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To inspire others to use their talents to spread the message of Jesus Christ through the use of their gifts whatever they may be.

ENCOURAGE

To encourage people in their walk of faith through music, video, the spoken word, and Scripture.

EMPOWER

To share resources with like minded artists to help them spread the message using their talents.

Not every music video I make will be on this site due to copyright restrictions. Only original material and pubic domain covers will appear here.

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VIDEO: LATEST RELEASES

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

CHRISTMAS IS

I Stand Amazed In The Presence

Love Lifted Me Duet with Dr Toby Travis Jay Tucker Travis

SONG LYRICS & CREDITS

WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS

Lyrics: Joseph Scriven

Music: Charles Crozat Converse

Performed by “Jay Tucker Travis”.

The audio & video recording was made at Tuck’s Place Studio in beautiful Factoryville PA.

 

Lyrics:

 

What a friend we have in Jesus, 

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry 

Everything to God in prayer

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer.

 

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful?

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there…..

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

CHRISTMAS IS

Written & Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Backing audio produce by 2gether Productions Andy & Kathryn Karg-https://www.2getherproductions.com
Live video supplied by Mike Maxwell Films-https://www.facebook.com/mp.tunk/
Animation by Peter Wagner-https://www.mediakiln.com
Film directed and produced by Katie Travis-Plaistead-https://katietravisfilms.com

 

Lyrics:

 

“Well the snow is on the meadow”
The evergreen scent fills the air
and the autumn leaves have fallen,
leaving the trees all brown and bare.
As we begin this advent season,
and think of winters that last to long
Oh our hearts should not be heavy
and we should fill the air with song.

 

(Chorus)

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

Now as we’re running round for presents
and gifts our friends can live without
Please remember the one who saved us
Whose love no one should be without.

 

(Chorus)

 

Planning parties, wrapping presents buying clothes and food to share
running errands making cards and decorating everywhere
These distractions around Christmas blind our hearts and steal our time
We must learn to Stop……. for moments to give the lord our hearts and minds.

 

(Chorus)

 

Now Jesus came to earth to save us,
not to be lost in red and green
He was born not in a palace,
the lowest place a stable mean.
He taught that we should love each other,
and to be kind to those in need.
Not to judge the poor or hurting,
but help wherever we see the need.

 

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

I hope this song and video bring the true message of Christmas into your hearts for years to come.

God Bless, I Love You.
Jay

 

Jay Tucker Travis ©2003

I STAND AMAZED IN THE PRESENCE

This hymn was written by Charles H. Gabriel back in 1905

It is performed by “Jay Tucker Travis” and Steve & Bonnie Stearns.

The audio & video recording was made at Tuck’s Place Studio in beautiful Factoryville PA.

 

Lyrics:

 

I stand amazed in the presence, 

Of Jesus the Nazarene,

And wonder how He could love me, 

A sinner, condemned, unclean.

 

 

Refrain:

Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!

And my song shall ever be;

Oh, how marvelous! Oh, how wonderful!

Is my Savior’s love for me.

For me it was in the garden

He prayed, “Not My will but Thine;”

He had no tears for His own griefs,

But sweat drops of blood for mine.

 

 

Refrain:

He took my sins and my sorrows,

He made them His very own;

He bore the burden on Calvary,

And suffered and died alone.

 

 

Refrain:

When with the ransomed in glory

His face I at last shall see,

‘Twill be my joy thro’ the ages

To sing of His love for me.

 

 

Refrain

 

 

We hope this video brings you hope, peace and healing.

 

God Bless, have a good day we love you.

Jay

LOVE LIFTED ME

Love Lifted Me: Lyrics & Credits

Lyrics by: James Rowe. Music by: Howard E. Smith 1912

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis” and Dr. Toby Travis

The audio & video recording was made at Tuck’s Place Studio in beautiful Factoryville PA. 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

I was sinking deep in sin, 

Far from the peaceful shore.

