Archive for February, 2012
A simply a capella song based upon the words of the famous prayer by Walford Davies. Hints of Taize in this one and it also works as a four part round (if you listen all the way through, you’ll here the effect). I think the Anglicans will like this one!
I recorded this in my bathroom to get a ‘cathedral-like’ sound. (PS Sorry about the dodgy voice in places!)
God be in my Head
God be in my head
God be in my mouth
I like a bit of Latino music, don’t you? So, this song is in a typical generic South American Latin style (not sure what you’d call it besides that!) It would normally be accompanied by plenty of percussion, guitars, trumpets etc, not just piano. Special thanks to my daughter, Mads, for singing the ladies lines.
Salvador del Mundo
He grew up
On the cross
Once again, this song speaks about the world’s need for Christ. However, rather than focussing on social needs and difficulties (like Song no.4), this one is to encourage us to spread His message to those who do not know Him.
The tune has hints of 1970s harmonies in the chorus, but a rarely used chord sequence in the verses is used. The whole song could be played a tone lower (in G major) but I like it better in A!
We want to tell the world
You made us in your image
Money, fame, prosperity,
I’ve gone for a straight down the line ‘Gospel’ feel to this one. I know that’s not original, but neither is Gospel music represented in mainstream Evangelical churches these days.
I think it should be! Gospel music is uplifting and people like it! Remember the impact it’s had in Japan (click here for more info)?
The song is not suggesting that your problems will all disappear if you follow Jesus, but that His presence in your life will make a big difference, and give you a whole new perspective on those problems. Enjoy it!
If the road ahead looks bumpy
If you’re weary or exhausted
Go open up your Bible now