Monthly Archives: May 2016

Four strings and the Truth

People ask me why do I
Like to play the Uke
I just think to my self
“Four strings and the truth”,

1st string is the note of “A”
Second string is “E”
“C” if you know what I mean
The fourth string is a “G”.

Chorus 1
Four strings and the truth
Known only by few
Make a joyful noise
Is why I play the Uke.

Might look like a little flea
But that don’t matter much
When singing about my Jesus Christ
And how He lost His blood

It’s not the instrument you play
Uke or big guitar
The thing matters most to him
Is playing from the heart.

Chorus 2
Four strings and the truth
Are you one of the few ?
Make a joyful noise
Is why I play the Uke.

 

Words & music by Peter Hall. Scot Free music. February 2016

…a play on the phrase that country music is “3 chords and the truth”.

Are you one the few ?.

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The Voice

Sun shines on my back,
Blue skies on the track,
One step at a time,
Never a crime,

Rain falls on my head,
Not what the weather girl said,
And then turns into snow,
Which way to go.

Chorus

I have the Voice within
That ends what It begins
I know that I will make it through,

“Let’s go to the other side”
Says the Voice that keeps an eye
Cos the skies are turning blue.
The Voice says I will make it through.

 

Sometimes life goes wrong,
And so you lose your song,
Grey skies seems to say,
“This is how you’ll stay”,

But then the Voice speaks loud,
Blues skies break the clouds,
Sets free the ball and chain,
Here I go again.

 

Words & music by Peter Hall. Copyright Scot Free Music 2016

This song is really about the Voice of the Holy Spirit in times of uncertainty. Jesus said in Mark 4:38 “let us go to the other side”. I think this is a profound statement because it is a clear statement of intention by Jesus. If He has birthed us and is the “finisher”, no storm, black clouds, or fierce winds will hinder His finishing work in us !. This is reassuring, and we must constantly reassure ourself with this thought. I am proud of the line: “The Voice that keeps an eye”…juxtaposing the Voice with His guiding eye as per Psalm 32:8.

You can download the lyrics and ukulele chords (and chord charts)  here.

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Heaven and Earth

Love
Came down through
Blood
The way renewed
Now
Heaven is here,

God
Comes like a
Flood
Coming to
Us
Object of love,

Chorus
Only one God
Came from Heaven
Turning curses
Into blessings
What other God sacrifices self ?,
For the objects
Of Affection
Gaining Spirit
And connection
For Heaven and earth now are one.

He
Lived among
Men
New things were
Said
Heaven is here,

Life
Shown in the
One
Not seen be-
Fore
Proven by blood.

Words & Music by Peter Hall. Copyright Sot Free Music 2016

Christ; who is a self sacrificing God, has bought Heaven, or His Kingdom into our lives. Heaven is now within. This is radical, like nothing anywhere else. When Jesus came and declared the Kingdom, it was new, life changing and powerful.

“with respect to an administration of the completion of the epochs of time to bring back again to their original state all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in Him”. Ephesians 1:10 (Wuest version)

 

 

You can read or download the lyrics and ukulele chords (and chord charts) here.

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