The Day of Laughter Comes… ( by Fenny West)

The Day of Laughter

The Day of laughter

Comes to those who trust God;

those who hold on to His Word

They may laugh last but they laugh best

Suddenly, their table is turned for the better

Suddenly the testimony comes after the test.

The Day of laughter

Comes to those who have been written off; past their sell-by date;

Those told by the doctor: ‘Go home. No hope.’

Go and prepare yourself for death.’

Suddenly, there is a reprieve, remission, retreat,

Resurgence, revival, and resurrection.

Just like it happened to Hezekiah when God gave him15 more years

2Ki20:6 I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.'”

Just like it happened to Zachariah when John the Baptist was born.

‘Elisabeth’s son was born. Her friends and family were happy. They thought that the baby should have the same name as his father, Zacharias. But Elisabeth

said that his name should be John. Everyone was surprised.’  

                          

Just like it happened to Hannah when her anguish turned into joy at the birth of Samuel.

Rebekah in joy – double for her trouble

Rachel’s Joy when Joseph was born

Jacob’s Joy and laughter when he suddenly heard that Joseph was still alive and a PM

Just like it happened to Joseph When he went from prison to the palace;

From prisoner to Prime Minister within 24 hours;

 

Esau kissed Jacob

Just like Jacob who was expecting the worst from his cheated brother ( Esau) but rather received a kiss and pardon.

Just like it happened to Job When his fortune was restored

Just like it happened to Mephibosheth, who was summoned to the palace from his dark, dingy hideout

To the king’s palace where he ate on the king’s table as his sons.

   

Just like it happened to Abraham and Sarah whom God gave laughter- Isaac- in their old age.

Just like it happened to Israel- the day they left Egypt, plundering the Egyptians and finding freedom after over 400 years of captivity.

Just like Jabez, who had been dogged with repeated calamity was suddenly greeted with favour, prosperity, protection and an enlarged coast.

 

Like Job who had lost everything, going from riches to rags, receiving restoration that was superabundant and mind-blowing.

Just like the day Lazarus was raised back to life- the disaster turned into laughter.

The Day Jesus was born

like the day Jesus was raised back to life, there was great joy in Jerusalem and the world over, even in heaven.

Just like the day there was a sudden revival and a collapsed economy and starving people bounced back and prices fell to ridiculous levels and there was plenty to eat. End of famine in the Land.

Just like the day the decree was signed giving the Jews freedom from those who wanted them exterminated. The day of laughter came to Israel when the state was created after many years of statelessness.

Yes, this day of laughter does come to those who keep their eyes on Jesus, regardless of the dark times they pass through. Yea though they walk through the valley of the shadow of death, they need not fear any evil because the Lord is with them. And if God be for them who can be against them?

He is working everything together for their good.

Captivity led captive

 

Psalms 126: A Joyful Return to Zion A Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ” The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

God Gives the Greatest Reward ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

God Gives Great Rewards

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“Call the labourers, and give them their hire.”
Matthew 20:8

God is a good paymaster; he pays his servants while at work as well as when they have done it; and one of his payments is this: an easy conscience. If you have spoken faithfully of Jesus to one person, when you go to bed at night you feel happy in thinking, “I have this day discharged my conscience of that man’s blood.” There is a great comfort in doing something for Jesus. Oh, what a happiness to place jewels in his crown, and give him to see of the travail of his soul! There is also very great reward in watching the first buddings of conviction in a soul! To say of that girl in the class, “She is tender of heart, I do hope that there is the Lord’s work within.” To go home and pray over that boy, who said something in the afternoon which made you think he must know more of divine truth than you had feared! Oh, the joy of hope! But as for the joy of success! it is unspeakable. This joy, overwhelming as it is, is a hungry thing–you pine for more of it. To be a soul-winner is the happiest thing in the world. With every soul you bring to Christ, you get a new heaven upon earth. But who can conceive the bliss which awaits us above! Oh, how sweet is that sentence, “Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!” Do you know what the joy of Christ is over a saved sinner? This is the very joy which we are to possess in heaven. Yes, when he mounts the throne, you shall mount with him. When the heavens ring with “Well done, well done,” you shall partake in the reward; you have toiled with him, you have suffered with him, you shall now reign with him; you have sown with him, you shall reap with him; your face was covered with sweat like his, and your soul was grieved for the sins of men as his soul was, now shall your face be bright with heaven’s splendour as is his countenance, and now shall your soul be filled with beatific joys even as his soul is.

