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
I'll Be Your Shelter by Taylor Dayne — new words © 2001 David J. Landegent

Yeah

When there's clouds hangin' in your sky, and
They're just not lettin' any light in
And you feel like you'd like to give in
DON'T you give up so soon
What you need is a friend to count on
What you got is a Savior right now
Who will stay when the rain is fallin'
And won't let it fall on you

I'll see you through – I'll cover you
With a love so deep and strong and true
I will be there, oh~

Listen, I'll be– your shelter
I'll be the One to take you through the night
Whenever you need– shelter
I'll make– everything alright
Make everything alright, yeah

Amen and hallelu
Amen and hallelu
Amen and hallelu
I’ll be there – right by you

I got arms strong enough to hold you
Get you through anything you go through
Anything that you need
You know it's only a prayer away
When your heart needs a touch inside it
I’ll be right there beside, abidin’
All your needs I will be providin’
(I’ll) BE for you every day
I'll be the One – to give you love
When it seems like life has come undone
I will be there, oh~

chorus bcc, interlude

I’ll be your help, I’ll be your help and Savior

chorus a

Listen, I'll be– your shelter
I'll be the One to take you through the night
Whenever you need– shelter
I'll make– everything alright
Make everything alright
And I'll be– your shelter
I'll be the One to take you through the night~
Whenever you need– shelter
I'll make– everything alright
Make everything alright, yeah

chorus cccc…

Music
ParaPraise Archive
Lyrics you can download

Here are the lyrics of 3570 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: Taylor Dayne.

Recent additions to the archive were lyrics by the Box Tops and Joe Cocker.

Upcoming additions will be Golden Earring and Dan Hill. 

Archive