By nick byrne firstname.lastname@example.org
THE Lightning Seeds famously sung about 30 years of hurt and one Croydon based poet-soul writer knows exactly what they meant.
For 57-year-old Fenny West, it has taken exactly that length of time before his work made it into the public domain.
Yet after plenty of hard work, the Nigerian ex-pat is now celebrating the publication of Sing a New Song, a hymn book containing 101 songs and poems.
“I have been writing for most of my life, but to no avail,” he admitted.
“But for the grace of God I might not have pulled through.
“He taught me to persevere and to carry on despite the many stumbling blocks and people telling me I had gone past it.”
Problems saw the born-again Christian swap South Norwood for Dublin in 1980 for eight years, with nothing to live on except £50 a week from a friend back home.
But rather than see the period as a hindrance, Fenny saw the move as a “blessing from God”.
He said: “That period, when I couldn’t find work, deepened my relationship with God.
“I also made a lot of friends over there, some that I go back and see. God gave me the experience to be able to write songs to encourage other people, as well as myself.”
When not writing, Fenny is inspiring school kids as a supply teacher for several schools around Croydon, having obtained a CertEd qualification at Croydon College.
In the new year, Fenny is looking for volunteers to help out with a series of free launch events throughout London to celebrate the publication of the book.
Anyone interested in hosting the event or volunteering their services can contact Fenny at email@example.com.
Sing a New Song is a Book of over 101 Songs & poems Fenny has written.
The themes covered include:
Praise, worship, faith, Prayer, inspiration, songwriting and ideal for any motivational speaker, Ministers of the Gospel craving excellence in their delivery, literature teacher, songwriting workshop/seminar co-ordinator, musician looking for a good song, card manufacturer, those desirous to make their card with a poem of their choice; those who have suffered a setback in their calling and simply looking for good inspiration to fulfil their destiny.
Do you have a vision that has suffered setbacks or taking long to bear fruit or under severe attack? If so this book is for you. Do you know of anyone who needs encouragement with regards to their vision, calling or assignment in life? If so why not bless them with a copy of this book.
The seed you sow will come back and bless you one day
Fenny is a teacher, singer/songwriter, motivational speaker, guitarist, artist and a contributor to many websites as an inspirational writer and has led and assisted worship leading in churches and in small group settings in England and Ireland and has organised concerts in which he featured as the main artiste or one of the artistes. He has five albums of songs composed so far. (All things are Possible. Rise to a New Dimension, Don’t Date Devils, Christ Has Risen, Sing the Psalms and Sing a New Song) His albums come as gift sets with a framed poem to match the album. He has also written some musicals with his songs.
Get a taste of the song at:
The Book is available at the following websites:
Author page: www.xlibrispublishing.co.uk/FennyWest.html
1. Praise (prs)
Born to Blaze His Praise
Sing a New Song
2. Worship, Giving(wor)
May Your Glory Be Seen ( song)
3. Thanks (Th)
Born to Give Glory ( Poem)
4. Holy Spirit (HS)
The Power of the Sprit works ( Bible Study)
5. Prayer (pra)
Lord, Be It New Year and a New Beginning
6. Faith & Trust (F & T)
Stand Up to Face Your Goliath
David and Goliath
All things are Possible ( Video)
7. Love (lov)
Beloved, Beautiful, Beyond Compare
Love is from Above
Come to the Cross
9. New Creation Realities
Reformation to regeneration ( Poem /Song)
10. Spiritual Warfare (swf ),
Pull Down the Strongholds
11. Word (wd)
Let’s Go Treasure-hunting
Your Word, a Storehouse of Treasure
12. Prophetic (pro),
It’s a New Day, a New Year and New Beginning
13. Heaven, second coming (Eternity hvn)
14. Chapter 14 Easter/Resurrection(Eas)
It’s Time to Cross Over
15. Divine Direction (dd)
Divine Illumination ( Prayer)
16. The Church (BDY)
Unity of the Body Brings Glory
17. Closing Song/benediction (ben)
Peace from the Prince of Peace