Bible Songs

These songs have all been written using almost exclusively texts directly from the King James version (KJV) of the Bible. INCLUDES GERMAN TEXT for some songs.
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Put On the New

For the Bible Lesson from November 9-15, 2020 "Mortals and Immortals"

 

Ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place

Acquaint thyself with Him now,  and ye shall be at peace.

 

The former conversation, was darkened by ignorance

But this chosen generation, can use its members as instruments

 

Put on the new now, Be catchers of men

Let your nets down, And hope to the end

For the grace given, before the world began

 

Put on the new now, be born again

By the word of God, and hope to the end

For the grace brought, unto you of revelation!

 

Put on the new, Put on the new

 

Ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place

If only as a mustard seed, is your share of faith

 

Then the mountain will move, the mountain will move

And nothing shall be impossible to you

If you

 

CHORUS

 

The old is gone

The new has come

Are you ready to be revealed?

 

Put on the new

 

 

 

And Thy Sleep Shall Be Sweet
Nov 23–29, 2020 Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

 

Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Peace, be still

Be still and know, that I am God. God is I am. God is. I am.

God is not the author of confusion, but o-of peace,
Whom shall we fear?
The Lord is the strength of life; of whom shall we be afraid?

Acquaint (now) thyself with him, and be at peace

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down,
And thy sleep shall be sweet.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
And thy sleep shall be sweet.

The wind has ceased, there is a great calm
Then are we glad, because we are quiet;
The God of peace be with us all.

CHORUS 

…be still

 

 

 

One Is

For Bible Lesson from Jan 3, 2021  “God”

 

One is, One is, One Israel

The Holy One of Israel, the Lord is One

 

One is, One is, His name is One

The mighty One of Jacob, One, God is one

 

Our help is in the name

The name of the Lord who made

Heaven and Earth

 

The Lord shall be our king

In that day shall he be

Called One

 

One is, One is,

One God and Father of all, that is

One body, one spirit, one faith

One Unity dwells in this place

One face

 

Wilt thou be made whole?

By the Holy One?

Our help is his name: One

 

One is, One is

One

 

 

 

Never Hunger, Never Thirst

For the Bible Lesson from Jan 10, 2021,  “Sacrament”

 

Take, eat, this is my body
We take the bread, you brake, and give thanks
The cup, you give, to us all
We take it up, pray, and we drink

We shall be satisfied, to understand
Every desire filled from your open hand

You are the bread of life,
they that cometh to you shall never hunger
They that believeth on you, shall never thirst.
By the grace of God
Never hunger, never thirst
Never hunger, never thirst

 

Five loaves, and two fishes
He said, Bring them hither to me.
Go, prepare the passover, that they may eat
And we do eat,
And are filled!

 

 

 

His Song Shall Be With Me

For the Bible Lesson from January 17, 2021 “Life“

 

Break forth into joy, sing together,
Soweth to the Spirit, reap life everlasting!
O clap your hands, all ye people
Sing ye praises to the King, with understanding

The living, they shall praise thee,

Together shall they sing

O sing unto the Lord a new song;
For He hath done marvellous things

His song shall be with me

For He is my life,

My heart and flesh crieth out for the Living God

Whom I shall praise

He hath put a new song in my mouth

And this song shall be with me

 

O sing, unto the Lord, a new song:
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name
Let those that seek thee, rejoice and be glad in thee
For His song shall be with thee

His song shall be with me

 

 

 

I Have Chosen the Way of Truth

For the Bible Lesson from January 24, 2021, “Truth”

 

I have chosen the way of truth
I have chosen the way of truth
And I will walk in liberty: for I seek thy precepts
I have chosen the way of Truth
He said woman, thou art loosed
The truth hath set you free from thine infirmity

I have chosen the way of truth
From my prison cell have I been loosed
Walking free, just as He declared to me
I have chosen the way of Truth
Signs and wonders are my proof
In liberty, the truth hath made me free

Happy is he, whose hope is in the Lord
Happy are we, our mind in one accord
Standing fast in liberty, wherewith Truth hath made us free

I have chosen the way of truth
From my prison cell have I been loosed
Walking free, just as He declared to me
I have chosen the way of Truth
Signs and wonders are my proof
In liberty, the truth hath made me free

 

 

 

Love One Another!

For the Bible Lesson from January 31, 2021 “Love”

 

God is love, and all who live in love, live in God, and God lives in them
And he will love thee, and bless thee, (all who live in love) and multiply thee
Behold what manner of love, the Father has bestowed
Everyone that loveth, is born of God, everyone that loveth knows
That God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more?

That ye, may be the children, of your Father, up above
Do good to them, that hate you, your enemies, you must love

Love one another! say it again
Love one another, don’t pretend
Love one another, Yes you will
As much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all
Then the Father’s love will be bestowed, children of God shall we be called
Love one another!

Let us not, love in word, neither shall we, love in tongue;
But in deed and in truth, my little children,
Them that curse you shall you bless, Your enemies shall you love
If you love one another

Love one another!

 

 

 

For By One Spirit

For the Bible Lesson from February 7, 2021 “Spirit”

 

For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom;

to another, the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit;

To another, faith, by the same Spirit;
to another, the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit;

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit,

 

For by one Spirit, we are all baptized into,
One body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles,

Whether we be bond or free;
And have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Thy spirit is good;

 

It is the Spirit, that beareth witness,
Because the Spirit is truth.

The spirit hath made me,

And the breath of the Almighty, hath given me life.

 

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit

 

For by one Spirit, we are all baptized into,
One body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles,

Whether we be bond or free;
And have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Thy spirit is good;

 

For by one spirit,
One spirit

 

 

 

I Will Remember

Written for the Christian Science Bible Lesson from February 14, 2021 “Soul”

 

I will remember, I will remember

I will remember the works of the Lord

I will remember thy wonders of old.

I will remember, I will remember

I will remember

 

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered

He is gracious and full of compassion, He is kind

God hath not, given us, the spirit of fear

But of power, and of love, and a sound mind

 

I will remember, I will remember

I will remember the works of the Lord

I will remember thy wonders of old.

I will remember, I will remember

 

With my spirit within me will I seek thee early:

I will meditate of all thy work, and talk of thy deeds.

When I remember thee, upon my bed,

I shall meditate in the night watches, upon thee.

 

I will remember, I will remember, I will remember

 

The only thing that I shall be forgetting

Is my misery, it shall pass as waters away

I shall shine forth, I shall be as the morning

And mine age shall be clearer than the noonday

 

I will remember! I will remember!

I will remember the works of the Lord

Surely remember thy wonders of old.

I will remember, rekindle the ember,
I will remember, I will remember!

