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  By His Life
Posted by: novice62 - 01-16-2016, 11:34 AM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (2)

All this is third and final of three test songs in Contemporary praise and Worship style.  Any critiques appreciated.

Thank you, Neil

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By His Life

Verse 1:

Who I was
Has been nailed to Jesus’ cross
Hung to die
But I found redeeming blood
Now I hear
Glory's weight is calling me.
Who I once was lives no longer
I’ve been raised to liberty

Verse 2:

Who I am,
Finds a cross designed for me
Made to lift.
Meant to carry, bear the weak
I’m alive,
Jesus’ Spirit lives in me
Though once dead; His mercy raised me
As His own eternally

Chorus

Besides Christ there is nothing to live for
Though sin's pleasures may lie crouching at my door
I have life by His life

My suff'ring is the pain of letting go
But I choose to know Him just as I am known
I have life by His life
I have life by His life

Verse 3

Who I’ll be;
With my hands, my heart and mind
Live or die;
Will shine out His wondrous light
And one day
I'll see Him as He sees me
And I'll sing my Savior's praises
For all time’s eternity

Chorus


Bridge (2X)

Jesus had wounds that heal all my wounds
His scars have revealed my scars
He sunk to my lowest, found me alone
My Savior was never far

Humbling Himself, He gave me His all
By choosing His sorrow’s way,
Obeying His Father, emptied Himself
With blood all my debt is paid

Tag

All my debt is paid (second time only)

Chorus

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  Lord of Glory, Lord of All (Final March 11th)
Posted by: novice62 - 01-16-2016, 11:27 AM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (47)

ALL:  Please see far below in this thread to see revised version for your critique.  Thank you.

Latest version...................http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_...95828&q=hi

Lord of Glory, Lord of All

Lyrics: me
Composed by: Shannon Bannister 

 
Copyright 2015

Verse 1:
           C#m    C#m       Abm        Abm
The heavens can’t contain Your glory

         C#m           Abm
You overflow the universe

      C#m   C#m          Abm          Abm
Creation sings Your wondrous anthems

      C#m        C#m         Abm       Abm
In hymns of praise and glori’ous verse


Chorus 1:

                G                 G            D             D
There's boundless strength at Your command

           C             G                     D
You hold the oceans in Your hand

           C              C
And weigh the Earth

            G          G       D          D
Your mighty pow'r is unsurpassed

C            G        D        D
Lord of Glory, Lord of All


Verse 2:

         C#m            C#m          Abm   Abm
You stretch Your hands and form it all, Lord

          C#m             Abm   Abm
Your sacrifice earns all acclaim

            C#m    C#m  Abm   Abm
There's no dominion any higher

       C#m  C#m   Abm         Abm
Nor any name above Your name


Chorus 1


Instrumental

 
Bridge (x2)
A         E       F         D

Holy, Holy, Lord of All
       A              E
We lift Your praises

A              E             F             D
With the earth and all the heavens

 A              E          F         D
And we'll sing for all the ages

A            E        F      D

Lord of Glory, over all
        A              E
My Lord and Savior

A               E              F             D
Reign in hearts and draw us closer

A             E                  F                   D
For we know there’s none that's greater

Chorus 2

                G               G              D             D
There's boundless strength at Your command

C                        G     D             D
You hold the oceans in Your hand

           G        G          D          D
Your mighty pow'r is unsurpassed
C             G        D        D
Lord of Glory, Lord of All

Tag

C            G        D         D
Lord of Glory, Lord of All

 
 

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  Giver of Life
Posted by: novice62 - 01-16-2016, 11:09 AM - Forum: Lyric Critiques - Replies (5)

Here's a Contemporary style Praise and Worship song requested on topic of trusting in giving. Any critiques are appreciated.  Thank you!  Neil

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Giver of Life
 
Verse 1
 
God is the Giver
Giving His Son

Nothing like this has 
Ever been done


God gives us all we'll need
 

Verse 2
 
See the poor widow
Give all she can
Trust and obed’ence
 
Opens her hand
 
God gives us all we'll need

Chorus: 
 
What should I
Give to You my Lord?
Treasure and time?
Talent from You?
 
Let me trust
As I give to You
 
All in
 
Giver of Life, I give to You
Giver of Life, I give to You
  
Verse 3
 
His gift of giving
Comes from His throne
Things which I have here
They’re not my own”
 
God gives us all we'll need
 
Chorus
  
Bridge
 
What I keep

I’ll answer for
What I give
Comes back as more


Giving is
A privilege
God supplies
So I may give

Chorus  (2x)
 

TAG:

Giver of Life, I give to You 

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  Hello, My name is Neil
Posted by: novice62 - 01-16-2016, 10:58 AM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (7)

Hi all....great work Beagle!!!  Thank you.


I am called to write hymns and songs for the world, but could not do this without the help God has given me through the use of the CSN and its many volunteer critiquers, co-writers, and partners in this endeavor.

Thank you all for taking the time to review and critique my songs!

Neil

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  Hello my name is Chris Story
Posted by: 4HisGlory - 01-16-2016, 02:34 AM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (9)

Hello to everyone.My name is Chris Story and I write songs and perform them anywhere God allows me too.I do this to glorify Christ as we are told to do in scripture.Thats why my username is 4HisGlory.
I was born and raised in a small town in middle Tennessee called Waverly about sixty-five mies west of Nashville.
I started singing and playing guitar when I was nine years old and played in local rock bands during my school years.Then in country bands after I got married for a few years.Eventually going solo and traveling playing gigs on the road with my wife as my manager.Then I did demo vocals in Nashville for various songwriters for a few years.
Then about five years ago I was led to start writing and performing my own songs.
My wife and I live alone and do various jobs in our church.
We have two children(boy and girl) a daughter in-law,and a new granddaughter.

