Songs & Hymns

He Came Down

(Praise)
This song from the Cameroon can be sung at any time of the year but is particularly suitable at Christmas. It can be sung with actions: start with both hands in the air, sweep them downwards across the body on the words 'he came down'. On 'love' cross your hands over your chest. For 'peace' make a dove with your thumbs overlapping and your fingers as wings. For 'hope' open your arms with palms upwards. On 'power' make both hands into fists and raise your arms. For 'joy' lift both hands and shake them.  You could add other values of your own - and some actions!

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He came down that we may have love;
He came down that we may have love;
He came down that we may have love;
Hallelujah for evermore.

(Leader: Why did he come?)

He came down that we may have peace;
He came down that we may have peace;
He came down that we may have peace;
Hallelujah for evermore.

(Leader: Why did he come?)

He came down that we may have hope;
He came down that we may have hope;
He came down that we may have hope;
Hallelujah for evermore.

(Leader: Why did he come?)

He came down that we may have power;
He came down that we may have power;
He came down that we may have power;
Hallelujah for evermore.

(Leader: Why did he come?)

He came down that we may have joy;
He came down that we may have joy;
He came down that we may have joy;
Hallelujah for evermore.

This arrangement © 2008 The Royal School of Church Music, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB.  This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. Please include title and author/composer in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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