 

 

 

Go in Peace

Written for the Christian Science Bible Lesson from February 21, 2021, “Mind”

 

This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand, when ye turn to the left.

This is the way, walk ye in it,

A word behind thee saves thee in returning and rest

 

Quietness, and confidence, shall be your strength

Thy faith hath made thee whole

 

Go in peace

Be of good comfort

Be of one mind, and peace shall be with you

Go in peace

The Lord gives strength, unto his people;

The Lord will bless his people with peace.

 

This is the way, walk ye in it,
For in Him we live, and move, and have our being;

This is the way, walk ye in it,

From the least to the greatest, all shall know me

 

Now the God of patience and consolation

Grant us to be.  of    one.    mind

 

Go in peace

Be of good comfort

Be of one mind, and peace shall be with you

Go in peace

The Lord gives strength, unto his people;

The Lord will bless his people with peace.

 

And the fruit, of righteousness, is sown in peace of them

Sown in peace, of them that make peace

 

Go in peace

Be of good comfort

Be of one mind, and peace shall be with you

Go in peace

The Lord gives strength, unto his people;

The Lord will bless his people with peace.

 

Go in peace,

Live in peace,

Go in peace

 

 

 

But on Him That Sent Me

For the Bible Lesson from February 22–28, 2021 “Christ Jesus”

 

I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me,

I speak these things, and he that sent me is with me:

 

I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true

The Father hath not left me alone, for those things that please him, I do

 

Blessed art thou,

For flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,

But my Father, which is in heaven.

 

He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

 

Whence I came, and whither I go;

My record is true, I know

 

The same

Yesterday

Forever

And today

 

I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me,

I speak these things, and he that sent me is with me:

 

He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

 

The same

Yesterday

Forever

And today

 

 

 

God Is My Strength

For the Bible Lesson from March 1–7, 2021. “Man”

 

God is my strength, he maketh my way perfect

God is my strength he hath put all things under my feet

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

For his yoke is easy, and his burden is light

My soul knoweth right

God is my strength

 

They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings as eagles;

They shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint,  

For God is their strength

 

God is my strength, he maketh my way perfect

God is my strength he hath put all things under my feet

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

For his yoke is easy, and his burden is light

My soul knoweth right

God is my strength

Take his yoke upon you, and learn of him;
for He is meek and his heart is lowly:
and his work is accomplished slowly.
He hath given power to the faint,
God is their strength

Hast thou not heard, hast thou not known
Man was created in God’s own
This body is not my home,
God is my strength

God is my strength, he maketh my way perfect

God is my strength he hath put all things under my feet

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

For his yoke is easy, and his burden is light

My soul knoweth right

God is my strength

 

 

 

Where Your Treasure Is

For the Bible Lesson from March 14, 2021 “Substance”

 

In the morning ye shall be filled with bread

and ye shall know that, I am, the Lord your God

And then it came to pass,

the dew lay round the host

And when the dew was gone, behold, A small round thing like frost

 

 when the children of Israel saw

They called it manna, for they wist not what it was

For forty years it rained, this bread

Not one of them was killed

They hungered after righteousness, and their treasures were filled

 

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

Where your treasure is, you will be fed

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

That thee might know that man doth not live just by bread

But by every treasured word, doth man live

 

Lay up your treasures, not here upon earth

Corrupt shall they become, by rust and by moth

But lay your treasures up

Where no thief comes to steal

And when the dew is gone, behold, thou art healed

 

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

Where your treasure is, you will be fed

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

That thee might know, there isn’t only bread

 

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

Where your treasure is, you will be fed

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be

That thee might know that man doth not live just by bread

But by every treasured word, doth man live

 

 

 

Things Not Seen

For the Bible Lesson from March 15–21, 2021 “Matter”

 

Love not the world, neither things that are in the world.

If any man love the world, the love of the Father, is not in him.

 

For all that is in the world,

the lust of the flesh,

and the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life,

is not of the Father, but is of the world.

 

And the world passeth away,

And the world passeth away,

And the world passeth away,

 

But faith, faith is the substance

Faith is the evidence

Through faith we understand

 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for,

Faith is the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is the evidence of things not seen.

Things not seen,

Things not seen,

 

Love not the world

Love not the world

Love not the world, as it passeth away

 

Have faith, in things not seen

Things not seen

Things not seen

 

 

Think on These Things

For the Bible Lesson from March 22–28, 2021 “Reality”

 

Whatsoever things are true,

Whatsoever things are honest,

Whatsoever things are just,

Think, think, think on these things

Think, think, think on these things

 

Whatsoever things are pure,

Whatsoever things are lovely,

Whatsoever things are of good report;

Think, think, think on these things

Think, think, think on these things

 

Think on these things – truth, honesty

Think on these things – purity, loveliness

Think on these things – if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

Think on these things

Think on these things

 

For I know the thoughts he think toward me,

Thoughts not of evil, but of peace

O Brethren, let us all the same speak

Of things like these

 

Whatsoever things are true,

Whatsoever things are honest,

Whatsoever things are just,

Think, think, think on these things

 

Whatsoever things are pure,

Whatsoever things are lovely,

Whatsoever things are of good report;

Think, think, think on these things

Think, think, think on these things

Think, think, think, think on these things

 

 

 

No Darkness at All
John Jones and Jan Lehner

For the Bible Lesson from April 4, 2021 “Unreality”

 

He commanded the light to shine
And it shined in our hearts, the blind were given sight.
The glory of God shone, in the face of Christ.

Enter thy closet, shut thy door,
Pray to thy Father, He shall reward
He will openly show you, a new day star
Let it arise within your heart!

A light that shineth in a dark place,
Until the day dawn, from his face.
Children no longer of the night.
We who sat in darkness saw great light

As it shone from His face,
And in that same hour,
He cured their infirmities and plagues

A light that shineth in a dark place,
Until the day dawn, from his face.
Children no longer of the night.
We who sat in darkness saw great light

Let your light so shine
Let your light so shine

God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

 

 

 

No Man Hath Condemned Thee

For the Bible Lesson. April 11, 2021 “Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?”

 

Hath no man condemned thee?

No man, Lord

Hath no man condemned thee?

No man, no man.

 

This woman was taken in the very act they said

The law commands that she be stoned

What sayest thou,

What sayest thou

Then he stooped down,

And with his finger wrote, on the ground.

 

What sayest thou

What sayest thou

And then he said the one without sin

Shall cast the very    first stone

But convicted by their conscience,

They went out one by one, left him alone

 

Hath no man condemned thee?

No man, Lord

Hath no man condemned thee?

No man, no man.

