Robyn & Diane

Robyn & Diane

 Livingston Manor, New York, USA
BandChristianGospel

Robyn and Diane's music has been described as contemporary, acoustic, upbeat, worshipful, reflective ... okay, and sometimes a little bit "funky".

Biography

Robyn and Diane forged a musical relationship in 1997 while developing the Christian band Tehillah. Their musical relationship would soon turn into one of those "life" friendships.

Robyn carried with her 20+ years experience in Christian music ministry. Diane was the worship leader in her home church and had experience playing in secular venues. Both were songwriters. Both creative. Both exhibited the same off beat sense of humor. Both had a passion to use their musical gifts to glorify Jesus. Robyn played keyboards and Diane rocked on the guitar. Their voices blended like siblings. Robyn hailed from the mid-west while Diane's hometown was Brooklyn, NY. Twin sisters of different mothers with no resemblance whatsoever yet there was a connection. Go figure. A chemistry. Lucy and Ethel. A synergy where the sum was greater than the parts. It was certainly a God-incident that they met. Since their meeting, Robyn and Diane have been privileged to minister to a diverse spectrum of congregations.

Today, both live in states that begin with "N" (Robyn in Nebraska and Diane in New York). Despite the distance between them, they continue to collaborate on original songs, recordings, and live performances.

Lyrics

I Won't Be Shaken

Written By: Diane Riegal

I WON’T BE SHAKEN

I HEAR THE THUNDER A STORM IS ROLLING IN
UPON MY LIFE AGAIN BUT I WON’T BE SHAKEN

THE WORLD WOULD SAY JUST TURN YOUR BACK AND FLEE
BUT HERE ON BENDED KNEE I WON’T BE SHAKEN

CHORUS

I WON’T
WITH GOD TO HOLD MY HAND
I’LL HANG ON TO HIS PLAN
AND I WON’T BE SHAKEN
I WON’T
WITH JESUS BY MY SIDE
OH, HEAR MY BATTLE CRY
“I WON’T BE SHAKEN”

THE WORLD GROWS COLD AND DARKNESS ENTERS IN
SOME CHOOSE A LIFE OF SIN BUT I WON’T BE SHAKEN

FOR THERE IS A LIGHT THAT SHINES FOR ALL TO SEE
IT’S PATH IS GUIDING ME SO I WON’T BE SHAKEN

CHORUS

I Won't Be Shaken (4x)

THOUGH I MIGHT STUMBLE AND I MIGHT LOSE MY WAY
IT IS THROUGH FAITH I SAY THAT I WON’T BE SHAKEN

SO I’LL PUT MY TRUST IN THINGS SENT FROM ABOVE
AND BY HIS PRECIOUS LOVE “I WON’T BE SHAKEN”!

I Won't Be Shaken (4x)

God is Here

Written By: Diane Riegal

God is calling, God is here
God is calling, God is here
Reaching down from the heavens
Drawing us near
God is calling, God is here

God is with us, God is here
God is with us, God is here
Reaching down from the heavens
Drawing us near
God is with us, God is here

Can you feel it, God is here
Can you feel it, God is here
Reaching down from the heavens
Drawing us near
Can you feel it, God is here

Let us praise Him, God is here
Let us praise Him, God is here
Reaching down from the heavens
Drawing us near
Let us praise Him, God is here

The Better Road

Written By: Diane Riegal/Robyn Lensch

Been down on the bottom, been on top
But mostly in the middle of this spinnin’ rock
I’ve had my highs and lows that’s just the way it goes
How I got here heaven knows, heaven sees

So many roads that these feet have traveled
So many times that I’ve lost my way
So many hopes and dreams unraveled
But there is a road, I’m takin’ the better road
That brings me back to You

Been high on the mountain, where the air is clear
Been low in the valley and full of fear
I’ve had my highs and lows that’s just the way it goes
Where I’m going heaven knows, heaven sees

Narrow’s the road that I’m taking with only a few
There is a road that is waiting, waiting for you

