Camp Franciscan Stream: How I’d Like to Be by Amanda Vernon

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

June 10, 2016

During Camp Franciscan 2016 Women of Strength, Women of God, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity will host Amanda Vernon for a live performance of her song How I’d Like to Be. (Amanda and our Sister Monica Martin grew up together in Grand Rapids, MI. Amanda’s mother will also be visiting in Manitowoc, WI.)

Join us in thanking God for all the women who are models of strength to us and who light up our world by being women of God.

About Amanda Vernon

Franciscan Sisters feature Amanda VernonAmanda Vernon is a full-time recording artist from the United States. Through a genre she calls, “soulful pop,” this singer, pianist, and composer speaks to authentic beauty through music, the language of the soul.

At age 28, Amanda has over a decade of experience in both studio recording and live performance. She has shared her original music across the U.S. and in six foreign countries, including the 2008 and 2011 World Youth Days in Sydney, Australia and Madrid, Spain.

Other notable performances include the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (Lourdes, France; 2008), three consecutive appearances at the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference, and singing the National Anthem at Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers (2014 Exhibition Game and 2015 for Monday Night Football on ESPN).

Lyrics and music by Amanda Vernon

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A graceful blessed virgin woman

She knows just who she is

Not afraid of speaking up

She asks the right questions

And when she’s called

To give her best

Has no problem saying yes



She is the light for me

She’s how I’d like to be

Looking to her / I find Thee

Finding you I find out my identity

She’s how I’d like to be



A wife / a mother / a cousin / a friend

She’s always quick to serve

She knows how to take / a compliment

Gives credit when it’s deserved

Traveling / shedding doubt

Fitting in / standing out



And in your darkest hour

She never leaves your side

She need not say a word

She says it with her eyes

And when she speaks / news of peace

I fall down / to my knees

How I’d Like to Be


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