Tag Archives: Mountains

Shovel Song #11: A Little Brighter

PSALM 36: House Church, Oklahoma City, OK – 3.10.2013

*This crew from Oklahoma was a joy to write with.  We had some singers in the group, some real burning hearts for God.  Enjoy the song!

LYRICS:
V.
Give us a drink from your river
We’ll climb on the banks
And we’ll soak in your sun

Plant us so close to your waters
Our roots will grow deep
We’ll flourish with you

Ch.
We will
shine a little brighter
drink a little deeper
love a little longer
live a little sweeter

In your light, we see light
In your waters, we find life

WRITERS: Thomas Snow, Kelly Rotko, Laura Branch, Andrew Boyer, Amy Boyer, Steven Stevo Tyler Ashworth, Cameron Schenk, Aaron Strumpel, and *I know there were more but they didn’t write down their names – shoot me some names if you know who were there guys!


Shovel Song #10: High Place

PSALM 18: Village Gathering, Woodland Park, CO – 6.29.2012

*This brilliant group of people had more talent than most small nations. It’s not always like those nor does it have to be, but I really love this song and these folks – long live Matchy-Matchy and the great Ben Hall.

LYRICS: You have delivered me with your strong right hand
You have set me upon the rock and made me strong

He sets me on a high place and makes my way blameless
He sets me on a high place and makes me blameless in my ways

The Lord is my strength, I will rejoice
The Lord is my strength

WRITERS: Lauren Taylor, Anthony Ashley , Jessica Smith, Danny Churchill, Ben Hall, Matt Axelson, Julie Presley, Abbie Troyanek, Aaron Strumpel


Shovel Song #9: Fill Us Up

PSALM 40: Worship Team, Boise, ID – 2.11.2012

*Ben and his team have since written a good number of songs together – it’s been fun to see folks get the hang of it, start worshipping with songs born out of their own prayers and experiences.

LYRICS:
G-C-Em-C
I will not hide your righteousness
I won’t conceal your truth
I will not seal my lips, I won’t shut down

I won’t close off, I won’t hold back
I won’t withhold the love you’ve shown
I won’t be shy or still, I won’t shut down

Em-C-G-D/F# (C-D at the break, 2nd time just C)
I was out of control, off on my own
You gathered me up, gave me a home
You lifted me, out of the pit
Cannot be still, I cannot sit

D-C
Blessed are those whose heart is full of praise (3x)
C-D-Em-D C
So fill us up (3x), don’t delay

WRITERS: Jason Storm, Julie Briley, Ben Biggerstaff, Chris Foster, Michael Gill, Melanie Foster, Aaron Strumpel


Shovel Song #8: I Am Yours

PSALM 77: Worship Team, Salt Lake City, UT – 10.23.2011

*We worshipped with this song the night we wrote it and it was awesome. We combined it with one of our favorites by the United Pursuit Band, “Nothing I Hold Onto” and were thrilled with it – it’s the second soundcloud song below.  AND, one of the song-writers in that session was none other than Asher Seevinck from Loud Harp. Good Times!

Chords: G-Em-C-G
LYRICS: Am I yours
Am I really yours God
Have you forgotten me
Am I yours

Too troubled to speak
Too tired to dream
I groaned, I mused
Refused to be comforted

Am I yours
Am I really yours God
Have you forgotten me
Am I yours

To this I’ll appeal
To this I will hold
You were with me
In the darkest of storms

Waters writhed, the depths convulsed
The clouds poured down
You called them forth
I’ll remember you (2x)
Lightning crashed, thunder shook
Mountains fell
Right under foot
I’ll remember you (2x)

I am yours
I am really yours God
You have remembered me
I am yours

WRITERS: Tate McCallum-Law, Lawrence Camfield, Dave White, Asher Seevinck, Aaron Strumpel


Shovel Song #7: Among The Gods

PSALM 86: Worship Team, Ellensburg, WA – 8.10.11

*This one and Shovel Song #6 both came from the same session, using the same chorus. It was cool to see the team write different verses to frame the chorus in different ways!

capo v: C-G-Am-F
LYRICS: ch. Among the gods theres none like you
Deep compassion thru and thru
There’s none like you

v.1 You stand by me on the riverside
Skipping stones, singing poems when I cry
You comfort me, you comfort me

v.2 You sing to me by and by
Making melodies sweet friend of mine
You comfort me, you comfort me

v.3 You’ll walk with me through my last days
Fulfilling dreams, renewing strength
You comfort me, you comfort me

WRITERS: Justin Rogers, Micah Hammond, Nate Weller, James and Robin Acree, Mal Stewman, John Reeves, Sky Street, Aaron Strumpel


Shovel Song #6: Be Merciful

PSALM 86: Worship Team, Ellensburg, WA – 8.10.2011

*This one and Shove Song #7 both came from the same session, using the same chorus.  It was cool to see the team write different verses to frame the chorus in different ways!

capo v: Dm-F-C-G
LYRICS: Forgiving and good, abounding in love
You stay by my side
Slow to wrath, rich in love
You stay by my side

capo v: C-G-Am-F
Be merciful to me o Lord
For I cry out to you
All day long (2x)

capo v: C-G-Am-F
Among the gods theres none like you
Deep compassion thru and thru
There’s none like you

WRITERS: Justin Rogers, Micah Hammond, Nate Weller, James and Robin Acree, Mal Stewman, John Reeves, Sky Street, Aaron Strumpel


Shovel Song #5: Where Is Your God

PSALM 42: Youth Retreat, Seattle, WA – 8.6.2011

*High School Students are BRILLIANT.  Can I say that?  I doubted what would come of this session and what came has stayed as one of my favorites I’ve done!

Capo VI C-G-G/F, Am-C-G

LYRICS: My soul it thirsts

Like a deer pants for water
My heart is broke
I Remember how it used to be

Where is your God? (3x)
Hmmmmm…

Deep calls to deep
In the roar of your waterfalls
All of your waves and breakers
Have swept over me

Where is your God? (3x)
Hmmmmm…

My bones they hurt
My foes they taunt me
Why am I downcast
I am so lost

Where is your God? (3x)
Hmmmmm…

I will yet hope in him
I will yet praise him
He is here
Never left
He is here

Here is my God (3x)
Hmmm…

WRITERS: Creighton Wright, Jacob Houser, Kerry Lee, Anna Hanson, Jason Resha, Charli Houser, Chelsea Cooper, Aaron Strumpel