Very deeply stained within, 

Sinking to rise no more.

But the Master of the sea 

Heard my despairing cry.

From the waters lift-ed me.

Now safe am I.

 

 

Refrain:

Love lifted me!  Love lifted me! 

When nothing else could help, Love lift-ed me.

Love lifted me!  Love lifted me! 

When noting else could help, Love lifted me.

All my heart to him I give, 

Ev-er to him I’ll cling.

In his bless-ed presence live, 

Ev-er his praises sing.

Love so might-y and so true 

Mer-its my soul’s best songs.

Faithful, loving service, too, 

to him be-longs.

 

 

Refrain:

Souls in dan-ger, look a-bove, 

Je-sus com-plete-ly saves,

He will lift you by his love 

Out of the angry waves,

He’s the Master of the sea, 

Billows his will o-bey,

He your Savior wants to be, 

Be saved to-day.

 

 

Refrain

 

 

This song was great fun and is still a classic.

We hope you enjoyed.

 

 

God Bless, We love You.

Jay

VIDEO PLAYLIST: JAY TUCKER TRAVIS ORIGINALS

THE GIFT

MARY WAS HIS MOTHER

LAZARUS

CHRISTMAS IS

WHY FOR ME

SONG LYRICS & CREDITS

CHRISTMAS IS

Written & Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Backing audio produce by 2gether Productions Andy & Kathryn Karg-https://www.2getherproductions.com
Live video supplied by Mike Maxwell Films-https://www.facebook.com/mp.tunk/
Animation by Peter Wagner-https://www.mediakiln.com
Film directed and produced by Katie Travis-Plaistead-https://katietravisfilms.com

 

Lyrics:

 

“Well the snow is on the meadow”
The evergreen scent fills the air
and the autumn leaves have fallen,
leaving the trees all brown and bare.
As we begin this advent season,
and think of winters that last to long
Oh our hearts should not be heavy
and we should fill the air with song.

 

(Chorus)

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

Now as we’re running round for presents
and gifts our friends can live without
Please remember the one who saved us
Whose love no one should be without.

 

(Chorus)

 

Planning parties, wrapping presents buying clothes and food to share
running errands making cards and decorating everywhere
These distractions around Christmas blind our hearts and steal our time
We must learn to Stop……. for moments to give the lord our hearts and minds.

 

(Chorus)

 

Now Jesus came to earth to save us,
not to be lost in red and green
He was born not in a palace,
the lowest place a stable mean.
He taught that we should love each other,
and to be kind to those in need.
Not to judge the poor or hurting,
but help wherever we see the need.

 

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

I hope this song and video bring the true message of Christmas into your hearts for years to come.

God Bless, I Love You.
Jay

 

Jay Tucker Travis ©2003

LAZARUS

Written and performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Music Production by: Drew Middleton at Nashville Demo Factory
Dance performance & Choreography by: Christopher Johnson
Additional Videography by: Mike Maxwell
Video Production & Editing by: Katie Travis Films. https://katietravisfilms.com

 

Lyrics:

 

Please tell me kind  stranger, what news do you have,
about all these rumors today.
I’ve heard that the teacher they hung on that hill.
Is alive and he’s with us today.
They said he rose on the third day.

 

I could tell you a story some say is untrue
Some call it a lie and hearsay
But friend I can tell you what you’ve heard is true.
Because I am with you today.

 

For   I   am   Lazarus
Yes   I   am   Lazarus

 

This teacher you’ve heard of I know him it’s true
and a friend of mine I’d like to say.
This Jesus he came to my house on that day.
After I had been dead all those days.
He said to come forth, I obeyed.

 

I could tell you a story some say is untrue
Some call it a lie and hearsay
But friend I can tell you what you’ve heard is true.
Because I am with you today.

