Fish Story
Music and Lyrics by Roger Linder
Lyrical theme suggested by Bethany Carlson
Pull out the nets, I'm going fishing.
Can't stay here, waiting, wishing
For a sign of what we're trying to do.

The sea! Calling me!

Pull in the nets, looks like it useless.
There's no fish, it's all pointless.
The sea is barren, nothing is there, and I'm through!

The sea! Cheating me!

Have you had any luck?
Not a single bite!
Don't give up and get stuck;
Throw your nets to the right.

Pull in the nets! They are brimming!
It is the Lord!
I am swimming
Back to meet him, back to greet him now!

The sea! Feeding me!
Lyrics with Chords

Instrumental Demo

As performed by How Majestic - May 6, 2001

40 Days
Scriptural basis - John 21:1-14

1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. [1] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 "I'm going out to fish," Simon Peter told them, and they said, "We'll go with you." So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered. 6 He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. 7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. [2] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. 10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught." 11 Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.