Archive for May, 2012

trinity of love … with vocals

Hi

Dale and I have done a new vocal track and a revised backing track for Trinity of Love.   Lyrics were blogged yesterday and also on my Together to Celebrate website.

 

Grace & peace,

David

trinity of love

Hi!

Thought I’d share a really-short sung-response that suits this Sunday well. It’s Trinity Sunday. Last year I wrote Trinity of love for our evening service, for use during our prayer of thanksgiving and intercession.  I think it worked well.  There’s a link to a very rough demo backing track (piano line in place of vocal) and simple leadsheet. I’d love to write more material in a minor key.  Happy with how it turns out with this one. Feel free to give it a go.  Works well with just a guitar or keyboard … or simply acapella.

 

Shalom,

David

Trinity of love
come to us
Father, Spirit, Son
Trinity of love
God with us
community as one.      leadsheet   backing mp3 demo

© David MacGregor 2011

the glory of God … Pentecost song

Hi.

A few weeks ago, as I walked along Trinity Beach in Cairns (one of my most-favourite of spots) the essence of a Pentecost/Holy Spirit song came to me.  Yes – I was supposed to be taking time-off (and did!) but the Spirit got the better of me.

However – my songwriting that morning was not so much along the lines of Acts 2, but inspired by the words of Paul:

The Lord and the Spirit are one and the same, and the Lord’s Spirit sets us free. So our faces are not covered. They show the bright glory of the Lord, as the Lord’s Spirit makes us more and more like our glorious Lord. 
2 Corinthians 3:17-18

The song that ensued picked up on this, and using the amazing GarageBand app on the iPhone, I basically wrote the song that morning.  A few weeks later, I’ve scored it and done what I think is a half-decent backing track.  Thinking of using it this coming Pentecost Sunday (we’ll see).  I’m really happy with it.  See what you think.  The chorus follows an 8-bar intro on the backing (though four bars on the music score).

To the glory of God …

Blessings, David

The Glory of God (Pentecost Song)     music score  backing track mp3

Oh …
Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, bring your freedom
Ever shining,
ever-refining
Ever flowing
– the glory of God

With the Spirit there’s comfort
With the Spirit there’s joy
With the Spirit there’s love and hope
and life, in God

 Oh … Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit …

Living hand of creation
Gifting hand of grace
Joining hand of unity
through time and space

 Oh … Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, bring your freedom
Ever shining, ever-refining
Ever flowing – the glory of God
Ever burning – the glory of God
Ever blowing – the glory of God

David MacGregor
© 2012 Willow Publishing
Inspired by 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

we abide in you … with voice

Hi!  Dale and I worked on a vocal track for my  We abide in you worship song today. Check it out!  David

we abide in you

we abide in you … some more

by Craig Mitchell. Feel free to use for non-commercial purposes.

Hi,

Done some small adapting on my We abide in you song posted yesterday.

Felt there needed to be some acknowledgement of the “vine and branches” metaphor with a title like We abide in you, so I’ve changed some lyrics in the chorus.  The melody has also changed in minor ways since Draft A. The full song lyric now goes like this.  David.

we abide in you       music score

In you our life is found
In you our hope abounds
You cleanse us by your word
etched deep within
apart from you, O Lord
it all amounts to naught
In you, O God
we live and move and be

We pray we stay united with you
We pray we stay united with you

So we abide in you
Lord we abide in you
We, branches to the vine
dwell in your love
So we abide in you
Lord we abide in you
In you is life and hope and love

God prune us
where you will
We long to serve you still
To bear much fruit
so you be glorified
Your word to fill us deep
in us, your hands, your feet
We grow in you
Disciples by your love

We pray we stay united with you
We pray we stay united with you

So we abide in you …

 

David MacGregor

© 2012  Willow Publishing
inspired by John 15:1-8


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