Who sings the song of Jesus

Motto song for first communion

Every year the Kaarst / Büttgen parish community has a song that has been written and composed especially for First Communion since 2012.

Note on use and copyright: All rights to the songs (2012-2018): Cantor Dieter Böttcher. Within of the parish community Kaarst / Büttgen: You are allowed to download these songs free of charge, to print them out, to reproduce them and to sing, whistle and hum in group lessons, in church services and on the street.

Outside of the parish community Kaarst / Büttgen: Please follow this link if you would like to use one of the songs for your first communion celebration.

2021: At home with God

At home with God (mp3 / audio)

At home with God (mp4 / video)

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1. Whether I am sitting or standing: you are there,
whether I rest or go: you are close,
you are with me at all times
YOU and ME will always become a WE.


(Refrain)
At home with God, loved and completely secure,
at home with God, yesterday, today, tomorrow.
Don't you feel
God has an ear for you and me.


2. You are with me every day: you are there.
When I venture new ways: you are close.
You hold me by your hand
and guide me safely through every country.

(Refrain)

3. Until the end of time: you are there.
Whether in love or arguing: you are close.
Like a light in a dark night
did you bring hope to people.

(Refrain)

2020: Build a bridge to Jesus

Building a bridge to Jesus (mp3 / audio)

Building a Bridge to Jesus (sung by BudiCantamus)

Building a bridge to Jesus (mp4 / video)

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1. Building a bridge to Jesus, that is our goal.
Building a bridge to Jesus doesn't cost much:
just a big heart full of love and a little expertise;
together we are strong and we sing hand in hand.

One thing is certain, one thing is clear:
People who like to build bridges are very close to God.


2. Building a bridge to Jesus is sometimes bad, sometimes good.
Building a bridge to Jesus sometimes takes courage.
Our bridges are different because we are all different;
but all are stable, even in storms and winds.

One thing is certain, one thing is clear:
People who like to build bridges are very close to God.


3. Building a bridge to Jesus is sometimes difficult.
Building a bridge to Jesus is a great challenge for us.
Since we were baptized, we have been Christians all of our lives;
only words are not enough, action counts!

One thing is certain, one thing is clear:
People who like to build bridges are very close to God.


4. Building a bridge to Jesus usually means:
to build a bridge to people. Danger! This means:
be together and not lonely, do not live life alone;
you should be connected every day of the year.

One thing is certain, one thing is clear:
People who like to build bridges are very close to God.

(c) 2019 Dieter Böttcher

2019: Solid as a tree / This is how our faith should be

Solid as a tree / This is how our faith should be (mp3)
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1. Firm as a tree, rooted deep in the ground,
a storm hardly disturbs him, very strong and healthy.
So he defies the wind. That’s how you should be.
You are God's child and you are not alone.

||: Yes, this is how our faith should be:
brave and not small,
honest and filled with God's Spirit. : ||

2. God is close to you, but sometimes it seems so
as if he wasn't there. You ask yourself: how and where
can he be seen? Does it really exist and can
I understand that? Do i believe

Yes, this is how our faith should be ...

3. Stretch yourself up and you will become more courageous
than ever before. Pass on your faith!
With your imagination you carry it away and away;
you confess to him in every place.

Yes, that's how our faith should be ...

Now also as a video to sing along to (browser must support HTML5):

Link to the video:




2018: With Jesus in the same boat

With Jesus in a boat (mp3)
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1. Why do you have so many worries?
Why are you afraid of the morning?
Why don't you have courage?
It's not good for anyone.
Take life in hand
what are you waiting for?
Be brave, don't be afraid
because you know:

Refr .: You are in the same boat with Jesus.
Nothing can happen because that is his command:
"Do not be afraid!".
Even if you think you are alone
he will always be with you.
"Do not be afraid!".
Even if you think you are alone
he will always be with you.

2. God has given you talents
be smart and use them in life.
Look at other people
and what everyone can do.
Find friends in the world
what are you waiting for?
Together you are strong
because you know:

Refr .: You are in the same boat with Jesus ...

3. Do you feel very small and alone,
then see: here are big and small.
We are all united here
and everyone is meant.
Sing a new song to the Lord!
What are you waiting for?
Wake up and rise
because you know:

Refr .: You are in the same boat with Jesus ...

