"Can someone just hold me? Don't fix me, don't try to change a thing. Can someone just know me? 'Cause underneath, I'm broken and it's beautiful."
"Every step I'm taking, every move I make feels lost with no direction. My faith is shaking, but I gotta keep trying. Gotta keep my head held high."
"If you wake up and don't want to smile. If it takes just a little while. Open your eyes and look at the day. You'll see things in a different way... Don't stop thinking about tomorrow. Don't stop, it'll soon be here."
"Give it your best. You will be fine."
"There's a crack in the gutter where a flower grows... reminding me that nothing is impossible... We will live to laugh and cry another day."
Hope Lingers Here, Lissa Schneckenburger
performance by Vancouver Youth Choir; original recording by Low Lily (lyrics in video description)
"I will not hate, and I will not fear. In our darkest hour, hope lingers here."
"I wish I could fix it, I wish I knew what to say. But everything feels like a lie these days. Don't know how not to feel that way... But if you need me, I'll be right there. When you're dreaming all your nightmares, I'll come tackle the monsters. I'll find where they hide in the nighttime. If you need me, I'll be right there...I'll be by your side even if I'm not next to you."
It's Going to Be Alright, Sara Groves
"I can tell by your eyes that you're not getting any sleep. And you try to rise above it, but feel you're sinking in too deep... I believe you'll outlive this pain in your heart. And you'll gain such a strength from what is tearing you apart."
"When it gets cold, and it feels like the end. There's no place to go. You know I won't give in. Keep holding on. 'Cause you know we'll make it through. Just stay strong. 'Cause you know I'm here for you."
Keep on Keepin On, Daphne Willis
lyrics; video of live performance
"There no other way but to follow the beat when the weight is so heavy that your losing your feet. And you don't have the strength to stand so you dance on your knees."
"Maybe some day I'll reach that higher goal. I know I can make it with just a little bit of soul. 'Cause I've got my strength. And it don't make sense not to keep on pushing."
"You walk outside and all you see is rain. You look inside and all you feel is pain. And you can't see it now. But down the road the sun is shining. In every cloud there's a silver lining, and every heartache makes you stronger."
"You've cried so hard, inside it hurts. But now's the time. Outside the sun is coming up. Inside you think you've given up. But now's the time. Open your eyes. And know you're free to come alive."
"The reminders pull the floor from your feet. In the kitchen, one more chair than you need. And you're angry. And you should be. It's not fair... If they say 'Who cares when someone's time runs out?.... Who cares if one more light goes out?' Well I do."
"I ain't done living the life I meant to lead. And I ain't done lovin' the ones who care for me. The hope and the strength and the love and the smiles and the laughter of friends and family. Add it up, you'll find no limit to the possibilities."
"Now if you feel that you can't go on because all of your hope is gone. And your life is filled with much confusion, until happiness is just an illusion. And your world around is crumblin' down...Reach out. Just look over your shoulder. I'll be there, to give you all the love you need. You can always depend on me."
Resilient, Katy Perry
"I am resilient. A full flower moment. Won't let the concrete hold me back. I am resilient. Born to be brilliant. I'm gonna grow right through the cracks."
Resilient, Rising Appalachia
"What are you gonna do about it when the world comes undone? My voice feels tiny and I’m sure so does yours. But put us all together we make a mighty roar. I am resilient... I’ll show up at the table, again and again and again."
Something Beautiful, Tori Kelly
"You are stronger than you know. Oh, you're something beautiful! Know you're hurting and you feel like all is lost. Heart is burning from the love that's been cut off. But day lights come in and time for you is all I got. And I promise you'll get through this.You can do this."
Song of Peace and Hope , Jonathan Van Der Lugt
lyrics; official video (This song is dedicated to refugees.)
"I’m trying to write to you a song of peace and hope, of love that’s strong enough to save you. But when I think about the pain with which you cope, I can’t find the words although I try to... Here’s my song to you, it’s what I want to say. We’re all in this together. I think about you every minute of the day, and hope that soon things will get better."
"You feel like a candle in a hurricane. Just like a picture with a broken frame. Alone and helpless, like you've lost your fight. But you'll be all right, you'll be all right Cause when push comes to shove, you taste what you're made of."
"I hope you know that it's not always happy in my head. 'Cause I don't know the perfect road to go down. But I know I'm trying my best. I'm trying my best to be okay. I'm trying my best but every day it's so hard. And I'm holding my breath 'til I can say all of the words I wanna say from my heart."
"Don't give up. It's just the weight of the world. When your heart's heavy, I will lift it for you... When you're lost inside, I'll be there to find you."
"Set the foundation for the next generation. Fill them with love, peace, and inspiration... Nurturing the young roots grows a strong tree, foundation for community."