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Jesus, our Risen Sun

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For Halloween / Hallelujah / Light Parties:

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WORDS

I’ve updated these slightly from those that are on the audio file…

Have you ever turned the darkness on?
Have you flicked a switch and the blackness shone?
Have you ever lit a lamp at night?
The darkness flees before the light!

Jesus please be my Light.
Shine into our darkest night
Jesus, our Risen Sun.
We thank you Lord that your light has won.

Have you ever seen the sunrise fail?
When it shines above can the night prevail?
Can the shadows push against the light?
Or gloom defeat the blazing bright?

Jesus please be my Light.
Shine into our darkest night
Jesus, our Risen Sun.
We thank you Lord that your light has won.

Have you ever been afraid of the dark?
The gloom departs with a single spark.
The night-time gets chased away
While the Sun is up it’s always Day.

Jesus please be my Light.
Shine into our darkest night
Jesus, our Risen Sun.
We thank you Lord that your light has won

 

WORDS AND TAB

Am                       Dm       Am
Have you ever turned the darkness on?

C                                 G         C
Have you flicked a switch and the blackness shone?

Am                  Dm      Am
Have you ever lit a lamp at night?

C                  G          C
The darkness flees before the light!

 

F            G     Am
Jesus please be my Light.

C              G       C
Shine into our darkest night

F          G     Am
Jesus, our Risen Sun.

C                           G         C
We thank you Lord that your light has won.

 

Easter Resources

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Check out our Easter Spoken Word videos BREAD OF HEAVEN and CANNONBALL

Plus, here’s some stuff you’re welcome to rip off if you like…

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Gethsemane:

Here’s an idea for an all-age sermon / school assembly. It’s a game of pass the parcel where the parcel is a poisoned cup. There’s a song to go with it:

 

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Also for Maundy Sunday, I love this setting of When You Prayed Beneath the Trees.

Forget the singer, Christopher Idle’s song’s in my top 5 all time hymns.

 

Cross

Seed Song (Jesus is the Seed who dies and rises to bring life)

 

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Resurrection

Firstfruits

 

Easter Morn (the song that became ‘Firstfruits’ – no round)

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Little Fish! (Jesus is bigger than death)

 

Some Easter Sermons

Hebrews 2:14-18 (Last Sunday’s sermon)

Some Talks By Others About Death (and Resurrection)

Dev Menon: Death Part 1 (Good Friday)

Dev Menon: Death Part 2 (Easter Sunday)

John Behr: Death the Final Frontier

John Behr: Taking Back Death

 

Videos

Some Easter .

 

Our Father Above – All Age Song Based on the Lord’s Prayer

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Our Father above
Your Name shall be holy
Your kingdom and love
Come down to the lowly

Provide for each day
And pardon each deed
As we pardon others
Protect us and lead

ALL MY SONGS

Easter Songs / All Age Resources

Posted on by Glen in My videos, songs, videos | 3 Comments

Check out our Easter Spoken Word videos BREAD OF HEAVEN and CANNONBALL

Plus, here’s some stuff you’re welcome to rip off if you like…

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Gethsemane:

Here’s an idea for an all-age sermon / school assembly. It’s a game of pass the parcel where the parcel is a poisoned cup. There’s a song to go with it:

 

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Also for Maundy Sunday, I love this setting of When You Prayed Beneath the Trees.

Forget the singer, Christopher Idle’s song’s in my top 5 all time hymns.

 

Cross

Seed Song (Jesus is the Seed who dies and rises to bring life)

 

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Resurrection

Firstfruits

 

Easter Morn (the song that became ‘Firstfruits’ – no round)

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Little Fish! (Jesus is bigger than death)

 

Some Easter Sermons

Hebrews 2:14-18 (Last Sunday’s sermon)

Some Talks By Others About Death (and Resurrection)

Dev Menon: Death Part 1 (Good Friday)

Dev Menon: Death Part 2 (Easter Sunday)

John Behr: Death the Final Frontier

John Behr: Taking Back Death

 

Videos

Some Easter .

 

How Long O Lord Till Christmas – Karaoke Style

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Here’s the Original Video. But someone’s asked for versions to be sung in church. So here’s a Karaoke version – no vocals.

And here’s a version without the speaky bits:

And here’s the Powerpoint.

 

Firstfruits – All-Age Song about Resurrection

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I’ve been working on a song about firstfruits for a while. I love the fact that Easter Sunday was the day the future arrived. Jesus’ resurrection appearances give us snapshots of the world to come. What a future!

This version is different from my earlier effort. Mainly because now it’s a round. Yes I know. Another round. I think I might have a problem…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQJFP4-fE-4]

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[audio http://christthetruth.net/audio/Firstfruits.mp3]

Firstfruits – taste of tomorrow
Firstfruits – hope when there’s sorrow
Jesus rose up from the dead
to show all His people the world that lies ahead

It was country walks and heart-warming talks
Mind-blowing preaches and breakfast on beaches
Feasting and family and peace and grace
and Jesus our battle-scarred Brother, face to face.

Easter Songs for Church / School Assemblies

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Perhaps one of these might be helpful to you:

An all age teaching on Gethsemane:

It’s a game of pass the parcel where the parcel is a poisoned cup. There’s a song to go with it:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqUXrw1TusU]

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Little Fish! (Jesus is bigger than death)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8quLJ4mpIU]

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Seed Song (Jesus is the Seed who dies and rises to bring life)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTJKbi8i95M]

 

Forget the singer, but I love this setting of When You Prayed Beneath the Trees.
This is in my top 5 all time hymns.

Songs

Posted on by glenscriv in music, My videos, songs | 6 Comments

Slide25I thought I’d finally collect my songs together into one place.

