Tag Archive - 诗歌创作,song-writing

透露另四名決賽选手! Another FOUR finalists revealed!

可怜金豹好像四围被骂的很惨!自己进不了决赛,新闻又报的不好,看来他应该快改行了。。。
Pitiful Golden Leopard seems to be attacked by all sides so badly! He did not make it to the final himself, and now is bad at reporting the news as well, seems like he should switch career soon….

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好吧,第六位!这个不得了!当记者问她猜测谁会进总决赛时,她毫无迟疑的第一个说她自己,而且她说这不是猜测,她说她已知道!她知道!!!所以称她为女先知一点都不为过!
对了,她就是大家最熟悉和被亲切称为悯母的溪妖铁(CL Tay)!据说那晚她献唱时,哭的哭、喊的喊、晕的晕、吐的吐、发作的发作,整个场面失控!怪只怪大家没听金豹劝告要先洁净自己才能听悯母的歌。连当天另两位评审都充满惊恐和颤抖恳求说:一定要给她进决赛!一定要给她进决赛!。。。因为他们深怕受审判!

悯母果然是怜悯之母,她知道总决赛不能出事,她为了大家的安危着想,她决定决赛时找一个代唱歌手代唱,就照悯母亲口说的:“这样比赛才能顺利完成,不会有太多突然发作事件产生。”
但悯母还是劝我们不可以掉以轻心,她不能担保不会出事,因为能力也在她的歌里!“我只希望代唱歌手能把整首歌平安唱完。。。”她语重心长的说。

那代唱歌手将会是谁呢?据说主办单位还在迫切寻找这种勇气可嘉,勇于冒险的歌手;如果你自认能胜任,不妨联络金豹接洽一下。。。

Ok, the 6th finalist! This one is amazing! When the reporter asked her who she would guess to be in the final, without hesitation the first person she said was herself! And she said she was not GUESSING, she ALREADY KNEW! SHE KNEW!!! So it is not a bit over-stating when we call her prophetess!
Yes, she is the very popular and fondly called Mother Mercy CL Tay! Reports said on that night she sang, some cried, some screamed, some fainted, some vomitted, some manifested, it was a real chaos, totally lost control! We can only blame the audience for not listening to Leopard’s advice to cleanse yourselves first before listening to Mercy’s singing. Even the two judges that night was filled with fear and trembling and they kept begging: Let her enter the final! Let her enter the final!… because they did not want to bring judgement on themselves!

And Mother Mercy is indeed full of mercy, she knows we cannot allow unpleasant incidences during the Final, so for the sake of the safety of all, she has decided to find a representing singer to sing her song in the final, we quote Mercy’s own words: “Only then can the final be carried out smoothly, sudden manifestations will be kept to the minimal.”
However, Mother continued to advise us not to take it too lightly as she cannot guarantee anything. “I can only hope the representing singer can finish singing the whole song safely…”, she said with a heavy heart.

Then who will this representing singer be? The organizer is still desperately seeking this singer with such courage and bravery to take up the challenge, if you think you are up to it, do contact Leopard to discuss…

警告!在看以下几张悯母溪妖铁的照片之前,请先洁净自己!
Warning! Before you look at Mothers Mercy CL Tay’s photos below, please cleanse yourselves first!

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接下来几位,金豹就不详细介绍了因时间有限,而且大家又急着想知道答案。。。
For the next few, Leopard will not introduce in details because of time and you all are also eager to know the answer…

第七位:真红(恨你脏妻,绿卡妈)
The 7th finalist: Jane Hong (Hen’s wife, Ricca’s mum)

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第八位:杀了得 (代唱歌手:金)
但是在总决赛很可能是女歌手唱这首歌,是不是杀了得自己唱,还是另找一位代唱歌手呢。。。?
日后必揭晓~

The 8th finalist: Charlotte (Representing singer: Kim)
But it could well be a female singer singing this song in the final, whether it is going to be Charlotte herself, or another representing singer…?
The answer will be known~

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第九位:恨你脏!
偷偷告诉你,我们的评审折腾组,给了恨你脏最高分!这跟他们师徒关系有关吗?还是恨你脏的歌真的那么好?身负这种负面传闻,恨你脏会不会一恨之下不出赛呢?会不会因此把位子让给原本没进决赛的选手呢。。。?

