New Song: Abide With Me
My sons Josh and Joel came up with some new music and Josh wrote a chorus to a beautiful old hymn called, "Abide with Me". I've been singing it for days. Please share it with as many as possible. The chord chart is available as well. Here's what my son Josh said about the process of finding the hymn and adding a new melody and chorus. Josh along with his wife Kristina designed the video and Josh played and sang on it.
JOSH: I didn't write this song, I didn't discover it either, this song started several years ago back when Joel and I were still bachelors living in our parents basement. We developed a love for old hymnals. digging through dirty old pages for lyrical gold. obviously Joel found something he liked in this song and recorded a very different arrangement of it than this, the song didn't have a chorus but the melody was so good. So a few months ago I stumbled upon the hymn again and remembered Joel's melody and thought I should write a chorus, so I did.
I love how people wrote songs back then. There's a depth to the way they wrote. 'What but thy grace can foil the tempters power?' I love it.
This song is a prayer, a plea for the God of heaven to be near us, to sustain us in trials, to abide with us. We hope it speaks to you as it has to us.