Monday, January 12, 2009

Little Composers

In the last several months, Callie and Caleb have written a few songs. Really, they write songs all the time, but these are the ones they actually wrote down on paper. They have such sincerity and truth in them. Of course, actually hearing them sing their songs is much, much better, but this will do for now.


"At Sea"
By Callie Partridge (7)--Written while sitting on a balcony overlooking the Gulf in Destin, FL

When I'm alone near the sea,
I'm just thinkin' beautifully--
Thinkin' 'bout how God created everything
That I see today.

Everything's beautiful;
It's all God's creation,
Everything.

Holy! Holy is the highest.
Holy! Holy is the Lord.

All I can image
Is how God created
Everything.

Everything's beautiful;
It's all God's creation,
Everything.

Holy! Holy is the highest.
Holy! Holy is the Lord.

So when I'm alone by the sea,
I'm just thinkin' beautifully!

'Cause everything's beautiful;
It's all God's creation,
Everything.


"I Confess, Lord"
By Callie Partridge (7)

Jesus, I put my heart to Yours,
Until I know what I've done;
There will be only one that I know,
Sinless.

Dance in the light,
Now dance in the night,
'Cause I want to see You, yeah.
I won't know till the moment
When I see Your face at last, yeah!

I will have to confess my crime.
I confess, Lord!
I confess, Lord!
I confess, I confess, I confess, Lord!
Yeah!

Give praise to the Lord--
The only, almighty Lord!
Yeah, 'cause I'm dying,
And I want to see you.

I'm wishing that You'll go, oh!
So I can think about my life, yeah!
So I can think.
I need to think--
What have I done?
There are many things I've done,
When how many did God do?
Not even one!

I confess, Lord!
I confess, Lord!
I confess, I confess, I confess, Lord!
Yeah!
I confess, Lord,
I confess . . . Lord.
I confess.


"Goodness Can Be Found"
By Caleb Partridge (5)

Holy Lord--
God, O God,
I am dying, too.
And I do not believe in strangers.
I just love you;
God, O God,
I would not worship other people.


3 comments:

jcbullock said...

I would love to hear these being sung by them!

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

"At Sea" has been sung the most. In fact, any of the five of us could sing it from memory. It's really beautiful.

Angela said...

Your kids are pretty amazing.