Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Living Waters-style Holy Week



https://www.reverbnation.com/livingwaters/song/16174476-a-stand-of-courage

https://www.reverbnation.com/livingwaters/song/4847396-i-will-go-one-take-live

Here are two songs appropriate for this time. First, something that I threw together on GarageBand once, a song I'd had in my head since I was a teen: "A Stand of Courage". It describes the type of selfless, wholly confident hope that Christ modelled and provided through his Passion. The second song, "I Will Go", we recorded in one take live in the early nineties; it's a little uneven in the balance of tracks, but well worth it for capturing our 'live feel' in our prime. It is drawn from one of Isaiah's Suffering Servant passages about that same courage. Here are the lyrics for you:

A Stand of Courage by Mark A. Lajoie
Copyright 2011, RN SR 679-889
Deep in my sor-row and my pain
There still re-mains
A pil-lar of help for a-ny yelp of hu-man mi-ser-y
With help from you and God I'll find out where it lies
And we shall de-fy i-mag-i-na-tion
With a stand of cour-age
A stand of cour-age
With a stand of en-cour-age-ment
With a stand of cou-rage
Yeah, Yeah!
Ooooooooo!
Spi-rit of love, Spi-rit of life
You are the peace with-in our strife
You are the key that sets the cap-tives free
You are the two-edged sword that cuts through all the lies
And we shall de-fy i-mag-i-na-tion
With a stand of cou-rage
He'll be my cou-rage
Won't you be my in-spi-ra-tion
With a stand of cou-rage
Yeah, Yeah!
With a stand of cour-age
Yeah!

I WILL GO
by Mark A. Lajoie
Copyright 2011, RN SR 679-889
CHORUS
Let me hear
Let me see
Let me see what I should be
How to be me in you
Let me know
I will go
If you show me
I will fol-low
I will go with you
CHORUS
I will go Lord
I will go go go go
Day by day you o-pen my ear
I have not turned back in my fear
You've shown me how to live
You'll show me how to die
I will go Lord
I will go
CHORUS
I will go Lord
I will go go go go
I gave my back to those who beat me
Know-ing no-thing can de-feat me
I may go so far but you are near
Let me hear!
(lead)
I will go Lord
I will go Lord
I will go go go go
I will go