Words of songs in Peter – The Rock

1. Follow, Follow

Follow, follow, follow where the Master leads.
Follow as he goes out meeting human needs.
See him feed the hungry, see him heal the lame,
See him share the good news, then go and do the same.

Peter by the lakeside heard the Master’s plea
Leave your boats and fishes and come and follow me.
‘You’ll join a band of brothers and I’ll be at your head,
From now on no more fishing, no, you’ll catch folk instead.’

Peter followed Jesus wherever Jesus went.
He walked with him and talked with him, saw how his life was spent.
He saw the cross on Calv’ry, he saw the empty grave;
Then out he went to share the news: it’s Jesus Christ who saves.

Today as in past ages the Master’s still the same
He calls us to follow and go out in his name.
Some in our own country, and some in lands afar,
We all can go for Jesus wherever we are..

2. What sort of a Man?

What sort of man is so fully human,
loving people parties and wine?
Yet the sort of man who is somehow different,
touched by the flame of the divine?

What sort of man can walk on water,
bring peace to a raging sea?
What sort of man can feed five thousand,
heal the sick, make demons flee?

What sort of man can teach in parables,
make us laugh as he shows us the way?
What sort of man can point to nature,
reveal God’s word, his truth convey?

What sort of man really values women,
offers them respect and dignity?
What sort of man says, you must become children,
if you’re to be the people God wants you to be?

What sort of man treats everyone equally,
high and low, the rich and the poor?
What sort of man confronts the religious,
those quick to blame, but not to restore?

What sort of man spends hours in prayer,
calls God Father, a familiar friend?
What sort of man says, you too can know
this Father on whom we can depend?

3. The Healing of Peter’s Mother-in-law

Once I was poorly, lay sick on my bed,
pain in my body, pain in my head,
Sweating and feverish, almost wished I were dead,
Healed, will I be healed, ever be healed?

They told Jesus about me, as he came through the door.
‘Please can you help her, her body restore?’
Jesus lifted me up – I was well as before,
Healed, I was healed, really healed.

Then I was laughing, then I was glad,
No longer feverish, no longer sad.
So I cooked us the best meal that we’d ever had.
Healed, God’s power revealed, God’s power revealed.

Then she was laughing, then she was glad,
No longer feverish, no longer sad.
So she cooked us the best meal that we’d ever had.
Healed, God’s power revealed, God’s power revealed.

4. Confession of Faith

(Jesus) You are Peter, Peter the rock,
and on this rock I will build my church.
This is the church that will stand forever
Against it even hell shall not prevail.

When Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi
he asked ‘Who do people say that I am?’
(disciples) ‘John the Baptist or one of the prophets.’

(Jesus) ‘But who do you say I am?’
(Peter) ‘You are the Messiah, God’s anointed.
You’re the Son of the Living God.
You’re the Saviour we’ve been expecting,
the One we’ve been waiting for.’

(Jesus) ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah,
for no human being has revealed this to you,
but you have learned of it directly from my Father.
It’s he who has shown you this truth.
I will give you the keys of the Kingdom.
What you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and what you loose here on earth
will also be loosed in heaven.’

5. Jesus Shines!

Jesus shines! See his radiant light.
Jesus shines! What a glorious sight.

There upon the mountain height
he changes as we watch with awe,
sun-like face and clothes of white –
dazzling Jesus!

Then we see in heavenly glory Moses and Elijah,
leaders in our nation’s story, talk with Jesus.

(Peter) ‘Let’s make for each of you
a tent where you can find shelter,
prolong this time, it’s heaven-sent –
a gift from Jesus.’

Suddenly there comes a cloud
covering that mountain sheer,
and a voice calls out aloud:
‘Hear my Son, Jesus’.

6. How many times?

How many times, Lord, how many times?
How many times must a man forgive?
Must I forgive my brother seven times?
How many times must I let him live?!

