The Song Begins

About two years ago I scratched some words together into lyrics on the notepad of my phone. They didn’t amount to much, and they were kind of scattered. I sent them to my brother Jason. I told him that I really liked what I was able to come up with, but that I couldn’t figure out how to finish them. I didn’t give it much thought after I sent the email; and really, I had forgotten about them until he texted me one day and said he had found a spot for them in a song he’d been working on. My contribution to the song he would title “The Song Begins,” is as follows:


The song begins

A shout that rends

It calls the sun to arise

We know You’re here

You’ve seen each tear

Your glory’s filling up the skies

And we cannot help but sing

For the glory of the King


Tonight, as I sat in on a practice that Jason was putting on for the upcoming recording, a familiar tune had made the list. I was thrilled and humbled a few weeks ago when he told me it had made the cut, but the reality of it hit me a little more last night as it was being practiced. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing this post out of pride for my writing skills; it’s more a sense of pride that I was able to provide something to bring an offering of worship to our God.


I have always been proud of Jason and level of hard work and commitment that he has given to music. He doesn’t play and sing for recognition of any kind, he simply wants to use his gift to see people enter into and be changed by the very presence of God. I for one never put the time in to learn an instrument or train my voice to sing, but I have been writing lyrics since I was in high school. I have turned some of those lyrics to those who are musically gifted and heard the results of having music to lyrics I’ve written. It’s always weird in a good way when you hear someone singing something that poured from your heart. It’s even weirder to know that it is about to be recorded for anyone to hear.


I didn’t really expect to write this post, but it was just a thought that I had sitting in on practice tonight. Thursday will start the official recording process, and I have the privilege of being there in the middle of it. I’m excited to hear all of Brighter Shining Still, and will be humbled when the song begins.


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2 Responses to “The Song Begins”

  1. Glad to have you be a part in such a big way! I think it’s going to turn out great. Thanks–love you.
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