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  Hello, this is Ed from PA
Posted by: EdAlbaugh - 03-14-2016, 01:06 PM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (8)

Hi!
This is Ed Albaugh from Lansdale PA in the Philly area.
I have been lurking here on this forum for several months and finally decided to join in.
I am very new at song writing.  I have played guitar for somewhere around 40 years, but I stopped getting much better quite a while ago.  When I started playing I wanted to be (dated reference warning...) Jim Croce or something but became convinced I couldn't sing and switched to classical guitar.  Became a pretty good classical guitarist, though never a performer.
Last year around Mother's Day (2015) my wife and I started attending a new church after ours closed their doors.  We took a class on hearing the voice of God through scripture reading.
Shortly after that I began to get song ideas.  It feels too odd to say that I was inspired, but I don't know a better way to describe the desire, almost compulsion I felt to write lyrics.  Since I play guitar but don't consider myself a musician (or even, really, a guitarist) I wanted someone to write the music and tried to find a collaborator...no such luck.  So somewhere in there I started to put some chords and melodies to the lyrics and write actual songs.  I recently found a whole folder full of lyrics I wrote 30 years ago and had forgotten about but I never turned any of those into a real song.  I now have more than 20 songs and a few other un-musicated lyrics.
Other things came out of our association with my new church...to get connected my wife and I joined a small group that meets one night a week.  Once they found out that I play guitar (they did not know how well or poorly) I was asked to play for our worship.  I didn't know any worship songs, wasn't sure I could sing (wasn't sure is being optimistic), and had really never played for more than 1 or 2 immediate family members at once....so I said Yes.  It has been quite an experience but my group is so encouraging and supportive that I like doing it quite a bit despite the nerves.
I still am not sure what I am trying to do musically, but since I would like to improve I expect to post some songs for feedback once I have signed up for a Soundclick account and I want to post some my un-sung lyrics for polish before I start trying to add a tune.
I hope to contribute to the group and be contributed to and in all and everything praise the Lord.

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  First and Last
Posted by: novice62 - 03-13-2016, 05:31 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (9)

ALL:  Please see revisions far below in this thread to comment or recommend edits.  Thank you!!

First and Last
Words and Music: me

This tune has different tune, different words but same meter....10.10.10.10 as "Be Thou My Vision"

 Verse 1


Lord, let me seek first Your kingdom above
Firstfruit of Heaven,  You're proof of God's love
Ending, beginning; the future, the past
Alpha, Omega, the First and the Last


Verse 2


I was a sinner, yet You loved me first
You died for my sins from least to the worst
First-born Lamb offered by grace unsurpassed
Alpha, Omega, the First and the Last

Chorus
 

The last thing I'll need
The same as the first
You, O Lord
My last love, my first

The last thing I'll need
The same as the first
Savior Lord
My last love, my first

Verse 3

First will be last and the last will be first

You bore my shame Lord and You were accursed
Oceans of mercy flow boundless and vast
Alpha, Omega, the First and the Last

Verse 4
 

Agony, anguish, required from the first
There on Your cross, Lord, You cried out,“I thirst!”
Soon You’re returning as lightning is fast!
Alpha, Omega, the First and the Last

Chorus

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  How to delete account?
Posted by: Stella - 03-13-2016, 04:07 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

Is there a way to delete account?  Huh

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  Seeing mature fruit suddenly appear...
Posted by: CSN Guest - 03-12-2016, 10:18 PM - Forum: Whetstone Project - No Replies

It has been an absolute joy to be a part of iron to sharpening iron on CSN...I am really glad I chose to stick around until the completion of this project.  I feel as if I a witness years of growth, development, in so many seem to culminate in this moment as I watch fruit seem to ripen instantly with a little inspiration of this Whetstone project! 

Thanks Reece for hosting the forum, and this project.
Thanks Greg for choosing to carry out your vision here on CSN! 