The 9th Finalist: Henry Chong!
Tell you secretly, our judge Jaydon Joo gave Henry the highest mark! Has this got to do with their sifu-student relationship, or is Henry’s song really good? Facing this kind of negative report, will Hen angrily abandon his right in the final and give his place to some other contestant not in the final…?

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现在九位进入决赛的选手都知道了,下一次报导将报告最后剩下的六位的名单,但如恨你脏不能承受负面传闻的压力而真的突然宣布退赛,那将会报告七位选手的名字。。。所以,你们是希望六位还是七位呢。。。?
那最后几位将要报告的又是谁呢?”我们唱的很大声“的饥民会不会在决赛当中呢?他是不是真的传闻中的内定冠军呢?
请锁定金豹惊爆更多新闻。。。

Now you know the nine contestants who have entered the final, the next report will reveal the remaining six, but if Hen cannot withstand the pressure of negative report and decides to withdraw suddenly, then we will announce seven… so do you hope for six or seven…?
Then who are the remaining ones yet to be announced? Will Kee Meng of “We Sing Loud” be in the final? Or is he really the pre-decided champion as rumoured???
Do log into more shocking news from Leopard…

我吉他彈得不好 I do not play the guitar well

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我吉他弹得不好 - 这句话其实是多余的!因为凡是会弹吉他,听过我弹吉他的人,不用说他们也知道我吉他弹得不好;但是这句话还是要说出来,因为很多不会弹吉他又不太会音乐的人,被我的外表和装出来的样式骗了,看以上的照片就知道我讲什么了,哈哈哈!

但事实上,我也没有想要骗人啦!只是我弹的时候很专注和认真(怕弹错),所以看起来才好像很会的样子。。。再看下面一张,是不是很认真?

I do not play the guitar well – this sentence is actually quite redundant! Because whoever knows how to play the guitar and has heard me play would know without being told that I do not play well. However, I must still say this out for many who do not know how to play the guitar and do not know music well have been “deceived” by my appearance and “act”. You would know what I mean by looking at the above photo. Hahaha!

But honestly I do not intend to “deceive” anyone! It is just that I look very focussed and serious when I play (scared of making mistakes), that is why I look as though I can play well…
See the photo below, do I not look very serious?

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怎么说吉他弹得不好呢?原因是手指按得不够力,所以出来的声音不够清脆好听;有一些和弦是需要一根手指按住六条线的,手指不够力就要借助 capo (音像福建话“鸡婆”),就是上图靠近我左手的小道具。如果没有 capo,有些歌我就会没办法弹或会弹得很难听了!

But why do I say I do not play the guitar well? Reason being my fingers do not press hard enough, so the sound that comes out does not sound that clear and nice. Some chords need you to press all six strings with one finger, and if your finger is not strong enough, you would need the help of the capo (sounds like the Hokkien word for busybodies – “kepo”). It is that little instrument near my left hand in the above photo. Without the capo, I will not be able to play some songs, or it will not sound nice when I play!

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早期“出道”或刚出来诗歌服事时很常都会自弹自唱,因为唱累了就可以缩短或尽快停,唱不上可以把调调低等等。。。可是后来要背的歌越来越多,和弦越来越复杂,技巧有限,再加上出门带把吉他也挺不方便的,渐渐的就用伴奏带比较多了。

When I first started going out to sing or serve in songs, I very often played the guitar myself because if I felt tired, I could shorten the song and stop faster, or when the song was too high, I could lower the key etc…. but towards the end, there were more and more songs to memorize, the chords were getting more and more complicated, my skill was limited, coupled with the inconvenience to bring a guitar while travelling, I began to use the minus-ones or soundtracks more.

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你可能说,那为什么不要努力把吉他练好?
你以为我不想啊?有些人没天分就没天分啊,好不好?我吉他都弹了三十年了还是这个水准,你还要我怎样?
再加上,现在的我那么忙碌,可怜我一下吧。。。

You may say, why do I not work hard to practise my skill well then?
You think I do not wish too? Some people just do not have the talent, ok? I have played the guitar for thirty years and still stuck at this level, what more do you require of me?
Plus right now I am really super busy, so do have mercy on me…

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那你可能又要问另一个问题:既然我吉他弹得不好,那我是怎么写歌的?
啊哈!奇妙就是奇妙在这里!
明明技巧就不好,明明只会基本的和弦,却也能创作出好几百首诗歌!这不是神的恩典是什么?这不是神迹是什么?
所以我说,我们这一生,决定你成功与否的不是你的背景或你拥有多少,而是你信靠和仰赖那全能的上帝多少~

Then you may want to ask another question:
Since I do not play the guitar well, how then do I write songs?
Ah ha! This is the amazing part!
Yes, obviously my skill is not good, and yes, obviously I only know the basic chords, and yet I could write hundreds of songs! If this is not God’s grace, tell me what is it? If this is not a miracle, tell me what is it?

