Christafari

Reggae Sunday School for Kids

  • Release date: 2005-08-16
  • Label: Lion of Zion Entertainment
  • Catalog #: BR012

Track Listing

  • 1

    The Reggae ABC's

    feat. Red Cloud & Richie Righteous

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    Higher Higher

    feat. 'Imisi & Avion Blackman

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  • 3

    Meet The Teachers (Interlude)

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  • 4

    Reggae Sunday School

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  • 5

    First John 4:7 & 8 (Interlude)

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  • 6

    Beloved

    feat. Jaibo Culture & Avion Blackman

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  • 7

    Dreadlocked Samson

    feat. Geneman

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  • 8

    Name That Animal (Interlude)

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  • 9

    Name The Animals

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  • 10

    Crisis Of Identification (Interlude)

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  • 11

    New Movement

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  • 12

    Not As Sweet (Interlude)

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  • 13

    My Lord Is Sweet

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  • 14

    Zaccheus

    feat. Monty G & Ace Winn

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  • 15

    Meet Patchouli (Interlude)

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  • 16

    Jesus Loves The Little Children

    feat. 'Imisi

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  • 17

    Jonah

    feat. 'Imisi

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  • 18

    Run To God (Interlude)

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  • 19

    Come Into My Heart

    feat. Jason Joseph

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  • 20

    Give Thanks (Interlude)

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  • 21

    Be Glorified

    feat. Avion Blackman, Solomon Jabby, & Rebecca Evans

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  • 22

    What A Friend We Have In Jesus

    feat. 'Imisi, Solomon Jabby, & Ace Winn

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  • 23

    Good Bye! (Interlude)

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Album Description

It’s been 16 years since the inception of Christafari and much of the band’s initial teenage fanbase now have kids of their own. Combining their love for reggae and their heart for kids, Christafari delivers “Reggae Sunday School”, their most original concept album to date. Producer/vocalist Mark Mohr has assembled the world’s finest gospel reggae musicians and vocalists to bring you a unique children’s album that is unlike any other on the market. Featuring a massive ensemble of guest appearances from Red Cloud, Richie Righteous, ‘Imisi, Avion Blackman, Jaibo Culture, Monty G, Ace Winn, and Solomon Jabby; Reggae Sunday School is sure to satisfy even the most critical of ears. Inspired by the best-selling mainstream series Reggae for Kids, the album dons many American and Caribbean Sunday school classics plus a few new Christafari originals. Reggae Sunday School reaches past the genre of reggae and grabs handfuls of Calypso, Soca, Mento, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Dub, Dancehall, Jungle and Nyabinghi. Christafari uses steel pan, live horns, and enough percussion to get both young and old moving to the up-tempo beats. Through its interludes, it takes you on a joyous journey to the mythical islands of “Yeahman” and “Noman”. It is here where listening hearts and ears will be taught brief lessons by the animated voices of Nigel the Iguana, Calypso the singing Coconut, Manu the know-it-all overripe Mango, Seymour the Seagull, and Patchouli the Jellyfish! Reggae Sunday School answers the cries of parents in search of quality children’s music. Do not be fooled by what the title suggests, this project is also for the adult who is a kid at heart! Reviewed by: GospelReggae.com ==============================

