Instead of being productive with my Good Friday off of work like I should have been, I messed around and made this song.

I had the melody and little bits of lyrics rattling around in my head for a while so I dusted off the ol’ microphone and laid down a few tracks in honor of Easter.

Sarah, on the other hand, went to watch Titanic 3D. Look who’s spiritual now.

Music is both relaxing and meaningful to me because the rules are few, it’s very subjective, but it can also be such a powerful tool to share emotions and ideas. You just turn on the mic and create a moment…

So here’s a little guitar, classical guitar, djembe, and Irish whistle…

an easter song

Jesus came
Born a babe
Empty of all but love.
Bethlehem
In God’s good plan
Joyed the earth at the Savior’s birth.

In a moment, in an instant
The Christ child is born
And the cold night of sin
By the dawn
Starts to warm
As a grateful world kneels and the angels all sing
Jesus is born for a sinner like me.

Jesus came
To seek and to save
All those lost and gone astray.
The way he showed
The truth he spoke
The life he gave
The world to save.

In a moment, in an instant
Was light first beheld
By eyes that sickness and sin once had veiled.
In a moment, in an instant
A dark heart believed
Jesus came that I might see.

Jesus came
Bore my shame
Shed his blood to bring me to God.
My sin he wore
My shame he bore
Up that hill where sinners where killed.

In a moment, in an instant
The cross raised to the sky
And the arms of my savior were nailed open wide.
Bought with blood sealed with love
This gift that he gives
Jesus died that I might live.

Three long days
The world awaits
What long foretold we soon would hold.
Death’s dungeon bars
At the cross set ajar
And now the King will come, life to bring.

In a moment, in an instant
light flashed through the tomb
And triumph took form from the shadows and the gloom.
In a moment, in an instant
For all the world to see
Jesus arose that I might be free.

Alleluia will be the song of all the redeemed
Alleluia throughout all eternity.

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RANDOM FUN BONUS:

click to enlarge

The image to the right is called a stereogram. A stereogram is a set of at least two separate images that are taken at slightly different angles. When you know how to look at it properly, a stereogram creates a 3D image. In this case, you’ll see a 3D picture of my recording setup!

To view a stereogram, look at the image then slowly let your eyes unfocus until you see a third “ghost” image appear between the two pictures. It’s like seeing double at first, but then your brain aligns the two images to make a new one appear. Cool!

It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty awesome.

Need more instructions? This article is a very handy resource!

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Posted by Wildman

Husband. Dad. Pastor. I like to capture moments, pull their threads, and see what unravels. Lead well, read well, think well. And grace. Lots of grace.

3 Comments

  1. Now why — oh why — would you consider writing songs to be unproductive? What a wonderful way to spend a day — writing music. Giving reign to creativity really helps us be more productive in our other endeavours, and feeds the soul so that it has enough energy to slug it out 9-5 during our work week. I think you had a very productive day the day you wrote and recorded this.

    Enough said.
    ~darren.

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  2. Love! Excellent work, amigo, I never get tired of how talented my friends are! 😛

    Reply

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