So I say, in our lives, the deciding factor of our success does not lie with our background or how much we have, it depends on how much we trust and rely on the Almighty God~

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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…

 

林義忠創作室 / GT Lim’s Creative Room

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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诗歌创作:“蒙召为此”。。。 Song composition: “Called For This”…

寫經文詩歌應該是從1993年開始吧,因為那時在神學院每個禮拜都規定要背一些經文,把經文寫成歌,背起來容易多了。。。
也感謝主的恩典,讓我能夠一字不漏及一字不加的照着原來經文寫出來,而且也給我會喜歡的旋律。
跟你們分享這首我很喜歡的“蒙召為此”。。。

It must be the year 1993 when I first started writing Scriptural songs, it was because I was at Bible College then and it was required of us to memorize some verses each week. I found it much easier to memorize when I wrote the verses into songs…
Thank God for His grace too that He helped me to write directly from the actual verses without adding on or subtracting any words, and He also gave me the melodies that I like.
Share with you this one that I like very much “Called For This”…

“蒙召为此” (Called For This)
詞/Words:彼得前書/1Peter  2:21-25
曲/Music:林義忠 / GT Lim
(写于/Written on: 20/08/1993)

你们蒙召原是为此
(To this you were called)

因基督也为你们受过苦
(because Christ suffered for you)

给你们留下榜样
(leaving you an example)

叫你们跟随他的脚踪行
(that you should follow in his steps)

他并没有犯罪 口里也没有诡诈
(He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth)

他被骂不还口 受害不说威吓的话
(When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats)

只将自己交托那按公义 审判人的主
(Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly)

他被挂在木头上 亲身担当了我们的罪
(He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree)

使我们既然在罪上死 就得以在义上活
(so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness)

因他受的鞭伤 你们便得了医治
(by his wounds you have been healed)

你们从前好像迷路的羊
(For you were like sheep going astray)

如今却归到你们灵魂的牧人 监督了
(but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

我不会写歌了! I don’t know how to write songs anymore!

我不会写歌了!
I don’t know how to write songs anymore!

那段日子我真的是这样想过,特别是2003年。。。几天前翻开我旧创作歌本而回想起。。。
发现原来2003年就只写了一首歌!然后我也读旁边与下面的笔录。。。

During that period of time, I really had such a thought, especially in 2003… I recalled those days when I turned the pages of the song book of my older compositions…
I discovered I only wrote but one song in the year 2003! And I read too my notes I wrote down beside and below that song…

下面写着我已怀疑自己失去这恩赐,所以当写完“爱到永远”时都不会分辨这首歌好听不好听,却只有感恩无论如何还是写完了一首歌。。。

没写歌其中一个原因是有好几年我的喉咙出现严重状况,只要是不在台上我就无法好好唱歌,私底下无论是要灵修敬拜或尝试要写歌都会唱得非常辛苦,常常失声、走调,或唱不上。。。
久而久之私底下就放弃唱歌了,也逐渐失去写歌的灵感或因为我的状况而根本没心情写,所以也渐渐有这个隐忧在心中,认为说:我不会写歌了!

是什么又激发我写歌的恩赐呢?我当时写完”爱到永远“也有记录下来。。。
原来是去了印尼棉兰诗歌布道后,回程在飞机上的感动。。。

Below wrote, I wondered whether I had already lost my song-writing gift, that was why after completing “Love Forever” I was not even sure whether the song was nice, but I was grateful nonetheless then because at least I could complete a song…

The reason I did not write songs then was, for a few years I encountered serious vocal or throat problem. As long as I was not on stage, I was not able to sing properly. Privately, whether wanting to worship during my quiet time or attempting to write songs, it was a torture just to sing, I often lost my voice, sang out of key or could not reach high notes…
So after a while, I gave up singing during my private time, and I began to lose the inspiration to write or I simply had no mood to write at all due to my condition. So I slowly had that nagging concern in my heart: I don’t know how to write songs anymore!