Review by Joe Montague for The Phantom Tollbooth: “I PREDICT CHRISTAFARI’S “REGGAE SUNDAY SCHOOL” WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSROOM MUCH THE SAME WAY AS VEGGIE TALES AND ANTSHILLVANIA DID.” While Reggae music may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it has always been one of my favorite genres so it was pretty easy for me to get into Christafari’s “Reggae Sunday School”. Coming to you from Lion of Zion Entertainment producer and label owner Mark Mohr and company, this is a light hearted approach to old standards such as “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The dramatic segues bring the characters to life and I can foresee little children bouncing around the classroom pretending to be their favorite character — okay teachers you didn’t read that, I didn’t really mean bouncing in the classroom! With characters such as Nigel the Iguana, Calypso the Coconut, Manu the Mango, Seymour the Seagull, and Patchouli the Jellyfish, I predict Christafari’s “Reggae Sunday School” will revolutionize the Sunday School classroom much the same way as Veggie Tales and Antshillvania did. I do not however want to leave you with the impression this is just a fun tool for Sunday School teachers because the album offers much more. Just as notable cinematographers will hire well known Hollywood personalities to take on the voices of characters in animated films Mohr has assembled a cast of very skilled reggae performers. Urban Gospel fans will recognize the name Solomon Jabby (co-producer) a three time nominee for the 2005 Urban Gospel Industry Awards. Also appearing on the CD is Christafari’s lead vocalist Avion Blackman (co-producer) who recently debuted a solo recording of her own. Blackman’s ethereal voice continues to impress. Ritchie Righteous, Red Cloud, Monty G and David and Jubilee Fohe (from ‘Imisi) are some of the other better known artists who lend their voices to this adventure set in the mythical islands of Yeahman and Noman. Mohr once again demonstrates his love for brass and percussion sections. Throughout the 23 tracks saxophones, trombones, trumpets and horns compliment steelpan and drum kit. Speaking of steelpan, only the most staid teacher will insist her children remain seated when track 17 Jonah starts to play. Mark Mohr’s signature is all over this album. On his productions Mohr strives to have the instruments played by hand and to develop interesting combinations to create excellent world music. MOHR CONTINUES TO ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S MOST TALENTED PRODUCERS. If you are still feeling apprehensive about exposing your children to songs such as “Dreadlocked Samson” then I encourage you to visit http://www.reggaesundayschool.com to listen to the numerous audio clips from Christafari’s “Reggae Sunday School”. Review by Joe Montague for The Phantom Tollbooth http://www.tollbooth.org/2005/reviews/reggae.html

 

