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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Glory To God Forever

Steve Fee | Vicky Beeching

Before the world was made
Before You spoke it to be
You were the King of kings
Yeah You were yeah You were
And now You’re reigning still
Enthroned above all things
Angels and saints cry out
We join them as we sing

Glory to God
Glory to God
Glory to God forever
Glory to God
Glory to God
Glory to God forever


Creator God You gave me breath
So I could praise
Your great and matchless name
All my days all my days
So let my whole life be
A blazing offering
A life that shouts and sings
The greatness of our King

Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours
Take my life and let it be
All for You and for Your glory
Take my life and let it be Yours

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10,000 Reasons

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman

Bless the Lord O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

verse 1
The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Verse 2
You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

Verse 3
And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman
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Love the Lord

Love the Lord Your God
With all your heart with all your soul
With all your mind and with all your strength
Love the Lord Your God
With all your heart with all your soul
With all your mind and with all your strength

With all your heart with all your soul
With all your mind with all your strength
Love the Lord your God
With all your heart with all your soul
With all your mind and with all your strength

I will serve the Lord
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind and with all my strength
I will serve the Lord
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind and with all my strength

With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind with all my strength
I will serve the Lord
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind and with all my strength

I will love You
(I will love You)
I will praise You
(I will praise You)
I will serve You
(I will serve You)
I will trust You Lord
(I will trust You)

With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind with all my strength
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind with all my strength
I will love You Lord
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind and with all my strength
I will love You Lord
With all my heart with all my soul
With all my mind and with all my strength

Lincoln Brewster
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Filled With Your Glory

In my heart in my heart
There’s a fire burning
A passion deep within my soul
Not slowing down not growing cold
An unquenchable flame
That keeps burning brighter
A love that’s blazing like the sun
For who You are and what You’ve done
And as the fire is raging on
So Your praise becomes my song

The whole earth is filled
With Your glory Lord
Angels and men adore
Creation longs for what’s in store
May You be honored and glorified
Exalted and lifted high
Here at Your feet I lay my life

From the ends of the earth
To the heights of heaven
Your glory Lord is far and wide
Through history You reign on high
From the depths of the sea
To the mountain’s summit
Your power Lord it knows no bounds
A higher love cannot be found
So let the universe proclaim
Your great power and Your great name

The whole earth is filled
With Your glory Lord
Mountains bow and oceans roar
Creation longs for what’s in store
May You be honored and glorified
Exalted and lifted high
Here at Your feet I lay my life

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This is a song I heard first a few years back on Brand Heath’s album, What If We (great album!). The song then resurfaced on Christy Nockels album, Life Light Up. My first thought was – oh, cool, a Brandon Heath cover. After closer examination, I learned they co-write the song. This version is a bit of a hybrid of the two. We do Christy’s version for our congregation. Enjoy!

No Not One

No better word than from Your lips
No perfect life than what You lived
No greater gift no not one

No brighter star has ever shined
No better hope for all mankind
No higher mind no not one

No one has ever known
This kind of love You’ve shown

There has never been a greater love
Than Your Son
No not one
And there will never be a greater love
No not one
With His life You have forgiven us
Hope has come
Hope has come
And there will never be a greater love
No not one
No

No image true or sweeter frame
No simple word can match Your name
No greater fame no not one

No one has ever seen
The depth of Your majesty

CHORUS

No greater call
You gave us all a reason to live
No greater love
You gave us all a reason to give
No greater life
You gave us all a reason to shine
No greater love forever mine

Brandon Heath | Christy Nockels
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This song was written for week #8 of the WCS Songwriting Club. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to participate in the songwriting club that I started! I felt compelled to really pump this out so I forced myself to keep it simple – which is NOT easy!  It’s in a hymn format and the idea behind the song was to come up with ideas that one might sing first thing in the morning.  I suggested in the club it’s the opposite of a lullaby so they suggested maybe it’s a wake-aby 🙂

