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 Posted: Tue Aug 18th, 2020 02:17 pm
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https://soundcloud.com/mac-wilkey/do-you-want-to-walk-beside-him

Copyright © Mac Wilkey 2020

Above link is audio for chorus only. I’m going themusic transcription route rto get my own music.

Below is revised lyrics. May need some tweaking but getting closer

SAME Chorus
Do you want to walk beside Him
Or do you want to walk alone
Do you want to face the devils crowd
With the weapons that you own

Think about the love and power
Emanating from His throne
Do you want to walk beside Him
Or do you want to walk alone

NEW Verse 1
Do you think that Gods through talking
When you lay your Bible down
What’s He doing while you’re walking
Doesn’t need to make a sound

He can help you make your choices
Teach you how to walk His way
Don’t imagine God can’t help you
Maybe even make your day

Repeat Chorus

NEW Verse 2
Do you think when you ignore him
He ignores the path you choose
That He sets a trap to snare you
Really that’s the Devil’s ruse

Though He wants for you to choose Him
He’ll be there until the end
When you think that God’s stopped caring
You become the Devil’s friend

Repeat chorus

NEW VERSE 3
So when you choose to walk beside Him
He Is waiting for your call
You know at once He’s there beside you
He never had to move at all

So take the time to get much closer
Walk beside the God you choose
Have that little talk with Jesus
And try to walk in Jesus shoes

Repeat Chorus

The OLD Full lyrics are below:

OLD Chorus
Do you want to walk beside me
Or do you want to walk alone
Do you want to face the devils crowd
With the weapons that you own

Think about the love and power
Emanating from His throne
Do you want to walk beside Him
Or do you want to walk alone

OLD Verse 1
Every morning when I wake up
I know He’s looking down
If I don’t take the time to pray
He speaks without a sound

It’s time for you to make a choice
How you want to spend your day
Do you think that I can help you out
Or just get in your way

Repeat Chorus

OLD Verse 2
Of course sometimes I just ignore
The greatest power around
I try to slip out through the door
And barely make a sound

But I do not get far away
‘Fore I second guess my start
And I just say Jesus wait on me
‘Cause he’s speaking to my heart

Repeat chorus

OLD VERSE 3
But most times I say cmon Lord
Before I reach the door
And sometimes even earlier
As my toes touch the floor

And when my children reach for me
With little arms out wide
I pledge to show their little feet
Whose feet to walk beside

Repeat Chorus

Last edited on Wed Aug 19th, 2020 12:43 pm by MASempine



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 Posted: Tue Aug 18th, 2020 10:20 pm
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Hi MAS, You have some beautiful ideas here. I really like the chorus, but I think there are point of view issues to address.

Also, in V1
"Every morning when I wake up
I know He’s looking down
If I don’t take the time to pray
He speaks without a sound"

>>- God always speaks with out a sound. Maybe: He listens to the prayers I say, and speaks without a sound?

It’s time for you to make a choice
How you want to spend your day
Do you think that I can help you out
Or just get in your way

I am confused by this part. It switched to talking to someone else. I would write something here about the speaker.

I think these part fit together better:

Of course sometimes I just ignore
The greatest power around
I try to slip out through the door
And barely make a sound

But most times I say cmon Lord
Before I reach the door
And sometimes even earlier
As my toes touch the floor

I think you have a good start here. I would work on keeping everything in the same point of view.



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Oh he can speak out kid. I’ve never heard him but others I trust have. Rare though. Good point

Here’s how I want the POV to work for the chorus. God 4 lines. Me 4 lines. My audio said “beside him” both times. I sang it wrong for the audio

I have done some research. “Just a Closer Walk with You” and some other great gospel songs use the same melody for the chorus and the verse. I am going to rewrite verses to match verse melody. I love it that much

As for the part you thought someone else was being talked to—that was God using a familiar voice. Since he isn’t talking out loud we hear him the way we talk I’m thinking I choose to hear God talking like a real close friend

Thanks for the insight

I try to give God a lot of credit for seeing how foolish we can be but letting us feel independent. That’s what the help you out—get in the way was all about. Gods being facetious but I see him smiling

I like to tell stories. May have too much plot

Thanks again



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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2020 12:46 pm
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I reworked verses. Should now be from my POV Verses will have same melody as chorus
Thanks again to Andrea for thoughtful insights. Any flaws are my doing. Not hers



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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2020 08:33 pm
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Hi MAS, This reads very nicely. It has a great flow and the message comes shining through. I can't find anything that needs changing.

Even though I like this line -"He’ll be there until the end", the previous line- "Though He wants for you to choose Him" makes me think of free will.

Though He wants for you to choose Him
Free will is yours to tend
When you think that God’s stopped caring
You become the Devil’s friend

I am not sure I like this better, but I'll throw it out as an idea to think about :)



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 Posted: Wed Aug 19th, 2020 09:27 pm
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Thanks Andrea

I do like these verses better and like your idea

I’ve been bush hogging. Means two hours of sitting and thinking. Dangerous for a man with imagination

I need to Hold ‘em for a while



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