Lyrics

THE REGGAE ABC’s
Featuring RedCloud & Richie Righteous
(Mark Mohr, Red Cloud & Richie Righteous)
Learn the alphabet / This is the alphabet song / So sing along if you can / I want you to sing along with this song! / Woe nagga nye nye / A ya ya ya ya…. / Lord have mercy / Me beg you (to) follow me / Me want you (to) follow me so run come (and) follow me / Follow me, follow me, follow me, me want you (to) follow me / Me want you (to) follow me & sing the ABC’s!
CHORUS: A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S & T-U-V-W-X & Y & Z, (Y & Z, Y & Z) / These are the reggae ABC’s, ABC’s, ABC’s, ABC’s / Sing along now / (Repeat).
Children! / Well life was so much simpler back in ’73 / (With) not a care in the world (and) people taking care of me / The sweetest woman I knew, yes she was my Mommy / teaching my ABCs & my 1-2-3’s / She’d say “Always be careful do everything (that) Father God has instructed you (and) your dreams will come true / And always be conscious do everything (that) Father God has Instructed you (and) your dreams will come true.
Red Cloud: Yo back in kindergarten me & Mark would rock / hopscotch patterns we outlined in chalk / With a skip & a jump back flip & a hop / And now they call the baby dread Mark Mohr “Tansoback” / That’s me! / (We) never needed no hallway pass ’cause you could always find us taking notes in all of our classes / He’d be singing reggae & I would rhyme raps / And together we’d sing our ABC’s & dance! / (Chorus) / A-E-I-O-U & sometimes Y / (Scratching) / (Alternate Chorus).
Richie Righteous step up! / Time to learn ABC’s / It’s easy as 1-2-3 / Please won’t you come & just learn with we? / Education can elevate we / You see? / Yes! / People listen carefully, education is the key / God in me life them can’t stop we / Sing the alphabet with me / (Repeat the Alphabet) / (Chorus) / A-E-I-O-U & sometimes Y / So won’t you rewind & sing it with me.
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HIGHER HIGHER
Featuring ‘Imisi & Avion Blackman
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
Higher higher, higher, higher higher, higher, higher, higher / Lift Jesus higher / (Repeat) / Lower, lower, lower, lower, lower, lower, lower, lower / Stomp Satan lower / (Repeat) / Super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super / Supernatural power / (Repeat) / Cast your burdens on Jesus for He cares for you / (Repeat).
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MEET THE TEACHERS
(Mark Mohr)
SEYMOUR: Seymour the Seagull here, with a bird’s-eye view of another sunny Sunday morning in the twin island republic of Yeahman & Noman. With much of the staff on a holiday of their own this week, the beach resort management is left with no other option but to bring in a rag-tag crew of unconventional teachers to lead the children. Let’s drop in on ’em / YOUTH DIRECTOR: All right kids, attention! Quiet please. Attention! Line up, line up. Make a straight line. Since we’re a bit short staffed today, I have had to make some creative staffing decisions. Today we have a raggamuffin Sunday school teaching crew / Kids: Hello teachers! / SEYMOUR: And this vagabond crew consists of Nigel the Iguana / NIGEL: Wait now man, I’m a chameleon! / SEYMOUR: Nigel the Iguana / NIGEL: Cha! / SEYMOUR: Calypso the singing coconut / CALYPSO: (sings) Calypso sweet, Calypso sweet, cause Calypso the Coconut he is Calypso sweet / (Repeat) / That sounds good! / SEYMOUR: Excuse me, can we keep these introductions a little bit shorter? / CALYPSO: Sorry man / SEYMOUR: And Manu the know-it-all Mango / MANU: At your service / Random voices: Whew! That guy is a bit ripe! For real. Boy I’ll say! Oh man / MANU: Thank you very often. And today we are going to teach Reggae Sunday School.
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REGGAE SUNDAY SCHOOL
(Mark Mohr)
Introducing to you the spectacular… / CHORUS: Reggae Sunday School / This is Reggae Sunday School / Reggae Sunday School / This is raggamuffin Sunday School / Now-now / (Repeat). / With Manu the overripe educated Mango / And a wannabe chameleon the Iguana Nigel / And a singing Coconut by the name of Calypso, Calypso, Calypso / I’m a bubbly Jellyfish & my name is Patchouli / Ouch that stings / You’re so silly, you’re so silly / (Chorus) / Okay kids now pay very close attention / ‘Cause class is in session.
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FIRST JOHN 4:7 & 8
(Mark Mohr)
CALYPSO: Irie man, our verse of the day is First John 4: 7 & 8 / Kids: (Clap Clap) / MANU: Who did that? Why are you clapping? / NIGEL: It’s “Beloved let us love one another… / CALYPSO: “..for Love is of God & everyone that loveth is born of God…” / MANU: “…and knoweth God…” / SEYMOUR: “…he that loveth not knoweth not God / YOUTH DIRECTOR: “…for God is love.” / MANU: First John 4: 7 & 8 / Kids: (Clap Clap) / MANU: Stop doing that!