We Believe

Written By: Diane Riegal

We all must stand and rise
with our voices testify
So the world can hear our cry
and then believe
In the One who came to save
crucified yet still forgave
And there is no other way
this we believe

We believe that Christ
has died for us
We believe that He rose up
from the dead
We believe our Lord is going to come again
This Lamb of God who was born in a manger

Oh Father take our hand and with fearless hearts we stand
To obey Your great command to spread the news
To one more soul and one more life turning darkness into light
Give us strength and give us might to spread the news

We believe that Christ
has died for us
We believe that He rose up
from the dead
We believe our Lord is going to come again
This Lamb of God who was
born in a manger

There Is A Hope

Written By: Diane Riegal & Robyn Lensch

She sits in the darkness alone and scared
The news from the doctor is what she feared
There’s no cure and time’s quickly fading
Soon she’ll be gone

He just heard the news of his son today
Their last spoken words “Dad, I’ll be okay”
A roadside bomb took his life away
Now he’s gone

Faith has disappeared
Sorrow turns to tears

There is a hope
There is a way
In the midst of the darkness and pain
There is a light leading out of the rain

There is a hope
There is a hand
Reaching out to you to help you to stand
There is a hope – his name is Jesus

A tear filled eye and an empty chair
She still sees her husband sitting there
It’s been just a year since he left her
All alone

A homeless man living on the street
Tired and cold with no food to eat
His life became broken and shattered
What went wrong

Faith has disappeared
Sorrow turns to tears

There is a hope
There is a way
In the midst of the darkness and all of the pain
There is a light leading out of the rain

There is a hope
There is a hand
Reaching out to you to help you to stand
There is a hope – his name is Jesus

Remember Us

Written By: Diane Riegal

Remember Us
(d.riegal 9/17/01)

I have seen the dark of evil
I have heard a distant storm
Felt a trembling in my spirit
As I faced the cold of dawn

What I once thought strong now crumbled
In an empty cloud of dust
Will we stand with the forgiven
Remember us

Hear the voices of your children
As they cry out on the street
In the ruins and the ashes
Many miles upon their feet

Searching through the haze for answers
And on knees with eyes above
Will we stand with the forgiven
Remember us

Remember us for we are weary
Living in a world of pain
Remember us each time we walk away
Come and take us home again
And every time we put our faith in things we should not trust
Will we stand with the forgiven?
Remember us

I see a child without a mother
I see a father with no son
I see a picture of a smiling face
Have you seen this missing one?
And through every tear and broken heart
Oh, how we need your love
Will we stand with the forgiven?
Remember us

Remember us for we have wandered
Down a road so far from you
Remember us and open up our eyes
To your mercy and your truth
And every time we put our faith in things we should not trust
Will we stand with the forgiven
Remember us
Bridge
It was on a tree You spoke these words of truth
Father please forgive they know not what they do

Do Your tears fall from the heavens
As you look down from above
I know all you ever want is just to show your grace and love
But I wonder how long will it be before you say enough
Will we stand with the forgiven?
Remember us

Remember us for we are weary
Living in a world of pain
Remember us each time we walk away
Come and take us home again
And every time we put our faith in things we should not trust
Will we stand with the forgiven?
Remember us

©2001 East River Street Music

Hold On

Written By: Diane Riegal

Hold On (words & music by Diane Riegal)

I read the paper and I wonder
How much longer can it be?
We’ve gotten so far from the Garden
There’s so much pain and misery

So many lost, so many stories
The world around them caving in
They hold on tightly to the things slip away
And long for dreams that might have been

Hold on, Hold on
There’s a light that is shining through the darkness
Hold on, Hold on
There is hope, there is mercy, there is love

With every page a life that’s broken
I shake my head, how can it be?
My heart grows heavy with each word that I have read
There’s so much inhumanity
I believe that a new day will be dawning
I believe that help is on its way
And from the shadows we will rise to see the light
Just got to have a little faith

Discography

We Believe - 2009
God is Here - Robyn & Diane - 2005
I Won't Be Shaken - Tehillah - 2001

Set List

Varies with audience. Many original songs and popular contempory Christian songs.