Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another song in the works

Hey everyone!

I thought I would share another song that I wrote recently over the weekend. I have been very encouraged while writing hymns based on Scripture as I know that this glorifies God and this is something He needs me to do only in His strength. I thought it would be great to post a song every couple days. When I first started this blog I thought it would be more about my music, but it turned out to be more of a sewing, cooking, and reenacting blog. Well those things are a big thing in my life, but music is also another huge thing in my life. Its my first love, the thing I have been doing since I could talk, singing. :) I also have been figuring the piano music with my mom on the piano. Its so awesome to see it going onto paper. Its taking a while though. I have been doing that to another song called Salvation Song. The song below is new and has not gone through that process yet, but I believe you all will still enjoy it.

I do not have a title yet, but the verses that I based it off of are 1 John 5:5 " For everyone who has been born of God, overcomes the world. And this is victory that has overcome the world, our faith."
I was reading that verse when I was going through my old journals on Saturday night when I was discouraged about a up and coming exam I have next tuesday the 5th. But then I realized everything is overcome by faith in Christ! I need to have faith that God will get me through all the studying that needs to happen. Hence, this song came into being when I realized once again how much I need Him. 

Praise the Lord all ye saints,
for He is good to us.
Even in hardships, He abides with us.

For He is steadfast in love,
and it endures forever more,
who can utter his mighty deeds?
or declare all his praise?

Blessed are the righteous,
who do justice, compassion, and care
for those who are needy
and weak in the flesh,
will be in the arms of the Lord.

Whoever is born of God,
overcomes the world
and this is victory all through Christ,
that by faith we overcome sin.

For His coming is at hand,
Watch out for your flesh,
be mindful of the enemy
and wash your hearts from all evil.

keep your life in Christ,
free from love of the world.
Do not love the ways of this world,
for it does not last.

Be content only in Christ,
not family, friends, or wealth
remember Christ died for us
and gives us an everlasting home.

For God says He loves us
He is the Lord of Lords,
He will never leave us,
forsake or abandon us.

By Rebecca Christ( well God really! :) )
(copyright 2011 Singing In His Name)

If you want to use the words please email me here, ra.stricker@gmail.com I would appreciate it if no one stole these words as they are precious to me and from the Lord. Please ask before using them. 

I used the following Scriptures for the verses. Verse 1-( Psalm 106:1 " Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!")

verse 2- Psalm 106:2-3 " Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? "

verse 3- Psalm 106:3 " Blessed are those who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!"

 verse 4-" 1 John 5:5" For everyone who has been born of God, overcomes the world. And this is victory that has overcome the world, our faith."

verse 5- " James 5: 7-8 " Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer wants for the precious fruit of the earth being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. You also be patient, establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." 

verse 6- Jeremiah 4:14 " Oh Jerusalemn; wash your hearts from evil, that you may be saved. How long shall your wicked thoughts lodge within you?"

verse 7- Hebrews 13:5-6"keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for he said, " I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."
verse 8- same verse above, Hebrews 13:6 

I hope all of you can be encouraged by these words, even if they are not recorded for you to hear being sung and played yet. I was reading about other hymn writers and I said to myself there are not that many good songs out there that are written directly from Scripture any more. The hymns of old are good, but its hard to find contemporary christian music that is not written from thin air instead of the Word. SO my goal is to write from the Word and not my thoughts. That way God can shine through. I would recommend the book called 101 Hymn Stories, its a great read because you can read about what the author of them hymns was going through spiritually that brought them to write the hymn. I pray the next generation would be able to to say of me that I was writing from the WORD as many before me have done.

here is the 

Have a lovely Tuesday and may you be blessed as you commune with the Father today!

In Christ,


Ashley's Grace said...

Truly beautiful words.

God Bless,


Melanie said...

This is beautiful, Rebecca! You are so right...it's so hard to find songs that have words that actually point to our Savior...

"Gotta couple dents n my fender, gotta couple rips in my jeans...try to fit the pieces together....on my own I'm so clumsy, but on Your shoulders I can see, I'm free to be me..."

Okay, "cool" song, but compared to old hymns, it doesn't stand a chance. And somehow....that "free to be me" part bugs me. One could do so much with talking about how Jesus sets us free by his blood and we live for him...not to "be ourselves." But having said that...I do understand her point.

I just remember when the Lord began to show me how much words in songs mean to me. I could care less what the music sounds like if the words point us to Him in a true, pure sense! ;)

I cannot wait to hear your song and those words are beautiful!


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SinginginHisName said...

thank you dear friends! The Lord is so so good using me a sinner to share His Word and Gospel with others.

I agree Melanie the WORD of God is sharper than a two edged sword! It definately makes a song have meaning that is eternal and cuts to the heart! Praise God He can use us in this way to write music that does that! Its not me writing, its Him! Praise God He can use us, small gals who are sinners for His glory!