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Waterbird 102

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Hero

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Mariah Carey

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A Modern Musical Adaptation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress in Serial Form
PART 2

The Story of Champion’s Wife, Christiana and Their Four Son’s Journey

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Then they set forward, and began to go up the hill, and up the hill they went; but before they got to the top Christiana began to pant, and said, “I dare say this is a breathing hill: no marvel if they that love their ease more than their souls choose to themselves a smoother way. Then said Mercy, I must sit down; also the least of the children began to cry. Come, come, said Great-heart, sit not down here, for a little above is the Prince’s arbour. Then he took the little boy and by the hand and led him up thereto.

When they were come to the arbour, they were very willing to sit down, for they were all in a pelting heat. Then said Mercy, ” How sweet is rest to them that labour! And how good is the Prince of pilgrims to provide such resting places for them! Of this arbour I have heard much; but I never saw it before. But here let us beware of sleeping: for, as I have heard, that cost poor Champion dear.”

Then Said Great-heart to the little ones, Come, my pretty boys, how do you do? What think you now of going on pilgrimage:” “Sir,” said the least, “I was almost beat out of heart; but I thank you for lending me a hand in my need. And I remember now what my mother hath told me. Namely, that the way to heaven is as a ladder, and the way to hell is as down a hill. But I had rather go up the ladder to life, than down the hill to death.”

Then said Mercy, But the proverb is, “To go down the hill is easy.” But James said (for that was his name, “the day is coming when, in my opinion, going down the hill will be the hardest of all.” “Tis a good by” said his master, thou hast given her a right answer. Then Mercy smiled, but the little boy did blush.

“Come, said Christiana, will you eat a bit to sweeten your mouths, while you sit here to rest your legs? For I have here a piece of pomegranate, which Mr. Interpreter put into my hand just when I came out of his door. He gave me also a piece of a honeycomb, and a little bottle of spirits.” “ I thought he gave you something,” said Mercy, “because he called you inside.” “Yes, so he did, said the other. But, said Christiana, it shall be still as I said it should when at first we came from home; thou shalt be a sharer in all the good that I have, because thou so willingly didst become my companion.” Then she gave to them, and they did eat, bother Mercy and the boys. And said Christiana to Mr. Great-heart, sir, will you do as we?” But he answered, “You are going on pilgrimage, and presently I shall return: much good may what you have do to you. At home I eat the same every day.”

Now when they had eaten and drunk, and had chatted a little longer, their guide said to them, “The day wears away; if you think good, let us prepare to be going.” So they got up to go, and the little boys went before ; but Christiana forgot to take her bottle of spirits with her; so she sent her little boy back to fetch it. Then said Mercy, “ I think this is a losing place. Here Champion lost his roll, and here Christiana left her bottle behind her.” So their guide made answer, and said, “The cause is sleep or forgetfulness: some sleep when they should keep awake, and some forget when they should remember. And this is the very cause why often, at the resting-places, some pilgrims in some things come off losers. Pilgrims should watch and remember what they have already received under their greatest enjoyments; but, for want of doing so, often times their rejoicing ends in tears, and their sunshine in a cloud: witness the story of Champion at this place.

When they were come to the place where Mistrust and Timorous met Champion, to persuade him to go back for fear of the lions, they perceived as it were at stage, and before it, towards the road, a broad plate, with a copy of verses written thereon; and, underneath, the reason of raising up of that stage in that place rendered. The verses were …..

Let him that sees this stage, take heed
Upon his heart and tongue:
Lest, if he do not, here he speed
As some have long agone.

The words underneath the verses were, “This stage was built to punish such upon, who, through Timorousness or Mistrust, shall be afraid to go further on pilgrimage. Also on this stage both Mistrust and Timorous were burnt through the tongue with a hot iron, for endeavoring to hinder Champion on his journey.”

Then said Mercy, “This is much like the saying of the Beloved, (Psalm 120: 3,4) “What shall be given unto thee? Or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.”

So they went on, till they came within sight of the lions. Now Mr. Great-heart was a strong man, so he was not afraid of a lion: but yet, when they were come up to the place where the lions were, the boys that went before were now glad to cringe behind, for they were afraid of the lions: so they stepped back and went behind. At this their guide smiled, and said, “How now, my boys; do you love to go before when no danger doth approach, and love to come behind so soon as the lions appear?”

Now as they went on, Mr. Great-heart drew his sword, with intent to make a way for the pilgrims in spite of the lions. Then there appeared one that it seems had taken upon him to back the lions: and he said to the pilgrims’ guide, “What is the cause of your coming hither?” Now the name of that man was Grim, or Bloody-man, because of his slaying of pilgrims; and he was of the race of the giants.

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Then said the pilgrim’s guide, These women and children are going on pilgrimage; and this is the way they must go; and go it they shall, in spite of thee and the lions.” Grim said; “This is not their way, neither shall they go therein. I am come forth to withstand them, and to that end will back the lions, and of the grim carriage of him that did back them, this way of late had been much unoccupied, and was almost all grown over with grass.

