Rich Mullins songs

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  1. JFox1

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    Which songs by Rich Mullins do you like? Here's one of my favorites. That song has been speaking to me lately:

    Nothing is Beyond You​



    Where could I go, where could I run
    Even if I found the strength to fly
    And if I rose on the wings of the dawn
    And crashed through the corner of the sky
    If I sailed past the edge of the sea
    Even if I made my bed in Hell
    Still there You would find me

    'Cause nothing is beyond You
    You stand beyond the reach
    Of our vain imaginations
    Our misguided piety
    The heavens stretch to hold You
    And deep cries out to deep
    Singing that nothing is beyond You
    Nothing is beyond You

    Time cannot contain You
    You fill eternity
    Sin can never stain You
    Death has lost its sting

    And I cannot explain the way You came to love me
    Except to say that nothing is beyond You
    Nothing is beyond You

    If I should shrink back from the light
    So I can sink into the dark
    If I take cover and I close my eyes
    Even then You would see my heart

    And You'd cut through all my pain and rage
    The darkness is not dark to You
    And night's as bright as day

    Nothing is beyond You
    You stand beyond the reach
    Of our vain imaginations
    Our misguided piety
    The heavens stretch to hold You
    And deep cries out to deep
    Singing that nothing is beyond You
    Nothing is beyond You

    And time cannot contain You
    You fill eternity
    Sin can never stain You
    And death has lost its sting

    And I cannot explain the way You came to love me
    Except to say that nothing is beyond You
    Nothing is beyond You
    Nothing is beyond You
     
  2. Mishelly

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    :thumbs:O'my so hard to choose I love almost everything by Rich...Let me think - today I will say Screen Door

    Well, it's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
    Faith without works baby
    It just ain't happenin'
    One is your left hand, one is your right
    It'll take two strong arms, mmm hmm, to hold on tight
    Some folks cut off their nose just to spite their face
    But I think you need some works to show for your alleged faith

    Well there's a difference you know
    'tween having faith and playing make believe
    One will make you grow, the other one just make you sleep
    Talk about it
    But I really think you oughtta take a leap off of the ship
    Before you claim to walk on water
    Faith without works is like a song you can't sing
    It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine

    Faith comes from God and every word that He breathes
    He lets us take it to your heart so we can give it hands and feet
    It's gotta be active if it's gonna stay alive
    You gotta put it into practice
    Otherwise....

    It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
    Faith without works, baby, it just ain't happenin'
    One is your right hand, one is your left
    It's your guide, your light, your life and your breath
    Faith without works is like a song you can't sing
    It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
    Faith without works, like a song you can't sing
    It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine
    Copyright 2000

    I just listened to your choice - can I change mine - I have it on The Jesus Record - there are just so many of his songs and I love them all!!!
     
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  3. ccrobinson

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    "Screen Door" is a great choice. I also love "Who God is Gonna Use". "And you never know who God is gonna use A princess or a baby Or maybe even you or me."
     
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    The Maker of Noses
    I believe there is a place
    Where people live in perfect peace
    Where there is food on every plate
    Where work is rewarded and rest is sweet
    Where the color of your skin
    Won't get you in or keep you out
    Where justice reigns and truth finally wins
    Its hard fought war against fear and doubt
    And everyone I know wants to go there too
    But when I ask them how to do it they seem so confused
    Do I turn to the left? Do I turn to the right?
    When I turn to the world they gave me this advice

    They said boy you just follow your heart
    But my heart just led me into my chest
    They said follow your nose
    But the direction changed every time I went and turned my head
    And they said boy you just follow your dreams
    But my dreams were only misty notions
    But the Father of hearts and the Maker of noses
    And the Giver of dreams He's the one I have chosen
    And I will follow Him

    I believe there'll come a time
    Lord I pray it's not too far off
    There'll be no poverty or crime
    There'll be no greed and we will learn how to love
    And children will be safe in their homes
    And there'll be no violence out on the streets
    The old will not be left alone
    And the strong will learn how to care for the weak

    And everyone I know hopes it comes real soon
    But when I ask 'em where I'd find it they seem so confused
    Do I find it in the day? Do I find it in the night?
    When I finally ask the world they give me this advice

