Come Lord Jesus, Official Music Video!

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Catherine and I are so excited to share with you our music video of our song Come Lord Jesus!

This song is available here: https://reflect.bandcamp.com/album/reflect-love-2

Story Behind Come Lord Jesus:

The inspiration behind Come Lord Jesus came as I was reading a book by C.S. Lewis called the “Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” to my five-year old daughter. C.S. Lewis wrote this book as an allegory for the Gospel. There is a white witch who had kept Narnia under her spell for a hundred long years. It was always winter and never Christmas. Everyone suffered under her rule and everyone who opposed her was turned to stone.

Then Aslan returns to Narnia. Aslan is the Creator of Narnia and the Christ figure in this book. As soon as he sets foot in Narnia, the white witch loses her power. Everything thaws and Spring comes in a single day! The birds are singing, trees and flowers are blooming… It is beautiful!

As I read that to my daughter, a thrill came to my heart. I thought about the day when Jesus will come back to this world he created. The devil will lose his power and my prayer is that all our hearts, which the devil has kept frozen, untrusting, and suspicious of the true nature of Jesus, will thaw at his return!

This is also what happens to anyone who comes to the Lord. An eternal Spring comes into their heart. All your life previous to knowing Christ was the longest, hardest, most brutal winter you’ll ever know and then you meet Jesus! Spring has come at long last!

The first century church had an Aramaic word they used to greet each other:

Maranatha

This word means, “Our Lord is coming” or “Come Oh Lord”.

Jesus is returning soon! It is closer now than it ever has been!

Lyrics:

Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Spirit

The trees are reaching for Yeshua,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
The birds are singing Hallelujah,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now Holy Spirit
Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Spirit

Spring rain is falling down,
Spring rain is washing out,

All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the pain all the stains you are cleansing out
All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the shame all the stains you are cleansing out…

(Instrumental)

Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus
Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

A few extra details about this song:

This Official music video was released at exactly 11:15 AM CST on the Spring Equinox 2018 on Tuesday, March 20th.

I wrote the music for the song after a concert one day at a nursing home. It was first recorded on a smart phone on the first day of Spring as I played it for Daniel Betters, a man of God who was on his way to be with Jesus. He passed on into the next life that day and I later played this very song at his funeral. They had named the memorial service a “celebration of life”. And it most certainly was! I was delighted to hear all the amazing stories of this man of his faith and love for Jesus. I was so excited and glad to have been there to hear of his walk to remember!

Jesus would tell each one of us, “Love the person you are with in the moment. This is how we will change the world.” (I put that in quotes because this is exactly what Jesus told Howard Storm when Howard met with Jesus and the angels in a Near Death experience. I interviewed Howard Storm on my radio show, Sozo Talk Radio. You can listen to that here.)

Be blessed and be filled with God’s Holy Spirit so you can be the love this world so desperately needs!

Daniel and Catherine Lovett

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Your Eyes Open Wide, by Daniel Lovett

Your Eyes Open Wide

There have been times, I’ve wondered what you see in me
Stuck in my mind, the ruts of failure running deep
I try to think, of ways I can appease my guilt
You never blink, as you undo the beast I’ve built

CHORUS:
(Cuz) You see and you know
All our brokenness inside
And you dare to love
With Your eyes open wide

I drift away, the current sweeping me downstream
I feel the fade, this hopeless feeling crashing in
The enemy, has filled my heart with dread inside
How can this be? You’re eyes betray a Father’s pride

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:

I’m undone when I think of how
You know the depths of me
And that you love me more than I could dream

Outro:

In what you’re goin through,
I wont give up on you
(I see you oh my love)

Your Eyes Open Wide

Purchase this song HERE!

STORY BEHIND THE SONG

Years ago Catherine and I had the idea for a song about how God is committed to a relationship with us even though he fully knows exactly what he is getting into. He knows it will get messy and be difficult and often slow going when it comes to us yielding to righteousness. And yet, He’s all in.

