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恭喜“他被拒絕了”得奬者! Congratulations to the winner of “He is rejected”!

那天在Facebook粉絲頁登了這個比賽,果然有人很準確的猜中而得獎了!
I posted this competition on my Facebook Fanspage that day and sure enough someone guessed right and won himself a prize!

 

“他被拒絕了。。。到底被拒絕甚麼?第一位在這裡留言猜對的,將獲得林義忠下個月推出的新專輯一張!趕快猜哦!(已經知道原因的人就不能“猜”!)
He is rejected… rejected for what? The 1st person to guess right by commenting here will receive a copy of GT Lim’s latest CD to be released next month! So come guess quickly! (Those who already know the answer are not allowed to “guess!)”

 

 

其實有幾位的答案蠻靠近的,所以我挑了最完整的一位,他是誰呢?
好,先看看以下的留言,我再公佈。。。
Actually there are a few answers that are quite close, so I chose the most complete one, and who is that?
Well, read all the comments below first and I will announce…

 

得奬者是。。。
And the winner is…

Chai Tze Joon!!!

恭喜!恭喜!會安排把新專輯交給你:)
Congratulations!! I’ll arrange for the new album to be handed to you 🙂

何等可爱的雀鸟。。。 How lovely a bird…

早期对圣经诗篇毫无兴趣和没有感觉,灵命还没成长到能体会诗篇的含意的阶段吧?
一直到1994年,神学院第二年,才开始被诗篇吸引和感动,那时就开始创作好多诗篇,甚至一天都有高达三、四首创作的记录!
也非常感谢神让我能够一字不加与一字不漏的照圣经经文写成歌,也因而帮我熟记了好一些经文。。。

很多人喜欢问我,创作了那么多歌和发行了16张专辑,哪些诗歌或唱片是我的最爱?我常不加以思索的就说:诗篇!
最大原因是诗篇都是神的话,没有丝毫我个人的意思或话语参杂其中,所以我觉得最特别。。。
而且很多首,我自己也很”厚脸皮“的觉得旋律也挺优美的,哈哈!

在这里跟你们介绍两首不同年代写的诗篇,一是1994年的“雀鸟”,和今年2011才写的“何等可爱”。
其实“何等可爱”1994也已经写完一个版本,可是始终都不满意,一直到今年从新写过才认为“感觉对了”!在教会教唱的时候,看到大家被摸着的反应,我知道时间到了!

In the earlier days, I was never interested or I never had any feeling for the Psalms in the Bible. Guess it is because my spiritual life had not grown to that level then?
Until the year 1994 when I was doing my second year Bible School, was I attracted and touched by Psalms. At that time I began to compose many songs from Psalms, sometimes even 3 to 4 songs a day!
I am also very grateful to God that I could write those verses into songs without adding or subtracting one word from the verses, and hence that helped me memorize many verses as well…

Many people like to ask, of all the many songs I have written or the 16 albums I have released, which song(s)or album(s) are my favourites? Without hesitation, I would always reply: Psalms!
The biggest reason is Psalms are all the words of God, not a single bit of my own thought or word inside, that is why I feel they are very special…
And also many of them, being rather “thick-skinned”, I feel that the melodies are quite nice too, haha!

Here I am going to share with you two songs written over different period of time, one was written in 1994 “Like a Bird”, and one written this year 2011 “How Lovely”.
In fact I wrote a version of “how Lovely” too in 1994 but was never satisfied with it, until this year when I re-wrote it, only then I felt it had the “correct feel”!
And when I taught it in church, looking at the congregation’s response and how they were touched, I knew the timing had come!