 

There is therefore now no condemnation

To them which walk in Christ, not after flesh

For the law of Spirit hath made us free

From any law of sin or death.

 

No man hath condemned thee,

No man, Lord,

No man hath condemned thee,

No man.

No man hath condemned thee,

No man

No condemnation

No man.

 

 

 

Brecht in Jubel aus!

For the Bible Lesson from April 18, 2021 Die Versöhnungslehre. Doctrine of Atonement

 

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Singt miteinander, ihr Trümmer Jerusalems,

Brecht in Jubel aus,

Brecht in Jubel aus,

 

Wie lieblich sind auf den Bergen

die Füße der Boten,

die Frieden verkünden,

gute Nachricht bringen,

Heil verkünden; die zu Zion sagen:

„Dein Gott ist König!“

„Dein Gott ist König!“

 

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

 

Singt miteinander, ihr Trümmer Jerusalems,

Brecht in Jubel, brecht in  Jubel aus!

 

Wir singen ein neues Lied

Wir singen ein neues Lied

Wir singen ein neues Lied

 

Lob und Ehre, Gewalt und Preis, von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit

Lob und Ehre, Gewalt und Preis, von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit

 

Brecht in Jubel aus!

Brecht in Jubel aus!

 

Wir singen ein neues Lied

Wir singen ein neues Lied

Wir singen ein neues Lied, brecht in Jubel aus

 

Brecht in jubel aus!

Brecht in jubel aus!

Lass es sprudeln, raus

 

 

 

Sondern Leben!

(Text arrangiert nach Bibelzitate von der Bibellektion für 26.04.2015)

(Restarted for the Bible Lesson for April 25, 2021 “Probation After Death”

 

Ich werde nicht sterben, sondern leben

und die Werke des Herrn verkünden

 

Der Herr ist mein Hirte,

Mir wird gar nichts mangeln

Ich fürchte nichts, Du bist bei mir

 

Was gut ist, das folgt mir

Und alles barmherzig

Im Herrenhaus ich bleibe hier

 

So sehr hat Gott geliebt, dass Er Seinen Sohn gab

damit alle die glauben, ewiges Leben so hab

Dank seinen Sieg über den Tod und das Grab…

 

Ich werde nicht sterben, sondern leben

und die Werke des Herrn verkünden

 

Gott aber sie Dank,

der Tod ist verschlungen

Der letzte Feind hat keine Macht

Mit Geduld in den Kampf,

legen Last und die Sünde ab

Die Wahrheit durch Ihm aufgewacht

 

So sehr hat Gott geliebt...

  

Denn bei dir ist die Quelle des Lebens,

und in deinem Licht sehe ich Licht.

Meine Seele ist hoffend und wartet,

auf den Herrn meine Hilfe und Schild!

 

 

 

 

Ewige Freude, Ewiges Leben

Fort he Bible Lesson from 26. April–2. Mai 2021 Immerwährende Strafe.  Everlasting Punishment

 

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Wir sind jetzt ganz bereit, für die Ewigkeit, that’s right.

Die Ewigkeit, that’s a long, long time

 

Lange hatten wir gelegen

Aber jetzt wollen wir gesund sein

Lasset uns aufstehen, nehmet unser Bett

Die Wahrheit hat uns gerettet

 

Geht zu seinen Toren, ein mit Danken

zu seinen Vorhöfen,       mit Loben

danket ihm, lobet, seinen Namen!

Bis in die    Ewigkeit, Amen Amen!

Amen Amen! 

 

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Wir sind schon sehr bereit, für die Ewigkeit

Oh, die Ewigkeit!

 

Einst waren wir unverständig,

Ungehorsam, verirrt, lebten in Bosheit und Neid,

Dienten mancherlei Begierden und Leidenschaften,

waren verhasst und hassten einander, wir haben geweint

 

Aber als die Tränen flossen

Wurde vom Himmel ausgegossen

Ein Bad der Erfüllung

Jetzt sind wir Erben gemäß der Hoffnung, auf die

 

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Ewige Freude, ewiges Leben

Wir sind schon sehr bereit, für die Ewigkeit

Oh, die Ewigkeit!

 

 

 

The Face of My Father

For the Bible Lesson from May 16, 2021 “Mortals and Immortals”

 

Become as little children

Humble as they are

And ye shall enter the Kingdom

Heaven is not far

 

Whosoever shall humble himself as a child

Puts on incorruption

Take heed that ye despise not

One of these little ones

 

For in heaven their angels do always behold

the face of my Father

 

The face of my Father shines out upon me  

In righteousness I will behold

Thy likeness, oh Lord, with my heart do I seek

The face

The face of my Father

The face of my Father

 

Become as little children

Convert ye and so be

whoso shall receive one such child in my name

This one receiveth me

 

For in heaven their angels do always behold

the face of my Father

 

CHORUS

 

I have seen Peniel face to face, and my life is preserved

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead be raised

And we shall be changed!

By the face

His face

 

The face of my father, with my heart I seek

I have called upon thee

I shall be satisfied when I awake

To the face

The face of my Father

The face of my Father

 

 

 

The Fast That I Have Chosen

For the Bible Lesson from May 17-23 2021, Soul and Body

 

Ten days with pulse to eat and water to drink

I require neither meat nor wine

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, only ten days

I shall be sustained, my countenance shall shine

 

This is the fast that I have chosen

To loose the bands of wickedness,

to undo the heavy burdens,

and to free the oppressed

This is the fast that I have chosen

I know that I will be sustained

I shall be like a watered garden

Whenever we thirst, there will be rain

 

My soul shall be satisfied in drought

My flesh shall be fuller and fairer without

My face will shine so bright

Because the law of Love is my delight

 

This is the fast that I have chosen

To loose the bands of wickedness,

to undo the heavy burdens,

and to free the oppressed

This is the fast that I have chosen

I know that I will be sustained

I shall be like a watered garden

Whenever we thirst, it rains

 

This is the fast that I have chosen

I know that every yoke will break

And my health springs forth speedily,

For the Truth is my strength

This is the fast that I have chosen

I know that I will be sustained

I shall be like a watered garden

Whenever we thirst, there will be rain

Whenever we thirst, there will be rain

 

 

 

That Which is Good

 For the Bible Lesson from May 24–30, 2021 “Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced”

 

Finally, be ye all of one mind

Having compassion, one of another,

Love as brethren, love as brethren

 

For the eyes, of the Lord, are over the righteous

And his ears, are open, unto their prayers

 

And who is he that will harm you

If ye be the followers of that which is good

That which is good

That which is good

 

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,

shall be able to separate us from the love,

of That which is good

That which is good

That which is good

 

Good is good is good

God alone is good, is good, is good

Good is good is good

God alone is good

 

Finally, be ye all of one mind

Having compassion, one of another,

Love as Brethren

 

And who is he that will harm you

If ye be the followers of that which is good

That which is good

That which is good

That which is good

 

 

 

When the Comforter Is Come

For the Bible Lesson from May 31–June 6, 2021  God the Only Cause and Creator

 

Have I been so long time with you,

and yet hast thou not known me,

Believest thou not that I am in the Father,

and the Father in me?

