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Life

Trust

Today’s featured song: Trust In The Lord, by Dion Dimucci, from the 1983 album,¬†I Put Away My Idols.

The 4th track on Tape JM-31 follows up immediately with the previous Dion song with another, also from the same album (I guess I liked Dion’s songs!) ¬†Like the previous song, Dion has taken scripture and put it to music, this time focussed on Proverbs 3:5-6, with some Hebrews 11:1 thrown in for good measure. A great way to put Bible verses to music to make them easier to remember!

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart
Lean not on your own understanding
Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways
He will make your path straight

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart
Lean not on your own understanding
Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways
He will make your path straight
He will make your path straight, yes He will

Jonah got along in the belly of the whale
Daniel in the lion’s den
I know a man who lived on faith ’till the very end
Well, now the Good Book says that without faith
It is impossible to please God
Because anyone who comes to Him must believe

So you trust in the Lord with all of your heart
Lean not on your own understanding
Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways
He will make your path straight
He will make your path straight, yes He will

Against all hope, Father Abraham
In hope he did believe
God calls things that are not as though they were
Oh, now, if God said it, I believe it
And that’s good enough for me
We who walk by faith and not by what we see

You see we trust in the Lord with all of our hearts
Lean not on our own understanding
Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways
He will make your paths straight, yes He will
He will make your paths straight

Faith is being sure of what we hope for
And it is certain of what we do not see
Faith it surely comes by hearing
The word of God, you see
God, you see, yeah

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart
L ean not on your own understanding
Acknowledge the Lord in all of your ways
He will make your paths straight
He will make your paths straight

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Jesus

Voyage

Jesus walking on the waterToday’s story as told by Don Francisco in song is from Matthew 14:22-33, and is one of the most famous of the miracles of Jesus. Even those who don’t know about Jesus will have heard something about “walking on the water”. Again, the story is told from the point of view of one of its participants, this time by Peter. His boldness in the face of a frightening situation is another example of Peter’s willingness to do it all for Jesus, to demonstrate his trust. What makes this rendering of the story particularly meaningful is the message delivered in the final two lines. Wait for it – it’s well worth the journey through the song. 

From Don Francisco’s first album Brother Of The Son in 1976, here is Voyage To Gennesaret. As before, the audio Bible version used here is the 2002 dramatized NIV Audio Bible by Zondervan Publishing, read by Steven Johnston.

Eleven men besides myself
In a boat both small and light
Pushed off for Gennesaret
In the first watch of the night
But a storm blew up at midnight
Coming hard down on the prow
We started losing headway
Shipping water stern and bow

When someone shouted loud,
“Hey, look to starboard on the sea!”
The men screamed out in terror
At the form we all could see
A man was walking on the water,
And we trembled, cried and prayed
But He stopped and turned and spoke to us,
“It is I, don’t be afraid.”

I shouted out to Jesus,
“If it’s You, then call to me,
And tell me now to come to You
And walk across the sea.”
Without a second’s thought
He looked at me and answered, “Come!”
My insides turned to water
My mind went blank and numb.

I climbed across the gunwhale
Looking straight into His eyes
But long before I reached His side,
The wind began to rise
And I forgot Him in an instant
And I sank just like a stone
I cried out, “Jesus save me!”
And His hand was on my own.

“Oh man of little faith,” He said,
“What made you doubt My word.
Have you been this long with Me
Without knowing what you’ve heard?”

We climbed into the boat
And all at once the wind was gone
The sea turned calm and gentle
The day began to dawn.

We knelt amazed and worshipped Him
For the power He displayed
For all that we had seen
Had left us wondering and dismayed

It was not till after Pentecost
I could really understand
But even when I doubted Him,
He did not let go my hand.

Brother Of The Son, Don Francisco, 1976