Songs & Chants


Fun Songs
Ritualistic Opening
Initiation Songs

Ritualistic Closing
Chants

Grand Choir 2014Fun Songs

N - E - V - A - D - A   G - R - A - N - D 

N - E - V - A - D - A   G - R - A - N - D        
Nevada Grand, it’s the best!
Nevada Grand, in the west!
Forever let us hold our banners high, high, HIGH!
So come along and sing our song and join the jamboree,
N - E - V - A - D - A   G - R - A - N - D

I am an R

I am an R
I am an R-A
I am an R-A-I-N-B-O-W girl
I have lots of L-O-V-E in my H-E-A-R-T
and I will S-E-R-V-E my whole life through!

(repeated over until annoying, a little faster each time!

Mrs. LaRue - Director of Music

If You're Proud to be in Rainbow

If you're proud to be in Rainbow, clap your hands!  (clap, clap)
If you're proud to be in Rainbow, clap your hands!  (clap, clap)
If you're proud to be in Rainbow, If your proud to be in Rainbow,
If you're proud to be in Rainbow, clap your hands!  (clap, clap)

(in this song, you can replace “clap your hands” with “stomp your feet”, “shout hoo-ray”, or “do all three”)

Zippidy-do-da, Zippidy-ay!

Zippidy-do-da, Zippidy-ay!
My, oh my, what a wonderful day!
Daylite Grandies brighten our day,
Zippidy-do-da, Zippidy-ay!

I'm a little Rainbow Girl

I'm a little Rainbow Girl
Cute as a button, watch me swirl...
I can sing
I can dance
I wear ruffles on my.. oops! boys, take another guess...
I wear ruffles on my dress!

R-A-I-N-B-O-W

R - a girls, a Rainbow Girl
A - we’re always having fun
I - there’s inspiration here
N - our work is nearly done
B - we’re blooming every day
O - its what others will say
W - we’re happy and we’re proud
To be Rainbow Girls TODAY!Silver Arrow


Opening

Onward Christian Soldiers
(Sung as officers enter the Assembly Room)

Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus, going on before.
Christ the Royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle, See his banner go!
Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus, going on before.

America
(Sung after pledge, while drill leader returns flag to bow.)

My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of these I sing.
Land where my father’s died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

Book Divine
(Sung while the Bible is being opened, to the tune of “Love Divine”.)

On the altar pure and white,
lies the symbol of white light.
Open now the Book Divine,
that its rays on us may shine.
Holy Bible, Book of Faith,
may thy white light penetrate
every listening heart today.
Silver ArrowLead us in the righteous way.


Initiation Songs

My Faith looks up to thee
(Sung after Faith receives the candidates while they are walking)

My faith looks up to thee,
Thou lamb of Calvary, Savior divine. Now hear my while I pray.
Take all my guilt away.
Oh, let me from this day, be wholly thine.

Have thine own way, lord
(Sung as Faith conducts candidates to alter for obligation)

Have thine own way lord, have thine own way.
Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me, after Thy will,
while I am waiting, yielding and still.

Nearer my God to Thee
(Sung after Chaplain's prayer and after WA stands)

Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Even though it be a cross, that raiseth me.
Still all my song shall be, nearer my God to Thee.
Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee.

It only Takes a Spark
(Sung while Faith conducts candidate to Station of Love)

It only takes a spark to get a fire going.
And soon all those around will warm up in its glowing.
That's how it is with God's love, once you've experienced it.
You spread his love to everyone; you want to pass it on.

I love to tell the story
(Sung while Faith conducts the candidate to the Station of Religion)
 
I love to tell the story, of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true.
It satisfies my longing, as nothing else can do.
I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
to tell the old, old, story, of Jesus and His love.

In the Garden
(Sung while Faith conducts candidate to Station of Nature)
 
I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses.
And he walks with me, and He talks with me, and he tells me I am his own.
Silver ArrowAnd the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

Face to Face
(Sung while Faith conducts candidate to Station of Immortality)

Face to face with Christ my Savior. Face to face, what will it be?
When with rapture I behold him, Jesus Christ, who died for me.
Face to Face I shall behold him, far beyond the starry sky.
Face to face, in all his glory, I shall see him by and by.

I would be true
(Sung while Faith Conducts candidate to Station of Fidelity)

I would be true, for there are those who trust me.
I would be pure, for there are those who care,
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer,
I would be brave, for there is much to bear.
I would be brave, for there is much to bear.

America, The Beautiful
(Sung while Faith conducts candidate to Station of Patriotism)

Oh Beautiful for spacious skies, for amber Waves of grain,
for purple mountains majesties above the fruited plain.
America! America! God shed his face on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.

Help Somebody Today
(Sung while Faith conducts candidate to Station of Service)
 
Look all around you. Find someone in need. Help somebody today.
Tho it be little, a neighborly deed, help somebody today.
Help somebody today, somebody along life's way.
Let sorrow be ended, the friendless be friended.
Silver ArrowOh help somebody today.


Closing Songs

Book Divine
(Sung while the bible is being closed. to the tune of "Love Divine")

Book of faith we close thee now,
while in reverence we bow.
Pray thy penetrating light,
lead us safely through the night.
Holy Bible, book divine,
may your white light ever shine.
Through our lives that all may see,
in love and service we follow Thee.

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Rainbow (Christian) love.
The fellowship of kindred minds,
is like to that above.

Outgoing drill

God Bless America
(Sung as flag is being retired from Assembly Room)

God bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her,
through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
to the oceans white with foam.
God bless America, my home sweet home.
God Bless America, my home sweet home.

My Rainbow Dreams

My Rainbow Dreams are calling me and leading me away.
They have a magic spell that thrills and holds me day by day.
I wonder if I'll find you there, sometime. some happy day;
Silver Arrowwhen all my Rainbow dreams come true, before they fade away.


Chants:

#1 -    Knit one, pearl two, “    (name) _   Grandies”, We love you!

#2 -    Knit one, pearl eight, “    (name) _   Grandies”, sure are great!

#3 -    Hey,     (name) _   !  How’s your PMA?!      (PMA = Positive Mental Attitude)

         Response: Boy am I enthusiastic! I am feeling ______________________________.

#4-     Rainbow Girls stand up and shout
          Service is what we're all about!

           Say ...S...S-E...R-V-I-C-E
           Say ...S...S-E...R-V-I-C-E.

#5-   We're Nevada Rainbow and our spirits are loud
        Silver Arrow With Love and Service you can join our crowd!