clyde

clyde

 Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA
BandChristianAdult Contemporary

About ten years ago I found myself in the hospital with Leukemia. I wasn’t sure if I would survive. When I did recover thanks to many prayers, God’s healing and the intervention of all the hospital staff, I had an overwhelming desire to record some of the songs I’ve written throughout my life. Some songs describe what I was going through at the time.
Clyde has been playing in bands since 1966: The Outcasts, The Avengers, AURA, Elmer J. Fudd, Silver Creek, Mistress, Chance, and others. See p

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Lyrics

Love Joy Peace

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Love Joy Peace - F#
Intro same as chorus

Ebm G# B F#
There is a purpose beyond every problem
G#m Ebm C#
A trial that can cause you to grow
Ebm G# B F#
Gold is refined by going through the fire
G#m Ebm C#
Our heavenly Father wants us to know

F# B C# F#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Ebm B C# F#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Ebm G# B F#
In every temptation, a chance to do good
G#m Dm C
Pray for help and God will come through
Ebm G# B F#
His grace and mercy can surely be found
Gm Dm C
He always knows what’s best for you

Ebm G#sus B F#
So don’t be discouraged, don’t give up hope
Gm Dm C
A blessing soon is coming your way
Ebm G#sus B F#
The fruits of the spirit can grow inside of you
Gm Dm C
Let God transform you everyday (with)…

G# C# D# G#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Fm C# D# G#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Destiny

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Destiny
I’m broken down miles from my home
Chosen the wrong places to roam
So many choices to make
So desperately hoping to find
Pathways that lead to a time
Where all the road signs are clear

Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back home
Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back

Green signs and good times
Peace love and sunshine to spare
Those days are over for good
Closed mind delusion
Cloaked with confusion and doubt
I’m not going back there again

I’m going ho - o - me (etc.)
I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back

fear of love

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Fear of Love
Babe, We’ve been discreet for far too long
One would stand up and say its wrong
You can’t just turn and walk away
Now, slowly my thoughts begin to turn
Back to the lessons I have learned
Giving my heart away too fast

I, I was the shy one and you, you were the sly one
But now, we played it down for far too long

Just a few short hours and I start to feel this way
Now as time goes on I sit and count each passing day
That I spent with you
Trying to find tomorrow and some gold among the rocks
We sifted sand looking for that glitter but the night came on too soon

That’s when a fear of love
Was building up inside me and it left me cold
‘Till you showed me what its like to feel sincere love
Blinded by the light it wasn’t merely love
That came and turned the darkness away

True I was about to give up hope it was impossible to cope
Living inside this empty shell
Shocked by your incredible surprise it hit me right between the eyes
All those dead feelings were revived

I, I was the shy one and you, you were the sly one
But I found out why I built that wall

It was a fear of love
building up inside me and it left me cold
‘Till you showed me what its like to feel sincere love
Blinded by the light it wasn’t merely love
That came and turned the darkness to a real love
Building up inside me one that won’t grow cold
And never take advantage of an easy love the pleasure turns to pain
And when the lovin’s done the feelings slowly fizzle away

Destiny

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Destiny
I’m broken down miles from my home
Chosen the wrong places to roam
So many choices to make
So desperately hoping to find
Pathways that lead to a time
Where all the road signs are clear

Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back home
Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back

Green signs and good times
Peace love and sunshine to spare
Those days are over for good
Closed mind delusion
Cloaked with confusion and doubt
I’m not going back there again

I’m going ho - o - me (etc.)
I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back

Love Joy Peace

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Love Joy Peace - F#
Intro same as chorus

Ebm G# B F#
There is a purpose beyond every problem
G#m Ebm C#
A trial that can cause you to grow
Ebm G# B F#
Gold is refined by going through the fire
G#m Ebm C#
Our heavenly Father wants us to know

F# B C# F#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Ebm B C# F#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Ebm G# B F#
In every temptation, a chance to do good
G#m Dm C
Pray for help and God will come through
Ebm G# B F#
His grace and mercy can surely be found
Gm Dm C
He always knows what’s best for you

