Archive for June, 2008

1. Jehova is Your Name

June 11, 2008

Track 01

Jehova is Your Name, (I said Jehova) – repeat (there’s a lot of that in African worship)

Mighty Warrior, Great in Battle, Jehova is Your Name.

That’ll be Wendy, Pastor Wilcox’s wife’s voice that you here belting it out on this and most of the songs that I recorded off of my digital camera during a normal worship service on a Sunday morning.

The church is Jehova Jira Pentacharismatic Ministries, and these brothers and sisters in Christ meet in a shack church, cramming upwards of 80 people inside a tin shack hardly the size of one of our many Starbucks.

But it works all the same, and it’s amazing the work that God is doing in that tiny shack: there’s new people coming to church every week, and the ones that have been coming for a few months are getting saved. It’s great. So sit back and enjoy listening to the worship of your fellow believers as well as a hearing about what is going on in their communities.

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2. My Name is Amy

June 10, 2008

Story – TLC

My Name is Amy

My Name is Amy – Live

My name is Amy, I’ve wandered this journey alone.

I’ve waited and waited for someone to just take me home.

But time on time they walk away, and I get left here, here to stay,

Why won’t they see me for who I am, and call me their own?

Maybe they just can’t see past my blood count of cd4,

After all they might just want a kid who will live past the age of four.

But year on year keeps passing by, and sometimes I just wonder why

It was your mom, not my mom, that left me here, here to die.

Are you gonna stay, don’t walk away, do you here what they say, please don’t walk away.

If you would like more information about TLC Ministries (who run this Baby home in Johannesburg and are always in need of short-term volunteers – like 3-6 month terms) then you can check out their website here: http://www.tlc.org.za/indexold.php?id=1

3. Shebeen

June 10, 2008

Shebeen Intro

Shebeen

Shebeen – Live

Listen to that music roar, that thumpin’ rhythm is out the door.

I listen as I sink into this stupor with one more drink.

Cause I don’t want to know just where my life is going to go.

I got family back home, a wife and kids and they’re probably alone.

But I do all that I can to pay the bills then I’m gone again.

This is my only peace, don’t blame me for my one release.

Just give me one more drink, just one more drink,

Have you ever tried to think when life is o’er the brink?

You think I want it this way, you’ve got a lot to say,

I dare you to stay in my shoes for just a day.

Just leave me alone, just leave me alone,

Just let me go, and find peace for my soul.

I just want to forget my troubles in it,

Don’t you stand in my way, I’ll be back the next day – and it’ll be alright.

4. Ride on Moses

June 10, 2008

Song: Ride on Moses

Ride on Moses, ride on the King Emmanuel,

Ride on Moses, I want to go to heaven in the morning.

I want to go to heaven in the morning (I want to go to heaven in the morning).

Well. . .

This song is proudly brought to you by the brilliant trio of Patrinella, MumDora, and MumNora. Patrinella is one of the youth girls, MumDora is her mom (bringing you the Well‘s), and then MumNora is MumDora’s sister. Every Sunday when it came time for people to share songs, these three would have a great song for us without fail every week. Sometimes other ladies from the congregation joined in to help them.

Mum Nora (she helps Wendy as a teacher at the preschool)

Mum Dora (she’s the head of the church’s knitting club)

Patrinella (she’s done with high school, and so now she actually teaches at Wendy’s preschool as well)

5. The Museum

June 10, 2008

Museum Intro

Song: The Museum

The Museum – Live

Well you came in and stole my country

Stole it then left me dry

Now all you do is use me

And I just wonder why

And I don’t know just a-where I’m-a gonna sleep tonight

I’m telling you, I think all this is silly

Cuz I’m a person too

But you won’t agree with me

You class me number two

I’m your slave, I work then you send me away

Well I, I work down in the mines now

But they don’t pay me none

Only some moldy bread now

No more than half a crumb

But who’s to say that they’re not right in all they do

Cuz it’s they who carry the gun, not sticks like me and you

One time I, I tried to get my land back

But they won’t move aside

They said, man, don’t be silly

This world was made for whites

And you’re just here to serve the likes of me

So you can clean my clothes wash my shoes and then sleep under a tree

I’m telling you you’re wrong

And it’s a good thing this is behind us

In a museum – or is it?

