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A Mighty Fortress

Music & Lyrics by Martin Luther

Translation and arrangement by Joakim Arenius

 

A mighty fortress is our God, a refuge never failing

Our helper through the fire and flood, of mortal ills prevailing

The ancient enemy desires our misery

A new mask but still the same and armed with fear and shame

Still never seen victorious

 

In our own power can naught be done, our burdens overwhelming

But for us fights the risen one, no weapon works against Him

Our savior, who is He who claims the victory?

The Lord sabaoth is this, no other God there is

With Him we are victorious

 

Mighty, mighty, mighty

 

Powerful, never failing, powerful

 

With Him we are victorious

 

 

 

 

Be The Plan

Music by Tobias Grenholm

Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

 

Hey, we’re back! This is Praise Unit and friends presenting the plan -and you’re it!

This is not about when, what, where or how, this is about YOU and ME being the plan -now!

 

 

Second Chance

Music & Lyrics by Tobias Grenholm

Lead by Gustav Orphée Noah & Blenda Shimba Kabondo

 

 

I have always seemed to find my way through

trouble that I walk into   

But this time I’m not so sure cause now the

ground is shaking underneath my feet   

 

The road ahead of me is gone

and I am pushed against the wall

I can not take no more

 

Though I never really realized when

I started walking down this way

Now I’ve gone to far long time ago 

I guess there’s nothing left to say?

 

Cause not a thing I’ve said or done

can be undone, not even one

So here I come to you

 

No crime ever done by a man

No gold ever turned into sand

No guilt ever worn by a soul

No life without purpose or goal

 

No sickness, betrayal or hate

No sadness or lack of faith

No loneliness, hunger or thirst      

Is greater than His mercy,  mercy

 

There is always a second chance

Always a second chance

There is always a second, 

always a second chance

 

Now I’m getting on my knees when praying

Lord forgive me what I’ve done

I can never fully understand how

You can really love someone like me

 

You broke the chains, You set med free

Did more than everything for me

And that is why I know

 

No crime ever done by a man

No gold ever turned into sand

No guilt ever worn by a soul

No life without purpose or goal

 

No sickness, betrayal or hate

No sadness or lack of faith

No loneliness, hunger or thirst      

Is greater than His mercy,  mercy

 

There is always a second chance

Always a second chance

There is always a second, 

always a second chance

 

Lord I praise You, praise You now

Praise You, praise You now

Lord I praise You, praise You

Jesus I praise You now

 

You have  always seemed to lead my way through

trouble that I walk into

 

 

Want To Want

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Christoffer Hiding

 

From a window on the thirteenth floor I’m staring at the avenue

I usually care about what they say but from up here they just look small

 

As I look upon the world like this -what do I really care about?

What I think of them or they think of me or what I think I think I know?

 

The feeling was good, then it was bad, I don’t have that smile that I wish that I had

How did that change sneak up on me?

The feeling was good, then it was bad, I don’t have that smile that I wish that I had

I want to want what’s good for me

 

I want to want what’s good for me

I want to want what’s good for me

 

Through the window of a rental car I see the change of scenery

The road is a goal, or the goal is a road, or I’m driving through a postcard?

 

As the world becomes a memory -what do I really care about?

To hold on to the old or wait for the new or what I think I think I know?

 

The feeling was good, then it was bad, I don’t have that smile that I wish that I had

How did that change sneak up on me?

The feeling was good, then it was bad, I don’t have that smile that I wish that I had

I want to want what’s good for me

 

I want to want what’s good for me

I want to want what’s good for me

 

I do not understand what I do, hmmm

Lord help me understand what to do

 

 

 

Down To Faith

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Karruzza & Sissy Dinkle

 

I’m a believer, I’m a believer

 

You might know how to talk to get people listening

You might be confident when you wear that diamond ring

Is that what you believe? Is that what you believe?

Wherever your heart is at, is where your head will be

 

Comes down to faith, Amen, it all comes down to faith 2x

Don’t complicate, don’t complicate

You know at the end of the day

Comes down to faith, Amen

 

I’m a believer, I’m a believer

I believe, I believe, I believe in Jesus and why He died for me 2x

 

You might have worked a lot to get a title to your name

You might know all the moves, all the tricks to rule the game

Is that what you believe? Is that what you believe?

