Paul McKenzie

  • Paul McKenzie is a singer, songwriter and a gifted guitarist but there is much more to his ministry.
  • He is passionate about scripture and teaches others to memorize the Bible, providing seminars and instructional material, as well.
  • He is well-known for his ability to showcase the Word of God through dramatic portrayals of Biblical personalities.
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First John In Song is the first of my attempts to put full books of the bible to music. This was recorded in the 1980's with my former group Shekinah. It consists of 35 songs, word for word from King James English. It is the most painless way to memorize scripture I know, and believe me, I've memorized a lot of scripture!

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  1. The First Letter Of John
  2. Love Not The World
  3. Behold


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A Few Favorites is a compilation put together specifically for a concert called "The Sermon On The Mount" in drama and song. It was done January 19, 2003 and features some of the songs performed there, along with a recitation of the Beatitudes. We are also introducing a new song called "Jerusalem". May God's still small voice speak to you through these songs.

Tracks

  1. In The Garden
  2. Fruit Of The Spirit
  3. Ask
  4. Brand New Day
  5. What Does It Profit?
  6. New Jerusalem
  7. Beatitudes (a recitation)


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Fighting the Good Fight of Faith is the 2nd Letter of Paul to Timothy put to music. The cd begins with a re-make of "All I Need Is Jesus", then runs directly through 2nd Timothy in the King James Version with a series of songs. The remaining part of the cd is a repeat of the instrumental track without the voice. I use this track when I perform as Paul in chains, writing to Timothy. This is a great tool to use to test your memory after you've listened to the words a few times.

Tracks

  1. All I Need Is Jesus
  2. Tracks 2 - 16 (2nd Timothy; vocals and music)
  3. Tracks 17 - 31 (music only)


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Hallel is the Hebrew word for "Praise". This is a common title for Psalms 113-118. A friend asked me to put these Psalms to music for a Seder Meal he was presenting for his church. It is simple music, mostly with a Jewish flavor, a blend of guitars, recorders and vocals. I hope I conveyed the emotion displayed in these wonderful Psalms. For the cd I also added Psalm 121 and my first try at David's 10 String Harp, called the Kinnor, which I purchased from Jubilee Harps (see link). I am now trying to put a full cd together with just the Kinnor. Pray for me! Hallel is currently being remastered, but our current stock is still available.

Tracks

  1. Psalm 113 - 118
  2. Psalm 121
  3. Reflections On The Kinnor


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Songs For Healing is a mixture of new and old music that has brought me spiritual healing. I wrote this hoping that people who listen would be moved toward our wonderful God and that they would be relieved of their hurts through the healing power of music devoted to drawing near to Jesus. "Soothe Me", "Blessed Way" and "My Testimony" are all brand new, while "Yes I Will" and "Renew My Mind" are from back when I was a new believer (about 30 years ago). "Come to Me", "No Condemnation", "The Adoption" and "Create in Me" are all taken directly from Scriptures that have been my friends and heart cries for many years. Finally, "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "All The Way My Savior Leads Me" are old Hymns that bring out the awe and comfort of our Creator.

Tracks

  1. Soothe Me
  2. Blessed Way
  3. Come To Me
  4. Yes I Will
  5. Renew My Mind
  6. No Condemnation
  7. Anointing
  8. The Adoption
  9. Holy Holy Holy
  10. Small Interlude
  11. Create In Me
  12. All The Way My Savior Leads Me
  13. My Testimony


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Hymns And Spiritual Songs features classic Christian hymns and songs. I would like to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for giving me this new love for the old hymns. I hope you will be as blessed by hearing them as I have been by sharing them. This album is dedicated to my friend, Art Christensen who, through his love and enthusiasm, introduced me to these hymns in a new way. Thanks, Art. I will be forever grateful.

