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The Way My Story Goes

The Way My Story Goes is a tour-de-force in showing forth Christ from Old Testament Bible stories.

Full to the brim with laughter and delight and serious business, these songs will drench your whole family with the Bible.

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These Are They


© Jamie Soles Sept 2001

Sample

Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures
For in these, you say, your life will never end,
Don’t be misled; the life you’re looking for Is found in Me, for I am found in them.
And…

"These are they, these are they,
These are they which speak of Me.”

Adam, Abel, Abraham,
Aaron, Ammon, Amnon, Andrew,
Abishai, Abishag, Abigail, Ahab, tell the world of Me.
Ahaziah, Amaziah, Ahimaaz, Ahasuerus,
Ahithophel, Abiathar, Ahitub, too,
Asahel and Absalom, Abner and Abednego,
Asa and Amasa, just to name a few. Now…

These are they....

Boaz, Balaam, Barzillai,
Balak, Barak, Baal, Babel,
Baasha, Baruch, Benjamin, all tell the world of Me.
Barnabas and Bethel, Bezalel and Bilhah,
Benaiah, Belial, and Bashan, too,
Bethlehem and Ben-Hadad, Beelzebub and Babylon,
The Bible bubbles over with Me; how ‘bout you? Now…

These are they....

Caesar, Caleb, Caiaphas,
Canaan, Cain, and Chedorlaomer,
Cushi, Chloe, Claudius, all tell the world of Me.
Corinthians, Cyrenians, Cyrus and the Cretans,
Cornelius, Capernaum, and Chimham, see?
These are only part of it
This is but the start of it
Stories are your biblical ABCs! Now…

All these stories, they show My glories
These are they which speak of Me.

The Way My Story Goes

(Gen 5–8)
© Jamie Soles 1999

Sample

Back in the days when the earth was young
Men grew very old
And if you lived nine hundred years
You won’t outlive your father
Back in the days when the earth was young
Hearts grew very cold
Too long away from the One who made them
They could not be bothered

The Lord said "I have had enough of this
I'm gonna send water.
Noah, build yourself a boat
For the things worth saving.
All these people and there's only one who pleases Me
That's the way My story goes."

Back in the days when the earth was young
Noah built the boat
And all that God desired to save
Came on board to meet him
Everyone in Noah's house
Was counted with their father
But all the rest, they were left
God could not be bothered

The Lord said....

By Grace


© Jamie Soles Jun 11 2001

Sample

In the days before the flood came
There were many people who wouldn't leave
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
He believed
Riding waves above the mountains
With his wife and sons and their families
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
He believed

For by grace he was saved through faith
And that not of himself
It was the gift of God
The gift of God
God reserves all glory for Himself

When you come unto the Father
When you love the Son and you now believe
You have found grace in the eyes of the Lord
Be relieved

For by grace you are saved through faith
And that not of yourself
It is the gift of God
The gift of God
God deserves all glory for Himself

Abram

(Gen 15)
© Jamie Soles 1998

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Abram why are you so sad?
Is it 'cause there's no-one who can call you their dad?
Abram do not be afraid
I am your shield and your reward will be great
Abram look up in the night
See how many stars there are shining so bright
Tell Me, can you count every one that you see?
So shall your descendants be

Abram believed in this word
God made him right when he believed what he heard
Trusting the promise by faith
Is what God desires of the people He saves
Children, believe in your King
Trusting all that Jesus says in everything
When you have the eyes of faith you truly will see
Abram's children you will be

Children, believe in your King
Trusting all that Jesus says in everything
When you have the eyes of faith you truly will see
Abram's children you will be
His children you will be

This is the Sign

(Gen 17)
© Jamie Soles Jun 19 1998

Sample

Ninety and nine seems a long time
But I have been waiting longer than you have
To give you My Word that you’ve become Mine
The father of kings and nations
And I will make you fruitful, faithful
And I will be your God
My covenant is with you and your children
In this land forevermore

This is the sign between you and I
All of your males shall be circumcised
This is the sign you've become Mine
Until the day Messiah will shine
This is the sign

Sarah your bride, let Me confide
Will not remain barren forever
To your surprise she’ll have a child
She will become the mother of laughter
And when he is a baby
Before he can even reply
Let him know I choose him to be with Me
You shall give to him My sign

This is the sign between you and I
Although this sign will perish in time
This is the sign that you've become Mine
Until the day Messiah will shine
This is the sign

Supplanter


© Jamie Soles Jun 14 1998

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Isaac lived for forty years before he met Rebekah
And twenty more before they had a child
But before the time had come
They knew there’d be more than one
"Hey Becky, that’s why baby is so wild!"
"It seems they’re always fighting!" Rebekah one day said
"I think I’ll ask the Lord what’s going on"
The Lord gave her the news of two nations in her womb
And gave the blessing to the younger one

Jacob, Supplanter was his name
Uprooting other kingdoms until he alone remained
Just like Jesus the greater king to come
All His foes will fall until He is the only one

The time arrived for giving birth
And just like it was promised
The two of them were fighting for a place
But soon the race was won
By a red and hairy son
For Esau was the first to show his face
And though he was a fighter
He could not get away
For Jacob had a hold upon his heel
And so forever after he could never shake it free
The things that God had promised were for real

Jacob, Supplanter was his name....

