Another one of my songs. Tell me what you think.

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by davidgunter, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. davidgunter

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    I know I'm not a good singer or musician but it's not about me!

    Here's a link to a low quality mp3
    http://webpages.charter.net/davidgunter/It's Not About You-low qual.mp3


    It’s Not About You
    By David Gunter 1-2-2005


    Before the fall
    before the world
    before all time
    God is

    God is complete
    He knows no need
    God is love
    Full of grace



    Chorus
    Brothers and sisters
    I tell the truth
    Brothers and sisters
    It’s not about you



    God is sovereign
    He rules over all
    The sun and the moon
    Bow only to Him

    The angels in heaven
    Before the throne
    Sing their praises
    To the great I Am

    Repeat Chorus


    It’s about Jesus
    God’s only son
    He came to save you
    From yourself

    It’s about love
    It’s about faith
    It’s about others
    Have you told someone?

    Repeat Chorus

    It’s about people
    You meet everyday
    God has a plan
    What did you say?

    Don’t keep this treasure
    For yourself
    Share the gospel
    With the world

    Repeat Chorus
     
  2. Pete

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    It really annoys me :mad: How am I supposed to rant and rave about shallowness of new songs when someone writes a good one like that..... ;) Great job David :)



    Here's a newbie with words by my mate John and music by a Pastor in Philippines whose name I can't remember at the moment.


    Be humble and gentle, like Jesus our King
    And walk in His Spirit, let your love begin
    Let His Words be your wisdom
    And tell of His love, Friend tell His Love

    Chorus:
    Be more like Jesus, abide in His love
    Be more like Jesus, serve Him in love
    Live in righteousness, surrender your life
    Let the Holy Spirit be your guide

    Forever be faithful unto Jesus our King
    Fix your eyes in Jesus, hold on my friend
    Hold on to His promises
    Until the end, until the end

    mp3
     
  3. Clean1

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    I like it. It is different than all the contemporary ones that only talk about God's love, heaven, he won't ever leave you, etc. But you actually mentioned about sharing the Gospel and not keeping it to yourself. I like that.
     
  4. davidgunter

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    69 views and 2 comments!
    I don't know why you people can't just say you like it or not and why??????
     
  5. Pete

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    Don't worry David, they're probably just following the rule of the Music Ministry forum..."If you can't say something nasty then....." ;) :wavey:


    Keep 'em coming :)
     
  6. Gib

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    David, the very fact that Pete likes it should be enough. It passed his "here kitty-kitty" test.
     
  7. davidgunter

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    I'm kinda new here and don't follow you...sorry.

    I was just trying to find somewhere I could share some of the things that are going on in my life. I thought a Baptist board might be the place to go since I am one. But most of the people I go to church with think I'm a heretic.
     
  8. Joshua Rhodes

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    Heretic?

    Come on, David! Sorry about not posting in response... just saw the thread today. I like it, and would like to hear the song. It passes part of my three-stage test for corporate worship. I'd have to hear it before clearing it for *our* use. Incidentally, those three stages are:

    1. Is it lyrically sound?
    2. Is it simple enough to encourage congregational participation?
    3. Is it musically interesting to a wide variety of people?

    Keep up the writing. Not many are brave enough to post their own songs here. Good work!
     
  9. Pete

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    Gib: :smilewinkgrin:


    David: Gib was refering to "I Love My Cat"...a little thing I wrote here a couple of years ago to take a shot at the worst of today's songs:
    In the middle of the darkest nights
    I hear you call my name
    I open the door
    And your soft warm presence
    Draws nigh to dwell with me

    Of course we know this song is for you
    But this time I thought I should mention you too

    So

    (All together now) Here kitty kitty kitty, Here kitty kitty kitty
    Your song definitely doesn't fall into that category :)

    Why do people at Church think you are a heretic? If they have a problem with that song my 2¢ worth is the problem is theirs.


    Joshua: Re: "and would like to hear the song", David has link to it in first post :)
     
  10. Joshua Rhodes

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    Thanks Pete... guess I overlooked that. :)

    David - Sounds good to me. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  11. Aaron

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    The chorus is not the Gospel. Whether you say it was about me or not, it was for me.
     
  12. Pete

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    Aaron, my 2¢ worth on the chorus is it's the opposite of today's stream of "Yeah God, here I am, ME, singing at You, You are so lucky to have ME doing this, You should bless ME extra for being up this time of a Sunday morning, really where would You be if You didn't save ME....etc etc" style of songs.

    I think it covers the "it was for me" part in 3rd verse.
     
  13. Pete

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    Ignore link I gave above for Be More Like Jesus, try this one instead.
     
  14. davidgunter

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    All - Thanks for the input

    Aaron -
    Pete's right. We hear some much about the "me" and how much God loves me,like I'm worthy of it. We're not(at least I'm not).
    And yes I believe God loves me, for God is love.
    I was trying to make a point with my fellow church members, whom I love, with this song. I think God chose to save us for his Glory and not ours. And we should try and magnify(make much of) him and not ourselves.

    I have about 6 or 7 more that I may post sometime.
     
  15. Pete

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    Looking forward to seeing them if all up to that standard mate :thumbsup: :wavey:
     

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