What is ParaPraise
A good twist on pop music

Our pastor has a hobby of re-writing lyrics to pop songs, which he calls ParaPraise music. So far he has re-written over 4100 songs. Each week on this page, we’ll feature a song of the week – you’ll see the new lyrics plus be able to listen to the tune so you can sing right along. Also, a pdf of all that artist’s songs which have been redone will also be available, and we’ll add to that archive each week.

This week our new featured artist is Dolly Parton. The last two weeks we added Sophie B. Hawkins and George Michael. In the near future we'll be adding Eddie Rabbitt and Santana. 

Song of the Week
Let It Be by The Beatles— new words © 1999 David J. Landegent

When I find myself in times of trouble
Then my Savior comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, “Live in Me”
And in my hour of darkness
He is standing - right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, “Live in Me”

Live in Me, live in Me, live in Me, live in Me
Hear the words of wisdom, ‘Live in Me”

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
Jesus has the answer, “Live in Me”
And though they live in darkness
There is still a chance that they will see
Jesus has the answer, “Live in Me”

Live in Me, live in Me, live in Me, live in Me
Yeah, Jesus has the answer, “Live in Me”
Live in Me, live in Me, live in Me, live in Me
Hear the words of wisdom, “Live in Me”

interlude

Live in Me, live in Me,
Live in Me, yeah, live in Me
Hear the words of wisdom, “Live in Me”

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Speaking to my sorrow, “Live in Me”
I wake up to the sound of music
See the Savior, come to me
Speaking words of wisdom, “Live in Me”

Live in Me, live in Me,
Live in Me, yeah, live in Me
Oh, Jesus has the answer, “Live in Me”
Live in Me, live in Me,
Live in Me, yeah, live in Me
Jesus has the answer, “Live in Me”
Live in Me, live in Me,
Live in Me, yeah, live in Me
Hear the words of wisdom, “Live in Me”

Music
ParaPraise Archive
Lyrics you can download

Here are the lyrics of 3603 songs that have been transformed (in alphabetical order by the artist's last name or group name). The number behind the artist's name indicates how many songs by that artist are in the pdf. 

New this week: Beatles-Let It Be album

Recent additions to the archive were lyrics by TLC and Average White Band

Upcoming additions will be Michelle Branch and Glen Campbell

Archive