All the world (draft #3) – feedback please!
My Acts / Pentecost song for our small group has gone through a big re-write, with a different tune in the verses, of which there are now three, and the bridge is gone.
Here’s a rough (as in my piano playing) demo, on which Peta kindly improvised a little flute filler:
All the world: Draft #03 by therealfindo
All the world
Let us hear in every language
Sounding out across the planet
Glorious strains of Your salvation song
Hear the mighty wind now rushing
See the Spirit’s power blazing
Poured out in the lives of Your redeemed
In all the world
Let the news be heard:
For all the world
The Saviour gave His life.
From all the world we’re gathered
Purchased by His blood;
We testify: He is alive!
Now revealed, the ancient mystery
Which the prophets yearned to fathom
Things that (which?) You have long prepared for us
Living water flowing freely
Breath of God now recreating
Firm upon the cornerstone of Christ.
Through the trials upon this journey
Though the world gives opposition
You will keep us faithful ’til the end
With a vict’ry won by Jesus
He will break the chains that hold us
He’s the only one with power to save.
(c) 2012 Andrew Finden
Please let me know what you think (e.g. singability, structure, thematic & lyrical issues, weak spots etc.). Bonus points if you can guess the passages being referenced (hint: not all from Acts).