 

For   I   am   Lazarus
Yes   I   am   Lazarus

 

Now friend are you troubled with your life today,
have the pressures just blown you away?
My life was in pieces I’d thrown it away.
But Jesus he called me to stay.
He said follow me Love’s the way

 

I am telling the story of my life it’s true.
If not I wouldn’t be here today
Jesus is my Savior to Him I’ll be true
I’ll follow him all of my days.

 

For  I  am a Lazarus.
Yes  I  am a Lazarus.

 

I am telling the story of my life it’s true.
If not I wouldn’t be here today
Jesus is my Savior to Him I’ll be true
I’ll follow him all of my days.

 

For  I  am a Lazarus.
Yes  I  am a Lazarus.

 

6/25/2003 Jay Tucker Travis 

MARY WAS HIS MOTHER

Written by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Performed by: Emily Sorber Travis & Jay Tucker Travis
Dance Performance & Choreography by: Karissa Travis-Heerdt
Video Production & Editing by: Katie Travis Films. https://katietravisfilms.com
Choir Vocal by: Kate Shinko & Carl Shinko
Percussion Performed by: John Carpenetti
Choral Arrangement by: Carl Shinko
Audio mix & additional Videography by: Carl Shinko, Longfooter Productions
Special Thanks to The Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church

 

Lyrics:

 

Little baby holy child
You have come to save us
You lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

What would this world be without
Him who set us free
or would we even be here?
We were taught to love
by the son of him above
who loves us like a father.

 

(Chorus)

Oh the babe who came to save
who wasn’t like another.
He lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

Once a king with everything
He left it all to show us,
we are loved and I am told
that Mary was his mother.     

 

What’s the point of life
if we live each day in strife
trying to outlive each other?
Oh what joy we find when we
share our love in kind
protecting one another.

 

(Chorus)

Little baby holy child
you have come to save us
You lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

Once a king with everything
He left it all to show us.
We are loved and I am told
that Mary was his mother.

 

© 2009  Jay Travis

THE GIFT

Written and performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Music Production by: 2GETHER PRODUCTIONS. https://www.2getherproductions.com
Video Editing by: Katie Travis Films. https://katietravisfilms.com

 

Lyrics:

 

I know that you’re hurting, it may last a while
we all face our test you and me.
But we have to hold out, and just prove our faith
It’s worth more than all gold could be.

 

We have been blessed, with the best of this life
good health, love and our liberty
but freedom to choose didn’t come easily
someone paid a high price for me.

 

(Chorus)

We have the gift and a duty to serve
those who need help, don’t you see
all gifts are different, and so are the needs
of lives that we touch you and me.

 

Our God given freedom, has given us power
with rights, great wealth and country
the helpless and homeless could easily be
us… it’s just fate don’t you see

 

(Chorus)

 

I know that you’re busy and don’t have the time
but times all we have don’t you see.
We are like the flowers that last a few days
we’re gone in a season or three.

 

(Chorus)

 

You’re life is a challenge so use what you have
your gift is a choice, choose wisely.
Respect all your brothers and don’t be to proud
love’s the best gift don’t you see.

 

From Peter © Jay Travis 1/24/2010

WHY FOR ME

Written & performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

 

Lyrics:

 

Oh why for me, 

Oh why for me

I’m not fit to be free 

Why should I be set free.

 

My shame is like a chain, 

My Soul is filled with pain

Why would He set me free, 

So that I could live free

 

Oh why for me. 

Oh why for me

Oh why for me, 

Oh why for me

 

God sent his only Son, 

His work had just begun

To prove He loves me, 

He died on Calvary.

 

Oh why for me, 

Oh why for me

This grace is for me 

God’s proved He loves me.

 

Oh why for me. 

Oh why for me

 

Jay Travis © 2007

VIDEO PLAYLIST: GOSPEL CLASSICS

Life is like a Mountain Railway

My Faith Looks Up To Thee

Amazing Grace

All Creatures of Our God and King

O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus

Near to the heart of God

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

There Is a Fountain

Near The Cross

I d Rather Have Jesus

Blessed Assurance

SONG LYRICS & CREDITS

LIFE IS LIKE A MOUNTAIN RAILWAY

Life is like a Mountain Railway Lyrics & Credits

This Hymn was written by M.E. Abbey and Charles D, Tillman back in 1890.

