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You or Your Church Choir Can Sing on CNN, Get Your Submissions Ready

CNN’s Black In America Series is focusing on the Black Church and the music that we sing. They are asking soloist, groups and choirs to be a part here’s how:

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1. Record video footage of your choir singing “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” in the key of F.
2. Keep instrumentation to a MINIMUM– a capella is ideal, but light percussion is also ok.
3. Make sure you capture the AUDIO of the song well, by strategically placing mics where needed.
4. It’s okay to sing in your church, but even better to sing someplace that represents your hometown… significant to your community.
5. Even if you don’t have a choir, you can sing by yourself or with members of your congregation.
Files should be kept to under 600MB and uploaded to CNN before Sunday, October 10, 2010.

LaShaun Pace -I know I’ve Been Changed (Song, Lyrics and mp3 download)

Chorus: 2x
I know I’ve been changed
I know I’ve been changed
I know I’ve been changed
angels in Heaven done signed my name

Well if you don’t believe that I’ve been redeemed
you know the (angels in Heaven done signed my name)

oh follow me down to that old Jordan stream
angels in Heaven done signed my name

I stepped in the water and the water was cold
you know the angels in Heaven done signed my name

oh it chilled my body but not my soul
angels in Heaven done signed my name

Chorus: 2x

Spoken:
Somebody said how can a brown cow
eat green grass and give you white milk
well if you think that’s something
God’s chemical laboratory of redemption
took my black soul and dipped in red blood
and I came out white as snow

Angels in Heaven done signed my name
angels in Heaven done signed my name?

Download LaShun Pace -I know I’ve Been Changed:

I Know I've Been Changed

Florida Mass Choir – Jesus Is Mine (Song and Lyrics)

Chorus:
Jesus is mine,
Jesus is mine,
everywhere I go, everywhere I be;
oh Jesus is mine.

Bridge:

Tenors: Morning…
Altos/Sopranos: Mine in the morning.

Tenors: Evening…
Altos/Sopranos: Mine in the evening…

All:
All the day long,
singing my song.

Tenors: Morning…
Altos/Sopranos: Mine in the morning.

Tenors: Evening…
Altos/Sopranos: Mine in the evening…

All:
All the day long,
singing my song.

Chorus

Vamp 1:
He’s mine,
oh yes, He’s mine.

Vamp 2:
Something about that name, yeah.

Vamp 3:
Soothes all my doubts.

Vamp 4:
Calms all my fears.

Vamp 5:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Vamp 6:
Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Chorus

Florida Mass Choir – Be Ye Steadfast (Song and Lyrics)

Be Ye Steadfast Lyrics
Performed by- Florida Mass Choir
Written by- Arthur Jones

Chorus
Be ye steadfast,
unmoveable, always abounding
in the word of the Lord.
(repeat)

Verse 1
I often wonder why clouds seem to dim my skies,
even though I search with hope and determination;
so often it turns into nothing but frustrations.

So then I kneel, I kneel down to pray.
It seems like I can hear the soft voice of Jesus,
always seem to say…

Chorus

Verse 2
Sometimes my way seems so very hard,
so much so, I can’t see the road.
But then I go on, not knowing right from wrong,
seems like I can’t get enough courage
to stand there and be strong.

So then I kneel,I kneel down to pray,
seems like I can the soft voice of Jesus,
always seem to say…

Chorus

Vamp
Hang on in there

Chicago Mass Choir – Praise Jehovah

 

Verse 1
Praise Jehovah, the King of Kings.
Praise Jehovah, You’re my everything.
From the rising of the sun,
’til the going down of the same;
praise Jehovah, the Great I Am.

Verse 2
Praise Jehovah, He’s the God who will supply.
Praise Jehovah, He’s our banner and our guide.
From the rising of the sun,
’til the going down of the same;
praise Jehovah, the Great I Am.

Verse 1

Bridge
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and enter His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him and bless His holy name.

Vamp 1
Praise Jehovah,
oh praise Jehovah.

Vamp 2
Every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall confess;
praise Jehovah.

Vamp 3
From the rising of the sun,
’til the going down of the same;
praise Jehovah.

Vamp 4
Praise Jehovah

Ending
Praise Jehovah, the Great I Am

Dorinda Clark Cole – Take It Back (Live Video and Lyrics)

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Chorus:
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me (repeat 4x’s)

Leader: Can’t have my joy
Choir: Can’t have my joy
Leader: Can’t have my peace
Choir: Can’t have my peace
Leader: Can’t have my faith
Choir: Can’t have my faith
Leader: want everything
Choir: I want everything

Leader: Everything
Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back
Leader: Yeah, God’s gonna give it, give it, give it back to me

Leader: Everything
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me
Choir: Everything that the devil stole
Leader: Everything the devil stole, I’m gonna get it back
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me

Leader: Can’t have my joy
Choir: Can’t have my joy
Leader: Can’t have my peace
Choir: Can’t have my peace
Leader: Can’t have my faith
Choir: Can’t have my faith
Leader: I want everything
Choir: I want everything

Leader: My joy
Choir: My joy
Leader: Can’t have my peace
Choir: Can’t have my peace
Leader: Can’t have my faith
Choir: Can’t have my faith
Leader: I want everything
Choir: I want everything
Leader: Everything
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me

Verse: (Leader)
Satan knows he’s destined for hell
Every little, little lie he’s going to tell
Many things he tried to steal fro me
Leader: Everything
Choir: Everything that the devil stole, God’s giv’n it back to me

Leader: Everything
Choir: Everything that the devil stole (repeat 3x’s)
Leader: Can’t have my joy
Choir: Can’t have my joy
Leader: Can’t have my peace
Choir: Can’t have my peace
Leader: Can’t have my faith
Choir: Can’t have my faith
Leader: I want everything
Choir: I want everything
Leader: Everything
(repeat TWICE, then 3rd time, invert UP!!)

Leader: My joy (inverted UP!!)
Choir: My joy
Leader: Can’t have my joy
Choir: Can’t have my joy
Leader: Can’t have my peace
Choir: Can’t have my peace
Leader: Can’t have my faith
Choir: Can’t have my faith
Leader: I want everything
Choir: I want everythingggggg…………………..

Vamp:
I want it all back (repeat and invert UP when directed to)

I want everything (repeat)