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Stephen C. Rose Demos of Original Music Mainly for Church Use

Listen to New Rain. This is a recording recounting the life of Jesus I wrote and made in the 1970s. It is over 50 minutes but worth a hearing, I believe. Just Click the play button. Adjust volume on your computer. Enjoy.

How beautiful upon the mountain
Are the feet of those who preach
Good news good news
Good news how beautiful

VERSE 1

Instead of the thorn tree
Shall rise up the fir tree
Instead of the briar
The myrtle shall you see

CHORUS

How beautiful upon the mountain
Are the feet of those who preach
Good news good news
Good news how beautiful

VERSE 2

Blind eyes opening
Prison bars breaking
Old foundations shaking
On that glorious day

CHORUS

How beautiful upon the mountain
Are the feet of those who preach
Good news good news
Good news how beautiful

ALTERNATIVE CODA:

Good news how beautiful [with retard]

Words and Music
c Copyright 2006 By Stephen C. Rose
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Key: F Tempo 112

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Judge not that you be not judged
Condemn not lest you be condemned
Fear not for all lives they are judged
We shall be all judged by Abba’s love
Oh yes we shall all be judged by Abba’s love
Oh we are all judged by Abba’s love

Words and Music
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Create In Us The Minds To See

Create in us the minds to see
Through skies of cloud and rain
The One Who sets all sinners free
The One Who comes again

Create in us the faith to feel
His healing hands caress
With a love so so rare so real
His name we must confess

Create in us the will to cling
To every precious word
Each word is good news taking wing
To fly through all the earth

Create in us the hearts to beat
To such amazing grace
And eyes that see beyond defeat
His resurrected face

And when that happy moment comes
When we see past the veil
We’ll see Your crystal fountains run
With love that cannot fail

c Copyright 2004 by Stephen C. Rose
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Common Meter 86.86 as in “Am I A Soldier of The Cross?”

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Beatitudes Song

VERSE

Blessed are you poor in spirit
Heaven’s kingdom shall be yours
Blessed all who mourn and suffer
Know that Abba’s love endures
Blessed all you meek and humble
You will own this whole world wide
Blessed every justice seeker
Justice shall not be denied
Blessed all who practice mercy
Mercy then you shall receive
Blessed all you pure-in-hearted
You will have no cause to grieve

VERSE

Though you may face persescution
Abba’s kingdom you shall know
All who suffer for my name’s sake
To that blessed place shall go
Jesus made these simple statements
By the Galilean lake
Only as they are remembered
Do we know which path to take
Know the truth is not defeated
Though the earth see misery
Happiness and joy are treasures
For all those with eyes to see

CODA

Blessed are you poor in spirit
Heaven’s kingdom shall be yours
Blessed all who mourn and suffer
Know that Abba’s love endures
Know that Abba’s love endures

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Oh Come To Me

Oh come to me all who seek rest
Come all who thirst for righteousness
Come all all who burdens would confess
Oh come to me oh come to me

Oh come to me I’ll wash your feet
And if you wish to follow me
Then as as a servant you shall be
Oh come to me oh come to me

Oh come to me this bread I take
This is my body see it break
Know that I do this for your sake
Oh come to me oh come to me

Oh come to me this wine I pour
This is my blood I shed it for
All who would enter heaven’s door
Oh come to me oh come to me

This comunion I freely give
To all who truly wish to live
To serve to love and to forgive
Oh come to me oh come to me

CODA

Oh come to me oh come to me

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Who Is The One Who Said?

Who is the one who said
Who is the one who said
As you did it to the least so you did it to me
Who is the one who said

Bread for the hungry
Water for the thirsty
And love for enemies and then
Your light will shine in the darkness
And your gleam be as the noonday sun

The Lord breaks every bond
Judgment’s sure to come
As you did it to the least so you did it to me
Who is the one who said

Bread for the hungry
Water for the thirsty
And love for enemies and then
Your light will shine in the darkness
And your gleam be as the noonday sun

Let the little children come
Let the little children come
As you did it to the least so you did it to me
Who is the one who said

Bread for the hungry
Water for the thirsty
And love for enemies and then
Your light will shine in the darkness
And your gleam be as the noonday sun