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  (((THEY DON'T WANT ME))) 33333
Posted by: Merziantwist - 01-15-2016, 11:53 PM - Forum: Song Critiques - Replies (7)

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_...i&newref=1

This is another song from the Rock Musical "No Other Way" that I'm writing:  

THEY DON’T WANT ME

Words and Music by Peter Merz

(JESUS)
Sun comes up, one more day
Crowds keep pressing in
Wanting a power play
As they keep pushing in
No time for R and R
No time to even breathe
It’s all I can do just not to scream:
“What on earth do you want from me?”

Chorus 1:
Oh, they want a king
They want a superhero
They want a Judas Maccabees
A kingdom they can touch and see
Oh, they want a king
They want a superhero
All they want are my miracles
But they don’t want, they don’t want Me...
They don't want Me

Sun comes up, one more day
Crowds keep pressing in
But nothing ever seems to change
The stuff of earth’s blinding them
Darker days wait ahead
The time’s already set
But now I am getting misread
How easily they forget

Chorus 2:
Oh, they want a warrior
They want a superhero
They want a Judas Maccabees
Who can bring Rome to her knees
Oh, they want a warrior
They want a superhero
Seeking signs and miracles
Miracles that they can see...
That they can see

Bridge:
Father, this seems impossible
Please take this curse from Me
Oh, they cling to earthly things
And turn their backs on eternity

Chorus 3:
Oh, they want a warrior
They want a superhero
They want a Judas Maccabees
Who can bring Rome to her knees
Oh, they want a warrior
They want a superhero
Seeking signs and miracles
But they don’t want, they don’t want Me...
They don't want Me

© Copyright 2016 Scribe And Sage Music (BMI).  All Rights Reserved.

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  My Name Is Peter Merz
Posted by: Merziantwist - 01-15-2016, 11:23 PM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (4)

Hi my name is Peter Merz.

I've been doing this songwriting thing for a little over two decades now.

I hail from Bangor, Maine -- grew up on Southern California.  Went to college in California, Kentucky, and Maine.

I have a background in Creative Writing, Journalism, and the "occasional" pushing of the envelope ;-)

I'm married to a wonderful woman and have two children who dabble songwriting with me from time to time.

I have two digital albums ("Odyssey" and "Sign of Jonah" under Scribe and Sage Music/Scribe and Sage) available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072T...s_sp_ps_dp

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3V...-2%3C/a%3E

Currently working on a Rock Musical based upon Passion of Jesus Christ called "No Other Way"

Blessings,

Peter

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Smile Hi to everyone here and soon to be here
Posted by: angela - 01-15-2016, 10:19 PM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (4)

Oh My! A new year and a new forum! Hopefully all will find this and we will start all over!
My name is ang, I joined CSN in 2007. I learned so much and my music ministry has been blessed.
Welcome to all, and God Bless you in your ministry!
Blessings
ang Smile

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  Welcome. Please sign in and share your ideas.
Posted by: CSN Guest - 01-15-2016, 08:58 PM - Forum: CSN Songwriting Challenge - Replies (4)

Welcome to the CSN Songwriting Challenge Sub Forum!
I have encountered on CSN various philosophies when it comes to how to improve your songwriting skills, and how to best use the forum.  
One is to write, receive feedback, and with the information gathered, hone each song until it is polished.  
Another is to write, write, write... lots of songs, receive feedback, and learn from that feedback for future writing, but not get bogged down in any song.  Just keep writing and growing.  

There are benefits for both and a little of each goes a long way toward developing skill.  

A weekly or even monthly challenge leans toward the write, write, write! Philosophy.   Then, if you happen to generate a song that piques interest, inspires a rewrite and feels worthy of honing, great!

If you would like to join the CSN Songwriting Challenge as a regular participant, sign in in response to this Thread.
If you just want to participate in an interesting prompt as it arise then reply to the thread of that particular challenge.

Instructions will be provided with each challenge.

If you have ideas for challenges/ prompts please deposit them in the CSN Songwriting Challenge Prompt Bank.

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  Hello My Name Is...BEAGLE!
Posted by: Beagle - 01-15-2016, 08:30 PM - Forum: Hello My Name is... - Replies (10)

Hello! I'll be the first to introduce myself!

My name is Beagle aka Reece Bain!  Beagle is my nickname!

I am an Electronics Engineer and I live in Ft. Worth, TX.  I am married to a beautiful wife since 1990 and we have 4 children, 2 are my stepsons, 1 adopted daughter and 1 son between us (our adopted daughter, actually has gone to be with Jesus!).  We have 3 grandchildren, but we don't have contact with 2 of them.

I've been singing all of my life.  I lead worship as fill in or interim for area churches and I am a keyboard player and praise team member of the church where we are members.

I have been writing songs for about 12 years and I have a small studio ran out of my home.  You can find my studio information here:  http://www.beaglesound.com

I grew up in rural east Tennessee in a small church (about 35+ attendance!) where my dad was a deacon and the treasurer and the groundskeeper and my mom was the pianist.

I did leave the church for many years as a young adult, but was gently lead back to Him by the wonderful woman I met and married over 25 years ago!

I took over this Christian songwriting ministry from James Moore whose health prevented him from continuing.  I hope to be able to continue this ministry for many years helping network Christian songwriters with each other and resources they need to fulfill their calling!

Thank you for joining and God bless!

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