Performed by “Jay Tucker Travis” & Bob Parr.

The rail-bike footage taken at Soaring’ Eagle Rail Tours in Hawley, PA.

 All music and video production was done at Tuck’s Place studio in Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Life is like a mountain railroad, With an engineer that’s brave;

We must make the run successful From the cradle to the grave;

Watch the curves, the fills, the tunnels, Never falter, never quail;

Keep your hand upon the throttle, And your eye upon the rail.

 

 

[Refrain]

Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us, Till we reach the blissful shore,

Where the angels wait to join us In Thy praise forevermore.

You will roll up grades of trial, You will cross the bridge of strife;

See that Christ is your conductor On this lightning train of life;

Always mindful of obstruction, Do your duty, never fail;

Keep your hand upon the throttle, And your eye upon the rail.

 

 

[Refrain]

You will often find obstructions, Look for storms and wind and rain;

On a fill or curve or trestle, They will almost ditch your train;

Put your trust alone in Jesus; Never falter, never fail;

Keep your hand upon the throttle, And your eye upon the rail. 

 

 

[Refrain]

As you roll across the trestle, Spanning Jordan’s swelling tide;

You behold the Union Depot Into which your train will glide;

There you’ll meet the Superintendent, God the Father, God the Son,

With the hearty, joyous plaudit, “Weary pilgrim, welcome home.” 

 

 

[Refrain]

 

 

 

This is a gift and a hobby I hope you enjoy and this song spreads the message of hope we have in Jesus Christ.

 

God Bless have a good Day.

Jay

MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

Lyrics by; Ray Palmer. Music by; Lowell Mason. 

It was written and put to music about 1865.

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis “ & Pastor Joe Travis on guitar.

This song is a beautiful prayer put to song and is even more relevant today.

This time my brother Pastor Joe Travis played the guitar for me for which I’m very grateful.

The background photography was from all around northeast PA. New Milford, Dalton and Factoryville mainly.

The video was recorded, shot and produced in Tucks Place Studio Factoryville PA. 

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

My faith looks up to Thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary

Savior divine!

Now hear me while I pray,

Take all my guilt away,

Oh, let me from this day

Be wholly Thine!

 

 

May Thy rich grace impart

Strength to my fainting heart,

My zeal inspire!

As Thou hast died for me,

Oh, may my love to Thee

Pure, warm, and changeless be,

A living fire!

 

 

While life’s dark maze I tread,

And griefs around me spread,

Be Thou my guide;

Bid darkness turn to day,

Wipe sorrow’s tears away,

Nor let me ever stray

From Thee aside.

 

 

When ends life’s transient dream,

When death’s cold, sullen stream

Shall o’er me roll;

Blest Savior, then in love,

Fear and distrust remove;

Oh, bear me safe above,

A ransomed soul!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed it and my prayers are with all in this world at this crazy time. 

Stay strong in your faith my friends this rocky ride is far from over.

God Bless

Jay

AMAZING GRACE

Lyrics by: John Newton. Tune: New Britain written 1779  

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis” & Bob Parr on lead guitar

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Amazing grace (how sweet the sound)

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

was blind, but now I see.

 

 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed!

 

 

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come:

’tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.

 

 

The Lord has promised good to me,

his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be

as long as life endures.

 

 

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

and mortal life shall cease:

I shall possess, within the veil,

a life of joy and peace.

 

 

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

the sun forbear to shine;

but God, who called me here below,

will be forever mine.

How true.

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

 

 

ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING

Lyrics: Francis of Assisi (1225)

Music: Geistliche Kirchegesange 1623

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Outdoor scenery taken in Wysocks, Wyalusing, Tunkhannock and Lenox PA.

