Thursday, February 02, 2006

Winds of Worship 1

King David wrote lots of worship songs.

So does the honorary president of Chris Tilling Really Very Holy Ministries (CTRVHM).

I.e. Me.

In fact, I feel my songs are so inspiring, I thought it best to post some of them here on my blog over the next few weeks – so that you can use them in your churches (and TB, if you do start your own church, you could even enforce a CTRVHM-only song rule). The first one is called ...

Only by works

(This is an adaptation of a well known classic. The text has been adjusted slightly out of ecumenical respect for our dear Pelagian brothers and sisters)

Suggested instrumental accompaniment: Holy, gentle, soft piano music with occasional Triangle dings

Only by works can we enter
Only by toil can we stand
Just by our human endeavour,
And by the sweat of our brows.

Into your presence you call us,
You call us to come,

And only by trying a lot harder can we enter,
Only by panicking can we stand

Enthusiastic about vigorous asceticism, we come X2

© Chris Tilling of CTRVHM, 2006.


At 2/02/2006 8:18 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

Wait a second! I think I've heard this song in a few of the churches we have visited recently . . .

SCARY! 8-)

At 2/03/2006 12:19 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Marvellous, Chris! And you could add this note to the score: "To be sung fervently, with anxious sincerity."


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