What motivated my song-writing gift again? I recorded that after completing “Love Forever” too…
It was the conviction I received in the flight on my way home after my evangelistic concert in Medan, Indonesia…

因之前的“牵我的手”和其他福建诗歌在棉兰引起的共鸣,和救了许多灵魂,让我自觉惭愧为什么没有善用上帝给我的写歌恩赐来继续创作,祝福听福建话的社群。。。
但我的另一个问题是,我的福建词汇非常有限,所懂的福建词句就只那么几个,感觉是已江郎才尽!所以,我在飞机上就跟上帝认罪悔改因我没继续认真写歌,但也求他印证是还要我写福建歌,若是他就要给我新的感动。。。结果上帝就以这首“爱到永远”给了我印证,也让我发现在我糟糕的喉咙状况之下,在我软弱和放弃的当儿,他对我的爱是不改变的。。。

Because of the previous “Khan Gua e Chiu” (Hold My Hand) and other Hokkien songs that won good rapport in Medan, and saved many souls, I felt ashamed that I did not properly use the gift God gave me to continue writing songs to bless the Hokkien community…
But I had one other problem, my Hokkien language is limited, I thought my Hokkien vocabulary was totally used up and I felt I had nothing more to offer! So in the flight I repented to God for not continuing to write songs seriously, and I prayed for His confirmation too that if He wanted me to write Hokkien songs again, then He would have to give me new inspirations…
As a result, God used this song “Love Forever” to confirm, also to show me despite my terrible throat condition and in the midst of my weaknesses and giving-up, God’s love for me was still unchanging…

 

感谢主,“爱到永远”也是一首感动了很多人的歌。。。可是之后,我又没写歌了!很大的原因跟我的喉咙有关,结果2004年也只写了三首歌,而且没有一首是福建歌!
好吧,那就改天再跟你们分享我其他写歌的故事吧。。。
Thank God “Love Forever” is also a song that touches many people… But after that, I stopped writing again! The biggest reason was to do with my throat condition, so I managed to write three songs only as well in 2004, and none was a Hokkien song!
Oh well, I shall share with you some other song-writing stories again some other day…

 

但有一件事我很清楚知道,若不是上帝,我真的是不会写歌。。。
But one thing for sure, if not for God, I really don’t know how to write songs…

 

 

 

轻烟车站。。。一首歌的魅力。。。 Misty station… The charm of a song

出了16张专辑过后,依我个人的观察和经验,到底有什么因素能让一首诗歌很有魅力或吸引人?
最重要的当然是属灵方面,即恩膏和生命力的部分。
这方面是需要很长与很多的讨论,但今天我要讲的是其他“技术性”的因素。。。
那,最简单不过的理由当然是动人的旋律,和优美感人的歌词。。。

最近因着几场表演,我发现原来配合诗歌所编的美丽舞蹈也可以让人倍受感动,而注意到或被某诗歌吸引!
2010年结束前受邀在一些场合的圣诞倒数和新年倒数演唱会表演,刚好不久前从中国来的一位信主的前国家舞蹈教练受上帝感动,主动要求教导我们教会年轻人几支动人舞蹈,刚好派上用场!

After releasing 16 albums, from my own observation and experience, what elements will actually cause a song to be charming and attractive?
Of course the most important is the spiritual aspect, i.e. the anointing and the life of a song.
This aspect needs a lot of and very long discussion, but today I just want to talk about the other “technical” elements…
In that case, the simplest reason will be appealing melody plus touching and great lyrics…

Due to a few recent performances, I discovered beautifully choreographed dances accompanying a song can be very touching as well, and can cause people to notice and be attracted by that song!
Before the end of 2010, I was invited to perform in a few Christmas and New Year Countdown concerts. It just so happened slightly before that, a Christian ex-national dance coach from China was convicted by God, and she personally requested to teach our young people some very attractive dances, so we were able to present those dances then!

结果我们呈献“轻烟”和“车站”,虽然舞蹈员还不够熟练,教练说还不够资格上台,但却有非常好的反应和深获观众们的好评,的确带来很大的震撼!
单看照片,我想你们也可以感受到舞蹈员的用心和认真,也让这两首歌增添几许魅力。。。

So we presented “A Mist” and “Station”. Though the dancers were still not very familiar with the dances, and the coach said they were not up to the standard to perform yet, they were met with very good response and received very good comments from the audience. It really made a big impact!
Just by looking at the photos, I believe you can also feel the commitment and seriousness of the dancers, and they truly added to the charm of these two songs…

“轻烟”是清一色女子伴舞。。。犹如一群天使围绕。。。
“A Mist” presents all lady dancers… as if surrounded by angels…

“车站”则是清一色男生,也是我们第一次只有男生跳的舞蹈!
“Station” on the other hand presents only guys, and it was the first time we ever had a “just guys” dance!


