Added another collection of 16 song demo's written some years ago. It's my good intentions to start adding a few more every month as I can. With nearly 2000 songs written, this will likely take a lifetime to do.
You may have noticed a new link over at the right called "Anthony's MP3 Songsite-beta." It's beta because it has not been prettified yet. All the links are currently working, I think.These first 54 demo's are songs I wrote during a 40 day intensive Bible Study I did a few years back. Lyrics are at the old blogsite. As such, the quality is a bit uneven- some of the songs are pretty good, some mediocre, and some stink, imho. They give insight into the process of writing songs though, I think. Also my vocals and guitar wax and wane in regard to quality. You know, I think my voice is actually a bit better now than then.
We commit our hearts to thee Bound to you we are set free To love and to cherish and obey We embrace your covenant today.
Protected in the mighty rock of offense Bastion our spirits with love that never relents Brand us with fervor to see you glorified Make us the beautiful blood bought bride.
And nothing shall ever separate Us from the love that is our fate No power of heaven or on earth Can change our heart of change your worth.
And so with the bridegroom we are one One flesh, one spirit conformed to the Son We betroth our souls to the One who died Make us part of the beautiful blood bought Bride The bridegroom draws us to His side We are the beautiful blood bought bride.
We declare the power of our strong and steadfast tower We declare the glory that is age to age the same He has risen from the grave and He is mighty to save So we tell the story and we will name the Name.
For He is Jesus- the mighty King Jesus is the name we sing To Jesus all praise we will bring We profess His honor and fame And we will name the Name.
Filled with wonder, tearing Sin asunder Heart’s beat and soul’s breath Name that conquers Death Darkness is driven out And in its wake despair and doubt So in His Name we live and move And by His name we learn to love.
The Name of Jesus frees us from our sin There is no other name and there has never been A name that is our living head A name that raises from the dead The only name that is the hope of men By His name we are forgiven and begin
To name the name of Jesus, Glorious Jesus Jesus Mighty Jesus, Jesus Holy Jesus Jesus is His name
We who are called by your Name Who now stand without blemish or blame Can only lift our eyes We are the foolish made wise One unholy mess who will confess The One by whom we are named The name above all names.
The Name of Jesus frees us from our sin There is no other name and there has never been A name that is our living head A name that raises from the dead The only name that is the hope of men By His name we are forgiven and begin To name the name of Jesus, Glorious Jesus Jesus Mighty Jesus, Jesus Holy Jesus Jesus is His name For He is Jesus- the mighty King Jesus is the name we sing To Jesus all praise we will bring We profess His honor and fame And we will name the Name.
How will we fathom the profound price Of an all sufficient sacrifice? How do we count the terrible cost Of our God hanging on a cruel cross?
Before the mystery profound Before the Glory that is found When all else is counted as a loss We must count the cost, count the cost.
And how will we measure The depths of Father’s pleasure In bruising his beloved Son So that we may be undone? How can we ever hope to plumb The depths of a grace that leaves us numb?
The cost that shows the power of We strength of weakness bound in love. How can we ever hope to count The worth of wonders that surmount Every other value in this Earth? We can only start to ascribe worth By falling down in mercy’s dew We’ll not comprehend the shame he knew For glory set before Him he endured the cross How can we ever count the cost? The wage of the work that redeems the lost How can we ever count the cost?
The Apostle Paul admonishes us in 1 Timothy 1:4 not to "pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith." Again in Titus 3:9, "But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless." On the other hand the genealogy of Christ serves a purpose in the Scripture. At the very least we must not presume to rely in any way upon the righteousness of our ancestors to accord any merit to us in our walk. However I think it is proper to understand that we stand on the shoulders of giants and if we do we have a godly heritage that CAN inform how we walk as well.Recently I have bee doing a study of five pastors from the past hundred years of my ancestry who played a major role in the shaping of the spiritual landscape I now find myself in, as well as the upbringing I had in the Church. I have found that five local churches were founded and supported by family members, and five pastors of those churches were related to me as well. Then I ask myself- what have I been doing, or will I do, to continue that Kingdom impetus in my generation in this community? Is that a part of my calling from the Most High? These are not easy questions, but ones I must ask as I move forward with seeking the Lord's will.
A voice comes to me, One I know well Conviction is the story it must tell To confront and rebuke and reprove it comes To train me in righteousness till I am undone
"There is really only black and white Not many shades of grey There is only wrong and right But you go your own way If you don’t even trust my word Why in My name do you pray? Why do you call me Lord, Lord And do not do the things that I say?"
"The only sacrifice that I desire Is for you to do the things that I require To do justly and love mercy To love one another in charity And from this wicked world to walk away Why do you call me Lord, Lord And do not do the things that I say?"
I hear the word fall on my hard heart And I pray that it will break it apart I want to do your will but I have gone far astray Give me the faith and the power to stand and stay
"Your prayers they have become A game that you play I don’t want your sorry sacrifice I want for you to trust and obey Why do you call me Lord, Lord And do not do the things that I say? Why do you call me Lord, Lord And do not do the things that I say?"