Author Archives: Roger E. Bruner

About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-five-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of twenty Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He is active in his church's nursing home ministry He also plays bass guitar on the church raise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.

A Child Much Loved by You

[You may listen to an old recording of this song here. More recently I lower the key to A on the final stanza, but don’t have a recording of that. The lead sheet available here is also all in the … Continue reading

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All He Made Was Good

[You may listen to a recording of this song here.] When God created the world, He began a major project, And when each phase was finished, He saw that it was good. Sometimes we face a task That seems quite … Continue reading

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All Those Who Love the Lord

[You may listen to this song here. Please turn up the bass if you can. I can’t play that well anymore. A lead sheet is available here.] Come and listen, all who love the Lord; Let me tell you what … Continue reading

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All Around the World

[You may listen to an old recording of this song here.] When You ask who’ll go, Will we turn away? Or will we exclaim, “Here we are; send us!”? Send us out, O Lord, Into all the earth; Let us … Continue reading

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He’s Not Finished Yet

[Listen to an old recording here.] I’m like clay that the Lord is making something from, (3x) But He’s not finished yet. No, He’s not done. He takes pleasure in making something good from me, (3x) But He’s not finished … Continue reading

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God’s Special Mirror

[A very old recording of this song may be heard here.] All those who hear the Word of God But don’t apply its teachings Soon lose sight of who they are, With backs turned to God’s mirror. But blessed are … Continue reading

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When the Storms Come

[A very old recording of this song is available here.] Those who will listen to Jesus’ words And try to obey them are like a wise man, One who builds his house on a rock, And when the storms come, … Continue reading

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Working Behind the Scenes

[You may listen to a recording of this song here.] I believe God’s working behind the scenes; He’s helping me in ways I can’t see. God understands all my problems; He knows my best efforts are not enough to solve … Continue reading

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The Faith Song

[You may listen to a recording of this song here.] Faith’s acceding to God’s leading, And it’s going without knowing. Faith’s revering and adhering to God’s Word. Faith is moving without proving And agreeing without seeing; Faith’s abiding in, not … Continue reading

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The Goodbye Song (w/Monologues Nine and Ten)

[from the 1974 Christian musical, Song of Plenty] Monologue Nine: GIRL (continuing letter). . . My life was at a crossroads. A silly rhyme I once heard somewhere popped into my head: A turtle passed me as I was walkin’ … Continue reading

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