Planning Music for Faith and Light Meetings

There are no hard and fast rules but one thing is for certain, most Faith and Light communities love to sing.

It is very helpful if you can get people to lead the songs on guitar. There are some songs which are familiar to many Faith and Light communities. The words to these songs are posted below. If none of your members can play a musical instrument then you have two choices: use recorded music of your own choice or order a CD of Faith and Light songs compiled by Kirt Bromley (kirtbromley@yahoo.com) which include many of the songs below. The latter is available for shipping costs.

Another possibility is to look around for young people in your neighborhood who can play guitar. Contact the youth minister at the local parochial high school or the local church. In addition to getting a music leader you also get the involvement of your local youth which is so essential to building and broadening your Faith and Light community.

Familiar Faith and Light Songs:

The Community Song

It's me. It's me. It's me that builds community.
It's me. It's me. It's me that builds community
It's me. It's me. It's me that builds community. It's me that builds community…oh, oh, oh
            Roll it over the ocean, roll it over the sea, go back to your lives and build community.
            Roll it over the ocean, roll it over the sea, go back to your lives and build community.
It's you…
It's us…
It's love…
It's Christ…
It's me, it's you, it's us, it's love, it's Christ that builds community…oh, oh, oh..

Deep Down in My Heart

1. I love the Father, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
It's gotta be deep, deep, down, down, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
2. I love Jesus, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
It's gotta be deep, deep, down, down, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
3. I love the Spirit, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
It's gotta be deep, deep, down, down, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
4. I love the Faith and Light, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)
It's gotta be deep, deep, down, down, Deep down in my heart. (repeat)

This Little Light of Mine

1. This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine, (3x), let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
2. Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine (3x), let it shine (3x)
3. Jesus lives in me, I'm gonna let Him shine (3x), Iet Him shine,
4. Jesus lives in you, I can see Him shine, (3x), see Him shine, Him shine, see Him shine.
5. Faith and Light is with me, I'm gonna let Him shine. (3X) let Him shine, (3x)

I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back.

Tho' no one join me, still I will follow, (3x) No turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross before me, (3x) No turning back, no turning back.

 Oh, How I love Jesus
1. There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; it sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth.
Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!
2. It tells me of a Savior's love, who died to set me free; it tells me of His precious blood, the sinner's perfect plea.
3. It tells me what my Father hath in store for ev'ry day; And tho' I tread a darksome path, yields sunshine all the way.
4. It tells of One whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe, who in each sorrow bears a part, that none can bear below.
 
Father We Adore You
Father we adore You, lay our lives before You, how we love You.
Jesus we adore You, lay our lives before You, how we love You.
Spirit we adore You, lay our lives before You, how we love You.
Precious Lord we adore You, lay our lives before You, how we love You.
 
He Is Lord
He Is Lord He is Lord, He is Lord. He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 God Is So Good

God Is so good, God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, so good to us.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia      
Onyame ye, Onyame ye, Onyame ye. Onyame ye
Deos estan bueno, Deos estan bueno, Deus estan bueno, con nos ostros

SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD
1. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me,
    Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me,
    Melt me, Mold me, Fill me, Use me,
   Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me.
2. Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us   (Repeat 1st Verse, except use 'us' instead of me)

In the Light of God

We are marching in the light of God, we are marching in the light of God.
We are marching in the light of God, we are marching in the light of God.
We are marching, we are marching ohh! We are marching in the light of God.
We are marching, we are marching ohh! We are marching in the light of God.

 We are singing in the light of God, we are singing in the light of God.
We are singing in the light of God, we are singing in the light of God.
We are singing, we are singing ohh! We are singing in the light of God.
We are singing, we are singing ohh! We are singing in the light of God.

 We are praying in the light of God, we are praying in the light of God.
We are praying in the light of God, we are praying in the light of God.
We are praying, we are praying ohh! We are praying in the light of God.
We are praying, we are praying ohh! We are praying in the light of God.

 We are dancing in the light of God, we are dancing in the light of God.
We are dancing in the light of God, we are dancing in the light of God.
We are dancing, we are dancing ohh! We are dancing in the light of God.
We are dancing, we are dancing ohh! We are dancing in the light of God.

 Come and Go with me

Come and go with me to my Father's house, to my Father's house, to my Father's house.
Come and go with me to my Father's house, where there's joy, joy, joy.
2. It's not very far to my Father's House…
3. Jesus is the Way to my Father's house…
4. Jesus is the Light in my Father's house…
5. All is peace and love in my Father's house…
6. We will dance and sing in my Father's house…

 Come by here

Come by here my Lord, Come by here... Come by here my Lord, Come by here.
Come by here my Lord, Come by here...  Oh, Lord, come by here.

Someone's singing, Lord, come by here...     
Someone's dancing, Lord come by here...
Someone's crying, Lord, come by here...      
Someone's praying, Lord, come by here...    
Someone's happy, Lord, come by here...