He’s trampled on my feelings, he’s trampled on my corns,
When I try to help, my advice he always scorns.
I am chewing my nails and I’m pulling out my hair,
my head is just as sore as the head of that bear!

He’s the bane of my life, I can’t have any fun.
He’s never around when there’s a job to be done.
He knows that I’ll forgive him, he knows I’ll let him off,
so when I rebuke him, all he does is scoff.

(Jesus) ‘Not seven times, but seventy times seven
you have to keep forgiving ’till you get to heaven.
Remember God your Father always pardons you,
so forgive your brother ’till your life is through.’

7. Footwashing at the Last Supper

At the Last Supper, the disciples fell out:
‘I am the greatest’ they cried.
Each one thought they should have the best place
at the Master’s side.

So Jesus took off his outer clothes,
poured water into a bowl.
Then he washed his disciples feet,
drying them with a towel.

When he came to Simon Peter:
‘You’ll never wash me,’ he said.
(Jesus) ‘If I don’t wash you, you’re not one of my own.
(Peter) ‘Then wash also my hands and my head.’

Jesus put back his outer clothes,
returned once more to his place.
He taught them the meaning of what they had seen –
To treat each other with grace.

(Jesus) ‘What I have done when I washed your feet
is an example for you.
You must wash one another’s feet,
yes, this is what you have to do.’

8. Denial

When Jesus was arrested, Peter fled into the night .
He followed at a distance, keeping out of sight
He came to the High Priest’s courtyard, and when he went inside
Someone recognised him – too late to run and hide!
‘You were with that upstart, when he walked the land.
You were his companion, one of his chosen band’

(Peter) ‘I do not know the man, I’ve never met him,
If I had met the man, could I forget him?’

Another person looked at him, and they said just the same:
‘Surely you were with him, surely you know his name’

(Peter) ‘I do not know the man, I’ve never met him,
If I had met the man, could I forget him?’

‘Yes, you were travelling with him, it’s as clear as day.
You’re from the north, from Galilee, your speech gives you away’

(Peter) ‘I do not know the man, I’ve never met him,
If I had met the man, could I forget him?’

This third time Peter was accused, a third time he denied.
Then a cock crew – Christ’s words came true,
Peter went out and cried.

(Peter) ‘Of course I know the man, of course I’ve met him.
He’s just looked straight at me, could I forget him?’

9. Restoration

(Jesus) ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’
(Peter) ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’
(Jesus) ‘Feed my lambs.’

(Jesus) ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?’
(Peter) ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.’
(Jesus) ‘Shepherd my sheep.’

(Jesus) ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
(Peter) ‘Lord, you know everything, you know that I love you.’
(Jesus) ‘Feed my sheep.’

(Jesus) ‘Truly I tell you, when you were young,
you used to tie your own belt and walk wherever you wished.
But when you grow old, someone else will tie you up
and take you where you don’t want to go.
But now follow me.
So now I say as I said when I called you, come and follow me.’

10. Peter’s Song of Thanksgiving

The night I denied him it was total despair.
No light in the tunnel just black everywhere.
No way of changing what I had done.
A life of regretting had just begun.

But then the risen Christ saved me and put me back on my feet,
forgave and restored me made my new life complete,
and he gave me a mission to go out to mend and to heal
to celebrate the God of love his power and grace reveal.

After the cross I was down and depressed
Like the other disciples, I feared an arrest.
No hope for the future, Jesus was gone.
My world had just ended, couldn’t go on.

But then the risen Christ saved me and put me back on my feet, forgave and restored me made my new life complete,
and he gave me a message to share with the folk all around
of a living hope, through Christ my Lord,
by whose love I’ve been found.

That first Sunday morning we were in the locked room.
Mary Magdalene came: ‘He’s been removed from the tomb.’
Two of us set out, hurrying on.
We found the tomb empty, the body had gone

Down by the lake burned a charcoal flame,
A stark reminder of my night of shame.
Three times Jesus questioned ‘Do you love me?’
My chance to cancel my threefold treachery.

