Thursday, September 20, 2012

The LORD's my Shepherd, Not the Etc., by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing Grace 'n' Tears
Song location 
Song Story:  THE  MUSIC
       (1)   Written as a call-and-response song   where people can worship and praise our Lord with their eyes closed to all but Him,   not needing a hymnal or screen to know the words.
       (2)   Written like Psalms were sung.... This was among the first dozen songs that I recorded -- all within a couple of months, with the help of a bass player friend who learned my complicated lines so that I could practice other instruments instead before studio recording.
Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:  Written in minutes into my journal.... long before I had any idea what to do with it.  Because in September 2008, I had no home studio,  was 2 months away from first talking with another church's bassist-drummer about my dreams to record.... 2 months before Claxton Wilson quietly replied,  "I have a studio."  I had worked the sound board there for a year and had no idea.... It's AMAZING how God pulls together pieces --- like a jigsaw puzzle without the picture.
Dedicated to our Great God 13 November 2008
1   LEADER,  then echoed by worshipers
The LORD's my Shepherd    (echo)
I shall not want         (echo)
You lead me beside  (echo)
fresh, still waters  (echo)
2   LEADER,  then echoed by worshipers
Only You give Life.
Only You give Peace.
Only You give Hope.
     ONLY YOU     I'll trust.
Only You give Joy.
Only You give Calm.
Only You give Rest.
     ONLY YOU     I'll trust.

Only You .... only You..... Only You.... Only You.... 
Only You .... only You..... Only You.... Only You.... 
4   UNISON fervently -- double tempo
Only You can meet my needs, LORD, 
Only You will I let lead,  LORD,
Only You will be my Shepherd,
Only You .... only You..... Only You.... 
Psalm 23,  The LORD is my Shepherd.  I have all that I need.....
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,  I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and COMFORT me.....
©2008 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved.  FREE personal usage; see website

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