There’s a Light album

Recorded and released in 2018.

Luke Powell – keyboards, lead vocals, mixing, mastering
Richard Pratt – guitars
Richard Powell – bass guitar
Kevin Hill – drums and percussion

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Prelude
Music by Richard Pratt

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.

He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

(John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”)

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

(John 1:1-17 ESV)

There’s a Light
Words and music by Richard Pratt

I see a child lying in a manger
In the sky a star is shining bright
I hear angels singing hallelujah
Behold here lies the King of Light

There’s a man calling us to listen
The kingdom of God is now at hand
He preached of love and grace and mercy
When will we ever understand?

There’s a Light shining in the darkness
And the darkness can never overcome
He is Life, the Light of all mankind
A glorious Light that shines for everyone

I see a man dying on a cross
All my sin and shame He made His own
For my freedom He gladly paid the cost
The King of Light who sits upon the throne

Chorus

If you have questions, if you are searching
If there’s a yearning deep down inside
Let me lead you to my Lord Jesus
He is the answer, He is the Light

And the Light is shining in the darkness
And the darkness can never overcome
He is Life, the Light of all mankind
A glorious Light that shines for everyone

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Need
Words and music by Richard Pratt

Walking down the street,
see the people rushing around
Don’t care about anyone else,
too busy to look around
I see the beggar on the corner,
no one stops to give him a dime
There’s no love for one another,
and that’s when I realised

This town needs Jesus,
He is the only solution

This town needs Jesus,
we need a spiritual revolution

This town needs Jesus,
share His love with everyone

This town needs Jesus,
Father let Your kingdom come

This town needs Jesus

Sitting watching the news,
another war another tragedy
People killing other people,
there’s so much pain and agony
The poor are getting poorer
while others bleed the land
So many people suffering,
why can’t we all lend a helping hand?

This world needs Jesus,
He is the only solution

This world needs Jesus,
we need a spiritual revolution

This world needs Jesus,
share His love with everyone

This world needs Jesus,
Father let Your kingdom come

This world needs Jesus

Do we really care
for the suffering and despair?
We must learn to reach out,
we have to learn to care
I hang my head in shame,
cos I’m just as much to blame
Change my heart oh God
so I can reach out in the name of Jesus

We all need Jesus,
He is the only solution

We all need Jesus,
we need a spiritual revolution

We all need Jesus,
share His love with everyone

We all need Jesus,
Father let Your kingdom come

We all need Jesus

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Jesus is Alive
Words and music by Luke Powell

There lived a man
They called Him the Christ
There lives a most amazing man
The way, the truth and the life
All the people ran to see Him
All searching for the Light

He healed the lepers
And He made the blind man see
He raised people from the dead
And He set the sinners free
But the people turned against Him
And they nailed Him to a tree

Well there came a mighty thunder
At the breaking of the day
When the Father reached down from above
And He rolled the stone away!
He’s alive, He’s alive!
Lay down your heavy burdens
Cos Jesus is alive

Well you won’t see it in the papers
You won’t see it on tv
But the power that raised Him from the dead
It’s in You and it’s in me
He’s alive, He’s alive!
Lay down your heavy burdens
Cos Jesus is alive

Lay down your heavy burdens
Cos Jesus is alive
Lay down your heavy burdens
Cos Jesus…

He’s alive

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Our Father
Music by Richard Pratt

Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever, amen!
For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
For ever and ever, amen!
Amen!

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I Know
Words and music by Luke Powell

This world it can be so distracting
My heart seems to twist and twist and turn
Some days I don’t know what to believe anymore

So many voices in my head telling me just what to do
But when I hear Your voice instead I find a life that’s true

I know that my God is always faithful
I know that He’s forgiven me and set me free
I know that His love and grace surround me
And He’ll be by my side every day and night, eternally
I know

This world has got nothing left to offer
My heart, it belongs to God alone
Deep down I desire to follow Jesus always

So many voices in my head telling me just what to do
But when I hear Your voice instead I find a life that’s true

Chorus

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Group discussion here

Like a Child
Words and music by Richard Pratt

When I was a child
I was pure in heart and mind
As the years went past,
I left childlike ways behind
When I learned of Jesus,
I knew I’d found the way
I wanted to be more like Him
every single day

So I read the Holy Bible,
every single word
I got to know Him more,
with everything I’d learned
But knowledge and wisdom
failed to light the flame
Instead I found something
that knowledge can’t explain

Like a child I must become humble
Like a child I’ll draw near to Him
Like a child I’ll enter the kingdom
Like a child I’m free of sin
As a child there is understanding
As a child I’m born again
As a child I will find greatness
But I must become like a child again

And so began my journey
on the straight and narrow road
I wanted to follow Jesus
along the path that I must go
So I filled my mind and soul
with God’s Holy Word
But I wrapped myself in law
until the truth became a blur

