Christmas Traditions CD

This is a link to all of the songs from a Christmas CD  that was recorded several years ago, as well as a slideshow for the title song. They are all original Christmas songs.  The CD is called Traditions. Click HERE, to listen.

Unto My King


©Deborah Bolack 2004
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The God of all comfort, the Father of glory,
our God is faithful and true.
He is the only King of kings.
To him all glory is due.
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Now unto the king, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory, and power,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,
Forever and ever, Amen.

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The God of all hope, the Father of mercies,
the everlasting and wise.
He is the blessed Lord of lords.
All nature testifies.
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Now unto the king, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory, and power,
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord,
Forever and ever, Amen.

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Unto my King, eternal, immortal,
be honour, and glory and praise.
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2 Corinthians 1:3,18 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Ephesians 1:17a That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
Romans 15:13a Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

New Every Day


(©2010 Deborah Bolack)

Oh.. gracious is our Lord...., and blessed be his name.
Holy in all his works...., and righteous in all his ways.
Great is our.. Lord, and greatly to be praised.
His compassions never fail. They're new every day.

New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
New mercies every morning,
fall like dew by God's grace.
New every day.
                               (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his.... mercies are new every day.


God upholds me when I fall..... lifts me up when I'm bowed down,
opens up his.. hand.....there satisfaction is found.
Faithful is our Lord..... extending his great grace.
His compassions never fail, they're new every day.

New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
New mercies every morning,
fall like dew by God's grace.
New every day.
                             (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his mercies are new every day.


New every day.
                              (new every day)
New every day.
God's compassions, his mercies are new every day.
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Lamentaions 3:22, 23 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Psalm 145:14The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Psalm 145:16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Psalm 145:17The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.


I was reading in Psalm 145 one day, and so many verses jumped out at me that I had to write them into a song. At first, I thought verse 1 was the chorus, but it just wasn't coming together, then two other verses in Lamentations came to me and I knew I had the chorus. I fiddled around with a couple of different sounds for the melody, and then set it aside. A few days later, I sat down at the piano and started plunking out a new melody, and I knew right away it was the one for this song.



He's My All In All

©Deborah Bolack 2009
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Just like the woman at the well,
I couldn't see my real need,
'till one day I met the Master,
and he knew my every deed.
When he offered me a drink
from an everlasting flow,
oh, I drank His living waters,
and he quenched my thirsting soul.


Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.


Just like the woman in the crowd,
I'd sought help time and again,
'till I finally looked to Jesus,
knowing he could take my pain,
for I'd seen him heal the lame;
make a blind man to see.
When I touched the hem of his garment,
such sweet healing flowed through me.

Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.

Just like the woman who knelt down,
and with her tears washed Christ's feet,
I will never cease to thank him
for the grace He's shown to me.
Since I reached out for that hem,
Jesus garment covers me,
and that spring of living water
satisfies my every need.

Now He's my Saviour, He's my healer,
by His touch I've been made whole.
He's my Shepherd, He's my Master ,
and He's there each time I call.
He leads me by still waters;
He restoreth my soul.
His rod and staff are my comfort,
and He's my all in all.

My all in all.
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Now and then, I ask people to fill out a questionaire, and I take the information they give me and write a song. This song was based on answers given by a fellow blogger, Mary. I took what she gave me, and then added my own thoughts.

Here are Mary's answers:

My favorite is the 23rd Psalm. The Lord is my Shepherd. It is one that I memorized as a young child.


My favorite story is the birth of Jesus. 2nd: Women at the Well.

"Touch the hem of His garment." I have reached out for the hem of His garment hundreds of time during my life.

Grandma loved the Lord with all of her heart. She walked with Him every day of her life. I would love to see some of those memories incorporated into a song.

My theme song would be a slow song that tells of how Christ has always been near.

