騷靈頌II Soul Serenade II


(7) 騷靈頌II Soul Serenade II Traditional Gospel
(Duet with Howard McCrary)
曲: 鍾一諾 詞: 鍾一匡/鍾一諾 編: Howard McCrary/鍾氏兄弟

此曲是《騷靈頌I》的延續,是一首充滿美國傳統福音風格的詩歌。傳統福音音樂由靈歌、藍調及歐洲聖詩演變出來。 1932年,作曲家Thomas A. Dorsey 的劃時代作品《親愛主,牽我手》 (Take My Hand, Precious Lord) 正式確立了傳統福音風格。

為了製造能令聽眾置身於美國南部教會敬拜的氣氛,《騷靈頌II》特別邀請了於1986年憑So Good一曲而獲提名美國格林美音樂大獎 (Grammy Awards) 最佳福音歌手的Howard McCrary參與編曲及主唱。Howard是著名的歌手、作曲家及監製,曾與多位福音及流行音樂人如Quincy Jones、Michael Jackson、Edwin Hawkins、Andrae Crouch等合作。

此曲破天荒地由Howard和Roger以英、中合唱,充分表現出福音詩歌是沒有語言界限的意念。歌曲始段以浸信會聖詩演繹傳統 (Baptist Lining Hymn Tradition) 又名「華滋」歌唱法 (Watts Style1) 演繹。獨唱者跟和唱者的問答式對唱 (Call-and-Response) 及傳統福音式的「三疊阿門」 (Threefold Amen) (04 :35 – 04:58) 亦可在此曲中欣賞得到。

「耶和華阿、祢是我的神。我要尊崇祢、我要稱讚祢的名。因為祢以忠信誠實行過奇妙的事、成就祢古時所定的。」以賽亞書25:1

哦 基督 我稱讚祢
來歡呼 我主聖名
心中感激 口裡唱和
哦 基督 我稱讚祢

Oh Jesus I praise you Lord
Let me worship in your sweet name
My soul is grateful My heart is true
Oh Jesus I praise you Lord

You gave me hope and set me free
Even made the blind to see
Blessed Savior You have the key
That leads to eternity

哦 基督 我奔向祢
Let me worship in your sweet name
心中謙卑 口裡順服
Oh Jesus I praise you Lord

You gave me hope You set me free
You even made the blind to see
Blessed Savior You have the key
That leads to eternity

You gave me hope You set me free
You even made a blind man see
Blessed Savior You have the key
That leads to eternity

Oh Jesus I praise you Lord
容我屈膝 靠主腳前
My soul is humble My mind is pure
哦 基督 我倚靠祢

Oh Jesus I praise you Lord
哦 基督 我稱讚祢
Let me worship in your sweet name
來歡呼 我主聖名
My soul is grateful My heart is true
哦 基督 我倚靠祢

I praise your name (我稱讚祢)
Your holy name (我稱頌祢)
You gave me life (祢給我生命)
You gave me strength (祢給我力量)
You gave me hope (祢給我盼望)
You gave me joy (祢給我快樂)
Joy (歡欣)
Joy Joy (多麼歡欣)
Joy Joy Joy (心中多麼歡欣)

Jesus (You gave me joy)
Jesus (You gave me hope)
Jesus (You gave me strength)
Jesus (You gave me life)

Jesus (You set me free)
Jesus (Now I can see)
Jesus (You have the key)
Jesus (Eternity)

Jesus (基督) x 5
Jesus

My soul is grateful (心中感激)
My heart is true (口裡唱出)
一首讚頌父神的詩歌

Harmonica: Henry Chung
Hammond B-3 Organ: Bob Mocarsky
Piano: Howard McCrary
Upright Bass: Sylvain Gagnon
Drums: Anthony Fernandes
Gospel Choir: Ela R. Alegre, Michelle Carrillo, Ginger Kwan

OP: Chimes Music

1 「華滋」歌唱法是指英國神學家以撒華滋 (Isaac Watts – 1674-1748) 所寫的聖詩,因為通常節奏較慢,
歌者可以在每一個字的音節上額外多加幾個音符,即興地把原來的旋律演繹成個人的見證;司琴亦會按歌
者的演繹作出即時的伴奏。