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BELOVED
Featuring Jaibo Culture & Avion Blackman
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
INTRO: Woy / Say yagadi yagadi yagadi woy / A hey now / Well I say / (Repeat) / VERSE ONE: People of the world you must come together / Love one another, love one another / Every boy, every girl, every sister, every brother now / Love one another, love one another / (Repeat).
CHORUS: Beloved, let us love one another / Love one another / For love is of God & everyone that loveth is born of God / And knoweth God / He that loveth not / Knoweth not God for God is Love / God is love / Beloved, let us love one another / First John 4:7 & 8.
If love was a thing / That money could buy / The rich would love / And the poor would run dry / But love is free / Free for you & I / So won’t you please give this free love a try / (If) freely you give (then) freely you’ll receive / (Chorus) / (Intro) / (Verse One).
You could be white / You could be black / You could be pink / You could be brown / You could be beige / (It’s) time for love / (We) no have time for hate / You could be short / You could be tall / You could be skinny / Whether (or not) you’re fat / Hey / Put down the hate / Me don’t have time for that / And obey your mother & your father / Respect your sister & your brother / Me tell ya / Go love your enemy & your neighbors / And then your life will be better–much better / (Chorus).
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DREADLOCKED SAMSON
(Mark Mohr)
INTRO: Samson, Samson, Samson / (Repeat) / Waooo… Samson / (Repeat) / CHORUS: Dreadlocked Samson / He was as strong as an ox / Natty Dread Samson / A big man with his seven dreadlocks / Dreadlocked Samson / He could even break through concrete blocks / Woy Yoi Yoi Yoi / I said Samson / A big man with his seven dreadlocks / He had one, two, three, four, five, six, seven dreadlocks / (Repeat).
VERSE ONE: Now Samson was a man on a mission / A purpose driven dread / A warrior with seven natty (kinky) locks upon his head / A man on a mission / A purpose driven dread / A warrior with seven congo (bongo) locks upon him head / Say Samson, Samson / We sing this song about Samson / Don’t listen to Delilah / Samson, Samson / We sing this one about Samson / Oh / (Chorus).
Out of the eater, something to eat / Out of the hunter something sweet / What could it be? What is sweeter than honey? / Who is stronger than a lion? Ahh / (Repeat) / Samson / (Chorus) / Jabby! / (Intro) / (Verse One) / (Chorus).
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NAME THAT ANIMAL
(Mark Mohr)
MANU: Very good, okay kids, for this next song when you hear the animal sound I want you to name the animal. Ready? / Meow / Kids: Cat! / CALYPSO: Chicken? / NIGEL: That’s not a chicken man! / MANU: Just sing the song.
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NAME THE ANIMALS
Featuring Cassandra Mohr
(Mark Mohr & Greg Mohr)
CHORUS: Name the animals / Let’s name the animals / Name the animals / Let’s name the animals / Adam had to name them / Adam had to name them / So let’s help him name them / So let’s help him name them.
See that pretty thing flutter by / I think I’ll call it a butterfly / And see that lizard walking slow with his shell / I think I’ll call that one a turtle / See the serpent play percussion when his tail does shake / He is a rattlesnake / And see that black cat that’s bleached like a punk / That one sure stunk, I’ll call him a skunk! / (Chorus) / Cat! / Snake! / Donkey! / Horse! / Turkey! / (Chorus).
See him stepping through the mud like a high commander / He is amphibious, he’s a salamander / And this long lumpy lizard with the scary smile / That is not an alligator, he’s a crocodile / So go & name the fish / And call them anything you wish / In the sea, in an aquarium or on your dish / Hear the crickets in the thicket & the green tree frog / The baby frog in the bog is a polliwog / Pig! / Cow! / Goat! / Chicken! / Duck! / Elephant! / Dog! / Frog! / Rooster! / Bear! / (Chorus).
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CRISIS OF IDENTIFICATION
(Mark Mohr & Greg Mohr)
