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YOP 9: “Walls”

Episode 9 brings another song from RESOUNDworship’s 12 Song Challenge. Each month, Joel and Sam from The RESOUNDworship Songwriting Podcast give a challenge to write a praise and worship song with specific guidelines.

February’s song guidelines were:
1) Songs about and for the church community
2) Strict range limit: C up to Bb
3) Accessible melody and structure

The song’s simplicity proved to be the most difficult part of the challenge. Still, I was able to keep the melody and rhythm fairly straightforward and easy to learn/sing.

I also share a moving experience from this week and a request for you. Please take a moment and send me an email at hello@yearofpraise.com letting me know where you’re listening from and sharing a story of a song that holds a special place in your life. I’d like to share some people’s song stories in future episodes.

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LYRICS

“Walls”

Brick by brick
with mortar thick
we’ve built these walls –
protecting us from pain.
Day by day
we seem to stray
from Jesus’ call
to proclaim His name.

Let’s tear down these walls between us,
show them Jesus,
love that knows no end.
Don’t let these walls divide us.
Christ inside us,
let the outside in.

There’s no doubt
we must go out
through those doors –
no more standing still.
Not just prayers,
prove we care.
We can’t ignore..
That is how we will…

tear down these walls between us,
show them Jesus,
love that knows no end.
Don’t let these walls divide us.
Christ inside us,
let the outside in.

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LINKS

RESOUNDworship.org

The RESOUNDworship Songwriting Podcast

Episode 5 of The Year of Praise Podcast

BenSound.com (INTRO & OUTRO MUSIC)