CODA

And then your light will shine in the darkness
And your gleam be as the noonday sun

Words and Music c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
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The Lord’s Prayer Song

Abba whose home in heaven is
Holy and hallowed is your name
Let your realm come, your will be done
Til earth and heaven are the same

Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive the wrongs that we have done
As we forgive those who do wrong
Lead us not into temptation

Deliver us from evil Lord
And guide us safely to your shore
Yours is the power to heal and mend
Yours is the glory evermore

C Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
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Meter LM 88 88 88 [Doxology] Tune: Old Hundredth

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It’s The Sweetest Freedom

VS 1.
Wandering and broken
Empty as can be
We fall at your altar
Longing to be free
From your crystal fountain
Comes the saving flow
It’s the sweetest freedom
Anyone can know

VS 2.
Wash us clean oh Abba
Lift us make us whole
Healing grace descending
Let the Spirit roll
From your crystal fountain
Comes the saving flow
It’s the sweetest freedom
Anyone can know

VS 3.
Wash us clean oh Abba
Holy Spirit fall
Filling us oh Abba
With your all in all
From your crystal fountain
Comes the saving flow
It’s the sweetest freedom
Anyone can know

66 66 66 66 as in “Welcome Happy Morning”

c Copyright 1996, 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
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Come Now, You Rich

Come now you rich
Cast all your pride away
Place your faith
In the things that shall remain
Good deeds a giving heart
Love flowing free
A fountain of mercy
That has no boundary

Come now you mighty
Cast all your power aside
So you may hear the one
Who pointed to the child
Good deeds a giving heart
Love flowing free
A fountain of mercy
That has no boundary

Goodness love and mercy
Humble though they be
Are worth more than the mighty deeds
Of presidents and kings
Good deeds a giving heart
Love flowing free
A fountain of mercy
That has no boundary

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C,. Rose
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A Mighty Fortress Abba God

Verse 1
A mighty fortress Abba God
A bulwark never failing
Who stands with us amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing
There is an ancient foe
Whose still may work us woe
Be with us in this hour
And hold us in Your power
That we may love You only

Verse 2
Oh Jesus died that we might live
And share this earth’s abundance
Learning to love and to forgive
In faith and joy and wonder
He broke Satanic chains
And like the cleansing rain
Drove death’s domain away
And now there but remains
Our blindness to the victory

Verse 3
Yet still the principalities
And powers of evil flourish
Wherever vain confusion reigns
And hatred’s flames are nourished
But we are bold to say
We know a better way
It is the way of faith
Though we be made of clay
Through Jesus it shall save us

Verse 4
There is in every earthly power
The seed of prideful dreaming
And we still build our Babel towers
Confusing all life’s meanings
But still this world endures
Our future is secure
We live amid a grace
No power can deface
And faith shall triumph through us

Tune Name
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
Original Public Domain

Adapted lyrics.
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All Praise and Thanks To YOu

All praise and thanks to You
With hearts and hands and voices
What wonders You have done
In You this world rejoices
And from our parents’ arms
You bless us on our way
With countless gifts of love
They still are ours today

All praise and thanks to You
For choosing to be near us
With gifts of hope and joy
And blessed peace to cheer us
You circle us with grace
You guide us when perplexed
You free us from all ills
In this world and the next

All praise and thanks to you
In humble flesh revealing
Your gracious offering
Your sharing and Your healing
Eternal Holy One
All heaven and earth adore
You are our Savior now
And shall be evermore

c Copyright 2006 Stephen C. Rose

Tune is “Now Thank We All Our God” Nun Danket Unchanged, Public Domain

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All We Who Dwell Beneath The Skies

All we who dwell beneath the skies
To Abba every praise arise
Whose Holy Spirit lives in us
Fountain of every hope and trust

We fear not any earthly foe
As long as Abba’s blessings flow
We stand tall in the arms of grace
Praying to meet You face to face

When we come to Your tree of life
Beyond all tumult and all strife
Safely upon Your heavenly shore
To live with You forevermore

Tune: “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” (The Doxology) Public Domain

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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All Who Tell The Gospel Story

All who tell the gospel story
All who join the pilgrim search
All who sing creation’s glory
All who celebrate new birth
Come and worship come and worship
Let our praise fill all the earth

