…and Jesus sang

‘…and Jesus sang’ I had written these lyrics a while ago, but I was struggling to find even a top line melody, never mind make a full instrumental track! This song actually came about from a blog I had read: http://www.alfredplacechurch.org.uk/index.php/sermons/mark/mark-14/1426-the-singing-jesus/

It was such an inspiring read, that I felt compelled to write a song.  This song…

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Forgive Them

I wrote the lyrics to this song in 3 days. Initially, I was writing a song about Cliff Richard, and the trials he had to endure over the last two years or so. Yet I wanted to write about Jesus also. Parts of the song reflect Cliff’s story, other parts also reflect Jesus’s life. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I have writing the music and lyrics.

~ Stella

 

 

 

Overcome the world

I wrote this from the perspective of Jesus. I felt that when I wrote  this, this is what  He wanted to say.

(I now record in my Church’s Parish Rooms. Hence the ‘Parish Room Sessions’ title at the beginning of the song.)

 

Kingdom Come

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I started writing again. Yay! A musician nicknamed ‘Blind Dog’ has inspired me, to write to his piece of piano music.

It’s a song about going against the grain. It’s about having a faith so strong, that you would stand alone for Jesus. Nothing or no one will sway you. In fact, it’s two pieces of poetry I wrote separately, that seem to go well together….but with many added extra lyrics. I’m three quarters of the way through, but, seem to be stuck there. Lets hope I finish it soon. Then I will share it. Onwards and upwards!

…and Jesus said

It’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve been making instrumental only music. It inspired me into thinking, how cool would it be, to make an instrumental track, and mix  Jesus’s voice into the track. (Ok, not the real Jesus but nevertheless, they’re still His words!)

I went through hours of clips, cutting, converting to mp3 and mixing – not even for a couple of minutes worth of audio track, it was so worth it.

Take a listen and enjoy!

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Him

 

Hymn

Enter His kingdom like a little child

With arms ever open and your eyes wide

Receive His blessing unto your soul now

His love shall come to you somehow

And if you stood before Him

Could you look Him in the eyes

 

Would you let His grace surround you

And promise Him your love won’t die

Would you sing His praises every day

And never question why

Would you give Him your light tonight

This is His way

Peace and love and truth

For this is the way of the good news 

This is His way

Peace and love and truth

For this is the way of the good news

 

And if you stood before Him

Could you look Him in the eyes

Would you let His grace surround you

And promise Him your love won’t die

Would you sing His praises every day

And never question why

Would you give Him your light tonight

Enter His kingdom like a little child

With arms ever open and your eyes wide

Receive His blessing unto your soul now

His love shall always be with you

I wrote this song yesterday – I dedicate this Hymn to Prince Rogers Nelson.

Visionary

I thought I’d share with you a vision I received. I was lacking in spiritual writing and song, so, I asked the Holy Spirit to draw near, and give me something with which to write about. I quietened my spirit, closed my eyes and went into meditation. 

“I saw from quite a way above. I was looking from the sky down to the land. I saw a beautiful part of a country. There were lots of trees, mountains and green green grass. Then I see an eagle flying, in a blue sky. I watch it fly for a while. I see a small white church, nestled in amongst the trees and countryside. The eagle then lands on the roof of this white church and waits.” 

Again and again the same scene unfolds. And even when I opened my eyes, it remained in my mind. 

churcheaglemount

These images are very similar to what I saw. I can’t say for sure but I am very drawn towards the U.S.A.   I have made a start on the lyrics that this vision has inspired:

“I see everything

I watch you from way above

Even in the wilderness

No faith is lost

Wherever you are

There I am

You rest on my word

My song is love”

It is said, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. I will have to go back into the inspiration of the vision to finish the song. 

 

 

Fly

I only had two words in my head, when I started to write this song, those two words were, “we can.” I had no idea where it was going to take me, or how the song was going to pan out. It was really hard to sing (so forgive the few bum notes, it is just in demo stage at the moment, and I’m still getting to know the feel of the song. I just couldn’t wait to get it out here!)  This one has a lot of different ranges vocally. As always, the lyrics are here:

Fly

Verse

Open your eyes now and you shall see

Follow your feet to the sound of His voice

And in time you’ll see yourself shine

You’ve got nothing to lose and much to gain

I can see heaven from here

Come, see all God has done for you

When, will you see the light?

For, that will be the day, you will say

Chorus

We, can touch the clouds and fly

Fly, fly miles high in His grace

We can live in peace this day

And we, we are loved by Him always

Let His light lead the way

For all our future days

Bridge

Sing a new song

Sing Him a new song

Stand up, stand up, stand up, stand up

Let our voices be strong

Stand up, stand up, stand up, stand up

And whatever may be

Trust in his ways and rise

Chorus

We, can touch the clouds and fly

Fly, fly miles high in his grace

We can live in peace one day

And we, we are loved by him always

Let his light lead the way

For all our future days

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Thankyou for listening!

With Jesus

Hope you enjoy listening to this one, as much as I did writing and singing it.

With Jesus

There is a way to God’s land
To the place where all are free
Through Jesus Christ – through His Son
And He will guide me
I hear His voice calling me
So familiar to my ears
He knows my name – He never changed
He was right here all along

I’m safe and sound
I’ll rest in his strength

Jesus, my refuge away from the trials of this world
Where I know that I am loved
Jesus, my comfort, his light overcomes all evil
And I know whom I belong
To Jesus – it’s where I’m meant to be
With Jesus – to stay
With Jesus – where the love that follows me to be with Him
For where He is – I am loved

Calmness falls, my soul restores
With a knowing I’m with God
No judgments there, nor space for fear
Only peace within me now
I’m safe and sound I’ll rest in His strength

To Jesus – it’s where I’m meant to be
With Jesus – to stay
With Jesus – to the king where I am free to be me
In his love
To Jesus – it’s where I’m meant to be
With Jesus – to stay
With Jesus – where the love that follows me to be with Him
For where he is – I am loved

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