For the Younger Crowd:

In the Beginning

(parts 1 & 2)

A retelling of the Genesis account of creation in a jazz/blues style.

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In the Beginning (part 1) by David Kai ©2000

1.In the beginning God created the earth, created the earth, created the earth

In the beginning God created the earth, and the earth was dark and void.

In the beginning God said “Let there be light, Let there be light, Let there be light, “

In the beginning God said “Let there be light, and then Day and Night began.

Chorus: And it was good, good, good, God said that it was good,

And it was good, good, good, it turned out like it should.

2.In the beginning God said, “Make up a dome, Make up a dome, Make up a dome, “

In the beginning God said, “Make up a dome,” and then God named that dome “Sky”,

In the beginning God made dry land appear, dry land appear, dry land appear,

In the beginning God made dry land appear, and the Earth and Seas began.

Chorus: And it was good, good, good, God said that it was good,...

(verses 1 & 2 of 3 verses)

In the Beginning (part 2) by David Kai ©2000

1.In the beginning God made lights in the sky, lights in the sky, lights in the sky,

In the beginning God made lights in the sky, signs of seasons and the years,

In the beginning God made sun, moon and stars, sun, moon and stars, sun, moon and stars,

In the beginning God made sun, moon and stars, and then Day and Night began.

Chorus: And it was good, good, good, God said that it was good,

And it was good, good, good, it turned out like it should.

2.In the beginning God said, “Fish, won’t you swim? Fish, won’t you swim? Fish, won’t you swim?”

In the beginning God said, “Fish, won’t you swim?” And the seas were full of life

In the beginning God said, “Birds, won’t you fly? Birds, won’t you fly? Birds, won’t you fly?”

In the beginning God said, “Birds, won’t you fly?” And the skies were full of life.

Chorus: And it was good, good, good, God said that it was good...

(verses 1 & 2 of 3 verses)