Audio and video production created at Tucks’ Place Studio Factoryville Pa.  

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

All creatures of our God and King, 

Lift up your voice and with us sing,

Alleluia!  Allelu-ia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam, 

Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him, O praise Him,     

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

 

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,  

Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along,

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,  

Ye lights of evening, find a voice!

O praise Him, O praise Him,    

 Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

 

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,  

Make music for thy Lord to hear,

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Thou fire so masterful and bright,  

That givest man both warmth and light,

O praise Him, O praise Him, 

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

 

And all ye men of tender heart,   

Forgiving others, take your part,

Allelu-ia!  Allelu-ia!

Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,   

Praise God, and on Him cast your care,

O praise Him, O praise Him,    

 Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

 

Let all things their Creator bless,   

And worship Him in humbleness.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,  

And praise the Spirit, three in one,

O praise Him, O praise Him, 

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

O THE DEEP DEEP LOVE OF JESUS

Lyrics by: Samuel T. Francis, 1875

Music: Popular tune Ebenezer

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Pumpkin display at Creekside Gardens Tunkhannock PA.

Audio and video production created at Tuck’s Place Studio Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 

vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!

Rolling as a mighty ocean 

in its fullness over me!

Underneath me, all around me, 

is the current of Thy love

Leading onward, leading homeward 

to Thy glorious rest above!

 

 

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 

spread His praise from shore to shore!

How He loveth, ever loveth, 

changeth never, nevermore!

How He watches o’er His loved ones, 

died to call them all His own;

How for them He intercedeth, 

watcheth o’er them from the throne!

 

 

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 

Tis a heaven of heavens to me

and it lifts me

up to glory

for it lifts me up to Thee!

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You.

 

 

NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD

Lyrics & Music by:Cleland B. McAfee, 1903

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filmed in my backyard with local spring flowers Here in Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.

 

 

Refrain:
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God;
Hold us, who wait before Thee,
Near to the heart of God.

 

 

There is a place of comfort sweet,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where we our Savior meet,
Near to the heart of God.

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

There is a place of full release,
Near to the heart of God;
A place where all is joy and peace,
Near to the heart of God.

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You.

 

 

COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING

Lyrics: by Robert Robinson 1758 (1 Sam. 7:12)

Music: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Waterfall and rocks filmed at Little Rocky Glen Factoryville PA.

Music and film production at Tuck’s Place Studio Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Come Thou Fount of every blessing

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

Sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,

Mount of Thy redeeming love.

 

 

Here I raise my Ebenezer;

Hither by Thy help I’m come;

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,

Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger,

Wandering from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger,

Interposed His precious blood.

 

 

O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be!

Let thy goodness like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,

Prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,

Seal it for Thy courts above.

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN

Lyrics: by William Cowper in 1771

Music: Traditional American melody

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis” & Zackary Travis

The horn played is a euphonium.

Filmed at The Great Produce Experience (The local fruit stand) in LaPlume Pa with other shots taken at The Lackawanna State Park in Dalton Pa.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

There is a fountain filled with blood 

Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, 

Lose all their guilt-y stains:

Lose all their guilty stains, 

Lose all their guilt-y stains;

And sinners, plunged be-neath that flood, 

Lose all their guilt y stains.

 

 

The  dying  thief  rejoiced  to  see  

That  fountain  in  His day;

And there may I, though vile as he,  

Wash  all my sins away;

Wash all my sins  away,  

Wash all my sins away;

And there may I, though vile as he,   

Wash all my sins away.

 

 

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious   

blood Shall never  lose  its pow’r

Till all the ransomed church of    

God be saved to sin no more;

Be saved to sin no more, Be saved to sin no more;

Till all the ransomed church of God.  

Be saved to sin no more.

 

 

E’er since by faith, I saw the stream  

Thy flowing wounds supply,

Re deeming love has been my theme,  

And shall be till I die;

And shall be till I die,  

And shall be till I die;

Redeeming love has been my theme,  

And shall be till I die.