6. Let’s Sing Together

June 10, 2008

Song: Let\’s Sing Together

Sing come on, come on let’s sing together

I, I, I, I believe in Jesus (let’s sing together). . .

7. Doctor Jesus

June 10, 2008

Song: Doctor Jesus

Doctor Jesus is here to meet your need.

Just allow Him to touch you, you will never be the same again.

8. Ol’ St. Patrick

June 10, 2008

Story for Ol St. Patrick

Ol St. Patrick

Ol St. Patrick – Live

Young St. Patrick’s 23 today

He left his home, he was stolen away.

The pirates came, threw him in the boat,

Off to distant shores and that’s where he’ll stay.

Six years as a slave with a foreign lord,

It drove him to his knees, not to the sword.

He found God and home in that foreign land,

Then found a ship going back, and he got on board.

He thought that he was free, thought his lesson done,

But we all know the story, and it’s just begun.

Cuz right when he got back, before he’d settled in,

He’s followed by a dream, and it’s a heavy one.

He saw the faces of those he had left behind

And heard their voices all ask in time.

They said, “Please don’t go, don’t leave us here to die

We need you here with us.” Oh piercing sign!

Then came voice on voice, haunting, filling me

They will not let me go, they will not let me be.

One says, “We need you more than you them,

Why turn away when here you see the need?”

But I, I will listen for Your voice that’s calling through this storm.

I will not be deceived by their “here He is,” or “there He is”

I will go where You call me, Lord

Over mountain plain or sea

I will go where You call me Lord

Wherever You have need of me

I have no home here in this world, Lord

No foxes hole, nor sparrow’s tree

My home is where You choose to call me, Lord

My home’s wherever You’re with me.

Old St. Patrick’s 93 today

He’s left his home, he’s living far away.

God called him back to the land of his slavery,

And that’s where he went, and that’s where he’ll stay.

You know, I’ll be 93 some day,

Will I have a pension stored away?

Or like St. Patrick, will I choose for my home

Those Emerald shores of my Lord’s way?

9. Youth Girl

June 10, 2008

Song: Youth Girl

Wendy laughed at me when I played her this song, she doesn’t even really know what it means, I think she said it’s in Soto.

I think this is who is singing it below, sorry guys, I don’t know her name.

10. Mom

June 10, 2008

Story for Mom

Mom

Mom – Live

Well I come home late from school

Mom says get on up you fool

There’s more work left to do

Well I turn fourteen tomorrow

But she’s been at the bottle

The secret of my sorrow

She says if you want to eat

Then get on out in the street

It’s time to hit that beat

Well, I’ve got a little brother

And he ain’t got no other

We’ve got one hell of a mother

Don’t worry, It’s not all the time

Some would hardly call it a crime

To spend a night with a man for a dime

But when mom gets in her mood

And us kids ain’t got no food

She tells me do it for their good

I go to church with my friends

Learn about Jesus and then

It’s back home again

You know, it wasn’t always this bad

Back when we had a dad

But those times are long since dead

I don’t think about it too much

It doesn’t seem like a big stretch

I thought everyone liked that touch

But my friends got me afraid

What if I got pregnant in that bed

Go ask the pastor and see what he says

And he said, “You must stop this somehow”

I said “if I do, then what now?

We’ve got to eat so where and how?”

And when mom finds out what will she say?

We’ll probably have to run away

We’ll be on our own from that day

Tell me, just what would you do?

If the situation were you

Where do I go and to who?

Because now, I’m at the end of my rope

It’s getting hard to see any hope

I’m crying out for grace to cope.