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Sing to the Lord a New Song in 2017


Every year, around this time, I offer a list of contemporary song selections for the upcoming year based on the lectionary readings. Here is a link to download my list for 2017:

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This is an excerpt of what the file look like:

Sing to the Lord a New Song in 2017

 

Contemporary Song Choices for 2017 based on the Lectionary Readings
Date Song Title Writer Scripture Ref
Jan 6 Epiphany Mighty to Save Reuben Morgan Isa 60:1-3
One Small Child David Mecce Mt 2:1-12
Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) Chris Tomlin Mt 2:9-11
Jan 8 The Baptism of our Lord One Small Child David Mecce Isa 42:1
Jan 15 Epiphany 2 Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin Jn 1:29
Hear the Call of the Kingdom Keith Getty Acts 13:47
Jan 22 Epiphany 3 Whom Shall I Fear? Chris Tomlin Ps 27:1-3
Children of Light Stanfill, Reeves & Ingram Isa 9:2
Children of God Mac Powell 1 Jn 3:1-2
How Great is the Love Paul Baloche 1 Jn 3:1-5
Glorious Day Mark Bird 1 Jn 3:2
Jan 29 Epiphany 4 Speak O Lord* Keith Getty Mic 6:8
God of Justice Tim Hughes Mic 6:8
Lord I Need You Matt Maher 1 Cor 1:30
Unwavering Matt Maher Mt 5:1-12
Feb 5 Epiphany 5 Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) Chris Tomlin Isa 58:6
Here I Am Lord Dan Schutte Mt 5:14-16
Hear the Call of the Kingdom Keith Getty Mt 5:16
Feb 12 Epiphany 6 Beautiful One Tim Hughes 1Cor 2:8-10
The Same Love Paul Baloche 1 Th 4:7
Speak O Lord Keith Getty 1Cor 2:8-10
Feb 19 Epiphany 7 Living Stones Michael Schmid 1Cor 3:10-14
Your Grace Finds Me Matt Redman Mt 5:45

Sing to the Lord a New Song in 2014/2015


Sing to the Lord a New Song in 2014/2015

It was popular last year, so I am doing it again. Here are my “new song” recommendations for each of your Lectionary-based worship services in the upcoming church year. On many of the Sundays I have included a choice of songs.

Email me at sjbrown58 “at” yahoo “dot” com if you would like a copy of this file.

