huil in die ren
Weet dat jy nooit nie, maar nooit nie mag s -
"ag wie op aarde sal my tog wil h"
Want Ek is ook jou Skepper, jou Maker en jy
sal dit nie glo nie, maar jys spesiaal vir My
Ek het jou gevorm, n eie identiteit
en Ek het dou dopgehou deur my hemelruit
En toe die tyd reg was, het Ek jou gebaar,
Ja - saam met almal was Ek ook daar
Om te sien hoe jy mens word, jou pad reeds gebaan,
deur n Vriend, n Raadsman, n Leier en jy -
het nou n vrye keuse om te volg
en te gaan waar Hy lei.
Gaan Jy?

 

HELP
Ek verlang terug
ek is in n hoek
ek wil daar wees
waar ek troos kon soek
net n paar woorde
of dalk net n knik
en dadelik is ek weer reggeruk

Maar nou - op my eie bene
alleen, net ek en Hy
kan Hy my vastrek
Hy kom t naby..

ek weet ek sal nooit nie
kan wegkruip of keer,
want dit gebeur telkens net weer
Voor ek kan keer is ek terug in die hoek
en het ek maar slegs een plek
om hulp by te soek ...

KIES DAN NOU DIE LEWE
n Streep in die middel
watter kant gaan jy trap?
Die lewe is erns, dis gladnie n grap
dis immers n keuse, elkeen kry n kans
Waarom die duisternis - die lig is ook daar;
die twee we gebaan - is jy alreeds daar?

Die maklikste ding is
om langs die bre weg te rus
maar dan gaan jy die Lewe
in die Ewigheid mis

Waar wil jy wees?
In Sigem se poorte
of gaan jy maar deurdruk
na Bet-el se oorde?

Hyt vir jou n taak beplan
jy moet jou eie wagtoring beman
Pasop vir die dwaasheid
van mense wat wag
en dan aan die slaap raak
terwyl ander selfs lag
Maar wees voorbereid
met jou lampie gevul
vir wanneer die Leeu van Juda
in die verte gaan brul...

 

 

GO ON

Indeed the narrow way of Scripture
is the same as that of love
How can it be different -
both are inspired from Above

And if we loose courage
and if we loose heart
or even think that were the only people
to have played this sad part
Then soon well be reminded,
although His feet were bind
Hed walked the same way
He also had to pray

Because He was innocent
because he pursued love
then also felt thorns, pain
His path, also narrow, also very rough

But in the end
The reward ll surpass everything
All we must do
is look deep in the depths,
there well see the light
to let us walk in His steps

 

VIR DADDA

Vier jaar reeds weg
en tog so dikwels
sien ek die bekende glimlag,
en sy hande as ek na myne kyk..
Ry ek in die motor en
kyk vir myself in die spieltjie
en sien ek sy gesig...

Tyd genees s hulle;
tyd maak jou weer heel
maar soveel seer bly onder die dun lagie,
die rofie wat moet sel...

En nou gaan die lewe aan
want die dood het hul geskei
Ma is weer getroud
met n ander oom aan haar sy

En ons kyk toe
hoe geluk haar weer vind
vir n toekoms saam met hom,
hulle aan mekaar verbind

Maar steeds bly die seer
en die leemte herinner ons weer
aan die wonderlikste man
wat ons verloor het aan die dood;
en ek mis die drukkies wat ek kon kry
in sy arms en op sy skoot...