Home of Grace (every song has a story)

[clickandtweet handle=”” hashtag=”” related=”” layout=”” position=””]Every song has a story, this one was written for a family member who gave her son up for adoption.[/clickandtweet]

One of the most important elements for me when I write a song is prayer, especially when the song is about something very sacred. Adoption is, I am sure you would agree.

If I am writing a song for a specific person, I try to put myself in their shoes. I may not know all the details to a story, but as I walk in that person’s footsteps in my mind, I formulate questions like, “How did they feel when they found out they were having a baby?” “How will a new baby change their life?” “Do they feel alone or afraid?” In this case I am writing for someone who has adopted their child out. For those who have been adopted into a family, the questions may vary.

Home of Grace

Verse One

No one’s sure what’s in store as we journey

How our choices shape the future and our hearts

And it could be you, and it could be me

Who learns to build a home of grace

Chorus

There’s no better love than to give away

No better love than to take

From one mother’s heart to another’s arms

Together we build a home of grace

Verse Two

If you could see up ahead around the corner

You might fail to find the courage to be brave

But He sees you, and He sees me

and wants to build a home of grace

Chorus

Bridge

It’s a mystery this gift of life

Oh the wonder of a sacrifice

Chorus

©Cindy Palin All Rights Reserved

Keeping the Faith

“Keeping the Faith” is a song I penned back in 2002. It is unique and special for three reasons. First, it came to me through prayer. Secondly, I knew it meant for a specific couple, who were serving overseas at the time. Thirdly, it has become a song of inspiration for my new book entitled: The Faith Keeper. I like to sum this song story up as a picture of the body of Christ, and what we can accomplish together….

Sheet music is available and posted.

Hope you enjoy the lyrics,

bookmarkWe’ll be the song, He is the voice

You are the hands, and we made a choice

to carry our cross where ever we go

Keeping the Faith until we get home

We’ll whisper prayers the spirit brings

You’ll lift the hearts of the suffering

Together we’ll love the lost and alone

Keeping the faith until we get home

Keeping the Faith, fighting the fight

We’ll run the race into the night

And long down the road when our hearts break

We’ll finally know the Keeper of Faith

©Cindy Palin July 16, 2002