Thy Will Be Done – Faith, Acceptance, & Freedom (Ep 37)

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) Thy will, Thy will, thy will be done! All that I am is Thine, all that I am. Nothing of man endures, wonder or scorn. Birth, life and death are one: veils of Thy love. Thy will, Thy will, Thy will alone! All that I’ve done is Thine, all that I’ve done! Introduction (Written by the … Read More

Let This Cup Pass From Me – Touching the Heart of Christ (Ep 36)

Lyrics Lord let this cup pass from me. Let my heart not know so much pain! Must the love Thou bear’st Thy children Ever suffer such disdain? Would that I might reveal Thy greatness! Nevertheless, Thy will be done. Comments “Inspired at the church of the Agony, Gethsemane.” “Sitting silently in this church, I prayed to Christ to bless me … Read More

Jim Brown – God Has a Sense of Humor (Ep. 33)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Oh, keep a level head, boys, And preach the lighter news. Don’t disappoint the gentle folk: Our church needs better pews!) Jim Brown was hired to clean the church; All week he kept it fair. That Sunday with his family He came to worship there, That Sunday with his family He came to worship there. “Oh, no, … Read More

Desert Solitude – Wisdom Is the Death of All Suffering (Ep. 32)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) John, renouncing all, Left his home. Wrapped in solitude, Far from men’s ways, Roaming across desert sands, Seeking God’s truth. Long years he spoke only with God, ‘Til, silent of soul, Wisdom did fill the ache of his heart: Then he did see God alone. Narration from “Christ Lives” Oratorio score: “And in those days came John … Read More

The Non-Blues – It’s All in Your Point of View (Ep. 31)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Spoken: What’m Ah doin’, hangin’ out in this cellar? It’s like this: Ah’m composin’ a blue! No, it ain’t the blues, ’cause it’s only one— An’ brother, one’s all Ah can do!) Ah’m a-hangin’ Mah haid like Ah oughta— (Spoken parenthetically: How’s this? Have Ah got the hang of it?) Mah chair is a case of gin, … Read More

Peace – Peace Comes From Understanding (Ep. 30)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the seasons. Peace gave us the rain— Cool clouds … Read More

Courageous New Beginnings – A New Tomorrow (Ep. 29)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) When the dawn breaks, and then the morning Sends the sun high in the sky, Who would hide from heaven’s glory? Who would pass the challenge by? There’s a morning for every nation, When the sun’s high in the sky: There’s a time for every people To affirm their destiny! Even so, all of us together Can … Read More

The Search for One’s Guru – Looking for a Friend (Ep. 28)

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) 1. Where are you going my little one? “In hope these empty streets I wend; I’ve seen a star rise in the east, And I’m looking for a friend.” Turu, luru lurulay. Turu, luru lurulay. 2. Where are you going, good shepherd folk? “From a lowly valley we ascend. A wondrous vision sent us here: We’re … Read More

Right Use of Repetition – God, God, God, Ep. 25

Lyrics God! God! God! Lyrics of “God, Christ, Guru” by Paramhansa Yogananda Music by Swami Kriyananda From the depths of slumber, as I ascend The spiral stairway of wakefulness, I will whisper, whisper: God! God! God! Thou art the food, and when I break my fast Of nightly separation from Thee, I will taste Thee, and mentally say: God! God! … Read More

I Was Made for Thee Alone – The Temptation of Christ, Ep. 23

Lyrics Bass (Satan): “Behold all the wonders God’s grace can bestow: If you but reclaim what you’ve given. Why not ask of God any wonder you crave? Worship me to satisfy all human needs. Dominion now over all this noble earth! All I ask of you is: Worship me!” Tenor (Jesus): “Get thee behind me,” Jesus declared. “Satan, know you … Read More