Saturday, February 8, 2014

a flurry of lyric writing

It's songwriting season at the moment.

I'm trying to write things fairly quickly - sit down and work an idea from scratch in 2-3 hours. As a result, nothing I'm coming up with feels particularly special... but I'm trying not to care. Anything that goes anywhere goes through ten rewrites anyway. I can try and insert some magic later.

Thematically, my focus is on life in the church. What is it to be a member of Jesus' church? It's pretty broad, but I'm thinking about songs on serving one anther, hearing God's word, prayer, evangelism, love, obedience...

I love getting feedback. I listen carefully to your comments and they do change the end product.


  1. I love the sound of these topics. It's hard to find songs on godly living/serving one another - and particularly ones that aren't corny. I imagine they're really hard to write! A friend and I were looking for that kind of song to sing after the sermon last week, and (much as it's a good one) she couldn't come at the thought of singing May the Mind of Christ yet again :). I'd love to see what you come up with! Cathy

  2. We'll still weigh in Simone. I just didn't have anything intelligent to say about the previous couple...

    I've got a suggestion for you - but will email 'cos it's lengthy.

  3. Sounds great!
    My Feb song (aiming to write a new one each month this year) is kind of based around 2 Corinthians 4 - God's power seen in our weakness.. so you can't use that idea / passage :P