Friday, November 11, 2011

7in7: Day 1 "I'll Walk With You"

7in7 is back again. For those of you who don't know...it a challenge to songwriters to write 7 songs in 7 days. The last time I did this it didn't go so well. I put way to much pressure on myself and I was pretty much a mess the entire time. If you wanna revisit this...here is a link to my blog posts.
This year I've decided to let go of all pressure, let go of all expectations and pray like crazy. My people are praying for me and I am believing that God is going to do some amazing things during this time through all the 350 people who are participating in this thing!
I welcome you if you are here for the first time! I love that 7in7 brings together community.

So day 1 was yesterday. I had a FULL day and wasn't sure how this was going to work, but God came through. I was even thinking about how this song came together last night and I honestly don't remember a ton. I just know that I was completely exhausted and the Spirit was heavy.
I'm thankful for this song. It is completely from Him. I have a lot of friends who are going through some really hard stuff right now. I've walked through really hard stuff. It sucks. But I'm thankful that God promises us that He will never leave us, that He will fight for us, He gives hope, He gives rest. This song is about that...
I'll probably add a small bridge at some point and maybe a better way to end it.
Let me know what you think!
 
I'll Walk With You

I can see that you are broken
Your eyes say it all
Shut down and distracted
You stare at the wall
I will give you hope

I'll walk with you
I'll help you fight
Lean in, let Me hold you
My burden is light
You are Mine, you are Mine

I know you, your mind is restless
Come to Me, My child
Laid bare & wounded
Your thoughts are runnin wild
I will give you rest

I'll walk with you
I'll help you fight
Lean in, let Me hold you
My burden is light
You are Mine, you are Mine

8 comments:

  1. emily, it's beautiful!!! thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Good stuff Em! Maybe the bridge could play off the sweet chorus but take it to minor or something. Like:
    We'll walk together
    I'll fight for you
    I'm holding you closely
    I'll carry you
    Cuz you're My child, you're My child.

    I dunno, just thinking aloud. I really like this... has a Jars of Clay feel to it.

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  3. fantastic Emily. really encouraging. thank you

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  4. Kristen EisenhammerNovember 11, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Love it Em! Thanks Hols for sharing it with me. I love this challenge. It's been fun hearing your's and Ivey's songs. God has really blessed you both with a lot of talent and an awesome heart for serving the Lord through worship. Miss you!

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  5. woooooooooooooohoooooooooo! Keep em comin!~)

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  6. Hey em, that last wooohoo comment was from me, Sarah Sutton....not anonymous but I was not sure how to do a profile. Anyway, so grateful to hear you!

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