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The simple ones are the best

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Sometimes, the simple songs are the best ones, and the ones that resonate the most. I downloaded an album called ‘How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live from the Grand Ole Opry‘ from iTunes, and this song is on it The version on the album is by Vince Gill, but there was no video for that on YouTube. I did find this version which is very similar. There are not many words to the song, and no extra bells and whistles, but they are just not needed. A quiet song for reflection and praying – one of my new favourites.

Colours of Day

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We used to sing this hymn in Primary school, and it was always one of my favourites. Looking at all the snow outside, the words ‘Light up the fire and let the flame burn’ sounded very comforting this morning!

Colours of day dawn into the mind
The sun has come up, the night is behind.
Go down in the city, into the street,
And lets give the message to the people we meet

So light up the fire and let the flame burn
Open the door, let Jesus return
Take seeds of his spirit, let the fruit grow,
Tell the people of Jesus, let his love show.

Go through the park, on into the town,
The sun still shines on, it never goes down.
The light of the world is risen again,
The people of darkness are needing our friend.

So light up the fire and let the flame burn
Open the door, let Jesus return
Take seeds of his spirit, let the fruit grow,
Tell the people of Jesus, let his love show.

Open your eyes, look into the sky,
The darkness has come, the sun came to die.
The evening draws on, the sun disappears,
But Jesus is living and his Spirit is near.