Songs of Peter Marchand

Peter once said, “For me song writing is a matter of seasons and reasons.  I’m not a ‘three songs a day’ person. Every now and again, circumstances in my life are such that a number of songs seem to fall into place relatively quickly.  I don’t spend long crafting them.  I don’t want them polished, because real life isn’t polished.  I am not writing them for a living – just to share my heart and bring hope and encouragement to others.

Peter recored 3 volumes of his songs. Here is the final one which he produced, in 2015.

I’ll Never Let You Down

More songs of Peter Marchand – Volume 3

Words and music: Peter Marchand © 2015 PrettySimple Music

1. Never Let You Down

Words

1.
YOU’RE MY GLORY AND THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD
You’re my comforter and my living bread
You restore my soul and make me whole
Show me the way that I should go
And you’ll never let me down
You’ll never let me down

2.
You’re my song in the night and my joy when morning comes
You’re my radiant light, so bright in the darkest times
You’re the star that guides, all I need you provide
You give hope every day and a joy deep inside
And you’ll never let me down
You’ll never let me down

3.
You’re the lily of the valley, rose of Sharon, balm of Gilead
And your banner over me, well…you’ve always had
And it says “You are mine, and I am yours
I called you out from behind closed doors
And I’ll never let you down
I’ll never let you down.”

4.
You’re the apple of my eye and my desire from before all time
I longed for you with all my heart and I set you free to be a part with me
I gave you all I had to give My precious Son so you could live with me
And I’ll never let you down
I’ll never let you down

Peter’s comments

My favourite, written at a very challenging time.

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© 2013 Words and music by Peter Marchand

2. Praise Him In The Morning
Words

1.
PRAISE HIM IN THE MORNING
Praise Him in the day
Praise Him in the sunshine
Praise Him in the rain
Praise Him in the evening
Praise Him in the night
Praise Him in the darkness
Praise Him in the light

2.
Praise Him in the good times
Praise Him in the bad
Praise Him when you’re happy
Praise Him when you’re sad
Praise Him in your comfort
Praise Him in your pain
Whatever you are going through
Praise Him just the same

3.
I’ll praise You in the morning … etc

4.
He loves you in the morning … etc

Peter’s comments

I wrote this for a friend who was going through the repetition of a tough time.

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© 2011 Words and music Peter Marchand

3. Power In The Blood
Words

1.
THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD TO FORGIVE
There is power in the blood for me to live
There is power in the blood, There is power in the blood
There is power in the blood to forgive and to live.

2.
There is power in the blood to redeem
There is power in the blood to make me clean …

3.
There is power in the blood to heal
There is power in the blood to reveal …

4.
There is power in the blood to restore
There is power in the blood to give me more …

5.
There is power in the blood to justify
There is power in the blood to satisfy …

6.
There is power in the blood to purify
There is power in the blood to sanctify …

7.
There is power in the blood to protect
There is power in the blood to pay my debt …

8.
There is power in the blood to give peace
There is power in the blood to be free …

9.
There is power in the blood to overcome
There is power in the blood for our ransom …

10.
There is power in the blood to make me new
There is power in the blood to see me through …

11.
There is power in the blood to draw near
There is power in the blood to banish fear …

12.
There is power in the blood to abide
There is power in the blood to reconcile …

13.
There is power in the blood to receive
There is power in the blood to intercede …

14.
There is power in the blood when you pray
There is power in the blood every day …

Peter’s Comments

This was the result of a wonderful message in my own church from one of our own members. I think it was her first message.

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© 2014 Words and music by Peter Marchand

5. Holy Innocent Undefiled (Hebrews 7.26)
Words

HOLY INNOCENT UNDEFILED
Separated from sinners
Lifted high above the heavens
Is Jesus Christ my Lord.

Hebrews 7.26
Is where you can read this.

Peter’s Comments

One of those somewhat obscure Scriptures that suddenly leapt out at me and I wanted to capture it.

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© 2011 Words and music by Peter Marchand

6. I Delight In The Lord
Words

1.
I DELIGHT IN THE LORD; HE IS THE JOY OF MY HEART
I delight in the Lord; He has loved me from the start
As I delight in the Lord, He grants desires of my heart
I delight Oh I delight in the Lord.

2.
I rejoice in the Lord, He is the strength of my soul
I rejoice in the Lord, He gives victory over all
I rejoice in the Lord for I know this is His will
I rejoice Oh I rejoice in the Lord.

3.
I give thanks to the Lord for His blessings every day
I give thanks to the Lord every time I come to pray
I give thanks to the Lord for He leads me all the way
I give thanks Oh I give thanks to the Lord.

Peter’s Comment

I wrote this for someone for whom it was true.

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© 2013 Words and music Peter Marchand

7. The Lord is Your Keeper (Psalm 121)
Words

1.
THE LORD IS YOUR/MY KEEPER
The LORD is your/my shade
The sun will not strike you/me
Even by day
The LORD will protect you/me
From all harm
And He will keep you/me
All the day long

2.
So (I’ll) lift up your/my eyes
For help from the LORD
He’ll never slumber
Or let your/my foot fall
He will preserve you/me
In all of your/my ways
Wherever you/I go
For all of your/my days

Peter’s Comment

I wrote this in a good and happy season for someone whose mother had made the Scripture special to them.