 

I will pray the Father, and he shall give to you

Another Comforter, that he abide with you forever;

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world can’t receive,

because it seeth him not,

neither knoweth him:

but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you,

and shall be in you.

 

When the Comforter is come,

whom I will send to you

From the Father,

Even the Spirit of truth,

When the Comforter is come,

He shall testify

And ye too shall bear witness,

because ye have been with me

from the beginning.

 

the words that I speak unto you I speak

not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me,

he doeth the works, he doeth the works

 

Have I been so long time with you,

and yet hast thou not known me,

I will pray the Father, and he shall give to you

Another Comforter,

Another Comforter, that he abide with you

forever

 

When the Comforter is come,

whom I will send to you

From the Father,

Even the Spirit of truth,

When the Comforter is come,

He shall testify

And ye too shall bear witness,

because ye have been with me

from the beginning.

 

 

 

Now! (From This Time Forth)

For the Bible Lesson from June 7–13, 2021 God the Preserver of Man

 

From this time forth, and even for ever more

Thy going out, and thy coming in are preserved

From this time forth, thy keeper is the Lord

Thy shade, upon thy right hand, deserved

 

All grace, abound

Power, and love, and a mind that’s sound

 

Now! Be of good cheer

Now! No need to know fear

Now is the day of salvation!

Now are we all of one nation!

Now!

Now!

Right now.

 

Now is the time

Now is made manifest
Now are we ambassadors

For everyone that believeth

 

Now! Be of good cheer

Now! No need to know fear

Now is the day of salvation!

Now are we all of one nation!

Now!

Now!

Now!

 

From this time forth, and even for ever more

Safe in the lion’s den

Now!

Now!

Now!

Now!

Now!

 

 

 

Choose Life!

June 14–20, 2021 Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?

 

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,

that I have set before you life and death,

blessing and cursing,

life and death

therefore choose life.

 

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,

that I have set before you life and death,

blessing and cursing, heaven and earth, life and death

Therefore choose life,

Choose life!

Choose life!

Choose life!

 

Behold, the former things are come to pass,

and new things do I declare:

before they spring forth I tell you of them

That both thou and thy seed may live

That thou may live

Choose life!

Choose life!

 

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:

They shall hear the calling, their blessings shall abound

They will choose Life

Choose Life!

 

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,

that I have set before you life and death,

In Christ, shall all be made alive

Choose life!

Choose life!

Choose life!

Choose life!

 

 

 

Eat It Up!

For the Bible Lesson from June 21–27, 2021 “Christian Science”

 

I went unto the angel, and said unto him,

Give me the little book. And he said unto me, take it,

and eat it up;

Eat it up!

 

And he said unto me,

Thou must prophesy again, before many peoples,

and nations, and tongues, and kings.

To them that love God, work together for good,

all things.

 

Eat it up! Eat it up!

 

I will give you pastors according to mine heart,

which shall feed you

with knowledge

and understanding.

They will feed you.

 

Eat it up! Eat it up!

 

Go your way, eat the fat,

Drink the sweet

And send portions  to them for whom nothing is prepared

The joy of the Lord is your strength

 

Eat it up! Eat it up!

 

it is given unto you to know

the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven,

The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven,

which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal,

 

Eat it up! Eat it up!

 

I went unto the angel, and said unto him,

Give me the little book. And he said unto me, take it,

and eat it up;

Eat it up!

 

Eat it up! Eat it up!

 

 

 

Sing For Joy!

For the Bible Lesson from June 28–July 4, 2021 “God”

 

O let the nations be glad, and sing for joy:

Sing for Joy!

For thou shalt judge the people righteously,

Righteously!

O let the nations be glad, and sing for joy:

Sing for Joy!

Let the people praise thee,

Let all the people praise thee!

 

Make a joyful noise!

Sing the honour of his name!

Make his praise glorious!

Let us lift our voice again!

 

CHORUS

 

I will exalt thee

I will praise thy name

This is the victory

That overcometh the world

Even our faith

 

CHORUS

 

Sing for joy! (x2)

Sing for joy! (x2)

Sing for joy! 

 

 

 

True Bread

For the Bible Lesson from July 5–11, 2021 “Sacrament”

 

Our fathers did eat manna in the desert;

He gave them bread from heaven to eat

But they said, What sign shewest thou then,

that we may see now, and believe?

 

Then He said, Verily, verily, I say unto you,

The bread my father giveth this day is true

For the bread of God is he which cometh from heaven,

And giveth life to the sincerely unleavened

 

I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger;

I am the bread of life: he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will

 

What sign shewest thou,

that we may see now, and believe?

He went about the cities teaching

And curing every sickness and disease

 

I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger;

I am the bread of life: he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will

 

But the will of Him that sent me

This is what he verily said

Moses gave you nothing, that was long ago

But now My father giveth you true bread

 

True bread

He giveth you the true bread

You’re never gonna hunger

Eat the true Bread

 

 

 

Be Renewed

For the Bible Lesson from July 12–18, 2021 “Life”

 

Arise, shine; for thy light is come,

And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee

I will praise His word, I have put my trust in Him

My life was given by the breath of the Almighty

 

There is therefore now no condemnation

We have been given the ministry of reconciliation

 

Be renewed,

in the spirit of your mind

If anyone be in Truth, old things are passed away

Be renewed,

Put off the former conversation  

The gift of God is eternal life

Be renewed

 

In God I will praise his word,

in God I have put my trust;

I will not fear what flesh can do to me.

 

Be renewed,

in the spirit of your mind

If anyone be in Truth, old things are passed away

Be renewed,

Put off the former conversation

The gift of God is eternal life

Be renewed

 

Behold, all things are new.

All things are new.

Be renewed!

 

 

 

Hear

For the Bible Lesson from July 19–25, 2021 “Truth”

 

Hear, o Earth

Hear, o Earth

Hear the word of the Lord.

O earth, hear

 

Doth not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice

Here it and be wise, and refuse it not

 

Blessed is the one that heareth, watching daily at the gates

For it was done as he commanded when he spake

 

Hear, o Earth

Hear the word of the Lord.