Tracks

  1. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  2. O Sacred Head
  3. In The Garden
  4. I Surrender All
  5. It Is Well
  6. Just As I Am
  7. St. Patrick's Prayer
  8. Be Still My Soul
  9. Blessed Assurance
  10. Be Thou My Vision
  11. I Look
  12. Nearer, My God, To Thee


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Inconveniently Alive is my first musical statement against the horrors of abortion. It is not an easy album to listen to, and was difficult to write. Many songs still bring me to tears when I sing them. I can't believe that our country, supposedly the beacon of human rights in the world, systematically kills 1/3 of our children every year in the guise of "Choice". I believe if you listen to this album, you will never think the same about abortion. "The World" is a statement against the blatant hypocrisy of our schizophrenic society. And I Weep Now is a reflection on my experiences picketing at an abortion clinic. Inconveniently Alive was greatly influenced by a tape I heard from the great Christian thinker, Franky Schaeffer.

Tracks

  1. It Is My Right
  2. The Doctor
  3. They Had Lied
  4. Lullaby Of Life
  5. The World
  6. One Light
  7. Inconveniently Alive
  8. Graves Of Choice
  9. Better Than Others
  10. When The Hammer Falls
  11. And I Weep Now


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In the Son was my first solo endeavor, created in 1986. It was a compilation of songs that were the most meaningful to me at that time. Bow Down Thine Ear is the first song I had ever written, adapted from Psalm 31.Turn To The Lion was influenced by the Narnian Chronicles by C.S. Lewis. I still open many of my concerts with In The Son, which has become my song of gratitude for my salvation in Christ. Finally, What Does It Profit is a plea to the unbeliever to make his choice between Heaven and Hell.

Tracks

  1. In The Son
  2. Long Long Time
  3. Bow Down Thine Ear
  4. Eye Hath Not Seen
  5. What Does It Profit?
  6. Jesus, My Lord
  7. Turn To The Lion
  8. All I Need Is Jesus
  9. Ask
  10. One Body
  11. We Cry To You


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James in Song is the third of my published Scripture in Song series. Along with 1 John in Song (with my former group Shekinah), and the Hallel (the Passover Psalms)I have put the Word to music, word for word in the King James Version of the Bible. James consists of 108 verses, 5 chapters, and 22 songs.

Tracks

  1. The Letter Of James
  2. Blessed Is The Man
  3. Fade Away




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More Favorites is a "mellow" album. Since I do so many different styles, I felt that I wanted to have an album that contained a lot of my softer, more reflective music without any of the more upbeat stuff. I ran out of room after 18 songs, since I do much more mellow than upbeat music. This album contains at least one song from every album I've done, I think. So, if you want just an album that you can just "soak" to (quoting my friend Rhonda Hanson), this would be a good one.

Tracks

  1. Take Me Home
  2. Blessed Way
  3. What Wondrous Love Is This
  4. St. Patrick's Prayer
  5. All Things
  6. Peace I Leave
  7. Long Long Time
  8. We Cry To You
  9. In The Day
  10. Fade Away
  11. Trust In The Lord
  12. Oh God
  13. Psalm 113
  14. My Strength And Song
  15. Be Still, My Soul
  16. Create In Me
  17. Softly And Tenderly


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Rest Beyond The River is my second attempt to arrange hymns that have inspired me and given me great rest. The title was my wife's idea, taking it from the song by Fanny Crosby called Near the Cross. Also, I've added more vocals, guitars and recorders to this one as compared to my "Hymns and Spiritual Songs". Also included is "Wounded Bird", a song I wrote dedicated to our dear friend Rhonda Hanson, who came up from Tennessee and blessed us Yankees with her brilliant, heartfelt songs and wonderful fellowship. And finally I want to mention the "Song To my Little Ones" (who are not so little anymore, but every bit as dear).

Tracks

  1. He Lives
  2. Amazing Grace
  3. Old Rugged Cross
  4. Softly And Tenderly
  5. What Wondrous Love
  6. Near The Cross
  7. Tis So Sweet
  8. Wounded Bird
  9. Song To My Little Ones
  10. Come Thou Fount


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Take Me Home is a versatile project, containing many styles of music from jazz, blues to soft praise and contemporary songs. It includes music from the rock ballad "Why Don't You Turn Away", the bluesy "Romans 2", the gospel rendition "Touched By the Hand of God", the folk-style of "Take Me Home" and the smooth, jazz of "Psalm 86". It is laced with Scripture as is all my music, with word for word songs from Psalm 86 and Romans 2, and it closes with a song to my wife, who is looking forward with me, to go to the "place prepared for us" in Heaven, to be with Jesus. Come quickly, Lord!

