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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 03:24 am
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Father oh Father
I pray to thee
A lifetime sinner
Here I am, it's me
It's been darkness
A constant haze
And no morning dawn
To burn it away

With no hope in sight
And full of rage
I saw your light
I called your name

(Chorus)

Father oh Father
I'm saved by your grace
I'm on the path to salvation
By the sacrifice you made
Now I get chills
When I bow and pray
Because the holy spirit
Shows me the way

(Chorus)

Bridge:
What would've I done
If I didn't see the light
That pulled me from the darkness
Of endless nights

------Chorus---------
I saw the light
The Beacon of salvation
Oh so bright
With this affiliation
Just ask Jesus to be saved
And he'll wash your sins away
So you can rise and shine
On judgement day

Beacon on Salvation © 8/15/12 John P. Sturgill

Last edited on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 03:20 am by John_Sturgill



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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 04:40 am
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You have it captured perfectly

Not the same feelings for each of us but I can tell you have nailed it for your experience. May God bless these words and your effort to communicate how he works.

Mine is down the list of threads. Rewrote it to match kkristop’s WHY ME LORD Abut my first version was closer to the style you use here



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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 05:05 am
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Thank you so much. I have the music I'm just waiting for my camcorder with stereo Mic. Yes, it was a personal experience cool that you picked that up.

I'll check yours out now.

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Pardon me,
I thought it said all forms of gospel lyrics.



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Hi John,

This is really good. The message is clear and it reads so easily. I enjoyed this a lot. Nice write!



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It's a little on the rock side of Christian music .



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It's a little on the rock side of Christian music .



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John_Sturgill wrote:
It's a little on the rock side of Christian music .

Yes, rock is a great fit. Nice



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I enjoy playing it. I'm backed up with songs to post in the database forums so it will be around Tues when I post a link to this.



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I Saw the Light

Father oh Father,
I pray to thee
A lifetime sinner,
....it's me
It's been nothing but darkness
And a constant haze
Never a morning
to take them away

With no hope in sight,
I was almost through
Then I saw the light
and I cried out to you

(Chorus)

Father oh Father,
I'm on my knees
praying for redemption
Thankful Jesus died for me

I'm getting chills
As I kneel and pray
I feel the Holy Spirit
Showing me the way

Now it's so clear,
what I couldn't see
When brought into the light
Forever set me free..


(Chorus)

Bridge:
Once blinded by darkness
Until I saw the light
That led me from the shadows
Of those endless nights

------Chorus---------
I saw the light
The Beacon of salvation
It was so bright
I had this affirmation
Just ask Jesus to be saved
And he'll wash your sins away
So you can rise and shine
On Judgement Day




I saw the Light © 8/15/12 John P. Sturgill

Last edited on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 05:30 pm by John_Sturgill



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John, this is very good. I can hear it. I prefer v1 to be like the original post, but that’s me. I could see a slight change to lines 5-8 in v1 to combine some of the ideas. Overall really good!



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Thank you. It's over in databases under the new title "I saw the light" if you want to hear it.

I like the original V1 also but I didn't want any one to think I was calling out with rage. I got too hung up with morning and dawn together.

You have a keen eye. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

I'd like your first name if possible...



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Thank you. It's over in databases under the new title "I saw the light" if you want to hear it.

I like the original V1 also but I didn't want any one to think I was calling out with rage. I got too hung up with morning and dawn together.

You have a keen eye. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

I'd like your first name if possible...



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It’s Mike, John.



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