In what and who you trust is how your life will be

 

Comes down to faith, Amen, it all comes down to faith 2x

Don’t complicate, don’t complicate

You know at the end of the day

Comes down to faith, Amen

 

I’m a believer, I’m a believer

I believe, I believe, I believe in Jesus and why He died for me 2x

 

I’ve got living water flowing in my soul

Since my mind is made up, I’m a believer

(repeat)

 

 

Home

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Shilan Douglas

 

Sometimes the bump on my road is a mountaintop

I climb then I fall then I crawl but I never stop

’cause no matter what may come way, through every high and low

I’ve still got home, yes I’ve got home

 

Sometimes I run with the wind and I think I know

how fast and how far I can go but I really don’t

but no matter what may come my way, through every high and low

I’ve still got home, yes I’ve got home

 

It is the fields where I can slumber, it is my home

It is right by the quiet waters, it is my home

It is where I am close to Jesus, it is my home

It is, it is my home, yes I am home

(repeat)

 

 

Why I Dance

Music & Lyrics by Tobias Grenholm

Lead by Jonah Nilsson

 

This is why I dance

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

 

I may be imprisoned but I still know I'm free

Under heavy pressure but my mind is so easy 

Hunted by my enemies but I’ll never give in

Beaten on the outside but my spirit is filled with joy

 

Overflowing its boundaries

I’m filled with joy

I’m filled with joy

2x

 

This is why I dance

Oh, oh, oh

4x

 

My bank account is empty but I still know I'm rich

Everybody hates me but I know that I'm loved 

They say that I am useless but I still know my purpose

Everything seems hopeless but my spirit is filled with joy  

 

Overflowing its boundaries

I’m filled with joy

I’m filled with joy

2x

 

This is why I dance

Oh, oh, oh

4x

 

Let me share your sorrow, we can turn it into joy

Those who kill your body, they can never kill the soul

 

Let me share your sorrow, we can turn it into joy

 

Overflowing its boundaries

I’m filled with joy

I’m filled with joy

 

Overflowing its boundaries

and nothing can take that away 

I’m filled with joy

Heavenly joy, joy, joy, joy, joy

 

This is why I dance

Oh, oh, oh

4x

 

Dance!

 

 

New Command

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Daniel Bäckrud & Juan Esteban Zapata

 

It’s not how good you look in what you wear

or the length and color of your hair

It’s not the books you’ve read or gonna read

not about where you’ve been or gonna be

 

Now there’s a new, a new command

Love one another, love one another

Everyone will know, will know, if you

Love one another, love one another

 

This love

This kinda love gives power to ya, this kinda love

This love

This kinda love means hallelujah, this kinda love

 

It’s not how loud you pray when you’re in church

you know action speaks louder than words

If it sounds great when you sing, when you shout

still that’s not what faith is about

 

The way God loves you and me we must

love one another, love one another

Everyone will know, will know, if you

Love one another, love one another

 

This love

This kinda love gives power to ya, this kinda love

This love

This kinda love means hallelujah, this kinda love

 

 

No Hating Today

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

(”Ukuthula” means ”Peace” in Zulu)

Lead by Chris Lass

 

Hey, hey, ”ukuthula” today

Say, say, no hating today

2x

 

If the world goes down you go with it

We are many branches growing from one tree

God gave us the earth, a place to live

and one another to love and forgive

so we say -no hating today, no hating today

 

Somebody’s living in a mansion

Somebody’s living on the sidewalk

Somebody had a place to live, but a storm came and took it and now they have to start over

 

People, need people, it’s the way God created us and why we mustn’t hate

 

Hey, hey, ”ukuthula” today

Say, say, no hating today

2x

 

If the world goes down you go with it

We are many branches growing from one tree

God gave us the earth, a place to live

and one another to love and forgive

so we say -no hating today, no hating today

 

Somebody wanna hate you, somebody wanna love you

Some of us don’t know you yet, but the world keeps turning and one day we could be neighbors

 

One tree, one body, it’s the way God created us and why we mustn’t hate

 