Time to Sing A New Song ( Fenny West)

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Sing a New Song is a collection of over 100 new songs composed by Fenny West and psalms set to music. It covers a wide spectrum of themes such as Praise, worship, prophetic, outreach (to mention a few).

It has thematic, alphabetic and scriptural indexes.

The market  is aimed at Churches, songwriters and producers in search of new material to record.

Some of the songs have been recorded as demos and tried out live with success in Christian worship and concert events.

The composer has been a worship leader and still assists in this capacity.

Title: Sing a New Song

Table of Contents

Subject

Themes and Key to Themes & table of contents:

The themes indicate the types of songs under them.

 A. Praise (prs) pp.4-30

B. Worship( wor) pp.30-37

C. Thanks (th)pp.37-38

 D. Holy Spirit (HS)pp.38-42

 E. Prayer (pra) Pp.42-49

F. Faith& Trustp.50-73

G. Psalms (Ps) pp74-103

H. Love (lov), pp103-106

I. Evangelism& Testimony (Ev) pp106-124

J. New Creation Realities(ncr) pp124-126

K. Spiritual Warfare (swf), pp126-130

L. Word of God (wd)pp130-132

 M. Prophetic (pro),pp132-145

N. Heaven (Eternity hvn),pp145-148

O. Singles (sing) p148-149

P. Easter/Resurrection(Eas)pp149-154

Q. Revival (rev)pp154-155

 R. Divine Direction (dd) pp155-158

S. The Church (BDY)pp158-163

T. Celebrationp163

U. Benediction- closingp164

 

 

 

 

 

Index of first lines

 

1.Adrift yet Going the Right Way( divine direction)

