So Sunday I got the scores for my songwriting assignment – 28.5 out of 30 – not bad. It’s so nerve wracking, though. One reviewer on the review team said, “I don’t understand it” (there’s always somebody like that), but the others really liked it.

This week I have to write a melody for last week’s lyrics, sing it, record it, and upload it. Yikes! At least it’s just a verse and a chorus. Next week we have to write an entire new song.

Of course, now that my ears are tuned into songs and how they are constructed, I’m becoming more critical. That happened when I first started writing fiction, too. So when I heard this song listening to the Southern Gospel station on SiriusXM, I really got into the lyrics but thought the melody and/or accompaniment didn’t deliver the power of the song. I would change it. 🙂

I especially love these lyrics:

But the teacher´s often silent
While you’re in/ (During) the hardest test
But He´ll answer when It´s time with what is best

Sometimes God will answer – just like we prayed
Then other times what´s on His mind
Is a better plan, a another way, a greater yes.

So I have to ask myself, “Is music my greater yes?”

A Greater Yes

It starts with a desire, planted deep within your heart
You pray in faith, and wait for God to move
Time passes and you wonder
Did He hear me when I called?
Should I even have prayed that prayer at all

Chorus:
You never pray a prayer, your Father will not answer
He can´t ignore His child´s earnest request
While you´re waiting and believing
for what you thought was best
Trust God if He says no…. You´re still Blessed
There must be a greater yes

Verse 2:
There comes a time when child-like faith
Must graduate to trust
Trials come and you’re convinced you’re on your own
But the teacher´s often silent
While you’re in/ (During) the hardest test
But He´ll answer when It´s time with what is best

Bridge:
Sometimes God will answer – just like we prayed
Then other times what´s on His mind
Is a better plan, a another way, a greater yes.

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