他们的一些动作真的让我很讶异!
Some of their steps did really surprise me!

一流的灯光也为表演添色不少。。。
Amazing lighting also added to the colours of the performances…

当然能有这样的荣幸服事神、传福音,一切感恩和荣耀都归给主!
Of course to have such an honour to serve God and spread the Gospel, all thanks and glory be unto God alone!

有奖猜歌比赛。。。 Win a prize for guessing the right songs…

又到了年底蒙福排行榜投票时刻。。。今年到底哪些歌将挤入我们教会最爱的20首诗歌排行榜里呢?
前五名又会是哪几首呢?
这里 GT 又给你们得奖的机会了,不是蒙福教会或外地的也可以参与哦。。。

It’s that time of the year when we are voting for Blessed Top 20 again… Which 20 songs will squeeze into our church’s favourite songs chart this year?
And which will be the top 5 songs?
Here GT is giving you a chance to win a prize again, you can participate even if you are not from Blessed Church or not in Kuching…

要如何得奖呢?How to win the prize?

1) 首位准确按排名猜中2010年蒙福诗歌排行榜”前面五首歌的将得第一奖,第二、第三奖也如是决定。
The first person to guess the Top 5 songs in all correct order for “2010 Blessed Top 20” shall be the 1st prize winner.
The 2nd and 3rd prize winner will be decided accordingly as well.
(*要猜对前5首!Must guess right the first 5 songs!)

2) 若无人准确按排名猜中所有五首,答案最靠近者将得奖。
Should no one guess all the Top 5 songs correctly in the right order, the winner will be based upon the closest answer.

3) GT 有权做最后决定。(你有意见吗?哈哈 ^^)
GT’s decision is final. ( Do you have any issue with that? Haha ^^)

4) 截止日期 / Closing date : 12pm. 31/12/2010.

5) 奖品 / Prizes :
第一名 / 1st prize : 任选林义忠专辑 5 张。 Choose any 5 of GT Lim’s albums.
第二名 / 2nd prize : 任选林义忠专辑 3 张。 Choose any 3 of GT Lim’s albums.
第三名 / 3rd prize : 任选林义忠专辑 2 张。 Choose any 2 of GT Lim’s albums.

(*每奖项只限一人 。若外地者得奖,奖品会寄给你。
Each prize is limited to ONE person only. The prize will be sent to you if you are from outstation.)

**提示 / Tips :
一般上前几名都会是今年才教的新歌,所以若不清楚今年蒙福教会有哪些新歌,以下提供一些给你参考:
Normally the top few songs are new songs taught this year, so if you are not sure what new songs Blessed Church sing this year, the following are some for your reference:

1)高分贝的赞美  Gao fen bei de zan mei

2)蒙召为此 (你们蒙召原是为此)Ni men meng zhao yuan shi wei ci

3)你的话 Thy Word

4)主耶稣爱你也爱我 (客家歌)Zhu ye su ai ni ye ai wo (Hakka song)

5)唱唱唱 Sing Sing Sing

6)称颂主耶和华的圣名 Baruch Hashem Adonai

7)爸爸的小孩  Ba ba de xiao hai (Father’s child)

8)我不明白你 (福建)Gua beh bang pek li (Hokkien)

9)一路走 (有什么歌。。。)(福建)  Ci loh kia (Ooh sia mi kua…) (Hokkien)

10)真 (福建) Zhen / Na khui gua e sim… (Hokkien)

11)呼求  Hu qiu

12)这争战属于耶和华  The battle belongs to the Lord

13)在我这个世代  In my generation

但说不定新编的舞蹈“轻烟”会把这首歌再推上榜哦!
But who knows the new dance “A Mist” might push this song into the chart again?

或者只有男生跳的“车站”?
Or the male-only “Station”?

但也不要轻看我们的常青树“牵我的手”哦。。。还有唯一的客家新歌。。。
But don’t under-estimate our evergreen “Hold My Hand (Khan Gua e Chiu)” too… Also, the only new Hakka song…

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