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!

https://www.wikiloops.com/backingtrack-jam-73583.php

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.

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

https://www.wikiloops.com/backingtrack-jam-68978.php

The Second Coming King

One of the only up-tempo-ish song I’ve written thus far! It’s one of my favourites. Has anyone dared to write a song about the Jesus yet to come, because I have never heard one? Apocolyptic in nature, but it’s ok, because Jesus will be there! 

The Second Coming King

Verse 1
God send us our Saviour
Within these, the final days
Orchestrate Your will
And drive out the enemies
Shelter the redeemed
Protect Your people
Before the stars fall
And everything crumbles

Pre-Chorus
Our eyes are wide open
But only You can see
Through flaming fire to glory
The second coming King

Chorus
The fire’s in His eyes
So alive!
Coming with the clouds
On a white horse
With the name of Faithful
To call you to his side
In the midst of it all

Bridge
Nowhere to run
No place to be
It’s impossible to hide from Him
Nowhere to run
No place to be
It’s impossible to hide from Him

Chorus
The fire’s in His eyes
So alive!
Coming with the clouds
On a white horse
With the name of Faithful
To call you to His side
In the midst of it all

 

A guy named Gerhard covered the song too. I love it when people do that. It’s different to my original version, I really love it. 

 

Hope you liked them both too. 

Amen

I don’t know how I came up with the concept of this spoken song/hymn. Sometimes I write in the middle of the night, then I wake up and read what I’ve written. This was one of those nights! 

Amen

Verse 1

You called me stand before you Lord

From a world that is dark and full of harm

I find in You my strength my future King

Your presence could never be far from me

And when I kneel to talk to You intimately

You lean in tight and hold me near

Chorus (Choir)

Amen

Amen 

Amen

Verse 2

The moment I feel my spirit is touched

Anointed by the hand of God

And in my soul I know I’m changed

By the grace of Your untouchable ways

Accepted as a token of Your boundless love

I bear myself up before You Jesus

https://www.wikiloops.com/backingtrack-jam-72040.php

The Messiah’s Love

Messiah'sLove

Song writing. The physics of it, scribbled, ha! (It’s as if I got drip fed this song.) This song started with one verse. I then wrote the chorus, expanded the chorus…then added the second verse to the end of the first verse and wrote the bridge. The second verse was the very last thing I wrote. And then you get something like this, the finished version:

The Messiah’s Love

Verse 1

More than a man

Sings my soul

God in the flesh

Saviour Come

More than a king

Lord of all

Heaven sent

Holy one

Chorus

The Messiah’s love

Knows no bounds

Beautifully perfect

Deeply profound

He spreads His love

Wherever the wind blows

I can feel it in my bones

The Messiah’s love

Knows no bounds

Verse 2

More than a priest

Light divine

Sent by my God

To my life

More than love

So much more

I am His

I’m adored

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

Come Lord

Come Lord

To me

Come Lord

Come Lord

Lay your love on me (x2)

(Repeat Chorus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus’s Gifts

I brought you a lantern

To light you on your way

So even when there’s darkness

You can learn to be brave

 

I brought to you, love

To make life worth living

So even where there’s hate

You can learn to overcome it

 

I brought you my faith

When you were blind to see

So even when you doubt it

You know that God is near

 

I bring you my peace

To quieten your soul

So even when it’s turbulent

I can calm the ocean