C G Thank-you, thank-you Lord for saving me (Oh thank-you Lord) G C Thank-you, thank-you Lord for setting me free F C (Oh thank-you Lord) C C7 Once I was lost, but now I’m found F Now my home is heavenly bound C G C Thank-you, thank-you Lord for saving me F C (Oh thank-you Lord) C He’s setting me free (He’s setting me free) G With his Holy Ghost power (with His Holy Ghost power) G He’s setting me free (He’s setting me free) C This very hour (This very hour) He’s cleansing my soul (He’s cleansing my soul) C7 F and he makes me whole(and he makes me whole) C G He’s setting me free, free, free, free, free C F C With his Holy Ghost power (with His Holy Ghost power)
Woke up this morning with this song going through my head, and thought it would be a great addition to some things we’re doing this Sunday.
When I looked it up on the Internet, the words we used “back in the day”™ didn’t match up with anything I could find. I found half of the song (He’s setting me free) as a Praise and Worship from years back but the lyrics didn’t quite match up, and definitely the palangi versions didn’t have the echo/response which makes the song go.
Recalling back,I first heard the song from listening to one of the Fijian youth groups when attending one of the the Uniting Church NCYC in Canberra. There was a camp-group Bible Study or something (in a very large room) and towards the end, for some reason different groups did songs for the fellowship. A Fijian group got up and did this song, with actions and it was quite a powerful message.
Man, I was impressed and clueless. I can only think it was either ‘Unga Takai or his mum Tekemapa that got all the words down and taught Ashfield youth (it could have been someone else, but they’ll have to tell me.)
Sharing and sharing alike, we took that song with us to an NCYC in Adelaide a couple of years later and performed it at the foyer to lunch, the Railway Station, on the road, on the busses.