More Than I Could Dream


©2014 Deborah Bolack
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*note- Please ignore the strange violin glitch at the start,
and stray notes at the end.
The /....../ are meant to help with figuring out the lyrics.
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(4 bar intro)/....../......./....../...../

....A/biding in/ Christ, in the/ secret/ place,
....is/ my de/sire..../......./
....To live a/ life of/ faith,
as I'm/ transformed and/ changed to/ trust and o/bey.... /....../
....It's/ only through/ Christ, and his/ mercy and/ grace...../...../


Thank you,/ Lord, for/ giving me this/ life....
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ my heart's de/sires....
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ blessing/ me,...
more than I/ ever could/ dream..../....../


In/ this world of/ hurt, filled with/ broken/ lives,
 we're/ called to/ serve...../....../
....and to re/deem the/ time.
With God's/ word as our/ guide, we/ work side by/ side..../..../
....To/gether we/ learn to live/ our lives for/ Christ...../....../


Thank you,/ Lord, for/ giving me this/ life...
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ my heart's de/sires...
Thank you,/ Lord, for/ blessing/ me,...
more than I/ ever could/ dream..../...../

....This/ life you have/ given, I/ offer to/ you.
I/ pray I'm found/ faithful in/ all that I/ do..../...../

Thank....../ you,..../ thank....../ you,
for/ more than I/  ever could/ dream....../
More... than/ I.... could/ dream..................

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This song is based on information given to me, by my sister, Victoria. Here's what she had to say:

I would tell people it's not enough to lead people to Christ....you have to show them how to live for Christ, and the best way to do that is live your life in front of them. People need help living a Godly life....so we help them...We're invested in the lives of the people we lead...we're with them every day...pretty hard to hide your life when you're living it in front of them....

I woke up this morning at 4:13...my first thought was, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" which is Philippians 4:13. I like it because God has put me in a position in this ministry where I have had to trust him completely for everything....so many things that only through Christ could I have done any of it.

 Something I would sing to the Lord is, "THANK YOU! For giving me this life, transforming me, using me to help others and blessing me with the desires of my heart.

I don't know if this is a phrase or a theme, but I believe the key to life is obedience. There are things that I know are right to do...and I pray every day that I do them. It is my desire to live a life that is pleasing to God. That really is my life goal.

Favorite chapters...all of these tell us how we should live.
Romans 8 & 12 ( Ro 12:1,2)
Psalm 91 (Psalm 91:1)
Galatians 5 & 6
Colossians 3
Ephesians 5 (Eph 5:16)
Philippians 4 (Phil.4:13)



Enter In


© 2004 Deborah and Christie Bolack
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short intro
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God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believes in him
should have everlasting life.
Now there is no condemnation
to all who will trust Jesus Christ.
He shed his blood to save us,
and in him we now have new life.
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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise,
for he has poured us out a blessing.
He has saved us by his grace.
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Where two or three gather in his name,
our Lord's in the midst of them.
And we are called to worship and serve him,
'till Jesus calls us home.
He's given the words of life
to take all around the world.
Bring good news to all nations.
His commission we must fulfill.
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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise,
for he has poured us out a blessing.
He has saved us by his grace.
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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise,
for he has poured us out a blessing.
He has saved us by his grace.
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He has saved us by his grace.
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Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
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Many years ago, my daughter, Christie, and I wrote the music for the original version of this song together, sitting at the piano. It was one of my husband, Brian's favorites, and was meant to have a celtic or middle eastern sound, but blue grass was the closest I could find for a style in Band In A Box.
The song has gone through some changes over the years, including a rewrite of the lyrics in the verses, so I'm not even sure how close it is to the original!
There is a recorded version on one of my cds, but the style is a little different, and for some reason the playback feature doesn't work, so I thought I'd make an instrumental version too.


My Awesome King



©2014 Deborah Bolack
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(4 bar intro)
I see you on your throne, 
a brilliant radiance, shining from your hands......
Kneeling at your feet, I hardly can believe,
I'm in your presence, oh, Lord........


You reach down to me, with acceptance and love....
You make me alive, with the power of your touch........


Kneeling at your feet, ....
Lord, I can see your glory, your power, your majesty......


You opened my eyes to such wonderful things......
I give my whole heart, to you, my Lord and King..........

