Monday, October 22, 2012

songs by TL : Diving Deeper

Let me share one of the songs I composed this year. This is not featured in my new album but thought it is too good not to share it.

Few months ago, when I was studying at Tung Ling seminary Malaysia, I composed this song which actually meant for my graduation class.

Every year, the students supposed to come out with a magazine to chronicle of our journey here at Tung Ling and their theme this year is "diving deeper". So yea, making a magazine is never easy, you need funds and funds don't just drop from sky, don't they....

The committee keep pushing us in the class to raise funds. Me being passive, sitting in class, just hearing them pushing us to get funds and then suddenly God spoke to me to compose a song out from that theme.

I immediately try to get ideas down into my notes in the middle of a class. Yes, you can say I composed a tune in the middle of a lecutre. Naughty student eh...

A classmate came to me and asked can I contribute a song to the magazine since she realized some of our seniors did it before. I said I think about it.... because at that time, I have just the chorus written down... have the tune and melody but no verse lyrics or bridge yet. Like any songwriters, sometimes we take our own sweet time to write a song....

A week later, she chased me down and asked if I am serious about it... this provoke me to start serious on the song.. hahahaha... wrote part of lyrics again during lecture and finalize everything else at home. So yes, few days later I told her I have one song.

I was naive to think that song is just for fun until I was asked to present it for everyone to hear. When everyone heard it, it hit them and they loved it. From then onwards, we keep singing it and practice it for presentation until... man... it stuck in our brain like a tattoo...

We presented this song during our graduation... and now let me present you this song for you to listen...

I want to know You

I wanna be rooted in Your word
I want to grow with Your love 
I have decided to follow in Your ways O God
Your word's a light to my path

Diving deeper into Your love, into Your presence, into Your courts
Into Your love and into Your grace

I've found my reason
my hope, my joy and everything
You are the song I will sing
I've found my purpose
I'll walk by faith, not by sight
I'll give my heart to You God

I'm diving deeper, I'm diving deep into Your love
I'm diving deeper with You

I wrote this song in a upbeat tempo to capture our passion and energy in serving Him.

The story of Luke 5 in the Bible is the spiritual application of this song. This is where Jesus called His first few disciples into His ministry... calling them to be fishers of men and challenge them to come out of their comfort zone to go deeper in their relationship with Him.

It takes a lot of patience, commitment and courage to be fishermen, what more to be fishers of men. With that, Jesus just blew their minds off with a miracle -- they got the biggest catch anyone could imagine when they listened to him.

So there, the story of DIVING DEEPER -- that we want to step out to the unknown and doing great things for Him.

I really thank God for His leading in composing this song. I am amazed how He got me into composing this song and used it for everyone to be inspired in their walk for God.

Hope no matter who you are, this song can inspire you and your group to go deeper into His word.

Much love.

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