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.

Don’t Try to Walk on the Water

[You may listen to an old recording of this song here. A free PDF lead sheet may be viewed and downloaded here.] Don’t try to walk on the water (3x) Till you walk by faith on land. Don’t try to … Continue reading

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Brag on Him!

[NOTE: The second stanza is a more recent addition. It’s not included on this recording. The lyrics on this free PDF lead sheet may be different, too.] Let those who are wise Not boast about their wisdom. Let those who … Continue reading

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The Manager of Our Marriage

We’re asking you, Lord, To be a partner in our marriage; We’re asking you, Lord, To be the one whose will comes first. We’re asking you, Lord, To be the Love and the Truth That keep us on your Way. … Continue reading

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ALMOST YOU’RE SMILING

NOTE: Because this song has such a special meaning at this time of year, I won’t apologize for posting it every year. I’m sorry I didn’t get it done closer to Christmas, but between having a bad cold and foot … Continue reading

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A Special Brand-New Sun

The Lord is so giving and forgiving. Long years ago He made a wondrous star to shine On a world so lost in death and darkness, Yet still it leads to a manger bed of hope. Yet still it leads … Continue reading

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Righteous Livin’

When I’m driving up a steep hill, Sometimes I think my car won’t make it. But when it comes to righteous livin’, God gives me all the power I need. When I’m trying to move the sofa, Sometimes I find … Continue reading

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First and Second Mile Blues

If you’ve come to walk just one mile And to tell me what you’re taught to say, Go on home; I’m not gonna listen. I don’t think you’ve a thing real to say to me. But if you’ve come to … Continue reading

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I Come Believing, Lord

[I never recorded this simple song, but a free lead sheet may be found here.] I come believing, Lord, That You’re the God of Light, And as I go my way, Help me to shine. I come believing, Lord, That … Continue reading

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Perfect Peace

[You may listen to an old recording of this song here. Get the lead sheet here.] When I feel like running away From all the things that keep troubling me daily, I fall at the foot of the cross And … Continue reading

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Because He First Loved Me

[The lead sheet for this song is here. You may listen to it here.] God wants me to love Him with all my heart,And He wants me to love Him with all my mind.God wants me to love Him with … Continue reading

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