By His Grace cover artBy His Grace
by jiva

The album was either produced in 1973 and released in January 1974 or was recorded and produced for the Hans Jayanti festival in Toronto in November, 1974 or both? It was written for a premie audience as Maharaji was specifically mentioned and the songs were assertively even aggressively promoting a Lord is on the Planet, the Divine Incarnation* has returned to earth and this time, "You've come for the whole human race" message. Other gurus or "so-called holy men" are "just telling lies" and "books and theories are just for the birds" because you need the King of Kings and the Perfect One. Christianity is dismissed in Silver Plated Cross where the protagonists "fall down on bended knee" unlike premies who fall down on their stomachs and kiss Maharaji's Lotus Feet. The Word and the Name and the Holy Name and the "light that always shines" are named and "every breath is by Your Grace."

The songs were written before premies knew that Rawat was disowned and deposed by his family and the Indian DLM and so in "He's Here" Mata Ji is extolled as being the only person pure and spiritual enough to give birth to the world saviour. Despite the triumphalism of the "Saviour come to bring world peace" concepts and the easy acceptance of Rawat's message of easy, perpetual bliss some of the songs reveal the reality of a premie's life. "When it's late and I'm all alone, And the doubt and worries start …" and "You have shown me where to go, To find all that I need, But I still lose my faith." And these weren't idle worries. As any member of DLM attending satsang could see, premies lost their faith and disappeared regularly into their "rat-holes" as Maharaji so lovingly put it. While Rawat's explanations for these events were absurd, DLM leaked new (and even established) members at an alarming rate. This was just one of the reasons that, as events have shown, they did not "build a whole new nation."

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BOLIE SHRI SAT GURU DEV MAHARAJ JI
BY HIS GRACE

Michael Scott Lanning - Guitar, Vocals
James Gartland Strauss - Bass, Vocals
Thomas Walter Hilton - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Randolph Reed (Reedo) - Drums, percussion

ARRANGEMENTS BY JIVA
HORNS on "He's Here" Arranged by Mike Baker

credits

Released 01 January 1974
PRODUCED BY JAY LEWIS, CHET McCRACKEN, AND RUSTY BUCHANAN for BOX CANYON PRODUCTIONS

RECORDED AT - Stronghold Sound Recorders, N. Hollywood, CA.
ENGINEER - Jay Lewis
REMIX - MATT HYDE @ Western Recorders
DiSC MASTERING - UNITED SOUND, Burbank, CA.
DIGITAL RE-MASTERING - House of Cubes San Francisco, CA.

This is a special Hans Jayanti Album
Special Thanks: Jack Reed, Bill Coumo, Jack Bielan, Domenic Genova, Kasey and Mona Lewis, Tony Garcia


lyrics

1. 'TIL I LOOKED IN YOUR EYES

Well I've seen saints who knew what to do with the lives
And so-called holy men who try and hypnotise
People end up believing what they're saying but they're just telling lies
But I never saw nothing 'til I loooked in your eyes
I never saw nothing 'til I loooked in your eyes

Well I've seen people talk about their individual souls
And where it comes from and just who's in control
But the picture you showed me is worth more than a million words
And the books and theories are just for the birds
I said the books and theories are just for the birds

You people make it hard on themselves
And put you in the deepest cavern on the bottom shelf
And where do their ideas of life lie?
And some do a castle and a fucking cloud in the sky

Well I've seen people who go completely insane
When they're trying to get to You without Your Holy Name
And people walking around with smiles on their face
But they realise every breath is by Your Grace
Just a little bit ?? by You by Your Grace

repeat chorus and first verse


2. I KNOW WHAT YOU CAME FOR

I know what You came for
I mean even a child could see it
And what I'm gonna do
Is stand up on the roof and shout it
There can be no doubt
About who You really are now
This ain't no light-weight story
About worshipping a golden cow
You put there come to us
You couldn't have come at a better time
When so much darkness clouds the mind
And now I feel so close to You

I know that there's a difference
Between love and hate
Things happen just to teach you
That the Truth don't arrive late
And so here you are
That's all there really is to know
I know what You came for
So dig it come on let's go
You put there come to us
You couldn't have come at a better time
When so much darkness clouds our mind
And now I feel so close to You

And now I feel so close to You, Maharaji


3. JUST FOR YOU

When you see your soul you realize all of the time what you've been missin'
And the lips you kiss you realize are not the lips that you've been kissing
We've got to be a little bit stronger
We've got to wait a little bit longer
Til the people understand
There's so much darkness in this land
And realize the love inside that's true
We've got to wait

Love is something real that you can feel and you can see and
You can be in all the time
So you need the perfect one to open up the gates you can see in
You've got to know 'cause it's so easy
You've got to grow 'cause it's so easy
Everyone can understand theres so much darkness in this land
And that it takes our souls to make us new
We've got to wait a little bit longer
Just for you