2017: I am the good shepherd

 

 I am the good shepherd (mp3)
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1. "I am the good shepherd, follow me!
Go with me on my way, be awake!
Throw away all worries and come to me. "
Jesus, you are the Lord, we follow you; you call us by our name,
we come and say: Amen.
Hear his voice calling us today: 2. "I am the light of the world, follow me!
I'll show you the way, be awake!
And when it gets dark, I'll give you courage. "
We listen to your word, you mean it well, you call us ... 3. "I'm in the wine and bread, follow me!
Strengthening on your way, be awake!
You are the hope of a new world
that sticks together without war or quarrel. "You call us ... 4. = 1.

 

 


 

2016: I am the light of the world

 

I am the light of the world (mp3)

 

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Let us shine as lights in the world
let us shine as lights in the world;
for where there is light it drives away evil in the night.
Jesus Christ brought us the light. 1. "I am the light of the world", says Jesus Christ,
who came to us as a human.
"I am the light of life for all time.
Do you want to carry it on, are you ready? "
Let's shine ... 2. "I am the right way", says Jesus Christ,
who came to us as a friend.
"I am on your ways forever.
Do you want to go with me, are you ready? "
Let's shine ... 3. Alpha and Omega is Jesus Christ,
who came to us as God himself.
"I am in the bread and wine for you all the time.
Do you want to be a church and are you ready? "
Let's shine ...

 


 

 

2015: We are God's melody

 

simple version / cool version

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||: Because we are God's melody,
sings, then you hear her:
God's melody and everyone loves it. : || 1. As all angels sing
this is how our song should sound.
God is the sound of all worlds
and we children are his song. 2. Come and join us now
because nobody likes to sing all alone.
Then we see God's splendor singing
and the rhythm is like a dance 3. Jesus invites us all
is among us in bread and wine;
today everyone is singing loudly in the choir,
this is how we imagine heaven. 4. Just like all people sing
this is how it will sound in the hereafter.
Do you not hear the heavenly sound
that we sing - for a lifetime?

 


 


 


 

2014: I am the bread of life / stay with us

 

I am the bread of life (mp3, piano)

I am the bread of life (mp3, BudiCantamus children's choir)

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1. I am the bread of life, so says God to you
Come on, it's not in vain, that's why we sing:
[Refr.] Be with us day and night,
Jesus Christ, always take care of us.
Stay with us when we are happy and even when we are sad
because each of us is your child.

2. "I am the way to life", this is how God speaks to you,
I can give you friendship, that's why we sing:
[Refr.] Be with us

3. "I am the light of the world", yes, that's how God speaks to you.
It's God who counts on us and that's why we sing:
[Refr.] Be with us

 

2013: hand in hand

 

Hand in Hand (mp3, children's choir)

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[Refr.]: Hand in hand with Jesus on the way,
let's go hand in hand.

1. Jesus looked for his disciples, took them by the hand Just like Jesus at that time we have already recognized: it is God who invites us, let us go with him and look in the same direction together with the others.

[Refr.]

2. Thankfully we bring the gifts to the altar today. Bread and wine for everyone, just as it was then. Walk our gifts! We share Christ's body and blood with all people; this strengthening gives us courage.

[Refr.]

3. Jesus called the disciples to him and they heard him. Just like his disciples we want to go with him now. Jesus call is for all of us, pulls together! We will walk this path with all people for a lifetime.

[Refr.] 4. Bless us today, when we go home now, stay with us even if we don't see you. Give us strength, courage and strength, take us by the hand, strengthen us with your blessing, because you have sent us .

 


2012: We are connected through Jesus

 

We are connected through Jesus (mp3, children's choir)

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[Refr.]: Through Jesus we are connected, through Jesus we have strength,
in him we found each other, in him who creates the church.

1. Today we come together from many places;
from north and south, from east and west. We are connected through Jesus.
He is our center because he never leaves us.

[Refr.]

2. It doesn't matter where we come from.
Whether old, whether young, whether big or small, because Jesus now invites us all.
Jesus gives himself today as a sacrifice in bread and wine.

[Refr.]

3. We gather all our voices around the altar
we praise the Lord with songs and because we know: the Lord is there,
let us sing even louder: in Jesus God is close to us!

[Refr.]

 

All rights to the songs (2012-2018): Cantor Dieter Böttcher

Within the parish community Kaarst / Büttgen: You can download these songs for free, print them out, reproduce them and sing, whistle and hum or download them as ringtone to your mobile phone in group lessons, in church services and on the street.

Outside the parish community Kaarst / Büttgen: Please follow this link if you would like to use one of the songs for your first communion celebration.