Contemporary Song Choices for 2014/2015 based on the Lectionary Readings
Date Song Title Writer Scripture Ref
Nov 30 Advent 1 Since the World Began Mac Powell Isa 64:1-9
Dec 7 Advent 2 A Baby Will Come Bill Wolf Isa 40:3-5
Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin Mark 1:1
Dec 14 Advent 3 Our God Saves Paul Baloche Isa 61:3
How Can I Keep from Singing? Chris Tomlin 1Thess 5:18
The Way Jeremy Camp Jn 1:5-7
Dec 21 Advent 4 Born That We May Have Life Chris Tomlin Luke 1:26-38
Dec 24 Christmas Eve We Have a Savior Reuben Morgan Isa 9:6
Emmanuel (Hallowed manger Ground) Chris Tomlin Lk 2:6-7
Dec 25 Christmas Day Glorious Day Mark Hall Jn 1:1-2
Dec 28 Christmas 1 Name Above All Names Tim Hughes Isa 45:22-24
God of Justice Tim Hughes Col3:12
Build Your Kingdom Here Rend Collective Col 3:14-16
Jan 4 Christmas 2 I Will Sing of My Redeemer Chad Cates Eph 1:1-7
Sing and Shout Matt Redman Eph 1:1-8
Let Our God be Praised Michael Farren Eph 1:3
You Alone Can Rescue Matt Redman Eph 1:4
Salvation’s Song Stuart Townend Eph 1:13
It is You Peter Furler Eph 1:7-8
Jan 6 Epiphany Mighty to Save Reuben Morgan Isa 60:1-3
Children of God Mac Powell Eph 3:6
One Small Child David Mecce Mt 2:1-12
Jan 11 The Baptism of our Lord Like a Lion David Bashta Acts 16:25-26
Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin Mk 1:1
Jan 18 Epiphany 2 Word of God Speak Bart Millard 1 Sam 3:9
They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love Peter Scholtes 1 Cor 6:17
Jan 25 Epiphany 3 Go Fish Micahel Schmid Mk 1:17-18
Feb 1 Epiphany 4 You are Able Christy Nockles Dan 3:17
Lord I Need You Matt Maher 1 Cor 1:30
Redemption Song Marc Byrd 1 Cor 1:30
Feb 8 Epiphany 5 10,000 Reasons Matt Redman Ps 103:1-5
Feb 15 Transfiguration Farewell to Alleluia To the tune of “Ode to Joy”
Open the Eyes of My Heart Paul Baloche
Feb 18 Ash Wed The Scandal of Grace Hillsong United 2 Cor 5:20-21
Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin 2 Cor 5:21
Feb 22 Lent 1 Counting on Your Name Tim Hughes Rom 8:31-39
Across the Lands Getty & Townend Rom 8:34
Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin Rom 8:35-39
Whom Shall I Fear Chris Tomlin Rom 8:38
Mar 1 Lent 2 Awesome in This Place Dave Billington Gen 28:17
Amazing Love (You Are My King) Billy Foote Rom 5:8
Grace Like Rain Todd Agnew Rom 5:8
Sweetly Broken Jeremy Riddle Rom 5:8-11
White Flag Chris Tomlin Mk 8:34
Give Me Jesus
  1. Ortega & Jeremy Camp
Mk 8:36-37
Mar 8 Lent 3 The Scandal of Grace Hillsong United 1 Cor 1:23
Mar 15 Lent 4 All Because of Jesus Steve Fee Eph 2:4-5
And Can it Be? Bob Kauflin Eph 2:4-7
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us Getty & Townend Eph 2:4-9
Grace Alone Scott Wesley Brown Eph 2:5-9
Wonderful Maker Chris Tomlin John 3:16
This is Amazing Grace Phil Wickham Jn 3:16
Jesus Saves Jeremy Camp Jn 3:16-17
Light has Come Matt Maher Jn 3:19
Mar 22 Lent 5 Be Glorified Chris Tomlin Jn 12:23
Be Lifted High Chris Tomlin Jn 12:32-36
Mar 29 Palm Sunday Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin Php 2:1-11
Like an Avalanche Joel Houston Php 2:1-16
