Monday, July 23, 2007

Hey, Preacherman James!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or at least Weird Al Yankovic seems to thinks so.

I hope that this is alright with Eric and Polly Rapp, but they now have their first cover band out here in the south-central part of the state. Some of Tim and Erich's kiddos, who call themselves 'Lutheran Chicks', have adopted and sang the Rapps' "Hey, Preacherman" to our own beloved pastor, Roger James.

Here is an mp3 and here are the lyrics:
Hey, Pastor James!

Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
It brings salvation to those who believe!
Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
You tell us were sinners and Christ died for me!

We want to know what you did last week on your summer vacation,
What you saw and where you went and who you visited!
But wait to tell us after the words that give salvation,
How He lived and how He died for me on the cross!

Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
You give us the Good News of God's Only Son!
Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
You give us His Body and give us His blood!

We love to see you in the front teaching Bible classes,
You answer all our questions and help us understand!
Standing up to read aloud and adjusting your eyeglasses,
That troublesome Revelation's no longer a mystery!

Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
Not with human wisdom, you tell it to us straight!
Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
You let us know we're foolish and lead us to the gate!

We're always looking forward to the next youth activity,
Now that Catechism's over, this is all we have!
We always have some question for 'Ask the Pastor Night',
You're ready with an answer and the answer is always right!

Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
You tell us of Jesus who bore all the blame!
Hey, Pastor James, you give us the Gospel,
When you preach the Gospel, you never are ashamed!


5 comments:

P. Rapp said...

Wow. First we made "Issues, Etc.," and I thought that was about the ultimate, but now we're on YouTube! I'm definitely flattered, not to mention tickled, delighted, flabbergasted, etc. etc. etc. Neat. Good job, girls! Can't wait to meet you in October!

USMC Vet said...

Its nice to finally see God getting some credit in this demented Blogger world. Keep on Keepin on!

Heidi said...

It's exciting to see teenagers respecting and honoring their pastor these days! Wow!

E. Rapp said...

I love it! And I am indeed flattered! "Standing up to read aloud and adjusting your eyeglasses - " what a marvelous detail!

Esther Maria said...

Thank you so much, Mr. and Mrs. Rapp, for allowing us to use your song. When we heard the original song, Hey Preacher Man, we realized what a great song to "edit" for our own dear Pastor.
The best part was being able to show how much we really do appreciate him (that and the hug ;)).

-One of the Lutheran Chicks