Podcast Episode 80: Rick inCYSTs that you listen!

episode 80

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This week Rick catches you up on what’s going on in his life, including a new voice in his head, an Arachnoid Cyst. He also shares his thoughts on Lone Ranger Christians and tells you about his new YouTube show, Songs With My Son.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesReverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment for Voices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube.

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Rick’s new YouTube show: Songs With My Song


Basement Psalms Live Promo

 

Love Our Enemies (Version 3)

I made a few minor changes lyrically to this song. In this version, the song is more of a bold proclamation than a timid ballad. It still has the feel of a hymn but is more robust now, intended to be sung with confidence. We should never be timid about following the commands of Jesus, especially one that has been so vastly ignored as loving our enemies and praying for those who persecute us. Let me know what you think.

Lead Sheet available here: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/3ba9459bf5f952a99f3997477058d30d11f85429

 

 

 

Lyrics by Rick Lee James   2013

Love Our Enemies

Verse 1

God has made this declaration

through His Son, the Prince of Peace,

that to enter in His Kingdom

we must love our enemies.

They may seem our adversaries

but are merely slaves to sin,

so our battle is not with them

who are only hostages

Verse 2

Lord, deliver us from hatred,

prejudice, and cruelty.

Come remove discrimination

that the truth may set us free.

When we look at our reflection

we not only see ourselves

but we see a former captive

whom the grace of God has helped.

Verse 3

Father, show us how to free them

with Your mercy above

for our enemies are brothers

who’ve forgotten how to love.

You have made us in your image,

You’ve redeemed us through Your son.

Gather us into Your Kingdom

where no sword is drawn but love.

Verse 4

Jesus Christ, is our example

showing us the face of God

when He chose to die for sinners

rather than to shed their blood.

So we’ll fight them with affection,

we will conquer them with grace.

May our enemies see Jesus

when they look upon our face

Verse 5

In His time and for His pleasure

pray we all will stand one day

reconciled before the Father

when the old has passed away.

When revenge would cloud our vision

turn our eyes to Calvary

where our Savior died to show us

how to love our enemies.

Ending

Lord and Maker of creation,

every life is dear to Thee

In the holy name of Jesus

help us love our enemies

(Dye-Cast) Podcast Episode #79: Daniel Dye

Episode 79

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He’s a folk singer, he a festival organizer, and he’s a dad again for the second time. This week on Voices In My Head we welcome back Folk singer and songwriter Daniel Dye. His new album, Blinded Again, is about to release, his new daughter was just born, and this year’s Madden Road Festival on August 16th is a new kind of awesome. It’s a whole episode of newness as I accompany Daniel on piano as we play some of his new songs.

Voices In My Head is a Podcast dedicated to covering things like comics, movies, books, music and various other things that get stuck in the head of pop culture, but with a Theological lens. Listen to it on Podbean.comStitcherThe Rick Lee James Mobile AppiTunesReverbnation.com, and FacebookRick Lee James Official Web Site is www.RickLeeJames.com. To leave a voice message comment for Voices In My Head call (937) 505-0162. Get Rick’s music on iTunes and at CDBaby.com. Email can be sent to RLJames29@yahoo.com. You can also watch Rick Lee James music videos on YouTube.

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Love Our Enemies (A Hymn I’m Writing)

This is a hymn I am writing on Jesus teaching to love our enemies. It’s been difficult to write, probably because it’s difficult to live. I would appreciate your input, and constructive criticism. Lyrics and a link to the lead sheets are below. There are two different versions. One version has a refrain and one does not.

Version One

Lead Sheet: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/bfe6bde374baf3634692de55d8e14a6d5fc7b6e9

Lyrics:

Lyrics by Rick Lee James

Love Our Enemies

Verse 1
God has made this declaration
through His Son, the Prince of Peace,
that to enter in His Kingdom
we must love our enemies.

They may seem our adversaries
but are only slaves to sin,
so our battle is not with them
who are only hostages

Chorus
Lord and Maker of creation,
every life is dear to Thee
By the holy name of Jesus
help us love our enemies

Verse 2
Lord, deliver us from hatred,
prejudice, and cruelty.
Come remove discrimination
that the truth may set us free.

When we look at our reflection
we not only see ourselves
but we see a former captive
whom the grace of God has helped.

Chorus
Lord and Maker of creation,
every life is dear to Thee
By the holy name of Jesus
help us love our enemies

Verse 3
Father, show us how to free them
with Your mercy above
for our enemies are brothers
who’ve forgotten how to love.

You have made us in your image,
You’ve redeemed us through Your son.
Gather us into Your Kingdom
where no sword is drawn but love.

Chorus
Lord and Maker of creation,
every life is dear to Thee
By the holy name of Jesus
help us love our enemies

Verse 4
Jesus Christ, is our example
showing us the face of God
when He chose to die for sinners
rather than to shed their blood.

So we’ll fight them with affection,
we will conquer them with grace.
May our enemies see Jesus
when they look upon our face

Chorus
Lord and Maker of creation,
every life is dear to Thee
By the holy name of Jesus
help us love our enemies

Verse 5
In His time and for His pleasure
pray we all will stand one day
reconciled before the Father
when the old has passed away.

When revenge would cloud our vision
turn our eyes to Calvary
where our Savior died to show us
how to love our enemies.

Version Two

Lead Sheet for version 2 available at this link: http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/b07d46a46e3fd5cab63d57bf417d81e3fecd1cb1

Lyrics by Rick Lee James

Love Our Enemies (Version 2)

Verse 1
God has made this declaration
through His Son, the Prince of Peace,
that to enter in His Kingdom
we must love our enemies.
They may seem our adversaries
but are only slaves to sin,
so our battle is not with them
who are only hostages

Verse 2
Lord, deliver us from hatred,
prejudice, and cruelty.
Come remove discrimination
that the truth may set us free.
When we look at our reflection
we not only see ourselves
but we see a former captive
whom the grace of God has helped.

Verse 3
Father, show us how to free them
with Your mercy above
for our enemies are brothers
who’ve forgotten how to love.
You have made us in your image,
You’ve redeemed us through Your son.
Gather us into Your Kingdom
where no sword is drawn but love.

Verse 4
Jesus Christ, is our example
showing us the face of God
when He chose to die for sinners
rather than to shed their blood.
So we’ll fight them with affection,
we will conquer them with grace.
May our enemies see Jesus
when they look upon our face

Verse 5
In His time and for His pleasure
pray we all will stand one day
reconciled before the Father
when the old has passed away.
When revenge would cloud our vision
turn our eyes to Calvary
where our Savior died to show us
how to love our enemies.

Ending
Lord and Maker of creation,
every life is dear to Thee
In the holy name of Jesus
help us love our enemies