Sarah

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  When You Carry Me
Posted by: PFlat2 - 03-12-2016, 09:11 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (14)

very 1st submission after just joining today...so be gentle!

http://www.soundclick.com/RMichaelPrince

Father carry me again
change my heart I am broken
I'm reaching out to touch Your robe
You hear me calling You, I know

and we'll fly, like an eagle soaring high
on the wind
when You carry me again
and we'll fly, like an eagle soaring high
on the wind
when You carry me, when You carry me

Father carry me again
the road is hard I have fallen
I run into Your open arms
prodigal son has now returned

and we'll fly, like an eagle soaring high
on the wind
when You carry me again
and we'll fly, like an eagle soaring high
on the wind
when You carry me, when You carry me

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Tongue Hello from the other side? No wait Bryan, TX
Posted by: PFlat2 - 03-12-2016, 07:23 PM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (7)

Hi there! Long time songwriter, 1st time poster. 

I'll hang up and listen! Looks to be a fun forum I somehow just discovered today!

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  Where My Treasure Is (First Draft)
Posted by: novice62 - 03-12-2016, 06:30 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (5)

ALL;  Here's a contemporary hymn ready for your thoughts on how to improve this.  Thank you.  Neil

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_...36755&q=hi

Where My Treasure Is

Copyright 2016 All Rights Reserved


Composer: Christine Noll
Words: me

Verse 1:

There’s nothing here that I may gain
No crown nor reward
The things of Earth are all in vain
Compared to my dear Lord

Verse 2:

Whatever prize this world might trade
To draw my soul near
Will lose its luster, rust and fade
In time, it won’t be dear

Chorus


Where my treasure is, there my heart will be,
Where my treasure is, By faith, that's what I'll see,
Where my treasure is, o' where my  treasure is,
There my heart will be, My gaze is on heaven before me,
That is where my treasure will be,


Verse 3:


My hope is fixed on heaven where
True wealth waits for me

By grace, my sins He chose to bear,
Are gone eternally

The universe cannot compare
With what God has for me.

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  With Jesus
Posted by: Stella - 03-12-2016, 05:04 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (2)

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  work in progress
Posted by: ShannonB - 03-12-2016, 03:02 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (10)

If I couldn’t see the sun rise in the morning
If I couldn’t hear the birds singing
If I couldn’t smell the roses in the spring
Would I still find a reason to praise You?
 
I believe some people choose not to believe
Because they would have to change their lives
They beg for God to reveal Himself
Then ignore the simple signs
 
If I couldn’t see the sun rise in the morning
If I couldn’t hear a newborn’s cries


If I couldn’t feel the wind on my face
Would I still find a reason to praise You
 
I believe some people choose not to believe
Because they would have to change their minds
They beg for God to reveal Himself
Then ignore the simple signs
 
I can’t waste my precious time
Arguing with the fools of this world
But even they deserve my prayers
So I’ll hang on, never give up
Let them know He is there
 
Cause I see the sunrise in the morning
I hear my Father calling me
I smell the roses, I feel the summer breeze
And I will praise You, for I am the least of these
 

https://soundcloud.com/user-759209468/re...praise-you

Hey everyone, sorry I can't get my soundcloud to copy onto the site. Maybe you can do it backwards. Try highlighting the link, copy it, paste it into soundcloud if you are interested. Or send me an e-mail & I will e-mail you the mp3 if you are interested. Thanks!

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Rainbow dancing in the fire(Your Love)
Posted by: A2j4life - 03-11-2016, 08:06 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (4)

I, recently posted this song lyric critique to see if I needed to work on the lyrics. So, I work on my song a little, made some changes. I decided to my song, I am thankful any comments, suggestions, advice, or critiques. I, also like to add a third verse, but can not come up any thing




Dancing In The Fire(Your Love)

Verse 1
With your light, in the darkness
You lead me through the wilderness
You're my shelter
When the storms life
Come flooding in
Still I praise you, Lord still I praise you

Pre Chorus
You gave your life on a cross, that was meant me

Chorus
As your blood washes over me
Burning deep inside of me
Your love consumes me
Lord, I am dancing in the fire
Dancing in the fire of your love

Verse 2
When walls, I have built around me
Come crumbling down, you hold onto me
Dancing in the fire, as it purifies me
Your dancing with me
Amidst my enemies, I hear you call my name
Still I praise you, Lord still I praise you


Chorus
As your blood washes over me
Burning deep inside of me
Your love consumes me
Lord I am dancing in the fire
Dancing in the fire of your love

Chorus
As your blood washes over me
Burning deep inside of me
Your love consumes me
Lord I am dancing in the fire
Dancing in the fire of your love

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