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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    MUSIC was God's design...redeeming it back to God is awesome...just like food offered to idols is nothing, so is music..but if it offends your conscience don't listen...being music sensitive I get that..
    Exactly!

    This Winans song come to mind also, it was originally a Joe Cocker song done for a movie:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    Have any of you heard the 'singing priest' do Bon Jovi's Hallelujah where he changed the words to a wedding song? It's awesome and you can tell everyone wa surprised!
    I did recently see that:


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Grand Funk was my favorite group at one time. Saw them live in Atlanta stadium in 1971 when i was 15 years old. Backup group was Black Oak Arkansas.
    uh we have ummmm aged slightly since then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Truck View Post
    Meh, they should not use songs that were offered to idols (this song was not originally created to glorify God)

    Didn't the Word say to sing a new song unto the Lord???
    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Really? You've never changed a few key words and sang a song to God? I've done it a lot, I think I even did this one before the movie came out:
    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Truck View Post
    No.

    The Lord does not appreciate things that have been offered to idols to be cleaned up a little and brought to Him as praise or offering of praise.

    There is many many Christians musicians of every genre singing new songs unto the Lord... why not sing with them?

    Singing secular music to the Lord reminds my of the guy that was stealing money from a business and when he got arrested for it, he told his boss (who was a Christian) he should not be arrested because he paid tiithes to his church on all the money he stole!

    The Lord does not appreciate that sort of thing.
    I was told by someone who knew the old hymns very well (and had a Masters in Music) that many of them were bar/pub songs that hymn writers wrote new words to sing them in church. That way people would be able to sing them acapella at the time.

    If you don't think that God can redeem music, You're quite wrong.

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    Man, I remember some good times with the Harfouche's in some of their meetings at the big WOF Church here in Richmond. They used to do, "I feel Good" by James Brown, but change the lyrics to glorify Jesus. They did that with certain songs and it was fantastic! Loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    I was told by someone who knew the old hymns very well (and had a Masters in Music) that many of them were bar/pub songs that hymn writers wrote new words to sing them in church. That way people would be able to sing them acapella at the time.

    If you don't think that God can redeem music, You're quite wrong.
    Someone should have told king David that this was wrong. Look at Psalm 9: To the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Death of the Son". Or how about Psalm 22: To the chief musician. Set to "The Deer of the Dawn."

    Music in itself is not evil. God created it. Has the devil used it for his purposes? Absolutely! But that doesn't mean that we cannot take it back from the enemy's camp.
    Don't look Ethel!




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    I have taken the liberty to re-write a couple of different songs. I will share them with ya'll in case anyone else likes reaching out to the lost with a bit of music.


    KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR K-1
    INTRO: G///D///Am///Am/// G///D///C///C/// X4
    G D Am
    JESUS TAKE MY SINS AWAY,
    G D C
    I DON’T WANT THEM ANYMORE,
    G D Am
    I WALKED IN DARKNESS SO MANY DAYS,
    G D C
    NOW I’M KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

    CHORUS:
    G D Am
    WHEN YOU’RE CALLING UPON THE LORD,
    G D C
    YOU’RE KNOCK-KNOCK-KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR,

    VERSE 2:
    G D Am
    I WALKED IN DARKNESS FOR SO LONG,
    G D C
    BUT NOW I SEE YOUR SHINING LIGHT,
    G D Am
    I WANT TO SING OUT A BRAND NEW SONG,
    G D C
    I LOVE YOU LORD WITH ALL MY MIGHT (TO CHORUS)

    VERSE 3:
    G D Am
    JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY DOOR,
    G D C
    BY WHICH A MAN JUST MIGHT BE SAVED,
    G D Am
    SO IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE LORD,
    G D C
    JUST SIMPLY CALL UPON HIS NAME (TO CHORUS)
    __________________________________________________ ________

    My sin is gone P1 of 2
    Sing to “The thrill is gone” by B.B.King

    Am
    My sin is gone, all my sin is gone away.
    Dm Am
    My sin is gone, all my sin is gone away.
    F E Am
    Since You washed me in Your blood, all my sin is gone away!

    Am
    My stains are gone, my guilty stains are gone away.
    Dm Am
    My stains are gone, My guilty stains are gone away.
    F E Am
    Lord You gave me a brand new robe, my guilty stains are gone away!


    LEAD SECTION #1

    Am
    My fear is gone, my fear of death is gone away.
    Dm Am
    My fear is gone, all my fear is gone away.
    F E Am
    Since You rose up from the grave, Lord my fear is gone away!

    Am
    My chains are gone, the chains that bound are gone away.
    Dm Am
    My chains are gone, the chains that bound are gone away.
    F E Am
    Since You came to set me free, all my chains are gone away!

    MY SIN IS GONE P2 of 2

    LEAD SECTION #2


    Am
    I have power now, I have power over sin.
    Dm Am
    I have power now, I have power over sin.
    F E Am
    Since You sent Your Spirit down, I have power over sin!

    Am
    Well I’m free, free, free, I ain’t no captive anymore,
    Dm Am
    Well I’m free, free, free, I ain’t no captive anymore,
    F E Am
    Jesus came to set me free, I ain’t no captive anymore!


    Sorry Farm Truck, but you are mistaken. Music is God's creation. There is good music, there is neutral music and yes there is bad music. Some Christian music can be used for teaching. It is not all praise or worship. Some can be used to reach out to the lost and get their attention so that you can preach the gospel to them. I have even written a couple of Christian blues songs that contain the gospel message in them. It is all in how the music is purposed that makes it what it is.
    Your mindset seems to say that ALL secular music was offered to idols. This is not true.
    God has given us music as a gift. When it gets stolen by the other team, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking it back and using it for the glory of God.

    Not sure why guys, but when the editor posts these, the chords are all scrunched together. If anyone would like a Word Doc of any of these just send me a message.
    God bless!


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    Oh yeah, and by the way, Mark Farner lives up here in beautiful northern lower Michigan. Closer to Firebrand than me actually.

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    As a general rule, I don't change the lyrics, unless I don't know them correctly! lol.. Then I just make up my own.. and, or course, those are much better.

    Having said that, I know some, not sure how many, of the old hymns started out as bar tunes.

    Hey, if God can take a sinner like me and give me new life, He can do it to any music too!


    (btw, not a fan of karaoke in weddings.. really, folks, just stop it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel 33 View Post
    I have taken the liberty to re-write a couple of different songs. I will share them with ya'll in case anyone else likes reaching out to the lost with a bit of music....
    Loving your posts in this thread Zeke!

    Do you have any videos or audios of yourself singing the new versions of these songs?

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