    They said boy you just follow your heart
    But my heart just led me into my chest
    They said follow your nose
    But the direction changed every time I went and turned my head
    And they said boy you just follow your dreams
    But my dreams were only misty notions
    But the Father of hearts and the Maker of noses
    And the Giver of dreams He's the one I have chosen
    And I will follow Him

    And oh I hear the voice of a million dreams
    Then I wake in the world that I'm partly made of
    And the world that is partly my homemaking
    And oh I hear the song of a heart set free
    That will not be kept down
    By the fury and sound
    Of a world that is wasting away but keeps saying
     
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    Yeah, Maker of Noses, that's my new favorite. :smilewinkgrin:


    BTW, here are the lyrics to "Who God is Gonna Use".

    "Now Balaam he had a donkey
    Who was gentle and true and kind
    And the donkey saw an angel with a sword
    So he slipped old Balaam past him
    And when he done it three times
    Well Balaam got so me mad he beat the donkey
    And so the Lord
    Well he gave the donkey language
    And the donkey plainly brayed
    "Well there's an angel about to strike you from the path"
    Then old Balaam's eyes were opened
    And he realized he'd been saved
    By his donkey from the angel of God's wrath

    And a princess pulled a baby out of the water
    He was hidden in the rushes
    Sleeping in a basket made of reeds
    And you never know who God is gonna use
    A princess or a baby
    Or maybe even you or me

    Now Esther she was a beauty
    Who was pleasing to a man
    And the man that she was pleasing was a king
    But her people's lives were threatened
    By some wicked men's plans
    Nobody knew just how the lord was gonna intervene
    Well Mordecai her uncle he was honest but he was smart
    And he knew that Esther's beauty was a gift
    He said "Maybe you could cook some supper
    Maybe you could change a king's heart
    Who knows but what you come into the world
    For such a time as this"

    And a princess pulled a baby out of the water
    He was hidden in the rushes
    Sleeping in a basket made of reeds
    And you never know who God is gonna use
    A princess or a baby
    Or maybe even you or me

    There was Miriam dancing
    And there was Jubal with a harp
    There was poor blind Samson
    Even Pontius Pilate played a part

    And a princess pulled a baby out of the water
    He was hidden in the rushes
    Sleeping in a basket made of reeds
    And you never know who God is gonna use
    A princess or a baby
    Or maybe even you or me

    And a princess pulled a baby out of the water
    He was hidden in the rushes
    Sleeping in a basket made of reeds
    And you never know who God is gonna use
    A princess or a baby
    Or maybe even you or me"


    :thumbsup:
     
  6. Joshua Rhodes

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    My favorite is dictated by the day, and sometimes the hour... LOL! :tongue3:

    Here's one for today:

    Sometimes the night was beautiful, sometimes the sky seemed so far away,
    Sometimes it seemed to stoop so close you could touch it but your heart would break.
    Sometimes the morning came too soon, sometimes the day could be so hot,
    There was so much work left to do, but so much You'd alreayd done.

    Oh God, You are my God, and I will ever praise You!
    Oh God, You are my God, and I will ever praise You!
    I will seek You in the morning, and I will learn to walk in Your ways,
    And step by step You'll lead me and I will follow You all of my days!
     
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    I don't know a lot about Rich Mullins, other than he sang "Awesome God", but I do remember a few years ago when a song came on the radio called "Hold me Jesus". I can't begin to describe how this song touched me.....maybe it's just what I needed to hear at the time. Anyway, maybe due to the memory of the first time I heard it, or maybe because I simply don't know a lot of other Rich Mullins' songs, I vote for "Hold me Jesus" as my favorite.
     
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    May I suggest his Songs Album, one of my favorits and has some of the best of his work - I had to by a new one since I wore the first one out. I did not think I could do that to a CD LOL

    ALSO ONE OF MY FAVORITES :flower:

    Well, sometimes my life just don't make sense at all
    When the mountains look so big
    And my faith just seems so small

    So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
    You have been King of my glory
    Won't You be my Prince of Peace

    And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
    It's so hot inside my soul
    I swear there must be blisters on my heart

    So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
    You have been King of my glory
    Won't You be my Prince of Peace

    Surrender don't come natural to me
    I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want
    Than to take what You give that I need
    And I've beat my head against so many walls
    Now I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees

    And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn
    And Your grace rings out so deep
    It makes my resistance seem so thin

    I'm singing hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
    You have been King of my glory
    Won't You be my Prince of Peace

    You have been King of my glory
    Won't You be my Prince of Peace
     
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    It's hard to believe it's been almost 9 years since Rich went home, huh? I'm still not sure if Christian music has been the same.

