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  • Fatima Morken

What a way to crush a young soul.


For years, I didn’t know what to make out of that phrase.


Words coming from the mouth of a youth music minister.


Your voice is too big. (Of course, I have an operatic vibrato and timbre- what do you expect?)


If I would have known the devil himself was at church...


The confusion that statement caused for years.


Was it wrong of me to sing with the voice I was given?


I eventually did the right thing. I left.


Next time someone ridicules your dreams, walk away immediately.


Your innate and polished capability will inevitably speak for you.


Take this advice from Yours Truly:


Fatima Morken, “The Accidental Songwriter”: Singer, Actress & Model.


You are gifted beyond your imagination.


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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: May 21, 2019


Photo Credit: Mariel McHugh


”Come Near” is a song I wrote to describe sincere selflessness in this selfish world. It is a note of encouragement for us; a poem meant for the moments we find it burdensome to lend a helping hand– when we know full well our own resources are limited.


As a Christian, I remember Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”—Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV).


“COME NEAR”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2016 BMI


VERSE 1:

Amongst the pieces in the dust

I see your splendid face

A cloudy vision

Captures my attention well

To help you more

But there’s a darker cloud

Threatening our hope

Fogging up our minds

Confusing all our thoughts

Yet I remain in peace amongst the gnarled ways

We find ourselves in need

Of slowing down our pace


CHORUS:

Come near, come near

I cry, come near

Remember that you’re not here alone

Come near, come near

I hear this voice say, “Come near

Don’t carry this burden on your own”

(Come near, come near, come near, come near)


VERSE 2:

And face to face

And eye to eye

We comprehend the mystery

The issue that gets in the way

Of liberating us

Your tired hands and feet

Won't lighten your big task

The promise is it will

Be better than it’s been

Our loneliness will set

Us up for entrapment

Let’s not do that again

It hurt too much back then


REPEAT CHORUS


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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: Tim Stinnett


It was a peaceful morning when I wrote this song.


You know... you wake up, you are single, you have no children... so... the time is yours.


What better thing for a songwriter like me?


You know how I make my life easier?


I do what I need to do.


I need peace? I calm down. I meditate.


How? However I can.


This song is a statement of happiness.


Of satisfaction.


You know those moments of bliss you experience?


Without punctuated reason. They just occur?


In that moment of thankfulness to everything- to everyone, to The Universe, to God- I wrote this song.


I’m not Catholic, but I have a classical music background and a deep love for church hymns.


After all, who doesn’t regard an Ave Maria with tenderness? With gentleness?


So yeah, I wrote my own Ave Maria!


To those of you who regard her as Regina Caeli, Mater Dei, I hope this song blesses you!


I hope it means so much you as it does to me.


Thank you, Mary, for your inspiration.


“AVE MARIA” Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2018 BMI


VERSE 1: Sometimes when things are too strong I just sit in my bed

Oh, Ave Maria To calm myself down It is not a surprise I sing an Ave Maria Sometimes when I feel just too weak I just think in my head Oh, Ave Maria To regain the strength that I’ve lost I see I need an Ave Maria


CHORUS: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria It calms me down when I hear your name in my midst Oh, Ave Maria

It calms me down when you hear my supplication and need Oh, Ave Maria

It soothes me when you hear the anger and shame that I have Oh, Ave Maria


VERSE 2: Sometimes when I’m scared and alone which isn’t so much I say an Ave Maria And even when my heart is with joy what choice do I have Oh, Ave Maria It’s a crazy thing that I say and I insist an Ave Maria When I can’t keep up with myself it is then when I sing an Ave Maria


REPEAT CHORUS


VERSE 3: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria Ave Maria... (ad libitum)


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