林義忠創作室 / GT Lim’s Creative Room

雀鳥 / Like a bird
詞 / Lyrics:詩篇 Psalms 124:7-8; 63:7-8
曲 / Music:林義忠 / GT Lim
(寫於 / Written on : 07-03-1994)

我们好像雀鸟,从捕鸟人的网罗里逃脱
网罗破裂,我们逃脱了
我们得帮助是在乎依靠
造天地之耶和华的名 耶和华的名

因为祢曾帮助我,
我就在祢翅膀的荫下欢呼
我心紧紧地跟随祢
祢的右手扶持我

We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare
The snare has been broken, and we have escaped
Our help is in the name of the LORD
The Maker of heaven and earth, of heaven and earth

Because you are my help
I sing in the shadow of your wings
My soul clings to you
Your right hand upholds me

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"何等可愛"(How lovely)
(詞/Lyrics:詩篇Psalm 84:1-4; 曲/Music:林義忠 GT Lim – 23/06/2011)

我羡慕渴想耶和华的院宇
我的心肠,我的肉体
向永生神呼吁

万军之耶和华
我的王,我的神啊
在你祭坛那里
麻雀为自己找着房屋
燕子为自己找着抱雏之窝
如此住在你殿中的便为有福
他们仍要赞美你

万军之耶和华啊你的居所何等可爱
万军之耶和华啊你的居所何等可爱

My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God

O Lord Almighty
My King and my God
A place near Your altar
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house
They are ever praising You

How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty

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忠式情歌。。。 GT’s Love Songs…

其实早期开始写歌时,我有一个梦想,就是把圣经正确的观念与真理写进“情歌”里,以流行歌曲的方式“感化”爱听歌的人。。。
所以,以前会尝试写“情歌”,但我的“情”不只限于男女感情,也包涵亲情、友情、家乡情等等。。。
但后来上帝仿佛没在这方面给我开路,反而引导我成为福音歌手,所以我就没花太多心思再写情歌。

最近兴起的“例外人”事工才又让我重新“启动”我情歌方面的创意资源,再加上最近学会用iPhone“自拍自录”YouTube videos,就突发其想,决定除了上载诗歌创作之外,也可以上载一些过去所写的,或可能也会创作新的“健康情歌”来鼓励大家。因此,也设立了“忠式情歌”这个部门,希望你们都会喜欢,更希望真的会帮助到一些人。。。

今天在这里介绍给你的“不要说”,有别于一般流行的情歌,总讲分手啦、伤害啦、对方对不起自己啦等等。。。这里鼓吹的是饶恕、宽容、接纳和努力建立真爱。。。

Actually in my earlier days of song-writing, I had a dream to integrate the right values of the Bible and truths into “love songs”, and to “rehabilitate” songs lovers through the pop culture…
So I would attempt to write “love songs” before but my “love” is not restricted to just love between a man and a woman but also includes family, friendship, homeland etc…
But it seemed God did not open the way for me in this field, but led me to become a Gospel singer, so I did not spend too much time and effort to try to write more love songs.

Only with the recent establishment of the ministry of “The Remnant”, was my creative resource for love songs “reactivated”, and also with my recently acquired knowledge of self-recording using iPhone for YouTube videos, I had the thought of uploading apart from my Gospel compositions, my old or perhaps future love songs too to encourage all. Hence, I set up the section for “GT’s Love Songs” as well, hope you will like it and even more so, hope these songs will really help others too…

And here today, this song I am introducing to you is different from the conventional love songs that normally talk about separation, hurts, how the other party did wrong etc… here, it is promoting forgiveness, understanding, acceptance and making effort to build up true love…

 

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忠式情歌 / GT’s love songs

“不要說” / “Don’t Say That”
詞曲/Lyrics and music: 林義忠 GT Lim

靜靜的 一句話也別說  Quietly, don’t say a word
就這樣緊握我的手  Just hold on tightly to my hand
讓我們甚麼也不要說  Let us not say anything at this moment
有時候沈默也是很好的  Sometimes silence is a good remedy too

不要說 一切都是妳的錯  Do not say it is entirely your fault
也不要說甚麼對不起我 And do not say however sorry you are to me
親愛的妳 請了解我  My dearest, do understand me
因為愛妳 我甚麼也能接受  Because I love you, I can handle all this

我不會只為了一點點的錯  I will not just over a little wrong
就讓妳這樣說要離開我  Let you say you will choose to go
我曾經對妳說過  I have told you long before
妳是否記得  Do you still remember
自從認識妳以後  Ever since I knew you
從來沒有後悔過  I have never regretted a thing

所以不要難過  So do not be upset
請相信我  Trust me please
對妳的愛 依然存留  My love for you remains
我只要妳靜靜的靠著我  All I want is for you to lean on me silently
我們還可以 從新來過  We can always start things all over again

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袮还在路口等着我。。。 Still Waiting For Me At The Junction…

 

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( Road to the Grand Canyon, USA )

 

林義忠詩歌創作
GT Lim’s composition (November 14th, 1988, Christchurch, NZ.)

