Saturday, June 27, 2009

Inspiration and Psalm 30

At the last service planning meeting I was delegated to go find a nice dance track to chant psalm 30 on top of. We've been playing around with chanting psalms over funky tracks lately. It seems to work really well, as long as you use a really simple chant (we're not talking Anglican chant here!) and a really nice backing track. I was very excited to realise that not only did psalm 30 work with the Paradise remix of Ian Van Dahl's Inspiration but also that the words to inspiration itself fit the theme of the service, which is Jairus' daughter (its available on itunes and you can listen to it on Spotify but over there it seems to be mislabelled as the Peter Luts remix...which it aint!)

So here is our version of psalm 30. Tune-wise, you come in when the bass line starts, and start singing on an A, then when you get to the capital words sing them on the next note up (a B), then for the 2nd line of the psalm sing that on the E (5 notes below) go up to an F sharp for the bold word on the 2nd line and then back to the E for the end of that line. Its quite hard to explain but actually just do it, if it sounds nice then who cares if its not the way I do it! The rhythm is the rhythm of the words itself.Sing it as you would say it!

Anyway here we go (as you can see we stopped for a while in the middle when the tune came in and then came back with more of the psalm later).

Psalm 30

I will lift You UP O GOD
Because you have raised ME up

And have not let ALL OF MY ENEMIES
Triumph oVER me.

You brought me BACK FROM THE DEAD
Back to life from the deep DARK pit

Sing to God You SERVANTS OF HIS
Give thanks to His hoLY name.

For his anger is GONE IN AN INSTANT
His favour lasts A lifetime

Weeping may enDURE FOR THE NIGHT
But joy comes in THE morning.

***When your dreams are lost and blown away
And you need someone to make your day

If there comes a time when hope is gone
and you need some help to carry on.
I'll be your inspiration.
I'll be your inspiration.
I'll be your inspiration.
I'll be your inspiration.***

When I felt seCURE I SAID
I shall never BE moved

You Lord in Your GOODNESS AND FAVOUR
Have made me strong like A mountain

Then when You hid your FACE FROM ME
I was utterly DISmayed

To You, O LORD DID I CALL
I cried out to God FOR mercy.

What profit is THERE IN MY DEATH
If I go down to THE pit.

Will the dead dust be PRAISING YOU.
Will it tell of Your faithFULness

***When your dreams are lost and gone away
And you need someone to make your day
Here there comes a time when hope is gone
And you need some help to carry on
I'll be your inspiration.
I'll be your inspiration.
I'll be your inspiration. ***

Hear me God have MERCY ON ME
Oh Lord be MY helper.

You have turned my MOURNING TO DANCING
My sackcloth to clothes OF joy.

Therefore my heart will NEVER STOP SINGING
I'll give You thanks FOR ever.

Therefore my heart will NEVER STOP SINGING
I'll give You thanks FOR ever.

***When you look into my eyes
You can see there's no disguise
Don't be afraid to need someone
You don't have to be alone.
Don't be afraid to need someone
You don't have to be alone. ***

Glory to the Father AND TO THE SON
And glory to THE Spirit.

As it was in the begINNING IS NOW
And shall be for ever. AAmen.

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