The Poem Became a Song

Writing my blog has provided opportunities to meet the most interesting people!   One new friend who follows the blog lives in Australia.  She ordered my CD and apparently liked my style.

She wrote explaining she was a poet!  Would I be willing to put music to some of her poems? I suggested she send a few and I’d give it a try.

While reading the first poem I was compelled to pick up my guitar.  I started playing and then singing. The song was complete after singing it through only once!

It wasn’t just the speed at which it came together.  It was the cry of the heart that confirmed to me that this piece was pleasing to God.  The poem became a song that day.  I made an appointment with an arranger and we recorded it a few days later.

Give me a heart to love You, Lord                                                                                                      A heart that will always care
Care when I can’t feel Your presence, Lord
But knows You’re forever there

Give me a heart that can love You, Lord
A heart that without You can’t love
Love when the skies are in darkness, Lord
But knows the sweet blessings above

Give me a heart that is able, Lord
To love You unconditionally
Something I could never do, Lord
Unless Your Spirit’s made His home in me

Oh! Give me a heart to love You, Lord
As only Love’s love can love
Bind it with chords of tenderness, Lord
Lift it heavenward on wings of the Dove

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  • Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.  Psalm 96:1-2


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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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10 Responses to The Poem Became a Song

  1. Amy says:

    Wow! that was beautiful. Mesmerizing. God truly led you with that tune and your friend with the poem. Blessings, Amy

  2. Helene says:

    Wonderful words of LIFE – thank you. LOVE the poem and the music! Such a blessing!

  3. Lynette says:

    Beautiful song – both lyrics and melody, and beautifully sung

  4. Kathleen says:

    Thank you, Lynette! I appreciate your encouragement.

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