ACTS

 

please note: these archival pages will be continually under construction. The selections have been published in earlier Together to Celebrate pages.  
My hope is that the songs suggested will assist you in your preparations.  Shalom, 
David

Acts 1:6-14  6-14  So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?"  He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."  When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

Acts 1:6-14  

6-14  So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?"  He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."  When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

sources songs writers
SIS 644/P&W 723/SCE 492/SOF 544 There is a Redeemer Green
P&W 734/ATO 409/TIS 666/SCE 539 We are marching [African]
AOVK    kids! Holy Spirit Rock
HS/SCE[2] 1046 Touching heaven, changing earth Morgan
SCE[2] 1003 To the ends of the earth Bilbrough
SCE 556/SOF 589 We shall stand Kendrick
DMAC  kids! That spirit touch! music   lyrics
HS/SCE 196 I believe the promise Fragar
HS/SCE[2] Hear our praises Morgan
AOV2-159/SCE/HS/P&W 629 The great southland Bullock
P&W 589/SCE 537/SOF  Go forth in his name Kendrick
SIS 485/P&W 520 Come Holy Spirit Fletcher
SCE 180/HS/P&W 779 Holy Spirit come Bullock
DMAC   kid-friendly Spirit music   lyrics
SCE[2] 745/HS Holy Spirit, rain down Fragar
GGIVES[4] 18  kids! Come now Holy Spirit Heron

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

15-16  In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, "Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus --

22-26 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us--one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection." So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place." And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Acts 2:1-21

1-4  When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

 

sources songs writers
Michael Mangan Hearts on fire Mangan
UCA National Assembly 2009 Holy Spirit Rain Newton/Earl
DMAC Holy Spirit come down music  lyrics  mp3 Powerpoint file
SCE 173/SIS 527/Vineyard/P&W 495/SOF 179 Hold me, Lord Daniels
DMAC kid-friendly When the Spirit is moving! music  lyrics  mp3 snippet
DMAC/NCYC'89, '91/UCA Assembly 2000 Together to celebrate music score  lyrics   mp3
AOVK 96  kid-friendly Pentecost song Burland
ATN99/various Pentecost Prayer Mann
HS/P&W 694 Let your presence fall Willersdorf
CG32/TIS/Iona Enemy of apathy Bell/Maule
HS/SCE 196 I believe the promise Fragar
ATA 202   kids! Move when the Spirit say move Boucher
SCE[2] 1007 Breathe Barnett
DMAC   kids! That Spirit touch  music   lyrics
GGIVES[4] 19  kids! Pentecost: the Holy Spirit comes Holmes
TIS 421 Where the Spirit is Harling
SCE 392/TIS 655/P&W 477/SOF 419 Spirit song (O let the Son of God enfold you) Wimber
LifePlus8 Come Spirit Come Dyson/Treagus
TIS 418 Holy Spirit go before us Smith/Hopson
ATE/NCYC '85/various Dreams and visions Tanner
HS/SCE[2] 982 Church on fire Fragar
HS Lifted me high again Morgan
P&W 629/HS The great southland Bullock
DMAC Move on with God's Spirit music   lyrics
ATA 192 Spirit of peace Simper/Quintrell
SIS 303/SCE 462/SOF 510 Spirit of the living God Iverson
P&W 779/HS/SCE 180 Holy Spirit come Bullock
ATO 344/various Wa..wa.. wa.. Emimimo (Come, O Holy Spirit, come) (Nigerian)
HS Breathe on my, breath of God Fisher
DMAC Spirit come music   lyrics mp3 snippet
HS/SCE[2] 745 Holy Spirit Rain Down Fragar
DMAC  kid-friendly! Spirit music   lyrics
ATW 425  kids! God moving Holmes

Acts 2:14a, 22-32   2:14a, 22-24 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, "Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.  "You that are Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know-  this man, handed over to you according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of those outside the law.  But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.

sources songs writers
SCE[2] 814 I will come and bow down Nystrom
SCE[2] 860 Let there be praise Tunney
TIS 738/ATO 368/P&W 730/HS Shout to the Lord Zschech
SCE 155 He has risen Richards
P&W 529/HS/SCE 55 Blessing, honour Bullock

