IN MY NAME

SUNG BY BRANDAN HENDRICKS

Jesus said, if you have faith
you can tell the mountain
go throw yourself into the sea
and if you believe that it will happen
it will be done by me
(Matthew 21:21-22)
 
In my name you can move the mountains
In my name you can calm the sea
In my name you will make the deaf hear
And in my name the blind will see
 
Jesus said, if you believe
and you are baptized
you will be saved for all eternity
and these signs will follow as you travel 
They will be done by me
(Mark 16:16-18)
 
In my name you will speak in new tongues
In my name you will heal the sick
In my name you will cast out demons
In my name you’ll set all men free
 
Jesus said, as you go 
preach this message
The kingdom of heaven is near
Freely you have received and freely you should give
And all this will be done by me
(Matthew 10:5-8)
 
In my name you can make the lame walk
In my name you can still the storm
In my name you can preach the good news
And people will be reborn
 
Our Declarations
 
In your  name I can move the mountains
In your name I can calm the sea
In your name I will make the deaf hear
And in your name the blind will see
 
In your name I will speak in new tongues
In your name I will heal the sick
In your name I will cast out demons
In your name I'll set all men free
 
In your name I can make the lame walk
In your name I can still the storm
In your name I can preach the good news
And people will be reborn
 
© 2016 Aneel Aranha/Holy Spirit Interactive

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author's note

This was the second song that I wrote following 'The Blessed Lamb of God'. I was in Lebanon on mission at the time and there were miracles taking place wherever we went. Jesus had said that those who believed in him would do miracles in his name and we were beginning to take it as par for the course. There was a lot of skepticism, however, when I told people that they could do this as well, so I thought it would be nice to write a song declaring all the things that Jesus said we could do in his name just as he said it.

On the third day in Lebanon we had a session with about 500 college students and testimonies of healing poured out from the youngsters, many from outside the faith. On the way to our next session this song came to me, and I immediately put it down on my iPad. Young Brandan was in the car, along with fellow missionaries Joseph Khadige, Gaby Khawam, Leslie and Sharon D'Mello. I handed him the iPad, sang the song to him in a rather feeble tune that I had used to write the song (it's the only way I can write songs), and told him to see what he could do with it. He came up with this catchy melody that I simply loved and I felt that maybe I was more than a one-song-wonder.

©2017 Aneel Aranha