Bad Guys, Part 1


© Jamie Soles Jun 9 2001

Sample

Pharoah thought he was the sun god
When you think such rot you're bound to be bad
Though he tried to keep us under
In the end he died, and God's people were glad

So may all Your enemies perish
But let the righteous shine like the sun
We are the friends of God and He will save us
Because we worship His Son.

Sisera, he was the leader
Of a move to crush the people of God
But he failed, and in the end
He had to go to Jael and use his head for a tent peg...

So may all Your enemies perish....

Haman was so full of mischief he could barely breathe
He wanted us dead
Gallows tall he built for one of us
But plans don't work when you're losing your head

So may all Your enemies perish....

Korah, Dathan and Abiram

(Num 16)
© Jamie Soles Dec 1998

Sample

Out there in the wilderness
Korah, Dathan and Abiram
Never name your children this
If you want people to admire 'em
They were the rebellious kind
Who knew what to do but they would not mind
They saw what the Lord had done for Aaron
Priestly garments he was wearin'
And they desired 'em
Korah, Dathan and Abiram

The Lord took a very dim view of this
And He told His people "Don't go near them
Move your tents away from theirs
If you don't want what's coming to them"
The Lord told the ground to open wide
And close up again when they're all inside
Because these men would not obey
The way the ground did on that day
The Lord expired 'em (gulp!)
Korah, Dathan and Abiram

Six Hundred Philistines


© Jamie Soles Jan 1999

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Note: Due to their length, the two short songs, Six Hundred Philistines and Ehud & Deborah are a single purchase and download MP3.

Six hundred Philistines met their demise
Dented by an ox-goad guided from on high
Shamgar swung it, we have sung it
He delivered Israel

Ehud & Deborah


© Jamie Soles Jan 1999

No sample available

Note: Due to their length, the two short songs, Six Hundred Philistines and Ehud & Deborah are a single purchase and download MP3.

Ehud, Ehud, gave the king a word from God
He delivered Israel, Ehud was his name-oh

Deborah, Deborah, why was she the leader?
She was judging Israel and Israel would heed her
When the nation turned from God
The knees of men would quiver
Up! Up! The Lord raised up a woman to deliver!

Israel Worshiped Ashtoreth


© Jamie Soles Dec 1999

Sample

[Tune: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen]

Israel worshipped Ashtoreth and Israel worshipped Baal
So the Lord grew mad at them and sold them down the rail
They served Cushan-Rishathaim until God changed His mind
And then Othniel He raised up to be Judge isn't He kind?
And the land had rest until old Othniel died

Eglon king of Moab was as fat as he could be
His people conquered Israel and made them pay a fee
Ehud came with tribute and a message from the Lord
And then left-handed Ehud gave him eighteen inches of sword
And so Israel was delivered by the Lord

Jabin king of Canaan reigned and ruled with harsh oppression
Israel had sinned again but now they made confession
Deborah was prophetess and Barak had command
And they routed old Sisera and drove him from the land
To a woman with a hammer in her hand

Israel turned away again from God, it didn't please Him
So He called for Midian and brought them to police 'em
They would steal their breakfast
and their supper and their lunch
Until Israel was hungry and afraid of this bunch
And their poverty had hit them like a punch

Hidden in the winepress was a quite unlikely hero
To the rescue he was called although his strength was zero
Gideon took courage in the power of the Lord
And with three hundred men
he broke the might of Midian's horde
Just to make it plain the victory is the Lord's

Jephthah was a fighter but he did not have much backing
All his brothers said "You're not of us!" and sent him packing
How they wished when Ammon came
that they had not so done
For their one hope of victory was in this rejected son
Tell me, doesn't that remind you of Someone?

The nameless king of Ammon
tried his hand at some oppression
History was not his friend, so Jephthah gave him lessons
When the talk was over Jephthah beat him like a drum;
When you fight God's anointed you'll be shown to be a bum
In the present age or in the one to come

Things are so much better, now the rightful Judge is ruling
He has made us righteous and forgiven all our fooling
Let the nations hear it; Jesus is the Judge and King
He will rule us forever and our tributes we will bring
He will have His way, let all creation sing!