Lamb of God Twila Paris Php 2:6-11
Hosanna Brooke Fraser Mk 11:9
Hosanna (Praise is Rising) Paul Baloche Mk 11:9-10
Apr 2 Maundy Thursday Make Us One Twila Paris 1 Cor 10:16,17
Apr 3 Good Friday Lead Me to the Cross Brooke Fraser Heb 4:15
Lord, I Need You Matt Maher Heb 4:16
Nothing but the Blood Matt Redman Heb 4:16
Your Grace Finds Me Matt Redman Heb 4:16
Apr 5 Easter (Dawn) First Song of Isaiah Jack Nobel White Isa 12:2-6
In Christ Alone Getty & Townend 1 Cor 15:51-57
Across the Lands Getty & Townend 1 Cor 15:54-55
Mighty to Save Reuben Morgan 1 Cor 15:54-55
Christ is Risen Matt Maher 1 Cor 15:55 & Jn 20
Let God Arise Chris Tomlin 1 Cor 15:55
Resurrection Hymn Getty & Townend 1 Cor 15:57
Apr 5 Easter This is Amazing Grace Phil Wickham 1 Cor 15:20-23
All Because of Jesus Steve Fee 1 Cor 15:22
Apr 12 Easter 2 Arise Paul Baloche Acts 3:19
Like a Lion Michael Bashta 1 Jn 5:4-5
Apr 19 Easter 3 In Christ Alone Getty & Townend Acts 4:11-12
Your Name Paul Baloche Acts 4:12
Nothing but the Blood Matt Redman 1 Jn 1:7 & 2:1
Apr 26 Easter 4 You Are so Good to Me Ben Pasley Acts 4:31
Because of Your Love Paul Baloche 1 Jn 3:1
Lost in Wonder Martin Layzell 1 Jn 3:1
Children of God Mac Powell 1 Jn 3:1-2
How Great is the Love? Paul Baloche 1 Jn 3:1-5
May 3 Easter 5 I Need You More Marc James Jn 15:5
May 10 Easter 6 The Highest and Greatest Tim Hughes 1 Jn 4:4
Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin 1 Jn 4:10
May 14 Ascension Jesus Saves Tim Hughes Acts 1:8
Jesus Saves Jeremy Camp Acts 1:8
Glorious Paul Baloche Acts 1:10
Glorious Day Mark Hall Acts 1:11
The Scandal of Grace Hillsong United Eph 1:18
Open the Eye of My Heart Lord Paul Baloche Eph 1:18-21
Overcome Jon Egan Eph 1:20
May 17 Easter 7 Alive and Running Kristian Stanfill 1 Jn 4:14
My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness Getty & Townend 1 Jn 4:18
You Never Let Go Matt Redman 1 Jn 4:18
Jesus, Son of God Chris Tomlin 1 Jn 4:19
The Power of Your Name Paul Baloche Jn 17:11
The Name of Jesus Chris Tomlin Jn 17:11
May 24 Pentecost Awake My Soul Chris Tomlin Ez 37:4-10, Acts 2:1-3
Holy Spirit Rain Down Russell Fragar John 14:26
May 31 Holy Trinity I See the Lord Chris Falson Isa 6:1-3
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty Matt Maher Isa 6:1-8
Our Great God Fernando Ortega Isa 6:2-6
Wonderful, Merciful, Savior Dawn Rodgers Rom 8:14-16
June 7 Pentecost 2 The Way Jeremy Camp 2 Cor 4:6
June 14 Pentecost 3 Overflow Matt Maher 2 Cor 4:15
June 21 Pentecost 4 By Faith Keith Getty 2 Cor 5:7
June 28 Pentecost 5 Cannons Phil Wickham Job 38:4-7
The Scandal of Grace Hillsong United 2 Cor 5:15, 20-21
Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin 2 Cor 5:21
East to West Mark Hall 2 Cor 5:21
Holding Nothing Back Tim Hughes 2 Cor 5:17
July 5 Pentecost 6 Whole World in His Hands Tim Hughes Lam 3:21-24
I Lift My Hands Chris Tomlin Lam 3:21-24
Faithful Chris Tomlin Lam 3:23
The Lord Our God Kristian Stanfill Lam 3:23
In Christ Alone Getty & Townend Lam 3:23-25
July 12 Pentecost 7 Your Grace is Enough Matt Maher 2 Cor 12:9
