Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Deja vu

This is another of the songs I wrote when I was in the church

I was nailed up next to Jesus and there, before my eyes
A roman soldier speared him, and much to my surprise
His blood it flowed quite freely and then I saw the sign
Above his head a notice that would stand the test of time

The crowd around the spectacle the mocked him and they jeered
They didn’t know the power he’d have all throughout these years
The man they nailed up to the cross who bought us all good news
Was the undisputed leader the king of all the Jews

I looked at him and in his eyes the soul of all mankind
Why couldn’t these people see this they really must be blind
And quietly as he hung there these words he spoke for you
“Father please forgive them for they know not what they do”

My heart filled with emotion and deep love for this man
If I could be there with him do you really think I can?
I said, “Lord please forgive me for all the wrong I’ve done.
He said “I’ll have a place for you beside my fathers throne

And a light came from the heavens and the father of that man
Said, “Come up here beside me and join the son of man
All bathed in light the angels sang glory to the lord
And all around I saw them there was a heavenly hoard

There was Abraham and Moses and David up on high
Saints and sinners all of them around them glorified
Then somewhere in the distance a rumbling was heard
And Jesus Christ our saviour was there to give the word

He said he’d take the sinners and pardon every one
If only they believed in him , well he was God’s only son
The people all around him sang glory to his name
They sang the very praise of him life never would be the same.

And suddenly this wonderment for all its heavenly guise
Slipped into the distance as I opened up my eyes
I heard the keys a clanking as they opened up the door
And suddenly I realised just what they came here for

Today I go to Calvary to pay there for my crimes
And the horror rose inside of me as I longed for better times
The dragged me to the courtyard and whipped me to the floor
And all that pain and suffering I couldn’t take ant more

I could hear the people  shouting at the man who’d just been led
And very soon that wretched man would oh so soon be dead
I put a shoulder under the wooden cross that was there
With my last remaining energy I raised it in the air

I stumbled through the crowd that stood outside the gate
Those people didn’t know me but they cursed me with their hate
I knew I wouldn’t be alive next time the sun went down
I carried the cross upon my back to a hill outside of town

I was nailed up next to Jesus and there, before my eyes
A roman soldier speared him, and much to my surprise
His blood it flowed quite freely and then I saw the sign
Above his head a notice that would stand the test of time

The king of all the Jews
The king of all the Jews
Praise to the Lord
Amen
Praise to the Lord
Amen

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

HOLY JESUS BE WITH ME

I am not a great one for the church though I used to go regularly. I was in my late thirties when I joined the church band and started writing songs, this was one of them. It was a favourite among the band members.

HOLY JESUS BE WITH ME
AND TAKE AWAY ALL THE PAIN
HELP ME THROUGH THE SORROW
TILL I CAN RISE ONCE AGAIN

PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH PRAISE TO THE LORD

I REMEMBER WHEN AS A CHILD
YOU WERE ALWAYS BY MY SIDE
TO EASE ME THROUGH THE SADNESS
TILL I COULD SMILE ONCE AGAIN

PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH PRAISE TO THE LORD

AND THEN AS I GREW OLDER
THOUGH I TURNED AWAY FROM YOU
WHEN EVER I WAS LONELY
FOR ME YOU ALWAYS CAME THROUGH

PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH PRAISE TO THE LORD

AND WHEN I'M IN LIFES AUTUMN
AND WINTER IS DRAWING NEAR
I KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE AT THE END
TO HELP ME THROUGH ANY FEAR

PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH PRAISE TO THE LORD

HOLY JESUS MAKE FOR ME
A PLACE WITH YOU ON HIGH
WHEN MY LIFE IS OVER
I'LL BE THERE BY AND BY


PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH PRAISE TO THE LORD
PRAISE TO THE LORD GLORY TO GOD
WAY UP ON HI-I-IGH A--- MEN