Hey, hey, ”ukuthula” today

Say, say, no hating today

2x

 

If the world goes down you go with it

We are many branches growing from one tree

God gave us the earth, a place to live

and one another to love and forgive

so we say -no hating today, no hating today

 

 

Shaking The Dust

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Vlada Tajsic

 

I love to praise God with the sound of horns

Praise God with the sound of drums

Praise God with the sound of guitar, all the singers, all the band

 

Praise God with electric organ

Praise God, and the one with pipes

Praise God, the rocks will cry out if I ever stop

 

Some people said I was too loud

Some people said I was not loud enough

Some people said I was crazy, but I did my best and I’ll do it again

 

Now I’m shaking the dust off my feet

I did my best now I move on

Shaking the dust off my feet, I move on

 

Shaking the dust off my feet 4x

 

I love to praise God with a classic hymn

Praise God with rock’n’roll

Praise God, when I do my praise dance it’s just ‘cause I love the Lord

 

Praise God, if you don’t like it

Praise God, I shake it off

Praise God, the rocks will cry out if I ever stop

 

Oh oh, I will keep on praising

Oh oh, I will keep on praising

Oh oh, I will keep on, I did my best and I’ll do it again

 

Now I’m shaking the dust off my feet

I did my best now I move on

Shaking the dust off my feet, I move on

 

Shaking the dust off my feet 4x

 

 

Enemies

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Rap lyrics by Jeremiah Bonds

Lead by Maria Höglund & Felicia Brandström

Rap by Jeremiah Bonds

 

This is the time, time, when we love

 

This is the time when we turn the tide

We make a change, get our heading right

This is the time we stand up for peace

When we learn to love our enemies

 

What is it with the faces in this masquerade?

How do we get beyond the silly games we play?

What do we need to make our garden grow again?

How can a man survive the lions den?

 

This is the time when we turn the tide

We make a change, get our heading right

This is the time we stand up for peace

When we learn to love our enemies

 

What do I have to do to find that peace of mind?

It’s getting darker now or am I turning blind?

How do you recognize a love that’s real and true?

Is there a greater love than He who died for you?

 

Rap:

This thing called ”love”, really, what is it?

Can we really choose to love someone who looks different

With no biased attitude or moral platitude

so lower the altitude of gratitude

The latitude or freedom we find in Christ

should lead us to a life

where we could love our enemies

and intercede with peace and plead to retrieve

and wave the white flag to cease this war on each other

so that love can increase

 

 

I will never turn my back on you, ‘cause if I do

I turn my back on Jesus

(repeat)

 

 

My Promise

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

 

Come to me when you’re weary, when you’re burdened, find rest in me

Come to me, let me show you why they call me the ”Prince of peace”

I am God, there is nobody like me, I created you

I am here, always here

 

I am with you ‘til the end of time

Always with you, through the flood and the fire, every heartache and trial

I am with you

 

Come to me when you think that everyone’s given up on you

I am God and I know your every feeling I’ve been there too

Times and people will change, but I will never change, come to me

I am here, always here

 

I am with you ‘til the end of time

Always with you, through the flood and the fire, every heartache and trial

2x

 

I am God, I am here because I love you, so come to me

I am here every minute, every day, every century

2x

 

This is my promise, ‘til the end of time, this is my promise

 

I am with you ‘til the end of time

Always with you, forever and ever, this is my promise

 

I am with you ‘til the end of time

Always with you, forever and ever, this is my promise

 

 

Now

Music & Lyrics by Joakim Arenius

Lead by Amos Obasohan

 

When is a good time to praise the Lord? 3x

Don’t get caught in the where, and the how

because now, the time to praise is now, the time to praise is now

 

When is a good time to make a change? 3x

Don’t get caught in the where, and the how

because now, the time to change is now, the time to change is now

 

When is a good time to love yourself? 3x

Don’t get caught in the where, and the how

because now, the time to love is now, the time to love is now

 

When is a good time to let God heal? 3x

Don’t get caught in the where, and the how

 

Now, it’s time to heal

Now, it’s time to love

Now, it’s time to change

It’s time to praise the Lord

(repeat)

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