Acts 2: 42-47 2:44-47 All who believed were together and had all things in common;  they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.  Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,  praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved

Acts 2: 42-47 

44-47 All who believed were together and had all things in common;  they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.  Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,  praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved

sources songs writers
NCYC' 87 & '91/DMAC Together  to celebrate music  lyrics   mp3 snippet
SIS 569/SCE 292/AOVK 138/P&W 492/SOF 299 Jesus put this song into our hearts Kendrick
ATW 418/AOVK   kids! We come by ones Newton
ATO 409/P&W 734/TIS 666/SCE 539 We are marching African
P&W 140/SIS 313 Lord, I will Chambers
DMAC So much to celebrate! music   lyrics  mp3 vocal snippet
DMAC/GGIVES2   kids! I belong to you MacGregor
ATE 284 Part of the family Manley
HS/SCE[2] 1046 Touching heaven, changing earth Morgan
ATO 313/AOV[2] 3 Christ be our light Farrell

Acts 3:12-19

13-19  The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.  "And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out ...

sources songs writers
SCE[2] 819 Power or might Sutton
SCE 286/Vineyard Holy and anointed one Barnett
SIS 578 Lord I seek your righteousness Oddie
P&W 763/HS/SCE 278/ATO 329 This Kingdom Bullock
P&W 657/SCE 436/SOF 475various Refiner's Fire Doerksen
HS/SCE 210 I know it Zschech

Acts 4:5-12

8 - 12  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead.  This Jesus is 'the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.' There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved."

sources songs writers
ATA 140 The building block Stookey
SCE[2] 996 There is no other name Mark
GGIVES[2]/TIS  Jesus is the rock Dyson
SCE 302/P&W 739 Firm foundation Gordon/Harvill
HS/SCE 210 I know it Zschech
SCE 291/SIS 226/SOF 306 Jesus, name above all names Hearn

Acts 4:32-35

32-33 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.  With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

sources songs writers
SCE 292/P&W 492/SIS 569/SOF 299/TIS 670 Jesus put this song into our hearts Kendrick
DMAC So much to celebrate! music   lyrics  mp3 vocal snippet
SIS 185/SOF 43 Bind us together Gillman
SIS 262/SOF 111 For I'm building a people of power Richards
TIS 473 Community of Christ Murray
DMAC That the world might know you music   lyrics    midi
SIS 652/SOF 565/P&W 439 We are a people of power King
various We are one in the Spirit Scholtes
DMAC Heart and soul music   lyrics

Acts 5:27-32

29-32  But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."

Acts 7:55-60  7:55-60 But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.  "Look," he said, "I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"  But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him.  Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.  While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."  Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he died.

sources songs writers
SCE 180/HS/P&W 779 Holy Spirit come Bullock
DMAC Spirit music   lyrics

Acts 8:14-17

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

sources songs writers
SCE 102/SIS 457 All the earth shall worship Tuttle
SCE 442 Ruach Fellingham
SCE 180/P&W 779 Holy Spirit come Bullock
SCE 512/P&W 731 The power and the glory Bullock
GGIVES[4] 23/ATW 432 kids! M-M-M-Miracle Holmes
SIS 522 Healing to the nations Fitts
SCE 514 This is my beloved Son Kendrick
SIS 521/SCE 337/SOF 365 Heal our nation Morgan/Goudie/Townend
DMAC Spirit come music   lyrics  mp3
ATW 421 Born forever Jaensch
SIS 303/P&W 454/SCE 462/SOF 510 Spirit of the living God Iverson
P&W 477/SCE 392/TIS 655/SOF 419 Spirit song Wimber
AOV[2] Open the heavens Boniwell
SIS 486 Come Holy Spirit Iverson
P&W 589/SCE/SOF 486 Go forth in his name Kendrick
DMAC    kids! Spirit music   lyrics
AOV[1]/TIS 258 Praise to you, O Christ Farrell
GGIVES4-18  kids! Come now Holy Spirit Heron
GGIVES4-20  kids! Fill us, Lord Holmes
ATW 497   kids! I cannot run Newton
SIS 485 Come Holy Spirit Fletcher

 

Acts 8:26-40

26-31 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road. So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it."  So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"  He replied, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him.

Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)

1-5  Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" He asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

sources songs writers
Kids Praise Down Under [out of print] His name is Jesus (Paul's song) Allsop
MP 547/Vineyard/SOF 444 Open your eyes Tuttle
SIS 390/SOF 443 Open our eyes, Lord Cull

Acts 9:36-43

40-42  Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, "Tabitha, get up." Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.

Acts 10:44-48

While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word.  The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, "Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"  So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days.

sources songs writers
HS/P&W 779/SCE 180 Holy Spirit come Bullock
DMAC Spirit music   lyrics
SCE[2] 1007/Vineyard Breathe Barnett
HS/P&W 694 Let your presence fall Willersdorf
SIS 485 Come Holy Spirit Fletcher
SCE 24 Anointing, fall on me Thomas
SIS 527/P&W 495/Vineyard Hold me Lord Daniels
DMAC   kids! That Spirit touch music   lyrics  
ATN 4/TIS 491/AOV[1] 24 Father welcomes Mann

Acts 11:1-18

15-18  And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning.  And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?" When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, "Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life."

sources songs writers
HS/P&W 779/SCE 180 Holy Spirit, come Bullock
Vineyard/SCE[2] 1007 Breathe Barnett
SCE 462/P&W 454/SIS 303 Spirit of the living God Iverson
IECS 48/ATW 448 Loving Spirit Murray/Dell
SIS 485 Come Holy Spirit Fletcher
DMAC Spirit come music   lyrics
SIS 486/Vineyard Come Holy Spirit Foreman
DMAC  kid-friendly Spirit music   lyrics

Acts 16:16-34

25-34  About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted in a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"  They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. He brought them up into the house and set food before them; and he and his entire household rejoiced that he had become a believer in God.

sources songs writers
TIS 209/various! And can it be [Contemporary - well, no ... not in the strict sense anyway.  However, it happens to be one of the great hymns of the Christian church!  I can sound every bit as excellent with a full-on rock band, as with a booming pipe-organ.  TRY IT - you'll see what I mean] Wesley
SCE 195/P&W 536/Vineyard I believe in Jesus Nelson
P&W 712/HS I believe Bullock

Acts 17:22-31  17:22-24 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.  For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, 'To an unknown god.' What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands . 

sources songs writers
Hillsong You are the one
P&W 377 In him we live and move
HS/SCE 333 Lord of the heavens Fisher
SCE 435/SIS 111/P&W 22/SOF 468 Praise the name of Jesus Hicks
TIS 742/ATA 120 One God Russell-Schlenker

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TIS

Together in Song

Harper Collins Religious
ATW All Together Whatever Openbook Publishers
 ATO All Together OK
ATE All Together Everybody
ATA All Together Again
ATN All Together Now
AOV As One Voice Willow Connection
AOVK As One Voice for Kids Willow Connection/Openbook Publishers
MP Mission Praise  
P&W Praise & Worship Resource Christian Music
SCE The Source Kevin Mayhew
SCE[2] The Source 2 Kevin Mayhew
HS Hillsong Hills Christian Life Centre
HSNW Heaven shall not wait Iona Community/Wild Goose Resource Group
LFB Love from below  
NCYC National Christian Youth Convention a biennial youth event of the Uniting Church in Australia
TIO There is one among us John Bell/Wild Goose Resource Group
SOF Songs of Fellowship Kingsway
SIS Scripture in Song  
SINGSBK1 Singalong Songbook vol. 1&2 Integrity's Hosanna Music
CG Common Ground St Andrew Press
GBEAT Gospelling to the Beat 1&2 Scripture Union
GGIVES God gives - songs for kids JBCE
DMAC David MacGregor song
IECS In every corner sing

The hymns of Shirley Murray

Hope Publishing Company

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