Fruitful and Overflowing


The Girls’ Brigade (International)

125th Anniversary Song-Writing

Competition 2017



Rooted in Love
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Verse 1

In the beginning, you were there

Here and now and everywhere

You ignite our lives with your loving heart

Faith in you means we’ll never be apart

Chorus

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

So I can love ------ my sister

Love ----------------- my brother

Love ---------------- each other today

Verse 2

Living as children, safe and secure

Rooted in love - is where we can grow

Reaching out, to others we know

If we live in love it will overflow



Pre-Chorus (x2)

Live in love, start to grow

Let it in and overflow

Chorus

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

So I can love ------ my sister

Love ----------------- my brother

Love ---------------- each other today

Verse 3

This amazing journey, through God’s love

You call us to faith, in Jesus we trust

In God’s amazing light, you brighten my path

We’re ready to go, just lead us where


Pre-Chorus (x2)

Live in love, start to grow

Let it in and overflow

Chorus

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

So I can love ------ my sister

Love ----------------- my brother

Love ---------------- each other today

Bridge

Our lives will be – fruitful and overflowing with love

Fruitful and overflowing with love

Fruitful and overflowing with love

Chorus

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

We love because you first loved us

So we can love ------- each other today

Girls' Brigade will be 125 years old in 2018 and GB International held a song competition to celebrate that.

We entered this competition because it was a once only opportunity and we have so many very talented musicians and creative girls.

Our GB Team comprised members from Second Saintfield Presbyterian & Parish Girls' Brigade and from First Presbyterian Saintfield Girls' Brigade.

Our song lyrics were written by our team which was Anna George, Anna Grindle, Charis Gibson, Christine Flanagan, Claire Laidlaw, Rose Fennell, Victoria Clarke and Rosemary Fennell.

The Music score was written by Anna Grindle and Claire Laidlaw. Both talented musicians, Anna writes music and works in youth participation projects and Claire plays piano and organ at 2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church.

Our song is called "Rooted in Love" and it resulted from us reading and thinking about the messages in John 15 verses 16 &17.
We focused on the command to "Love each Other" and the GB International theme of "Fruitful and Overflowing".

John 15 verses 16 &17
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

On Sunday 1st Oct 2107 our recording was played to and sung by Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church at the annual GB and BB Enrollment Service.

We hope you love our song! We are delighted to have come second worldwide!


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