Join the Kingdom Arts Virtual Choir

Singing the Lord’s Prayer

You don’t need to be a brilliant singer. If you enjoy singing with others, that’s fine. All congregations (and groups of people singing anywhere for fun) have people who sing in tune and those that don’t. When all the voices blend together, it still makes a joyful noise!

Deadline: July 12th

The finished ‘choir’ will appear in the July Journal.


Preview : Our Father – The Kingdom Arts singers!

 

April 2020 Music

April 21st (from the Coronavirus Journal)

 

Song: Holy Spirit descend on me

>> Click here to play video

Holy Spirit descend on me
And fill my heart with Your eternal fire
and love divine.
And strengthen my faith once more
And open my eyes.
Give me the light of Your love that I
may shine on all I find.

Come and teach me Your ways, O Lord,
And open my mind so that I can see
the way ahead.
Take all of the mist away
And make the road clear.
Keeping me strong through the trials I face,
my faults, my doubts, my fear.

Fire within my heart,
Fire within my soul,
Fire to take me anywhere I have to go.

I surrender my all to You
The gift of Your love and Your grace are all
I ever need.
Let Your passion burn in me
And let me stand tall.
Give me the mind and the skill to speak
Your word to one and all.

Fire within my heart,
Fire within my soul,
Fire to take me anywhere I have to go.

So I stand here prepared, my  Lord,
You wash away all of my doubt and fear
and take control.
You cleanse me and make me new
And I am restored.
Fill me with power and the strength to do
Your will for evermore.

©2020 David Old Moore


April 3rd (from the Coronavirus Journal)

In this beautiful world (click below to listen)

In this beautiful world we care for nought
We do not do the things we know we ought
We have one planet, that is all.

In our arrogant ways, we think we are above
Mother Nature’s Laws that are from God above
We bring destruction on ourselves.

Now there’s an enemy we can’t see
It’s so small.
Yet so powerful and mighty it be,
A reminder that we
Are not rulers at all,
Our position in this universe is really quite small.

We’ve been given this world in which to live,
Some just take what they can, while others give
If we’re divided, then we fall.

Now there’s an enemy we can’t see
It’s so small.
Yet so powerful and mighty it be,
A reminder that we
Are not rulers at all,
Our position in this universe is really quite small.

Let’s consider it all, there’s only one
The Ruler of all is God alone
He is beside us through it all.

He brings salvation to us all.

©2020 David Old Moore

Inspired by:

(1) the damage humans are doing to the planet;
(2) the coronavirus – reminding us we are not as powerful as we think we are;
(3) 2 Corinthians 4:16-18   “So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.”


 

Drum Workshop (Oct 2017)

A group of beginners unleashed on a variety of drums of all shapes and sizes.

The video ‘Drums 2’ shows clearly it wasn’t just the drums that are all shapes and sizes. The rather splendid profile shown is my good self. Perhaps my wife’s criticisms of my fitness and diet are more justified than I thought! – Editor

Click on the links below to play the three very short videos.

Drums 1

Drums 2

Drums 3

January 2017 Music

Singing

We were very fortunate to have Archdeacon Robert Jones with us at this month’s Kingdom Arts.

He led a small group of people in singing, and thinking about the power of music in worship and how prayerful and joyful it can be.
The songs we sang were very simple which enabled us to concentrate on the meaning of the words. We used short phrases such as Kyrie Eleison and Alleluya. We were taken in song to different parts of the world where Robert had experienced the joys and sorrows of the human condition. We discovered the power that music has, to take us to places, people, emotions and memories.

The short recordings here are not performances but tasters to show that – ’tis a gift to be simple – and that we can all participate in praising the Lord wherever we are, be it on a hill top, in the kitchen, by the bedside of a loved one, or with friends.

Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy)

Alleluya 1 (Alleluya/Alleluia/Hallelujah – Praise the Lord)

Alleluya 2

December 2016 Music

This Christmas song was not created during a Kingdom Arts meeting, but it was played at the December gathering and is posted here so that those who were there may listen again if they wish. Of course, everyone else is also welcome to listen!

A simple song inspired by Luke Chapter 2 and a very well-known story:

See in the night sky, so far above,
Shining so brightly, shining with love;
Star of the dawning, burning with gold,
Sign of the story from times of old.

Let all the church bells ring.
Oh hear the angels sing:

“Good news we bring you, joy to the world.”
And with these words their story unfurled,
“For you a Saviour, born on this day.
Glory in heaven, peace on the earth.”

Let all the church bells ring.
Oh hear the angels sing.
(Repeat chorus)

“Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ is born.”

© 2011 David Moore

Click below to listen

Click here for sheet music > See in the night sky

Oct 2015 Writing: Words and Music

The very first session of Kingdom Arts explored the opening chapter of the first book of the Bible,  Genesis.
This song was developed from thoughts of The Creation.

“And God saw that it was good”

Watch a sunset fade on a summer’s day
Or the raindrops clinging to a window pane
The Spirit speaks
The Spirit speaks to me
“And know I give you these.”

See the branches bending in the breeze
The shim’ring whispering dancing leaves
The Spirit speaks
The Spirit speaks to me
“And take good care of these.”

From the awesome beauty of a star-filled sky
To the dazzling sheen of a drifting damselfly.

I stand in awe of all I see
And thank the Lord that it came to be
The Spirit speaks
The Spirit speaks to me
“Know I am here with thee.”

© 2015 David Moore

Click here for sheet music > watch-a-sunset