 

 

When this poor, lisping, stammering tongue 

Lies silent in the grave,

Then in a nobler, sweeter song,   

I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save.

I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save,

I’ll sing Thy pow’r to   save.

Then in a nobler, sweeter song,   

I’ll sing Thy pow’r to save.

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

NEAR THE CROSS

Lyrics by: Fanny J. Crosby in 1848

Music by: William H. Doane

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filming mostly done at The Trolly Trail Factoryville PA.

Music and video production done at Tuck’s Place Studio Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Jesus, keep me near the cross

There a precious fountain

Free to all, a healing stream

Flows from Calvary’s mountain

 

 

Refrain:

In the cross, in the cross

Be my glory ever

Till my raptured soul shall find

Rest beyond the river

 

 

Near the cross a trembling soul

Love and mercy  found me

There the bright and morn-ing star

Sheds its beams a-round me

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

“Near the cross” O Lamb of God

Bring its scenes be-fore me

Help me walk from day to day

With its shadows o’er me.

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

Near the cross I’ll watch and wait

Hoping trust-ing ever

Till I reach the golden strand

Just beyond the river

 

 

In the cross, in the cross

Be my glory ever

Till my raptured soul shall find

Rest beyond the river

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS

Lyrics by: Rhea F. Miller 1922

Music by: George Beverly Shea

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filming and flowers mostly local the look out panorama is at The Marie Antoinette overlook on Rt6 between Laceyville and Wyalusing PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold

I’d rather be His than have riches untold

I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands

I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand

 

 

Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin’s dread sway

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today

 

 

I’d rather have Jesus than worldly applause

I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause

I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame

Yes, I’d rather be true to His holy name

 

 

Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin’s dread sway

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today

 

 

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom

He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb

He’s all that my hungering spirit needs

I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

 

 

 Than to be the king of a vast domain

And be held in sin’s dread sway

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

BLESSED ASSURANCE

Lyric by: Fann J Crosby

Music by: Phoebe P. Knapp

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis” & Bob Parr

Filming around Lake Winola pa.

Recorded and produced at Tuck’s Place Studio Factoryville PA.

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! 

O what a foretaste of glory divine! 

Heir of salvation, purchase of God, 

Born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

 

 

Refrain:

This is my story, this is my song, 

Praising my Savior all the day long

This is my story, this is my song, 

Praising my Savior all the day long

 

 

Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight

Angels descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

 

 

Refrain

 

 

Perfect submission all is at rest

I in my savior am happy and blessed

Watching and waiting looking above

Filled with his goodness and lost in his love.

 

 

This is my story, this is my song, 

Praising my Savior all the day long

This is my story, this is my song, 

Praising my Savior all the day long

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

 

 

VIDEO PLAYLIST: CHRISTMAS

Mary Was His Mother

Christmas Is

What Child is This, Who Laid to Rest

Good King Wenceslas

Silent Night / Holy Night / Away in a Manger

O Little Town of Bethlehem

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

SONG LYRICS & CREDITS

MARY WAS HIS MOTHER

Written by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Performed by: Emily Sorber Travis & Jay Tucker Travis
Dance Performance & Choreography by: Karissa Travis-Heerdt
Video Production & Editing by: Katie Travis Films. https://katietravisfilms.com
Choir Vocal by: Kate Shinko & Carl Shinko
Percussion Performed by: John Carpenetti
Choral Arrangement by: Carl Shinko
Audio mix & additional Videography by: Carl Shinko, Longfooter Productions
Special Thanks to The Franklin Hill Presbyterian Church

 

Lyrics:

 

Little baby holy child
You have come to save us
You lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

What would this world be without
Him who set us free
or would we even be here?
We were taught to love
by the son of him above
who loves us like a father.

 

(Chorus)

Oh the babe who came to save
who wasn’t like another.
He lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

Once a king with everything
He left it all to show us,
we are loved and I am told
that Mary was his mother.     

