Found anothe song book switch that is interesting....

by elderelite 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • elderelite

    Again, sorry for getting a song stuck in your head.




    2. Though thousands will be falling,

    Yes, at your very side,

    Ten thousand at your right hand,

    No harm will you betide.

    You will not need to quake with fear,

    As though great harm to you were near.

    Your eyes will merely see it,

    As ’neath God’s wings you’ll abide.

    The new says...


    2. Though thousands will be falling

    Along your very side,

    Among those who are loyal,

    In safety you’ll reside.

    You will not need to quake with fear,

    As though great harm to you were near.

    Your eyes will merely see it,

    Underneath God’s wings you’ll abide.

    a briliant stroke, changing it from looking to God for protection, to "staying with those that are loyal" I.E. in the congregation and more specfically, under the direction of the slave class.

    *edited out whole song to make the post more readable*

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    God has wings?

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    It's a bit spooky, isn't it? They clearly put some thought into this.

  • darthfader

    Funny thing.. I totally forgot the melody to that song until I read the lyrics.. Even though my wife and I have been faded for years -- I am still surprised and the way the Organization works in little devious ways to further the control. I really feel for those who are still in...


  • serenitynow!

    That just brought a tear to my eye. That was one of my favorite songs, I really enjoyed singing it. Tell me did they pervert Keep your eyes on the prize? I hope not, that song stirs up a lot of memories.

  • elderelite

    Per your request. It looks the same to me. We have only used it once I think...




    1. When eyes of blind ones see again

    And ears of deaf ones hear again,

    When deserts blossom as the rose

    And from parched ground fresh water flows,

    When lame ones leap just like the hart,

    When loved ones never have to part,

    Such blessed times you’ll realize,

    If you keep your eyes on the prize.

    2. When tongues of mute ones speak again,

    When old ones will be young again,

    When earth will yield her rich increase

    And all good things will never cease,

    When songs of children fill the air,

    When joy and peace are ev’rywhere,

    Then, too, you’ll see the dead arise,

    If you keep your eyes on the prize.

    3. When wolves and lambs will feed as one,

    When bears and calves bask in the sun,

    A mere young boy will lead them all,

    And they will heed his childish call.

    When tears belong to yesterday,

    When fears and pain have passed away,

    You’ll see how God these things supplies,

    If you keep your eyes on the priz

  • Finally-Free
    God has wings?

    So does Rocco. Coincidence? I think not.


  • Soldier77

    They changed Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. They changed the musical arrangement as well. I first sang it about a month ago at my last meeting and thought, ohhh they didn't change this one! Cool! Not a split second later, changed musical arrangment and words. I stopped singing, I was pissed.

  • snowbird

    Haven't they heard of the maxim, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?



  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    But it was broke, Sylvia. There was way too much Jesus and not enough FDS/GB. They solved that problem.

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