Easter Musical Drama (by Fenny West)

https://fennywestsongs.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/easter-musical-drama-by-fenny-west/

 

the Crucifixion and Resurrection

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Introduction

This is a dramatic musical presentation of the ministry of Jesus (briefly) and a few events that led to his crucifixion and eventual culmination and the resurrection as prophesied in the scriptures.

Songs showing videos and live performances (with lyrics given) are used to reinforce various scenes up to the resurrection and exhortation after Jesus died. This could be a picture of our lives at various stages and we need to persevere and trust God for a resurrection even as Jesus rose from the dead. When Lazarus died and four days had past it seemed a hopeless situation but when Jesus arrived He turned the situation around. There is no hopeless situation with God.

This Musical can be performed anytime (especially during the Easter season). It can be adapted as required to suit the time available. You don’t have to sing all the songs. You can also replace the songs with the songs you prefer.

I thank God for inspiring me to package these songs which came at different times in my life to fit this season.

Contents

Dramatis personae (Characters )

Characters

Act 1Scene 1 Jesus Begins His ministry: song: The Spirit of the Lord

Characters

1.     Jesus

2.     His disciples ( John-t he beloved and Peter, James and others)

3.     John the Baptists disciples

4.     Crowd

5.     Two thieves on the cross with Him

6.     Two soldiers who watched over Him

7.     John the beloved and some other disciples

8.     His mother

9.     Mary Magdalene

10.Those who rose from the dead

11.Relative of the person who rose from the dead

Act one : scene1

Jesus begins His ministry after calling His disciples and goes in to the temple and reads Isa61:1-3 in a and all eyes are fixed on Him.

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Miracle in a Mother’s Touch

Miracle in a Mother’s Touch

 

Born premature

He had no future.

Baby Jamie

Was born to Katie

Born dead

Pronounced dead;

Twin sister, Emily

was doing well.

 

Mummy was told

To give the last cuddle

Say the last rites

She was bold

Despite the hurdle

Took up her dead child

Embraced it, gave it warmth

Love, welcome, comfort & peace.

 

She took Jamie

On a journey

Told a story

Of the plans they had

Thanked him for coming

And staying in her womb

Even for six months

She thanked him for the great time

They had together,

those intimate moments.

She talked of the times he played

 with his sister in the womb

she told him of the celebrations planned

the thanksgiving planned which will still go ahead.

 

She thought he was beautiful, awe-inspiring

Gorgeous, fearfully and wonderfully made

And would be remembered for ever.

She told daddy to rip off his shirt and give him

Loved and warmth too and he did. They cuddled Jamie

For two hours and he responded, opened his eyes

Came back from the Land of the dead.

 

When the doctors were approached to come and see

They thought the couple were not accepting their loss.

They then assured the doctors they had come to terms with their loss.

Then a doctor came and saw and believed. This is a miracle!

 Miracle in a mother’s touch.

 

 

 

 

Speak to your dead dream

Don’t go mad and bad

Keep your eyes on Him

Don’t go mad and sad

 

 Dealing with Your Dead Dream

Dealing with Your Dead Dream

In dealing with your dead dream

Dare to believe in your God

Dare to put your faith in Him

Dare to stand on His word.

 

Dare to declare His word

Dare to speak life to your dream

Doing this will bring great reward

Let His word flow like a stream.

 

Know that He is the resurrection

Know that He is also the Life

Relent not in this declaration

So continually speak life.

39     Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”

40     Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

41     Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

42     And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

43     Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

44            And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”JN11:

 

Dead dreams do live

Dead dreams do rise

Your purpose shall live

Your dream shall rise!

25     Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.Jn11:25

18            I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death Rev1:18

 

 

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When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

 

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,

When he might have won if he’d stuck it out.

Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow

– You may succeed with another blow. 

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup,

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

 

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are –

It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit

Anon

 

Destiny Changing Declarations ( by Fenny West)

Destiny Changing Declarations

 

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Your speech can propel or prevent you; it can propel you into your Promised Land or hinder you from entering the Land of milk and honey ordained for you. Those who brought a bad report after spying out the Promised Land were hindered by their words and they took along those who believed them.

On the other hand, Caleb and Joshua did not allow the giants they saw to becloud the promise of God. They knew whom they served and whom they believed and confessed the positive: ‘the giants will be bread to us; their strength is gone from them; we are well able; do not rebel against the Lord; if the Lord delights in us He will bring us into the land.’

 God was proud of them because they had a different spirit.

 This video is for the redeemed of the Lord who have a different spirit like Joshua and Caleb, Paul, Stephen, David, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Daniel and all others in the hall of fame in Hebrews11.