  1. All      things are Possible(faith      & Trust)

  2. Alleluia to the Lord(praise)

  3. Alpha      and Omega(praise)

  4. Amazing Grace(outreach)

  5. At      the Cross there is room(outreach)

  6. Awake,      my soul Ps 108 (praise)

  7. Bless      the Lord , O my Soul (Ps103)      (praise)

  8. Blessed be the name of the Lord(praise)

  9. Born a Bonfire (also Praise& prayer)      (outreach)

  10. Christ      the Healer(faith      & Trust)

  11. Come      Comforter ( Holy      Spirit, also Prayer)

  12. Come      Holy Wind(Holy      Spirit also Prayer)

  13. Come      Let us sing ( Ps95) (praise) R(praise)

  14. Come      Magnify the Lord Ps34($praise) R

  15. Come Now to Jesus(outreach)

  16. Come to the Cross(outreach)

  17. Come, O Seeker, Come(outreach)

  18. Coming Out with a great Substance(faith & Trust)

  19. Contend      with those Ps35*( swf/prayer)

  20. Do You Know Reality? (outreach)

  21. Double for Your Trouble(faith & Trust)

  22. Excellent      One(praise)

  23. Fill Me From Top to Bottom(Prayer)

  24. Fill      my Mouth with Praise (praise)

  25. Free Now to Serve My Lord(outreach)

  26. From      Pit to Prime Minister (ballad) (outreach)

  27. Give Glory to the King(praise)

  28. Give      thanks to the Lord ( thanks)

  29. God      is our Refuge Ps 48*swf

  30. God      of Creation (praise)

  31. Great      and Marvelous (Rev.15)      praise

  32. Great      Are You(praise)

  33. Great      is the Lord(praise)

  34. Great      is Your Love (praise)

  35. Greater      is He in me(faith      & Trust)

  36. He      has, He is, He will *(Ps103:1-6,11-12,      Eph.1:3,)

  37. He      is my All-in-All(praise)

  38. He      who dwells Ps91:1-16*SWF

  39. Heart      after Your Heart (worship) R

  40. Holy Father(Worship)

  41. I‘ve found Something (outreach)

  42. I      Believe to See(faith      & Trust)

  43. I      Can do all things through Christ (faith      & Trust)

  44. I      cast all my cares  upon You(faith & Trust)

  45. I      delight in your word Ps119*(praise) R

  46. I give my life (      (Worship & consecration))

  47. I      Have A Dream(faith      & Trust)

  48. I      know that the Lord is Good (Ps103)* (praise)

  49. I Love that Good Shepherd (testimony /ballad)      (outreach)

  50. I      love You , O Lord Ps 18$(praise)

  51. I want to see your glory (Prayer)

  52. I      was born Clappy ( ballad) (outreach)

  53. I Was Created to Worship(Worship)

  54. I will call on you name(Prayer)

  55. I      will come into Your Presence(praise)

  56. I Will Come To       You(Worship)

  57. I      will Exalt you, O Lord. (Ps30:1-5) (praise)

  58. I      will give thanks (thanks)

  59. I      will instruct You Ps32 ( prophetic)$

  60. I      will not be Ashamed Ps91:1-6 ( faith)

  61. I will praise Him(praise)

  62. I      will praise You  ( Ps9) (praise)worshipful) R

  63. I Will see Your Glory(Worship)

  64. I Will Trust In You Unfailing Love. (faith & Trust)

  65. I’ve      Found You( love)

  66. If my People (Prayer, also prophetic & Church)

  67. I’m Gonna Follow the Way(faith & Trust)

  68. In a Desert Land      ..Found Me. (faith & Trust)

  69. It      is a good thing Ps92:12-16( thanks)

  70. Jesus Turned it Around(outreach)

  71. Jesus, Jesus, I Come(outreach)

  72. Lamb of God (Worship)

  73. Let      All Creation Praise (Ps 148) R(praise)

  74. Let      Everything that has breath praise(praise)

  75. Let      Freedom Ring ( love)

  76. Let      God Arise (faith      & Trust)

  77. Let      Praises Ring(praise)

  78. Let      the Afflicted Rejoice  ( Ps.34)* (praise)

  79. Let’s      make It All Go round(Giving) ( love)

  80. Light the fire again(outreach)

  81. Look      unto the Hills ( Ps121) R (Faith)      ( 1 and *2)

  82. Lord      Be in Me(Prayer)

  83. Lord,      be in my thought(Prayer)

  84. Love      is the Greatest ( love)

  85. May your Glory be seen (Worship)

  86. Mightier      than the thunder Ps93*      (praise & Swf)

  87. My      eyes are on You(Prayer)

  88. My      Eyes Are On You, Lord(faith      & Trust)

  89. My      God my God Ps22$ ( prayer)

  90. My Life, Sing the Praise(praise)

  91. My      Lord is good (Alleluia, alleluia)      (praise)

  92. My      Lord is good (Alleluia, alleluia)      (praise)

  93. Nothing      Can Stop You!      (faith & Trust)

  94. Now the day is far spent(praise)

  95. Give      thanks (1) Ps107

  96. Give      thanks (2)

  97. Taste      and see (Ps34)