I tell people I write them for kids (most of them). But I write them for me. And as far as I can tell it’s the grown-ups who end up singing them anyway. So. You know…

I reckon a Christian’s theology is basically formed by the kids songs they’ve learnt and the evangelistic outline they use.

So yes, I am indeed trying to take over the world.

By the way, I’m under no illusions that I’m much good at this, but that’s never stopped me in the past. And it shouldn’t stop any of you either! Seriously. Life’s too short to worry whether others will impugn your motives or consider you a show-pony. Who cares. If it’s in you, get it out there. And if my unabashed averageness emboldens folks with genuine talent then that’s a good outcome.

Below you can listen or download the mp3s. Here’s the Youtube Playlist:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PL8dvLpalib_wq0giPo-b7wi4bRUOq-3oz]

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(Right click on the name of the song to download it)

321 Praise the Lord    Video

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321 Round    Video

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Ascension Song for Kids    Words

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Don’t Be Afraid – Luke 2 Round     Video

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Easter Morn (chorus similar to “Firstfruits”)    Video

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Earth Was Waiting Spent And Restless    Video

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Fake Plastic Trees Country Hoedown – A Harvest Song    Video

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Firstfruits    Video

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From the Squalor    Video

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God Said Go – Jonah

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God So Loved The World – John 3:16 Round   Video

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He Rose Up

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How Long O Lord Till Christmas – OT Hope for Christ    Video

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Let Me Tell You A Secret – Philippians 4:13 (needs work)

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Little Fish – Easter Song      Video

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Martian Came Down    Video

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Moving Houses – The Egypt Song

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My God Is My Refuge – Psalm 18 round    Video

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My God Is So Small – Christmas Song    See Video for explanation

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Oh Sinner

 

Our Father Above  Video

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Power! – Romans 1:16-17  (needs work)

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Rising Sun – Luke 1:78     Video

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Shelter From The Storm

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Shipwrecked (theme song for the Shipwrecked Holiday Club)

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The Boy Who Fell Down A Hole     Video

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The Poisoned Cup – Gethsemane Song     Watch The Video for more

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The Seed Song – For Easter    Video

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When You Prayed Beneath The Trees     Video

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A New Old Carol: “Earth was waiting, spent and restless”

Posted on by glenscriv in Christmas, creative, poetry, songs | 2 Comments

Rich Owen has dug up a great old hymn by WC Smith, added a verse and reworked it.  I tinkered some more and we’ve now got two fairly majorly reworked versions.  The first is to the tune of Cwm Rhonda (Guide me O…)

Earth was waiting, spent and restless,
certain hope with mingled fear;
Hard the dying, long the sighing,
‘Surely, Lord, the day is near;
Great Desire of all the nations,
Speed the hour when you appear,
Speed the hour when you appear!

In the barren streets of Israel,
where the Lord would make his home,
there a lost, rejected people
under curse and law they groan
this old world because of wisdom,
Neither Lord nor God had known,
Neither Lord nor God had known.

Then the Spirit of the Highest
to a virgin meek came down,
Mary bore the Lord’s Anointed,
through the cross to claim His crown
weakness shouldered, man enfolded,
Adam’s flesh became His gown.
Adam’s flesh became His gown.

Earth for Him had groaned and suffered,
since the ages first began;
faithful men who longed to see Him
now beheld the Promised One
God’s Salvation, Son of David,
Son of God and Son of Man,
Son of God and Son of Man.

And here’s a version that departs even further from the original.  Here’s one to that well known meter: 447 447 44447!

In other words it’s to the tune of Infant Holy, Infant Lowly which I love (Youtube of tune).

World awaiting, fallen, fainting,
Certain hope with mingled fear;
Hard the dying, long the sighing,
‘Surely, Lord, the day is near;
Come Messiah, Earth’s Desire,
Hope of nations, generations,
Speed the hour when you appear,
Speed the hour when you appear!’

Dead in Adam, Israel barren,
where the Lord shall claim His own.
God’s elected, yet rejected,
under curse and law they groan.
Sin abounding, hope confounding,
Wisdom darkened, hating, hardened,
In our pit He made His home,
In our pit He made His home.

Spirit sending, Christ descending,
To a virgin, meek came down.
To exchange a throne for manger,
Through the cross to claim His crown,
Sorrows sharing, burdens bearing,
Weakness shouldered, man enfolded,
Adam’s flesh became His gown.
Adam’s flesh became His gown.

Jacob’s story, stooping glory,
To retrace the path we trod,
Heaven’s Dearest, coming near us,
Bearing Man back home to God.
Loving Neighbour, Prince and Saviour,
Priest and Ransom, Brother, Champion,
Son of Man and Son of God,
Son of Man and Son of God.

321 Songs – A New Round and an Old School Crosby Tribute

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I’ve slightly updated the lyrics from what is sung in these videos. See below…

Old School Fanny Crosby Tune DOWNLOAD

Learn as a round… DOWNLOAD

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Forever together Three tethered as one,
The Father and Spirit embracing the Son.
Before and beyond and beneath and above,
Our God is a Family united in love.

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the peoples rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
Be filled by the Spirit with all Christ has done.

The world has a history written by two:
King Adam fell faithless, King Jesus renewed.
First Adam brought darkness and death and a curse,
But Jesus came second — the fall to reverse.

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the peoples rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
Be filled by the Spirit with all Christ has done.

Once born into Adam but now we can be
United to Jesus, adopted, set free.
As one with the Son we are given new birth,
His Father, His Spirit and heaven on earth!

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord,
Let the peoples rejoice!
O Come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
Be filled by the Spirit with all Christ has done.

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