Rufus Harris

Rufus Harris

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Rufus Harris' style is like no other. His creative blend of rock and soul with soaring guitar solos and soothing vocals have moved audiences everywhere.

Biography

Rufus has taken his music to new heights with his sophomore release - How Do You Read it? Its unforgettable melodies, driving rhythms and candid lyrics create a visionary journey that captures an honest yet hopeful look at the state of the Western church. The album challenges the listener with spiritually mature lyrics. Songs like Believe, Not Black or White, No Compromise, and Love in What You Do deliver a non-compromising message designed to build up the church in a state of crisis while My Life, Left with Questions and the title cut How Do You Read It? address commitment and practical reasoning.

The creative melodies and heartfelt words on his freshman release entitled – rufus harris - have won over many music lovers. Songs like Who Is Like Him? and 2Bpraised reveal the glory of God’s creation while Captain, We Long to Glorify, 1INeed and U-R illustrate the relationship one can have with the Father. The album also addresses the resurrection of Jesus, true worship, and the Christian testimony.

Rufus’ music illustrates his creativity and varied musical influences. Each song possesses a cradle of sound that reveals Rufus’ rock edge without neglecting his soulful style or his varied musical influences. He thrills listeners with an array of compositional styles set into a smooth contemporary pop format.

His new Christmas Album entitled - Come and Listen: Songs of the Savior is set to be released this Fall.

At any of Rufus’ performances, the listener will be drawn in by the powerful words every song exudes. The message is presented with clarity that’s fresh and rooted in the Word. Take a journey with Rufus and many others have.

Lyrics

2 Be Praised

Written By: Rufus Harris

From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

From sea to shining sea, the creation displays His glory,
the name of the Lord is to be praised.

(Verse1)
See His power and majesty in the simplest of things.
Be affected by the wonder that he brings. Cause…

-Repeat Chorus-

(Verse2)
Do not slight what he has shown to you, hold it close to your heart.
Be excited by the plans He has,
'cause you are part.

-Repeat Chorus-

(Bridge)
How wonderful are the things we see.
But who’s the one who made them?
Who’s the one who set them there for all to see -
the sun, the moon, the earth, and stars...
All the living things?
He placed them there to remind us that...

-Repeat Chorus-

Not Black or White

Written By: Rufus Harris

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You pray that we’d be one
Even as You are with Your Father
That we’d do the same great things that You have done

You’re looking for a people who love what light is
A real understanding of what true might is
Those who have their eyes affixed indeed on heaven’s door

But when you see what’s happening across the nation
Sunday institutional segregation
It makes us wonder what we’ve missed and what we’re standing for

Is it ignorance, intolerance, prejudice
Or just plan foolishness - heaven’s not this
Your life to death to life means so much more

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Oh Lord You taught us to pray that Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
The home of righteousness, place of peace and rest

I’d be unwise
Trusting a lie
Hiding the eyes
But I realize
We don’t stand for Your very best

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

We’re of nations gathered here
To change weapons into plowshares
The love of heaven we must show
Or how will they know?

Oh Lord You said that in the last days
The love of many would grow cold
Without changes in minds and ways
About us it has been told

With no love within we can’t love out
We do mock the truth we know
To walk in light
Cause You’re a light
To be a light

We’re supposed to be
One people - living in the Son
One people - irregular ones
One people - who show the world that You are real

Who don’t just love their friends
Those who match their skin
It makes an adversary grin

We’re not black or white, red or yellow
Neither brown, but every color
We’re the Lord’s body, His hands and feet
To share His love, that is our prayer

Love in What You Do

Written By: Rufus Harris

Let me tell what love is…
Love suffers long
Even when things are going wrong
Love is kind and true
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

Love envies not another
But has joy in the prospering of others
Love is faithful too
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

So don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do

Let me tell what love is…
Love seeks not its own
It’s slow to anger
And remembers no wrong
Love has joy and truth
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

Never rude, never fails
Never self-seeking, always prevails
Love is patient too
It’s nice to say it
But love’s what you do

So don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do
Don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do

Let me tell what love is…
It’s God love, His Son’s love
Such perfect love, unselfish love

Unbridled love, a pure love
Of sacrifice, for our freedom paid the price

It’s God love, His Son’s love
Such perfect love, unselfish love
Unbridled love, a pure love
Of sacrifice, for our freedom paid the price

Don’t just love in what you say
Got to love in what you do

Risen

Written By: Rufus Harris

Slidin’ back, you're feeling like you can’t go on.
The pressure seems to much to bear.
And when you pray it seems like…he isn’t there -
but don't you despair.

Your life it means so much to Him
You’re loved so much that He died…
It will be remembered all the tears you’ve cried - He’ll dry your eyes.

-Chorus-

‘Cause Jesus is risen.
The Spirit is moving.
There’s hope for the whole world and that is so soothing.
A people in darkness have seen a great light.
‘Cause Jesus is risen and has saved their lives.

So where can you go, can go from here.
And what do you think you will find?
Lost in the maze of the corridors of your mind.

It’s not as hard as you think it is.
Just a little faith and you’ll see.
He will lift you up and set your spirit free - if you believe…

-Repeat Chorus-

If you believe…new life you’ll receive
and you’ll find peace within all for the asking believe Him today.
Oh, believe him today
You must believe Him
Oh, believe him today

-Repeat Verse2-

-Repeat Chorus-

Little Drummer Boy

Written By: K.K. Davis, H. Onorati, H. Simeone, Music by Rufus Harris

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That's fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

Joy to the World

Written By: I. Watts, Music by Rufus Harris

Verse 1
Joy to the world!
The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every hea-aaart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and na- ture sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and
na-ture sing

Verse 2
Joy to the world
The Saviour reigns
Let Saints their songs employ
While fields and floods
rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, Repeat, the sounding joy

Verse 3
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And gives to na-tions proof
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love;
And wonders of His love;
And wonders, wonders of His love. less days to sing your

Discography

Come and Listen, Songs of the Savior 2006
How Do You Read It? 2003
Rufus Harris 1999

Set List

Rufus can perform anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours. Songs include:
How Do Read It?
2BePraised
Not Black or White
Left with Questions
Who is Like Him?
1 I Need
Look So Good
Love in What You Do
Everything is Yours
Risen
Believe
My Life
U Must Be Born Again
Face to Face
The Worship Song
We Long to Glorify
It's Not About
No Compromise
U-R
Come and Listen
God and Man at Table