Archive for May, 2012

Filed Under (Song of the Week) by Rob on 26-05-2012

Go to All Nations!

That’s what Jesus said to his disciples in Matthew 28 (read it here).

Now, fristly, apologies for the long gap since the last “weekly” song! The transition back to the home culture always takes a long time and I also find it totally zaps my creativity for a while. Not to worry – a new song is here!

Thankfully, my faithful electric piano made it home safely, having been from Bamako to Dakar to The Gambia! In the previous two songs, you can see it in two of those locations. Now, here it is in my conservatory in England (and a jolly nice sunny day it is too!)

So, it was high time two things happened in Western worship: (i) That a song be written which specifically presents Jesus’ command (and challenge) to all his disciples to GO. And (ii) That more songs in a reggae style be composed. Besides the old chestnut of “It is the cry of my heart” there are virtually no other songs in this rhythmic, accessible and enjoyable genre. Now there’s one more! Here it is:

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You will receive power
When my Spirit comes upon you
And you will be my witnesses
Throughout the whole earth

Go! Go! Go to all nations
And make them my disciples
Go! Go! Whatever it may cost you
Baptizing and instructing them
So they can do the same

Only in my name
You will perform great miracles
To heal the sick and ailing
And show my words are true

Put your trust in me
With all your heart and mind
And together we’ll accomplish this
The time has come for you to: