I Am Mining Coal

Part of what I wanted to do for our Faithcraft Bible study was to come up with a song (I had a vision of 3 songs, but only got around to writing one) that would use Minecraft elements while also having a Christian message. My son loves Minecraft parody songs, so I figured it was time that the Christian world had one. So I wrote this song. It is based off of the song “I Am Free.” I included a quick video that I made while I was practicing so that you can get an idea of how to play and sing it (hopefully better than I did).

When we do this at our Faithcraft meeting the kids love to scream the echo as loud as they can. Not exactly high art, but it gets them involved.

I am Mining Coal (To the Tune of I Am Free)

D
I cut some trees and I dug dirt
D
made a pick axe now that was work
G
Darkness is falling fast
G
Don’t know if I will last
Bm
I wish I had a sword to hold
A
But I don’t so I’m just mining coal
D

I am mining coal (Echo)
G

cause sitting in the DAAARK gets old (Echo)
Bm                   A                           Bm                   A
Need a torch not just fun (Echo) 
                            D                        G                             D                        G  
But to keep away the skeletons (Echo)

D

In your life when the dark is real
D

And really scared is how you feel
G
Jesus he will see you through
G
In the dark and the bright times too
Bm
Jesus will make you bold
A
He won’t just leave you, mining coal

4 thoughts on “I Am Mining Coal

    • April 25, 2016 at 2:44 PM
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      Hey Nate! We are planning a Minecraft VBS. would love to know what you did! Email me please!

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  • August 30, 2015 at 8:31 PM
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    You are awesome. I am using this Faithcraft for Wednesday night. I am excited for my little guys to connect their practical world with the spiritual. Thanks for letting God use your creativity.

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  • June 24, 2016 at 10:21 PM
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    My husband and I just wrapped up writing a VBS series based on your idea of Faithcraft! It starts this coming Monday and will last through Friday! We’ve made lessons, crafts, minecraft snacks, decorations, games and other stuff to go with it. I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration and I would be more then happy to send you copies of everything we did if you would like them. Thank you so much and God bless! – Mike & Chris Miranda Youth Directors of Avon Park Christian Church

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