祢还在路口等着我
( Still Waiting For Me At The Junction )

一步一步在这路上行走,有好多次感到疲惫软弱
但我不要停步 不想逗留,因为在路上有祢牵着我的手

不管路途多艰苦我也不要停步
因为有我的主伴我左右
有什么能代替这种幸福
永远有我的主伴我左右

可是为何啊我的主,每次走到交叉路口的时候
祢说走向左我偏去右,愚昧,、糊涂的选择走自己的路

放开祢的手走向自己的方向
路途怎么却越来越昏暗
这路原来领向无底的绝望
但却听到祢说回头是岸

我便往回走,身体充满伤口
眼前却看到祢伸出祢的手
祢还在路口等着我

我还没走到的时候,祢已跑向我
紧紧的抱住我说,祢爱我
我眼泪直流,惭愧的没有话好说
祢竟然还如此爱着我

Step by step I walk on this journey
There are many times I feel weary and weak
But I will not stop nor linger
For along the journey, You will be there to hold my hand

No matter how tough the journey is I will not give up
Because my Lord is always there beside me
Nothing can replace this happiness that I have
To have the Lord beside me forever

But why is it, O Lord
Each time when I reach a crossroads
When You tell me to go left, I will choose to go right
Foolishly and ignorantly I would choose to go my own way

Letting go of Your hand to walk my own direction
Why then is the journey getting darker and darker
Realizing this road leads to unending hopelessness
But to hear Your voice calling me to turn back to the right path

So I turn back with a wounded body
There ahead of me I see You stretching out Your hand
You are still there waiting for me at the junction

Before I could reach, You are already running towards me
Holding me tightly to say You love me
My tears roll down and I am too ashamed to say anything
How could You still love me so much

 

 

 

林義忠新加坡行程:2011五月。。。 GT Lim’s Singapore Schedule: May 2011

嗨!我又来新加坡布道了。。。很抱歉,因为太忙碌忘了把行程刊登。。。
Hi, I’m here to minister in Singapore again… I’m very sorry, I forgot to post my schedule as I was too busy…

 

我的聚会明天就开始了,希望大家不要只是自己来,一定要带新朋友哦。。。
My meetings start tomorrow, hopefully you not only come yourselves but bring new friends too…

May 4th Wed, 10am ( Mandarin ) :
Hinghwa Methodist Church, Level 4 Sanctuary,
93 Kitchener Road.

May 5th-8th, Lighthouse Evangelism :
5th Thu, 7:30pm : Lighthouse Tampines ( Mandarin and Hokkien )
6th Fri, 7:30pm   : Lighthouse Tampines ( English and Cantonese )
7th Sat, 7:00pm  : Lighthouse Woodlands ( English and Hokkien )
8th Sun, 9:00am & 11:15am : Lighthouse Woodlands ( English )
8th Sun, 3:15pm  : Lighthouse Tampines ( English )

May 7th Sat, 4:00pm ( Hokkien ):
Blessed Grace Church,
( 蒙恩教会 )
18, Arumugam Road.
05-01, Antioch @ MacPherson.

