"The thing about a post-biblical word like "magnetism" is that it almost demands that the music be current, and the Hank Williams (original) feel here just makes me want to stop this one after the first line. I don't care how…"
"Well, okay... on first listen, I am gonna have to say that, yeah, your songs have an "old timey country" feel to them that may have passed its use-by date. And that's coming from a 63-year old WL who leads a worship band that…"
"Linda: Hi! I have heard hundreds of praise and worship songs. I must say you have the juice! Your voice is first class and this song is wonderful. Needs just a touch of tuning up the lyrics, but it is 90% done...…"
Greetings! Great Comfort Records has released my new cd, "Who Was And Is And Is To Come." Sales have been nothing to write home about :) However, I believe that "I Have Everything I Want Or Need In You" is a keeper and may get some circulation in the church, even if it is after I have moved on :) Find it here for your kind consideration. Thanks, Lenny Smith, husband of the lovely Marian, father of the band, Danielson. and son of God (I guess I should have said that part first:).See More
"It might be good to interject that changing the lyrics or melody to any song is illegal, even for church use. I suggest if someone does not like parts of a song, they can write a whole new song that you do like. People have tried to…"
"Stephen: I am delighted to find your thoughts here. I believe we really do need a radical revolution in worship, not just a fix. We have put God on the throne, sitting and watching us do our worship thing...our singing, our dancing, our praying, our…"
I have been leading worship with my songs ("Our God Reigns") and voice since 1965. I love the wondrous things God is doing on the earth! I AM so impressed with His faithfulness and kindness and awesome power, and I really like telling Him, over and over again, what a great job He is doing on the earth. As a member of the audience, I love it when we rise spontaneously and applaud the Actor on the stage of the earth.
Danielson, I Was A King, Wovenhand, Sufjan Stevens, Ortolan, Dan Zimmerman, Bob Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, U2, The Beatles, The Welcome Wagon, The Moody Blues, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel. Ted Sandquist.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
"The earth is the Lord's and everything that is in it."
"In Him we live, and move, and have our being."
"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him."
"Nothing can separate us from the love of God."