Tracks

  1. This World Is Vanity
  2. Goodness
  3. Psalm 86
  4. Why Don't You Turn Away?
  5. And I Weep Now
  6. Both Sides
  7. All I Wanna Do
  8. Romans 2
  9. Touched By The Hand Of God
  10. Elizabeth
  11. Take Me Home
  12. One Thing I Know


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Trust in the Lord is a compilation of songs I have written throughout the years of my walk with the Lord, from You Have Shown me the Way, one of the first I had written in about 1974, to A Glimpse of Heaven, written last year, 2000. You can hear the story of my life through the music in this album. The music is all guitar, flute, recorders, and vocals issuing soft, thankful cries to our beloved Savior, in whom I trust, and in spite of all my disobedience, He has never let me down. Thank You, Lord Jesus.

Tracks

  1. You Have Shown Me The Way
  2. Trust In The Lord
  3. Ahead Of Me
  4. Now He's With Me Forever
  5. Brand New Day (instrumental)
  6. Brand New Day (vocal)
  7. Psalm 121
  8. Fruit Of The Spirit
  9. Oh God
  10. Can I See Again?
  11. Glimpse Of Heaven


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We're Gonna Fly is an album that contains many styles from rock to folk to jazz. It is more upbeat than many of my other cds, and contains some of the songs I use for Praise and Worship at my church. This album also includes many of my friends from my praise team as well as a reprise by my granddaughter at the end. As far as I'm concerned, it's worth the price just to hear her. The older I get, the more I realize that this world is not my home. I have a great desire to be with Jesus in Heaven, and look forward to the day when I see His face. "Come Quickly" was written probably about an hour before I recorded it, and it conveys my heart's desire to have Jesus return. Come Quickly, Jesus!

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  1. House On The Rock
  2. We're Gonna Fly
  3. Power In The Blood
  4. Where Is The Wise
  5. Way Down Blues
  6. We Come From God
  7. I Need You
  8. Jesus Is The Way
  9. Lord, Save The Children
  10. Peace I Leave
  11. Come Quickly
  12. Reprise


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I've never considered myself as a Classical guitarist but as a guy who loves to play that style. This album is a sort of heritage to my children who always loved to hear me play (well, usually). I figure I better do it before my fingers lose their ability for the intracacies of that guitar style. Classical Guitar contains some of my favorite works by Mauro Guiliani, Francesco da Milano and Gaspar Sanz. I hope you enjoy it.

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  1. Flamenco Variations
  2. Joy
  3. Fantasia
  4. Packington's Pound
  5. Grand Overture
  6. Study by Fernando Sor
  7. Suite Espanola
  8. Variations from Spanish Caravan


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This is a new release of a previous project. First John In Song has been reproduced by Tony Amore from the 1983 original, including the original vocalists, Paul McKenzie, Bruce Labadie and Linda Kish, along with an assortment of guest vocalists and musicians. Memorize the entire book of First John, simply by singing songs!

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  1. 1 John 1
  2. 1 John 2 (Excerpt)
  3. 1 John 3
  4. 1 John 4
  5. 1 John 5 (Excerpt)


First John

First John In Song
A Few Favorites

A Few Favorites
Fighting The Good Fight

Fighting The Good Fight
Hallel

Hallel
Songs For Healing

Songs For Healing
Hymns

Hymns And Spiritual Songs
Inconveniently Alive

Inconveniently Alive
In The Son

In The Son
James In Song

James In Song
More Favorites

More Favorites
Fighting The Good Fight

Rest Beyond The River
Take Me Home

Take Me Home
Songs For Healing

Trust In The Lord
We're Gonna Fly

We're Gonna Fly
Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar
1 John In Song Reproduced

1 John In Song Reproduced
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