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  Creation to Crowning Glory
Posted by: ShannonB - 01-30-2016, 02:19 PM - Forum: Whetstone Project - Replies (9)

https://soundcloud.com/user-759209468/cr...glory-demo

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  New member New CD: Hi, I'm Dr B.L.T.!
Posted by: Dr BLT - 01-30-2016, 01:46 AM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (10)

Hello, everyone!  I'm glad to be a part of this forum. I have just released several CDs, including THE TRUTH HURTS, on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon etc., including this title track:
THE TRUTH HURTS

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  Comments please
Posted by: WPfontman - 01-29-2016, 03:11 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (10)

This song was not really intended for anyone else to hear, but my wife encouraged me to share it. I think some of the lyrics are awkward which did not matter when I had an audience of one. A few of the lines vary whenever I sing it, here's the current model.

https://soundcloud.com/wpfrontman/more

More than a Love Song

V1
The treasures of this world I've found
Find their way into my heart somehow
And even though I sing Your praise
Sometimes You're still second place

My words fall short of Your great throne
When my words are words alone
Sometimes I hear and I don't do
Then sing a song of love to You


Chorus 1
I'll bring You more than just a love song
More than lines sung from a page
I'll bring You more than just a love song
I'll bring to You a life that's changed

V2
Our passion sometimes makes us fools
A cheap substitute for You
I know Your love for me is real
It's so much more than how I feel

So when I sing and lift my hands
I'll be more than just Your fan

Chorus 2
I'll bring You more than just a love song
Hard I'll follow after You
I'll bring You more than just a love song
I know nothing else will do

Bridge
I'll love my neighbor more than self
I'll seek You above all else
I'll try to keep all Your commands
I'll trade my will for all Your plans

Chorus one

Ending Chorus
I'll bring You more than just a love song
More than anthems from the stage
I'll bring You more than just a love song
I'll bring to You a heart that's changed

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  "You Never Change"
Posted by: tgmsings - 01-28-2016, 11:58 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (10)

Hi everyone. I wanted to share a worship song that is being analyzed right now on a help site. This song is called "You Never Change" I wrote this tune several years ago, but just recently re-wrote a few areas.  Please feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks everyone!

You Never Change
Written by: Terrance McCoy 07/04/'01
 
Verse 1:

Holy and Lovely – Unending mercy .. Beautiful  Savior – Lord of all the earth
Awesome in splendor – Perfect in power .. King of all nations – the true and living God
 
Pre-Chorus:

You were – You are – You will –  forever be
 
Chorus:

Today, tomorrow the same and forever .. You never change
No, today, today,  tomorrow the same and forever .. You never change
You never change
 
Verse 2:

Constant and faithful – Caring and faithful .. Friend to the   sinner – A light, that we may see
Deliverer from evil – Redeemer for all people .. Victorious in Heaven – Alive and near to me
 
Bridge:

You were – You are – You will – You will always be
You were – You are – You will – You will always be



Attached Files
.docx   You Never Change.docx (Size: 12.08 KB / Downloads: 1)
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  DOING IT FOR ME - any critique appreciated - 3
Posted by: damp hamster - 01-28-2016, 12:56 AM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (15)

Here's a song with a just a touch of 60's Brit blues flavouring. The vocal is just a scratch recording; 
it really ought to be much better but it gives you an idea of the melody none-the-less. 
Feel free to critique any aspect of the song at a #3 level!


Doing It For Me  

V1 
She sent the kids to school today with aching empty bellies
The food stamps and the money didn't stretch to the month-end
Her stomach is no stranger to the bitter pangs of hunger 
And days will pass before she gets a welfare cheque again

Chorus 

She's desperate, she cannot cope
She's driven to her knees
When you reach and rescue her
You're doing it for Me

V2 
He hides under the bed again, his fortress of protection
In here, he doesn't have to dodge his father's flying fist
His dad is hard and brutal when he crawls into the bottle
So Junior finds a hiding place and prays he won't be missed
-or- So Junior disappears again and prays he won't be missed

Chorus II 

He's desperate, he's hiding out
He's driven to his knees
When you reach out and rescue him
You're doing it for Me

Bridge

Surrounding you are those in need
The victims of society
If you ignore the least of these
You show contempt for Me

Chorus III 

They're desperate, they need you now
They're driven to their knees
When you reach out and rescue them
You're doing it for Me

©R. Gingrich/Serious Noise Publishing 2015

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  Love Is -Scandalous Grace Band
Posted by: michaelhanson - 01-27-2016, 12:43 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (12)

A new song by Scandalous Grace.  All comments are welcome on this song.  

Love Is

Performed by Scandalous Grace:

Michael Hanson- Lead Vocals, Bass, Electric Rhythm, Guitar Solos, Drum programming.
Reece Bain- Keys, Backing Vocals
Sean Peifer- Electric Rhythm, Guitar Solos, Backing Vocals


Lyrics:
Love is what we need from one another.
Love is everything we really need.
Love is what will bring us all together.
Love is what you've given me.

Verse 1:
Put your trust in me 
I hope that you will see 
That my love for you,
Will always and forever be.

And if you follow me,
I think that you will see,
That your love will grow;
And that my love will set you free.

Chorus:

Verse 2:
Put your hand in mine,
I think that you will find,
That my word is true,
And I will pour my love on you.

And if you reach for me,
A hope of eternity.
I am what you need,
And you will truly be complete.

Chorus:

Verse 3:

And if you lose your way, 
And if you go astray, 
Know my love is here,
I will help you find your way.

