I want to tell you about a man named Jesus.
I don’t care what you need, he will do it – suddenly
It don’t take all day, all night,
but he will do it suddenly
I find the ad libs by Vanessa Bell Armstrong to be quite powerful! Backed by a great choir, this song’s ad libs alone give new meaning to the 3 scriptures cited below. The lyrics, to be featured in Part 2 of this post, are simple but powerful too.
The lead singer adds a vibrant dimension to “Suddenly” by the New Birth Total Praise Choir featuring Vanessa Bell Armstrong (Bishop Eddie L. Long, based in Atlanta GA).
- Luke 8: 40 – 48 (Woman touches the hem of Jesus’ garment)
- Act 16: 16 – 26 (Paul and Silas in jail until God shows up)
Vanessa Bell Armstrong:
Now let me tell you a story, of somebody who needed a touch
They had issues, they had issues with God and they thrashed their way. They thrashed their way through the crowd
They had to get through, but they knew, if I can just touch the hem of his garment
If I can just touch . . . I’d be made whole, yeah . . .
What you gotta do if you need a touch from the Lord?
Reach up! Reach up! Yeah!
Touch Jesus, he’ll make you whole
He’ll change what it means to you. Yeah!
He’ll give you a new high
He’ll give you a new joy
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
He did it, he did it for me
When I looked around it was done
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah! Hey!
Thank you Jesus!
But your many enemies will become like fine dust,
the ruthless hordes like blown chaff.
Suddenly, in an instant, the Lord Almighty will come
with thunder and earthquake and great noise,
with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire
Isaiah 29: 5 – 6 NIV
To be continued