Songs for Luke – The Spirit of the Lord Luke 4

Here is another original song I worked up with my friend Naaman Wood for the Gospel Coalition Luke Songs project.  Naaman and I both took Lester Ruth’s songwriting class at Duke last year and have worked on a few small pieces since then.  We have no idea if any of our songs will get the nod but it’s been a wonderful challenge and a great excuse to write!  Lyrics are almost entirely Naaman’s affair on this one working in both biblical directions from Luke 4:16-30.  You can check out the chart for the full lyrics. I only recorded/posted part of them for the demo. Music is mostly my undoing.

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Gospel Coalition Album Version of Awesomeness

Bruce and Naaman simple congregational demo

(early demo) The Spirit of the Lord
mp3 | chords

When Jesus stood in Nazareth,
And sang the prophets words
“I bring good news, release, and sight,
“The favor of the Lord.”

The spirit of, the spirit of,
The spirit of the Lord 
Is upon me!

When o’er the womb of Pentecost,
The brooding Spirit howled,
It birthed the living flesh of Christ,
With favor to announce.

The spirit of, the spirit of,
The spirit of the Lord was upon them.

When plunged into the death of Christ,
And raised to life anew,
The Holy Spirit rests on us,
With favor to imbue.

The spirit of, the spirit of,
The spirit of the Lord is upon us.


words and music: Naaman Wood and Bruce Benedict, 2012 (c) Cardiphonia Music

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