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Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak

 

Royal Court Productions

is a ministry arm of

Faith City Ministries

 

  

The Midi Files

provided on this page

were created by

Patty Coons

 for Royal Court's

2003 performance of

Godspell.

  

  

Every effort has been

made to make these

files as accurate to the

Godspell orchestration

score and instrumentation

as possible, and are

intended to be used for

live performances.

  

   Anyone else wishing to

use these files for their own performances is welcome

to them, at no charge.

We put hours of work

into preparing them, and

hope that they will get

as much use as possible.

 

We would, however, enjoy

hearing about your

production.

  

We appreciate knowing

that others are benefiting

from and enjoying all our

hard work.

 

Please email us at:

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Thanks!!

   

  

A Lesson in Relationships

 

Sharon finds herself in trouble when she is angry with her brother

  

Kathleen has to leave her gift by the altar until she makes peace with CJ

Make peace with your enemies before you land in jail

"Let me out of here..."

   

Go to Song Lyrics and MIDI files:

Prepare Ye the Way

Save the People

Day by Day

We Beseech Thee

O Bless the Lord

All for the Best

All Good Gifts

John calls out the disciples

Light of the Word

Alas For You

By My Side

Beautiful City

On the Willows

Finale

Day by Day (Reprise)

  

PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD

MIDI File

  

Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Prepare ye the way of the Lord
Prepare ye the way of the Lord

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Preparing the way for the Lord's coming

"I baptize you with water"

"God Save the People"

  

  

Jesus marks his followers with "colors"

A red arm band for each

  

  

 

Jesus leads the disciples in some fun...

before he tells the story of 

"The Judge and the Widow"

  

  

 

"God have mercy on me..."

Michael as the tax collector is

surprised to receive God's exaltation

 

  

  

SAVE THE PEOPLE

MIDI File 

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When wilt thou save the people?
Oh God of mercy, when?
The people, Lord, the people,
Not thrones and crowns, but men!
Flow'rs of thy heart, o God, are they;
Let them not pass, like weeds, away,
Their heritage a sunless day.
God save the people.

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Shall crime bring crime forever,
Strength aiding still the strong?
Is it thy will, o Father,
That men shall toil for wrong?
"No", say thy mountains;
"No", say thy skies;
Man's clouded sun shall brightly rise,
And songs be heard instead of sighs.
God save the people.

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When wilt thou save the people?
Oh God of mercy when?
The people, Lord, the people,
Not thrones and crowns, but men!
God save the people, for thine they are,
Thy children as thy angels fair.
God save the people from despair.
God save the people.
Oh God save the people!
God save the people!
Oh God save the people!

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When wilt thou save the people?
O God of mercy when?
The people, Lord, the people,
Not thrones and crowns, but men!
God save the people!
Oh God save the people, save us,
For thine they are, for thine they are.
Thy children as they angels fair:
O, God save the people,
Save the people,
God save the people,
From despair.
God save the people!
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God save the people,
O, God save the people,
God save the people,
O, God save the people,
God save the people,
God save the people,
God save the people.
God save the people.
God save the people!

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"Three things I pray"

Emily sings to Jesus the international

hit song from Godspell  

 

DAY BY DAY

MIDI File 

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Day by day
Day by day
Oh Dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly
Day by day

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Jesus separates the sheep from the goats

 

A Lesson in Mercy:

The King and the Debtor

 

Called before his master, CJ discovers that his debt runs into the millions...

...but when he has no way to repay it,

the King forgives him just because

he asks for mercy

 

The other servants are

thankful for the Master's mercy

"Lets hear it for the Master"

Give me an "M"...

 

But CJ is not merciful.

Finding a fellow servant, who

owes him few dollars...

...he threatens to jail Kenneth unless

he can pay, even though he begs

for mercy

 

So angry is the Master when he learns about it, that he

condemns CJ to torment

 

  

  

Kathleen as the "Good Samaritan" rescues

CJ when he is attacked by bandits in this

"finger puppet" parable

  

  

Maybe this is why directors hate it when actors miss practice...

