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Songs in the Video

Music is central to most religious rituals. Many of the world's greatest composers have written music for the Catholic liturgy. The Holiness and Pentecostal tradition, of which Brother Branham was a part, take the Biblical injunction to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" literally. Their services are often largely musical. In the Eastern Mountains, people came to camp meetings where they would hold all-night sings.

European missionaries brought Christian hymns with them to Africa and taught these humns to their congregations. Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya were all British colonies, so the missionaries brought English-language hymns along with an English language educational system and social institutions. The Catholic missionaries brought the Latin mass, and accompanying music. The spoken and sung languages link people around the world, transcending national boundaries and ethnic differences.

This video contains only a small number of the songs we heard during the ceremonies dedicating the Bible Believers church, and in an earlier service we attended.

 

At the Cross
Song led by John Danquah, Congregation at Bible Believers Church dedication, Yazoo City, Mississippi, Sept. 27, 2004

by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 and Ralph E. Hudson. 1843-1901

Alas and did my savior bleed
and did my sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

Was it for crimes that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!


Other verses, not sung:

Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—
And bathed in its own blood—
While the firm mark of wrath divine,
His Soul in anguish stood.

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While Calvary's dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.

Kyrie and Gloria

Sung by Our Lady of the Lake Choir, August 29, 2003.

Kyrie:
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy

Gloria:
Lord Jesus Christ only Son of the Father,
have mercy on us.
You take away the sin of the world:
have mercy upon us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lead Me Lord

Sung by Michelle Roberts, Pauline Danquah, Veronica Danquah, Sharlene Marcano, Alissa Marcano, Rebekah Roberts, Grace Tombe, Lois Danquah

Lead me Lord, I will follow.
Lead me Lord, I will go.
You have called me, I will answer,
lead me Lord, I will go.

Lead me Lord. Lead me Lord, I will follow, Yes I will follow.
Lead me Lord, I will go.
You have called me. I will answer.
Lead me Lord, I will go.

(Lead Me, Lord words and music by Wayne and Elizabeth Goodine © 1994 NewSpring Publishing.)

He Will Do It Again
Sr. Sharee Roberts

You may be down and feel like God
has somehow forgotten
that you are faced with circumstances
You can't get through.
And right now it seems there's no way out
And you're going under.
But God's proved time and time again
He will take care of you.

Chorus:
And he will do it again,
He'll do it again. He will do it again.
If you just take a look
At where you're now
And where you've been.
Hasn't He always come through for you?
He's the same now as then.
You may not know how,
You may not know when,
But He'll do it again.

God knows the things that you're going through.
And He knows how you're hurting.
And you see, God knows just how your heart
Has been broken in two.
But He's the God of the sun, the moon, and the stars,
And he is your Father.
If He can calm the storm
I know He'll find the way to fix it for you.

Chorus

He's still God, and He's fighting for you
Yes, He's still God and He's never change
Oh, I know that He's God
And He's fighting for you
Just like Moses, just like Daniel
Just like Meshach, Shadrach, Abednego
He'll do it again for you, He'll do it again,
If you just take a look at where you are now
and where you have been
Hasn't He always come through for you,
He's the same now as then
You may not know how, you may not know when,
but He'll do it again

You may not know how, you may not know when, but He'll do it again.

See Deby Jolley's page for a text of the song, linked from this family history page

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