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SINGING THE SCRIPTURES #4

Our latest project is writing simple Scripture songs for use around the world. 

Please tell us your favorite Bible verse
and maybe we will write a song for YOU  !!

Ralph Merrifield
 

 

Get Behind Me, Satan ! (Luke 4:4, 8, 12  NKJV)

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Dedicated to Dan Khisa, from Kenya

Get behind me, Satan !  Get behind me, Satan !
Get behind me, Satan !  Jesus said. (2x)

1. It is written, ‘Man shall not live
by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ (2x)

2. It is written, ‘You shall worship
the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ (2x)

3. It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the 
Lord your God.’ ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ (2x)

Get behind me, Satan !  Get behind me, Satan !
Get behind me, Satan !  Jesus said. (2x)


 

Do Not Be Anxious (Philippians 4:6-7  NIV)

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Dedicated to John Lopeyok, from Mozambique
and Jim DeVere, from America

Do not be anxious about anything, 
but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.

And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, 
will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.



Let Everything That Has Breath  (Psalm 150  NIV)

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Dedicated to John Leiyo, from Kenya

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord (2x)

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.  So... (chorus)

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,  So... (chorus)

praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.  So... (chorus)

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord


You Are A Chosen People  (1 Peter 2:9  NIV)

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Dedicated to Titus Wonguahn, from Liberia

You are a chosen people, (You are a chosen people)
a royal priesthood, (a royal priesthood)
a holy nation, (a holy nation)
God’s special possession, (God’s special possession)

that you may declare (that you may declare)
the praises of Him  (the praises of Him)
who called you out of darkness (who called you out of darkness)
into His wonderful light. (into His wonderful light.)

 

God Exalted Him  (Philippians 2:9-11 NIV)

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Dedicated to Thomas Y. Sesay, from Sierra Leone
 

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow (repeat)

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
Jesus Christ is Lord, Jesus Christ is Lord,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. (repeat)

 

Enter Through The Narrow Gate  (Matthew 7:13-14 NIV)

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Dedicated to Victor Phiri, from Malawi

Enter through the narrow gate. Enter through the narrow gate.
Enter through the narrow gate that leads to life.
Enter through the narrow gate. Enter through the narrow gate.
Enter through the narrow gate that leads to life.

For wide is the gate (xx) and broad is the road (xx)
that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. (repeat)
So.......  (chorus)

But small is the gate (xx) and narrow the road (xx)
that leads to life, and only a few find it. (repeat)
So.......  (chorus)



Let Your Light Shine Before Others  (Matthew 5:16 NIV) 

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Dedicated to Okechukwu Onyema, from Nigeria

Let your light shine before others, 
that they may see your good deeds 
and glorify your Father,
your Father in heaven. (repeat)

Let your light shine, let your light shine, 
Let your light shine before others (repeat)

 

For I Know  (Jeremiah 29:11-12 NIV)

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Dedicated to Amony Prossy, from South Sudan

“For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you“
declares the Lord,

“plans to give you hope and a future.
Then you will call on me
and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you.”


The Spirit Of The Lord
 (Luke 4:18-19 NIV)

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Suggested by Michael Obonyo, from Kenya

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, (The Spirit of the Lord is on me)
because he has anointed me (because he has anointed me)
to proclaim good news, (to proclaim good news)
good news to the poor. (good news to the poor)

He has sent me to proclaim (He has sent me to proclaim)
freedom for the prisoners (freedom for the prisoners)
and recovery of sight, (and recovery of sight)
of sight for the blind (of sight for the blind)   (chorus)

He has sent me (He has sent me)
to set the oppressed free (to set the oppressed free)
to proclaim the year (to proclaim the year)
of the Lord’s favor.”  (of the Lord’s favor)   (chorus)

 

Heal Me, Lord  (Jeremiah 17:14  NIV) 

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Dedicated to John Leiyo, from Kenya
 

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved. (repeat)

for You are the one I praise.
You are the one I praise.

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved. (repeat)

 

Ask, Seek, Knock  (Matthew 7:7-8  NIV)

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Dedicated to Thomas Y Sesay, from Sierra Leone

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
Ask and seek and knock

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; 
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you. Ask and seek and knock

Ask and seek and knock. Ask and seek and knock

 


I Am A Stranger  (Psalm 119: 19-20, 15-18, 24 & 28 NIV)

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Dedicated to Victor Phiri, from Malawi

I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

1) I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. (chorus)

2) Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. (chorus)

3) Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. (chorus)


 

These web pages also contains songs written during this period.

"Singing The Scriptures #1"

"Singing The Scriptures #2"

"Singing The Scriptures #3"

"Singing The Scriptures #5"

"This Season Of Life #1"

"This Season Of Life #2"

"Redeemed !!"

 

How our Scripture songs are being used in Asia

 

 
The web page "Scripture Songs"
contains many other songs written for this purpose.

 

All songs copyright 2019, Ralph Merrifield.
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

You have our encouragement and permission to duplicate and share these songs
for all "not-for-profit" purposes (ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, web sites,
give-away copies). Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks!!!

 

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