Then said Christiana, Though the highways have been unoccupied heretofore, and though the travellers have been made in times past to walk through by-paths, it must not be so now I am risen, “Now I am risen a mother in Israel.” (Judges 5: 6, 7.)

Then he swore by the lions that it should: and therefore bid them turn aside, for they should not have passage there. But Great-heart their guide made first his approach unto Grim, and laid so heavily on him with his sword, that he forced him to retreat. Then said he that attempted to back the lions, “Will you slay me upon mine own ground?”

Great-heart: “It is the King’s highway that we are in, and in this way it is that thou hast placed the lions; but these women and these children, though weak, shall hold on their way in spite of the lions.” And with that he gave him again a downright blow, and brought him upon his knees. With this blow he also broke his helmet, and with the next cut off an arm. Then did the giant roar so hideously that his voice frightened the women; and yet they were glad to see him lie sprawling upon the ground. Now the lions were chained, and so of themselves could do nothing. Wherefore, when old Grim that intended to back them was dead, Great-heart said to the pilgrims, “Come now, and follow me, and no hurt shall come to you from the lions. They therefore went on, but the women trembled as they passed by them: the boys also looked as if they would die: but they all got by without further hurt.
To be continued…..

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SINGMACHINE-LAINEYLEVEL 54

Comment by SINGMACHINE-LAINEY

That was a fabulous sing Jackie
Outstanding performance on this classic
Thank you for sharing
Hitting LIB for sure
Have a great day t/c now hugs Colin

nightsongsLEVEL 99

Comment by nightsongsGOLD

Matthew 7:13-14
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
this song is so right for this section.
for indeed the King's Highway
is narrow but it is the way
that leads to eternal life.
your heart is in this sing dear FT.
your emotions and performance
are wonderful.
and it is true that our "Hero"
is the Lord Jesus.
thank you for singing this.
hugsss and blessings
david
#2 on the button

shybaby109

Comment by shybaby109GOLD

fabulous job mf ********luv it lib

DarkeyedDimplesLEVEL 95

Comment by DarkeyedDimples

LISTENING MY FRIEND...............

jackalson

Comment by jackalsonGOLD

Just a great performance girl...wonderful sing and captivating video....!!!!!
``Allen``

DarkeyedDimplesLEVEL 95

Comment by DarkeyedDimples

TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE!!!!!

LOVE THIS SONG............
LYRICS ARE SO TRUE.................
ONE I WILL SING AGAIN SOON...........
BEAUTIFUL JACKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ENJOYING MY LISTEN SO MUCH

HAPPY NEW YEAR
MY SWEET FRIEND..............

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS

diana329LEVEL 82

Comment by diana329GOLD

HI MF--JACKIE

AMAZING---SINGING----------------------SOLID--GOLD---VOCAL'S

100 % AWESOME-----------------SUPER--GRAND---DELIVERY---------
HIT YOUR--LIB---HAPPY--NEW--YEAR

HGS DIANA ***************555555555555555555555

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imang54LEVEL 80

Comment by imang54GOLD

HI...JACKIE...LOVE THIS SONG...LISTENING...

imang54LEVEL 80

Comment by imang54GOLD

WONDERFUL SING MDF...LOVE IT...HUGS

SaraB9838LEVEL 97

Comment by SaraB9838GOLD

Loved my listen! Hitting that love it button! Awesome sing!!! Hugs, Sara It!!

ray-mondoLEVEL 96

Comment by ray-mondoGOLD

A very good morning to you my dear friend Jackie .... hope you had a wonderful Christmas ........and another truly very beautiful performance from you, and one you have sung so beautifully with your so sweet vocals .....hugssss...Ray

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TonpacLEVEL 62

Comment by Tonpac

Hope you had a Great Christmas, all the very best for 2015.
Sounding wonderful this evening, enjoying my visit.

A_TxCowboy

Comment by A_TxCowboy

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!!!

Beautiful sing here this evening******
I enjoyed my listen**********

sapphire5LEVEL 102

Comment by sapphire5GOLD

Still ill with the Shingles , its been 2 months and 2 weeks :(

Hi Jackie

this is a beautiful song , your sang it so lovely.

I enjoyed listening.

LIB

hugs , Linda .x.

SexyMama47LEVEL 102

Comment by SexyMama47

TOTALLY AWESOME THIS SURE IS ASTOUNDING MY FRIEND LOVED IT BIG TIMES WISHING YOU THE BEST FOR THE COMING YEAR,

hattrickLEVEL 50

Comment by hattrickGOLD

I love this song......Sung with great Emotion......This is AAAWWEESSOOMMEEE!!!!!!..........You go girl!!!!....Great message!!!!....Hugz Chris

BlazeAlbert

Comment by BlazeAlbertPATRON

Awesome sing

Smileyy

Comment by Smileyy

this is lovely waterbird