When the director, Patty, has to "fill in" for a rehearsal, she finds herself tormented by the guys in Hell ... 

...while the other ladies get to enjoy

Heaven in the parable of

The Rich Man and Lazarus.

  

"We Beseech Thee"

Come sing about love...

 

WE BESEECH THEE

MIDI File 

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Father, hear thy children's call
Humbly at thy feet we fall
Prodigals confessing all
We beseech thee, hear us!

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We thy call have disobeyed
Into paths of sin have strayed
And repentance have delayed
We beseech thee, hear us!

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Come sing about Love!
That made us first to be
Come sing about Love!
That made the stone and tree
Come sing about Love!
That draws us lovingly
We beseech thee, hear us!

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Sick! We come come to thee for cure
Guilty! We seek thy mercy sure
Evil! We long to be made pure
We beseech thee, hear us!
Blind! We pray that we may see
Bound! We pray to be made free
Stained! We pray for sanctity
We beseech thee, hear us!

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Come sing about Love!
That made us first to be
Come sing about Love!
That made the stone and tree
Come sing about Love!
That draws us lovingly
We beseech thee, hear us!

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By the gracious saving call
Spoken tenderly to all
Who have shared man's guilt and fall
We beseech thee, hear us!
By the love that longs to bless
Pitying our sore distress
Leading us to holiness
We beseech thee, hear us!
Grant us all from earth to rise
And to strain with eager eyes
Towards the promised Heavenly prize
We beseech thee, hear us!

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Come sing about Love!
That made us first to be
Come sing about Love!
That made the stone and tree
Come sing about Love!
That draws us lovingly
We beseech thee, hear us!

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BLESS THE LORD

MIDI File 

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Oh bless the Lord my soul
His grace to thee proclaimed
And all that is within me join
To bless His holy name
Oh yeah


Oh bless the Lord my soul
His mercies bear in mind
Forget not all His benefits
The Lord to thee is kind He will not always chide
He will with patience wait
His wrath is ever slow
To rise
Oh bless the Lord
And ready to abate
And ready to abate
Oh yeah!


Oh bless the lord
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul! He pardons all thy sins
Prolongs thy feeble breath
He heals thine infirmities
And ransoms thee from death
He clothes thee with his love
Upholds thee with his truth
And like an eagle he renews
The vigor of thy youth And bless His holy name
Whose grace hath made thee whole
Whose love and kindness crowns
Thy days


Oh bless the lord
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul! Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul!
Bless the lord my soul
Oh bless the lord my soul!
Bless the lord, bless the lord
My soul!
Bless the lord my soul!

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"O Bless the Lord my Soul"

Sharon leads the group in praise

 

 

 

 "All for the Best"

 

When you feel sad... 

 

Some men are born to live  at ease...

  

ALL FOR THE BEST

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When you feel sad, or under a curse
Your life is bad, your prospects are worse
Your wife is sighing, crying,
And your olive tree is dying,
Temples are graying, and teeth are decaying
And creditors weighing your purse...
Your mood and your robe
Are both a deep blue
You'd bet that Job
Had nothin' on you...
Don't forget that when you get to
Heaven you'll be blessed..
Yes, it's all for the best...

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Some men are born to live at ease, doing what they please,
Richer than the bees are in honey
Never growing old, never feeling cold
Pulling pots of gold from thin air
The best in every town, best at shaking down
Best at making mountains of money
They can't take it with them, but what do they care?
They get the center of the meat, cushions on the seat
Houses on the street where it's sunny..
Summers at the sea, winters warm and free
All of this and we get the rest...
But who is the land for? the sun and the sand for?
You guessed! It's all for the best...

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Don't forget that when you get to Heaven you'll be blessed!
Yes, it's all for the.....(all your wrongs will be redressed..)
Yes, it's all for the.....(you must never be distressed....)
Yes, it's all for the.....(someone's got to be oppressed!)
Yes, it's all for the best!!!

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The Beautitudes

  "Did you know your foot says 'Victory'?"