 So join me as we make these declarations in faith for 2014, ( It is still relevant for 2021) trusting that He who began a good work in us will continue to work at it until He brings it to a glorious finale; trusting that all things will work together for good for us because we love God and we are called according to purpose; that greater is He that is us than he than is in this world; that whoever is born of God overcomes this world; that the just shall live by faith; that through our God we shall do valiantly; if God is for us who can be against us?; in all things we shall be more than conquerors.

 Thanks be to God who always cause us to triumph. He will always be there as Jehovah Shammah-the ever-present Lord. He will fight for us and protect us as Jehovah Nissi..

‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you:

Num14:28

21           Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.Prov.18:21

37           For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Matt12:37

Meditate on These Things

8              Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.

Phil4:8

©Fenny West2013

See Great God Through Creation

http://jesus-loves-you.org/creation-calls-are-you-listening/

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out of darkness into the light

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Psalms 8: The LORD’s Glory and Man’s Dignity. For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
4 What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

Ps8

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Job 38: God Speaks Now to Job
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
2 “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
3 “Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,
5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
6 “On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 “Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
9 When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,
10 And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,
11 And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop’?
God’s Mighty Power
12 “Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 “It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
15 “From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
16 “Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 “Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18 “Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
19 “Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
20 That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?
21 “You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
24 “Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
25 “Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt,
26 To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it,
27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
28 “Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 “From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
30 “Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?
32 “Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites?
33 “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?
34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you?
35 “Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 “Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?
37 “Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
38 When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together?
39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?
41 “Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
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enesis 1: The Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
7 God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
8 God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.
17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
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3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Heb1:3
John 1: The Deity of Jesus Christ
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John1:1-3

Psalms 19: The Works and the Word of God. For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Ps19:1-6

My God is Good

 

 

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Psalms 103: Praise for the LORD’s Mercies A Psalm of David.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

We often forget the benefits that the Lord bestows when the waves of life attend or when we are in some dire straits. That is the time to remind yourself of the goodness of the Lord. It is the time to encourage yourself like David of old. David in his dark moments would pull out the psalms he had written before and sing them or pray them back to God. Good through a difficult patch recently I was led to this psalm that I have set to music to encourage myself. God can also take you Memory Lane in the midst of your current darkness to where He showed up big time in your valley of the shadow of death or how He sustained you in a famine. Remind yourself: I know my Lord is good because:
1. He forgave my sins
2. Healed me of all my diseases
3. Redeemed my life from destruction
4. Satisfies my mouth with good things
5. Crowns me with love and compassion and
6. Renews my youth as the eagle’s

Confess this and remind yourself when you feel downcast. Say to yourself, ‘My soul, be not downcast. For, I will yet praise Him. Weeping may endure for the night but joy is coming in the morning. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers Him from them all. the righteous may fall seven times but he rises again. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You are preparing a banquet, a sumptuous sup for me right in the presence of my enemies. My light affliction will work for me, an exceeding weight of eternal glory.’

My God, My God ( Fenny West)

My God, My God

(echoes of the crucifixion Ps22)

You and I will come to this place when we feel God has abandoned us or is very far from us.
When this happens remember that Jesus went ahead of you. Regardless how you feel know that God is ever-present. He is Jehohah Shammah- the ever-present Lord. Remember the story of the man who walked with the Lord in the famous story: Footprints. The traveller looked backed at his life and saw two footprints all along but at certain point he only saw one set of footprints and he noticed that they occurred in his darkest moments and wondered why?
He asked the Lord: Lord, When I came to know you personally, You promised that You will never leave me nor forsake me. I am perplexed as I see our journey together showing two sets of footprints and when things were tough You abandoned me!
‘My Child,’ the Lord replied, ‘when you saw just one set of footprints, truly things were tough and rough and I had to carry you.’
Suddenly the penny dropped and he understood.
So my friend, no matter how dark God is still there. No matter how deep the valley, He is always there. Therefore do not despair. He is only a prayer away.
Jer32:27
27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isa41:10
” Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.
Isa43:1-2

Living in the Light ( by Fenny West)

Living  in the Light

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When you are living in the light, you will grow and glow in the power of His might. No weapon fashioned against you will prosper. You will be above and not under, your setbacks will be setups for a great comeback. You will be more than a conqueror. However you cannot live in the light outside of the Light. Just as the moon has no light of its own but reflects the light of the Sun so we do not have a light of our own. So those who Ignore the Light and are proud of their, are in for a rude awakening on judgement day.

Fellowship with Him and One Another

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1John1:5-10