 

What’s the point of life
if we live each day in strife
trying to outlive each other?
Oh what joy we find when we
share our love in kind
protecting one another.

 

(Chorus)

Little baby holy child
you have come to save us
You lived with us to show us how
we should serve each other.

 

Once a king with everything
He left it all to show us.
We are loved and I am told
that Mary was his mother.

 

© 2009  Jay Travis

CHRISTMAS IS

Written & Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”
Backing audio produce by 2gether Productions Andy & Kathryn Karg-https://www.2getherproductions.com
Live video supplied by Mike Maxwell Films-https://www.facebook.com/mp.tunk/
Animation by Peter Wagner-https://www.mediakiln.com
Film directed and produced by Katie Travis-Plaistead-https://katietravisfilms.com

 

Lyrics:

 

“Well the snow is on the meadow”
The evergreen scent fills the air
and the autumn leaves have fallen,
leaving the trees all brown and bare.
As we begin this advent season,
and think of winters that last to long
Oh our hearts should not be heavy
and we should fill the air with song.

 

(Chorus)

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

Now as we’re running round for presents
and gifts our friends can live without
Please remember the one who saved us
Whose love no one should be without.

 

(Chorus)

 

Planning parties, wrapping presents buying clothes and food to share
running errands making cards and decorating everywhere
These distractions around Christmas blind our hearts and steal our time
We must learn to Stop……. for moments to give the lord our hearts and minds.

 

(Chorus)

 

Now Jesus came to earth to save us,
not to be lost in red and green
He was born not in a palace,
the lowest place a stable mean.
He taught that we should love each other,
and to be kind to those in need.
Not to judge the poor or hurting,
but help wherever we see the need.

 

Christmas is a time for caring
Christmas is a time to share
God sent Jesus down to save us
To show the world that He still cares.

 

I hope this song and video bring the true message of Christmas into your hearts for years to come.

God Bless, I Love You.
Jay

 

Jay Tucker Travis ©2003

WHAT CHILD IS THIS, WHO LAID TO REST

Lyrics written by William Chatterton Dix in 1865.

Set to the tune of “Greensleeves”, a traditional English folk song in 1871.

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”.

Filmed all around Tunkhannock, Montrose & Factoryville PA.

 

Lyrics:

 

 

What child is this who, laid to rest

On Mary’s lap is sleeping?

Whom angels greet with anthems sweet

While shepherds watch are keeping?

 

 

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring him laud

The babe, the son of Mary

 

 

Why lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear, for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

 

 

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through,
The cross be borne for me, for you.
Hail, hail the Word made flesh,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

 

 

So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh

Come, peasant, king, to own him

The King of kings salvation brings

Let loving hearts enthrone him

 

 

This, this is Christ the King

Whom shepherds guard and angels sing

Haste, haste to bring him laud

The babe, the son of Mary

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

GOOD KING WENCESLAS

Lyrics: John Mason Neale In 1853

Music:13th-century spring carrol “Tempus adest floridum” (“Eastertime has come”) first published in the 1582.

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Good King Wenceslas looked out  

On the Feast of Stephen

When the snow lay round about 

deep and crisp and even

Brightly shone the moon that night

though the frost was cruel

When a poor man came in sight 

gathering winter fu – el

 

 

“Hither, page, and stand by me, 

If thou know’st it, telling,

Yonder peasant, who is he? 

where and what his dwelling?”

“Sire, he lives a good league hence, 

underneath the mountain;

Right against the forest fence, 

by Saint Agnes’ foun    tain.”

 

 

“Bring me flesh, and bring me wine 

bring me pine logs hither;

Thou and I will see him dine, 

when we bear them thither.”

Page and monarch, forth they went, 

forth they went together;

Through the rude wind’s wild lament 

and the bitter wea    ther.

 

 

“Sire, the night is darker now, 

and the wind blows stronger;

Fails my heart, I know not how, 

I can go no longer.”