Kneeling at your feet, 
Lord, I can see your glory, your power, your majesty.........


I lift up my voice..... I lift up my hands.
I praise you, oh Lord, with all that I am.......
Blessing and honour, to you, I sing
forever, my awesome King.......
Forever, my awesome King........

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I wrote this song for my sister in law, Pauline, based on the following info that she sent me:


My favorite verses are all in Psalm 119. Its my favorite book of the Bible. I often pray the whole book and ask God 

to make this true of me.  

Psalm 119:2,3......18........111....165...

I also love the story of David dancing before bringing the Ark into Jerusalem. I just love that he put his heart and soul into it 

without a thought of anyone else. 

My theme would be about worship. And the sound would be the same.

I imagine hearing angels and seeing people lift up their hands and voices to our Awesome King.

My heart is to worship with everything that I am. I often cry during a worship song that really touches me.

And the word of God is so passionate to me as well.

I also had an amazing experience I will share. I was going through a very hard time and I was in my bed

crying so hard that I could hardly cry any more. I called out to God and this is what happened. 

I was sitting at His feet at the throne. And I looked up and saw His hand on the arm of the throne.

Rays of light were beaming from His hand. Then He reached down and touched the top of my head. 

I can't hardly describe the immense feeling I felt.

I felt like everything within me was alive. I felt love and acceptance to the

highest degree imaginable.

Then I was back in my room. I asked God if this really just happened and to give me a verse in His word.

Here is the verse He gave me.

Habakkuk 3:4" His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His 

power." I had an  NASB

So that's why my them would be about worship.He touched me and that's what my heart wants to do.

He always gives me confirmations of His love and touch for me. And all I want to do is just tell Him how much I love Him.




He Was Always There



©2004 Deborah Bolack
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~4 bar intro~
 
It seems so long ago, the day that I was saved,
As I retrace the steps I've made on my meand'ring way.
At times it seemed I stumbled through a darkened forest maze,
and only glimpsed the Sonlight, filtered through a misty haze.
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But, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Though often I would say, "Some things just don't seem right,"
I didn't heed the still small voice.I let men be my guide,
until my Saviour reached out,and he pulled me to his side.
He said, "Just follow closer, and you'll walk within my light."
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Yes, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Oh, now that I am through that dark and cloudy place,
I've stepped into the Sonlight of my Saviour's warm embrace.
My heart is overflowing with such thankfulness and praise.
I finally know the meaning of God's mercy and His grace.
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Yes, He was always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cared, and always walked with me.
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Yes, He is always there, waiting patiently.
Yes, Jesus always cares, and always walks with me.
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Psalm 89:13-16 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. Justice and judgement are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall be exalted.
Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
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Yes, He is always there, and even when we seem to have lost our way, all we had to do was take a step closer, and walk in the light of his word. Our God is faithful and full of mercy and grace!

In the Strength Of the Lord



©2012 Deborah Bolack
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~4 bar intro~
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I will go in the strength of the Lord God:
I will make mention of thy righteousness.
My lips shall rejoice when I sing unto thee,
and my soul which thou hast redeemed.
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In thee O Lord, do I put my trust.
Thou my hope, my fortress, my rock.
I will praise thy truth,
O my God.
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We will strengthen our hands for this good work.
The God of heaven will prosper us.
So gracious and kind, He will never forsake.
In his manifold mercies leads the way.
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In thee O Lord, do I put my trust.
Thou my hope, my fortress, my rock.
I will praise thy truth,
O my God.
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I will go in the strength of the Lord.
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As I searched for a verse for 2012, I somehow ended up in the book of Nehemiah. Reading through the first two chapters, I was struck by the thought that although Nehemiah's job as a cup bearer was perhaps an important one, he definitely was not in a position of leadership. I was encouraged by the fact that he was not a soldier, a preacher or even a teacher, and yet God used him to get a work started. So, what did Nehemiah have that took him to Jerusalem? He had a burden....a burden that caused him to weep before the Lord and to intercede for his people....to confess their transgressions that had caused them to become a reproach....and he had a desire to do something about it. He saw that there was a need, and God put it on his heart to go. He trusted God to prosper the work.