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© 2013 Words and music Peter Marchand

8. There’s A Star In The Sky
Words

1.
THERE’S A STAR IN THE SKY
There’s a song in the air
The angels are saying
God’s Son is here
The Christ has been born
To conquer despair
Let everyone know
There’s hope in the dawn.

2.
Come worship Him now
And kneel on the floor
Let everyone bow
To the Babe in the straw
Shepherds came from the hills
Wise men from afar
It’s time for you now
To give Him your heart.

Peter’s Comments

Well, everyone has to write a Christmas song for kids! But it has a message and a challenge to all.

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© 2011 Words and music Peter Marchand

9. Move Like The Mover
Words

Chorus:
YOU GOTTA MOVE LIKE THE MOVER
Dance like the Dancer
Sing like the Singer
Of all time.
You gotta give like the Giver
Serve like the Server
Love like the Lover
Of all time.

1.
You were made to be like Him
You were made to shine
Open up your heart to Him
Seek and you will find that you can…

2.
You were made to live for Him
You were made to reign
If you’re gonna win the race
You’re gonna have to train, so you can…

Peter’s Comments

I loved the energy of a young International Church, and wrote this especially for them.

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© 2012 Words and music Peter Marchand

10. Praise The Lord On High
Words

Chorus
PRAISE THE LORD ON HIGH
Praise His holy Name (repeat)

1.
He is the living God …

2.
My soul be not cast down …

3.
I will not doubt His love …

4.
The Lord is on my side …

5.
I put my trust in Him …

6.
There is no god like Him …

7.
In Him I have all things …

8.
He is my shield and strength …

9.
He is my hiding place …

Peter’s Comments

For call and response. You can make up the words as you go along. Beats reading them off a screen!

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(c) 2011 Words and music Peter Marchand

11. I Can Do All Things
Words

1.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS
Through Him, my God
He is the One who
Strengthens me.
His grace to me is
All sufficient,
When I am weak, then
I am strong.

Chorus
He is my God
He is my King,
He is my Lord
In everything.
His peace He gives,
His own He knows,
My love for Him
Just grows and grows.

2.
I can do all things
Through You, my God
You are the One who
Strengthens me.
Your grace to me is
All sufficient,
When I am weak, then
You are strong.

Chorus
You are my God
You are my King,
You are my Lord
In everything.
Your peace You give,
Your own You know,
My love for You
Just grows and grows.

Peter’s Comments

I think I was going through a bad patch and endeavouring to encourage myself.

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© 1992 Words and music Peter Marchand

12. On That Day
Words

1.
ON THAT DAY HIS BLOOD BEGAN TO FLOW
On that day His head it hung so low
On that day all heaven heard the cry
“It is finished – it is done!” And He died

2.
On that day they found an empty tomb
On that day salvation left the womb
On that day all hell heard the cry
“I was dead – but now I am alive!”

3.
On that day heaven’s gates were opened wide
On that day the Father’s face it smiled
On that day His precious Son came home
On that day no more to be alone

4.
On that day we’ll join Him in the sky
On that day His arms will open wide
On that day He’ll say “Well done, you good and faithful child”
On that day, on that day

Peter’s Comments

I love this song. My third favourite. The four most important days in the history of mankind. Such a happy season – took my dogs for a walk and returned with a song on my voice recorder.

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© 2013 Words and music Peter Marchand

13. Throne Of Grace
Words

1.
IF YOU COME BEFORE THE THRONE OF GRACE
All else will fall into place
He loves you (Repeat)
If you set your heart to seek His face
You will surely know the taste
Of His love for you, child.

2.
In the place of prayer you’ll be revived
In the place of prayer, sanctified
He loves you (Repeat)
If you let your heart receive His grace
You will surely know your place
In His love for you, child.

3.
When you are still you’ll hear His voice
When you are still you will rejoice
He loves you (Repeat)
As you gaze into His glorious face
You will surely end the race
In His love for you, child.

Peter’s Comments

Just came in a good season. We were worshipping and it fitted with where we were. I guess it challenges the busyness of modern church life.

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© 2011 Words and music by Peter Marchand

14. Lord I Fear You
Words

1.
LORD I FEAR YOU
I need to hear You
And to be near You
Today
(Repeat)

Chorus
So come what may I know
I’ll walk with You
So come what may I know
I’ll talk with You
So come what may I know
You’ll see me through each day.

Peter’s Comments

I wrote this when I was first diagnosed with cancer and started treatment in 2007. The song says it all.

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© 2007 Words and music by Peter Marchand

15. All I Have Is You
Words

1.
ALL I HAVE IS YOU
All Your ways are true
You’re just in all You do
All I have is You.

2.
You’re the One I love
Seated far above
As gentle as a dove
You’re the One I love.

3.
And when my days are through
I’ll still be there with You
And You will make me new
When my days are through.

4.
I’ll take You by the hand
And together we will stand
Remembering Your plan
Was to take me by the hand.

Peter’s Comments

I was coming to the end of a particular season and was feeling quite sad. I was looking forward to eternal happiness and peace, no more ‘good times’ and ‘not-so-good times’.

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© 2013 Words and music by Peter Marchand