Judges for Yourself


© Jamie Soles Jan 1999

Sample

Tola the son of Puah
The son of Dodo a man of Issachar
He judged Israel twenty-three years
Then he died and was buried at home

Jair had thirty donkeys
And thirty sons who rode them
And they lived in thirty towns
He judged Israel twenty-two years
Till he died and was buried at home

Ibzan had sixty children
Where he got them all, I don't know
But he and Elon delivered Israel
Till they died and were buried at home

And old Abdon had thirty grandsons
And forty sons and they all rode
Donkeys that were young
He copied Jair and was a judge like him
Then he died and was buried at home

One Man Army

(Judg 13–16)
© Jamie Soles Jan 1999

Sample

Angel said "There's gonna be a baby born
Time is near when you will have a son
Guard yourself, for he will be a mighty man
He will be a savior for My people Israel"

Angel said "Careful don't defile yourself
For this boy is set apart to Me"
That was all then poof! the angel disappeared
Left them with a promise of deliverance to be

Samson, mighty deliverer
Freed God's people from the Philistines
Samson, the one-man army
This man wears his faith like we've never seen!

God had seen the suffering of His people dear
Lowly slaves who served the Philistines
Armies strong kept the Israelites in fear
So for their deliverance the Lord devised a means
Just one man; Samson will be like a jawbone
In My hand to beat My enemies
They will fall, and he will be a picture
Of the One to come who will make you free indeed

Samson, mighty deliverer....

How to Catch a Wife


© Jamie Soles Oct 2001

Sample

We are the men of Benjamin, and we are happy boys
For the new lease on life we’ve been given
By the sins we employed we were almost all destroyed
But now we have a sign we’ve been forgiven
We were alone in the wilderness without a friend to help
We admit, we were despairing of our life
And without any doubt, we’d have never made it out
If the Lord hadn’t shown us how to catch a wife

And now our joy is plain
For little Benjamins will be growing again!

We just waited in the bushes till the girls came dancing by
Then we swung our partner up and ran away
Lest you put up a fuss and you think the less of us
The leaders of the land said it’s okay
We don’t say that you should try it; it isn’t always wise
But we trust you’ll thank the Lord for our new life
Because you’d never read the book of Romans
If the Lord hadn’t shown us how to catch a wife

And now our joy is plain
For He can take the dead and raise them again
Now we are jumping for jubilation
That the Lord has shown us how
To catch a wife!

Oh Absalom


© Jamie Soles May 29 1998

Sample

Did you hear that ?
In the chamber
Up above the judgment seat
David weeping
David grieving
Turning triumph to defeat
"Oh Absalom, oh Absalom my son, my son
If only I had died instead of you
My son"

Was it You Lord?
Were You weeping
Over this rebellious son
Tender mercies overflowing
On the undeserving one
"Oh Absalom, oh Absalom
My son, My son
You needed Me to die instead of you"

You are faithful to Your promises
You were then and You are now
Not a word that You have ever said
Will fall down to the ground

What would you do if you had to
Eat the fruit your sin had borne
Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
Evildoing leaves you torn
"Oh Absalom, oh Absalom my son, my son
If only I had died instead of you"

Bad Guys, Part 2


© Jamie Soles Jun 10 2001

Sample

Nabal was
A stubborn scoundrel who would not do right
And his mouth made him sin
All his wealth went to the righteous
And he could not bark
'Cause his heart wouldn't let him...

So may all Your enemies perish
But let the righteous shine like the sun
We are the friends of God and He will save us
Because we worship His Son.

Ahab raged;
He put the prophet in a prison cage
And continued his plot In disguise,
unknown to any but his Maker's eyes
Who is a good shot...

So may all Your enemies perish....

Jezebel;
She taught all Israel to worship Baal,
The faithful she'd crunch
What a pill...
It makes me wonder if the dogs got ill
When they made her their lunch...

So may all Your enemies perish....

Kings of Israel


© Jamie Soles Jul 5 1998

Sample

Can you tell me all the kings of Israel
Can you tell me one by one their names
Saul was first, David second, Solomon was third
Then the kingdom split in two 'cause Rehoboam was a nerd
Ten tribes left, two tribes stayed
The north went bad, the south delayed

Let's go South! (to the southern kingdom of Judah)

Rehoboam and Abijah, Asa and Jehoshaphat
King Jehoram, Ahaziah, Queen Athaliah was a cat
King Joash, king Amaziah, king Uzziah, king Jotham
Kings Ahaz and Hezekiah, king Mannaseh was a dirty rascal
Thank God he changed!
King Amon, Josiah, Jehoahaz
Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, then they're out of here

Can you tell me all the kings of Israel....

