Scripture Songs by Jeanne Tomlinson

One of Jeanne Tomlinson's desires for many years has been to communicate the Word of God in "songs, hymns and spiritual songs" (Ephesians 5:19). For most of her adult life, Jeanne has sung and played guitar or piano with children and adults, teaching them God's truth through simple Bible-based songs, both her own and those of others. Over the years, Jeanne has written about 30 songs mostly with texts taken from the Bible. In 1990, she attempted to record some of these and get them published, but with the trials of her husband's brain surgeries and other pressures, she had to concentrate on other, more pressing needs.

Now that Jeanne is battling cancer and is too weak to even think of these old projects, her family thought it would cheer her up to be able to hear them performed a little more professionally. Her brother Dave has a MIDI studio and recently brought some of these songs to life with strings, brass, and other instruments, using Jeanne's own voice and guitar from that old 1990 tape. He selected four songs especially appropriate for someone undergoing trials and needing courage -- songs Jeanne had written years before to encourage others. After arranging, performing and recording them over several long, late nights, he rushed the tape to her bedside on May 28, 2000. Jeanne was greatly encouraged by the music! We hope you will be, too.

Note: The voice and guitar parts were imported from a cassette made without professional recording equipment. They have been enhanced as much as possible, but we trust the listener will understand that they are especially meaningful "as is" using Jeanne's own voice, considering what she has suffered. In this way we can hear the words coming out of her own heart.


Scripture Songs by Jeanne Tomlinson (MP3 format)

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Why Are You Downcast, O My Soul? (Psalm 42:5)
Song Length: 1 min 20 sec
File Size: 1351kb

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior, and my God!

My Grace Is Sufficient for You (II Corinthians 12:9)
Song Length: 2 min 30 sec
File Size: 2,566kb

My child, are you troubled with a thorn in your flesh?
My child, are you are pressured by pain?
My child, are you distressed when disappointments come,
And your dreams have been broken again?
My grace is sufficient for you,
My grace is sufficient for you;
For power is perfected in weakness--
My grace is sufficient for you.

Be Strong and Courageous (Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 41:10)
Song Length: 3 min
File Size: 3,067kb

When danger strikes and fear grips my heart,
I cry to God, and run to His arms;
He comforts me and says "Do not fear,
Trust in Me and remember My word.
Be strong and courageous,
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Do not tremble or be dismayed,
For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

"Do not fear, for I am with you,
Do not be afraid, for I am your God,
I will strengthen you, and help you,
I will uphold you by My righteous right hand,
I will strengthen you, and help you,
I will uphold you by My righteous right hand."

May Christ Be Seen In Me (instrumental only)
Song Length: 1 min 30 sec
File Size: 1,515kb

May Christ be seen in me,
His love and His purity,
I want the world my Lord to see:
May Christ be seen in me.