Participants: Yvonne Lewis & Duawne Starling (Host), Mervyn Chapman, Andre Chapman
Series Code: MGNH
Program Code: MGNH000013
00:01 Magnify the Lord with me
00:04 Magnify the Lord
00:08 Jesus alone is worthy
00:11 Magnify Him
00:19 Welcome to "Magnify Him." My name is Duawne Starling.
00:22 And I'm Yvonne Lewis. Thank you for tuning in.
00:25 Once again we're going to present artists to you
00:28 who are focused on lifting up
00:29 the name of Jesus with their gifts.
00:32 Yes, and the songs you will hear
00:34 will truly lift up
00:35 and magnify our magnificent God.
00:38 So stay tune as we lift up
00:40 the name of Jesus and magnify Him.
00:44 Magnify the Lord with me
00:47 Magnify Him
00:52 I'd like for you to join me in welcoming
00:55 Mervyn Chapman to Magnify Him.
00:57 Thank you. It's good to be here.
00:58 So good to have you. Praise the Lord.
01:00 Tell us about your ministry.
01:03 How did you get started in music?
01:05 Well, I come from a musical family.
01:09 My father was a minister.
01:11 We grew up singing at home
01:13 for worship a lot and singing at church.
01:16 It died of a lot, I remember singing a few times at college,
01:20 but, you know, when I turned 30,
01:22 I realized that-- I said to myself,
01:24 you know, this is when Jesus started His ministry.
01:26 Wow! What am I doing for Christ?
01:29 You know, what's going to my legacy?
01:30 What are my kids going to know me for?
01:32 And how will I improve and help the kingdom of God?
01:36 You didn't sing really until you were 30?
01:38 Didn't really, not very organized,
01:40 just here and there every once in a while for song service,
01:43 you know, filling in here and there.
01:46 And so at that time,
01:48 you know, I decided to start singing a little bit more
01:50 so my ministry is just getting started,
01:54 I've not been in this very long.
01:55 Okay. Oh, that's wonderful.
01:57 What do you envision as the direction,
02:01 the path that God has taken you down musically?
02:04 Well, somebody used a term with me earlier
02:07 that God has invested in me, and I take that to heart.
02:10 I want to give God a good return on His investment.
02:13 And souls are so precious.
02:15 If I were to live my entire life
02:18 and bring what, just one person to Christ with my music,
02:21 I think it would be worth it, so my goal is just to help
02:25 people realize that Christ is there for them
02:27 that Christ is our savior
02:29 and that we need to give our all to Him.
02:32 Praise the Lord.
02:34 Usually you need to know that no matter where you're in life,
02:37 it's never too late to begin a ministry for Christ.
02:41 Brother Mervyn here started at 30 to minister in music.
02:45 If your gift isn't music, it could just be hospitality,
02:48 it could be whatever it is, God has a plan for you.
02:52 As you listen to Brother Mervyn today,
02:55 meditate on the lyrics to his songs
02:57 and know that God has something special for you,
03:02 just bask in His presence.
03:03 May God bless you as you listen to Brother Mervyn
03:07 magnify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
03:29 Time measured out my days
03:35 Life carried me along
03:42 In my soul I yearned to follow God
03:50 But knew I'd never be so strong
03:56 I looked hard at this world
04:01 To know how heaven could be gained
04:09 Just to end where I began
04:13 Where human effort is all in vain
04:24 Were it not for grace
04:31 I can tell you where I'd be
04:38 Wandering down at some pointless road to nowhere
04:45 With my salvation up to me
04:51 I know how that would go
04:58 The battles I would face
05:05 Forever running but losing the race
05:13 Were it not for grace
05:23 So here is all my praise
05:31 Expressed with all my heart
05:38 Offered to the Friend who took my place
05:45 And ran the course I could not start
05:51 And when He saw in full
05:56 Just how much His love would cost
06:04 He still went the final mile between me and heaven
06:12 So I would not be lost
06:19 Were it not for grace
06:27 I can tell you where I'd be
06:34 Wandering down at some pointless road to nowhere
06:41 With my salvation up to me
06:47 I know how that would go
06:54 The battles I would face
07:01 Forever running but losing the race
07:08 Were it not for grace
07:16 Forever running but losing the race
07:24 Were it not for grace
07:44 This song is a reminder to me
07:47 that whether we're on the mountaintop
07:49 or whether we're suffering through wilderness experience,
07:52 God is here with us.
07:54 He is here to comfort and to guide.
08:11 I sense the awesome moving
08:19 Of the Holy Spirit
08:26 I see His countenance
08:32 Resting on your face
08:39 I know that there are angels
08:45 Hovering all around us
08:51 For the presence of the Lord
08:59 Is in this place
09:07 He is here, Hallelujah
09:14 He is here, Amen
09:21 He is here, Holy, Holy
09:29 I will bless His name again
09:36 He is here, listen closely
09:44 Hear Him calling out your name
09:51 He is here, you can touch Him
09:59 You will never be the same
10:13 I searched for peace
10:19 In the shadows, dark and lonely
10:26 Gave up on finding true
10:33 And lasting love
10:39 I tasted all those things
10:44 That sin could fear to offer
10:50 But today I feast on manna
10:57 From above
11:05 He is here, Hallelujah
11:13 He is here, Amen
11:20 He is here, Holy, Holy
11:27 I will bless His name again
11:35 He is here, listen closely
11:42 Hear Him calling out your name
11:49 He is here, you can touch Him
11:57 You will never be the same
12:09 He is here, Hallelujah
12:18 He is here, Amen
12:25 He is here, Holy, Holy
12:33 I will bless His name again
12:41 He is here, listen closely
12:49 Hear Him calling out your name
12:56 He is here, you can touch Him
13:03 You will never be the same
13:11 He is here, you can touch Him
13:20 You will never be
13:29 The same
13:37 Never be the same
13:59 Magnify the Lord with me
14:02 Magnify Him
14:07 I'm here with Andre Chapman, a wonderful man of God.