With All My Heart (Morning Song) by Ben Chilcote

With my first breath I come to see
You’ve been watching over me
For this day that your mercy
Has allowed to be
With all my heart I will sing to you
With all my heart I will sing to you

All you plans I do not see
You have good in mind for me
Whether sun on my face
Or clouds that cover me
With all my heart I will sing to you
With all my heart I will sing to you

May I remember everyday
My first breath is a gift of grace…
Until death do we meet
In eternal embrace
With all my heart I will sing to you
With all my heart I will sing to you
With all my strength I will cling to you
With all my heart I will sing to you

© 2012 Ben Chilcote


This song was written as the first assignment in the WCS Songwriting Club. I only had a week to write it. The song is about the tension we live with as Christians trying to figure out our lives while we still have remnants of our old life still trailing behind us.

I’m Beginning To See

My former life is
A life of darkness
Though shadows still cast in the light

Once you awaken
Everything changes
Bright colors bleed through black and white

I’m beginning to see
That maybe
This whole thing is not about me
There’s a bigger picture here to be seen
But I’m much to close now

I’m beginning to fear
That maybe
This whole thing will never be clear
There’s a whole new way to tell if I’m where
I’m supposed to be
I’m beginning to see

Now I am leaning
On those beside me
No longer needing to pretend

We’ll find the arrows
To the path that narrows
We’ll walk it till we find the end

CHORUS

Step by step
Day by day
Trust in faith

CHORUS

© 2012 Ben Chilcote

Hello readers!  I know it’s been quiet on here for awhile and there’s a good reason for that.  A few months ago I had an epiphany and since then, I’ve been busy working on it.

I’ve been online now for about 2 years.  It started with the release of “In Good Hands” and the launch of the first version of this blog.  After that, my eyes where opened to the power of the internet for a do-it-yourself Christian songwriter.  Since then, I’ve developed my site, a small following, my YouTube Channel, and my knowledge of the world of internet marketing and business.  But until recently, I’ve had a very broad focus, bouncing from idea to idea not knowing what to do with everything I’ve been learning.

A few months ago I had an idea come to me that at first seemed pretty good.  The more I thought about it, the more sense it made and then I finally decided to commit to the project.

So….   In January, 2012, I will be launching a brand new Christian Songwriting Club!  It will be free and open to anyone who has internet access.  I’m VERY excited about it and have already started growing a small community who is anxiously awaiting it’s start.

If you are interested in getting started in songwriting, consider yourself a songwriter, or are a seasoned pro, you are invited to join us!  Simply go to facebook.com/writechristiansongs, watch the video, and follow the instructions.  If you are NOT interested but know someone who might be, or just want to help me spread the word, then share this post, or simply send people to facebook.com/writechristiansongs!

This song ROCKS. It especially rocks to play. It especially rocks a lot to play with a full band. We’ve used this song a few times in our services. Casting Crowns has proved to be a game changer in Christian music. There songs are well delivered and usually carry a challenging message. Well done, Casting Crowns! It’s always a challenge to ‘bring it’ in a song like this when trying to pull it off on an acoustic guitar. I definitely gave it my all on this one. You’ll see that it’s a lot of words to get right!

What This World Needs

Hector Cervantes | Mark Hall

What this world needs
Is not another one hit wonder with an axe to grind
Another two bit politician peddling lies
Another three ring circus society
What this world needs
Is not another sign waving super saint
That’s better than you
Another ear pleasing candy man
Afraid of the truth
Another prophet in an Armani suit

What this world needs
Is a Savior who will rescue
A Spirit who will lead
A Father who will love them
In their time of need
A Savior who will rescue
A Spirit who will lead
A Father who will love
That’s what this world needs

What this world needs
Is for us to care more about the inside
Than the outside
Have we become so blind that we can’t see
God’s gotta change her heart
Before He changes her shirt
What this world needs
Is for us to stop hiding behind our relevance
Blending in so well
That people can’t see the difference
And it’s the difference that sets the world free

Jesus is our Savior
That’s what this world needs
Father’s arms around you
That’s what this world needs
That’s what this world needs

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