Archives for June 2017

“When I Hear the Children Pray”

I’ll never forget the prayer one of my grandchildren prayed for me regarding a worrisome health issue I was facing. The tenderness and sincerity in their little voice was so moving that it brought me to tears. During the prayer I couldn’t help but wonder what might have been happening in heaven in that moment. The unforgettable experience gave me the idea for the song posted here.

(Please listen to the end…I think you’ll be glad if you “wait for it!”)  

When I Hear The Children Pray

 

I had a dream, it seemed so real

I was near the throne of God

All around the angels sang

Their hallelujah song

When all at once God stood and said

Let all be silent now

A little voice just called my name

I know that tender sound

 

When I hear the children pray

Oh how I feel every word they say

Let all of heaven know I won’t turn my ear away

When I hear the children pray

 

God closed His eyes and leaned toward earth

With his hand He cupped His ear

Then whispered she’s just four years old

And trusting that I’ll hear

She’s worried bout her Grandpa’s heart

Says he needs my healing touch

Let angels hurry to the side

Of this man she loves so much

 

When I hear the children pray

Oh how I feel every word they say

Let all of heaven know I won’t turn my ear away

When I hear my children pray

 

In my dream an angel took flight

And I felt a gentle wind

Then I woke up, I heard my grandchild say

“Thank You God, amen.”

 

S & A Chapman/ Don Hicks /Times & Seasons Music/2015

“These Things God Made”

In the summer of 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was to be recognized. I was on my motorcycle a couple of days later and thought about what I had seen on the news. To show full approval of the ruling, the president at the time commisioned the lighting of America’s capitol building in the colors of the rainbow.

I shuddered to think how insulting it must’ve been to God that the thing He created to show as a sign of His covenant of grace with mankind was used to represent a lifestyle that is so destructive to individuals and to nations. The thought prompted me to pull off and write a song idea on my “magnetized memo pad.” You can see what was written in the photo above.

Then, as I rode further down the road I began to think of other things God created that humans have either misused, abused, tried to replace or defiantly claimed as their own. The miles passed and the list grew. Below is the song that was born that day. You’ll find both audio and video versions.  The lyrics are included along with Biblical references that verify His divine ownership of “these things.” Can I get an “amen!”


These Things

God still owns the rainbow and the meaning in that span   (Gen 9:13)

He still owns the sacred vows between a woman and a man (Eph 5:22-33)

He still owns the miracle in the making of a life   (Ps 139 / Gen 1:27 / Job 31:15)

And He still owns the last word on what’s wrong and what is right   (Proverbs 16:2)

Cho…

These things God made

They belong to Him…amen!

These things you can’t take away, cause

They belong to him…amen!   (Ps 24:1)

 

God still owns the heavens and the message in the stars   (Gen 1:14)

He still owns the unseen reigns that can turn a leader’s heart   (Prov 21:1)

He still owns all the wealth in the silver and the gold (Haggai 2:8)

He still owns the power can’t be bought, can’t be sold (Acts 8:18-20/Matt 6:13)

 

Cho…

 

Oh…Oh…Amen!

Oh…Oh…Amen!

 

God still owns the music and the Spirit in the song (Ps 40:3)

He still owns the blueprint for the building of a home   (Matt. 19/ Mal 2:15)

He still owns the wine and bread and the story they can tell (Luke 22:19-20)

He still owns the only hope you’ll never feel the fires of hell   (Acts 4:12)

 

Cho…

 

Steve Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/2017

 

 

Country Boy Testimony

Have you ever heard a good ol’ country boy give his testimony? If not…here ya go!!!

PS. Annie takes no blame for this song.