A Cooley Hymn

0964862-R1-E039-1Those of you who know me know of my phenomenal musical talent.

I have none.

So, this poem was written by my sister Janice, music written and performed by my brother David, posted by me. The picture above I had made from a slide of David and Janice when my parents were missionaries in France in the early 50s. They are old now.

 

 

STAND FAST

4/4, 102 bpm, D                                                                                    Words: Janice Cooley Jones

Music: Dave Cooley

D                                       F#

Make sure of your footing, while loved ones are slipping.

G                              D                  A
While grasping at sin, they scoff at your stand.
D                                        F#
They’ve had godly learning; they’ve had the equipping.

G                                   D           A
Now shunning the power, they label it bland.
Chorus:

G                             D
Pray. Dig your roots deeper;

G                                 D
Watch God make you stronger.

G                   D                        G                 A       A
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.
D                               F#

They deny God is loving, and run from His mercy.
G                                     D                    A
They dishonor His word as they break His commands

D                                          F#
World’s pleasures are fleeting.  God knows how much longer

G                                              D                   A
They’ll struggle. When humbled, they’ll reach for His hand.
                              Chorus

 

Bridge:

G                                               D

Lord, give them perspective, while opposing and provoking,
G                                                   D                           A

Lord, give them perspective-while they chase the world’s charms,

G                                                     D

Lord, give them perspective-while they’re fighting your pleading
G                                            D             A
They’re not making progress, they’re sinking in sand.
G                             D
Pray. Dig your roots deeper;

G                                  D
Watch God make you stronger.

G                   D                        A      G        D
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.

 

G                   D                        A      G        D
Trust Him and serve Him; your faith He’ll expand.

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