I Am Rich – by Ben Chilcote

About the song

This song was written for the WCS Songwriting Club July Song Challenge. The theme we had to write on was “Freedom”. When I got to thinking about it, I, as I tend to do, focused in on personal struggle. Don’t misunderstand when I say this, but I struggle with the idea of freedom because of our ability to choose to use freedom for selfish reasons. Sure, I have lots of time, energy and even money but left in the hands of an inherently selfish being doesn’t guarantee this these gifts will be put to good use. I’m not trying to make a strong statement, this is merely a song of reflection. It poses a question to wrestle with – a question we each must decide every day and over the course of our lives.

The song was written in a very short period of time. I almost thought I wouldn’t finish it. It was started in one sitting and finished in a second sitting. Therefore it’s a bit rough around the edges and has room for improvement. Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out. I hope it has meaning for you.

I Am Rich

copyright 2013 Ben Chilcote

I am rich in time, you see
I am rich and I am free
I have time but I can’t help
But spend it on myself

What will I do with all my freedom?
What will I do with all my freedom?
What will I do with all my freedom?
Oh..

I am rich in ability
Blessed with creativity
I am rich but I can’t help
But spend it on myself

What will I do with all my freedom?
What will I do with all my freedom?
What will I do with all my freedom?
Oh!

It came to me when I was born
Meant to be used, I’m sure, for the glory of the Lord
Now, I know what I sow, I will reap the reward
I don’t know…. I don’t know….

I was dead in sin, you see
Jesus gave a life to me
I am free to walk with Him
Or walk all by myself

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