NIGEL: Wait, hold up! How come this song don’t mention the chameleon? / CALYPSO: Hey man, what type a sound does a chameleon make mon? / NIGEL: (Slurp) / CALYPSO: What kind of sound is that? / MANU: That did not even exceed two decibels. / CALYPSO: The man thinks he’s a chameleon mon / MANU: He might be green with envy, but he is not a chameleon / CALYPSO: He’s not a chameleon, he’s a comedian! / NIGEL: Boy, I’m not a fake, a fraud, a wannabe, or imitation / MANU: You are having a crisis of identification / NIGEL: Listen Mango, this is no counterfeit chameleon. I’m the real thing! / MANU: I’m not buying what you are selling. If you are really a Chameleon, then where are your zygodactyle feet? / NIGEL: My what? / CALYPSO: Your funny feet mon / MANU: You know the funny ones… that look like you have hot dogs for feet that were cut in half, & the toes bend in different directions / NIGEL: Say what? / MANU: And what about the independently moveable eyeballs? / NIGEL: Woy! I’m a man on a mission. Cha, I have to keep my eyes focused upon one thing at a time–no distractions / MANU: Okay then, eat that fly right this very minute / FLY: No, not me! (The fly is eaten, then spit out.) Thank you / MANU: You see what I mean? / CALYPSO: You see, he has the wrong eyes & he won’t eat the flies, there is something that is very wrong with this guy! / NIGEL: But I’m just not hungry! / MANU: Okay then, change your color. Go ahead / YOUTH DIRECTOR: Yeah, can you turn blue? / NIGEL: Rrrr, how about this? / MANU: You are still green. I tell you, I would like to see a nice periwinkle / NIGEL: I’m trying… / YOUTH DIRECTOR: What about plaid or a paisley, do chameleons do paisley? / CALYPSO: Just change man / NIGEL: Rrrr… / MANU: I am not observing any changes here / NIGEL: Well, that’s cause me like green, you know? It’s my favorite color man! / YOUTH DIRECTOR: Well it is in fashion this season / CALYPSO: Listen, you’re a green iguana man–you must accept it / MANU: That is correct. And God made you that way. You should accept it, be happy & dance!
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NEW MOVEMENT
(Mark Mohr)
Hey, yo, this is Christafari! / I just want to let you know that since you’re a Christian / You don’t just have to sit down & stay still & watch nothing & thing / You are free to dance!
CHORUS: So if you want (to) move your feet to the raggamuffin beat don’t stop / Christafari / And if you want people (to) see it just dance to the beat don’t stop / Christafari / This is the new dance, a new movement / Coming from the pages of the New Testament / A the new dance a new movement / Ready, mi ready to mash the bashment (party) / If you want (to) move your feet to the raggamuffin beat don’t stop / Christafari / And if you want people (to) see it just dance to the beat don’t stop / Christafari.
No other book in the world could be so alive / It is your map your compass it is your guide / In Matthew 28 & Romans 10 / We’re called to preach the gospel to every human / So read your Bible (4x) / Preach the gospel (4x) / (Chorus) / Now in the book of Acts the man Saul lost him sight / On the way to Damascus he was blinded by the light / So move back & forth from side to side / (Put your) hands in the air & cover up your eyes / Do the Damascus (8x) / Now speaking of Saul, God changed his name to Paul / (And) Ananias was surprised when God gave him back him sight / And after his conversion / When he found the true salvation / He fulfilled the great commission / When they gave him a baptism / So Baptize them (8x) / Go on–go baptize… / (Chorus).
How beautiful are the feet of them who bring the good news? (Romans 10:14-15) / Who preach the truth to the youth with different point of views / So next time you go (to the) street with your massive & crew (friends) / Make sure your wearing your crisp new shoes / Got the Gospel of peace (8x) / Well now that you have on your crisp new shoes / (It’s) time to wear them in & put them to use / So next time when the enemy comes with temptation man / Give them a run / You should give them a run (II Tim 2:22 & I Cor 6:18) / Say flee temptation (8x) / (Like Joseph with Potiphar’s wife) / (Chorus) / What I want you all to do is just put them together now / Put them together now / One, two, three, four / Read your Bible… / Preach the Gospel… / Damascus… / Baptize them… / Gospel of Peace… / Flee temptation… / (Chorus).
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NOT AS SWEET
(Mark Mohr & Greg Mohr)