Jesus teaches the disciples

about being blessed

 

  

   

  Jesus points Sharon towards God

  

 

  

"You are the Light of the World"

  

LIGHT OF THE WORLD

MIDI File 

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You are the light of the world!
You are the light of the world!
But if that light is under a bushel,
Brrr, it's lost something kind of crucial
You got to stay bright to be the light of the world

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You are the salt of the earth
You are the salt of the earth
But if that salt has lost it's flavor
It ain't got much in its favor
You can't have that fault and be the salt of the earth!

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(chorus):
So let your light so shine before men
Let your light so shine
So that they might know some kindness again
We all need help to feel fine (let's have some wine!)

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You are the city of God
You are the city of God
But if that city's on a hill
It's kinda hard to hide it well
You've got to stay pretty in the city of God

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(chorus):
So let your light so shine before men
Let your light so shine
So that they might know some kindness again
We all need help to feel fine (let's have some wine!)

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You are the light of the world
You are the light of the world
But the tallest candlestick
Ain't much good without a wick
You've got to stay bright to be the light of the world or
You've got to live right to be the light of the world

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 The Parable of the Sower

 

Kathleen tells the story of the seeds

The seed on the hard ground gets

eaten by the birds

 

The seed on the rocks has

no roots and withers

 

The seed among the weeds

gets choked to death

 

"All Good Gifts"

  

 

ALL GOOD GIFTS

MIDI File 

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We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land..
But it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand..
He sends us snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain...
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain...

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All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above
So thank the Lord, oh thank the Lord for all his love...

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We thank thee then, O Father, for all things bright and good,
The seedtime and the harvest, our life our health our food,
No gifts have we to offer for all thy love imparts
But that which thou desirest, our humble thankful hearts!

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All good gifts around us
Are sent from Heaven above..
So thank the Lord, oh thank the Lord for all his love..

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I really wanna thank you Lord!

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Kathleen plays the recorder

during "All Good Gifts"

  

A Lesson about Worrying

Emily is concerned about what to wear

 

 

until she remembers that all good gifts

come from heaven above

 

  

"All Good Gifts"

 

 

 

According to John, up in heaven

there millions of angels about

"yay by yay"

 

The Prodigal Son

Father CJ and his sons

Kenneth and Mark

 

 Armed with half his father's money,

Kenneth hops his cycle and heads

off for riotous living

 

But when the money is gone,

so are his "friends"

 

 Coming to his senses, Kenneth heads

home, seeking his father's forgiveness

 

ALAS FOR YOU

MIDI File

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Alas alas for you
Lawyers and pharisees
Hypocrites that you be
Searching for souls and fools to forsake them
You travel the land you scour the sea
After you've got your converts you make them
Twice as fit for hell!
As you are yourselves!

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Alas, alas for you
Lawyers and pharisees
Hypocrites that you are
Sure that the kingdom of Heaven awaits you
You will not venture half so far
Other men that might enter the gates you
Keep from passing through!
Drag them down with you!
You snakes, you viper's brood
You cannot escape being Devil's food!
I send you prophets, I send you preachers
Sages and rages and ages of teachers
Nothing can bar your mood

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Alas, alas for you
Lawyers and pharisees
Hypocrites to a man
Sons of the dogs who murdered the prophets
Finishing off what your fathers began
You don't have time to scorn and to scoff
It's getting very late!
Vengeance doesn't wait!
You snakes, you viper's brood
You cannot escape being Devil's food!
I send you prophets, I send you preachers
Sages and rages and ages of teachers
Nothing can bar your mood

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Blind guides, blind fools
The blood you spilt
On you will fall!
This nation, this generation
Will bear the guilt of it all!

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Alas, alas alas for you!
Blind fools!!

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As a rich man, CJ overloads his barn, 

Sherry, with all his wealth and prepares

to take life easy, unaware that God

has other plans for him

   

 

A Lesson in Consequences:

 

"Did I do That?"

Kathleen is surprised when her actions lead to a fight between the others

 

 

Mark, as a Pharisee, prays

  

 

  

  "Beautiful City"

BY MY SIDE

MIDI File

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Where are you going?
Where are you going?
Can you take me with you?
For my hand is cold
And needs warmth
Where are you going?

