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“The Peter Song” – an ever-evolving/adapting ministry song with kids

Been working on a kids song – The Peter Song – covering six chapters in the apostle Peter’s life in the gospels. Haven’t even touched Acts. Where once it was 3 1/2 minute marathon (completely non-kids-applicable) … I’ve now edited it right down, with each iteration just tackling two of the six segments.   Really, the verses are quite interchangeable. The pattern is simply this:

 

  • one verse
  • another verse
  • bridge
  • reprise one of the two earlier verses 🙂

Enjoy!   Blessings, David

backing track mp3 (shorter version)

Here’s the leadsheet for download. As per leadsheet here are three sets of lyrics:

  1. Peter
    Peter loves fishing
    Peter loves fishing
    By the sea
    Jesus
    Jesus says, “Peter”
    Jesus says, “Peter,
    Follow me”

2.   Peter
Peter is sinking
Peter is sinking
Water deep
Jesus
Jesus says, “Peter
Peter, have faith in
Faith in me” 

Oh Jesus
You are Lord, You are God
You are Saviour, Friend
Jesus you love, forgive
You love, you live
I’ll follow you to the end!

  1. Peter
    Peter loves fishing
    Peter loves fishing
    By the sea
    Jesus
    Jesus says Peter
    Jesus says Peter
    Follow me


3.  Peter
Peter is saying
Peter is saying
“You are Christ;
Son of
Son of the living
Son of the living
Living God”

4. Peter
Peter denying
Peter denying
Knowing Christ
Jesus
Jesus forgiving
Dying and rising
From the Cross    

Oh Jesus
You are Lord, You are God
You are Saviour, Friend
Jesus you love, forgive
You love, you live
I’ll follow you to the end!

4. Peter
Peter denying
Peter denying
Knowing Christ
Jesus
Jesus forgiving
Dying and rising
From the Cross    


5. Peter
Peter goes fishing
Peter goes fishing
By the sea
Jesus
Jesus says,”Peter”
Jesus says,”Peter
follow me”

6. Peter
Peter says, “Jesus”
Peter says, “Jesus
Yes, I do”
Jesus
Jesus says, “Peter
Feed my sheep now
Love them too
Love them too
Love them too!”

Oh Jesus
You are Lord, You are God
You are Saviour, Friend
Jesus you love, forgive
You love, you live
I’ll follow you to the end!

6. Peter
Peter says, “Jesus”
Peter says, “Jesus
Yes, I do”
Jesus
Jesus says, “Peter
Feed my sheep now
Love them too
Love them too
Love them too!”

David MacGregor
© 2018 Willow Publishing

Can anything good?

Hi

On a bit of a roll with this songwriting.  This Sunday’s gospel passage, in which Jesus calls Philip, and then Philip invites Nathanael to “Come and see” includes Nathanael’s memorable and cynical question: Can anything good come out of Nazareth?   It’s one of the Bible’s most amazing pieces of irony (or is it paradox).  Doesn’t matter.

That obviously got me thinking.  I was somewhat stimulated by a helpful piece of reflection by UCA minister Jeff Shrowder:

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
How often we scorn or deprecate ‘the other’:
someone from the other side of town,
from over the river,
from the across the rail line,
from the community whose football team
is our archrival,
or from a country and culture
that is not ‘ours’.
And yet
if we dare investigate more closely
we may find in ‘the other’
not just ourselves
but also the glory of God.
“Come and see.”
              Jeff Shrowder, © 2012

Anyhow … at 3 am a few early mornings ago I find myself wide awake with a good chunk of the song I’ve subsequently written: Can anything good?  I’m really happy with it.  Fairly boppy, with it  pulled back somewhat in the the bridge sections.  Full piano score and chords here.  Lyrics below.  Some sort of backing track (maybe even full vocals by the end of this week).

Blessings – David

CAN ANYTHING GOOD ?

Can anything good come out of Naz’reth
To make a difference, change it all
Come from such low repute
Despite such scorn, dispute
To make a difference for us all?

Can anything good come out of Naz’reth?
You brought the best from those you called
Jesus, you gave them hope
Jesus, you gave your life
to make a difference for us all.

Blind will see
Captives free
Poor find news so good
Those oppressed
Will be free
You are love, God, good

Can anything good come out of Naz’reth?
You’re found Lord too
In those so not like us
whose ways are not our own
There too your face is shown
to makes a difference to us all

Can anything good come out of Naz’reth?
Christ sees the good in who we are
The promise gifted there to
brighten the world somewhere
and make a difference to us all

Blind will see , captives free …

Can anything good come out of Naz’reth?
You call us now God. “Come and see.”
O may we hear your call
O may we heed your call
Come make a difference to us
Come make a difference to us
Come make a difference to us all.

David MacGregor  © 2012 Willow publishing



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