SEYMOUR: Back at the beach, Manu the Mango & Calypso the Coconut finally manage to convince Nigel that he is an iguana / MANU: That is correct. And adult iguanas do not eat insects. They survive entirely on a diet of vegetables & fr… french fries? / CALYPSO: No man / MANU: Fast food, frankfurters? Fresh fish? / CALYPSO: No mon, it’s fresh tropical fruit mon / NIGEL: Slurp, mmm, a nice ripe mango does sound good right now. Don’t run! Come here, come here. Stop! / MANU: No, get back. Stand away. This mango is not sweet, I am bitter. I have very bad taste. I am bitter to the taste. Bitter in your mouth, if you take a bite, bad things you will shout! / NIGEL: Just a bite man, just one taste. Come here! / MANU: No, I was coated with insecticide, I have very thick skin. I am no good! No good at all / NIGEL: Come here you crazy Mango! Come now man / MANU: I am rotten–you know, ripe in a different kind of way / NIGEL: Come on! CALYPSO: Cool it, mon! MANU: No good, whew! I am so stinky I would not even stand next to myself! NIGEL: Just a nibble / MANU: Stop! What If I tell you of something that is even sweeter than a plump ripe junie mango? / CALYPSO: What could be sweeter than a mango, mon? YOUTH DIRECTOR: Candy, cake, or chocolate? CALYPSO: (Sings) Calypso sweet… / Everyone: Stop! / CALYPSO: Sorry mon. / MANU: None is as sweet as my Savior Jesus Christ.
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MY LORD IS SWEET
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
Come on & shake the tambourine now / And do the calypso. CHORUS: My, my my my my my my my my my my / My Lord is sweet (Repeat) / My Lord is sweet / My Lord is sweet / My Lord is sweet / My Lord is sweet / My Lord is swe-e-e-e-t / (Repeat).
A real, a real, a real a real, real, real / God is so real to me / I love Him because He gives us the victory / Many people doubt Him / But I can’t do without Him / That is why I love Him so / He’s so real to me / (Repeat) / (Chorus).
What is Sweeter than candy? / Who is sweeter than honey? / And who is sweeter than a Ju Ju Bee / Yes Jesus is lovely / Well He is sweeter than saccharine & chewable vitamins / The only thing that’s sweet & will never rot your teeth / Sweeter than white & the brown sugar / Sweeter than a treat from your mommy’s cookie jar / Sweeter than a mango / Sweeter than a sour sop / Sweeter than a papaya straight from the tree top / Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry–them flop / Christ is the sweetest–the cream of the crop crop / Pineapple, guava, banana, tambrine, ginnip, kiwi, sappadilla, passion fruit, watermelon / Orange, tangerine, grapefruit & cherry / It seems they mix everything these days with cranberry / (Chorus).
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ZACCHAEUS
Featuring Monty G & Ace Winn
(Mark Mohr & Monty G)
VERSE ONE: Zacchaeus was a very little man / A very little man was he / He climbed up in the sycamore tree / For the Savior he wanted to see / I said a yes he was, a wee little man / A wee little man was he / He climbed up high in the sycamore tree for the Lord God he wanted to see.
CHORUS: Don’t let anyone look down on you / Because you are young / Just set an example / (Repeat) / So I will set an example / For the leaders in my speech, life & love, faith & purity / Yes I will set an example for the leaders in my speech, life & love, faith & unity / (Verse One).
Well it was up into the sycamore tree / And Zacchaeus him want to see the Almighty / And so he climbed up the sycamore tree / ‘Cause the Lord God he wanted to see / Me tell you man it’s under the Calvary tree / When the Son of Man (was) crucified for me / And it was under the Calvary tree / The Son of Man He set me free / (Chorus).
Whether you’re short or you’re tall / Or you are big or you are small / Once you lift up Christ you can conquer all / In your rise & your fall / Christ’s name you a call / Once you lift up Christ you can conquer all! / Whether (in) church or school / Just show them who rules / Christ is your King so you know you are not a fool / Whether in work or play or you fast or you pray / Just trust in Christ He shall show the way / Yodel… / (Chorus).
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MEET PATCHOULI
(Mark Mohr)
SEYMOUR: As the lesson continues, a strange object floats by. As it comes closer to shore, the group of raggamuffin Sunday school teachers becomes ever so curious / NIGEL: Yo, what’s that? A plastic bag? / PATCHOULI: Hello. / CALYPSO: I think it’s a… / MANU: That is a jellyfish / CALYPSO: Well I’m not touching it / MANU: A Portuguese man of war. PATCHOULI: I’m not a man; I’m a girl, “garota” (Portuguese). My name is Patchouli & I’ve been floating all over the world trying to get to Brazil. Could somebody please help me up to the beach so I can rest for a while? / CALYPSO: Not me man / NIGEL: Sure thing-I’ll help. (Gets shocked) Ow! / PATCHOULI: Oh, Sorry / NIGEL: Oh. Um. Hey! / PATCHOULI: Sorry… / NIGEL: Stop that! / CALYPSO: What did I say? Those are some dangerous dreadlocks mon / MANU: Actually they are known as tentacles / YOUTH DIRECTOR: Okay children stay clear. Step back! / PATCHOULI: (Grunts) Oh, it’s okay I got it. Where am I? Jamaica? Ha ha! / CALYPSO: Noman / PATCHOULI: Then, where am I? / Everyone: NOMAN! / PATCHOULI: Well if your not going to tell me then… / NIGEL: This is the island of