    Anyway...i have LOTS of Rich songs i would call "favorites", so i'll start with "Calling out Your Name"

    Well the moon moved past Nebraska
    And spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
    And angels danced on Jacob's stairs
    Yeah, they danced on Jacob's stairs
    There is this silence in the Badlands
    And over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
    By the whisper of a prayer
    The whisper of a prayer

    And the single hawk bursts into flight
    And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
    I feel thunder in the sky
    I see the sky about to rain
    And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

    I can feel the earth tremble
    Beneath the rumbling of the buffalo hooves
    And the fury in the pheasant's wings
    And there's fury in a pheasant's wings
    It tells me the Lord is in His temple
    And there is still a faith that can make the mountains move
    And a love that can make the heavens ring
    And I've seen love make heaven ring

    Where the sacred rivers meet
    Beneath the shadow of the Keeper of the plains
    I feel thunder in the sky
    I see the sky about to rain
    And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

    From the place where morning gathers
    You can look sometimes forever 'til you see
    What time may never know
    What time may never know
    How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
    And shakes us forward and shakes us free
    To run wild with the hope
    To run wild with the hope

    The hope that this thirst will not last long
    That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
    And I feel thunder in the sky
    I see the sky about to rain
    And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

    And I know this thirst will not last long
    That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
    I feel thunder in the sky
    I see the sky about to rain
    And with the prairies I am calling out Your name
     
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    I like a lot of his songs...the Elijah one in particular.

    Thoughtful songs.
     
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    How about "The Color Green" from "A Liturgy, A Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band"?

    And the moon is a sliver of silver
    Like a shaving that fell on the floor of a Carpenter's shop
    And every house must have it's builder
    And I awoke in the house of God
    Where the windows are mornings and evenings
    Stretched from the sun
    Across the sky north to south
    And on my way to early meeting
    I heard the rocks crying out
    I heard the rocks crying out

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise

    And the wrens have returned and they're nesting
    In the hollow of that oak where his heart once had been
    And he lifts up his arms in a blessing for being born again
    And the streams are all swollen with winter
    Winter unfrozen and free to run away now
    And I'm amazed when I remember
    Who it was that built this house
    And with the rocks I cry out

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise
     
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    Yep, i miss Rich.
    From the Nov. 1997 CCM Magazine, "There is a ragamuffin loose on the streets of Gold. He is barefoot. He is lauging...and he is home."
     
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    AMEN!!!! :jesus: :godisgood:
     
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    Link

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    I never heard of the man. Was he a secular singer? I saw only one song that scarcely mentioned the Lord Jesus, as do the old hymns I grew up with.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    He was a Christian singer. Probably, his most famous song was Awesome God.

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    Thanks Joseph. I never heard of him.

    As I read the songs cited here, all I saw was the usual type music being performed in the modern church. Almost like the hymn of old,,,The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere....it sort of takes you nowhere and leaves you there, but nebulous enough for anyone to sing.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Now that's the first time I've ever heard anyone say that about Rich's music. :confused:
     
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    Jim, you may have seen a poor sampling. Most of Rich's songs are very heavy on Christ, and the Christian walk in general.

    "All the Way to Kingdom Come"
    "Awesome God"
    "Bound to Come Some Trouble"
    "Calling Out Your Name"
    "Creed"
    "Elijah"
    "Everyman"
    "Hard to Get"
    "How Can I Keep Myself From Singing"
    "I See You"
    "If I Stand"
    "The Just Shall Live"
    "The Love of God"
    "My Deliverer"
    "Peace"
    "Sing Your Praise to the Lord"
    "Sometimes By Step"
    "That Where I Am, There You..."
    "To Tell Them"
    "Where You Are"
    "While the Nations Rage"

    These are just a few spanning his career as a writer and singer. I'll admit that Rich wasn't a great singer (he admitted this many times) but I've always been a fan of his songs. Lots of truth.
     
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    Back up dude. I disagree strongly with you and Rich.

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