Your Grace Finds Me Matt Redman 2 Cor 12:9
His Strength is Perfect Steven Curtis Chapman 2 Cor 12:9-10
July 19 Pentecost 8 I Will Sing of My Redeemer Chad Cates Eph 1:1-7
Sing and Shout Matt Redman Eph 1:1-8
Let Our God be Praised Michael Farren Eph 1:3
You Alone Can Rescue Matt Redman Eph 1:4
Salvation’s Song Stuart Townend Eph 1:13
It is You Peter Furler Eph 1:7-8
July 26 Pentecost 9 Through the Cross Ben Cantelon Eph 2:15-17
Aug 2 Pentecost 10 They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love Peter Scholtes Eph 4:2-4
May the Words of My Mouth Tim Hughes Eph 4:15
Oceans – Where Feet May Fail Joel Houston Eph 4:14-16
Aug 9 Pentecost 11 Take My Life Scott Underwood Eph 4:23-25
Breathe Marie Barnett John 6:35
Aug 16 Pentecost 12 People Need the Lord Greg Nelson Eph 4:35
Savior of the World Ben Cantelon Eph 4:39-42
Miracle Maker Martin Smith Eph 5:1-15
Come Just as You Are Joseph Sabolick Jn 6:47
Aug 23 Pentecost 13 Holy Spirit Keith Getty Eph 5:18
Aug 30 Pentecost 14 Rescue Jared Andersen Jn 6:68
Rescuer Jn 6:68
Son of God Ed Cash Jn 6:69
Sept 6 Pentecost 15 O Church Arise Getty & Townend Eph 6:10-18
Sept 13 Pentecost 16 O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing David Crowder Isa 35:4-6
Everything, God in My Living Tim Hughes James 1:17
Everything Chris Tomlin James 1:17
Overflow Matt Maher James 1:17
Friend of God Michael Gungor James 2:23
Sept 20 Pentecost 17 Word of God Speak Bart Millard Isa 50:4
White Flag Chris Tomlin Mk 8:34
Sept 27 Pentecost 18 Yesterday, Today and Forever Viccky Beeching James 3:17
The Servant Song Richard Gillard Mk 9:35
Let the Children Come Michael Card Mk 9:37
Oct 4 Pentecost 19 Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer Keith Getty James 4:8
Oct 11 Pentecost 20 Come and See Lenny LeBlanc Heb 2:9
Worthy is the Lamb Jeff Nelson Heb 2:9
Let the Children Come Michael Card Mk 10:13-16
Oct 18 Pentecost 21 I Stand for You Jon Ellis Mk 10:21
By Faith Keith Getty Mk 10:27
Oct 25 Pentecost 22 In Christ Alone Getty & Townend Isa 53:10-11
Purify My Heart Jeff Nelson Isa 53:11-12
Once Again Matt Redman Isa 53:11-12
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us Getty & Townend Isa 53:12
Our Great God Fernando Ortega Isa 53:12
Thy Word Amy Grant Heb 4:12
Before the Throne of God Vikki Cook Heb 4:14016
Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin Mk 10:45
Nov 1 Reformation Salt and Light Jon L’Ecuyer Jer 18:6
O Church Arise Getty & Townend
Nov 8 Last Judgment Here’s My Heart Chris Tomlin Mal 4:2
The Wonder of the Cross Vicky Beeching Heb 9:28
Glorious Day Mark Hall Heb 9:28
Nov 15 Saint’s Triumphant How Can I Keep from Singing? Chris Tomlin
Nov 22 Christ the King O Worship the King Chris Tomlin Dan 7:9-22
And Can it Be? Bob Kauflin Rev 1:4-6
Amazing Love (You are My King) Billy Foote Rev 1:5
The Scandal of Grace Hillsong United Rev 1:5
Behold the Lamb Keith Getty Rev 1:5
Glory to God Forever Steve Fee Rev 1:6
Nov 26 Thanksgiving My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness Keith Getty
Enough Chris Tomlin Php 4:19
All We Need Charlie Hall Php 4:19