O earth, earth, hear.

Hear the word,

Hear the word

 

For the word of the Lord is right;

And all his works are done in truth.

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;

and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth

 

Hear, ye children of Israel

Hear the voice of the Lord

Hear, o earth, earth, earth

Hear the word

Hear the word

Hear

 

 

 

Love Thyself

For the Bible Lesson from July 26–August 1, 2021 “Love”

All lyrics derived from Matthew 22

 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,

and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment

And the second is like unto it.

 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

As thyself

 

Ye are the light of the world – Love thyself

Let your light so shine – Love thyself

That they may see your good works,

Let your work be to love thyself

 

A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

Neither do we light a candle, and put it under a bushel

but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all

 

Ye are the light of the world – Love thyself

Let your light so shine – Love thyself

That they may see your good works,

Let your work be to love thyself

 

Love the Lord with all thy heart, soul and mind,

Love thy neighbor, love all mankind,

As Thyself

On these two commandments

Hang all the law and the prophets.

 

Ye are the light of the world – Love thyself

Let your light so shine – Love thyself

That they may see your good works,

Let your good work be to love thyself

 

Thy neighbour as thyself

 

 

 

Whither Shall I Go?

For the Bible Lesson from August 2–8, 2021 “Spirit”

 

Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

 

If I take the wings of the morning,

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead me

For to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

 

Whither shall I go, oh, oh

Whither shall I go, oh, oh

 

I will pray with the spirit,

And I will sing with the spirit

For it is the spirit that quickeneth

the spirit that quickeneth

The Spirit remaineth among us

 

Whither shall we go from thy spirit?

Or whither shall we flee from thy presence?

Whither shall we go from thy spirit?

 

If we take the wings of the morning,

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead us

For to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

 

Whither shall we go, oh, oh

Whither shall we go, oh, oh

 

The Spirit remaineth among us

Whither shall we go?

 

 

 

Making Wise the Simple

For the Bible Lesson from August 9–15, 2021 “Soul”

 

The heavens declare the glory of God;

and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

Day unto day uttereth speech,

and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

 

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the Lord is sure,  

making wise the simple.

 

Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits:

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the Lord is sure,

making wise the simple.

 

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his good,

and his wonderful works to the children

For he satisfieth the longing soul,

and filleth the soul with goodness.

 

With goodness, with goodness

 

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the Lord is sure,

making wise the simple.

 

The simple made wise, the simple made wise

By the law of the Lord

 

 

 

Of One Mind

For the Bible Lesson from 22 August 2021 “Mind”

 

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Let nothing that you do be done through strife

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Be of one accord, be of one mind

 

Of one mind

Of one mind

And wisdom shall be the stability of thy times.

One mind, the same mind

With brotherly love, be affectionate and kind

 

Be not conformed, to this world

But be ye transformed, by the renewing of your mind

That ye may prove, what is that good

And perfect, will of God.

 

Say unto wisdom, thou art my sister

…Wisdom is better than strength

Call understanding, thy kinswoman

Thoughts of peace are what she thinks

 

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Let nothing that you do be done through strife

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Be of one accord, be of one mind

 

Now I beseech you, by the name of Jesus,

…that ye all speak the same thing,

and that there be no divisions among you;

Whatsoever is pure and good, think on these things

 

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Let nothing that you do be done through strife

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Be of one accord, be of one mind

 

 

 

Believe the Gospel

For the Bible Lesson from August 23–29, 2021 “Christ Jesus”

 

Jesus came to Galilee,

Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God,

And saying, the time is fulfilled,

 

And the kingdom of God is at hand:

repent ye and believe, the Gospel that he was preaching.

Believe the Gospel.

 

Believe the Gospel.

Believe the Gospel.

 

Believe what he was preaching

Repent. And believe.

The Gospel.

      Believe the Gospel.

 

The kingdom of heaven’s at hand. 

Heal the sick,

cleanse the lepers,

raise the dead,

cast out devils:

freely ye have received,

Believe

The Gospel

Believe the Gospel

 

Call upon the name – of Jesus Christ

Ask in his name – that he will do

For they that believeth on Jesus Christ

The works that He did, shall they do too

 

Believe the Gospel

Believe the Gospel

Believe what he was preaching

Repent. And believe.

The Gospel. Believe the Gospel.

 

Believe the Gospel.

The Gospel

Believe the Gospel.

 

 

 

In Purity

For the Bible Lesson from August 30–September 5, 2021 “Man”

 

Let no one despise thy youth;

But be thou an example of the believers,

In word, in conversation, in charity,

In spirit, in faith, in purity.

 

In purity

In purity

 

Blessed are the pure in heart

For they shall see God

Blessed are the pure in heart

For they shall see God

 

In purity, In purity

 

Sin shall not have dominion

For ye are not under the law,

As the child Samuel,

We can clearly hear the call (if we live)

 

In purity, In purity

 

Blessed are the meek: they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are the meek: they shall inherit the earth.

 

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,

and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;

the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;

and a little child shall lead them.

 

In purity

In purity

 

The greatest in the kingdom is a humble child

The greatest in the kingdom is a humble child

 

In purity

In purity

 

 

 

If Thine Eye Be Single

For the Bible Lesson from September 6–12, 2021 “Substance”

 

The light of the body is the eye

Whoso looketh into the perfect law

of liberty,

and continueth therein,

This one shall be blessed in their deed.

 

The light of the body is the eye

Whoso looketh into the perfect law

Looks at things

which are not seen

And this one shall be blessed in their deed.

 

If thine eye be single,

thy whole body, shall be full of light.

If thine eye be single,

Ye shall look at things aright

Thy seed thou shalt not mingle

Sow thy field, in patient perfect work

Let thine eye be single

Be ye a doer of the Word

 

For one that wavereth, like a wave is tossed. (James 1)

Their silver shall become dross Matthew 6:24

One cannot serve two masters:

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Let thine eye be single

 

If thine eye be single,

thy whole body, shall be full of light.

If thine eye be single,

Ye shall look at things aright

Thy seed thou shalt not mingle

Sow thy field, in patient perfect work

Let thine eye be single

Be ye a doer of the Word

 

 

 

(Seek Ye First) The Kingdom of God

For the Bible Lesson from September 13–19, 2021 “Matter”

 

I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

For your heavenly Father

knoweth that ye have need of these things.

All these things

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God,

and his righteousness;

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

and his righteousness;

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Seek ye first, the kingdom of God

 

And these signs shall follow them that believe;

In my name shall they cast out devils;

They shall speak with new tongues;

They shall take up serpents;

If they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;

 

So seek ye first the kingdom of God,

and his righteousness;

and all. these. things. shall be added unto you…

 

Cast out devils!