No-man. / CALYPSO: Well Noman is an Island in the sea full of culture & natural beauty. No one should be alone-that is so unhealthy. So come to Noman the island with all your family / MANU: This is the twin island republic of Yeahman & Noman / PATCHOULI: Are you from this island of Noman? / NIGEL: Yeah man / PATCHOULI: Oh, so you’re from Yeahman? / NIGEL: No man / MANU: Then you are from Noman? / NIGEL: Yeah man, no man, wait mon! Wait a minute, ah! / PATCHOULI: “oho meu Deus” (Portuguese), just make up your mind / MANU: We all come from different places, I am from a remote village in Trinidad, & I escaped from the plantation just before my owner could make me into mango chutney / NIGEL: Mmm.. mango chutney does sound good right now. Come here! / MANU: Get back–stand away! / CALYPSO: Listen man, it doesn’t really matter where you come from. The same Creator made us all–every one of us mon. And Jesus loves all the little children.
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JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN
Featuring David Fohe from ‘Imisi
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
CHORUS: Jesus loves the little children / All the children of the world / Red & yellow, black & white / They are precious in His sight / Jesus loves the little children of the world / (Repeat) / Said He loves the little children, loves the little children… / (Chorus).
VERSE ONE: Listen to the man / Listen to the style / Listen to the one that is well versatile / Listen to the Son / Listen to the King / What a lovely thing that the Father did bring / Could be white / You could be yellow / Could be brown / Could be blue / Could be black / Could be pink / Could be me / Could be you / Could be short / Could be tall / Could be skinny / Could be fat / Come one come all / To the dancehall chat / Could be young / Could be old / (Or) could be in between / Could a boy / Could a girl / Could a nice / Could a mean / Could an only child / Or with ten siblings / Just dance & sing / Listen to the man / Listen to the style / Listen to the one that is well versatile / Listen to the Son / Listen to the King / Oh God it’s such a lovely thing / (Chorus) / Now Jesus loves me this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to Him belong / They are weak but He is strong now / Jesus loves me this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to Him belong / They are weak but He is strong, strong / Strong, so strong now / (Repeat) / (Verse One) / Jesus loves me this I know (2x) / For the Bible tells me so (2x) / Little ones to Him belong (2x) / They are weak but He is strong (2x) / Sound off / 1, 2 / Sound off / 3, 4 / Bring it on down / 1, 2 / 1, 2, 3, 4 / (Chorus).
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JONAH
Featuring ‘Imisi
(Mark Mohr & Jubilee Fohe)
VERSE ONE: Ooh Jonah, Oh Jonah / This one’s about Jonah / And how the Father told the man to go-a / To the place that they call Nineveh / But Jonah said no-huh? / ‘Cause Nineveh was in sin–o / And Jonah he no want to go in–no / And so he headed in the wrong direction / And ignored the Father’s instruction
CHORUS: Have a whale of a time now Jonah (Jonah) / Hope you’re feeling fine now Jonah (Jonah) / Cause in a little while you’ll get swallowed by a smile / In a whale for some time now Jonah (Jonah) / (Repeat) / (Verse One A) / And about to face judgment, oh no / If only Jonah would go / God’s grace would show / (Chorus).
You keep a runnin’ (keep a runnin’) / From the Lord (Jonah) / And when you run / You run in the wrong direction / So keep runnin’ (keep a runnin’) / But for the Lord (Jonah) / And when you run / Don’t run in the wrong direction / (Chorus).
Jonah you have to make up your mind right now / Get up & get out of the big fish mouth / Tell these rebellious people & shout / The Lord is near & He’s reaching out / In every city, village & town / Mercy & grace is all around / Yes you have to make up your mind right now / Get up & get out of the big fish mouth / (Chorus).
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RUN TO GOD
(Mark Mohr)
PATCHOULI: Wow, that was cool. And believe me, you do not want to get swallowed by a big fish, huh? / NIGEL: Yikes! / PATCHOULI: It happened to a girl friend of mine & she was never the same / NIGEL: Ouch / PATCHOULI: Even if you have stinging tentacles, once you get eaten, it changes your entire perspective / CALYPSO sings: You keep runnin’, you keep running… / MANU: But when you run, you must be heading in the correct direction / NIGEL: Yeah man, & don’t run from God like Jonah / YOUTH DIRECTOR: You must run to God / PATCHOULI: I’m not really a runner, I’m a jellyfish. I’m a floater & a drifter. Ha ha! / CALYPSO: I am a coconut, rolling is my specialty mon / NIGEL: Now, I can run fast. Watch this! Come here! / MANU: Keep that spastic reptile away from me! / PATCHOULI: Besides, what is God? / CALYPSO: He is the Heavenly Father, our Creator / YOUTH DIRECTOR: And He sent his Son Jesus to be our Savior / NIGEL: To save us from sin so that some day we can go to Heaven / PATCHOULI: Heaven, I wanna go there someday! NIGEL: Yeah Man! / MANU: Then you must make him Lord of your life & ask him to come into your heart / CALYPSO: Yeah man, just sing this song.