Let's go North! (to the northern kingdom of Israel)

Jeroboam was a scoundrel, all the rest were just like him
Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri, Ahab, this is grim
Ahaziah, king Jehoram, Jehu and Jehoahaz
King Jehoash, Jeroboam the Second
Who would want a name like that!
Zechariah, Shallum, Pekah, Menahem and Pekahiah
King Hoshea, get these bad guys out of here! Quick!

Can you tell me all the kings of Israel....

Greater Is He


© Jamie Soles Jun 11 2001

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High up on Mount Carmel under the blazing sun
Prophets in attendance, four hundred fifty one
Most of them were there to fight
The only man that's good
Sounds unfair, but this man understood...

Greater is He (greater is He) that is in me
than he that is in the world (echo)
Greater is He that is in me
than he that is in the world
Greater is He that is in me
than he that is in the world (echo)
Greater is He that is in me
than he that is in the world

High up on Mount Carmel watching clouds arise
If you saw the battlefield, you might be surprised
There is just one prophet left; he's there to supervise
The destruction of the rest who taught such lies.
He’s singing...

Greater is He....

Dreams

(Est 1)
© Jamie Soles Jun 21 1997

Sample

Have you heard? there'll be a beauty contest
All you girls, you must be seen
For the king is right now looking for the perfect girl
To be his queen
He has sent his men to find you
Esther leave your past behind you
Come and see
Have you not dreamed of being royalty
This king could offer you your dreams!

Think of this!
Imagine living in a place like this
Here with the king
All that's fine
And every morning with the king you'll dine
You'll want to sing
He's the King of kings in glory
You could be his wedding story
Ponder well
And spare no effort to prepare yourself
This King could offer you your dreams!

Ah ah ah AHASUERUS!! Ahasuerus??
Ohhhh! Ahasuerus might be great
But Jesus reigns and will forever
Come and see!
One word could turn you into royalty
This King could offer you your dreams!

Give Ear

(Ps 80)
© Jamie Soles 1999

Sample

Give ear, oh Shepherd of Israel
You who lead us like a flock
You dwell on Your throne in power
Show Your strength, come and save us

Restore us oh God
Cause Your face to shine
And we will be saved

We've had many a savior
Priest and prophet, judges and kings
They all have ended in failure
Only shadows of the real thing

Restore us oh God....

For the vine that you have planted
Has been torn down to the ground
And we perish at the frown upon Your face

There is a Man You will honor
Let Your hand rest upon His head
He will keep us from turning
He will hold us to You instead

Restore us oh God....

Get on Board


© Jamie Soles Jun 21 2001

Sample

Get on board
We’re gonna sing a song to thank the Lord
For coming to our aid
Shout for joy (Hey!)
He is the reason that we can rejoice and sing

For we once were dead (groan)
By our sins were led (sigh)
Then the Savior bled (ooohhh?)
And it was Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue!

Get on board
We’re gonna sing a song to praise the Lord
Our debts have all been paid
Shout for joy (Hey!)
He is the reason that we can rejoice and sing

For we once were lost (groan)
Couldn’t pay the cost (sigh)
Then He bore the cross (ooohhh?)
And it was Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue
Jesus to the rescue!

Jesus to the Rescue


© Jamie Soles May 31 2001

Sample

There was once a time
When we had no love for Christ
We were aliens and strangers
Hopeless and in danger
We could not do right
'Cause we had no right within us
But things have changed
Whatever happened to us?

Jesus to the rescue
We are not the same
Now we live to glorify His Name

Many still behave in their unbelieving ways
Turning birthrights into bean stew
Though they never means to...
They have got to know
That they have no place to run to
But things can change...
Who's gonna tell it to them?

Jesus to the rescue
They won't be the same
They could live to glorify His Name
Jesus to the rescue
We are not the same
Now we live to glorify His Name
Jesus to the rescue
We are not the same
Now we live to glorify...
Now we live to glorify His...
Now we live to glorify His Name!

Apostles


© Jamie Soles Jan 20 2002

Sample

Simon Peter, Andrew his brother,
James and John, the sons of thunder,
Philip and Bartholomew,
And lest you doubt it, Thomas, too.
James the son of Alphaeus,
Matthew used to make us nervous.
Lebbaeus, or Thaddeus, or Judas son of James,
(He might have other names!)
Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, betrayer of the Lord.
These were the twelve Apostles.

Resurrection


© Jamie Soles Jun 22 2001

Sample

Resurrection
Rising from the grave at the end
God has promised
Those who persevere to the end
For He came and lived and suffered
Then He died and rose again

Jesus is the resurrection and the life
He who believes He will live, though he dies
Jesus is the resurrection and the life
He who believes
Though he dies, he shall live

Resurrection
Greatest hope of all faithful men
God has promised
All our hopes are bound up in Him
For He came and lived and suffered
Then He died and rose again

Jesus is the resurrection and the life....

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