Speak with new tongues!

Take up serpents!

Lay hands on the sick!

these signs shall follow them that believe

the kingdom of God is the first thing that they seek

 

I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

For your heavenly Father

knoweth that ye have need of these things.

All these things

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God,

and his righteousness;

and all.these.things shall be added unto you.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God

 

Seek ye first…   the kingdom of God

 

 

 

Thy Wondrous Works

September 20–26, 2021 Reality

 

For thou, Lord, hast made me glad

I will triumph in the works of thy hands

All thy works shall praise thee,

They shall speak of thy glory, and talk of thy power

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things

 

The wondrous works of God

Be still and know

There are no works like unto his,

How manifold

Are thy works, oh Lord

In wisdom made

All the Earth is full of riches

In thy name

Thy wondrous works!

Thy wondrous works!

 

For the invisible things of him

From the creation of the world

are clearly seen,

being understood

by the things that are made

 

The wondrous works of God

Are understood

He looks at all he makes

And knows that it is good

All the works of God

Of thy hands

Shall speak the glory of the kingdom and be glad

For thy wondrous works

Thy wondrous works!

 

For thou, Lord, hast made me glad

I will triumph in the works of thy hands

All thy works shall praise thee,

They shall speak of thy glory, and talk of thy power

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things

 

Thy wondrous works!

Thy wondrous works!

 

 

 

And She Poured Out

For the Bible Lesson from September 27–October 3, 2021 ”Unreality”. II Kings 4:1-7

 

And she poured out, and she poured out, and she poured out,

And the oil stayed

 

Now there cried a certain woman

of the wives of the sons of the prophets

unto Elisha, saying,

Thy servant my husband is dead;

and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord:

and the creditor is come

to take unto him, my two sons to be bondmen.2

 

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee?

tell me, what hast thou in the house?

What hast thou in the house?

 

And she said, Thine handmaid

hath not any thing in the house,

Save a pot of oil.

 

Then he said, Go,

borrow thee vessels abroad

of all thy neighbours,

even empty vessels;

borrow not a few.

 

And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door

upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out

into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside

that which is full.  That which is full.

 

So she went from him, and shut the door upon her

and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her;

And she poured out. And she poured out.

And she poured out, and she poured out.

And she poured out.

 

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full,

that she said unto her son, bring me yet a vessel.

And he said unto her, there is not a vessel more.

And the oil stayed. And the oil stayed.

 

Then she came and told the man of God.

And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt,

and live thou and thy children of the rest.

pay thy debt, and live of the rest.

pay thy debt, and live of the rest.

 

And she poured out

And the oil stayed

And they lived of the rest.

 

 

 

A New Heaven

For the Bible Lesson from October 4–10, 2021 “Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?”  Rev. 21:1–4, Rom. 12:2

 

And I saw a new heaven

and a new earth:
for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
and there was no more sea.

 

Be not conformed to this world

But transformed by the renewing of your mind

 

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,

coming down from God, out of heaven,

prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

And I heard a great voice out of heaven

saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men,
and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people,

and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

 

And I saw a new heaven

and a new earth:
for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
and there was no more sea.

 

Be not conformed to this world

But transformed by the renewing of your mind

 

And God shall wipe the tears from their eyes;

And there shall be no more death,

Neither sorrow, crying, nor any pain:

For the former things are all passed away.

 

And I saw a new heaven

and a new earth:
for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;
and there was no more sea.

 

Be not conformed to this world

But transformed by the renewing of your mind

 

 

 

Let All Thy Ways Be Established

For the Bible Lesson from October 11–17, 2021 “Doctrine of Atonement”

 

I have walked in mine integrity

I have walked in thy truth.

I will wash mine hands in innocency:

so will I compass thine altar, O Lord:

 

My foot standeth in an even place

In the congregations will I bless

the Lord with all mine heart

And lean not unto mine own understanding

 

Let all thy ways be established

Ponder the path of thy feet

Let all thy ways be established

The statutes of the Lord are right

 

Let all thy ways be established

Everlasting will they be

Let all thy ways be established

They that follow Him, shall walk in light

 

Every word of God is pure:

He is a shield unto them

that put their trust in him,   with all their heart;

and lean not unto their own understanding

 

Let all thy ways be established

Ponder the path of thy feet

Let all thy ways be established

The statutes of the Lord are right

 

Let all thy ways be established

Everlasting will they be

Let all thy ways be established

They that follow Him, shall walk in light

They shall walk in light

 

 

 

This Is Life Eternal

For the Bible Lesson from October 18–24, 2021 “Probation After Death”

 

This is how the love of God is revealed

God has sent his only Son into the world

so that we can live

through him.

 

This is the message of peace he sent

to the Israelites

By proclaiming the good news

through Jesus Christ

 

And this is life eternal,

That they might know thee

That they might know the only true God,

This is life eternal,

That they might know

Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

This is life eternal

 

God has sent his only Son into the world.

This is how the love of God is revealed.

 

Now will I rise, saith the Lord;

Now will I be exalted;

Now will I rise, saith the Lord;

Now will I lift up myself.

 

And this is life eternal,

That they might know thee

That they might know the only true God,

This is life eternal,

That they might know

Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

And this is life eternal

this is life eternal

 

And the Lord said unto them, Peace be unto thee;

Fear not: thou shalt not die.

 

 

 

Higher Than I

For the Bible Lesson from October 25–31, 2021 “Everlasting Punishment”

 

Hear my cry, O God;

Attend unto my prayer.

From the end of the earth,

will I cry unto thee,

When my heart is overwhelmed

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,

from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord,

which made the heaven and the earth.

And when my heart is   

He leads me to the rock that is higher than I

 

Higher than I

Higher than I

 

Oh God, hear my cry

I will lift up mine eyes

And when my foot slippeth, Lord

Hold me up

 

Thou art of purer eyes

Than just to see me cry

When my heart is overwhelmed

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I

 

Before the mountains were brought forth,

or ever thou hadst formed the earth

even from everlasting to everlasting

thou art God

I will lift up mine eyes

Whenever he says arise

The scales will fall and I will be baptized

 

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I

 

Higher than I

Higher than I

Higher than I

 

 

 

We Are Risen

For the Bible Lesson from November 7, 2021 “Adam and Fallen Man”

 

Lo, this only have I found,
that God hath made man upright;
but they have sought out many inventions.
Some trust in chariots,
and some trust in horses:
They are brought down
and fallen: but we
are risen, and stand upright.

 

We are risen, and stand upright.
We are risen, and we delighteth in our way.
Though we fall, we shall not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth us with his hand.

 

I will praise the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright, 
Light is sown for the righteous,
and for the upright in heart, gladness!

We are risen, and stand upright.


We are risen, and we delighteth in our way.
Though we fall, we shall not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth us with his hand.

 

Stand fast therefore in the liberty
wherewith (Truth) hath made us free,
and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage.

 

We are risen, and stand upright.
We are risen, and we delighteth in his way.
Though we fall, we shall not be utterly cast down:
We are risen, and stand upright.
We are risen, and we delighteth in his way.
Though we fall, we shall not be utterly cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth us with his hand.

The Lord upholdeth us – with his hand
We are risen!

 

 

 

Ye Must Be Born Again

For the Bible Lesson from November 8–14, 2021 “Mortals and Immortals”

 

Except a man be born of water

Except a man be born of the Spirit

He cannot enter into the kingdom of God

 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh;

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee,

 

Ye must be born again

Must be born again

Ye must be born again

 

There was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him,

Rabbi, we know, that thou art a teacher. come from God:

for no man can do miracles like unto these, except God be with him.

And Jesus answered, and said unto him,

Verily, I say unto thee,

 

Except a man be born of water

Except a man be born of the Spirit

He cannot enter into the kingdom of God

 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh;

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee,

 

Ye must be born again

Must be born again

Ye must be born again

 

How can a man be born when he is old?

Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

 

Except a man be born of water

Except a man be born of the Spirit

He cannot enter into the kingdom of God

 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh;

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee,

 

Ye must be born again

Must be born again

Ye must be born again

Ye must be born again

Ye must be born again

 

 

 

For In Him We Live

For the Bible Lesson from November 15–21, 2021 “Soul and Body”

 

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place

And not in temples made with hands

We live in you, for we know  

A house divided, cannot stand.

 

The mountain of the Lord's house

shall be exalted above the hills

To be absent from the body and present in the house of the Lord

We are willing

 

For in him we live, and move, and have our being

For in him we live, and move, and have our being

We know our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost

Which we have of God, and we are not our own

Therefore we glorify Him, in our body and spirit, our eternal home

For in him we live

 

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place

And not in temples made with hands

Only foolish people hear your word

And build their houses upon the sand

 

The temple of God is holy, which temple we are.

We are God's husbandry, we are God's building.

But our home is not in any earthly thing

 

For in him we live, and move, and have our being

For in him we live, and move, and have our being

We know our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost

Which we have of God, and we are not our own

Therefore we glorify Him in our body and spirit, our eternal home

For in him we live

 

For in we him live

For in we him live

 

 

 

His Whole Armour

November 22–28, 2021   “Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced “Ephesians 6, 1 John 5

 

We wrestle not against flesh and blood

We wrestle not, against flesh, nor against blood

 

We wrestle – against principalities,

against powers – against rulers of this world

from the darkness – against wickedness

in high places – We wrestle only against spiritual things

 

So be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might

Take unto you His whole armour

that ye are able to withstand in the evil day,

and having done all,

and having done all, to stand. To stand!

 

In His whole armour

His whole armour

 

Girt your loins about with truth, Have on the breastplate of righteousness

Shod your feet with the gospel of peace

Take the shield of faith, to quench the darts of the wicked

and the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,

 

Put on His whole armour

His whole armour, His whole armour

You’ll have the victory that overcometh the world

 

We wrestle not against flesh and blood

We wrestle only against spiritual things

So be strong in the Lord, withstand in the evil day

Take unto you His whole armour

His whole armour

 

Girt your loins about with truth, Have on the breastplate of righteousness

Shod your feet with the gospel of peace

Take the shield of faith, To quench the darts of the wicked

and the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,

 

Put on His whole armour

His whole armour, His whole armour

You’ll have the victory that overcometh the world

 

 

 

No Other Gods

For the Bible Lesson from November 29–December 5, 2021 “God the Only Cause and Creator”

 

No other gods, in heaven above

No other gods, in earth beneath

Who keepest covenant and mercy

We have beside you, no other gods

 

What profiteth the graven image

that the maker hath graven it

the molten image, and a teacher of lies

that the maker trusteth therein

 

Woe unto him, that saith to the wood awake

to the dumb stone, arise

It is laid behold

with silver and gold

And there is no breath in the midst of it

Therefore, let us have

 

No other gods, in heaven above

No other gods, in earth beneath

Who keepest covenant and mercy

We have beside you, no other gods

 

Their idols are silver and gold,

the work of people’s hands

They have mouths but thy speak not

Eyes but they see not

Ears but they hear not

noses have they, but they smell not

They have hands but they handle not

feet but they walk not

They that trust them are like unto them

 

But we trust in the Lord and have…

 

No other gods, in heaven above

No other gods, in earth beneath

We have nor silver nor gold, beside you behold

We trust unto thee only

And have no other gods.

 

 

 

Go Out With Joy

For the Bible Lesson from December 6–12, 2021 “God the Preserver of Man”

Psalms 11, Psalms 25, Psalms 63, Psalms 92, Isaiah 55

 

In the Lord put I my trust:

how say ye to my soul,

Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Flee

as a bird

to your mountain

 

Ye shall go out with joy,

and ye shall be led forth with peace:

the mountains and the hills, shall break forth before you into singing,

and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

Clap their hands,  

 

For thou, Lord, hast made me glad

I will triumph, in the works of thy hands

Unto thee, do I lift up my soul.

To your mountain, as a bird shall I go

 

For ye shall go out with joy,

and ye shall be led forth with peace:

the mountains and the hills, shall break forth before you into singing,

and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

Clap their hands, hmm

 

Your sheep shall hear your voice

In the shadow of thy wings

will we rejoice!

 

We shall go out with joy,

and we shall be led forth with peace:

the mountains and the hills, shall break forth before us into singing,

and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

Clap their hands, clap their hands

 

With joy

Go out with joy!

Go out with joy!

 

 

 

Smite the Rock

For the Bible Lesson from December 13–19, 2021 “Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?”

 

All the congregation of the children of Israel

journeyed from the wilderness of Sin,

After their journeys, commanded by the Lord

They pitched in Rephidim, and there was no water

And the people thirsted

For there was no water

 

And the Lord said unto Moses, go before the people

take with thee elders, and take thy rod

Take in thine hand thy rod, that  smotest the river,

And here now in Horeb

 

Smite the rock,

and there shall come water

Smite the rock

that the people may drink.

I will stand

Before thee upon it;

and thou shalt smite the rock

And the waters shall gush

And the streams shall overflow

 

How great are his signs!

and how mighty are his wonders!

