"Rise Up" NotesThe theme for the 1995 Labor Day Family retreat at my church was "Leaps and Bounds". I was challenged by Rita Hoegel who one of the retreat coordinators to write a theme song. Right. I informed her it not that easy then proceeded this song while riding my bike home from church. It would be longer but live close church so short ride. It could have been worse. If I had taken car as usual it might be very short indeed.This song like some others has changed a bit from the version that was taught at the retreat. More and more I find that a song needs to simmer a bit before I come up with the final tune.
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"Rise Up" Lyrics
At the temple gate a beggar sat A paralytic on his mat Never walked for a single day Tell he heard Peter say Chorus: Rise up and leap and jump for joy There's good news all around When Jesus Christ has picked you up No one can put you down Our love is growing We can't stop showing This love of Jesus that we have found Our love is growing by RISE UP repeat Chorus The people saw the beggar rise And dance and leap before their eyes He got up from his beggar bed And turned to them and said Chorus twice