 

Gospel Motivation


Gospel Motivation

I am predestined, called, justified and glorified, not to mention – saved (Romans 8:30) by someone who was stricken, smitten and afflicted (Isaiah 53:4).

If you know me, you would conclude that something is wrong with this picture.

But the reality is that there is nothing wrong with it.  It’s God’s plan from the beginning of time.  He loves me!

This is gospel motivation and it is indeed compelling.

The Gospel is my mission.   The Gospel is my message.  The Gospel is my motivation.

Set List for Blended Worship on 10/9/2011 (Pentecost 17):

Pre-Service: “Children of God” by Mac Powell (pictured above)
Opening Song: Amazing Love by Graham Kendrick (BOB 11)
Absolution Response: “Te Deum” by Marty Haugen (GIA)
Psalm of the Day: Ps 103 with “Grace Alone” (BOB 77)
HOTD: “There is an Everlasting Kindness” (the Compassion Hymn) by Keith & Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend
Offertory: “You Are God Alone” by Billy Foote
Closing Song: “Go Out as People of God” by Gloria Lien (BOB 69)

Come Let Us …


Come Let Us …

A call to worship based on Psalms 95 and 66:

Minister:            Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; – Psalm 95:6
Women:          Come, let us rejoice in him. – Psalm 66:6b
Men:               Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. -Psalm 95:1

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

Set List for blended worship on Sept 11 (Pentecost 13):

Pre-Service:                 “Healer” by Mike Guglielmucci
Opening Song:            “As the Deer” (BOB 12)
Response to the Forgiveness of Sins: Te Deum (GIA)
Psalm of the Day:       Psalm 133 & 134 with “Let the Walls Fall Down” (BOB 144)
HOTD:                        “By Faith” by  Keith Getty, Kristin Getty & Stuart Townend
Offertory:                    “My Savior, My God” by Aaron Shust
Closing Song:              “Go Out as People of God” by Gloria Lien (BOB 69)

BOB is the songbook titled “Best of the Best in Contemporary Praise and Worship”

The Nine Chord


The Nine Chord

The nine chords have a real funky sound when strummed with a quick up/down motion.  You can memorize all the 9 chords by just knowing one finger pattern because they are almost always used in barred positions.  The formula for the nine chord is 1-3-5-b7-9.  Here are the finger patterns using the root at the fifth string:

Bb9 – x10111
B9 – x21222
C9 – x32333
Db9 – x43444
D9 – x54555
Eb9 – x65666
E9 – x76777
F9 – x87888
F#9 – x98999
G9 – x10-9-10-10-10
Ab9 – x11-10-11-11-11
A9 – x12-11-12-12-12

A photo of the fingering is shown below:

It’s a great chord to know because it uses five unique notes per chord, played with five strings, so there is no duplication. 

Image Source: http://www.riffinteractive.com/michael

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Our Set List for blended worship on August 14 (Pentecost 9):

Pre-Service:                 “A Mighty Fortress” by Christy Nockles
Opening Song:            “Holy Spirit” by Keith and Kristin Getty
Response to the Forgiveness of Sins: Te Deum (GIA)
Psalm of the Day:       Psalm 18 with “A Shield About Me” (BOB 2)
HOTD:                        “Your Kingdom, O God” by David Rogner (CWS 755)
Offertory:                    “Lord of All” by Kristin Stanfill
Closing Song:              “Peace Be Yours” by Blair A’Hearn (BOB 183)

Cowboy Commandments


 Cowboy Commandments

A friend sent this to me as a result of my recent post on the Ten Commandments:

(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma and Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin’.

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...
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(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin’ before God.
(6) No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
(7) No killin’.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don’t take what ain’t yers.
(10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.

I’m told that these are posted on the walls of “Cross Trails Cowboy Church” located in a small town north of Dallas, TX

I chuckled as I read these but the conservative Lutheran side of me wants to peg these as being irreverent or demeaning to the south.  But then again, this is what Luther did so well, he put God’s words into the language of the people.  I think it works.

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Set List for blended worship on April 10 (Lent 5):

Pre-Service: “The Wonder of the Cross” by Vicky Beeching
Opening Song: “Above All” by Paul Baloche and Lenny LeBlanc (BOB 9)
Response to the Forgiveness of Sins: Te Deum (GIA)
Psalm of the Day: Psalm 116 with “I Love You Lord” (BOB 107)
Verse of the Day: Sung by a Soloist
HOTD: “I Am Content! My Jesus Lives Again” by Johann Moeller (CW 158)
Offertory: “By His Wounds” by Mac Powell
Closing Song: “Once Again” by Matt Redman (BOB 174)

Children’s Message for March 6, 2011


The Transfiguration

Based on Mt 17:1-9

At our church we use a rotation of four men (3 Laity and our Pastor) to deliver the weekly children’s message during worship. My turn is always on the first Sunday of the month. I usually don’t share my messages on this BLOG because I don’t always write them down. But this month I am trying something different. Perhaps you can use it, or portions of it. The message is designed to take about 5 minutes to deliver.