I continued to search for a verse that said, 'go' and found my verse for 2012 here:
 
 Psalm 71:16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
 
P.S.  This song was written almost a year ago, but my new computer wouldn't let me upload it. I now have the latest version of BIAB, which is compatible with my computer, so hopefully I'll get back to posting songs again soon!

Apollos Watered


©2011 Deborah Bolack
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When you have tried to share your faith,
 and folks just mock and turn away;
when you've responded to their plight,
 lent a hand and tried to guide;
still their hearts are cold and hard,
and they don't want to trust the Lord,
turn to God's word for our example;
Paul planted, Apollos watered.
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Apollos watered......for the Lord,
sprinkling grace on fallen man.
As labourers together,
we're fulfilling our Father's plan.
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When seeds of faith are cast abroad,
 they often fall on dry, parched ground,
and we don't seem to see results
 of our labour for the Lord.
But we're called to do our part,
in cultivating barren hearts.
We bring the water like Apollos,
and trust God to give the increase.
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Apollos watered......for the Lord,
sprinkling grace on fallen man.
As labourers together,
we're fulfilling our Father's plan.
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We gladly bear the water....to the thirsting souls of man.
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This is the theme song for our movie, Apollos Watered. Once we have a proper recording I'll repost it.

It's A Beautiful Day


©2012Deborah Bolack
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This day's too short to waste a minute.
Gotta get in the game and live life to the limit.
Won't get sidelined by circumstance;
I'm trusting God to work his plan.

'Cause it's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
He took away all my doubts, brushed aside all my clouds;
set my feet on higher ground.
Yes, it's a beautiful day.

Each day's a gift the Lord has given.
Gonna run in life's race and give my all 'till I finish.
When times get tough I'll stay on track,
following Christ, I won't turn back.

'Cause it's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
He took away all my doubts, brushed aside all my clouds;
set my feet on higher ground.
Yes, it's a beautiful day.

I'll take time to work, and take time to play;
share God's word and praise his name.
I finally see how things were meant to be.
Can't you see it's a beautiful day!

It's a beautiful day; I'm soaking up the Son's rays,
basking in God's grace and his love.
Yes, it's a beautiful day, beautiful day,
beautiful day.
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This song was written for the movie, Apollos Watered.

An Update

I thought I should make a post here just to let you know I'm still here! Unfortunately, I got a new computer and my music files aren't quite as accessible as they were on the old one, and I'm also unable to render new music with BIAB. So, please stay tuned, and watch for new songs to be posted....they will come eventually.

In the meantime, check out some of the older songs on the sidebar....and thanks for stopping by!

Jesus Knows

     ©Deborah Bolack 2004
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~intro~
God is the Great Physician, and he can make you whole.
He knows the wounds you bear; he longs to heal your soul.
Jesus will make your life new; just give your heart to him.
He'll wash the scars away; bring healing deep within.
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Jesus knows your every hurt; Jesus knows you've lost your way,
and there's no need in your life that he can't fill today.
He'll mend your broken heart, and never leave your side.
Reach out for the Saviour; you'll never be denied.
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~short interlude~
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Jesus, the gentle Shepherd, is there to guide your way.
He knows the path you take; he seeks the lost each day.
Jesus will carry you through; cast all your cares on him.
He'll hold you to his heart; deliver you from sin.
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Jesus knows your every hurt; Jesus knows you've lost your way,
and there's no need in your life that he can't fill today.
He'll mend your broken heart, and never leave your side.
Reach out for the Saviour; you'll never be denied.
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Jesus knows.
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No matter what our life experience has been, Jesus knows all about it. He knows how we’ve been hurt. He knows all the mistakes we’ve made in the past. He can take whatever we bring to him; all the pain, the filth, the brokenness, and give healing, cleansing and a new heart in exchange. He takes away the emptiness and fills us with his Spirit…..if only we ask him to.


Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.



Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath annointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.


John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.


Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.


Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.