Sages leave your contemplation
Let the still small voice be heard
Speaking truth to every nation
Let all hear the saving word
Come and worship come and worship
Let our praise fill all the earth

See now comes a shepherd seeking
Least and lost to join the fold
Every barrier defeating
Every creature in his hold
Come and worship come and worship
Let our praise fill all the earth

To the weary sweet refreshment
To the grieving strength and peace
To the anxious calm contentment
To the captive new release
Come and worship come and worship
Let our praise fill all the earth

Melody: Angels from The Realms of Glory (Regent Square) Public Domain

c Copyright 2006 Stephen C. Rose

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Make Me A Servant of The Cross

Make me a servant of the cross
Make this my only fame
That I did heed Your holy cause
And honor your dear name

Let me not travel to the skies
On flowery beds of ease
While others suffer grieve and die
Upon life’s stormy seas

For there are challenges to face
And evils to subdue
How small would be my share of grace
If I should turn from You

Make me a servant of the cross
Make this my only fame
That I did heed Your holy cause
And honor your dear name

Melody: Am I A Soldier of The Cross Public Domain

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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Abba Our Vision

Abba our vision the sight of our hearts
Always within us never to part
Deep in our thoughts by day and by night
Waking and sleeping we live by Your light

Abba our wisdom our holiest word
Constantly spoken constantly heard
Beacons of insight to show us the way
Help us to hear every word that You say

Abba our love our foundation of life
Give us the vision to move beyond strife
Wake us to heaven on earth let it be
Abba our vision oh help us to see

Abba Your mercy descends like fine rain
Washing us clean again and again
We forgive others forgiven we are
Abba our vision our bright guiding star

Abba our vision the sight of our hearts
Always within us never to part
Deep in our thoughts by day and by night
Waking and sleeping we live by Your light

Tune: “Be Thou Our Vision” Slane Public Domain

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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Brightest and Best of the Children of Morning

Brightest and best of the children of morning
Jesus our savior our friend and our guide
Born in a manger bereft of adorning
Message of Abba to spread this world wide

Brightest and best be our constant companion
Lift us from mourning from failure and despair
To highest mountains from deepest canyons
Help us to rise on the wings of our prayer

Brightest and best stay always beside us
Help us to see your face in everyone
And to repeat your sweet name Jesus
Til every good upon this earth is done

Melody Public Domain “Brightest and Best of The Sons of The Morning” Morning Star

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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Come All You Who Hear

Come all you who hear
The story proclaim
In every age
It is the same
How Jesus came to us
Our whole life to share
To teach and to heal
And all suffering to bear

He came to this earth
All people to save
He spoke as a prophet
And conquered the grave
Gave food to the multitudes
Sight to the blind
Miraculous advent
So loving so kind

We gather round Jesus
In hunger and thirst
We seek every gift that
He brought to this earth
Let us be as seeds that
Fall down to the ground
That new life in Jesus
May ever be found

Melody “Oh Worship The King” Hanover Public Domain

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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Abba Please Help Us We Pray

Verse 1
Abba please help us we pray
When all our skies seem gray
And we feel lost
Mired in our self-concern
Letting good bridges burn
Losing hold on Your Word
Oh such a cost

Verse 2
Help us see Jesus again
Standing upon the plain
Arms reaching out
Calling all sinners home
Touching the lost the lone
Leaving no unturned stone
Banishing doubt

Verse 3
Abba please help us revive
Our broken empty lives
Your Grace restores
Strength to our families
Joy to communities
Peace-giving unity
Open love’s doors

Verse 4
Finally anchored in You
Knowing all You can do
Our battle won
Our cares will be so slight
Living within Your light
Gospel truth shining bright
Bright as the sun

Tune is public domain “Come Thou Almighty King” unchanged.

c Copyright 1995 by Stephen C. Rose

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Love Song

VERSE 1
Patience is the gift love brings
Kindness is the song love sings
Love’s not jealous, boastful, proud
Doesn’t need to know the future now

VERSE 2
Love does not cleave to its own way
Love does not seek to win the day
Irritation robs its force
Resentment moves it from its course

CHORUS
In a mirror dim
We see the way
We’ll know the fullness
Of love one day
The perfect does not pass away
Finally only love remains