He claves the rocks in the wilderness

And gives us to drink

 

All the congregation of the children of Israel

Thirsted for some water, then the rock became a well

Come and see the works of God, make a joyful noise

Signs and wonders everywhere, let us raise our voice and

 

Smite the rock,

and there shall come water

Smite the rock

that the people may drink.

I will stand

Before thee upon it;

and thou shalt smite the rock

And the waters shall gush

And the streams shall overflow

 

 

 

The Bright and Morning Star

For the Bible Lesson from December 20–26, 2021 “Christian Science”

 

Wise ones came from Jerusalem,

Having seen in the east a star

Which went before them till it came and stood

Over where the young child was

When they saw the child with its mother

They rejoiced and knew that it could be no other, than

 

The bright and morning star

Who shines from Heaven

If ye believeth

In the bright and morning star

They that overcometh

Shall have the power

Of the bright and morning star

 

The wise ones opened their treasures

Gold, frankincense and myrrh proved  their love

And though they traveled far through the night

They knew that every perfect gift is from above, like

 

The bright and morning star

Who shines from Heaven

If ye believeth

In the bright and morning star

They that overcometh

Shall have the power

Of the bright and morning star

 

The bright and morning star

It shineth from afar

It shines in darkness

But the darkness cannot comprehend it

 

Shine, for thy light is come

And the glory of love, has risen on thee

From the bright and morning star

They that overcometh

Have the power

Of the bright and morning star

The bright and morning star

 

 

 

 

The following 5 songs are from the project

ATTEMPT GREAT THINGS FOR GOD  Vol. 1

copyright JJ Jones 2010

 

EVERLASTING WAY

Bible Lesson: “Probation After Death” from April 26, 2009

(presented to Nashville church)

 

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man

A foolish, a foolish way

A way which leadeth not to understand

A foolish, a foolish way

Wandering in the congregation of the dead

Corruptible this mortal is

Whose way is not His way

Whose way is not His way

Whose way but seemeth right but is not His way

 

But if there be any wicked way in us

Thou wilt show us the path of life

Where the footsteps of Truth slip not

We turn not to the left, nor to the right

But in thy everlasting way

An everlasting way,

Death is swallowed up in victory

 

Everlasting way

Understanding way

Let us walk in His ways

In His ways

 

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man

A foolish, a foolish way

There is a way which leadeth right up to the Lord

Established , established way

 

On the path of righteousness is life itself

At His right hand, are pleasures, evermore

When we walk in His ways

When we walk in His ways

Established are we on His everlasting ways

 

Oh death, where is thy sting?

 

 

 

THEE AND THY SOUL

Bible lesson: “God the Preserver of Man” from June 14, 2009

(presented to Nashville church – also first day of CS Class)

 

Let your heart, let your heart not be troubled nor fear

Exhort thee to be of good cheer

For there shall be no loss of life here

 

The Lord, the Lord is thy keeper and shade

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night

For He shall preserve thee and thy soul

 

The Lord shall preserve thee from evil

From all evil shall thee be preserved

What shall separate us from the love of Christ

Neither famine, nor peril, nor sword

Neither death, nor life, nor angels

For thou compass us about

With songs of deliverance

We remain whole and blameless

 

The Lord, the Lord is my hiding place

And the very God of peace

Preserves my whole spirit and soul

 

The Lord shall preserve thee from evil

From all evil shall thee be preserved

What shall separate us from the love of Christ

Neither powers, things present, nor things to come,

For thou compass us about

With songs of deliverance

Sung to the prisoners, who heard them

 

And suddenly there came a great earthquake,

The foundations of the prison were shaken:

And immediately the doors were all opened,

And every one's bands were loosed.

 

The Lord, the Lord is thy keeper and shade

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night

For He shall preserve thee and thy soul

 

Let your heart, let your heart not be troubled nor fear

Exhort thee to be of good cheer

For there shall be no loss of life here

 

 

 

EVERY GOOD GIFT

Bible lesson: “Reality” from March 29, 2009

(first original solo presented to Nashville church)

 

Behold, a man beholds his natural face in a glass

Behold, a man beholds his natural face in a glass

His eyes behold his vanity

For his eyes have not yet seen

The things which God hath prepared

 

Behold the darkness hides his natural face in the glass

Behold the darkness covers the Earth, covers the glass

But the Lord shall arise upon thee

And his glory shall be seen

Lift thine eyes, thine eyes, round about and see

 

From above comes every good gift

Cometh down from the Father of Lights

Turn thine eyes to every good gift

God the Lord has shown us the light

Turn thine eyes away from vanity

To the only true reality

Lift thine eyes, thine eyes, round about and see

 

An angel in a certain season descends to a pool

The pool is still, untroubled, natural, as a glass

The man beholds his vanity

Thirty-eight years his infirmity

Until Christ, the Truth

Suffers the man to see

 

From above comes every good gift

Cometh down from the Father of Lights

Turn thine eyes to every good gift

God the Lord has shown us the light

Be ye therefore perfect  -- and see

As your father in heaven – and see

Behold, behold, behold reality

From above

 

 

 

TURN AGAIN UNTO THE LORD

Bible lesson: “Everlasting Punishment” from May 3, 2009

(presented to Murfreesboro church)

 

No one is tempted of God

Tempted of God, no one is tempted of God

He tempteth none, for evil tempt not Him

 

No one is tempted of God

Tempted of God, no one is tempted of God

He tempteth none, for evil tempt not Him

For evil tempt not Him

But every man is tempted

When he is drawn away of his own desires

 

And every man is tempted

But by the lord’s mercies

Are we not consumed.

 

We wrestle with the man until the break of the day

We struggle in the dark to see God face to face

Thy name is no more Jacob, for thou indeed prevail

If you should know thy name it would be surely Israel

 

We search and try our ways -- and turn again unto the Lord (x2)

 

For no one is tempted of God

Tempted of God, no one is tempted of God

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation, that bringeth salvation

Hath appeared to all

Hath appeared to all

 

 

 

GREAT ARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD

Bible lesson: “God the Only Cause and Creator” from Dec 7, 2008

(first original solo ever written/presented)(presented to Murfreesboro church)

 

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed, that He hath willed

 

Honor and glory to all His works,

His righteousness liveth forever

his wonderful works were made to be remembered

 

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed, that He hath willed

 

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour

For thou hast created all things

For thou hast created all things

All things hath he created

 

Thou sendest forth thy spirit

They are created

The First, the Last

Beside You there is no God

 

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed

Great are the works of the Lord

All the things that He hath willed, that He hath willed

The First, the Last

Created

Forever