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COME INTO MY HEART
Featuring Jason Joseph
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
VERSE ONE: Everybody sing Jesus / Jesus, Jesus, Jesus / Now let’s sing to the Father / Father, Father, Father, / Can you sing to the Spirit? / Spirit, Spirit, Spirit.
CHORUS: Come into my heart / Into my heart / Into my heart Lord Jesus / In Today, come in I pray / Come into my heart Lord Jesus.
CHAT: So born, born, born again / Thank God I am born again / And born, born, born again / Thank God I am born again! / I am born of the water, the Spirit & the blood / Thank God I am born again / Born of the water, the Spirit & the blood / Thank God I am born again / A little more oil in my lamp keeps me burning / A little more oil in my lamp, God I pray / A little more oil in my lamp keeps me burning / It keeps me burning ’til the break of day / (Chorus) / Jesus, come into my heart & stay / Come into my life today / Yeah, we welcome you ooh Jesus / Father & Spirit / Lord Jesus / In this place today, today / That is why we sing / (Verse One) / Oh we sing praise to the Father & Son / Sing praise to the Spirit / Spirit, Holy Spirit / And we sing the whole day long / (Chorus) / Come into my heart me want you (to) come into my heart / Come into me heart me want you to come in / (Chat) / (Chorus).
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GIVE THANKS
(Mark Mohr)
PATCHOULI: Oh, I did it! I accepted Jesus! I’m so excited / NIGEL: Righteous! / Youth Leader: I am so happy for you / CALYPSO: Give thanks.
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BE GLORIFIED
Featuring Avion Blackman, Solomon Jabby & Rebecca Evans
(Adapted by Solomon Jabby & Mark Mohr)
CHORUS: In my life Lord / Be glorified (Glorified) / Be Glorified (Glorified) / In my life Lord be glorified today.
REPEAT: In my home Lord be glorified… / In my heart Lord be glorified… / Glory, glory, glory to You Lord / Glory, glory
VERSE ONE: Yeah! So magnify the King / The God of everything / He’s the reason why we’re playing this here song me sing / Thanks & praise me bring / Unto the King / We’re singing this from morning straight to evening / We praise this song / ‘Cause He’s the only one / On Calvary, His work was finished, it was done / This is my life & my story / I’m gonna give God the glory, yeah
In my mind Lord be glorified… / In my song Lord be glorified… / Glorified, glorified / Now here comes a thing called “Be Glorified” / We’re loving the Father with we heart we soul & mind / Solomon Jabby & the Christafari / We say the Father has to be glorified–yeah!
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WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS
Featuring ‘Imisi, Solomon Jabby & Ace Winn
(Adapted by Mark Mohr)
What a friend we have in Jesus / All our sins & grieves to bear / What a privilege to carry / Everything to God in prayer / Oh, what peace we often forfeit / Oh, what needless pain we bear / All because we do not carry / Everything to God in prayer!
CHAT: Amazing grace how sweet the sound / I once was lost but now I am found / I once was blind but now I can see / The Father came in & Jesus saved me / After all is said & all is done / We are living in the house of the rising Son / The moon has passed / the clouds have faded away / This is the dawning of a brand new day!
What a friend we have in Jesus / All our sins & grieves to bear / And what a privilege to carry / Everything to God in prayer / Can we find a friend so faithful / Who will all our sorrows share? / Jesus knows our every weakness / Take it to the Lord in prayer / (Chat) / What a friend, what a friend / What a friend, what a friend / (Repeat).
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GOODBYE!
(Mark Mohr)
SEYMOUR: The Sunday School is over, the kids have gone back to their parents, the Jelly fish is on her way to Brazil with Jesus in her heart, & this rag tag crew is preparing for yet another adventure. Reporting to you live from the Island of Noman–this is your mincemeat pie, eye in the sky: Seymour the Seagull saying good night & God Bless! / Cast: Good-bye!

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