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Reasons For Living

by Gerry O'Connell

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CLASSIC ALBUM Now available on CD - 11 great Tracks Produced by Les Moir
    Comes in a lovely card case, with artwork by Gerry & Joanna O'Connell

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Birdsong 03:37
When you wake up in the morning The Bird is on the wing You don't need no morning show When you can listen to the birdie sing All around us there's a wealth Of beautiful things to see But no one ever has the time To look at something that is free
People will often say I don't understand what's gone wrong with the world today Well it makes me sad And all the news I hear is bad We talk about inflation And the state of the Nation How all the politicians lie Industrial disruption Greed & corruption We always ask the question why? At times we think we see Just what is wrong with society But when we look inside The wrong within can't be denied. Tell me have you ever heard the story Bout the man who came from Gallilee He set his face to take our place on Calvary Died to set us free
The Pearl 03:51
There once was a merchant A dealer in pearls Who was seeking the best he could find Who one day came across a pearl of great price And to buy this great pearl All he had sacrificed
There's a hole in my life A hole that tells me something isn't right An empty space that's looking for some light There's a voice in my heart A voice that keeps on singing Through the darkness and despair A voice that tells me Someone is out there...
Crossroads 03:12
We're all travelling on highway On a journey All our lives Do we know our destination Or are we wondering in the night On this journey you're Really not quite sure Which direction you're heading in Let's stop awhile and think Are you on the brink Of the crossroads of your life
In your life 04:01
The son is in your life Yes you're his child His cross has bridged that gap You're reconciled And this knowledge is too high for you You just can't take it in
When I was young I thought I knew What life was all about I used to fill my life with things I thought I was missing out But all the things that filled my life just didn't satisfy The answers I was searching for Just seemed to pass me by Chorus But now I, I, I Have found the reason for living Woa oh oh I, I , I Have had my sins forgiven I'm headed for heaven I set my store In getting more I was aiming at success Trying to succeed I was breeding greed Despair and loneliness I didn't know it but I was going wrong Then I met Jesus and now I'm singing A brand new song I'm singing.... Chorus
Everyday 02:58
There's a time every day When I lock myself away From the worries of the world When I open up his book And i take a thirsty look At a cool refreshing brook...
Always there 05:35
Once I was alone Now I've got a friend One who'll stick by me until the end As I walk along the road He is always there To bear my load And as I make this earthly voyage and sail through all life's sea of care He gives me strength and faith and courage He answers prayer He's always there
Count it all joy my brethren When you meet various trials Greet them with inner smiles Knowing that the testing of your faith Produces steadfastness
TIME FLIES AWAY by Gerry O'Connell When I was young my old grandfather Would put his pocket watch to my ear Tick-tock, tick-tock the ticking clock would sing out Each minute seemed just like a year I’d watch those hands closely to see if I could trace Their steady movement round the face Seconds, minutes, hours, days Weeks, and months, and years... Time Flies Away..... Times like money in our pocket One life is all that we possess Though we may save some time and have the best of times Each day we spend Is one day less This life will soon be gone And when this life is done We will stand before his face Seconds minutes hours days Weeks and months and years Time flies away, hey Time flies away, hey Well we woke up the other morning And we were busy all day through We worked so hard and got so weary Yet looking back what did we do Like Martha so busy so worried We forget we should always Seek your face Time is passing, time is short Time is precious and time Time must be bought You know my Lord he never hurried He never tried to rush away He made the time to talk to people Listened to what they had to say Old ladies young babies rich rulers Poor outcasts they all met him Face to face SECONDS MINUTES…. Etc Time flies away We must beware the evil one the time is short the darkness comes and time flies away and time flies away


Reasons for Living is a collection of Gerry O'Connell's songs digitally remastered in 2010


released September 1, 2010

Guitar & Vocals - Gerry O'Connell
Bass - Les Moir
Drums - Dave Engels
Keyboards & Backing Vocals - Chris Eaton

All songs written by Gerry O'Connell
Engineering - Neil Costello
Produced by Les Moir
Recorded @ ICC studios
Digitally remastered 2010
Cover Art Joanna O'Connell


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Gerry O'Connell Edinburgh, UK

Gerry O'Connell is a British singer songwriter.
He has 3 albums of his own songs called:
Plus much more released on SoundCloud
They vary in musical style but all his songs reflect his joy in living and faith in Jesus Christ
and are annointed, refreshing and hopeful. Gerry is now a wheelchair user and expresses Christian hope in his lyrics.
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