  98. Oaks of Righteousness Will Stand(faith & Trust)

  99. Oh      Lord, I call(Prayer)

  100. Only      Your Presence Will do(Worship)

  101. Pour      on Us a new anointing (Holy      Spirit, also Prayer & worship)

  102. Praise      the Lord ( Ps134) (*praise)R

  103. Praise      the Lord( Ps 150)      (*praise)R

  104. Praise      the Lord( Ps 150) minor

  105. Praise      the Lord, all you people Ps 117(praise)

  106. Pre-eminent One(Worship)

  107. Preserve      me Ps16$( prayer)

  108. Pressing      on(faith &      Trust)

  109. Prince      of peace- my peace(praise)

  110. Reign      in My Heart, O Lord(Worship)

  111. Reign,      Reign, Reign(outreach)

  112. Rejoice      evermore(faith      & Trust)

  113. Rejoice,      again I say Rejoice(faith      & Trust)

  114. Rock Higher than I(praise)

  115. Salvation      Belongs to the Lord(faith      & Trust)

  116. Show      me your glory, O Lord

  117. Sing      a New Song unto the Lord P*s98R

  118. Sing      unto the Lord a new song Ps98$

  119. Somebody Loves You(outreach)

  120. Something Happened (outreach)

  121. Stand      up to face your Goliath

  122. Summon      Your power, O Lord Ps 68, 144( *sw/f) R

  123. Sweet      Rose of Sharon      (praise)

  124. Tell      Me! (praise)

  125. The      just shall live by faith(faith      & Trust)

  126. The      Lord is My Light Ps27*( faith)

  127. The      Lord is My Shepherd Ps23 R

  128. The      Righteous Will Flourish (Ps92:12-14) NCR (*praise/faith,

  129. The      Spirit of the Lord (Holy      Spirit)

  130. The Spirit of the Lord(outreach)

  131. To      Him Who sits (Rev.7:12)      praise

  132. Trust      and be Happy ( Prov.16:20)      (*faith & Trust)

  133. Two      Hearts As One( love)

  134. Who      do I have in HeavenPs73:25-26

  135. Who is Like unto You? (praise)

  136. Who Will Not Give You Praise? (praise)

  137. Without You, I Can Do Nothing(faith & Trust)

  138. You      are a faithful God,      (praise)

  139. You      are my Light($faith      & Trust)

  140. You are the Author and the Finisher(praise)

  141. You      are the Lord (Ex.34)      praise

  142. You      Are the Song of My Life (praise)

  143. You      Are Worthy(praise)

  144. You      hold my Hands($faith      & Trust)

  145. You Must be Born Again(outreach)

  146. You      will make a Way(faith      & Trust)

  147. Your      Glory Will be Seen (praise)

  148. Your      Jubilee is come to you(outreach)

  149. Yours      is the Kingdom (also Prayer, the Church/Body)(praise)

 

 

Why it has been published

God has  given me the opportunity to make a contribution to the Body of Christ. It is a great privilege. When you think of the millions of songs composed over the centuries in Christendom, you would wonder if we need more songs. But God always gives us fresh manna regardless of what has been before. If we are open to Him, He will give us New Mercies, New Songs to sing to the King. A few of theses compositions over the years are set forth here. Some of them have been recorded and on CDs, some others have been recorded at home.

This book is a rich resource-base for songwriters, instrumentalist looking for fresh material, worship leaders, preachers and teachers and Christians in general and for devotional purposes.

Some of the songs have been tested in churches and small group settings with huge success. Some of the songs have also been recorded and distributed.

My intended reader is the Christian who wants to grow in Christ regardless of their past achievements or failures, pastors and teachers who have a spirit of excellence and scholarship and want a handy poetic and biblical resource on varied song-themes- any one who wants a fitting song for a special occasion; also Christian singers and rappers who want a good word-based lyric for recording or for use on outreach.

Vita

. Fenny Fenibo West, born in Nigeria in 1953, currently living in England but lived in Ireland for 8 years in extra-ordinary circumstances that deepened my walk with God and triggered my writing vision.

Christian for 30 years and burning with a vision to inspire you through poetry, song and dance to fulfil vision; composed over 300 songs and poems and plays the guitar and harmonica. Some of the songs have been used in Church and small group settings in a worship leading or assisting roles and concert settings and have been well-received. Some of the poems have audio versions designed to add a cutting edge to them.

