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1. The Crafty Serpent | 2.Cain and Abel | 3. Two Red Butterflies | 4. The Tower of Babel | 5. Father Abraham | 6. Abraham and Isaac | 7. Eliezer finds a wife for Isaac | 8. Esau and Jacob | 9 Jacob’s Dream | 10. Joseph’s Brothers | 11. Let him go Levite woman | 12. Moses and the Ten Commandments

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LYRICS
A document with all of the lyrics may be downloaded here.

1. The Crafty Serpent

Taken from the Old Testament story of Adam and Eve. The song is set to my original tune
and looks at the temptation Adam and Eve faced in the Garden of Eden and what the consequences were.
Genesis 3.


2. Cain and Abel

Taken from the Old Testament story of Cain and Abel. It's the first ever Whodunnit story,
 involving the two oldest sons of Adam and Eve.
Genesis 4.1-16


3. Two Red Butterflies

Taken from the Old Testament story of Noah's Ark.
 The song is set to the traditional tune "Skip to my Lou" and looks at a number of animals on their journey to the Ark.
Genesis 7. 8-10


4. The Tower of Babel

Taken from the Old Testament story  Eliezer Finds a Wife for Isaac. 
The song is set to the traditional tune "Shortnin' Bread" looks at Eliezer's search for a wife for his master Abraham's's son.
He decides that he wants to find someone who is beautiful, not only on the outside, but on the inside too.
 Genesis 24. 1-27


5. Father Abraham Came From Ur

Taken from the Old Testament story of Abraham. 
The song is set to the traditional tune "Father Abraham". In it we learn how God makes promises to the first individual in the Bible, a man called Abraham. 
God calls him to trust him and be obedient, and he will bless him and the world through him. 
Genesis 11.31-32 to 12.1-4


6. Abraham and Isaac

Taken from the Old Testament story of Abraham and Isaac.
 The song is set to the traditional tune "Dance to your Daddy".It records what some may call 'A test too far'. 
God calls Abraham to sacrifice his precious son on an altar at a place called Moriah, which incidentally is the very 
place where God's own son will one day be executed. (2 Chron 3.1) At the last minute God intervenes as Abraham raises the knife to kill his son;
 God had no intention at all of letting him carry it out, but Abraham did prove his obedience.  
Genesis 22


7. Eliezer Finds A Wife For Isaac

Taken from the Old Testament story  Eliezer Finds a Wife for Isaac. 
The song is set to the traditional tune "Shortnin' Bread" and looks at Eliezer's search for a wife for his master Abraham's'S son.
He decides that he wants to find someone who is beautiful, not only on the outside, but on the inside too. 
Genesis 24. 1-27


8. Esau And Jacob

Taken from the Old Testament story of Esau and Jacob. 
The song is set to the traditional tune "Baa Baa Black Sheep". In it we see just how devious Jacob is in robbing his brother of his birthright and his Father's blessing. 
On the other hand we also note how easily Esau surrenders the rights due to him as firstborn, all for a bowl of stew. 
Genesis 25.21-34 &Chapter 27


9. Jacob's Dream

Taken from the Old Testament story of Jacob's Dream. 
The song is set to three traditional tunes "Swing Low sweet Chariot, I'm Gonna Sing and When the Saints Go Marching In". 
Jacob is on the run from Esau who is out for revenge. 
Here Jacob rests for the night and discovers God is with him, even though he has done great wrong.
 Genesis 28.10-17


10.Joseph's Brothers

Taken from the Old Testament story of Joseph's Brothers.
 The song is set to the traditional tune "Horsey, Horsey" and the chorus is a 'rap'.
 It covers the whole colourful story of the life of Jacob's favourite son,Joseph and his jealous brothers. 
Genesis Chapters37-47


11. Let Him Go Levite Woman 

Taken from the Old Testament story of Moses as a baby. 
The song is set to the traditional tune "She'll be Coming Round the Mountains". 
How difficult it must have been for Moses mother to give him up as a baby, and cast him adrift into the River Nile, 
in order to avoid Pharaoh's soldiers who were rounding up Hebrew baby boys and killing them. 
Exodus 1.22 to Chapter 2.1-4


12. Moses And The Ten Commandments


Taken from the Old Testament story of Moses and the Ten Commandments.
 The song is set to the traditional tune "I'll Tell Me Ma"" and looks at the kind of laws God gave his people through Moses; 
laws which command us to love and respect God and our neighbours.
 Exodus 20.1-17
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