FIND US FAITHFUL - 1997
Find Us Faithful celebrated the life of Lee Hong Kwang; with the consent of the Lee Family and the Trustees of The Lee Hong Kwang Family Trust Fund. The musical was staged at Life Chapel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 1997 and net proceeds of the production went to a trust fund for the education of the Lee children. Lee Hong Kwang was no stranger, many of us then had got to know him in our younger days and his life, personality was the very essence of a godly man. Our paths crossed again in 1994 when Hong Kwang, in spite of his busy lecturing and speaking schedule, took time off to serve as chairman for our benefit concert “In Heaven’s Eyes” in aid of Dignity & Services.
Hong Kwang subsequently commenced a long battle with cancer, a battle which he fought bravely and extraordinarily. Through the pain and difficult months, he was very alert, cheerful, ever mindful of the God’s love and grace for him and his family. The many visitors who visited him especially those who were grappling for words, found themselves very much encouraged and inspired by him.
A NOTE ON "FIND US FAITHFUL”
During the earlier part of this year, the essential fabric of “Find Us Faithful” already had some form and substance in terms of a theme and music scoring. The vocal and instrumental arrangements were inspired and selected from the following releases: The Music Library Volume I which is a compilation of really great musical numbers; Every Tongue Confess by Gary Driskell & Marty Hennis; Light of a Million Mornings by Claire Cloninger, Mark Gersmehl and Mark Hayes; Two from Galilee by Robert Sterling and Karla Worley and some independent arrangements.
We had been praying as to the direction we would be led this year for our year end benefit concert and there were a couple of other alternative causes that were considered but in going through the theme of faithfulness we felt that it very strongly echoed and reflected the life of someone we knew. It was in this spirit that we approached the Lee Family and the Trustees of The Lee Hong Kwang Family Trust Fund for their consent to stage tonight’s benefit concert.
Lee Hong Kwang was no stranger, many of us having heard him preach and minister the Word even during our very early days at young people’s fellowship meetings (this is telling indeed). Hong Kwang’s life, personality and witness was the very essence of what a believer should be and it was easy to accept what he preached or said because he simply lived it himself. Our paths crossed again in 1994 when Hong Kwang, in spite of his busy schedule of speaking, lecturing and other engagements, took time off to serve as chairman for a benefit concert “In Heaven’s Eyes” for Dignity & Services.
Hong Kwang went Home in January of this year after a long battle with cancer, a battle which he fought bravely and extraordinarily. Through the pain and those difficult hours, days, weeks and months, he remained very alert, cheerful and faithful to the Lord, ever mindful of the Lord’s love and grace for him and his family. We also remember visiting Hong Kwang and sharing a few of songs with him, as he hummed along in praise to his Creator. The many visitors who came to visit him especially those who were grappling for words, found themselves very much encouraged by him.
Join us this evening as we reflect and give thanks for the life, dedication and faithfulness of this dear brother and we pray that his witness and testimony will inspire and challenge us.
The Canticle Choir
||Prologue music composed and arranged by
|At a concert rehearsal||Robert Sterling and Karla Worley|
|2.||Sing And Be Not Silent||Words and music by Mary McDonald|
|3.||Worthy of Glory||Traditional; arrangement by Tom Fettke|
|4.||More Precious then Silver with
||Words and Music by Lynn DeShazo
| Jesus, Name Above All Names
|| and Naida Hearn; arrangement by Tom Fettke
|5.||Is He the One?
||Words, music and arrangement by Gary Driskell and
|6.||Light Of A Million Mornings||Words by Claire Cloninger and music by Mark Gershmehl
|and Mark Hayes; arrangement by Mark Hayes|
|7.||Where The Nails Were with
||Words, music and arrangement by Gary Driskell and|
|He Looked Beyond My Fault||Marty Hennis|
|8.||God Is Able||Words and music by Chris Machen and Robert Sterling;|
|arrangement by Carol Cymbala|
|9.||Risen With Him with Christ||Words, music and arrangement by Gary Driskell
|the Lord Is Risen Today||and Marty Hennis|
||Words and music by Gary Driskell, Marty Hennis, David
|Hanvelt and Jeff Silvey; arrangement by Gary Driskell|
|Driskell and Marty Hennis|
|11.||Jesus is Coming Soon
||Words and music by R E Winsett; arrangement
|by Russell Mauldin|
|12.||Find Us Faithful
||Words and music by John Mohr; arrangement by
|14.||It is Well with My Soul
||Words by Horatio G Spafford and music by Philip P Bliss;
|arrangement by Bob Krogstad|
With the exception of recorded music soundtrax, the entire performance of
"Find Us Faithful” is performed live.
||Khu Gek Sim
|Premita Sekaran||Leow Lee Kien
|Phoon May Ping|
|Lee Suet May
|Tan Ooi Meng
||Jesse Oh Kean Leng
|Michael Moey||Jonathan Rasiah
|Quek Wee Kee
||Patrick Yeoh Tay Jim|
|Music Director||H.K. Chong
|Asst Music Director
|Finance Manager||Premita Sekaran|
||Helen Lee, Premita Sekaran
|Property & Premises
||Oh Kean Leng, Jonathan Rasiah,
|Quek Wee Kee, Tan Ooi Meng|
||Khu Gek Sim
Patrick Yeoh Tay Jim as the Choir Member
Lim Choo Leong as the Concert Manger
||Johnny Ong Loke Keong,
|assisted by||Wong Kong Wei, David Liew
| assisted by
||Tan Meng Guan and Ho Bok Guan|
||Noel Jayaratnam, Tan Meng Guan
|Front of House Manager
||Tan Yuen Mun
|Movement & Staging
||Lim Pei Ling
||Alice Quay & Jennifer Cheong
||Oi Poh Choo and Oi Poh Sim