 

只要能呼吸就要珍惜-轻烟。。。 Treasure it while we still have breath – A Mist…

轻烟 A Mist

(词曲:林义忠)

即使我是一缕轻烟    Even if I were just a mist

瞬眼间消失在人间   Vanishing from the earth in the twinkling of an eye

我依然充满感恩        I would still be very grateful

有那么一点时间       To have that little time

萦绕在祢身边           To be around you


即使我是一滴露珠   Even if I were just the morning dew

出现片刻就消失        Appearing for just a little while

我依然情愿付出            I would still be willing to offer up myself

滋润一片小小的叶子   To nourish just a little leaf


只要能呼吸就要珍惜                 Treasure it while we still have breath

见到祢就欢喜                               It is always a joy to get to see you

短暂的生命遇见祢是奇迹        Encountering you in this short life is a miracle

只要能微笑就是美丽                 A smile is always beautiful

能宽容是勇气                             It takes courage to forgive

短暂的生命要珍惜在一起        Treasure the time we have together in this short life

要爱祢                                               I  just want to love you


澳门-打破我专辑销售记录。。。 Macau- broke my album sales record…

这次澳门之行的确很特别,可以说是一段谦卑之旅。。。
在那边根本没有人知道我们是谁。。。
This trip to Macau is really very special, it can be called a humbling journey…
Nobody actually knows who we are over there…

在那边认识了很多新朋友和其他乐团,仿佛个个唱得、弹得都比我们棒。。。
Got to know many new friends and bands there, seems that they all sing and play better than us…

下面一位是澳洲全民偶像 Guy Sebastian 的弟弟 Chris,歌声和才华不比哥哥逊色。。。
Below is Chris Sebastian, younger brother of Australian Idol Guy Sebastian, his singing and talent are not less than his brother’s…

按才华和歌艺可能比不上当晚表演的很多歌手和乐团,可是上帝偏偏就让例外人飞得那么高、那么远,这让我们看到一切都是神的恩典,因此不谦卑怎么行?
The Remnant may not be able to compete with many of the singers and bands that night, and yet God has allowed them to soar so high and so far, this really shows us it is all the grace of God, so how can we not be humble?

我们当然也有把专辑带来摆在摊子卖。。。
And of course we brought our CDs to be sold at the table…

销量也出乎意料之外,带着满满的来,也带着满满的回去。。。例外人专辑卖了五片,而我的卖了两片。。。
The sale was really unexpected too, we brought a full bag there and took a full bag home… The Remnant sold 5 CDs of theirs, and mine two…

我向上帝求一首歌,他说:为什么? I asked God for a song and He asked me: Why?

那是在1993年10月16日,我在新加坡东岭圣经学院的第一年。。。
That was in Oct 16th, 1993, my first year at Tung Ling Bible College, Singapore…

先让你们看看我“神学生”的样子,怎样?很阳光吧?哈哈。。。
Show you first my “Bible-school-student-look”, how? Very sunny huh? Haha…

事情的经过是这样的,我一直很想写一首歌让人听了很感动与超喜欢的,我想要有一首“代表作”。。。
所以我那天就很认真来到上帝面前,宣告禁食早餐和午餐。你要了解当时的我,禁一餐都会几乎要死,但为了要写一首很有恩膏的歌,我觉得那是很值得的。。。你赞成吗?

那天没课,我还乖乖留在神学院,没跟同学出去。。。自己一个人躲在一个小课室里,禁食祷告、赞美敬拜好几个小时,真的很摆上、很付出;我觉得自己还蛮伟大、爱主的。。。
我为我的谦卑感到骄傲。。。

The situation was such, I had always wanted to write a song that would really touch people or people would just love it upon listening, that is my own hit or “signature” song…
So I was very serious in coming to the Lord that day, I declared a fast on breakfast and lunch. You must understand, at that time it would almost kill me to fast even one meal, but for the sake of writing a very anointed song, I thought it was really worth it… don’t you agree?

There was no class that day, I stayed back in school like a good boy, not going out with friends… I hid myself in a small classroom, fasting and praying, praising and worshipping for hours, very sacrificial and committed; I felt I was quite great and really loved the Lord…
I felt proud of my humility…

好,给你看我那谦卑的“浩恋”(骄傲)脸。。。这也是在神学院拍的。。。
Ok, show you my humble proud face… this was also taken in the Bible school…

正当我觉得我的赞美敬拜和祷告都已经很够时,我跟上帝说:看吧,我已经很付出和认真的来亲近你了,所以来吧,给我一首很有恩膏的歌吧。。。
我就很努力的尝试去写,可怎么写来写去都没灵感。。。我有点不耐烦了,再说:怎么搞的,我都牺牲了那么多来亲近你,你连一首歌都不给我吗?