I'm not saying you can't do it you can do it if you really want to
Love will only come 'cause love's inside something you have to get into
We've got to be a little bit stronger
We've got to wait a little bit longer
'Til the people understand
There's so much darkness in this land
And that it takes our souls to make us new
We've got to wait a little bit longer
Just for you


4. SILVER PLATED CROSS

Tell me that you've been through it before
Now I can see it in your style
That you don't know any more than me

Tell me about your way to get to God
You carry silver plated crosses
And you fall down on bended knee

I don't need no advice and you leave my door
And you start to think twice about me

You're thinking that some day I'll come around
And sing your song and I'll try to get along with your Lord

I know your intentions are good
But you're gonna get in trouble
Cause you carry such a one-pointed sword

Maybe some day you'll realise that it's all the same
Maybe some day you'll realise that it's all the same


5. DEVOTION

You have shown me where to go
To find all that I need
But I still lose my faith
And I'm still walking around
And I'm still looking to find
What I've found

When I'm in Your presence
My heart skips a beat
And when You take me deep inside
You make me give a little more of my time
I start to realise that devotion is all I want
I start to realise, really, really deep inside
You're all the love I'm ever going to feel

How I came to You is something
I just can't explain
But You've shown me light
Things I never knew before
You took me from the night and showed me the door
I start to realise, really, really deep inside
You're all the love I'm ever going to feel
I start to realise, really, really deep inside
You're all the love I'm ever going to need

How I came to You is something
I just can't explain
But You've shown me light
Things I've never seen before
You took me from the night and showed me the door
I start to realise, really, really deep inside
You're all the love I'm ever going to feel
I start to realise, really, really deep inside
You're all the love I'm ever going to need

You're all the love I'm ever going to see
Your love was and Your love always will be


6. HE'S HERE

What's going on today?
Someone knows the way
Everyone come around
And see what's going down
You can be no closer
But I don't think you know
He promised He'd be here soon
Yeah, But now you'll know
He's here - spreading the Holy Name
He's here - playing a brand new game
He's here - shining brighter than the stars above
And revealing the gift of love

Take a ??? of separation
We're building a whole new nation
Make sure that the slate is clean
Do you understand what this means?
You're as close as the breath to freedom
But I don't think you know

He promised He'd be here soon
Yeah, But now you'll know
You'll see He's here - spreading the Holy Name
He's here playing a brand new game
He's here - shining brighter than the stars above
And revealing the gift of love

What more is there to say?
There's a young boy that gives away
Some call Him King of Kings
Do you understand what that means

You can be no closer
But I don't think you know
He promised He'd be here soon
Yeah, But now you'll know
You'll see He's here - spreading the Holy Name
He's here - playing a brand new game
He's here - shining brighter than the stars above
And revealing the gift of love

Now check it out
It's not gonna hurt you
You gotta get some of that infinite love
Yes you do
You better check it out
Understand what I'm talking about
Understand the Lord is on the planet
Yes He is


7. OCEAN OF MERCY

Soft light patterns in the air
Wash away my every care
When you come and sit with me
Let me hear you, let me see
Walls of time and walls of space
Seem to be so out of place
When I'm in your loving grace
Let me see your smiling face

I know there's a meeting place
For everyone I see
Little drops just going home
To your ocean of mercy

(repeat)

Never count the time I waste
Giving me your sweetest taste
At your Lotus Feet I place
Everything that is of me
I'd just like for you to know
That my heart goes where you go
And that I'll never forget
The Word you gave me when we met

repeat chorus


8. HERE YOU ARE AGAIN

Well here You are again
Teaching a brand new thing
It's funny but it has
A familiar ring

Have I heard it somewhere?
In my deep and vicious past
And You've come to take us home
At last

Well here You are again
It took a Mata Ji
Oh Maharaji you look
So good to me
I may be out of place
But there's a smile upon Your face
And You've come for the whole human race
This time

Here You are again
Bringing peace to women and men
Teaching them how to live
With a hand to lend
Will they follow you?
Like they never did before
Have you come to open up
The door?

repeat with some ad libs


9. ALL IS WELL

All is well says something in my heart
When it's late and I'm all alone
And the doubt and worries start
There's always a light that's shining
Even in the darkest night
Shining all is well
Everything's alright

It's okay says a messenger of the day
Whispering ever so gently in my ear
And when I'm all alone
You answer my inner phone
And with a voice so clear you say
You're not alone it's okay

And you brought this to me
Without the light you showed me
I couldn't see in front of me
See things unfolding perfectly

Everything's alright
Relax and go back to bed
There's nothing in the world that can hurt ya
So don't worry your silly head
There'll be no more empty nights for you
Though that race still always runs
For you who know my Name
For you the race is won

For you who know my Real True Name
For you the race is won


* all pronouns pertaining to him in the various Divine Mission periodicals - The Divine Times and the Denver - based slick magazine, And It Is Divine - are capitalized:
"Him," "He," "His," "Who," "Whose," etc. - Penthouse magazine Volume 5, Number 5, pp 65 - 66