Musings From A Musical Mind

The Coloring Song

The song below is dedicated to my dear Pastor Greg who loves the group Petra.  This song is pretty cool and I remember my students singing it in chapel services over the years.  For those of you that remember when this group was popular in the 80’s you will appreciate this!

I was married in 1981 and graduated college in 1983 – right at the height of Petra’s popularity and I’m afraid like Peter confesses in the movie “Hook” that he missed the 60’s due to being an accountant – I confess to missing most of the 80’s due to being newly married – going to college full-time and then moving to Alaska for 2 years (everything is years behind up there) and then in 1987 becoming a mommy for the first time.  Yup – it is a ‘lost’ decade of music to me.  It wasn’t until much later that I actually discovered the group “Journey” and “Hall and Oates” – although I had seen MTV when it was at its most popular and had seen a few music videos (I wasn’t completely out of it) and I had David Meece, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and Gaither Vocal Band cassettes I used to listen to in the car.

By the time we were past the 80’s I wasn’t much in to Petra – having not been in to it when there were actually around.  But other music from that era has become something that I listen to most all of the time.  I like good music from any decade so – my list is long.

But this song below is for my pastor – who told us the story last Sunday about how someone had given him a Petra cassette while he was in the Marines.  It impacted him and began a change in him – he was not a Christian at the time.  We never know the power of music and the influence our lives will have over another person that is lost and seeking.  Sometimes you don’t have to do much at all – just be willing to share your life with others – be a light in your world.

Enjoy and God Bless!

Red is the color of the blood that flowed
Down the face of Someone Who loved us so
He’s the perfect man, He’s the Lord’s own son,
He’s the Lamb of God, He’s the only one
That can give us life, that can make us grow,
That can make the love between us flow.

Blue is the color of a heart so cold
It will not bend when the story’s told
Of the love of God for a sinful race
Of the blood that flowed down Jesus face
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.

Gold is the color of the morning sun
That shines so freely an every one
It’s the sun above that keeps us warm
It’s the Son of love that calms the storm
That can give us life that can make us grow,
That can turn our mornings into gold.

Brown is the color of the autumn leaves
When the winter comes to the barren trees
There is birth, there is death, there is a plan
And there’s just one God, and there’s just one man
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make our sins as white as snow

That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can turn our mornings into gold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can keep our hearts from growing cold.
That can give us life, that can make us grow
That can make the love between us flow.

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Comments on: "The Coloring Song" (4)

  1. One of the great songs to come out of that era of music. I still love it. I have always like Petra and used a lot of their music when I was a youth pastor in Bremerton, Washington, ’85 – ’87.

    • Yeah – well you read how I was pretty out of it in the ’80’s – we were youth pastors too – what music did WE use – you may ask yourself – I have NO CLUE!! Especially in Juneau Alaska from ’83-’84 – good grief – did we even play music?? Who knows?

  2. How pretty!!! Thanks, Cindy, for posting this.

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