This is one of my favorite worship songs. It has great chords and great words.

Your Name

Glenn Packiam | Paul Baloche

As morning dawns and evening fades
You inspire songs of praise
That rise from earth to touch Your heart
And glorify Your Name

Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name let the nations sing it louder
‘Cause nothing has the power to save
But Your Name

Jesus in Your Name we pray
Come and fill our hearts today
Lord give us strength to live for You
And glorify Your Name

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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

Misc 1
(PRE-CHORUS)
Our God You reign forever
Our Hope our strong Deliv’rer

Chorus 1
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Verse 1
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Brenton Brown | Ken Riley
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You have saved us
You have raised us up with You
You have saved us
Called us out and made us new
Yeah

Verse 1
Who am I that You would know me
Who are we to You Lord
You have shown Your love and mercy
We are strangers no more
We are daughters we are sons
All because of what You’ve done

Verse 2
Turn our hearts from earthly idols
Turn our eyes to You Lord
Only You can heal what’s broken
Only You can restore
We are daughters we are sons
All because of what You’ve done

Ben Gowell | Paul Baloche
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I made this for my wife on her birthday. There are a number of mistakes but I had a very small window of time to learn and record the song in secret. I was somewhat familiar with the song already so that helped but the specific background parts were a bit tricky. As you can probably tell, I was looking at the sheet music – which was about 8 pages long. If I had time I would have relaid a few of the tracks. I spent about an hour recording all the parts. This included learning some of the notes as well!

Technical Notes

All the video was orginally recorded in Quicktime using the webcam and usb mic. I first recorded the lead while listening to the original in my hearphones. This gave me the foundation and kept me in tune! I then laid the bass part the same way. I then exported the audio for those two tracks, imported them into Logic (multi-track software) and lined them up. Next I recorded the baritone part while listening to the bass and lead from Logic – in order to lock the harmonies with myself. I then exported the baritone audio and brought that into Logic. From here, I repeated this process with the remaining 3 background parts until it was finished.

I then pulled all the video into ScreenFlow which makes it super easy to lay out and line up. I had to sync up all the videos so the parts were in time together. I adjusted the volume levels and added a bit of reverb, trimmed the ends, added some titles and that was it!

What I used to make the video:
Camera: Logitech HD Pro C920
Mic: Blue Yeti USB Mic
Software: Logic, Quicktime Pro & ScreenFlow
Computer: MacBook Pro

Jars of Clay is one of my all-time favorite bands – A band who one music critic said, and I paraphrase, “continues to reinvent themselves every album”. I have shared this song, Benediction, (from a more recent album, “Shelter”) a few times for special church gatherings. It is truly a great benediction.

To create the video, I, for the first time, utilized a great piece of software called ScreenFlo.  Using that with Quicktime Pro and my trusty Blue Yeti mic, I was able to put this video together very quickly.  I hope to do more multi-ben vids in the future.  Enjoy!

Benediction

Charlie Lowell | Dan Haseltine | Matt Odmark | Stephen Mason

Go into the world showing how much He loves you
Walk in the world in merciful ways
He loves you He loves you

Emmanuel on earth

Yours is the body the hands and the feet
And Yours are the eyes to look compassionately
To bless you and me bless you and me
He will bless you and me

Go into the world showing how much He loves you
Walk in the world in meaningful ways
He loves you He loves you
Emmanuel on earth God with us on earth

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This was a tricky song to pull off. I had to figure out how to do the dual lead part in the chorus. It’s a great, high-energy song!

Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is

Chris Tomlin | Christy Nockels | Nathan Nockels

We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)
We know living in Your freedom
(Living in Your freedom we see Your glory)
We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)
We’re Yours and Yours is the kingdom
(We are Yours)
Yours is the kingdom
(Yours is the kingdom)

You are the fire through the night
You are the flame that burns inside
We need Your presence more than anything

More than just a song to sing
More than words and offerings
We need Your presence more than anything

And You’re all that we want
You’re all that we need
You’re all that we want
You’re all that we need

We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)
We know living in Your freedom
(Living in Your freedom we see Your glory)
We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)
We’re Yours and Yours is the kingdom
(We are Yours)
Yours is the kingdom
(Yours is the kingdom)
Yours is the kingdom
(Yours is the kingdom)

You call us closer to Your heart
Lead us Lord to where You are
We need Your presence more than anything

We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)
We know where the Spirit of the Lord is
(Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty)

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I came across this song back in 2005 when our church staff attended the DRIVE Conference at North Point Community Church in Atlanta. We picked up one of the church’s worship albums and this was on it. It’s a crowd favorite at our church and really rocks out. By comparison, the acoustic arrangement is a bit weak, but still fun to play! Listen to the full band Praise Your Name version here.

Praise Your Name

Todd Fields

I praise Your name among the nations
I praise Your name with all my heart
I join my voice with all creation
Giving You praise for who You are

And the rocks will not cry out before me
I will ever sing Your praise
Blessings You have poured out on me
And everything
Lord You gave everything and more

Alleluia allelu
Alleluia allelu
Alleluia allelu
Alleluia allelu

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Forever Reign

Jason Ingram | Reuben Morgan

You are good You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love You are love
On display for all to see
You are light You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life You are life
In You death has lost its sting

(Oh) I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

My heart will sing no other Name
Jesus Jesus

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