Published six albums of songs and poems. Some of the songs and poems are also published on my website:inspiration4generations.com

I am currently a Site Author or contributor to a number of websites, notably:

christian-talkforumotion.com

faithwriters.com

faithcycleministries.

voicesnet.org

Over the years since being a Christian, I have undertaken various formal and in-house Bible courses, one of which led to the award of a Diploma in Christian Ministry. I have also personally developed my prose, song-writing and poetry skills and use the Bible as my key resource in my writings. The works of C.H. Spurgeon, Matthews Henry and John Bunyan have had a profound influence on writing.

With regards to songwriting, Graham Kendrick, Ian Whyte and Don Francisco, have been very influential. Ian Whyte introduced me into setting the Psalms to music.

 

To God be the glory!

ISBN: Softcover 978-1-4535-0325-6

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Hear what others have said:

1. Dear Fenny, the music is great and I love it very much. It is now

on my favorites list and I have listened to it many times by now.

Waqar Daniel (Website Administrator and computer consultant)

(Pakistan)

2. It is simply heavenly and the image compliments the song. The

composition is soul refreshing and soothing.

Tina—Christian talk member (USA)

3. I agree that it is heavenly. Bless you

Pastor Christian-talk member (UK)

4. I have always enjoyed the poems you post and now I discovered

that you are a beautiful singer and this song I agree with rest is

heavenly. Just awesome composition and I hope many will enjoy

and get blessed by this song.

Blessings in Jesus!

Christianlady Christian talk member (USA)

5. I agree because this song is simply beautiful and I enjoyed it very

much and hope to hear lots and lots of beautiful songs from

Fenny.

Living in Christ Christian talk member ( South Africa)

6. Stupendous

Gil Christian talk member (South Africa

contact:

fennywest@yahoo.com

07504333681

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We Will Be Glad and Rejoice In You

Charles H. Spurgeon

We will be glad and rejoice in thee.”
Song of Solomon 1:4

 

We will be glad and rejoice in thee. We will not open the gates of the year to the dolorous notes of the sackbut, but to the sweet strains of the harp of joy, and the high sounding cymbals of gladness. “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation.”

We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs, and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God.Let others lament over their troubles, we who have the sweetening tree to cast into Marah’s bitter pool, with joy will magnify the Lord. Eternal Spirit, our effectual Comforter, we who are the temples in which thou dwellest, will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus. We will, we are resolved about it, Jesus must have the crown of our heart’s delight; we will not dishonour our Bridegroom by mourning in his presence. We are ordained to be the minstrels of the skies, let us rehearse our everlasting anthem before we sing it in the halls of the New Jerusalem.

We will be glad and rejoice: two words with one sense, double joy, blessedness upon blessedness.Need there be any limit to our rejoicing in the Lord even now? Do not men of grace find their Lord to be camphire and spikenard, calamus and cinnamon even now, and what better fragrance have they in heaven itself? We will be glad and rejoice in Thee. That last word is the meat in the dish, the kernel of the nut, the soul of the text. What heavens are laid up in Jesus! What rivers of infinite bliss have their source, aye, and every drop of their fulness in him! Since, O sweet

Lord Jesus, thou art the present portion of thy people, favour us this year with such a sense of thy preciousness, that from its first to its last day we may be glad and rejoice in thee.

Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus.

The Outcast Shall Be Sought After (Fenny West)

 

 The outcast shall be sought after

And the forgotten remembered

The rejected shall be accepted

And even feted, celebrated.

 

For the Lord shall bring back the captives

And make a road in the wilderness

Like in the Regev desert, springs shall flow

A river shall burst forth to His glory.

 

It will be said among the nations:

‘See what wonders the Lord has done’

Many will see acknowledge and believe

That Jesus Christ is the same always.

©Fenny West2012

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5576-fresh-and-flourishing#10883

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/journey-of-jesus/