Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Grace (Jesus Author Perfecter of Faith)

So i have a few songs on the go which are in the unfortunate limbo position (i.e. frustratingly close to being finished but can't figure out as few lines)...

One such song is this one called "Grace" or "Jesus author perfecter of faith. I started writing it possibly last year after looking at the passage Hebs 12:2. I then started to incorporate the idea of adoption and how because of what Jesus has done we can now enter into God's family. Pete Coggan helped me shape a great tune for the chorus though unfortunately i still can't figure out a second half to the chorus... there are some other frustrating lines and i've pondered trying to write a simply Trinitarian tag... but so far my efforts haven't resulted in a finished song... anyways here are the lyrics i have so far...
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Jesus Author Perfecter of Faith/Grace 

Verse 1:
Jesus author perfecter of faith
You have lifted me from the grave
By Your spirit I’m found in You
Now my soul will sing Your praise

By no merit or work could I boast
Simply Jesus and your great worth
My salvation secure in you
Now my soul will sing Your praise

Chorus:

Grace has freed me
Grace now leads me
To the open arms of my Father 
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Verse 2:
Was a sinner and far from you
Yet you chose me, (maybe: said I am yours or “You are mine”)
Irresistible grace you showed
Caused my soul to sing Your praise

Now this orphan’s a child of God
And my sonship forever stands
For my Saviour has called me home
Caused my soul to sing Your praise

Bridge ???



So hopefully with a bit of prayer, inspiration, some elbow grease and a lot of thinking i may get this song finished and hopefully it'll get a play at RFC at some point in the future! I'll share some of the "other songs in waiting" soon



Thursday, 11 August 2011

Newday 2011

The youth from RFC attended Newday this year... Check out the rather fantastically well done video review of what went on. Our training base leader Brett has headed up Newday for the past few years and this was his final one. Looks like the event went down pretty well (despite rain!)

Friday, 5 August 2011

We Are Yours - Forerunner



My good mate Pete has done it again... He's written this cracking tune called "We Are Yours". It's a song that talks about freedom, how we've been adopted into God's family and the chorus swells at the end to the very shout able "WE ARE YOURS..." I remember when he first played it to me and it sounded brilliant then, but the recording of it is top notch... The boys definitely have some talent up their sleeves. I believe it may have been played at Newday this year and will be interesting to see how it was done there. Do give it a listen, i can't wait to download it soon...