Good morning children. Can anyone think of something in this world that changes appearance, right before your very eyes? (Wait for any answers; and discuss any ideas that they come up with) I thought about this myself and I came up with how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. But the thing is that this takes a while to happen, maybe a few days. Or how about a chameleon changing his skin color? That’s pretty cool and this does happen rather quickly. But here’s the thing, both the caterpillar and the chameleon are just doing what God designed them to do. They are actually praising God by doing this.

The upper part of The Transfiguration (1520) b...
The upper part of The Transfiguration (1520) by Raphael, depicting Christ miraculously discoursing with Moses and Elijah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we are talking about how Jesus changed his appearance, instantly, before three witnesses – John, James and Peter. The bible tells us that Jesus’ clothes turned to a brilliant white and his face was shining like the sun. To these three disciples, Jesus was their Savior – the Messiah, but He was also a man and a friend to them, and men aren’t supposed to do these things. Our clothes don’t turn brilliant white and our faces don’t shine like the sun. Let me tell you why Jesus did this. Jesus did this to show his disciples his glory, and to show them that He really is God and also a man. This is also good for us to read about because it gives us some reassurance.

Jesus wasn’t alone in his glory on that mountain top. Also with him were Moses and Elijah. Moses died centuries before this happened, but there he was, in his own glory, talking with Jesus. And Elijah was swept up to heaven before he actually died, but there he was as well.

In Moses and Elijah we have representatives of both the Law and the Prophets. Their presence is important for another reason. They are proof that there is life after death. They are with their creator, talking to him, seeing him face-to-face, and more than that, they are also glorified. They are still recognizable to John, James and Peter. This is how it will be with all of us some day as well. Jesus tells us that we will all one day be with him for eternity and that we will have new glorified bodies. This means that we will no longer age, or need eye glasses, or have aches and pains; and, we will see Jesus face-to-face and we will be able to speak with him. You know that Jesus died to make this happen don’t you? We call this the Gospel or the good news. Jesus died for all of our sins so that we might spend forever (eternity) with Him. That’s how much He loves us.

You can go back to your seats now.

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Our set list for blended worship on Lent 1 (March 13) is as follows:

Pre-Service: “Beautiful the Blood” by Steve Fee (FEE)

Opening Song: “The Power of the Cross” by Keith Getty

Absolution Response: Te Deum by Mary Haugen (GIA)

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 130 with “Then I Will Praise You” by Robin Mann (BOB 216)

Hymn of the Day: “The Tree of Life” by Stephen Starke (CWS 754)

Offertory: “On My Cross” by Jeromy Deibler (FFH)

Closing Song: “Peace be Yours” by Blair A’Hearn (BOB 183)

The Tug


The Tug

Mary and Joseph felt a tug,
And so they went with reverent fear.
To the city of David
For the Messiah’s birth was near.
The lowly shepherds felt the tug,
And their wonder just would not yield.
For they saw a heavenly vision,
Whilst abiding in the field.
The wise men also felt a tug,
And so they journeyed afar.
To the little town of Bethlehem,
With guidance from a star.
And through the ages we too can feel this tug,
It’s God our Savior beckoning from heaven above.
Still speaking, still leading, still healing, still listening,
God sent to earth; once in the form of a beautiful dove.

-by Steve & Bob Brown

Our song selections for our next blended service scheduled for Feb 13 (Epiphany 6) are as follows:

Pre-Service – “Beautiful One” by Tim Hughes*
Opening Song – “Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty (CWS 735)
Absolution Response – “Te Deum” Marty Haugen (GIA)
Psalm of the Day – Ps 119a with “As the Deer” (BOB 12)
Hymn of the Day – ” Speak, O Savior; I Am Listening” by Anna Sophia (CW 283)
Offertory – “You Are God Alone” by Billy & Cindy Foote*
Closing Song – “More Love, More Power” by Jude Del Hierro (BOB 159)

* Band Only