Chorus Outro:
Love is….
Love is….
Repeat. 

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  So glad to see everyone!
Posted by: Beagle - 01-27-2016, 11:23 AM - Forum: Announcements! - Replies (12)

I am excited that we are starting to see more members arrive!  So glad to have you guys on board with us!

Invite your friends!  put up some songs for us to listen to and comment on!

quit your day job and spend all of your time writing songs and posting on the forum!  (not really!  Cool )

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  Servant of All
Posted by: novice62 - 01-25-2016, 08:02 PM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (5)

All,

Please see far below for latest version which is still in need of your valuable critiques.

Thank you,

Neil


While I was working on the other three test projects, Contemporary Praise and Worship, another Worship leader asked for a Contemporary Praise and Worship song dealing with "Service".  This is uncharted ground for me so please don't hold back on your comments, even smallest.


Thank you, your critique will be very helpful. Neil


Servant of All

Verse 1:

Lord, make my hands as Your hands
To help, to hold, and heal
And lose myself in service
To those Your heart reveals
Your joy outlasts my hardship
I’ll follow as You lead
Let grace and hope flow through me
To reach this world in need

Chorus

O Servant of All
There was no task beneath you
You stooped and knelt to wash mens' feet
O Helper to the helpless
Lord, train my heart to see
O Servant of All
O Servant of All

Verse 2:

Your selfless heart of service
Which does what's left undone
Is beating deep inside me
For us to serve as one
Your sacred presence shows me
The strangers to befriend
Among Your lost and lonely
Whoever You may send.

Bridge

His heart can see what eyes can’t see
He lives and gives His all
There’s nothing better we could do
There is no higher call
Than to serve the Servant of All
Than to serve the Servant of All

Chorus


Tag


O Servant of All

O Servant of All

O Servant of All


O Servant of All (fades)

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  This is How it Hurts
Posted by: ShannonB - 01-25-2016, 06:06 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (7)

 OK my peeps! Someone asked me to try to block this on the piano so he could hear chord changes. My voice will not cooperate at this time, so I am simply posting a chord chart. I may have to record on the piano & then sing over it, but even then it might not work. This song needs someone with amazing range. Any volunteers?



This Is How It Hurts
V1
 E                                     G                       E
Young man’s walking out the door today.
E                                G                         G                      E
Mama’s heart is breakin’, over choices that he made.
E                                         E
words she never got to say.
D                        G                                             E
This is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away.

V2
E                                                                 G                        E 
Little girl just never knew she could cause him such pain.
              D                             G                                        E
She’s packed up all her things and she’s walkin’ away.
E                                                            G                            E
Daddy’s left to wonder where he could’ve gone so wrong.
D                                G                          G                       E
 She don’t know & she don’t care, this is her “so long”.
          D                      G                                            E
And this is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away.

V3
 E                                                         D                      E
This time Daddy’s leavin’, he’s walkin’ out the door.
E                            D                     E
He don’t wanna be here anymore.
E                                                     E
Kids all hide behind Mama, they’re too scared to cry.
       E                      G
Is Daddy comin’ home tonight.
             G                                              E
I don’t like the way he says, “Goodbye.”
           D                    G                                            E
And this is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away.

v4
E 
Twenty-five years of marriage
                  G                  E
He don’t love her anymore.
D
Left out in the ocean
G                        E
She can’t find the shore.
            E
He’s lookin’ for greener pastures
G                       E
On the other side
D
She us being taken
                           E
Under by the tide.
          D                     G                                             E
And this is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away.
 
v5
E 
Look at that pretty young bride
D                            E
She just can’t believe
        E
He says he never loved her
G                               E
Now he wants to leave.
E
Baby’s on the way now
              G                           E
Won’t ever know her dad.
D
Life is turned upside down
G                E
Mama is so sad.
          D                     G                                             E
And this is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away.

Bridge 
Preacher keep on preaching sending out God’s Word.
We will just keep walkin’ , your message won’t be heard.
This is how it hurts when we’re walkin’  away………………..

 Outro
E
Everybody’s leavin’
D                         E
No one sticks around
E
This is how it hurts when
           D                                 G
Your faith is left on the ground.

Yeah this is how it hurts when your faith is left lyin’ on the cold, cold ground
          D                     G                                              E
And this is how it hurts when we’re walkin’ away………

https://soundcloud.com/user-759209468/th...w-it-hurts
Hey everybody! This is a re-post. Sarah had made some suggestions to make this song shorter, but in the end, I couldn't part with any of my verses!

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  Your Healing is on the Way
Posted by: ShannonB - 01-25-2016, 05:58 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (6)

https://soundcloud.com/user-759209468/yo...on-the-way

When the night won’t let you sleep
Kept awake by promises you know you cannot keep
When the scars just run too deep
Everything you wear requires a sleeve

Turn your face toward heaven, lift your cry to the sky. Your healing is on the way

When the night won’t let you sleep
You haven’t brushed your hair or your teeth all week
Haven’t stepped outside your door
Can’t find a reason anymore

Turn your face toward heaven, lift your cry to the sky. Your healing is on the way

With your arm wrapped tight, toss your needle aside.
Throw away all those things that bind.
Please put down your drink, take a moment to think. The Lord wants to heal your mind.
So don’t give up, hold on to hope, your healing is on the way

With your face toward heaven lift your eyes to the sky & cry. Your healing is on the way

When your scars are healed & your joy returns
When you’ve been relieved of your scratches & burns

Turn your face toward heaven, lift your cry to the sky. Your Healer had made a way. Your Healer has made a way

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