“Mark my footsteps, my good page; 

tread thou in them boldly.

Thou shalt find the winter’s rage, 

freeze thy blood less cold    ly.”

 

 

In his master’s steps he trod, 

where the snow lay dinted.

Heat was in the very sod 

which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure, 

wealth or rank pos-sessing;

Ye who will now bless the poor, 

shall yourselves find bles    sing.

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

SILENT NIGHT / AWAY IN A MANGER

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filmed around Tunkhannock Pa.

 

 

Silent Night Holy Night:

Lyrics & Music Franz Xaver Gruber, Christmas Eve 1818,

 

 

Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child!

Holy infant, so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace!

Sleep in heavenly peace!

 

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight!

Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!

 

 

Silent night! Holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!

 

 

Away in a Manger:

Lyrics: Anonymous

Music: Carl Muller

 

 

Away in a manger, 

no crib for a bed,

The little Lord Jesus 

laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the bright sky

 looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus 

asleep on the hay.

 

 

The cattle are lowing, 

the baby awakes,

But little Lord Jesus, 

no crying he makes.

I love thee, Lord Jesus! 

look down from the sky,

And stay by my cradle 

till morning is nigh.

 

 

Be near me, Lord Jesus; 

I ask thee to stay

Close by me forever, 

and love me I pray.

Bless all the dear children 

in thy tender care,

And take us to heaven

to live with thee there.

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

Lyrics:Author: Phillips Brooks (1868)

Tune: ST. LOUIS (Redner)

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filmed in Factoryville PA

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Oh little town of Bethlehem

How still we see thee lie

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting light

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight

 

 

For Christ is born of Mary

And gathered all above

While mortals sleep, the angels keep

Their watch of wond’ring love

O morning stars, together

Proclaim the holy Birth

And praises sing to God the King

And peace to men on earth

 

 

How silently, how silently

The wondrous gift is given

So God imparts to human hearts

The blessings of His Heaven

No ear may hear His coming

But in this world of sin

Where meek souls will receive Him still

The dear Christ enters in

 

 

Oh holy child of Bethlehem

Descend to us we pray

Cast out our sin and enter in

Be born in us today

We hear the Christmas angels

Their great glad tidings tell

Oh come to us, abide with us

Our Lord Emmanuel

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

O COME O COME EMMANUEL

Translator: J. M. Neale (1851)

Tune: VENI EMMANUEL (Chant)

Performed by: “Jay Tucker Travis”

Filmed near Dallas PA

 

Lyrics:

 

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

 

 

Refrain:

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

 

 

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
And orders all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in its ways to go.

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

O come thou dayspring, come and cheer

Our spirits by thy justice here

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night

And deaths dark shadows put to flight

 

 

Refrain:

 

 

O come desire of nations bind

All peoples in one heart and mind

From dusk tho brought us forth to light

deliver us from earthly strife.

 

 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

 

 

 

God Bless

I Love You

Jay

THIS MINISTRY IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF

Mrs. Karen Murphy (Mom)

She lived by the motto:

Show your FAITH with WORKS. LOVE without CONDITION.

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RECORDING IS FREEDOM from the limits of time. When recording, it's ready when it’s ready. Recording can also be your greatest teacher. Everyone is there own greatest critic.

WE CAN HELP GET YOUR WITNESS OUT THERE. Video is the medium of choice to reach the world today.

I am talking FREE! This is ministry and a hobby. I know there are unlimited great talents out there that would love to be heard, but due to the constraints of life you do not have time to be on a full-time worship team or fit in with the current clique, but you do have that burning desire to get your song heard. I can help with that.

The equipment is new and ever evolving along with our knowledge and skills. It always helps to know a guy who knows a guy.

So please don’t be shy. I’m always looking for new talent to work with to get the message out there. Like any song I pick to perform, it is all about the MESSAGE not the messenger.

- Jay Tucker Travis

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