14:11 Thank you, Andre, for being on Magnify Him.
14:13 It's a pleasure to be here, Duawne.
14:14 So let start off with where you're from?
14:18 I was born in Jamaica, raised in Trinidad and Tobago.
14:20 Came here when I was 11 years old.
14:22 And my brother who I'm going to sing with later,
14:25 he was born in New York and came to,
14:27 you know, to the-as well.
14:30 So do you and your brother sing together a lot?
14:32 We started about
14:33 three years ago singing together
14:35 but we were looking to do that some more.
14:37 We're mostly solo artists.
14:39 I may go up to weddings
14:40 and different churches I'll be singing.
14:42 Now who is some of your influences?
14:44 I would say Wintley Phipps, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green.
14:47 Very good. Very good.
14:48 We have similar taste.
14:50 We do. We do.
14:51 That's good. That's good.
14:53 Now of those people are there are any other people
14:54 that have made an impact on you, could be family?
14:57 Well, actually my brother.
14:58 My brother has been a big influence in my life
15:00 and helped me to get to know Christ better.
15:02 We were teenagers, he probably doesn't know it,
15:04 but he has played a big role and helped me to know the Lord.
15:08 There is something about the bond of brothers.
15:11 I mean, I love to see siblings in ministry together.
15:13 I love to see siblings singing together
15:16 so I mean it would be great
15:18 to see you guys do more things together.
15:19 Yes, we're really looking to expand our ministry,
15:22 and hopefully the Lord will bless us so we can.
15:24 I believe He will because you know,
15:26 one thing that I noticed about you in your sound check
15:28 is just the spirit of humility.
15:32 And it's in that same spirit of humility
15:35 that I know you'll be blessed
15:37 by the ministry of Andre Chapman.
15:40 Prepare your hearts`
15:42 and prepare your souls to be blessed.
15:52 Who will hear the music that I hear
15:58 Who will hear the sound that fills the air
16:05 Who will see a radiant beam of light
16:11 Dancing for a sun that warms the morning sky
16:18 Who will know the beauty of My earth
16:24 Sense the joy and wonder of its birth
16:30 Who will see the glory of the world
16:35 That I have made
16:40 And who will walk beside me in the garden
16:46 In the coolness of the day
16:55 Creation's glorious song
17:01 That comes from my heart
17:06 Expresses strains of love
17:13 But only in part
17:18 I long to hear the words
17:24 The words that are true
17:29 Someone to hear my heart
17:33 Belongs to you
17:39 And who will feel the summer wind
17:42 That moves across the water as it flows
17:49 Who will enjoy the orchestrated mystery
17:54 That soars within My soul
17:57 Who will hear the glory of the music that I hear
18:02 I will create man to be in My own image
18:07 Form him from the dust of earth and breathe into him
18:12 My own breath of life
18:37 Lord, I hear You speak to me
18:46 How lovely are Your words
18:54 How beautiful
19:00 The sound
19:02 This wondrous paradise
19:07 And all that you see
19:13 Could never match the joy
19:17 When You're here with me
19:23 The message of My song
19:27 Will always be true
19:33 Mi Corazon
19:36 My heart belongs to you
19:43 You will enjoy the orchestrated mystery
19:47 That soars within My soul
19:53 And we can feel the summer wind
19:56 That moves across the water
19:58 As it flows
20:05 This wondrous paradise
20:09 And all that you see
20:12 That comes from my heart
20:16 Could never match the joy
20:19 When You're here with me
20:22 But only in part
20:26 The message of our song
20:31 Will always be true
20:32 The words that are true
20:37 Someone to hear my hear
20:41 Belongs to You
21:03 The message of our song
21:07 Will always be true
21:10 The words that are true
21:14 Someone to hear my heart
21:18 Belongs to You
21:25 My life, My love
21:28 My heart belongs to you
22:00 This song is a reminder that
22:02 no matter where God places you in life,
22:04 He has given you the power to succeed.
22:07 No, there is no need to fear. No need to fear.
22:39 No need to fear
22:43 When times of trouble come
22:49 Oppression's storm
22:54 Beats at your door
22:58 No need to fear
23:07 No need to fear
23:11 Though evil seems so strong
23:17 Their pride and power
23:22 Is not for long
23:26 Be still my soul
23:31 And trust in God
23:36 And place your life
23:41 Into his hand
23:45 For he will never
23:51 Never fail you
23:55 And in the morning
24:00 You'll see his face
24:05 No need to fear
24:10 Don't fear
24:23 No need to fear the envy
24:28 And the scorn
24:32 Of those who boast
24:37 In what they own
24:42 No need to fear
24:48 For what remains
24:52 When life's brief day is done
24:58 Their glories are a setting sun
25:07 But as for me
25:12 Of this I'm sure
25:17 God will redeem
25:22 My soul from death
25:26 And he will never
25:32 Never fail you
25:36 And in the morning
25:41 I'll see his face
26:08 And he will never
26:14 Never fail you
26:18 No-one can tear you
26:23 From his love
26:27 And he will never
26:33 Forsake you
26:37 And in the morning
26:43 You'll see his face
26:51 No need to fear
26:56 Don't fear
27:25 Magnify Him
27:31 What a blessing this program has been.
27:33 The music ministered to my spirit
27:35 and I hope it ministered to yours.
27:37 Thanks for tuning in.
27:39 Until we see you next time,
27:41 remember to put Christ first in all things
27:44 and magnify Him.