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Far beyond where the horizon lies
Where the horizon lies
And the land sinks into mellow blueness
Oh please, take me with you

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Let me skip the road with you
I can dare myself
I can dare myself
I'll put a pebble in my shoe
And watch me walk (watch me walk)
I can walk
I can walk!

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I shall call the pebble Dare
I shall call the pebble Dare
We will walk, we will talk together
We will talk about walking
Dare shall be carried
And when we both have had enough
I will take him from my shoe, singing
"Meet your new road!"
Then I'll take your hand
Finally glad
Finally glad
That you are here
By my side

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By my side
By my side
By my side

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(Spoken- Judas)
Then the man they called Judas Iscariot
Went to the chief priests, and said
"What will you give me to betray Him to you?"
They paid him thirty pieces of silver.

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(Spoken- Peggy)
And from that moment, he began to look out for an opportunity
To betray Him.

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By my side
By my side
By my side
By my side

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BEAUTIFUL CITY 

(1973)

MIDI File 

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Come sing me sweet rejoicing
Come sing me love
We're not afraid of voicing
All the things
We're dreaming of
Oh, high and low,
And everywhere we go

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We can build
A beautiful city
Yes we can
Oh yes we can
We can build
A beautiful city
Call it out
And call it the city of man

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We don't need alabaster
We don't need chrome
We've got our special plaster
Take my hand (Take my hand)
I'll take you home (I'll take you home!)
We see nations rise
In each other's eyes (in each other's eyes!)

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We can build (we can build)
A beautiful city (a beautiful city)
Yes we can
Oh yes we can
We can build (we can build)
A beautiful city (a beautiful city)
Call it out
And call it the city of man

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Come sing me sweet rejoicing
Come sing me love
We're not afraid of voicing
All the things (all the things)
We're dreaming of (we're dreaming of)
Oh, high and low,
And everywhere we go (everywhere we go)

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We can build (we can build)
A beautiful city (a beautiful city)
Yes we can
Oh yes we can
We can build (we can build)
A beautiful city (a beautiful city)
Call it out
And call it the city of man

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"By My Side"

The disciples gather around Jesus to offer him comfort and loyalty as he nears the end

  

"Boruch atoh Adonoy Elohaynu"

Jeremy, as Jesus, offers the blessing

in Hebrew as he presents the bread

and wine to his disciples

 The disciples return the red bands that

have symbolized their commitment to him and his community, as he prepares to

bear their lives in his death  

 

ON THE WILLOWS

MIDI File 

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On the willows, there
We hung up our lives
For our captors there
Require
Of us songs
And our tormentors mirth
On the willows, there
We hung up our lives
For our captors there
Require
Of us songs
And our tormentor's mirth
Saying:
Sing us one
Of the songs of Zion
Sing us one
Of the songs of Zion
But how can we sing?
Sing the Lord's songs?
In a foreign land?

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Jesus (Jeremy) says goodbye to Mark and the other disciples

  

 While the disciples sleep, Jesus prays

FINALE

MIDI File

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Oh God, I'm bleeding
Oh God, I'm bleeding
Oh God, you're bleeding

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Oh God, I'm dying
Oh God, I'm dying
Oh God, you're dying

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Oh God, I'm dead
Oh God, I'm dead
Oh God, you're dead
Oh God, you're dead

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Long live God, long live God
Long live God, long live God
Long live God, long live God

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Prepare ye, the way of the Lord

(Long live God, long live God)
Prepare ye, the way of the Lord

(Long live God, long live God)
Prepare ye, the way of the Lord

(Long live God, long live God)

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Betrayed by Judas, Jesus gives his life

for the world

 

 

"Long Live God"

 

Day By Day(Reprise)

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Day by day
Day by day
Oh dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly (day by day!)
Love thee more dearly (day by day!)
Follow thee more nearly (day by day!)
Day by day (day by day!)
Day by day (day by day!)
Day by day (day by day!)

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