VERSE 3
Love rejoices in the right
Things go wrong there’s no delight
Follows through believes all things
Only to perfection clings

CHORUS
In a mirror dim
We see the way
We’ll know the fullness
Of love one day
The perfect does not pass away
Finally only love remains

BRIDGE:
I’m grown up now, my childhood’s o’er
I’m travelling toward love’s blissful shore
Faith, hope and love, we know these three
But only love remains eternally

CHORUS
In a mirror dim
We see the way
We’ll know the fullness
Of love one day
The perfect does not pass away
Finally only love remains

CODA
Finally only love remains

Original Words and Music c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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Your Lovingkindness

Verse 1
Your loving kindness
Is our foundation
Your tender mercies lift us high
Like sweet rain falling
Your love is calling
I will enfold You ever nigh

Verse 2
All our transgressions
Can be forgiven
If we receive You deep within
Open our eyes to see
Your way of mercy
Freeing this world from death and sin

Verse 3
Free in your spirit
Let the world hear it
Mercy triumphant peace unfurled
Standing forgiven
By Your grace driven
Sharing your love through all this world

By Stephen C. Rose
TUNE: “Fairest Lord Jesus” (St. Elizabeth)
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You Are The Salt

Verse 1

You are the salt, salt of the earth
That is your greatest gift
To heal the world of pain and hurt
And every spirit lift

Verse 2

If we have salt within ourselves
We have all that we need
If life should take that salt away
We bend like windswept reeds

Verse 3

The ways of peace depend upon
The salt that is within
It seasons all who hear the call
And a new life begin

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
Tune Traditional Public Domain “Amazing Grace
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Draw Us Closer to YOu

Verse 1
Draw us closer to You
In everything we do
Banish our fear
Stretch out Your healing hand
Help us to understand
Why we are called to stand
Ever more near

Verse 2
As we come closer we know
What lies past this world’s show
Joyful and clear
Light that shines ever true
Voice saying I love you
Spirit like morning dew
Ever more near

Verse 3
Closer yea closer we are
Receive our trembling hearts
Help us to steer
Only as You prevail
Does grace rule without fail
Making us fit to sail
Ever more near

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

Adapted Words
Tune: “Come Thou Almighty King

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Birthday Song

1.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem
Alleluia
Alpha and Omega
Amen

CHORUS:
Alleluia
What a happy birthday
Alleluia
What a happy birthday

2.
Suffering woman followed him
Alleluia
One touch ended her suffering
Alleluia

CHORUS:
Alleluia
What a happy birthday
Alleluia
What a happy birthday

3.
Enemies they did him in
Alleluia
On the cross he forgave them
Alleluia

CHORUS:
Alleluia
What a happy birthday
Alleluia
What a happy birthday

4.
Women came to where he lay
Alleluia
Found the stone had been rolled away
Alleluia

CHORUS:
Alleluia
What a happy birthday
Alleluia
What a happy birthday

CODA:
What a happy birthday

Words and Music
c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose

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You Are The Light

1.
You are the light, you are the light
A city on a hill
You can’t be hid if you shine bright
By doing Abba’s will

2.

Beneath a bushel never hide
Nor put your gleam away
Be beacons of the rising tide
Let righteousness hold sway

3.
A candle’s glow lights up a home
So let your good light shine
Til God almighty, God alone
Is only glorified

4.
You are the light, you are the light
A city on a hill
You can’t be hid if you shine bright
By doing Abba’s will

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
Tune: “Our God Our Help in Ages Past

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With Open Arms O Jesus

1.
With open arms O Jesus
We need you to be near
Come closer and release us
From every doubt and fear
We are but wand’ring pilgrims
Who seek salvation’s shore
Guide us to hope and refuge
And peace forevermore

2.
With open hearts O Jesus
We beg you enter in
For only you can take us
Beyond all pride and sin
Renewed in mind and body
Revived within our souls
We cannot live without you
With you we are made whole

3.
With open hands O Jesus
We take your hand in ours
We know your touch can heal us
And lead us past the stars
And then the realm of Abba
Will be no distant thing
As then so now and always
The kingdom is within

c Copyright 2006 by Stephen C. Rose
Tune: “Stand Up, Stand Up, For Jesus

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