But then the risen Christ saved me and put me back on my feet, forgave and restored me, made my new life complete,
and he gave me a mandate to care for his people like sheep.
A shepherd to all who on him call, a flock he trusts me to keep.

11. Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with joy;
come before him with happy songs!

Never forget the Lord is God.
He made us, we belong to him;
We are his people, we are his flock.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
Go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise him.

The Lord is good;
His love is eternal,
and his faithfulness lasts for ever.

12. And God Said

Dark was the earth, empty and shapeless.
Thick were the clouds hanging over the deep;
The Spirit of God was sweeping the waters
waiting the word of the Father to keep.
And God said, ‘Let there be light, Bright light in the darkness.’

Cold was the valley, silent and eerie,
dry were the bones lying over the ground;
The Spirit of God came sweeping down on them, t
he bones joined together and flesh came around.
And God said, ‘Let there be life, New life for those who were dead.’

Poor was the maiden, humble and gentle,
bound were her people, awaiting release,
The Spirit of God came sweeping down on her,
Mary became the Mother of peace.
And God said. ’Let there be love, My love shown in Jesus.’

Hushed were the people, still and expectant,
silently praying for God’s promised hour,
The Spirit of God came sweeping down on them,
they lifted their voices and spoke of God’s power
And God said, ‘Let there be joy, Joy spreading to everyone.’

13. The Spirit of God

Well, the Spirit of God is a mighty strong breeze,
he blows like the wind in the old forest trees
The Spirit of God is a mighty strong breeze,
he blows and he blows, and he blows in your soul.

The Spirit of God is a cleansing fire.
He burns up hatred, greed and desire.
The Spirit of God is a cleansing fire.
He burns and he burns, and he burns in your soul.

The Spirit of God is a mighty good friend.
When you’re on trial for Jesus he’s there to defend.
The Spirit of God is a mighty good friend.
He stands by, he stands by, he stands by your soul.

The Spirit of God is a mighty good teacher.
He opens God’s word so the meaning can reach yer.
The Spirit of God is a mighty good teacher.
He builds up, he builds up, he builds up your soul

The Spirit of God, he’s so good at praying.
He sorts out your thoughts, so God knows what you’re saying.
The Spirit of God, he’s so good at praying.
He prays and he prays and he prays in your soul

14. There’s no other name

(Peter) There’s no other name but Jesus.
There’s no other name but Jesus
There’s no other name but Jesus
by which we must be saved.

Peter and John by the temple,
met a beggar who was lame
Peter said, ‘I have no money,
but be healed in Jesus’ name.’

When Peter pulled him up,
his feet and ankles were restored
Jumping up, he began to walk,
then leapt and praised the Lord.

Seeing him, people wondered
at what had taken place,
Peter said, ‘It is through Jesus
he has received this sign of grace.

The Jewish leaders arrested the two
and asked about what they had done
‘Who gave you the power to heal?
Tell us, who is the one?’

(Peter) ‘This man has been restored to health,
by the name of Jesus alone.
The stone that you rejected,
has become the cornerstone.’

15. Cornelius

(Peter) When I was praying, I had a vision:
lowered from heaven, a sheet was seen.
Inside were beasts of every kind, both clean and unclean.

‘Up, Peter, take your knife, then kill and eat.’
‘No, Lord, that’s not my way, I won’t taste unclean meat.’
‘Don’t call unclean what I call clean’
a voice rang out both loud and clear.

Then three men came from Cornelius, Roman soldier of Caesarea.
Arriving at Cornelius’ home, I heard how an angel spoke:
‘Find Simon Peter – a messenger of the God you invoke.’

Then I knew what my vision meant: ‘See things the way I see –
whoever calls upon my name belongs to my family.’
As I preached the good news of Jesus, who forgives all wrongs,
the Spirit came down on to them, and they spoke in other tongues.