We had the chorus and bridge that just sat on the back burner for a few years simmering till it was nice and tasty (nothing like a slow cooked song), but we never could settle on the verses. We tried a few times and nothing ever seemed to fit.

Then one day, not too long ago, I was taking the kids to swimming lessons. I would have some time to kill while waiting for them but had no book. So I grabbed some paper and a pen and in a half hour I had written the verses.

Song in process

Emma came up to me on the benches at the side of the pool and asked what I was doing.

“I just wrote a song! You wanna hear it?”

I didn’t know there was a melody yet. I hadn’t really worked that out but I sang it perfectly the first time and it stuck. Wow! Within an hour I was at a nursing home concert and sang it acapela. I hadn’t worked out the guitar yet.

Well, the recording came together so perfectly and you want to know the crazy part? I did not feel like recording. I hardly ever do. But you just do it regardless of how you feel. It opens up the flow and you get the ball rollin down the hill. Momentum. Movement. Purpose. Happiness. =)

I decided to collaborate with my cousin Esther Eyre. She plays the piano and recorder on this one. Click HERE to listen to more of her music!

Esther Eyre Music

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Come Lord Jesus, a New Worship Song

Here is a preview of our song, Come Lord Jesus which will appear on our new album (currently in production):

The inspiration behind Come Lord Jesus came as I was reading a book by C.S. Lewis called the “Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” to my five year old daughter. C.S. Lewis wrote this book as an allegory for the Gospel. There is a white witch who had kept Narnia under her spell for a hundred long years. It was always winter and never Christmas. Everyone suffered under her rule and everyone who opposed her was turned to stone.

Come Lord JesusThen Aslan, the Creator of Narnia and the Christ figure, returns to Narnia. The white witch loses her power. Everything thaws and Spring comes in a single day. The birds are singing, trees and flowers are blooming. It is beautiful!

As I read that, a thrill came to my heart. I thought about the day when Jesus will come back to this world he created. The devil will lose his power and my prayer is that our hearts, which the devil has kept frozen, untrusting, and suspicious of the true nature of Jesus, will thaw at his return!

This is also what happens to anyone who comes to the Lord. Spring comes into their heart. All your life previous to knowing Christ was the longest, hardest, most brutal winter you’ll ever know and then you meet Jesus. Spring has come at long last!

The first century church had an Aramaic word they used to greet each other: “Maranatha”, which means, “Our Lord is coming” or “Come Oh Lord”.

Jesus (aka Yeshua) is returning soon!

Lyrics:

Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Sprit

The trees are reaching for Yeshua,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
The birds are singing Hallelujah,
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now Holy Sprit
Fill our hearts with love and beauty
Fill our lives now, Holy Sprit

Spring rain is falling down,
Spring rain is washing out,
Spring rain is falling down,
Spring rain is washing out,

All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the pain all the stains you are cleansing out
All the filth, all the things we could do without
All the shame all the stains you are cleansing out…

(Instrumental)

Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus
Come Lord Jesus, Come Lord Jesus

The winters passing on and spring has
Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Our hearts are thawing ever drawing
Near to you Lord Jesus

Come, come, come Lord Jesus
Come, come, come Lord Jesus

Daniel Betters
Daniel Betters, man of God
A few extra details about this song: I wrote the music for the song after a concert one day at a nursing home. It was first recorded on a smart phone the first day of Spring as I played it for Daniel Bettters, a man of God who was on his way to be with Jesus. He passed on into the next life that day and I later played this very song at his funeral. They had called the memorial service a “celebration of life”. And it most certainly was! I was delighted to hear all the amazing stories of this man of profound faith and love for Jesus. I was so excited and glad to have been there to hear of his walk to remember!

Another detail about the song is that is recorded in the Solfeggio key relating to the frequency 528 Hz – the “love frequency”.

Live version played on the very piano I wrote it:

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