Here are some lively songs, all to be sung with plenty of verve!!
Alive! The words of the verses of this one are loosely based on a hymn (‘Breathe On Me, Breath Of God’) written by Charles Lockhart (1745-1815)
All Of God’s Children A bright and cheerful song!
Clap Your Hands Don’t just sit there …. do it!!
Emmanuel! A lively, bounce-along number!
Follow The Son This one goes with ‘ a swing’!
Give Thanks To Jesus This is another one of Chris’ earlier songs. It was written for ‘The New Countryfolk’, a highly successful folk trio, of which he was a member! Here’s a picture of them in their ‘glory days’, when they sang with Cliff Richard! (in case you’re wondering, Chris is on the left of the picture)
Glory! This one is Self-explanatory!
Halleluja! So is this!
He Is Everywhere! Says it all, doesn’t it?!
In My Heart We entered this one in an International song-writing competition. Each entry was voted-for via Facebook and Twitter. We came 60-something out of approx 300 entries, with about 70 votes. The winner had well over 30,000 votes!! What it is to have a large contact list! Despite all that, I hope you like this one
Let Us Sing Short and sweet, this is another one from ‘the old days’ …. 1969!
Lift Your Voice Lift your voice, Halleluja!
Light Up Your Light Don’t hide it under a bushel!
Make A Cheerful Noise There’s a little reference to ‘Angel Voices’ (our lovely Gospel Choir at St.Mary’s) in this one
Make Some Noise! A bright ‘action’ song
Make Time For Jesus I’ll second that!
On The Road To Glory One of our favourites!
On The Rock ‘You are the rock; on you I will build my Church’
Praise Him! This is one of our favourites! It goes with a real good ‘lick’….. Give it some welly!!
Rise Up And Sing To Him A good ‘all-rounder’
Shout For Glory A bright and lively song, which is popular with the children!
Sing & Shout For Glory Here’s another ‘oldie’, and one that The New Countryfolk sang regularly, back in the late 60’s – early 70’s
Stand Up This one was inspired by the story of ‘the woman who was bent double’. Jesus told her to ‘Stand up!’
The Lighthouse Of The Lord Don’t hide your light under a bushel!
The Train To Heaven We have an autistic son who loves trains. In July 2013, we had a wonderful holiday in North Wales, with train rides every day (some on narrow-gauge steam trains!). One day, as we waited for the train to arrive, and then as we sat in the carriage, admiring the wonderful views, I looked around and these words began to form in my mind. The tune was a natural progression from that! This lively, and very popular, song ‘chuffs along’ very well!!
Time Sitting on a bench on the seafront, watching the sun-set and people going by! Every so often someone stops to tap the front of their sandals/shoes to shift, or knock-out, the sand or stones that have become lodged in there. Music drifts across from the Beach Mission ….. Lots of folk sitting, and watching the world go by, and all with one thing in common: time on their hands…….
Trinity another self-explanatory song
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