I was amazed that by Gentiles the Holy Spirit had been received,
sent from above, just as to us, we who first believed.
Surely they can be baptised, baptised in Jesus name,
from now on we will all be one, in Christ we are all the same.

16. Rescue from Prison

I was knock, knock, knocking, but nobody came.
I was knock, knock, knocking, what a crying shame!
They prayed for my release, but when this was achieved
my sudden return was simply not believed!

After James was killed, Herod’s men arrested me.
I was kept in prison, guards watch constantly.
Suddenly an angel appeared in my cell, said:
‘Tie your belt and sandals, put on your cloak as well.’

My chains had been released, and I was free to go.
Was this a vision? I just didn’t know.
We passed by the guard and out of the jail.
When the angel left me, I knew this was for real.

At the house a maid came, then ran back
to tell the other disciples: ‘Peter’s free from his cell.’
They didn’t believe her – I continued to knock.
When they opened the door, they got a mighty shock.
I told them my story, how God answered their prayer,
sent his angel to free me to go anywhere.
I said: ‘Tell this to James and the rest of the church.’
Then I went on my way, to avoid Herod’s search.

He was knock, knock, knocking, but nobody came.
He was knock, knock, knocking, what a crying shame!
We prayed for his release, but when this was achieved,
his sudden return was simply not believed!

17. A Time to Build

Now is the time, the time for unity.
A time to care, a time to share
A time to forgive, a time to forget.
A time to meet, a time to build.

For too long now we’ve been divided.
Race and religion have kept us apart.
Now’s the time for us to be united.
Let’s love one another from the heart.

Now loving one another is no easy matter,
problems and tensions are bound to arise.
But God our Father is waiting to help us.
Let’s ask for the love he supplies.

Now Jesus is the one who’s brought us together.
We all alike were the cause of his death.
All alike by him we’ve been forgiven,
alike receive his Spirit’s breath.

18. Come to the Lord

Come to the Lord, come to the Lord,
come to the Lord, the living stone.

Come to that stone rejected by the world,
but chosen by God as precious.

Come as living stones, and let yourselves
be built into a spiritual temple.

You are God’s own people chosen to proclaim
the wonderful acts of our living God

19. Faith Tested

Gold is refined by fire to make it pure.
May the fiery trials which test your faith help that faith to endure.
Your faith is precious, more precious than gold.
When it is tested, rejoice and be bold.

When God seems far away and you feel all alone,
Remember Jesus’ promise: ‘I won’t leave you on your own.’

When you’re the victims of abuse and hurts you don’t deserve,
Remember that this was the lot of Jesus whom you serve.

When the sorrows that you feel are making your heart break,
Remember that Jesus is sharing your heartache.

20. Kingdom Road

Kingdom Road, Kingdom Road.
We are travelling the Kingdom Road
With Christ as our guide and our friends at our side,
we are travelling the Kingdom Road

Now we have a message that’s second to none,
the message of a Father who sent his Son.
He died on a cross, bearing all the world’s sin.
He brought us God’s kingdom and welcomed us in.

Now we have a mission, a mission of love,
to care for all the children of our Father above,
The poor and the lonely, the weak and the lame,
we reach out to help them in Jesus’ name.

Now sometimes our journey seems tiring and long,
we travel better, when we sing a song.
So join hands together and lift up your voice,
let everyone know that Christ is your choice.

21. Singing for Jesus

We are singing for Jesus. We’re swinging with Jesus.
We’re bringing to Jesus the whole of our lives
We’re growing in Jesus. We’re going for Jesus.
We’re showing that Jesus Is Lord of our lives

Now we’re not rich. No! And we’re not famous
but we’ve got Jesus – praise his name.
And Jesus is worth more than riches.
He is worth much more than fame,
More than fame – la la la

Now some folks say Hey! that we are crazy.
And some folks say you’re out of your mind
But we all know that we’re not crazy
’cos Jesus brings us peace of mind.
Peace of mind – la la la