I thought I knew it all
because of everything I’d read
I thought I knew the way,
but I had been mislead
When everything seemed clear,
that’s when I failed to see
A simple truth, so profound,
it drags me to my knees

Chorus

Like a child
I must be born again

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Coming Home
Words and music by Richard Pratt

Flying high
my head above the clouds
I couldn’t see where I was going
Then came the fall
how could I be so blind?
My foolishness has left me nothing

Father I’m coming back to You
I’m tired of being alone
Jesus, I turned my back on You
Please forgive me
I’m coming home

Silver and gold,
here today and gone tomorrow
I had my priorities all wrong
Never again
will I trust in mammon
I’m going home where I belong

Chorus

My treasure on earth has corroded
And stands as a witness against me
From now on my treasure is in heaven
Where no rust, moth or thieves can take from me

Chorus

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You’re All I Need
Words and music by Luke Powell

Been running for my life,
been running for my soul
Cos it’s easier than giving up control
Don’t wanna sacrifice,
don’t wanna let it go
Even though this life is taking its toll

But I find peace in one place only,
I find peace in You

Can I throw away my life
and turn away from the world?
Can I give up all the things
I hold so dear?
Can I count it all as nothing,
because You are all I need?
You’re all I need

Everything’s so dark,
everything’s so cold
When I take my only love out of the fold
But still I follow on,
still I push on through
Cos it’s easier than turning back to You

But I find peace in one place only,
I find peace in You

Chorus

Can I find my way back home although I’ve wandered oh so far?
Can I ever show my face to You again?
Can I find the strength and courage to say You are all I need?
You’re all I need, You’re all I need

But I find peace in one place only,
I find peace in You
I find peace in one place only,
I find peace in You

Yes I’ll throw away my life
and turn away from the world
Yes I’ll give up all the things
I hold so dear?

Yes I’ll count it all as nothing,
cos You are all I need
You’re all I need, You’re all I need
You’re all I need, You’re all I need

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Lamb of God
Words and music by Richard Pratt

There was a voice
crying in the wilderness
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
The kingdom of God
is now at hand
Make straight your paths
and listen to the Word
Have you heard? Have you heard?

The Son of God came among us
as a man
The Spirit came upon Him like a dove
He came to reach out
to the lost and broken
He healed the sick and suffering
with His love
From God above, from God above

He was betrayed
by the one He knew as friend
He was mocked and scourged
and crucified
Blameless He hung upon the cross
In triumph breathed His last
and then He died
Please tell me why,
please tell me why

On the third day,
just before the sunrise
The earth shook
and the stone was rolled away
God’s awesome power raised Christ
from the grave
We are saved, we are saved

Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world
You are worthy
Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world
You are holy

Jesus Christ the lamb of God is risen
His love for us so great
He gave His life
All you have to do is to believe
That God loved us so much
He paid the price
We have life, eternal life

Pre-chorus
Chorus

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This is Real Love
Words and music by Luke Powell

I have journeyed and strived,
I have wrestled and tried
To find peace in the midst of my sin
I have searched the world through,
and found this to be true
That our God can redeem anything

He is slow to anger and quick to forgive
He is rich in mercy and wondrous grace

He laid down His life,
the great sacrifice
To wash away all of our stains
He poured out His grace
and died in our place,
And forgives us again and again
This is real love… this is real love

So come just as you are,
every stain every scar
And lay it all down at His feet
Come and drink from the well,
and hear people tell
Of His mercy and His love oh so sweet

He is slow to anger and quick to forgive
He is rich in mercy and wondrous grace

Chorus

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Saviour Jesus
Words and music by Luke Powell

Far far away, beyond the galaxies
The God of all the world
sat on His throne
All creation trembled at His mighty name
The most glorious king
the world had ever known

This God, indescribable
This God, unreachable

Then one glorious day,
a child was born
A humble boy who grew into a man
And in the hills of Galilee
He changed the world
With love and with forgiveness in His hand

This man, God in human skin
This man, saves us from our sin

He walked on water,
He calmed the thunder

He caused the sun to rise and fall
He touched the lepers,
and healed the sinners

And He died for one and all
And though there’s darkness
all around us

He’s the Light that shines within
Son of man, Son of God,
Saviour Jesus

Deep in my heart there’s an emptiness
I’ve tried and tried again to fill it in
But nothing seems to last
more than a day or two
And then I feel deserted all again

But this man, this man from Galilee
He can, He can comfort me

Chorus 

So come to the cross and see the nails
The God of all the universe lying still
The sins of all the world
piled upon Him there
The prophecies of ages all fulfilled

And now, we’re no longer condemned
And now, our God became our friend

Chorus

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