这时只听到上帝轻轻的在我心中说一句话,很温柔但如刀一样刺入我的心,他说:林义忠,你为什么亲近我?
只那么一句,我就懂他的意思了。。。我知道他很难过,因我亲近他只是为了自己得着好处,并不是自己想要亲近他,我顿时觉得好惭愧。。。

When I thought my praise and worship and prayers were very sufficient, I told God: Look, I am very serious and have sacrificed much to draw near to You, so come, give me a very anointed song…
Then I tried very hard to write, but no matter how I did not have any inspiration… so I was getting impatient and said again: What’s wrong? I have already sacrificed so much to draw near to You, can’t You even give me a song?

At that point, I just heard the Lord softly speak to my heart, very gentle but piercing into my heart like a knife, He said: GT, why do you draw near to me?
Just that one sentence, and I knew what He meant… I knew He felt sad because I came near to Him just for my own benefit, and not really because I myself longed to be near Him. I immediately felt very ashamed of myself…

过后,我不敢再求什么,我只是悔改,然后用一首歌把我的悔改表达出来,以下这首“亲近你的时候”,就是在那一刻写的。。。
After that, I dared to ask no more, I just repented and used a song to express my repentance, and the song “When I draw near to You” below, was written at that moment…

亲近你的时候 / When I draw near to You

当我亲近你的时候,抱着什么样的心情
哦主啊,唯有你看得清
当我亲近你的时候,我心里有什么动机
主啊,求你鉴察我的心

让我亲近你只单单因为我爱你
只因为喜欢和你在一起
让我亲近你只单单因为我爱你
只因为喜欢和你在一起

When I draw near to You, what is actually my feeling
O Lord, only You can see clearly
When I draw near to You, what is the motive inside
O Lord, do search and examine my heart

Let me draw near to You just because I love You
Just because I long to be with You
Let me draw near to You just because I love You
Just because I long to be with You

我开始创作诗歌的小房间。。。 The little room where I started writing songs…

说真正写完一首完整的歌是在1988年10月9日。。。
“完整”指的是有词也有曲,特别是曲,因之前都有尝试把别的歌“改词”,却总写不出曲来。。。
然后在那一天,上帝给了我词曲创作的恩赐。
永远不会忘记这一切都是从神而来,因我无音乐背景,完全不懂乐理;到今天,别说五线谱,连简谱都还不会看。
所以,有时候人家想请我分享及教导写歌经过,我真的不知道要讲什么。。。
对我来说,能创作那么多诗歌和后来到如今已出版了16张个人专辑真的是神迹!

October 9th, 1988 is the date I actually wrote a complete song…
“Complete” meaning a whole song with melody and lyrics, because before that I did attempt to “change” the lyrics of some other songs but was never able to write my own melody…
Then on that day, God gave me the gift of composing both lyrics and melody.
I will never forget this is all from God because I had no musical background, I knew nothing about music theory and till today, not to say music scores, I cannot even read simple notes…
That is why when sometimes people want to invite me to share and teach on writing songs, I really do not know what to talk about…
To me, to be able to write so many songs and eventually produced 16 personal albums to date is a real miracle indeed!

以下是我写了我生平第一首歌的小房间。。。在纽西兰基督城。。。
Below is the little room where I wrote my first song ever… in Christchurch, New Zealand…

刚搬进来时,房间比较旧,人也很老土。。。
The room was quite old when I first moved in, and I looked really square too…

新专辑终于发行了!希望你们会喜欢。。。 New album finally released! Hope you like it…

新专辑“这到底是谁”终于发行了,你们听了吗?希望你们会喜欢。。。
New album “Who Is This Really?” finally released, have you listened to it? Hope you do like it…

至于外地想订购的朋友,可联络我的同工晓薇。。。
For those outstation who wish to order, please contact my staff, Xiao Wei…

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