 Peace before us, peace behind us

1. Peace before us, peace behind us, peace under our feet.
Peace within us, peace over us, let all around us be peace.
2. Love before us, love behind us, love under our feet.
Love within us, love over us, let all around us be love.
3. Light before us, light behind us, light under our feet .
Light within us, light over us, let all around us be light.
4. Christ before us, Christ behind us, Christ under our feet.
Christ within us, Christ over us, let all around us be Christ.  5. Alleluia, Alleluia ......

 Amazing Grace

1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I'm found was blind, but now I see.
2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fear relieved. How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.
3. Through many dangers, toils and snares we have already come. Taws grace that brought us safe this far, and grace will bring us home.
4. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds to a true believer's ear. It soothes his sorrows and heals his wounds, and drives away his tears.

 Lay Your Hands

Lay Your hands gently upon us. Let their touch render Your peace. Let them bring Your forgiveness and healing. Lay Your hands,  gently lay Your hand

1. You were sent to free the broken hearted. You were sent to give sight to the blind: You desire to heal all our illnesses. Lay Your hands gently, lay Your hands.

2. Lord, we come to You through one another. Lord, we come to You in our need. Lord, we come to You seeking wholeness. Lay Your hands gently, lay Your hands.

 Everyone Moved By the Spirit

Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son and daughter of God. Led by the fire of His love we will live in the light of the Lord. We will live in the light of the Lord.
1.Come, O Spirit of Jesus. Come in the power of His Name. Renew the depths of our hearts.
2. Come, O Spirit of Jesus. Send forth the power of Your love. Renew the face of the earth.

 Fiesta Fiesta Fiesta de Fe

Fiesta, fiesta, fiesta de Fe, Fiesta, fiesta, fiesta de luz.
Fiesta, fiesta, fiesta de Fe, Fiesta, fiesta, fiesta de luz.
1. Aleluya, alelya, Es fe y luz el gran encuentro con Jesus.
2. Aleluya, cantaremos, Es fe y luz el gran encuentro con Jesus.
3. Aleluya, bailaremos, Es fe y luz el gran encuentro con Jesus.
4. Alleluia, alleluia, in Faith and Light we meet with Jesus face to face.

 Vienen Con Alegria

Vienen con alegria Senor, cantando, vienen con alegria Senor, los que caminan por la vida, Senor, sembrando to paz y-amor.

Vienen con alegria Senor, cantando, vienen con alegria Senor, los que caminan por la vida, Senor, sembrando to paz y-amor.

 Vienen trayendo la esprenza, a un mundo cagado de ansiedad, un
mundo que buse y que no alcanza caminos de amor y de amistad.(refrain)

Vienen trayendo entre sus manos esfuerzos de hemanos por la paz, deseos de un mundo mas humano que nacen del bien y la verdad. (refrain)

 Father make us one.    Pere Unis Nous Tous

Father make us one. Father make us one,
That the world may trust in Your love. Father make us one.

 Pere, unis nous tous. Pere, unis nous tous.
Que le monde croie en ton amour. Pere, unis nous tous.

 Father make us one. Father make us one.
That the world may know You've sent Your son. Father make us one.

 Pere unis nous tous. Pere unis nous tous.
Comme Toi en moi, Toi en moi. Pere unis nous tous.

 Padre, unenos todos. Padre, unenos todos.
Que el mundo crea en tu amor. Padre, unenos todos.

 
Gratitude For Love    contact Kirt Bromley for musical notation                                

Chorus: Gratitude for love. Gratitude for love. A gift I did not earn. A gift that I receive.
Gratitude for love. It penetrates my soul. A gift of joy and hope. A gift of faith and light.
 
There's a hunger in my heart, there's a hole in my soul.
All the things I have will never satisfy.
The love of God has touched me and has shown me the way.
I want a love like God's love that won't go away.

 If I say that I love you, I will not run away.
I will stay and accept you for my love is real.
If you do things that hurt me, I will stand off and pray.
I will be close by no matter how I feel.

 When I saw you this morning, there was joy in your face.
You had love in your smile and in your warm embrace.
The love in your eyes touched me deep in my soul.
Your love like God's love, helps me to be whole.

 He was called disabled, but his heart was strong and full.
His smile was accepting and his joy touched my soul.
When he gave me his greeting it came straight from the heart.
His meaning was acceptance and such love makes me whole.

 He Has Done Great Things For Me
1. He has done great things for me, great things, great things!
He has done great things for me.
2. I'm gonna be a witness for him, witness, witness.
I'm gonna be witness for him.
3. I'm gonna let my little light shine, shine, shine.
I'm gonna let my little light shine.
4. He has made a way for me, made a way, made a way.
He has made a way for me.
5. He will see you safely through, safely through, safely through,
He will see you safely through.
6. He will give you joy and peace of mind, joy and peace, joy and peace.
7. He will give you joy and peace of mind.
8. He will give you victory, victory, victory.

 
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