Ebm G#sus B F#
So don’t be discouraged, don’t give up hope
Gm Dm C
A blessing soon is coming your way
Ebm G#sus B F#
The fruits of the spirit can grow inside of you
Gm Dm C
Let God transform you everyday (with)…

G# C# D# G#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Fm C# D# G#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Love Joy Peace

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Love Joy Peace - F#
Intro same as chorus

Ebm G# B F#
There is a purpose beyond every problem
G#m Ebm C#
A trial that can cause you to grow
Ebm G# B F#
Gold is refined by going through the fire
G#m Ebm C#
Our heavenly Father wants us to know

F# B C# F#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Ebm B C# F#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Ebm G# B F#
In every temptation, a chance to do good
G#m Dm C
Pray for help and God will come through
Ebm G# B F#
His grace and mercy can surely be found
Gm Dm C
He always knows what’s best for you

Ebm G#sus B F#
So don’t be discouraged, don’t give up hope
Gm Dm C
A blessing soon is coming your way
Ebm G#sus B F#
The fruits of the spirit can grow inside of you
Gm Dm C
Let God transform you everyday (with)…

G# C# D# G#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Fm C# D# G#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Destiny

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Destiny
I’m broken down miles from my home
Chosen the wrong places to roam
So many choices to make
So desperately hoping to find
Pathways that lead to a time
Where all the road signs are clear

Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back home
Destiny’s calling, calling me near
I’m on my way back

Green signs and good times
Peace love and sunshine to spare
Those days are over for good
Closed mind delusion
Cloaked with confusion and doubt
I’m not going back there again

I’m going ho - o - me (etc.)
I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back

Fear of Love

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Fear of Love
Babe, We’ve been discreet for far too long
One would stand up and say its wrong
You can’t just turn and walk away
Now, slowly my thoughts begin to turn
Back to the lessons I have learned
Giving my heart away too fast

I, I was the shy one and you, you were the sly one
But now, we played it down for far too long

Just a few short hours and I start to feel this way
Now as time goes on I sit and count each passing day
That I spent with you
Trying to find tomorrow and some gold among the rocks
We sifted sand looking for that glitter but the night came on too soon

That’s when a fear of love
Was building up inside me and it left me cold
‘Till you showed me what its like to feel sincere love
Blinded by the light it wasn’t merely love
That came and turned the darkness away

True I was about to give up hope it was impossible to cope
Living inside this empty shell
Shocked by your incredible surprise it hit me right between the eyes
All those dead feelings were revived

I, I was the shy one and you, you were the sly one
But I found out why I built that wall

It was a fear of love
building up inside me and it left me cold
‘Till you showed me what its like to feel sincere love
Blinded by the light it wasn’t merely love
That came and turned the darkness to a real love
Building up inside me one that won’t grow cold
And never take advantage of an easy love the pleasure turns to pain
And when the lovin’s done the feelings slowly fizzle away

Love Joy Peace

Written By: Clyde Spangler

Love Joy Peace - F#
Intro same as chorus

Ebm G# B F#
There is a purpose beyond every problem
G#m Ebm C#
A trial that can cause you to grow
Ebm G# B F#
Gold is refined by going through the fire
G#m Ebm C#
Our heavenly Father wants us to know

F# B C# F#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Ebm B C# F#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control

Ebm G# B F#
In every temptation, a chance to do good
G#m Dm C
Pray for help and God will come through
Ebm G# B F#
His grace and mercy can surely be found
Gm Dm C
He always knows what’s best for you

Ebm G#sus B F#
So don’t be discouraged, don’t give up hope
Gm Dm C
A blessing soon is coming your way
Ebm G#sus B F#
The fruits of the spirit can grow inside of you
Gm Dm C
Let God transform you everyday (with)…

G# C# D# G#
Love joy peace, patience goodness kindness
Fm C# D# G#
Faithfulness gentleness and self-control